Catherine and Graham’s Montfair Resort Farm Wedding | Charlottesville, VA

There is a lot of pressure on wedding photographers to shoot details, details, details. Pinterest has made people detail-crazy, and wedding blogs are focused mainly on showing engaged couples the stuff at weddings.

I knew I was going to love Catherine and Graham when they asked me NOT to focus too much on details. Instead, they said, what they really wanted was for me to capture the emotions of the wedding day and the interactions of their family and friends. Catherine, a videographer herself, encouraged me to just shoot the day as I saw it, without worrying about getting the perfect photo of the china or the flowers. As someone who is mostly interested in documentary photography, I really enjoyed this freedom.  (And ironically, I think I got some of my best every detail shots.)

Of course, this is not to say that Catherine and Graham didn’t plan a gorgeous wedding. There were fresh herbs, succulents, and hand-made place cards, and their table settings were at once elegant and just a bit rustic. Catherine wore a simple but charming blush colored gown and allowed her bridesmaids to choose their own dresses within the color scheme. And of course, the mountains surrounding Montfair Resort Farm provided a beautiful backdrop for all their images.

So, gorgeous day + super sweet couple + plenty of photographic freedom for me = definitely one of my favorite weddings ever (although I love every Montfair Resort Farm wedding I’ve been to!).

Special thanks to Lindsay Swain, who second shot this wedding with me.




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    September 19, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    Lovely shots of a beautiful wedding! Great job Natalie as always!

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