In late June, we were delighted to capture Nikki + Josh’s wedding at Swannanoa Palace in Afton, Virginia. Having visited the location before, we knew the ceremony would be gorgeous and with all the little details it most certainly was. We even found a castle tower behind the gardens! From the hilarious speeches to the awesome last dance, we truly had a blast capturing Nikki & Josh’s special day.

I hope you enjoy a sneak peak of their day!

  • July 12, 2010 - 7:41 pm

    jenny - fantastic josh! what an amazing location!

  • July 13, 2010 - 2:48 pm

    Jo Anne Lorensen - What a beautiful wedding and a beautiful film! Thanks for sharing.

  • July 14, 2010 - 2:49 pm

    Josh Gooden - Thanks Jenny and Jo Anne! :]

  • December 10, 2013 - 2:01 am

    Samuel Spicher - Hope Swannanoa The Taj Mahal of The Western Hemisphere will continue to be discovered by many

In late June, I had the opportunity to capture Kait + Tom’s gorgeous wedding at Spring Meadows Farm in Mt. Solon, Virginia. When I first met Kait in 2009 and heard the story of how she met her Australian lover Tom, I knew it would be amazing to photograph. In early 2010, Kait moved to Australia with Tom and they flew back to Virginia a few days before for the wedding.  They incorporated a lot of fun little travel touches with their details, which I loved and there were a ton of great moments throughout the day. I hope you enjoy a small glimpse of their wedding!

  • July 5, 2010 - 2:08 am

    Jonathan Carroll - These are some amazing photos

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  • July 5, 2010 - 3:50 am

    Elisha - Really beautiful photos!!! Virginia looks like a very picturesque place to have a wedding : )

  • July 5, 2010 - 9:06 am

    Katie Engel - Beautiful pictures of a beautiful couple and family! I loved all of your details, Kait! :)

  • July 5, 2010 - 10:45 am

    Catherine - I am obsessed with these photos. I’m so glad I could share in this special day!

  • July 5, 2010 - 10:55 am

    Christina - I love them all! :)

  • July 5, 2010 - 6:54 pm

    Adam Gorajek - Just delightful guys.

  • July 5, 2010 - 9:40 pm

    Kevin - Great photos y’all! You look very handsome, Tom; making the ‘stab proud!

  • July 6, 2010 - 3:26 am

    Kait - Josh – they are absolutely wonderful. I could not be happier with our choice in photographers 😛 and am eagerly awaiting the full gallery!

  • July 6, 2010 - 5:08 am

    Michael - Great photos guys – really special. Congrats again on the wedding.

  • July 6, 2010 - 7:40 am

    Sarah - Beautiful pictures – they really capture the beauty of the day!

  • July 6, 2010 - 7:58 am

    amy - yes he did capture this wedding. the pics are wonderful!

  • July 6, 2010 - 8:18 am

    Mark Lavery - |Looks like the photographer captured a wonderful day|

  • July 6, 2010 - 10:24 am

    Angie - The pictures are amazing!

  • July 6, 2010 - 4:19 pm

    Stephanie Simpson - all of the pictures are sooo pretty!! :) i wish i could have been there!

  • July 7, 2010 - 12:21 pm

    Jenny - Absolutely beautiful! Thank you!

  • July 7, 2010 - 7:16 pm

    Marie - Such stunning photos! Loved them all!

  • July 8, 2010 - 12:00 am

    Debra Vaughan - As an Australian friend of Jill & family, it gave me goosebumps to see the art & heart by which Kait & Tom’s joyful day was celebrated. Each frame put a glow around those precious details – the groom’s solemnity as he does his tie, the capable re-tie, sunglasses’ stem held in mouth as Hera relieves the young groomsman’s neck pinch, the peach pink radiance of sky washing over the bride & her handmaidens in a perfect harmony of love & colour with their charming dresses, the hugs, the magic beans.
    The artistry of the photos is a window to the creativity & pleasure of Kait & Tom’s marriage, & the weaving together of two families’ & countries’ in their new life. How exciting! Blesséd be!

  • July 8, 2010 - 1:52 am

    Rohan Alexander - Those cupcakes look delicious.

  • July 8, 2010 - 1:58 am

    Greg - Your photographer seems to have captured the magic of what was obviously a beautiful and special day. I particularly liked the photo of the mother helping her boy with his tie. That’s an iconic image!

  • July 8, 2010 - 6:32 am

    Lynda - Congratulations! It looks amazing and the photos are gorgeous!

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  • July 8, 2010 - 6:54 pm

    Casey - These photos are AMAZING, Kait looks beautiful and Tom looks handsome. I was so happy to be there! I love you both!

  • July 10, 2010 - 12:34 am

    Mary Beth Holbrook - Seriously awesome photos. SUCH a beautiful day!

  • July 11, 2010 - 5:33 am

    Tom Bilston - These photos look great, Josh. And, the full gallery is just as good!

  • July 12, 2010 - 2:20 pm

    Allison - so beautiful!

  • July 16, 2010 - 6:33 pm

    louann depoyr - really like these

  • October 15, 2013 - 2:05 pm

    Katie - I have googled and googled and googled and cannot find a point of contact for Spring Meadow Farm. Do you know the best way to get in contact with them? Beautiful beautiful pictures!

In early June, we traveled to the beautiful Maison Beliveau Bed & Breakfast in Blacksburg, Virginia for Amanda & Davey’s wedding. From the smallest details to the hilarious dances, it was so fun to get to know Amanda & Davey’s personalities throughout the day. While the rain forced everyone into a small shelter during the ceremony, the whole wedding party stood outside under umbrellas, making for an incredible ceremony that I will never forget.

I hope you enjoy a sneak peak of their special day!

