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Wow! I can’t believe 2017 is all wrapped up. It was a little bit of a crazy year for me. Personally, I had some tough losses, my mom passed away I had my first wedding of the year the day after we said our final goodbyes. There were some great highlights as well, my family is healthy and happy (despite a cracked elbow in early December), and business this year has been my best year yet. So I wanted to to focus on those positives and share the Best of 2017 with you. There are no words to express how much I love being a Lynchburg Wedding Photographer. Lynchburg truly is the heart of Virginia and I love living here in such a wonderful community.

I couldn’t have asked for better couples and families to work with. I was even able to travel to Washington, D.C., the Eastern Shore, Richmond, Roanoke, Virginia Beach and several trips to Charlottesville. Add trips to Delaware and Ohio for some beautiful weddings – what more could I ask for? I feel as though being located in Lynchburg is perfect because it allows me to be just a few hours from so many fabulous venues and people.

I shared in over 20 wedding day celebrations as lead photographer and every single one was so perfect. Each had their own unique visions for their day. They were anything buy ordinary. I was lucky enough to document weddings at The Kyle House, The Jefferson Hotel, Cavalier Golf & Yacht Club, family farms, Roanoke Country Club, Barboursville Vineyards, House Mountain Inn, Blenheim Vineyards, Mimosa Farm, The Williamsburg Winery, The Dumbarton House and so many more. All of these places offered a new and different experience. A chance to create something special for my couples.

A special thanks to everyone who made this year possible for me.

These are some of my personal favorites of the year. It’s funny how you can go back to look over weddings from earlier in the year and new images pop out to you. Some of these I’ve shared in previous blog posts, and some I have held on to and grown to love even more over the year. I truly believe in what I do. A documenter of moments. I strive to give my couples something timeless to hold on to forever. It’s not an easy task, but it is truly something I feel in my heart that I am meant to do.

Cheers to 2018! I can’t wait to see what will be ahead. Lots of new beautiful people and weddings. I can’t wait to see what lies ahead for the new year.

If you are recently engaged and looking for a Virginia Wedding Photographer – I’d love to hear from you! You can view more of my work here, or you can contact me here for more information on wedding photography and open dates for 2018. I love meeting new couples and getting to know your story so we can create beautiful, authentic images of YOU!

 

The Best of 2017 – Lynchburg Wedding Photographer

 

ELIZABETH SEIDEL IS A LYNCHBURG WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER,  LOCATED IN LYNCHBURG, VA SERVING THE GREATER VIRGINIA AREA INCLUDING VIRGINIA BEACH, WILLIAMSBURG, RICHMOND, CHARLOTTESVILLE, WASHINGTON, D.C., AND ROANOKE.

I am so happy to share Nate and Nicole’s beautiful Barboursville wedding with you. I can’t believe it’s almost the new year! All my galleries have been sent off and I am so excited to take some time to go back to try to blog a couple things before I move into 2018 completely. The Fall kept me quite busy, as it does most other wedding photographers, but I loved it and it’s totally worth it. I enjoy being able to travel outside of Lynchburg to so many gorgeous wedding venues. Barboursville is no exception. Nate and Nicole chose this beautiful setting for obvious reasons. The ruins on the property are absolutely stunning. The vineyards and gorgeous and the entire layout of the estate is so intimate and almost feels like time stands still for a moment.

Married in front of the ruins, getting ready in the Historic 1804 Inn, having family and friends enjoy in your day with you. This beautiful wedding had all of that. I was so honored to be able to document it. Their niece and nephews made for some really fun candids. I loved the mint and grey color palette. The entire day was nothing short of perfect. Cheers to you, Nate and Nicole!! Thank you for allowing me to share in your day with you!

This year has just been amazing, and I can’t wait to see what the next year will bring. I’ll be sharing some more Virginia weddings here to catch up a bit from busy season. I’m excited to compile a post for some of my most favorites shots of the year.

A Charlottesville Wedding

If you are recently engaged and looking for a Virginia Wedding Photographer – I’d love to hear from you! You can view more of my work here, or you can contact me here for more information on wedding photography and open dates for 2018. I love meeting new couples and getting to know your story so we can create beautiful, authentic images of YOU!

Elizabeth Seidel is a Lynchburg Wedding Photographer,  located in Lynchburg, VA serving the greater Virginia area including Hampton Roads, Richmond, Charlottesville, Washington, D.C., and Roanoke.

Casey and Duff had a beautiful family farm wedding just outside of Henrico County near Richmond. In a beautiful little place called Varina, VA lies Casey’s grandmothers home. Just out the back door was a beautiful arbor set up for the wedding. It was a gorgeous September day. While it was still hot (it’s now October and it’s still hot), we really couldn’t have asked for better weather. The farm was special to Casey and many family heirlooms were incorporated into her vintage inspired wedding. There were elements incorporated throughout the entire day that were things from growing up on the farm. A wagon her Grandmother used to wheel her around in, farm tools hung up inside the reception, and even a bar made with wood from the farm.

