• Blake + Rita

There are a few Virginia venues that I still have on my photography bucket list! I’m excited that I was able to cross the beautiful Keswick Vineyard off of that list this past Saturday! Michael and I had the honor of capturing Blake and Rita’s wedding day in the rolling hills outside of Charlottesville, VA this past weekend. I’ve wanted to shoot at this stunning location for quite some time and let me tell you, it more than lived up to its’ reputation! Keswick is just stunning…. and it’s also very quaint and relaxing. It’s off the beaten path and the property is full of incredible locations for photos. I could have shot Blake and Rita’s portraits for HOURS at this venue but I refrained because it was definitely a toasty July day. Thankfully we had overcast skies and only a little snippet of rainfall towards the end of the ceremony! The BEST part about the rain was that it left behind some amazing clouds for us to use!!

Blake and Rita’s day couldn’t have been more perfect and it was so much fun for Michael and I to work with our good friends Anna and Richard! AND, to make this day EVEN better, my dad officiated the ceremony!! Now I know I’m biased but he’s my favorite pastor to have at a ceremony. It’s just fun having him there!! Rita grew up in the small town of Bowling Green where Michael and I grew up and so there were MANY familiar faces from our childhood. It was such an honor to be a part of this celebration and let me tell you, it was a celebration! From the moment I arrived as Keswick, there was a happy atmosphere in the air! Everyone was excited for these two to tie the knot!! From the daddy/daughter first look to the heartfelt toasts and parent dances, I got teary eyed a few times and that’s a tell-tale sign that it was an amazing day!! :) I cannot WAIT to show you Blake and Rita’s Keswick wedding through our eyes!! Enjoy!!


Love this! 

By FAR one of the sweetest daddy/daughter first looks I’ve photographed! 

Love this shot from Michael…. totally creeping in the vines. 

Probably one of my favorites from the whole day! Not posed, just stunning.

I mean really? This isn’t real.

Gorgeous! Keswick will take your breath away! 

Look at that smile!! 

One beautiful bridal party!


And they’re off!! The ring bearers came running full steam ahead! 

Look at that grip! Such a sweet moment.

WOW!!! That’s pure trust right there! They must have practiced!!

Another favorite! 

A little rain never hurt anybody! 

Storms on wedding days make for AMAZING light afterwards! 


Ha!!! Best parent’s entrance I’ve seen in a long time! 

Love it:)

So sweet….

Congrats you two!!!


 Ceremony | Keswick Vineyards
                                                                               Reception | Keswick Vineyards
                                                                                  Florists | Flower Girls, Inc.
                                                                               Bridesmaids | Davids Bridal
                                                                                 Groomsmen | Jos A Banks
                                                                                      DJ | Richard Greene
                                                                                Coordinator | Anna Burke
                                                                            Invitations | yourinvitationplace
                                                                                    Cake | Favorite Cakes
                                                                                     Catering | 20 South
                                                                         Linens/Party Rentals | MS Events

xoxo, Katelyn
23 Comments Weddings
  1. Urška Majer reply

    Gorgeous! Love the shot with the pool reflection!

  2. Mallory reply

    The last picture is my favorite!! Love the lighting!

  3. Anna Burke reply

    YAY!!!!!!!!!! Love everything about these, but I am SO GLAD you got a shot of Billy doing The Wobble :) It’s always great working with the Dream Team, and I’m looking forward to seeing you again this weekend!

  4. Kimber Wassenberg reply

    Oh my goodness, their wedding portraits are absolutely stunning. The light from that rain storm is amazing and your composition is always beautiful! Keswick is amazing too…no wonder you had that venue on your bucket list! The bride’s dress is so flattering and beautiful too! I just can’t say enough about this wedding!!!!!!!!

  5. Currie reply

    One of my favorites ever Katelyn!! Beautiful!!

  6. Richard Green reply

    Breathtaking……. Great job!

  7. Carmaleta Ann reply

    Absolutely Stunning!!!

  8. Cindy Schornberg reply

    Amazing work! You both did an amazing job capturing the emotion and beauty of the day. Wish we had more time to take you to other parts of the property. Next time!

  9. Kathy Wirtala reply

    Katelyn, these are awesome photos…wow!

  10. Kathryn Grace reply

    LOVE the post-storm portraits!!

  11. Kristi Knight reply

    Wow – absolutely stunning photos!! I truly feel like I was there. Thank you for capturing the flowers so beautifully.

  12. molly stillman reply

    oh how awesome is this?!! what a gorgeous venue, gorgeous wedding, and gorgeous images!

  13. katie reply

    STUNNING. Absolutely amazing venue and that light (that I know so well ;) made for incredible portraits!!! Love this Katelyn!

  14. Charity DellaCamera reply

    Okay…no shocker Katelyn but they are amazing!!! Seriously Every picture I was going to say is my favorite…then i saw the next one and that was my favorite! Rita beale you are gorgeous! The wedding looked perfect, Keswick looked perfect….amazing! Congrats Rita and Blake!! So happy for you!

  15. Annetta reply

    Beautiful wedding!!! Love the colour palette! My favourite colour combination. Wonderful job Katelyn and Michael!

  16. Allison reply

    Beautiful! Love those shots of them after the storm! Such a happy couple :)

  17. Matoli Keely reply

    What a stunning wedding! the vineyard looked amazing…that’s one of my dreams… to someday shoot at one. you captured the love between the couple beautifully!

  18. MJ reply

    Everyone of them takes your breath away!

  19. Sarah Adams reply

    What an AMAZING venue! WOW! And that sky! Everything about this wedding is gorgeous!

  20. Kristina W. reply

    This is such a gorgeous location! Wow! Did I spy your dad wearing what he wore when he officated your wedding? :)

  21. Mandy reply

    Look at all the old folk doing ‘the wobble’!! cracks me up hahahaha beautiful images as always, katelyn & michael!

  22. Brooke Satterwhite reply

    beautiful, as always katelyn! It looked like a fun wedding to capture! Beautiful wedding Rita and Blake!

  23. caroline reply

    Aw, so sweet! Great job capturing the little moments, KK!

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