The Homestead Resort
Ran and Linda Henry bring the romance of the mountains to your wedding, even if you don't wed in the Blue Ridge Mountains. We offer Wedding and Event Photography. Specializing in Wedding Photography, HD Videography, and truly unique Deejay Entertainment, creating and capturing memories as a couple.
For two decades we lit up celebrations in South Florida, focusing on brides framed by palm fronds, hydrangeas and birds of paradise. We are back to our roots, sharing weddings in Virginia’s heartland for 14 years.
We can tell you stories …
Great granddad enrolled at the University of Virginia at age 16 so he could enlist in the Confederate Army, losing his horse to Yankee bullets at Gettysburg, leading the Petersburg Rifles until told to hold his fire. Then he met a brunette from Culpepper named Lucy who said she could never marry a soldier. Major Henry came back to UVA for his law degree, and pled for a life-long love we aim to emulate -- and pass along.
We were married in a chapel overlooking the Continental Divide, accessible only by four-wheel drive -- his and hers Suburbans, of course. We danced back from the altar to “Let’s Get It On” and drove one Suburban down the mountain to rock to Lynyrd Skynyrd in the lodge. After raising our Florida daughters to love New York we are at home in the hills, loving the mist in the pines that makes couples make promises.
What ties together our vision and talents? Storytelling. And what makes a story, and a wedding, really rock? Wondering what thrill or heart-tug happens next, then seeing that happy ending. For author, UVA writing professor and actual disc jockey Ran Henry, a truly memorable dance mix tells a story, from Motown to hip hop -- just as films and photo collections dramatize the moments that matter, from start to finish.
For photography and videography we charge by the wedding, not by the hour, to tell the whole story of your day -- shooting opening images and parting shots at historic churches, hotels, wineries, country clubs, estates and hilltops across the Commonwealth. Ask about our work at Central Virginia's premier wedding venues.
At an altar in the highlands or alongside the Atlantic, we believe we renew our vows at your wedding – turning plans into memories to fill your heart and home. When “We’re getting married!” rings in your ears, we can help tell your story.
We offer premium wedding and event photography as a couple, giving you upwards of eight hundred images of your wedding day, from two photographers, depicting you and your family and friends through eyes only a husband and wife can share. Linda Henry is the portrait artist, Ran Henry the photojournalist, capturing all the highlights of your day and those candid shots that always bring smiles.
We begin our coverage hours before your ceremony, photographing your preparations and bridal portraiture, the groom and groomsmen getting ready, the gathering of guests, your ceremony from our uniquely differing perspectives, portraits of you and your wedding party, cocktail hour hi-jinks, reception formalities, fun on the dance floor and a sparkling send-off, at a reasonable price for coverage of the entire day.
We use Canon's top-rated 5D cameras and legendary L-series lenses for the most beautiful images on earth. We have decades of photojournalism and wedding experience, and an unobtrusive manner reflected in our work. Our photographs have been featured in Tropic, the Miami Herald Sunday Magazine, the St. Petersburg Times, the News-Virginian and Daily Progress and on websites of wedding venues around the Blue Ridge.
We are also experienced wedding planners, helping you shape your timeline and incorporate the portraiture you'll treasure forever into the flow of your day.
Linda Henry alone gives you all the pictures and portraiture you are looking for. Our work together showcases every meaningful perspective of your day. We create artful engagement portraits that stand out in the newspaper or at your reception, and can document your rehearsal dinner and other wedding events in tandem with videography.
Enjoy our gallery of brides, couples and settings. Visit our fan page on Facebook to see our happy couples. Call for a free consultation. Our experience is yours. We love working together to capture your wedding memories, renewing our vows as we photograph yours.
Love stories are told by portraying the moments that matter -- and being able to re-live those moments makes videography the best value at your wedding. It’s an intricate, exacting art, producing a moving picture for the ages. We film the world’s biggest stars – you and your intended, on your wedding day. Documenting the romance, drama and promises that change lives, and watching those moments unfold, never gets old. The gestures, inflections and expressions you exchange, and those serendipitous scenes you’ll laugh about each anniversary, live forever on the screen, along with the cast of characters who celebrate with you. Some send wacky, wistful, moving messages, aglow from seeing you married, speaking to you always. Many couples see portions of their wedding day for the first time on video -- that need not be missed. We have the technology. We capture those once-in-a-lifetime moments in HD with Canon cinema quality cameras, and Canon's world famous L-series lenses, for the most beautiful moving pictures on earth. We need no extra lighting. One candle illuminates the scene. Your documentary film looks and sounds like your wedding.
We film in tandem and counterpoint, shooting what the other isn’t, with the experience of collaborating at hundreds of weddings and events. Charging by the day rather than the hour, to give your story an opening and an ending.
With your blessing we film your guests’ congratulations, marital advice and awe at your achievement, with discretion you’ll appreciate in all our work. What a collection of faces and emotions those messages are. Documenting that one gathering, that one day, is surely a gift for all the days that follow. Think what you would give to see your parents’ or grandparents’ wedding, kept clear and crisp for all time.
Videography can sometimes be the last service engaged couples arrange, realizing better late than never. We love hearing couples say our documentary film is their most treasured wedding keepsake – forever able to watch from the front row.
Our production credits include the short film “Refill?” (featuring daughter Sarah Henry) which was screened at the Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach Film Festivals, one of four films chosen from over 900 entries, winner of Best Screenplay in Palm Beach.
It’s a miracle, really, preserving your most special day like a piece of cake saved in the freezer. Not much different in cost, infinitely sweeter.