lanscape portrait

As spring turns to summer, Juniors turn to Seniors, and enter their last year of high school. As photographers we often see this celebrated in many ways, but most importantly with Senior Portraits!

Rising Seniors love to show off their individuality and personality through their portraits, and parents love to proudly share them with family and friends! At the same time, a realization sets in that College is around the corner, and parents will soon become empty nesters. The love and bond that is shared within families is important, and what we aim to capture for our seniors and families to cherish forever! Because of this, we have decided to take a different approach to senior portraits by incorporating family in the session as well! It’s one of the last major times for families to have portraits taken, aside from weddings!

We are currently offering senior portrait sessions, that double as family portrait session, with a time that is devoted to the senior on their own. We love seeing the personality of our upcoming seniors and to incorporate the things they love, like pets, sports, friends and family! Call 434.202.8031 to book your senior portrait session today!


Holly under the arch

together forever
family portrait
mother and daughter portrait

senior portrait with dog

All Charlottesville senior portraits photographed by Aaron Watson Photography

trump sunset
Valerie & Tom’s gorgeous wedding at Trump Winery was the epitome of rustic elegance. The couple originally met in Kansas  when they happened to be staying at the same hotel while traveling for work. We love how an unlikely serendipitous moment brought them together! After moving to Virginia to be with Tom, Valerie could not think of a more perfect place to get married. The gorgeous Charlottesville wedding chapel was the perfect backdrop for this couple to share their vows. We love photographing in the chapel at Trump Winery; the ceiling creates a heavenly feel with the gold and white accents adding to the ambiance of the tiny church.

There were so many beautiful rustic details throughout Valerie & Tom’s wedding day, from the invitation suite to the signage. The gold, navy blue and ivory colors accompanying the rustic details created an elegant feel. It’s always wonderful to work with Cinda Hoege of White Birch Events, as she is very creative and has a great eye for detail. We loved the Trump Wine cork board that she made for the place cards (and we repurposed for the ring picture). There were so many classic moments in this wedding, it was hard to choose our favorites to share with all of you!

Valerie & Tom, we are so happy for you both and wish you all the best! Thank you for letting us be a part of your wedding day!



wedding rings

dress and clutch

remembering dad
waiting for the bride
seeing one another

kids with couple
bridal party fun
little church
groom at ceremony

here comes the bride
chapel wedding

officially husband and wife
chapel portraits

couple portraits

guests at cocktail
sweetheart table
cake and table decor

first dance

cake cutting

guest dancing
sparkler exit
departure kiss

Wedding Photographers: Aaron Watson Photography

Venue: Trump Winery

Wedding Coordinator: Cinda Hoege of White Birch Events

Officiant: Thomas E.Leland, PhD

Florist: Blue Ridge Floral Design

Caterer: Harvest Moon

Wedding Cake: Albemarle Baking Company

Hair/Makeup Artist: Bristles Salon

Bridal Gown: Pure English Couture Bridal, design is Mikaella by Paloma Blanca

Bridesmaid Dresses: Ann Taylor

Groomswear: Tommy Hilfiger

Lighting: AV Company

DJ: DJ Derek Tobler

Invitations: Crane & Co.

Limousines: Albemarle Limousine

Wedding Favors: Carpe Donuts