All the way from the NYC area, Daisy and Troy picked our beautiful little city of Charlottesville for their courthouse wedding! They only called me two days before! This was a true elopement. I have to say, it made me proud that this sweet couple from so far away would choose to be married at the Charlottesville Courthouse! I was privileged to be the only one in the room besides the bride and groom and Charlottesville's Sheriff James E. Brown, III when they said their vows to each other, and exchanged rings. Sheriff Brown performed a very nice ceremony for them. It seemed that he really enjoyed this part of his job! As I arrived at the courthouse to meet them, it was pouring rain, but as we exited the courthouse after the short ceremony, the rain miraculously disappeared and we were able to do some nice portraits in Jackson Park, across the street from the courthouse, and with the groom's other baby, his souped up purple sports car! I understand the Sheriff's office will even perform wedding ceremonys outdoors on nice days upon request, in Jackson Park- what a nice option!
It was a perfect morning. I met two beautiful strangers and witnessed them give themselves to each other for life, then we had fun doing portraits in the park together. I couldn't help wondering how their friends and families reacted when they got home and told everyone the happy news! Hopefully these pictures helped them tell their story. They plan on having a party in NYC for all of their loved ones next year.
I am in love with my job as a wedding photographer. I seriously can't wipe the smile off my face for most of the time I'm shooting a wedding - doesn't matter if it's at a fancy country club, a vineyard, or the city courthouse! There's something so cool about a courthouse wedding. I've shot a few of them in Manhattan, and now I'm starting to shoot them in Charlottesville. Maybe it's because my parents were married wearing jeans at a courthouse in Virginia...I have a soft spot for elopements and I hope to be the go-to Charlottesville Courthouse Wedding Photographer!!