Last year, I travelled to Blacksburg, VA to photograph and engagement session on the beautiful campus of Virginia Tech during the peak of fall. Knowing this area of the state would be full of that iconic foliage, I decided to bring Rob and Granger along with me so we could just make a weekend out of the trip. We did nothing but spend time together; eating, hiking, and watching TV. It was the perfect getaway in the middle of busy season that left me refreshed for the rest of my remaining weddings. We knew we wanted to do something similar this year and ended up picking Charlottesville since we knew it would have a lot of activities where we could bring Granger! And really, what’s better than a weekend full of wine tastings!? Planning around their football schedule, we ended up going earlier this September and truly had a perfect weekend. I left my professional camera at home (I know, gasp!!) and shot EVERYTHING on my iPhone only!
Our first day in the city was split between Barboursville Winery and Keswick Vineyards – two stunning properties that encompass everything that is Charlottesville! We found the cutest outdoor taco place for dinner, Brazos, and ate more queso than you could ever imagine. So all in all, pretty much a success!
Day two we woke up early to go hiking at Humpback Rocks in the Blue Ridge Mountains but not before getting Bodo’s for breakfast. Fun fact: mosquitos LOVE me. Like, I can’t stress that enough and will just say I counted (yes, counted) over 45 bites at the end of this trip. But despite that, the view was unreal! We immediately reversed all phsyical activity by heading to Blue Mountain Brewery for lunch and post-hike beers.
Our last day in town we wanted to find an awesome spot to pick apples and ended up Carter Mountain Orchards which has the most amazing view of our whole trip! We ended up leaving with way too many goods and surprisingly, not many apples (despite the abundance in their fields!). I love these little getaways and had the perfect weekend with my two favorites!
Please note: These images were all photographed on an iPhone. To view professional work, please visit my other blog posts and galleries!