Albemarle Estate Anniversary Session | Charlottesville Wedding Photographer | Brad + Lauren

 Albemarle Estate at Trump Winery Spring Anniversary Session with Flower Crown

Maybe I'm getting old, but time seems to move faster and faster each year. It's hard to believe that Brad and Lauren got married over one year ago, and two years before that we met for the first time to capture their engagement session. When they contacted me a few months in advance (because she is a planner, through and through!) about an anniversary session at the same place it all began, I was thrilled.

Here's a little sneak peek, though, into what makes this couple so special. Rather than simply asking me to drive to Charlottesville for their pictures, they added on a special lunch at the amazing C&O Restaurant, inviting all their wedding vendors as a 'thank you' one year later. I have never heard of this before, and I was simply amazed at their generosity. It was such a fun chance to reconnect with what now feels like old friends, with Brad and Lauren at the top of that list. We all feel a little sad when the wedding day is over, so to continue that relationship (even though they live hours away!) is an incredible blessing.

The actual session was a dream come true, with giant pink peonies in Lauren's flower crown and the familiarity of having done this many times before. We re-enacted some of our favorite wedding and engagement pictures then found new spots that would celebrate the year of marriage they had experienced. We got to talk, take gorgeous photos, and enjoy the beautiful summer day. All I can say is that I can't wait until next year ;)

Click here to see their wedding at Trump Winery one year ago!

Venue: Albemarle Estate at Trump Winery | Hair + Makeup: Jennifer Saunders Bridal | Florals: Blue Ridge Floral Design

 Albemarle Estate at Trump Winery Spring Anniversary Session with Flower Crown
 Albemarle Estate at Trump Winery Spring Anniversary Session with Flower Crown
 Albemarle Estate at Trump Winery Spring Anniversary Session with Flower Crown

I told Lauren that she totally looks like Jackie O! So classy!

 Albemarle Estate at Trump Winery Spring Anniversary Session with Flower Crown
 Albemarle Estate at Trump Winery Spring Anniversary Session with Flower Crown
 Albemarle Estate at Trump Winery Spring Anniversary Session with Flower Crown
 Albemarle Estate at Trump Winery Spring Anniversary Session with Flower Crown
 Albemarle Estate at Trump Winery Spring Anniversary Session with Flower Crown
 Albemarle Estate at Trump Winery Spring Anniversary Session with Flower Crown
 Albemarle Estate at Trump Winery Spring Anniversary Session with Flower Crown
 Albemarle Estate at Trump Winery Spring Anniversary Session with Flower Crown
 Albemarle Estate at Trump Winery Spring Anniversary Session with Flower Crown
 Albemarle Estate at Trump Winery Spring Anniversary Session with Flower Crown
 Albemarle Estate at Trump Winery Spring Anniversary Session with Flower Crown
 Albemarle Estate at Trump Winery Spring Anniversary Session with Flower Crown

...and then the flower crown came out, and I'm obsessed! Love those pink peonies!

 Albemarle Estate at Trump Winery Spring Anniversary Session with Flower Crown
 Pink Peony Flower Crown
 Albemarle Estate at Trump Winery Spring Anniversary Session with Flower Crown
 Albemarle Estate at Trump Winery Spring Anniversary Session with Flower Crown
 Albemarle Estate at Trump Winery Spring Anniversary Session with Flower Crown
 Ring Shot in Pink Peony
 Albemarle Estate at Trump Winery Spring Anniversary Session with Flower Crown
 Albemarle Estate at Trump Winery Spring Anniversary Session with Flower Crown

Maria Grace Photography

My name is Maria, and I am a wedding and family photographer based out of Hampton Roads, Virginia, but I am always excited about traveling. I love families who truly enjoy spending time with each other and living life together. I love couples that are looking forward to their wedding day because they are so excited to finally be married to.