Last year, Robert was approached by Walter Slawski of The Catering Outfit, to photograph a styled shoot in the heart of downtown Charlottesville. Styled shoots in the wedding industry are a more recent trend, and here in Charlottesville, most of these “inspiration” shoots take place in some kind of rustic setting. We loved Walter’s ideas, and jumped at the opportunity to work with his team, as well as Meghan from Shindig, Pat and Sherry of Southern Blooms, and an array of other incredible local wedding vendors. The night Robert photographed the tablescape was the same night Snoop Dog was at the downtown Pavilion. The mall was hustling and bustling and intrigued people stopped to watch the action, ask questions, and admire the beautiful table. Afterwards, Chef Walter prepared an amazing meal for a group of local vendors. What an amazing experience.
This styled shoot, affectionately known on Instagram as #awwchic, was featured recently on Ruffled, a premier wedding blog. To see the full feature click here!
Katie and Patrick’s stunning wedding at Keswick Vineyards has been featured on Borrowed & Blue! I chose this image to share because, really now, how adorable is that sweet flower girl watching as Katie and Patrick have their First Look. There could be a caption contest for this one.
Yes, there is a recap of the recap! 2015 was broken into 6 separate blog posts, but we also put together an abridged recap. Sounds a little over the top, but we thought it was a nice way to wrap things up. You can keep scrolling through the rest of the blog to see the entire year in review OR you can click below to see the slideshow!
It seems fitting to end this recap with a few of our own family photos. As parents, we know all too well how fast the time goes. We were recently out to dinner with the kids, and sitting next to us were a couple of families who had babies. One of the dads, looked over at us and asked how old our kids were and then asked if it was true…does it go as fast as “they” say it does? I shook my head yes…so fast. It is really mind blowing sometimes when I look at our 12 year old who is now almost as tall as me.
We are honored to be a part of so many people’s lives. From family portraits with repeat clients each year, to clients who become friends, to young couples who call upon Robert to photograph their weddings and then call back a few years later to document their growing family. You are all so important to us and we value your support.
As a fun way to wrap up last year, we will be offering a special sale for all 2015 clients. For just one day, all prints, image files and canvas gallery wraps will be 50% off! Pay attention to your inbox. More information will be coming sometime next week, so you’ll want to mark your calendar!
Thank you all for such a great year.
With much love,
The Radifera Family
Okay folks, we are almost to the end of 2015! Heading into fall with senior sessions, lots of family portraits, not to mention a couple of weddings, some interiors, and an engagement session. One more post to go and then a very exciting announcement for all of our 2015 clients!