I always find myself filled with gratitude to live in such a beautiful state when Summer arrives in Virginia. The water to the east, the mountains to the west, and a few cultural metropolitan hubs within a short drive make it a photographer’s dream! My clients often choose Charlottesville for their engagement session, much to my delight. It is definitely one of my favorite locations for weddings and engagement sessions alike. Just a quick trip from Richmond, the sprawling blue mountains create such gorgeous colors on film (especially on afternoons like this one at King Family Vineyard with Alexandra and Joel, just as evening summer storms roll through!).