I may be a millennial and prefer Instagram and Facebook, but when I saw my fellow millennials heading over to TikTok (I’m assuming so they could polish up their dance skills) I had to follow suit. What can I say, I’m a sucker for a trend. If you haven’t noticed, TikTok is taking over our […]

July 28, 2021

TikTok Wedding Trends


If you haven’t figured it out yet, we here at Amative Creative LOVE the Blue Ridge Mountains. Some of our favorite pictures have our glorious mountains as the backdrop. So, it’s no surprise that many of our couples choose the mountains as the setting for their special day. If you’re as in love with the […]

July 20, 2021

Blue Ridge Mountain Wedding Playlist


As America’s 245th birthday draws near, I’ve had colonial times on the brain. With my recent discovery that Queen Victoria provided us the tradition of the white wedding dress in 1840, I wondered which traditions colonial brides gave us (if any). My recent trip to Colonial Williamsburg didn’t help take my mind off the matter, […]

July 1, 2021

Colonial Wedding Customs


Anne & Gilbert, Romeo & Juliet, Elizabeth Bennet & Darcy, Beauty & the Beast, Harry Potter & Ginny, and now, Sarah & Garrett. Just like some of the greatest romantic literary couples of all time, Sarah & Garrett’s love story is one for the ages. The two met in high school and despite living on […]

June 24, 2021

Sarah & Garrett 7/25/20


For their winter wedding in Lynchburg, Virginia, it was important to Kathryn that her photographer capture the community (family and friends) that would be a part of their special day. The newlyweds also wanted to showcase the celebration of their union and the fun they have together as a couple.

June 1, 2021

Kathryn & Marcus – 1/18/2020


Last weekend I was walking to my car at the end of a wedding and passed the flower girl in her fluffy white tulle dress bending over in a chair to take off her shoes while the PERFECT 90’s wedding song played over the speakers. Honestly, I felt for a moment like I’d stepped into […]

May 24, 2021

How to Cut the Picture-Perfect Wedding Cake Slice

Jacob & Ainsley


Jacob and Ainsley met at the CVCC Bedford Campus in the early college program in their junior year of high school (hello high school sweethearts). Jacob’s romantic plan to ask her to be his girlfriend is captured in their Save the Date film and as the best authors say… the rest is history. After 7 […]

May 17, 2021

Jacob & Ainsley – 6/20/2020


Love is in the air! (Okay, maybe it’s pollen in the air, but still…) Thinking about our newly engaged couples gives us all the feels (and has us dreaming about engagement shoots). If you’re looking for the perfect shoot location in Central Virginia, look no further. We have a list for you. Paid Locations: Sierra […]

May 3, 2021

Engagement Shoot Locations in Central Virginia

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Bridgerton Meets Cottagecore: Set FREE Charity Editorial Photography Getting involved in charity projects has always been a great way for me to do two things at once – push my creativity as a photographer and do something for the greater good at the same time. I have always wanted to do something for a cause […]

April 28, 2021

Bridgerton Meets Cottagecore Editorial Photography


Ah, Millennials, the generation that brought us Lizzie McGuire, the rise of the selfie, the term “adulting”, and… birthday photoshoots for adults. While the Lizzie McGuire movie may be one of my all-time favorites (I mean, this IS what dreams are made of), that’s not what we’re here to talk about today. It’s birthday month […]

April 21, 2021

It’s My Birthday and I’ll Smash a Cake if I Want To