Blog | Xiaoqi Li Photography | Virginia Wedding Inspiration and Stories

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In respect to their elders and to tradition, many of my Chinese couples include a tea ceremony on their wedding day, including Ziwei and Victor last year. So they were excited to connect with a Chinese wedding photographer who was familiar with tea ceremonies. The simple tea ceremony they planned would include just 2 rounds […]

Newly married couple hugging and smiling at Richmond wedding

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As a Charlottesville Wedding Photographer, receptions are some of my favorite parts of any wedding day! The nerves and wedding day jitters are gone, and now you get to relax and let loose. Just like when planning the ceremony and details, I encourage you to plan your reception to involve things that you enjoy and aspects of your life/relationship that you want to highlight. It’s your time to celebrate your marriage and this new chapter in your life with the people that matter most in your life.

Keep scrolling to see my top 3 planning tips so you’ll enjoy your time at your wedding reception and have it documented, too!

Couple on dance floor of Charlottesville Wedding Reception

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University of Virginia engagement sessions are especially popular for fellow alum who have many cherished memories together at their alma mater. This was definitely the case for Hannah and Ryan, making UVA the perfect place to celebrate their engagement! We explored some favorite spots around the gorgeous architecture of the Rotunda and the gardens surrounding […]

newly engaged couple kissing in front of university of virginia

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Stinson Vineyards located in the Blue Ridge Mountains was the perfect spot for Charlotte and Jake’s fall vineyard engagement session. Charlotte and Jake are some of the kindest souls, and so perfect for each other. Throughout their relationship, they focused on strong communication being the foundation of their story. They had a conversation about what […]

man and woman walking

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When Aija and Stafford asked me to photograph their elegant backyard micro-wedding, the answer was a resounding YES. After taking photos of Aija and her family for her graduation from the University of Virginia three years ago, I was so happy and honored to photograph them again…and now also got to photograph the Browns (Stafford’s […]

bride and groom hugging and laughing