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I’m a Virginia based wedding & portrait photographer, wife, and a fur-mom who believes that photographs are a great reminder of happy moments with the people close to our hearts.

Hi, I'm Lyn!

Like most professional photographers, I’ve photographed many engagement photos, weddings, and family portraits in Charlottesville, Virginia. Over the years I’ve scouted out many locations and along the way, I’ve discovered some locations that have become my “go-tos’ ‘ because I know they will always give us photos with a little something special. Here are just six locations that I love the most! 

Boar’s Head 

Boar’s Head Resort is one of my favorite locations because not only does it have many different options for backgrounds, but it sits in the rolling Virginia countryside. The landscaping here is just incredible and perfect for photos in the summer and spring. All that countryside means there is plenty of room for the kiddos to have fun and run around. If you’re looking for a location that highlights how picturesque Virginia is, this is the place! 

Chiles Peach Orchard

Chiles Peach Orchard is a stunning orchard located right in Crozet, VA. I always recommend this location for an engagement session because you’re able to rent the space after it closes so your photos are exactly what they should be: photos of you and your significant other, not random people roaming the orchard. What’s more romantic than having an orchard to yourselves with beautiful views of the Blue Ridge mountains?!

Stinson Vineyards 

Similar to Chiles Peach Orchard, I always recommend Stinson Vineyards for an engagement session because of the stunning vines and views. This vineyard has such beautiful grounds that make it perfect for a photo session.

WaterPerry Farm

I’ll be honest I’m a little hesitant to share this location because it truly is a beautiful hidden gem… WaterPerry Farm located in Free Union, VA has probably the most amazing landscaping I’ve ever seen. It’s perfect for both family sessions or engagement sessions and if you’re anything like me, you won’t want to leave once you get there. This farm is set on one hundred acres and surrounded by sweeping Blue Ridge Mountain views and features ten acres of extraordinary gardens. Even if you’re not going for a photo session – I recommend taking a trip just to see how beautiful it is!

Contrast RVA

While you’ll usually find me outdoors for photography sessions, having an indoor location is a necessity. If you want to avoid inclement weather, the heat, or whatever else Contrast RVA is an elegant, yet simple studio. This location offering a big and beautiful airy themed space and is perfect for an indoor family session or indoor engagement session!

UVA Rotunda 

Last, but certainly not least. The UVA Rotunda is another perfect location for family or engagement photos – I am just obsessed with the grand white pillars the rotunda features. Though I love this location it can get very crowded in the afternoons if it’s a beautiful day so we will have to plan accordingly! 

Charlottesville, Virginia offers you incredible beauty, history, and all the comforts of a beautiful city located in a rural community. With the Blue Ridge Mountains standing tall at its back, it’s no wonder that Charlottesville I have multiple “go-to” spots around the area.

- connie j.

If you are looking for a photographer that has a great personality, experienced with attention to detail, and is fun to work with, then Lyn is your person! She arrived on time and immediately began to work. She was great at directing everyone on how to pose and had great patience dealing with my chaotic family! She took numerous photos and she was able to send me sneak peaks in less than 24 hours!"

"We loved the photos and we're glad we chose Lyn as our photographer!


When planning a wedding it is so scary to hire vendors and have all the trust in them that they will do a good job and from the second I met Lyn Waldrop I knew she would have my best interest in mind!"

"Lyn also did an amazing job at capturing our real emotions which I am so grateful for!


She was great at communicating so I wasn’t stressed about how I should dress, and when and where to go. I’m not very comfortable in front of a camera but I’d do another shoot with her any day! She had tons of poses and a plan of what we were doing so I was at ease knowing these pictures would look beautiful."

“Lyn was SO energetic and made the experience so much more fun