Three gorgeous spots around Charlottesville, two cuties, and one afternoon road trip with the windows down and the music blasting. Jenna and Grant are a gem of a couple who immediately told me they’d be down for anything on their engagement shoot. Despite having to deal with swarms of pesky insects floating around and the unforgiving summer heat, these two were effortlessly gorgeous — I mean, just look at them!
We started off at an overlook on the Shenandoah Skyline drive where you can easily find some of the most breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Then we had a little wandering in and around Swannanoa Palace, an old Italian villa that looks straight out out of some old-school Taylor Swift music video and might actually be haunted (seriously, they have paranormal tours here on occasion). To finish off the afternoon and to avoid completely melting, we cooled off with strawberry soft-serve at a local orchard. Needless to say, ice cream is always the perfect end to a perfect summer day.