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A Northern Neck Wedding at Christ Church and Tide’s Inn

I absolutely loved kicking off fall wedding season in the Northern Neck and being back at Tide’s Inn. It truly is a Chesapeake Bay Tradition. I should start this blog post talking about Shelby’s dress because it was absolutely perfect and original and I loved it to pieces. She wore a Lela Rose dress that had the most perfect off the shoulder sleeves and a plunging backline. Her and Doug had the best group of people surrounding them for their ceremony at Christ Church in Weems. The church was built sometime between 1732 and 1735 and while we were not allowed to document the wedding ceremony inside the church, we were able to be in there prior to the ceremony and take photos from outside the churches 3 doorways that open up to the space. It was absolutely breathtaking. I enjoyed photographing the two of them on the tree lined path that leads up to the church – what more could you ask for?

I loved that guests were so willing to stop for a quick photo on the path on their way into the ceremony as well, it made for an amazing collection of photographs to give to S & D. We couldn’t have asked for a better day, better people or better backdrops for this day. Did I mention the reception was rocking with The Shakedown Band. It was a night to remember!

If you’ve never had the chance to scoot over to the Northern Neck – I strongly suggest making a weekend trip to take it all in – and stay at Tide’s Inn while you are there – it is gorgeous!

Thank you, Shelby and Doug – and all your family and friends for making it such an enjoyable day to celebrate with you all. I still haven’t ever seen a groom smile from ear to ear post ceremony as much as Doug! You two are amazing and I wish you everything in life.



A Richmond Wedding at The Valentine

One of my most favorite days from the spring was spent with Madison & Josh. We got to meet up with the girls earlier in the day as they prepped at Quirk Hotel – a Richmond staple. It was such a laid back and fun day. The ceremony and reception took place at The Valentine Museum in Richmond just a few blocks from the Capitol. Everything about this day was colorful and rich. One of my favorite details is that Madison had a custom perfume she had created herself.  I am so thankful that we got to spend the day with them and make something truly special. These are some of my favorite images of the day. Enjoy!

It’s been so long since I’ve blogged. Spring and Summer kept me busy between weddings out of town and my kids being on summer break. I didn’t get a chance to blog each wedding, and so today I am starting to catch up and share some of my favorite moments from each of these beautiful days. We are going to start with a beautiful Lexington wedding!

A Lexington Wedding

I was lucky enough to get to travel all across Virginia for these beautiful weddings and spring and summer. From Lexington, to Virginia Beach. I got to be in Northern Virginia and Richmond. It has been so amazing to experience so many beautiful venues, and sharing in these days with amazing people has made it all the better. I’m looking forward to Fall wedding season and I will get to see so many more places and people. I’ve gone back and reflected on galleries in between making albums and getting some folio boxes out. I love being able to look back and still feel the same emotion of what I saw when I captured these moments.

Today I’m sharing a beautiful wedding at House Mountain Inn, nestled in the mountains of Lexington. It is beautiful and I can’t wait to be back there later this year for a Thanksgiving Wedding! Elise and Ricky – thanks for having us be a part of your day. We bypassed the rain and the clouds in the sky gave some beautiful drama to the images.  Every time I go back through these, I find new ones I love and I get to remember how awesome you two are!

Liz Seidel is a full time wedding photographer documenting the best days all over Virginia. Based out of Lynchburg – she travels to Virginia Beach, Richmond, Washington D.C., and Charlottesville to spend her weekends celebrating love stories. Now booking for 2019. You can contact her here.




It’s been a while since I blogged and I can’t wait to share some amazing weddings with everyone! I had the pleasure of being with Emily and Loren for their big day which started in downtown Lynchburg at Tresca on 8th. We were able to capture some beautiful images of Emily getting ready and then we headed out to Alta Vista for a beautiful wedding ceremony. This wasn’t just any wedding ceremony, this was the same church that both Emily’s parents and grandparents were married in. How wonderful and unique is that? It was such a beautiful day and I loved being around all their family and friends to celebrate with them.

When I first met up with Emily and Loren for the first time, they were so wonderful and kind and I couldn’t shake this amazing feeling of gratitude I got from being around them both. We met downtown at The White Hart Cafe and it was there when it struck me how lucky I am to have such amazing people like them trust me to photograph their wedding day.

I loved every part of this day and I can’t wait to be back at Tresca! Wedding season is in full swing and taking place all over Virginia. This weekend will be so much fun as we travel to Pembroke, Virginia and follow that up with a beautiful wedding in Norfolk, Virginia. Stay Tuned!

A Lynchburg and Alta Vista Wedding

As I start to prep for all my amazing 2018 weddings, I have been spending some time going through weddings I haven’t had the chance to get up on the blog yet (yes, I elected to take a break from social media and am slowly getting back to it). Alex and Blair had the most gorgeous October wedding in Virginia Beach at the Cavalier Golf and Yacht Club. I always enjoy traveling back to the beach. So much has changed since I grew up there and it offers a great opportunity to see my sister and best friends who all still live there.

When I first connected with Alex and Blair for their engagement session (see it here!), I knew their wedding was going to be something special and I couldn’t wait for their big day. Although they both grew up on the East Coast, they relationship started out on the West Coast. When I got to the Hilton where they were getting ready, Alex was so calm and absolutely elated for her day. Blair surprised her with flowers delivered to her suite and when I took her gorgeous Pronivas dress out of the garment bag, my jaw dropped, it was so perfect. I loved spending the day with their family and friends and I got to learn even more about them. Alex’s mom had even made a hand stitched hanky with their names on it. So much thought was put into every aspect of the day.

It was a perfect day from beginning to end. We were able to curate the perfect timeline for the day and it flowed effortlessly. Moving into reception the fun really took off and it was so much fun to watch everyone having such a fabulous time. The feeling was so romantic, intimate and warm. Bounds of greens and florals by Isha Foss Designs were the perfect touch. a beautiful cake by Incredible Edibles and amazing lighting from Blue Steel really took it to another level. I am so excited for everything ahead of them.

Alex and Blair, thank you for allowing me to be a part of your beautiful wedding. It is one I will remember forever.


An East Coast West Coast Love Story

If you are recently engaged and planning a Virginia wedding contact me for more information on wedding photography and open dates for 2018 and 2019. I love meeting new couples and getting to know your story so we can create beautiful, authentic images of YOU!

Elizabeth Seidel, Virginia wedding photographer,  located in Lynchburg, VA serving the greater Virginia area including Hampton Roads, Richmond, Charlottesville and Roanoke and beyond.