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choosing your photographer for life by charlottesville wedding and family photographer, amy nicole photography_0044Let’s be honest, it can be pretty hard to choose a photographer. Whether it be your wedding, welcoming your first child or updated portraits for this season in your life. It can be overwhelming to look at portfolios, reach out to different photographers, figure out your budget and what exactly you’re hoping for in the session. There’s a lot of questions that go into it….but I’m here to tell you that it doesn’t have to be overwhelming!

Over the years of my business, I’ve had many wedding clients become family clients as they welcome their first child. I’ve worked with families every couple of months throughout their baby’s first year, and then have continued to document their sweet family as their little one grows or as they add another dear child to their family!

It’s a dream and honor of mine to continue working with the same couples and families year after year. To see people’s lives change and grow over counless years has been such a treasured experience. And of course, those “clients” really end up becoming friends, which is so much more than I could have asked for!

With all that said, I’ve realized that for those couples and families that I continue to see and photograph, the experience is so very different. They are more comfortable, they get even more excited with each session, and there’s a sense of calm because we already know each other so well. We’ve built a relationship together, and that’s something I’m so very thankful for!

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So, I wanted to share a few reasons why you should consider choosing a photographer for your entire story…from your first day of marriage, to your first and fifth anniversary to your first child, last child and the many years beyond. Because I promise, photo sessions don’t have to be and shouldn’t be stressful!

1. It will be something you look forward to, not stress about.
Your annual portrait & family session can be something you budget for and have in mind. Maybe you have your photos taken every fall at your favorite spot in town. Or maybe you know spring is when the trees in your backyard bloom just perfectly. Either way, you can schedule ahead and have one less thing to accomplish on your list because it’s already scheduled! (And your photographer can help make that happen seamlessly by scheduling ahead!)

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2. You will be comfortable since you’ve already worked together.
Imagine showing up to your family session to simply spend time with someone you’ve gotten to know for years. No more small talk or learning about your family, but rather you’re catching your photographer up on all the life you’ve lived since the last session! Plus, you’ll have an idea of how the session will go since it won’t be the first time you’re working together.

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3. If and when your children are involved, they’ll look forward to it too!
I have had moms and dads tell me so many times that their children will say “see Amy?” on the car ride over, because I’ve known them since birth. And my, what joy that brings to me. It’s such a treat to see children grow and learn so much in such a short time, and it’s the dearest compliment to have them excited about spending time together! It won’t be a chore for your kids, because they already know the photographer.

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4. You’ll have your story told in a familiar way.
All those photos on your walls and in your books on coffee tables will have a familiar feel, because you’ve worked with the same photographer for years. I work with so many couples that have me document their growing family, and seeing their walls fill with photos we’ve worked together on over the years is such a fun transformation to watch!

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5. No more research, pricing questions, or surprises.
You’ll feel comfortable, you’ll have less planning to do, and one more thing….you’ll already know the process! You’ll know your favorite portrait collection, or book, or wall print size. You’ll know what the photographer offers, and they will know what you love! No more emailing and figuring out different styles, sessions, collections, you name it. Yay for simplicity!
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Of course, there are countless other reasons why building a relationship with your photographer can be so fruitful. If you have any questions at all or would like to chat more about your next session, I’d love to hear from you! 

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You may remember this sweet couple from their engagement session here in Charlottesville at The Market at Grelen. The funny part is, they actually live in Texas, and recently moved from Nashville last year.

The world truly is small and it’s a funny place. You may also remember from my post about their engagement session that I met Stephanie on a plane to Charlottesville. I was headed home after a whirlwind weekend in Nashville for some family sessions, and she was headed to a wedding in Charlottesville. I commented on her purse, and we got to talking. We found out we both had recently moved from Nashville and chatted about how moving has been, starting over, you name it.

She talked so adoringly about her boyfriend, Freddy, and how she had an inkling they would be engaged soon. I told her that I was a wedding photographer and that I travel often, so if she ever needed anything, please reach out. Well, he popped the question and shortly after, I got a sweet email from Stephanie. At first, they talked about marrying in Texas but landed on Lake Tahoe through a various set of reasons, one of them being that her dear grandmother could be there if they had their wedding in Lake Tahoe since it was closer to her.

But Olympic Valley & Lake Tahoe had even more meaning, as her parents had married in the area and her grandfather had been a pastor in the area. I just love when stories come full circle like that!

