This was the first time I’d experienced a Keswick Vineyards Wedding. Kate and Shawn had meticulously planned this wedding. Shawn took a much heavier role in the planning than most grooms to be. (and if you read the post about their engagement session, you might remember that he’s the romantic, while Kate is the practical of the pair). Kate picked the location, visiting it while on a wine tasting trip with her lady friends. I’d heard about Keswick, and was pretty excited about being turned loose on this place with my 4 very expensive cameras. I looked at their Facebook Page and read reviews everywhere I could find them. Kate sent me a ton of photo ideas she and Shawn had found around the interwebs, and I went to the Keswick Vineyards Wedding Information Page.
There I read:
Rich in history dating back to the Revolutionary War and Civil War, the land is now home to one of Charlottesville’s most romantic wedding venues, Keswick Vineyards. Nestled in a valley of rolling farmland and surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains, the pristine grounds lend itself as the perfect backdrop for your vineyard wedding ceremony, cocktail hour, reception or corporate event. Conveniently located in Keswick, VA, just outside of Charlottesville, your guests will have access to numerous hotel options, restaurants and historical locations such as Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, Ash Lawn-Highland and the University of Virginia. – quoted directly from their website
So, I was pretty pumped to shoot this wedding obviously. I got in touch with their Wedding Coordinator, Karissa Coffey and let her know my proposed plan to get the photos Kate and Sean wanted done. Karissa was really great to work with.
There’s a lot to be said for word of mouth recommendations. Over the years I’ve been a wedding photographer (and affordable one at that). I’ve been very lucky to have been hired by couples that recommend me to their friends. Kate and Sean’s wedding was no different. Many weddings I shoot are “Bill Murray Photography Alumni Days” for me. I had recently shot Becky and Wick’s wedding at One Fish Two Fish and a few years prior to that I had shot Katie and Joel’s wedding at Aqua on the Eastern Shore. (I’m a very lucky guy).
If you’re looking for an affordable wedding photographer to shoot your wedding at Keswick Vineyards? I’m your guy. Enjoy the photos!