Jeffery + Lauren’s Blacksburg Engagement Photos

Back in November, Jeffery and Lauren came to Blacksburg from Louisville, Kentucky for their engagement photos. It was FREEZING cold with an extra frigid relentless breeze whipping around everywhere. It is Blacksburg after all. We turned blue and purple and still made it look good. Don’t they look warm? It is from the love.

Come back soon to see photos from their wedding at Mountain Lake Lodge this spring!

Derek + Sarah's Mountain Lake Wedding Photos | Virginia Wedding Photographers

Virginia Wedding Photographers | Mountain Lake Wedding Photos

Sarah and Derek met after her freshman year of college.  They have been together for nearly a decade.  He proposed to her at a winery, she was totally surprised when he popped the question!  Their wedding took place at Mountain Lake Lodge with their ceremony at the gazebo and their reception taking place at Mary’s Barn.  Sarah’s “something blue” was her wedding date embroidered into the back of her wedding dress.  Her “something old” was her grandmother’s diamond in her engagement ring.  Her “something new” was her diamond earrings.  For her “something borrowed,” Sarah held a piece of lace from her grandmother wrapped around the handle of her bouquet of red and white roses, gerbera daisies, and ferns.  Following the ceremony I was able to get the newlyweds to face their deathly fear of snakes to get some photos out in the woods.  Guests danced their butts off at the reception, if you couldn’t tell by the plethora of dancing photos.  NattieCakes in Roanoke baked their delicious marbled wedding cake.  I was happy to see that they did smash it a little bit, folks have been very polite with their cake smooshes lately and I really want to see someone get a full on Mrs. Doubtfire face full of sugar one of these days.  At the end of the night, Derek and Sarah left Mary’s Barn with a glow stick send off.

Wedding Vendors
Blacksburg, Virginia Wedding Photographer: Holly Cromer
Southwest Virginia Wedding Venue and Caterer: Mountain Lake Lodge
Wedding Gown: Essence of Australia from Studio I Do in Roanoke, Virginia
Officiant: Gerald Harper
Hair and Makeup Artist: Salon 700
Cake Baker: NattieCakes
Wedding Planner: Rachael Kieffer with Mountain Lake Lodge
Jeweler: Kays
Bridesmaid Dresses: David's Bridal
Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Men's Warehouse

Elizabeth + Mohammed's Mountain Lake Wedding Photos | Virginia Wedding Photographers

Virginia Wedding Photographers | Mountain Lake Wedding Photos

Elizabeth and Mohammed were married in an intimate ceremony at Mountain Lake Lodge.  Following the ceremony, where they said vows to each other sans wedding officiant, they sawed through a log -  a German tradition.  It rained for part of the day, but luckily we were able to get out onto the beautiful grounds and woods at Mountain Lake for some photos of the bride and groom.  I love how colorful their wedding was.  Elizabeth found her light blue dress with colorful floral embroidery on Amazon, it looked so good with her red hair!  The coral, red, and orange rose petals that Mohammed spread for the wedding ceremony matched the flowers on her dress perfectly.

Wedding Vendors:
Southwestern Virginia Wedding Venue: Mountain Lake Lodge
Blacksburg Wedding Photographer: Holly Cromer

Blacksburg Family Photographer

Smithfield Plantation at Virginia Tech provided the perfect colorful backdrop for these gorgeous fall family photos.  There is something so special about the families that I get to work with over and over again.  Watching their little kiddos grow before my eyes makes my heart happy.  I met Renee and Jason a couple of years ago when we got together for maternity photos, and then in no time we took little L’s 6 month photos and then little L’s first birthday.  It all happens in the blink of an eye.