I don’t normally take a weekend trip for portraits, but this was a little different. First of all, it was in my hometown, where I could stay with my parents. Second, despite being from the Monticello Wine Trail area, I’d never actually done a portrait session in one of the gorgeous vineyards that surround the city. Third, it was for Eva.
Not only did I used to babysit Eva, her mom babysat me. I think I was actually a baby when Cindy and I first met, so we go way back. Cindy had asked me around December about doing Eva’s senior pictures. We decided on doing them in September in a vineyard. We eventually chose Keswick Vineyards, where I actually had my own senior portrait session. Eva and I explored the vines and the pond while our moms caught up on the porch over a glass of wine.
Before Eva and Cindy arrived, my mom and I took a walk through the vines and marked the numbers of the ones that looked like they had the most grapes so I could come back to those with Eva. What I wasn’t expecting was for a whole section of one row to turn red in mid-September.
Eva had a whole bag of outfits that fit a fall color scheme, so we had fun looking through that to pick out which ones to use. I loved the burgundy against the blue and green of the landscape!
I had so much fun with Eva's session and I hope to come back to Virginia for more vineyard sessions!
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