couple carriage rides

Nicole & Sean’s elegant Virginia resort wedding took place at Boar’s Head Inn last Saturday. If you remember from their engagement session with us, the two met when Sean’s family moved next door and they fell in love shortly after. It was wonderful to see the love and adoration this couple had for one another.

The Italian Wedding theme of their special day could be seen throughout, as many different vendors came together to pull off this elegant event! The Barb Wired team helped orchestrate everything, while MS Events created the Italian atmosphere. The taste of Italy began with a bridge at the entrance, which lead to an italian garden sitting area, and a wall of twinkle lights that provided a nice ambiance around the sweetheart table. We adored all the beautiful grey, white, and tiffany blue touches of their special day. The colors were seen in almost every aspect of their wedding and were displayed in the beautiful floral arrangements by Blue Ridge Floral Design.

We love that the couple took some time for themselves with a beautiful carriage ride around the property before joining guests back at the cocktail hour. One of our favorite moments was when Sean’s dad joined Nicole on the dance floor, while Nicole’s mother danced with Sean. It was nice to see how quickly the two families became one. We loved all the elaborate details from their wedding day and are so excited to share a few with you!

Nicole & Sean, we wish you all the best. Thank you so much for letting us be a part of your wedding day!


rings and dresses


parents seeing bride

gifts for guys

bow tie time

ceremony setup

seeing his bride
bride down the aisle

giving away his daughter

presenting the rings
husband and wife

portraits with the couple

reception Boar

view from dance floor

table arrangements

reception decor

first dance as husband and wife

bride dancing with parents

dancing with each others parents
reception fun

grand exit

Wedding Photographers: Aaron Watson Photography

Venue: Boar’s Head Inn

Wedding Coordinator: Barb Lundgren of Barb Wired Events

Officiant: Tim Reid

Florist: Blue Ridge Floral Design

Caterer: Boar’s Head Inn

Wedding Cake: Boar’s Head Inn

Child Care: The Local Nanny Network

Rentals and Lighting: MS Events

Hair/Makeup Artist: Melissa Schwartz of Georgetown Bridal

Bridal Gown: Elegance by Roya, designed by Justin Alexander

Bridesmaid Dresses: Katherine’s Bridal

Groomswear: Men’s Wearhouse

DJ: DJ Ricky

Invitations: Rock Paper Scissors

Carriage Ride: Harmon’s Carriages

Videographer: Citrus Ceremonies

family in the field

It’s the heart of wedding season, and we have found ourselves busy sharing all of the wonderful weddings we have photographed this summer. To switch it up today we thought it would be fun to highlight family portraits, and how a wedding can be the start of a couple’s family portraits.

We enjoy developing a bond with the couples we photograph, so when they are ready to start a family we love being able to document that as well. Emily and Jeff are a great example of this. We photographed their wedding a few years ago, and their maternity session a few weeks ago at the UVA gardens. We are so excited to meet their new baby next month! Another one of our past wedding couples, the Carter family, wanted to celebrate their sons first birthday at Pharsalia, the place where they said “I do”.

It’s amazing that we get to document such great moment’s in the lives of our couples. We get to see the change and progression in their lives as they grow from a couple into a family, and then their family expands eventually reaching multiple generations! Getting to capture these changing times during the summer months when the weather is perfect, is why summertime family portraits are a must for everyone!


new family

belly portrait

new family addition

We loved that the Turner family chose to do family portraits with their son to commemorate a special time in their life. We enjoyed that they chose to do their session on the Blue Ridge Parkway, as they are quite the outdoor adventurers!

landscape family portraits

family love portrait

The Roberts family chose to do their portrait session at their parents home at Wintergreen Resort. It was so special to get to photograph the three generations in a spot that meant so much to them

family portrait session
older generation
All Summertime Family Portraits photographed by Aaron Watson Photography