5 Awesome Dates Ideas for Love Birds in Northern Virginia & the Shenandoah Valley

Happy February, love birds! Whether you are planning your upcoming wedding and need a break to enjoy each other and de-stress or you just need a day out on the town with your love, this post is perfect for you. 5 Awesome Date ideas close to Northern Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley. There is something on this list for everyone…

1.) Vineyard trip.

There are so many great wineries to explore in the area. Pick a vineyard you haven’t been to before and take in the gorgeous views, fresh air and delicious wine. It’s the perfect atmosphere to relax & re-connect. Some vineyards have live music, most are pet friendly, and all are filled with a delightful ambiance.

This link will take you to Loudoun County WINE COUNTRY

Or if you want to check out a fun event try: Corks & Cupcakes


2.) Coffee Date.

This is probably one of my favorite pass times. And we are so fortunate to live in an area that has so many great coffee shops. From Shoe’s Cup and Cork in Downtown Leesburg, to The Espresso Bar in Old Town Winchester, and PLENTY of other shops in between coffee is always a great way to spend a date. Grab a cup and have a conversation about your next vacation, or play a board game. And like the vineyards, many of these quaint places have live music.



3.) Catch a Flick

Movies are always. good choice. Cozy seats, snacks to share, and plenty of snuggle screen time. Sure you can watch Netflix and chill, but catching a movie on the silver screen is a fun and laid back activity for you and your sweetheart. When you’ve had a stress-filled week and want to spend time together, sharing a box of candy and bowl of popcorn, head to the theater… If you head to the Alamo Drafthouse, you can even make it a dinner & a movie date in one.



4.)Take a Hike.

is still a chilly month around here, but the days can still be gorgeous. Whether it’s cold and snowy or sunny & 60
degrees, a perfect date would be a nice hike. We are lucky to live with the Blue Ridge Mountains around us. So get out there and take in the natural beauty. It’s good for you body & for your soul. Unplug and unwind with your love. Head up to Bear’s Den for take in the gorgeous views, or explore the third battle for Winchester. Head to Harpers Ferry for mountain hiking and history.



5.) Live Music

Fun, energizing, and exciting. Live music is always a fun way to spend a date night. Whether it’s an acoustic show or a rock out sesh, you are sure to have a good time. Music speaks to the soul, grab your babe and get out on the dance floor or sing along. For a few places to watch some great shows visit Talley Ho Theater or The Bight Box. Head a little further into Northern VA and check out Wolf Trap!



I cant wait to hear about all your fun date nights!! Until next time <3 Stephanie


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Leesburg VA wedding Photographer: Vintage Glam at Shoe’s Cup & Cork

New Years Eve has always been one of my favorite holidays. It’s reminiscing about the year we just had and looking into what the next year holds for us. It’s the memories & the adventure that I love so much about this holiday. And interestingly enough, weddings are so very similar to NYE. The day tells a story of the couples past present & future. It’s filled with excitement about what’s in store. And that right there is why I LOVE photographing weddings, the emotions of the day are so pure. With NYE only days away, we say Goodbye 2017, & HELLO 2018! I wanted to send off 2017 with a bang, and these gorgeous photos from downtown Leesburg VA at Shoe’s Cup & Cork will definitely do that. To me they are the most perfect example for vintage glam, which screams NYE. From the speakeasy themed venue to the crystal detailed lace. Just take a look for yourself at all the grace, elegance and glow of this intimate affair. It’s almost like you are being taken back in time for a high class 1920’s affair….. 

Venue: Shoe’s Cup & Cork

Dress: Ebrada Atelier

Hair & Makeup: Gabby & Martha’s hair and Makeup, Dare to be Unforgettable

Florals:  JR FLowers

Styling: Always Creating Studio

HAPPY NEW YEAR… see you all in 2018!

<3 Stephanie

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Lifestyle Photography: Snowy session in Berryville Virginia


SUPER QUICK BLOG POST…. Last week on Saturday I met up with the B family and captured some photos of the kids. We were so so lucky that it snowed, it was the perfect weather and the perfect backdrop for Christmas photos. Berryville VA is a cute and quaint town that when covered in snow turns to magic. Thank you Hip & Humble for allowing us to use your cool old truck. Posting these just in time for Christmas… Hope you all have been nice this year ( or naughty if you prefer!)

<3 Stephanie

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