June 28, 2016


Charlottesville Brewery Engagement

South Street Brewery-4

South Street Brewery

When I first chatted with Stephanie and Robert about their engagement session, the two things that they wanted to include was their love of craft brews and beautiful rolling landscape.  Immediately Charlottesville came to mind and South Street Brewery was the perfect location to start our afternoon.  They graciously let us shoot in the back room of their brewery, cuddled up next to the tanks and gave us free reign to shoot in their beautiful restaurant as well.  If you are in Charlottesville, you simply have to check out their beer and food as it is divine!South Street Brewery Charlottesville Virginia

South Street Brewery Charlottesville Virginia

Self-professed Foodies

Robert and Stephanie are self-professed foodies and we have connected over our mutual love of scratch made pierogis and good burgers.  Unbeknownst to me, they adore Eastern European cuisine and we spent a good part of the afternoon chatting about it with Ola, my second shooter who is originally from Poland.   I love that Robert refers to Stephanie as his “foodie and beer adventure soul mate” and how easily he could make Stephanie laugh.

Charlottesville Virginia Brewery EngagementRuby

When I asked Stephanie about unique touches revolving around her wedding and engagement she explained to me that she didn’t have a traditional engagement ring, which I love.  Robert is a software engineer in Atlanta and one of the first programing languages he worked with was Ruby.  As a nod to his background, a beautiful red ruby sits at the center of her engagement ring with prongs made into the shape of a heart.  The ruby also happens to be Stephanie’s birthstone, perfect for that July birthday and this quirky couple.  They truly do have romantic chemistry.

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Congrats Stephanie and Robert!  I can’t wait to photograph your wedding later this fall in Northern Virginia.  It is going to be amazing!

Engagement Session | Williamsburg Wedding Photographer

  1. Cristy

    June 28th, 2016 at 9:03 pm

    These pictures are beautiful! I love the idea of using a brewery for some of the pics.

  2. Patrick Mawyer

    June 28th, 2016 at 11:35 pm

    The pictures look great and the write-up compliments them well. Can’t wait for a fantastic wedding with some wonderful craft beer, family, and friends!

  3. Kristen

    June 28th, 2016 at 11:53 pm

    Gorgeous! Congrats to this amazing couple!

  4. Stephanie

    June 28th, 2016 at 11:59 pm

    Meredith and Ola – you both were such a treat to work with! Can’t wait to see the rest and work with you on the big day 🙂

  5. Terry

    June 29th, 2016 at 1:18 am

    Fabulous photos that totally captured the essence of this awesome couple!

  6. Megan

    June 29th, 2016 at 4:21 am

    So excited for you guys!!

  7. Hanna

    June 29th, 2016 at 2:06 pm

    Great pics! Thank you for sharing.

  8. Rosemary

    June 29th, 2016 at 2:37 pm

    These photos are absolutely charming. Young love at its best and natural. Beautiful photos!

  9. Kathy

    June 30th, 2016 at 1:04 am

    These are so fun! So excited for you guys!

  10. Ben

    June 30th, 2016 at 8:58 pm

    Love the idea of a engagement pics at a brewery.

  11. Robet

    July 1st, 2016 at 2:03 pm

    Thanks so much for meeting us in Charlottesville – the entire set of pics came out great!

  12. Nicole

    July 1st, 2016 at 2:23 pm

    Very nice pic

  13. Grace Mario

    July 1st, 2016 at 3:01 pm

    Congratulation. Keep it up

  14. Shelly

    July 1st, 2016 at 8:45 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous pictures!!! They really show the love and friendship between you both.

  15. Prenita Garner

    July 4th, 2016 at 2:11 pm

    I just love the scenery that captured the beauty in the photos.
    Congratulations to you both.
    God bless.

  16. Kat

    July 4th, 2016 at 4:59 pm

    Lovely photos

  17. Payal

    July 4th, 2016 at 10:55 pm

    You guys are looking great together!! Good luck for everything! Great pictures !!!

  18. Renee

    July 5th, 2016 at 9:07 pm

    Awesome photos!!! So excited for you Stephanie!! Y’all look great together ????

  19. Morse Merriwether

    July 7th, 2016 at 10:09 pm

    Aww the pictures look great Stephanie..!!!

  20. Steve Mawyer

    September 18th, 2016 at 10:32 pm

    Fantastic pictures! Really caught the essence of Stephanie and Robert’s love for each other. Glad to have Robert joining our family! Should be a great wedding!

  21. Elijah

    September 28th, 2016 at 1:16 pm

    Such a cute couple!

  22. Jason

    October 6th, 2016 at 9:55 am

    Great pics!!

