Blog | Xiaoqi Li Photography | Virginia Wedding Inspiration and Stories

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There are so many options for your Charlottesville engagement session! Whether you’re looking for a more natural vibe with mountains or greenery, the classic vibes of UVA, or something more urban, we’ve got a little bit of everything! Below is a list of my favorite Charlottesville engagement session locations perfect for any couple’s engagement story. […]

newly engaged couple kissing in front of university of virginia

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Looking for a way to get even more time to celebrate with your friends and family? Consider a brunch wedding! Lydia and Andrew’s 11am rooftop ceremony at the Quirk Hotel Richmond meant they had all evening to party after their wedding. I love that the entire wedding day from getting ready to ceremony and reception […]

newly married couple hugging and celebrating after their brunch wedding in richmond at Quirk Hotel

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When looking for mountain views, sometimes all you have to do is ask Grandma! When Jenny & Nick realized they needed to postpone their big wedding, they decided they still wanted to make it official on their original date & venue. But once they realized how much travel that would entail, they then discovered Jenny’s […]

Bride during first look with bridesmaids and friends

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When Mary Margaret and Sam told me they were Episcopal priests, I felt so honored to be trusted with photographing their own Episcopal Wedding Ceremony! Their venue was close to their heart, as Montfair Resort Farm is run by Sam’s family. Sam relayed fond memories of spots where he would stand to try to get […]

Couple kneeling during wedding ceremony to pray together

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As a Charlottesville engagement photographer, I love helping my couples choose the perfect location for their session! There are a few different ways to go about selecting your location. Most of my engagement sessions are in Charlottesville and Richmond, but I’ve also photographed sessions everywhere from DC to Miami to Portland. 

I’ve found these tips to be useful no matter what city you’re in though – read on for ways to brainstorm your engagement session location!