The greater Charlottesville area is one of the most frequented places in Virginia for potential wedding venues. And it's no wonder! With it's sprawling landscapes backed by the Blue Ridge Mountains, it's the perfect location for a wedding just outside the hustle and bustle of the city. 

The Charlottesville area boasts dozens and dozens of gorgeous wedding venues from meticulous barn venues to elegant and historical mansions. It's easy to envision saying "I do" at one of the many wineries, white barns, resorts, estates and historical mansions.

And as you walk the grounds of your perfect venue, I’ll capture photos that will grace your home for decades to come. I will record your preparations, your first look, your family...as well as capture images of you dancing for the first time as husband and wife in your reception space.

And you’ll always remember how beautiful your day truly was at your Charlottesville wedding venue.


THE PERFECT VENUE

"Imagine your wedding day in the heart of Virginia's wine country with the Blue Ridge Mountains behind you in a venue that is both luxurious and close to nature. Welcome to the greater Charlottesville area...home to some of the best Virginia wedding venues. Come see all it has to offer."
- Michelle Lieb of Lieb Photographic 

"Early Mountain offers beauty, stately modern facilities & luxurious amenities perfect for your ceremony and reception. Imagine your winery wedding with panoramic views of the Blue Ridge foothills followed by an intimate sit-down dinner served with award-winning wines and elegant cuisine in our beautiful event hall. Couples adore our rustic fireplaces, vaulted ceilings, and flexible inside/outside spaces, as well as our cozy honeymoon cottage nestled in the vineyards. Visit us & we’re sure you'll fall in love."

-early mountain vineyards

"Spectacular indoor and outdoor spaces make King Family Vineyards a versatile & accommodating year-round venue for your wedding. Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, guests will enjoy panoramic mountain views, a charming Carriage House, and award-winning wines."

-king family vineyards

Waterperry Farm and Gardens

"Twenty minutes from historic Charlottesville, in the lush countryside of Albemarle County, there’s a magical place called Waterperry Farm. Set on one hundred acres and surrounded by sweeping Blue Ridge Mountain views, Waterperry Farm offers ultra-luxe accommodations, swimming and tennis, and ten acres of extraordinary gardens. Whether celebrating a wedding or engagement you'll find Waterperry Farm unforgettable."
- Waterperry Farm and Gardens

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King Family Vineyards

"Spectacular indoor and outdoor spaces make King Family Vineyards a versatile & accommodating year-round venue for your wedding. Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, guests will enjoy panoramic mountain views, a charming Carriage House, and award-winning wines."
-King Family Vineyards

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UVA Weddings

UVA alumni share a strong affection for their alma mater. And UVA offers several locations for engagement sessions and weddings. From Darden's North Grounds to the Newcomb Hall Ballroom, UVA's venue choices offer the perfect combination between collegiate romance and the historical charm of downtown Charlottesville.  

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The Columns at
Six Penny Farm

The Columns at Six Penny Farm is the premiere wedding venue in the Shenandoah Valley. It offers the vineyard as well as a picturesque sweeping view of the mountains. Located on a private farm, it boasts stunning Jeffersonian architecture, expansive open lawns, and a stately hall for receptions. And the Massanutten Peak is the perfect backdrop for your golden hour portraits.

Should we both get ready at our venue?

FAQ

Absolutely! If your venue has a lovely bridal suite and groom's lounge, I highly recommend it. I also recommend keeping the area clean and full of natural light for the preparation photos. View some beautiful images of the bride getting ready at The Columns at Six Penny Farm HERE!

A FEW OF my MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT photographing WEDDINGS Charlottesville Weddings

Where do you recommend taking our family portraits?

I will give you the opportunity months prior to your wedding day to give me feedback for your preferred locations. I always do a site visit and preferably a walk-through for venues at which I have yet to photograph. My favorite locations for family portraits involve the most lovely spots with the most complimentary lighting scenarios. View a wedding with multiple family portrait locations HERE.

What time should we schedule our ceremony to begin?

I work very closely with you and your wedding planner to ensure that you start your ceremony with enough time for the images prior as well as time for golden hour portraits and a steady reception start time. Before you set a start time, let's chat about sunset for your time of year and your wedding day priorities. View a perfectly time wedding day HERE.

What if it rains on my wedding day?

No one wants rain on their wedding day! But if it does rain, your day will still be perfect and your images will be stunning! I have photographed on rainy days and even in hurricanes! I will scout out all the choice locations at your venue and familiarize myself with plan B, C, D and E! Your day will still be as lovely as ever. View highlights from a rainy wedding day HERE.

Should a bride consider bridal portraits?

A thousand times YES! A bridal portrait session provides the opportunity for a bride to prepare for her Big Day with a private session devoted just to her. Bridal portraits do not always happen at golden hour on the wedding day, so a session months prior to the big day provides those gorgeous images in the prettiest light of the day. And they make the BEST surprise wedding day present for the groom! Peruse some of my favorites HERE. And be sure to search the blog for "bridal portraits" to see many more.

Do you recommend any other vendors for my Charlottesville wedding?

Yes I do! I have a wonderful and exclusive list of preferred wedding professionals. Many of them are familiar with the Charlottesville area wedding venues. I provide all of my booked couples with a comprehensive online bridal guide complete with preferred professionals. I'm glad to help match you with the vendors who could be the perfect fit for your style and budget. Find out more about my process HERE.

Meet Michelle

GET TO KNOW THE PHOTOGRAPHER

I understand that you want photographs you can't stop looking at because they capture an authentic joy encased in a romantic, classic image of you at your best moments together. That's why I plan to be fully present with you, listening to your questions and your vision, encouraging you and showing you how beautiful you are together. Serving you well and creating a curated collection of fine art images of your favorite moments is at the heart of what I do. I want to bless you by making this process fun, simple and enjoyable. My heart is to give you an incredible photographic experience from beginning to end. 


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Whether you’re planning a wedding at a Charlottesville wedding venue or somewhere else in Virginia (or beyond!), I would love to be considered for your day. 

If you’re interested in working with me, the best way to reach me is by either filling out the form or sending an e-mail to michelle@liebphotographic.com with your wedding date and location. If you’ve filled out the form and haven’t heard from me in a few days, please email me directly.

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