Afton, VA:  Lydia and Ran chose to have a destination style wedding, at the beautiful Veritas Vineyards & Winery, in the hills of Virgina.  We have been looking forward to capturing this couple’s wedding day for over 1 year!  Lydia and Ran are truly some of the sweetest, most genuine and kind-hearted people we have ever met…They put everyone around them 1st and are only joyful when they feel that their friends and family are filled with happiness.  Their never ending compassion and gracious souls, are rare qualities and it was a true honor to be a part of their lives.  We have never felt as appreciated as we did on this wedding day!  Lydia and Ran’s family and closest friends, surrounded everyone with love!  The one and only sad aspect of this wonderful celebration was the weather…RAIN, RAIN and more RAIN!  It showered or misted almost the entire day, only letting up for the outdoor ceremony and a few of the formal photos.  The mountains couldn’t even be seen, because of the thick blanket of fog.  Most of the Bride and Groom photos were shot in the direct rain and under umbrellas…you would never know by looking at the photos, because these two were troopers!  Not many Brides value their photos so much, that they will stand in the rain for us!  The unfortunate spring weather didn’t dampen the excitement and blissful feelings that encompassed this day!  Lydia and Ran are the type of couple that you know will love and admire each other for the rest of their lives!  They have the utmost respect for each other and they have a blast just being in the same room together…undeniable best friends!  We enjoyed documenting their contagious laughs, constant smiles and affectionate interactions.  We wish these two nothing but the best in their decades of marriage!  They will always have a place in our hearts, as one of our most cherished clients (and now friends)!  We adore you Lydia and Ran!!!

The morning was spent in this historic farmhouse, on the winery property…it was beautiful!

They were standing in misting rain for most of these photos…we can’t begin to thank them for being so willing to still have lovely images, even in the rain!

We adored this fun and easy going wedding party!

Lydia, you are gorgeous…inside and out!!!

Lydia and her kind and lovable family!

Love Lydia and her mother’s faces while Lydia’s dad gives a toast!  They all have such a special connection!

Pure happiness all day!!!

Lydia and Ran provided all the fixins for S’Mores, during the reception…best treat ever!!!

You may recognize the couple on the left…Sara + Kevin!  We photographed their wedding in 2012, where Lydia was a bridesmaid and we first met!  We love getting to see/photograph past clients again!

Lydia + Ran | Wedding



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  1. Stephanie Stewart

    June 19th, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    Oh so very beautiful!!! What a gorgeous, happy couple! Love their venue!