The Cavalier Hotel underwent an $80 million, five year renovation and is now on the National Register of Historic Places. The hotel was originally built in 1927 and painstaking work went into preserving a majority of the original elements and materials. This hotel is nothing like anything in Virginia Beach and exactly what attracted the Marriott Autograph Collection to add it to their list of esteemed properties across the country. If you're looking for a beach vacation in Virginia Beach, this hotel is a top destination.
Okay, this is clearly a little late, but I couldn't help but share the perfect fall weekend in BHam. With all the negativity and turmoil surrounding the state of Alabama recently, I wanted to make sure people know how beautiful it really is.
I love this little town. There's so much to see and do at any given day but the place to be every week is definitely Pepper Place Market. After you've gathered your local produce, flowers, crafts, and homemade goods, you've probably worked up an appetite. If the fresh baked goods and produce didn't get ya, you must head to Saw's BBQ. I think that God himself established Saw's because there's nothing more heavenly than the food served there. When we first moved here, we went every single weekend. No exaggeration. We have since become too lazy to make the 20min drive but still find ourselves regulars at the local hole in the wall. Once your stomach is full and you can't possibly eat anymore, walk it off at Turkey Creek Preserver. My FAVORITE place in the entire area and by far the best place to walk off those calories. It's full of swimmers and sunbathers such as myself in the warmer months but when the temperature drops just enough for a light jacket, head to the creek. You won't be disappointed.
The Home of the Strange Tour came to central Alabama on Tuesday, September 26 at The BJCC Concert Hall. When the tour was announced, it felt like an instant sell out. Young the Giant has been well established in the alternative pop rock scene for a good time now thanks to the single “My Body” and Cold War Kids made waves a decade ago with their hit “Hang Me Up To Dry”. However, when you think of an alternative music scene, Birmingham, Alabama wouldn’t ever come to mind, and Tuesday’s concert proved just that.
I've known Kayla since she was a wee-little youngin' and the fact that she's married and starting her own family is beyond belief. However, I sigh with big relief because her now-husband Charles is the type of guy that Dad's lay awake and pray for their daughters to find. Both Kayla and Charles are SO full of faith and love, they just radiate happiness and it was even more so evident on their wedding day.
My mom and I flew 2,000 miles to the small island of Barbados. What we saw, ate, and experienced was something far more than a tropical oasis and more along the lines of a cultural awakening. It was an incredible trip, one that I'll never forget.. thanks in large part to these photos.
Nestled among the rolling hills of The Old Mill Farm in Bedford, VA is the most picturesque setting for a summer wedding. Puffy cotton clouds dotted the blue sky but don't let them fool you, we kept our eyes on the weather all day. From a 60% chance of rain, we were ready for whatever happened but not a single drop fell. It was the hottest wedding I have ever photographed but perhaps among the most beautiful as well.
One of my favorite movies is Sweet Home Alabama (bare with me, this is relevant) - I've always loved that movie and it basically makes me a soppy mop every time I watch it. You know the ending scene where it's raining and storming but they both realized that they're so in love and then comes the epic line "So why do you wanna marry me anyway?" "So I can kiss you anytime I want." (Here's a link for a refresher) Well Alicia and Matt had one of these moments during their ceremony.
Nestled between the soft rolling hills of the Richmond suburbs is a beautiful little farm called Seven Springs. Straight out of the colonial period, this farm boasts an impressive campus of 1700 farmhouse, barns, cottages, and farm animals galore. From reading this, you wouldn't immediately think of wedding venue but after photographing there twice, I wouldn't think of anything else. This little corner of Virginia is paradise, where baby goats roam (in cages of course) and the light never seems to disappoint.
I have a love/hate relationship with Blink 182. I love them because, well, they're Blink 182. I hate them because they seem to have discovered the secret to eternal youth, or atleast their music does. Every time I hear Travis tear up the drums or Mark shred the bass, I'm instantly transported to 1999. This band does. not. age. While Tom DeLonge's absent still sits on the forefront of most fan's hearts, we can all agree that Matt Skiba has stepped up and filled the much anticipated role. While all of these guys are in the 40's, they keep putting on one hell of a show with seemingly no end in sight.