Wedding Archives | Xiaoqi Li Photography

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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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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

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This September, Alexxis and Chris tied the knot at their Early Mountain Vineyards wedding. We’re definitely known for the beauty and charm of our vineyards, and it’s not hard to see why! Early Mountain’s rolling hills and stunning open mountain views make for the perfect romantic backdrop for any celebration. Plus their staff takes amazing […]

Fall Vineyard Wedding at Early Mountain Vineyards image by Xiaoqi Li Photography

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Montfair has become one of my favorite Charlottesville wedding venues. And this Montfair Resort Farm wedding was where it started! It’s the perfect place to get away from the city and celebrate surrounded by the serenity of nature, which was exactly the vibe Kat and Wade were going for. Both grads of the Class of […]

Elegant & Rustic Montfair Resort Wedding, image by Xiaoqi Li Photography