Blog | Xiaoqi Li Photography | Virginia Wedding Inspiration and Stories

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“We will forever be your super fans from attending our friends’ wedding that you photographed, but we’re even more impressed with you and your work after this past weekend. Thank you, Xiaoqi, for doing a spectacular job photographing our big day!” -Emily & Will     Emily and Will’s Wool Factory wedding was an event […]

bride and groom seeing one another for first time on wool factory wedding day

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This spring Carlyle House wedding inspiration was such a great outlet to be creative and have fun with some local vendors! With the recent Bridgerton buzz, we pulled inspiration from the show while also putting our own twist with two Dukes. Looking for Bridgerton spring wedding inspiration? Keep scrolling!  The Carlyle House is truly a […]

man wearing white tux, and another man wearing blue plaid jacket posing during bridals at bridgerton spring wedding inspiration

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Hannah and Ryan’s Jefferson Hotel wedding has been a long awaited day for many, including myself! This sweet couple had been together through high school and college. It was such a joyous day for these high school sweethearts who had been together for over 10 years to finally tie the knot! The couple toasted using their Maggie Walker Governor School champagne glasses as an homage to the beginning of their story. The black tie event was filled with emotion, celebration and the union of two incredible people.

bride and groom walking out as husband and wife

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Timing is everything when it comes to the perfect fall Charlottesville engagement session. And we nailed it for Merriam and Garry’s session! The trees along the Monticello trail gave us such a beautiful display of fall’s beauty that day, all the way up to their venue at Montalto.  It can always be tricky to time […]

man lifting woman up and holding her

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“Her photos are so stunning – she puts you at ease in front of the camera and gets the perfect shot. Her photographs of our wedding will be treasured for years to come!” – Caroline + Josh     Caroline and Josh’s black tie Eastern Shore wedding at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake was a joyous […]

bride and mother forehead to forehead on black tie eastern shore wedding

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Merriam and Garry’s spring black tie wedding at Montalto was a perfect full circle moment for the couple. Although these two both went to the University of Virginia, it wasn’t until a Z Society soiree years after their undergrad years that they got connected. And Montalto was the very venue where that happened!  I love […]

groom lifting bride and holding her through field

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Dana and Anthony’s spring Dover Hall wedding was a beautiful celebration of families coming together. The estate’s natural grandeur was the perfect backdrop for the burgundy and blue theme of their wedding. After a postponement from their original fall 2020 date extended their engagement to 3 years, the couple had plenty of time to work […]

wedding couple kissing during outdoor portraits at Dover Hall wedding venue

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“Xiaoqi, Cameron and I cannot thank you enough for making our wedding day so special and capturing it all beautifully. Many of our guests commented on how kind, talented and helpful you were. You made everyone posing feel comfortable in front of the lens, which can be a tough task for a photographer I’d imagine! […]

bride and groom kissing after being married at elegant spring washington golf and country club wedding

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Zoey and Andy’s 12 Ridges Vineyard wedding was a long awaited day for these high school sweethearts. The couple live in Seattle but decided to celebrate their wedding out here with family. Zoey and Andy’s day was filled with emotional moments, carefully planned details, and memories that will be shared for a lifetime.  The couple […]

bride and groom holding hands and walking through grassy field during outdoor wedding portraits