Class of 2015 Lifestyle Portrait Contest

unique senior portraits

Class of 2015 this is your year to shine! 

In celebration of our rising seniors we are launching the Class of 2015 Lifestyle Portrait Contest to give 5 lucky winners a FREE Senior Portrait session, and in addition a few lucky finalists could win:

Grand Prize: 16GB Apple ® iPad ® mini with Retina display OR a $350 Cash Prize

2nd Prize: $50 Ticketmaster ® Gift Card

3rd Prize: $25 Regal Entertainment Group ® Gift Card

To enter simply apply HERE  by March 30th, 2014 at 11:59pm EST and tell us your unique, creative, awesome idea for Senior Portraits. This contest is all about YOU and what you LOVE to do. We are looking for creativity, dynamic environments and exciting skills that we can photograph. For example, if you are a skateboarder or a theater student think of some way to incorporate those talents into your session! We are up for anything creative (within reason of course)!

After submitting your idea, we will review the entries and choose the top 5 ideas. These finalists will receive a complimentary Senior Portrait session from Aaron Watson Photography and a chance to make your idea a reality! The contest doesn’t end here! After the finalists are photographed we will take our favorite picture from each session and post it on our Facebook page. The Senior with the most “likes” on their picture after one week will have the chance to win an iPad® mini!

We can’t wait to hear your ideas and photograph them! Please contact the studio by phone 434.202.8031 or email with any questions. Terms and Conditions apply.

lifestyle senior portraits
senior portraits

All Senior Portraits by Aaron Watson Photography.


Ashlee and Marcus’s Charlottesville Wedding Pictures

portraits of bride and groom

Ashlee and Marcus’s Charlottesville wedding pictures are some of our favorites and we are so excited to share them with you! This happy couple celebrated their wedding day at Crossfields Estate in Keswick, VA with an intimate gathering of family. Every detail from the nautical theme (in honor of Marcus being in the U.S. Navy) to the lemon centerpieces and florals by Karen Walker of Hedge made this wedding  full of  gorgeous hints of spring! We also want to give a lot of credit to wedding planner, Beverly Wakefield of A Grand Affair Events, for helping pull everything together and make sure the day ran smoothly!

Aaron absolutely loved capturing the emotion as Ashlee’s mom and dad saw her for the first time, as well as Marcus’s victory dance after the wedding. It’s moments like these that make us love photographing weddings! With a lovely ceremony by Carolyn Barkley of Wedding Ceremonies of Charlottesville, catering by The Local, and the cake (and cake pops!) by Sweethaus, Ashlee and Marcus were given the perfect, intimate day celebrating their love for one another! Enjoy looking though some of our favorite wedding photographs from their special day!


nautical wedding invitations
charlottesville wedding photography
bride getting ready
outdoor ceremony in keswick, va
spring outdoor ceremony
charlottesville wedding ceremonies
charlottesville ceremony
wedding rings
outdoor spring wedding
unique groom pictures
wedding portrait
beautiful bridal portraits
fun wedding portraits
summer wedding details
wedding toasts
wedding reception dancing
wedding balloon exit
night wedding photography

Photographer: Aaron Watson Photography

Ceremony Venue: Crossfields Estate

 Ceremony Music: Peter Richardson

Florist: Karen Walker of Hedge

Officiant: Carolyn Barkley of Wedding Ceremonies of Charlottesville

Wedding Coordinator: Beverly Wakefield of A Grand Affair Events

Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas

Caterer: The Local

Cake: Sweethaus

Makeup Artist/Hair Stylist: Daphne Latham

Wedding Dress: David’s Bridal

Groomswear: U.S. Navy