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 […]

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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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Tanya and Andy’s Lexington backyard wedding was an emotional, intimate affair. I find myself saying this a lot, but I absolutely loved the way this couple made their wedding day their own!  Although Tanya and Andy live down in Virginia Beach, they also own a piece of land in Lexington. The location was perfect for […]

wedding couple kiss as husband and wife at Lexington backyard wedding

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Natalie and Chris’ summer Virginia House wedding was a heartwarming experience celebrating fellow University of Virginia alums uniting as one. I also went to the same high school as Natalie, and I always find it even more special photographing not only a fellow Hoo but also a fellow Maggie Walker alum! The couple met in […]

black and white portrait of bride and groom sitting on steps laughing together

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I had such a great time meeting Penny and Thomas at their summer Shenandoah National Park engagement session! Their session was a fun way to get some posing practice in ahead of their wedding next fall and enjoy photos with their playful pup, Maven. Fingers crossed Maven will also make the wedding, but for now […]

newly engaged couple dancing at top of Ravens Roost

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Kristen and Jose’s Bethesda Terrace portrait session was the perfect way to show off this iconic Central Park location. They came to celebrate their upcoming 9 year anniversary as well as Jose’s birthday. The couple were visiting from Tampa, Florida, so experiencing Central Park was at the top of their bucket list. Being fellow photographers […]

man holding woman's chin and smiling at her during couples session

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At the heart of Virginia, Richmond is a popular location for locals as well as couples coming home to celebrate their wedding. We have everything from elegant ballrooms to beautiful gardens, elegant rooftops, rustic farms, and more! Below is a list of my favorite 30+ Richmond wedding venues. Best Outdoor Ceremony Venues in Richmond 1. […]

Dover Hall ballroom wedding reception at top Richmond Wedding venues