A summer Pippin Hill Farm wedding, nothing better. Michelle & Sam got married at Pippin Hill Farm, a gorgeous vineyard located in the heart of the Blue Ridge and Charlottesville, Virginia. This venue is nothing short of a dream come true. Pippin Hill is one of the most iconic wedding venues in Virginia, let alone the East Coast. After photographing their engagement session in New York City & Brooklyn, I couldn’t wait to see these two again on their wedding day. And it was certainly the most beautiful wedding day!
After delivering their sneak peek, Michelle left me the most incredible review. It made me tear up instantly. I can’t possibly sum it into my own words well enough, so I’ll post it for you to read yourself. Plus, I get to show some of my favorite images from their wedding day!
The review of a lifetime:
Best decision for the best day of our lives!
This is going to be a long, gushing, glowing review, so if you’re looking for the spark notes, BOOK KRISTEN RIGHT NOW, SHE’S BEYOND TALENTED AND THE MOST JOYFUL, INCREDIBLE PERSON!!! We full-heartedly, without reservation, enthusiastically recommend her!! We truly cannot say enough good things about Kristen, but we’ll give it a go:
We booked Kristen for both our engagement shoot and our wedding. From our very first call, Kristen was so personable and easy to work with. She understood our budgetary constraints and helped tailor a package that worked for us — she was beyond generous with her willingness to travel to NYC for our engagement shoot and the amount of time she spent with us on our wedding day. Frankly, Kristen could be charging MUCH more based on the quality of her work and services, so we were incredibly grateful from the getgo that we were able to find a way to work with her in our budget.
We could tell from Kristen’s portfolio alone that she has a true artist’s eye and produces gorgeous photos with a dreamy, colorful, unmatched quality (both in digital and film!). Still, we were absolutely blown away when we got the link to our engagement photo album. Neither my husband nor I are particularly comfortable with having photos taken generally and I tend to dislike photos of myself, but we both absolutely LOVED all of our engagement photos. So much so that we ended up choosing a Save the Date template with space for multiple pictures so that we could show off Kristen’s work, and it still took us hours to choose a handful from all of our favorite photos. It also wasn’t lost on us that Kristen was able to capture such amazing photos while shooting in a new, bustling city, while dealing with our occasionally uncooperative puppy that we included in the shoot and one slight wardrobe malfunction on my end, all while maintaining the most composed, joyful, fun energy. Kristen made my husband and I feel so comfortable and giddy throughout the whole shoot. We both walked away adoring Kristen (and her husband, who assisted with our pup!).
Given our incredible experience with Kristen from our engagement shoot, we were totally at ease on our wedding day. We knew she would do the best job and that all of our friends and family would love her. We were right all around — our friends and family are still all raving about Kristen and when we received a robust sneak peak album of photos (literally within 3 days after our wedding!!!), we were once again totally blown away. I’m still amazed at the tiny, split second moments that Kristen was able to capture from our wedding day that I wasn’t aware of at the time but have been cherishing ever since seeing the photos — from the split second when my dad reached out to touch my arm as I walked past him in the ceremony recessional to the quick moment that my husband, my brother (who officiated) and I were all caught in a laugh during the ceremony. Kristen’s photos are all stunning – the detail shots, portraits, candids, artistic shots, EVERYTHING. Her second shooter, Melissa, was also a joy to work with!! We’re of course incredibly excited to see our full wedding album but quite frankly, if we didn’t receive any other pictures, we would still be so thrilled because we have THAT many favorites from the sneak peak.
Both Kristen and her work are absolute gems, and you could not make a better decision hiring Kristen!! My husband and I will absolutely be contacting Kristen for all family shoots of any kind in the future! THANK YOU KRISTEN!
The most perfect summer wedding, without a doubt! If you’re getting married at Pippin Hill Farm and want to inquire for my photography services, check out my website! I would love to work with you and capture the moments of your best day! 🙂 If you want to see more of work, check out another wedding from my blog!