  23. Allie

    October 6th, 2016 at 10:15 am

    LOVE THESE FOODIES! Beautiful pics!!!

  24. Cat

    October 6th, 2016 at 11:45 am

    Gorgeous photos of a gorgeous couple!!

  25. Orlanda

    October 6th, 2016 at 12:26 pm

    I love your engagement photos, I wish you both the very best.

  26. Athena

    October 6th, 2016 at 12:34 pm

    I love your engagement photos. I enjoy hearing all the stories of how the planning is going, can’t wait for mimosa day 🙂

  27. Ellen petrush

    October 6th, 2016 at 12:40 pm

    Beautiful pictures of a special couple

  28. Katie sherman

    October 6th, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    Cute pics and cute story!!! Congrats again! I’m sure your wedding will be just as beautiful!

  29. Nancy Cohen

    October 6th, 2016 at 12:53 pm

    Love the pictures. Congratulations to you bothering!

  30. Christine Avery

    October 6th, 2016 at 1:44 pm

    Cool pics!

  31. Laura Semetkosky

    October 6th, 2016 at 2:42 pm

    Beautiful story, ring and photos! Congrats and have fun celebrating at ur wedding!

  32. Whitney S

    October 6th, 2016 at 3:20 pm

    Lovely pics! Congrats!!

  33. Bindi

    October 6th, 2016 at 3:23 pm

    Beautiful photos!

  34. Christina Resolus

    October 6th, 2016 at 3:28 pm

    Congratulations!!!! The pics are gorgeous!

  35. Rachel Hett

    October 6th, 2016 at 3:31 pm

    You guys are so much fun! The pictures look great – absolutely beautiful!

  36. Kiondria

    October 6th, 2016 at 4:09 pm

    Very nice and beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

  37. Solomon

    October 6th, 2016 at 9:07 pm

    Great picture, congratulations!!!

  38. Linda

    October 7th, 2016 at 4:29 pm

    Absolutely beautiful photos. We are so looking forward to the wedding! Can’t wait!

  39. David & Megan Carlisle

    October 7th, 2016 at 9:46 pm

    These pictures are absolutely perfect! We can’t wait to come celebrate the two of you next month ♡

  40. Rahshena Washington

    October 10th, 2016 at 8:43 am

    Gorgeous Pics Congratulations!

  41. Doris Owunnah

    October 10th, 2016 at 1:23 pm

    Love! Love!!… Congratulations dear, May God bless your union.

  42. Sarah yungshten

    October 10th, 2016 at 1:48 pm

    The couple looks beautiful. They are both naturals!

  43. Telicia Johnson

    October 12th, 2016 at 11:13 am


  44. Richard Groller

    October 16th, 2016 at 6:05 pm

    Lovely photos – they really capture the heart and soul of the both of them!

  45. Cynthia Groller

    October 16th, 2016 at 6:10 pm

    The Pictures are wonderful, and I can not wait to add a wonderful woman to our clan love you both so very much!

  46. Jillian

    October 16th, 2016 at 6:17 pm

    These are awesome! The ring is beautiful, can’t wait for the big day!

  47. Joe Groller

    October 17th, 2016 at 1:31 am

    I definitely like the interplay between the images and the narratives that go along with them. I also liked the use of black and white in the brewery – nice old school touch.

  48. Joe Groller

    October 17th, 2016 at 1:36 am

    You can really see the happiness in all of it… I hope it lasts forever.

  49. Johntarious

    October 20th, 2016 at 10:27 am

    Cute Pics

  50. Amy Javier

    October 20th, 2016 at 5:19 pm

    Awesome pictures!!!

  51. Priscilla

    October 25th, 2016 at 12:22 pm

    You guys look beautiful…it’s a perfect match and I know they will live forever and ever as a wonderful couple!

  52. Melissa B.

    October 26th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

    I love the pics of the rings and beer! You two make a great couple! God bless your marriage with many joyful and beautiful years together!

  53. Shanjuania

    October 27th, 2016 at 2:37 pm

    Way to go. I love these pictures. Congratulations

  54. Tracy Price

    October 28th, 2016 at 2:28 pm

    Such a beautiful couple…may you have many wonderful years together!

  55. Rachel

    October 29th, 2016 at 10:45 am

    Gorgeous pictures! So unique and captures the beautiful couples personality! ????

  56. Dani

    November 5th, 2016 at 5:17 pm

    Steph!!!! These are awesome!! So excited for you two!! 🙂

  57. Valerie

    November 6th, 2016 at 10:48 am

    You have captured Stephanie and Robert’s personalities. looking forward to seeing their wedding pictures!

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