I toured Nottoway Plantation with the ladies from Enchanted FairyWare last weekend. I had an amazing time with Ella and Molly. They looked perfect in their “Marie Antoinette” inspired costumes. I met their Great-Grandmother Ne’ Ne’ who was a perfect “Steel Magnolia” Southern lady! Gigi, Tammie, and Kallie were beautiful, funny, and just wonderful. We walked through a small citrus orchard, under massive oaks, through a maze, and around a fountain. Of course we toured the Plantation Home!
This adventure did have some twists! I had purchased a new SD card. I wanted to be prepared. Well, about 15 of my images were corrupted- at first. Some looked like dye had been poured upon them. Others were blocks of color. My computer decided to freeze and spin! I couldn’t upload the images onto my hard drive. I edited each one from the card and immediately uploaded to my Smugmug account. One by one, I painstakingly uploaded, edited, and saved 113 files! It was worth it, though. My heart would have been broken if I would have lost those images. Nottoway is a stunning setting for portrait photography.
The White Ballroom was my favorite place to shoot inside. The citrus orchard was my favorite place to shoot outside. I would love to go back. Here is a slide show depicting our day at Nottoway. If you would like to make plans for a photoshoot there, contact me.