The Golden Horseshoe blog is a super fun place where you can keep up with our recent weddings (we love to give our couples a sneak peek of their wedding photos within 72 hours of their wedding day!)  We'll also share some snippets from our personal story, and wedding day tips to help you as you plan!

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Feresa and Drew celebrated a gorgeous wedding day at the Golden Horseshoe Inn!  This sweet couple will be celebrating with a larger wedding in the future, but chose to tie the knot in a very private ceremony with Drew’s father in attendance to lend support!  I have been working on these photos today, knowing that […]

Gorgeous Blue Ridge Mountains Elopement – Feresa and Drew 8.17.19

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Elopements

“You are the cherry on my cake; you make the sun shine brighter; you make my heart flutter.” -LOVE by Eric Carle Yellow is the happiest color I think!  And this was certainly the happiest wedding day!  Amanda and Patrick celebrated their August wedding with a cheerful and vibrant silver and yellow color scheme and […]

Yellow and Silver Virginia Wedding Day – Amanda and Patrick 8.10.19

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Weddings

For three years in a row, my best friend and I gave each other the exact same Christmas gift without knowing!  It is one of my favorite memories.  So my heart swelled about 50 sizes when, after their first look, eyes still glistening with happy tears, Renee and Craig explained to me that they had […]

A little Virginia wedding with big heart – Renee and Craig 8.4.19

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Weddings

“Love, it’s not an emotion.  Love is a promise.” – The Doctor This was a wedding we had been looking forward to for a very long time!  When our bride Mariangela sat down with us and explained her vision for a Doctor Who themed wedding day. we were pretty excited!  We LOVE classic and elegant […]

Doctor Who themed wedding day! Mariangela and Christopher 8.3.19

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Weddings

The wedding of two high school sweethearts, who have known each other since Grade 9, what an incredible day this was!  Shaking voices, and eyes shining with tears, and thankful smiles, and bear hugs.  This was how each toast seemed to go.  I knew already that Carlyn and Keith were wonderful people.  But the amazing […]

Unforgettable Virginia Wedding Day – Carlyn and Keith 7.20.19

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Weddings

Our Rose of Sharon bush has started to bloom this week and I was so excited to photograph our beautiful bride Jessica and her handsome groom Robert among its flowery branches!  They were the best sports about nestling in the blooms, and well, honestly, about everything!  During their mountain top photo shoot there was no […]

Virginia Wedding Day – Jessica and Robert 7.13.19

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Weddings

During Karina and Eric’s wedding, the Golden Horseshoe Inn was filled with the sounds of happy laughter and toasts.   Glasses sloshed a little as they were raised in jubilant celebration after each of the heartfelt speeches by Best Man and Maid of Honor.   I love days like this.  Sometimes I think of our building as […]

Virginia Summer Wedding Day – Karina and Eric 7.12.19

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Weddings

AH-MAZING Wedding photos are what all couples dream of for their wedding day!  (And it’s what your wedding photographer is dreaming of as well!)  So what can you do to prepare for the very best wedding photos possible?  After photographing hundreds of weddings, I have learned a few things about what helps a wedding couple […]

How to prepare for AH-MAZING wedding photos!

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Planning

As a wedding planner and wedding photographer, if I had my choice of super-powers, I would definitely choose control of the weather.  But it seems I didn’t need those powers for Kim and Matt’s wedding…everything just seemed to happen perfectly on its own!   It was the first really hot day of the summer, but a […]

Wedding in the Virginia Mountains – Kimberly and Matthew 6.29.19

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Weddings

Let me introduce you to the most amazing trio!  This is our gorgeous bride Jennifer, along with her sweet Groom Mark, and their faithful four legged companion Twain.  Twain came first…so when Mark appeared in Jennifer’s life a few moments after Midnight on a New Years Eve…well it seemed like a sign. “Life is short, […]

Simple and Elegant Virginia Wedding Day – Jennifer and Mark 6.23.19

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Weddings