Despite living here for 5 years now, we first visited Charlottesville last month. What a cool place! We ate our hearts out in the downtown mall and walked a few blocks to a bakery. Definitely a trip we’ll have to make more often! We’d photographed and filmed an event there, but it was indoors, so when it came time to plan Scott + Jenny’s engagement session, I looked to local photographers for advice. I found this article on Borrowed & Blue and then reached out to Sarah Jane Winter for more information about the Saunders-Monticello Trail. Reaching out to a photographer you don’t know is always a hit and miss. Sometimes you get a wonderfully helpful email back, and other times you don’t hear a peep. I mean, I’m asking for free advice, so no one owes me anything for sure! But I soon got a really sweet and helpful email back from Sarah Jane Winter. Thank you so much!!
I talked with Jenny + Scott and shared the information I had about the Saunders-Monticello Trail and it perfectly matched the park feel that they were hoping for. We were met with a perfect sunset filtering through the trees, and really kind people walking their dogs. Jenny + Scott were mind readers when it came to posing– they just fell perfectly into their own poses often before I could even finish giving directions! Mind reading tactics are so handy. 😉 And I can’t even tell you how many times Scott scooped Jenny up and threw her over his shoulders or tickled her! We’ll be covering photo + video at their Trump Winery wedding next June and I can’t wait!