Although I am based out of the Hampton Roads area, I am absolutely no stranger to the gorgeous Blue Ridge Mountains. I always tell people how lucky I am to get the best of both worlds, living at the beach and getting to visit my in-laws up in the gorgeous city of Charlottesville, VA. There are so many stunning vineyards, cideries, and venue options, and Castle Hill is no exception! Taylor and Kohly will be tying the knot on an 80+ acre family farm in Mount Jackson, VA. I was so excited when we decided to meet at Castle Hill Cider for their engagement session. It is such a beautiful property with the perfect mountain backdrop! Originally we had planned to meet the weekend before, but with predicted temperatures of 20 degrees, we agreed it would be best to reschedule. Well it didn’t end up being much warmer than the previous weekend, but we had the best time making the most of it!
Taylor and Kohly are college sweethearts and are also fellow Christopher Newport University alum! I am always so grateful to have the opportunity to serve couples who share the same alma mater as me. As I mentioned previously, these two will be getting married up in the Shenandoah Valley this October. They are the absolute sweetest couple and totally give me country Barbie and Ken vibes! They both have the best smiles and I can’t wait to photograph them again on their wedding day! Hope you enjoy viewing some of my favorites from this Castle Hill Cider engagement!