I arrived a couple days early so that Jeremy and I could explore the area and scout the area around her venue. I couldn’t believe the mountains were still snow-capped! The landscape in California will never cease to amaze me.

When their wedding day finally arrived, it was nothing short of calm and perfect. There was a perfect breeze, beautiful sunshine and the best June weather you could hope for. They had friends and family join them from all over the country from all the places they have called home. And of course, we had to sneak away for some portraits in the main meadows of Olympic Valley!

Congratulations, you two! It was a treat and honor to document your wedding day! I hope you enjoy these photos for countless years to come!

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Photography: Amy Nicole Photography // Planning: McCall Weddings // Floral Design: McCall Weddings // Venue: Plumpjack Squaw Valley Inn // Catering: Plumpjack Squaw Valley Inn // Hair & Makeup: ME Beauty // Dress: Blue Bridal Boutique of Austin // Videography: Luis Quintana Films // Accommodations: Plumpjack Squaw Valley Inn // Stationary: Minted // Jewelry: Calvin’s Fine Jewelry

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charlottesville virginia relaxed weddingI first met Alyssa back in college at JMU, as she was the sweet sister of my friend, Ashley. Ashley and I worked at UREC together for many years, and as soon as we moved back to Charlottesville, we reconnected as she had moved here shortly after school. Soon after moving, I got the sweetest email from her sister, Alyssa, as she was recently engaged.

If you’ve met Alyssa or Ashley, you know these girls are just pure gems. I have never seen either of them without a smile on their face, and their kindness is contagious. Alyssa and her fiance, Jacob, met me for coffee to talk about their wedding day. They had met during their graduate studies at American University in an environmental science class, which is so fitting for these two and their passion for the outdoors.

But what I love even more is their proposal story! They both loved listening to different podcasts, and Jacob saw that the Story Corps team was having open interviews in DC, and he signed up for an interview spot for him and Alyssa. Little did Alyssa know that he had secured a spot so that he could ask her to marry him! He asked her after a bit into the interview, and now the interview will be archived in the Library of Congress – what a dear memento!

The forecast called for rain all day on their wedding day, but thankfully, nothing but clouds threatened their day and it was a cool day in May for these two to say their vows. The entire day was relaxed, just like Alyssa & Jacob. Not a worry was in sight, and these two simply celebrated well and loved well.

Congratulations, you two! It was an honor to be a part of your wedding day!

See more of their wedding & order prints here.

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photography_0009Venue: Rock Hill Plantation House // Photography: Amy Nicole Photography // Catering: Killer Tomato Food Truck // Cake: Fat Girl Cakes // Wedding Gown: Modern Trousseau // Floral Design: Flowers by Lisa // DJ: Kendall New // Bar Staff: Louie’s Mobile Mixology // Beer: Adventure Brewing Co. // Hair & Makeup: Winning Image Salon and Day Spa

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  1. Sarah Tomashefski said:
    Amy, you captured Alyssa and Jacobs day perfectly. I love all of the pictures!! You did an amazing job!
    June 28, 2017  4:07 pm
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  2. Jocelyne Edwards said:
    Amy, the photos are amazing! You truly captured their love for each other.
    June 30, 2017  12:02 am
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  3. Ashley Viars said:
    Amy- you are quite a gem yourself and INCREDIBLY talented. Thank you for capturing my Alyssa and Jacob's special day in such a perfect way. The pictures are absolutely gorgeous.
    June 30, 2017  7:57 pm
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  4. Betty Marty said:
    All the pictures are lovely. You did a great job with every part of Alyssa and Jacob's wonderful day. I am very impressed by the number and variety of photos.
    July 3, 2017  1:15 am
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  5. Michelle Viars said:
    Amy,
    The pictures are beautiful. You captured their love and happiness perfectly. Thank you for being a part of their special day.
    July 5, 2017  4:30 pm
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A blog post on a Saturday!?

Well, it’s our anniversary (The big 5!) and just like the past couple of years, I couldn’t help but share a few favorite photos, as I feel like my favorites change each year. And I expect they’ll keep changing as the years continue on. That notion alone makes me think so much about the honor I have to document such an amazing day for a couple. A day of family, joy and endless celebration. The good stuff.

Five years.

What a JOY it really has been.