  • June 28, 2010 - 9:24 pm

    Victoria - You manage to make anything look absolutely beautiful, even a rain soaked ceremony! Love it!

Emily & Greer were such a fun and amazing couple to work with. You can tell these two are super close with all their friends and family, and especially their wedding party. They just know how to have fun together! I loved how the day was full of all these little candid and authentic moments and small details. From their gorgeous outdoor ceremony at Airlie Center to the hilarious moments in the gardens and at the reception, we had a blast capturing their special day.

Location: The Airlie Center in Warrenton, Virginia
Music: Wouldn’t It Be Nice – The Beach Boys

  • June 22, 2010 - 8:51 pm

    Wendy Hamilton - Love, love, love it!!! Thanks Josh!

  • June 23, 2010 - 9:34 am

    Sarah Nilsen - Wow, Josh!! That’s amazing. Can’t wait to see more!!

  • June 23, 2010 - 1:09 pm

    Jessica Lail - Wow Josh! I totally just cried watching this video.. What a wonderful job you did capturing such special moments!!!!

  • June 24, 2010 - 12:28 pm

    Emily Hamilton - Josh thank you SO much for capturing our wedding day in with such amazing style and depth!! Already, just from this teaser video, you captured the essence of what that day was for us. I am so excited to see the rest of your work- you are so incredibly talented and I will recommend you over and over to anyone looking for a videographer!!! Thank you so so much!

Whitney & Peter are an amazing couple, and we had so much fun running around Prince Michel Vineyard in the gorgeous weather! We found many awesome locations throughout the property and even a prop (the heart..which made a really awesome shot). While their wedding is not until next October of next year, I was so excited to work with them this soon. It was truly an awesome day and I cannot wait to work with them next year!

I hope you enjoy the teasers! :]

  • June 19, 2010 - 8:41 am

    Whitney - These are so great!! Peter and I are absolutely thrilled with the results :)
    We can’t wait to work with you again next October!! We will be recommending you to all of our engaged friends, for sure!!!!

  • June 19, 2010 - 8:48 am

    Ashley - These are absolutely stunning :)
    So excited for the happy couple!

  • June 19, 2010 - 8:50 am

    Laura P. - whitney, i love the pics! my favorite ones are the black and white ones

  • June 19, 2010 - 8:58 am

    Connie - Beautiful pics Whitney…I love them!

  • June 19, 2010 - 10:12 am

    Jessica - The pics are amazing Whit! You and Peter are adorable :-)

  • June 19, 2010 - 10:22 am

    Shelly S - Love the pics! They’re all really beautiful! Love the ones in the wine cellar and the black and white ones.

  • June 19, 2010 - 10:37 am

    Leslie - Whitney, you are the cutest! LOVE these pictures!

  • June 19, 2010 - 12:45 pm

    Jenna - Beautiful pics – your photographer did a great job capturing yours and Peter’s personalities! Love them all :)

  • June 19, 2010 - 12:47 pm

    Shannon - These pictures are absolutely adorable!! Peter and Whitney-you look so happy. It looks like Josh snuck in and snapped some pics on a private romantic getaway! Love it!

  • June 19, 2010 - 1:21 pm

    Peter M - The photos look great Josh! You’ve done a great job editing them.

  • June 19, 2010 - 2:44 pm

    Jackie - These pictures are great! You both look so happy. I love the ones of you in the all-white dress, the one of you both with your jerseys on, and the one where you’re wearing a turquoise necklace and Peter with the plaid- the colors are great! Your photographer did such a nice job with all of them.

  • June 19, 2010 - 8:27 pm

    Marie - My favorite photo is the one of Whitney and Peter kissing near the black-eyed susans!

  • June 20, 2010 - 12:05 am

    Ashley Cu. - Whitney, these pics are too cute!! You two are so adorable together! <3

  • June 20, 2010 - 10:33 pm

    Rachel - Wow whit! I love themmmmmm.

  • June 20, 2010 - 11:06 pm

    Chelley - I love them! They fit you guys so well, he did a great job!

  • June 20, 2010 - 11:16 pm

    Jess Drew - They’re GORGEOUS!!!!!

  • June 21, 2010 - 2:16 am

    Katie - omg! These are gorgeous! can’t wait to see the whole collection, lovelovelove! :)

  • June 21, 2010 - 5:26 pm

    Sarah P - Whitney – I love the pics! Your photographer did a really nice job.

  • June 21, 2010 - 5:49 pm

    kristin - very beautiful :) i love how vintage-y they look. and i, like a lot above me, especially like the b&w ones.

  • June 21, 2010 - 9:43 pm

    JJ - Terrific set, I can’t wait to see what is done with the wedding photography. Also, you guys WOULD do one in your Nationals jerseys.

  • June 21, 2010 - 9:53 pm

    Laura - yay! Looks awesome! I love the one with jerseys. And the one where Whitney is like “come ooooon Petaaaaaa!”
    hehehe
    =D

  • June 21, 2010 - 10:08 pm

    Diana V - Whitney, these pics are absolutely beautiful! and yall are SO cute together! 😀

  • June 21, 2010 - 10:15 pm

    Shelby Roberts - ahhhhh, whitney i LOVE it!!!! y’all look so great and happy. so precious

  • June 21, 2010 - 10:27 pm

    Ann - Whitney, these are wonderful! Congratulations you two!

  • June 21, 2010 - 11:10 pm

    Jessica Bryant - These are amazing Whitney. I love em!!!!

  • June 22, 2010 - 12:08 am

    jenny - beautiful josh!

  • June 22, 2010 - 8:58 am

    Meghan Mooney - i absolutely love all of the pictures! my favorites are the ones where you guys are walking/sitting in the vineyard! josh you have an amazing talent =]

  • June 28, 2010 - 12:06 am

    Josh Gooden - Thanks everyone! :]