• Melissa Sheridan

Summer King Family Vineyards Photo Session | Charlottesville Family Photographer

I got to meet with the H family right before they departed onto another adventure somewhere else. Their session was originally planned for Spring 2020, but then that whole pandemic thing happened! Grr! We had originally planned to go to Chile's Peach Orchard when the peach trees were in bloom, but had to come up with a backup plan instead. Although we didn't get to do our original idea since the blooms had long since passed by the time we got to do this session, King Family Vineyards was an absolutely breath-taking backdrop for a summer family photo session in the Charlottesville area.

King's does charge a small fee to have a session here, but I'll let the photos speak for themselves and show you that it's totally worth the extra cost. And their events team is extremely friendly and easy to work with, so that's a plus!

The girls were so excited to see the horses!

I have a soft spot for capturing mamas and their kiddos. We never get enough photos of ourselves with them!

I'm glad we were able to do this family's session here because they said it held special memories for them from their time living in Charlottesville - going to Polo matches on Sundays here and bringing their dog and kids to run around and play. I always think it's a great idea to do a session somewhere that's meaningful to you. And these backdrops - you can't go wrong! A note about shooting here: they do only allow sessions (besides weddings) within their normal business hours. We started this shoot at 4 PM, but sunset was not until near 8:30 PM! They do offer later hours on Wednesdays in the summer, but at the time this session was done they didn't have any late hours yet before this family moved. That being said, it's bright but still turned out so beautifully to have that great iconic Virginia backdrop!


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