I’m not one for being overly sentimental, but when I think of the life that we’ve built together already, I’d know it’s my greatest accomplishment, and really, not mine at all. The Lord has taught us and grown us in ways that I didn’t really think were possible. I never imagined to be the wife that’s attached to her husband, but when your husband is actually your best and dearest friend, you just can’t help it. He builds me up in ways I couldn’t have dreamt of in a husband, and he’s endlessly patient with me!

From day one, we’ve decided to put our marriage second (behind the Lord), and well, it’s something I’m incredibly thankful for. Though my business has been hard and tiresome at times, I can only count on one or two hands the number of times we didn’t have dinner together (when we were both in town).

We’ve spent countless evenings sharing conversation and sharing meals. We’ve made dreams happen ( #TheCherryTrek!), and we’ve seen more places together than I ever imagined we would. We made a home we loved and built community in Nashville for many years, and those years are years we will never forget. We were engaged in Nashville &  married in Virginia, and last year, we made our way back home to Virginia where we’ve fallen in love with our new home, Charlottesville.

We’ve seen friends become parents, friends marry their best friends, we’ve lost people we love, we’ve found church communities we adore, and we’ve spent many a hike talking about life.

It’s been a sweet, sweet five years. And I know it will only get sweeter! Here’s to countless years ahead of sharing meals, sharing life and building a life together, Jeremy!

 

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The good things of summer…popsicles, bubbles, gardens, sprinklers, fresh fruit and endless sunshine to soak in. And Miss Emmaline knows those things well.

I’ve photographed this sweet girl since birth, and my, how she’s grown. With every passing month and day, she grows more into her own and it’s been so fun to watch her over the years. She’s vivacious, joyful and endlessly exploring. She’s her momma’s constant sidekick and her parents feed her need for the outdoors and creativity so beautifully.

Every time I see a new update about Miss E on Instagram, she’s either cooking, eating whole tomatoes, putting her face into a garden house or jumping into the pool fearlessly. She lives life so very well! So, for this session, we really wanted to document this fun time in her life. We had the bubble machine going, the water hose and sprinkler on and off throughout, and she of course got her favorite toy out – her John Deere tractor out to explore the yard.

Thank you, Katie & Brent for choosing me to document this sweet, sweet time in your lives with your precious girl!

And if you want to see Emmaline’s sessions from over the years, you can see them here:
Newborn // 3 Months // 6 Months // 9 Months // 12 Months // Her Heirloom Book

 

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spring engagement session at market at grelen bloomfield by charlottesville wedding photographer, amy nicole photography_0033One of the main questions I get when talking about my business is, “how do people find you?” Most of the time, the answer is “referrals,” as many of my couples and families find me through past clients, mutual friends, old family friends, you name it.

But one of the best stories I have, is that I’ve met a bride on a plane, and that bride is Miss Stephanie. And I’m so thankful I met her to say the least.

Last year was a marathon year of traveling between packing our life up in Nashville to head back to Virginia, to our trip to Europe (#thecherrytrek), and many trips back to Nashville for various weddings & sessions as well as other out-of-state weddings. On my way back home to Charlottesville one day, I boarded the tiniest plane known to man and had a mini panic attack as I realized how small the plane was. I’m just not a fan of being able to see the front and back of the plane in one glance.

So, I nervously found my seat and kept repeating to myself that it’s just a short trip…it’s just a short trip. I noticed the girl I was sitting by had a really cute purse, so I thought I’d say hello and tell her how much I liked it. Well, she began to share the story behind the purse, as it was made by a company that employs military spouses and the conversation continued. We found that we both had recently moved from Nashville, and that she had moved to Texas to be with her boyfriend as he is in the military. She shared a bit more and talked a bit about how she thought they’d be engaged soon and we talked about how I traveled for weddings. Once the plane landed, we said our goodbyes and I told her to keep in touch….and she did!

Fast forward, she is marrying her best friend in Lake Tahoe this coming weekend! What makes the story even better, is he had some training & school in Charlottesville earlier this spring, so she tagged along for the trip and we got to do an engagement session while they both were in town. So funny how things work out!

We decided on Market at Grelen for it’s amazing views and I just think it’s so quintessentially Virginia with the rolling hills and mountain views.  The way Freddy looks at Stephanie is something out of a movie and I’m just so excited to celebrate them becoming husband & wife this weekend. Congratulations, you two! I can’t wait to celebrate you!

 

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  1. Emily Alfriend Wilson said:
    Beautiful pictures of a beautiful couple! Our family is so happy for them and send all our best wishes for a long and happy life together!
    June 1, 2017  4:41 am
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