We arrived to Casey getting ready and some last minute details being put together. Casey and Duff traveled back from Kansas for their wedding. Their families put countless hours into renovating a family barn for the reception. Although I did not get to see the barn before the transformation, it was absolutely perfect for their day. There were hand made mason jar chandeliers and a wall of family photos through the years that Casey’s grandmother had put together. It was a very romantic feeling in the barn and the light that flooded in during first dance was absolutely breath taking. What more could you ask for?

Both being Hokies, Casey and Duff entered into reception to “Enter Sandman” decked out with Virginia Tech colored glasses and a flag. The night carried on with live music and some great moments. It truly was a beautiful day for their wedding.

Thank you, Casey and Duff for having me be a part of your day. It was such a pleasure to spend time celebrating with you and your families!

a gorgeous vintage inspired wedding

I’m really excited to share a beautiful Richmond wedding with you all. I feel as thought I haven’t blogged in forever, and this is a beautiful wedding to pick it back up with. Phew. What can I say? Caroline and Ed had the most gorgeous September wedding at The Jefferson Hotel in Richmond. Anytime I get to go up to Richmond for a wedding, I am so excited. This day was so effortless because Caroline did an amazing job covering every aspect of her day.

When I first met up with Caroline and Ed in person, we basically tried to take on hurricane force winds at their engagement session. We tackled D.C. the best we could, but had to cut it short because the wind was just crazy. It’s the only time I’ve ever had to cut a session short. Then, I got home and uploaded the photos and realized that we got some of the most amazing shots in that short time we spent together in Washington, D.C. It ended up being absolutely perfect.

We couldn’t have asked for a better day. I have always loved traveling over to Richmond from Lynchburg. It’s nice to get in a different environment and experience new things. Their day started at the hotel as they got ready and then they had a beautiful ceremony at Sacred Heart Cathedral. The party continued on at The Jefferson in the Empire Ballroom. Leap AV did an amazing job lighting the reception space. It was so fun seeing Caroline and Ed coming into their party and see how beautifully everything had been lit.

The party carried on into the night. It included more entertainment than to be expected. During the bouquet and garter toss, a groomsmen got iced (see below!!). They had giant glow sticks that were probably more fun to guests than they intended them to be. It was awesome. It was the party of all parties. A perfect Virginia wedding. They finished their night up at The Graduate for the after party. Ed walked over in his slippers… a great end to the night and start of their married life.

Caroline and Edwin – Thank you. If your families alone spoke for you – you are in the highest of places. You are both so kind, genuine, and down to earth. I am so excited for everything ahead of you. A life of your dreams. I loved spending the day with your family, friends, and YOU. Thank you for having me be a small part of your day.

A special thanks to all the vendors who made this day perfect:

Lighting: Leap AV

Wedding Planning – Richmond Bridal Consulting

Jefferson Hotel Day of – Ashton and Kendall

Florals – Black Iris Floral Events & Design

Music by – Eric Cunningham – Debonair Entertainment

Cake – The Jefferson Hotel

 

A Jefferson Hotel Wedding

Virginia Wedding Photographer

If you are recently engaged and looking for a Virginia Wedding Photographer – I’d love to hear from you! You can view more of my work here, or you can contact me here for more information on wedding photography and open dates for 2018. I love meeting new couples and getting to know your story so we can create beautiful, authentic images of YOU!

Elizabeth Seidel is a Lynchburg Wedding Photographer,  located in Lynchburg, VA serving the greater Virginia area including Hampton Roads, Richmond, Charlottesville, Washington, D.C., and Roanoke.

  • Alison - You make all your weddings look like a million bucks! So classy and elegant!ReplyCancel

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In early September, two of the best people were married in a Columbus, Ohio wedding. Meganne and Elliott officially became Mr. and Mrs. Thaxton! Traveling up from Virginia to Ohio was fun. I had never been to Columbus before and I was so amazed at all it had to offer.

Meganne and Elliott share a love for all things Dave Matthews, their pups, and so much more. They celebrated at a beautiful venue called VUE Columbus. It offered beautiful natural light and a room with hanging greens and beautiful large garage style window. Surrounded by family and friends, Meganne’s mom was the officiant for the ceremony. She held back tears at some points. I am not sure how she managed to keep it together, I know she was so proud to see her baby girl marry such a wonderful man.

Thank you, Meganne and Elliott for allowing me to be part of your day. The memories will last forever. Can’t wait to see everything the future holds for you both.