I first met Eric and Marcella back in February and have been looking forward to their wedding, which is coming up in less than a month, since then. It’s not surprising then, when I mentioned a winery that was over an hour’s drive from both of us for our engagement shoot, they jumped at the chance. Now, I chose the Barrel Oak Winery partly due to its location in the gorgeous rolling hills of the eastern side of the Blue Ridge Mountains, but also because both Marcella and Eric are huge foodies and love wine, so I really couldn’t pass up an opportunity to relax and enjoy some beautiful views (and wine!) with two awesome people.
Of course, that wasn’t quite awesome enough, so when we got to the winery, we found out that the Fauquier County SPCA was holding a ‘Paws for the Cause’ benefit AND a Frisbee catching demonstration with some World Champion dogs.
After 2 hours of delicious Sangria, some awesome dogs and gorgeous scenery at the winery, we made our way to gorgeous Sky Meadows Park to cap off an amazing session. I had an awesome time and cannot wait to shoot their wedding at the historic Vandiver Inn in Havre de Grace, Maryland.
To start us off, here is what we were enjoying during our winery shoot.