Poplar Forest Donor Reception | Lynchburg, VA, Event Photographer

We were hired to photograph a private event at Poplar Forest, Thomas Jefferson’s vacation home. This time, both Thomas Jefferson and Patrick Henry made appearances–here, they’re enjoying a brief moment of private conversation, overlooking the grounds:

We were hired to photograph the guests during the cocktail hour, and despite a threat of rain, it proved to be a lovely evening. Here are a few favorites:

One of the key points of the evening was celebrating the completion of a wheelchair lift made possible by donations; previously, the historic, octagonal home was not accessible by wheelchair, so obviously this is a landmark addition that will finally allow the elderly and disabled persons to fully enjoy the property.

This was one of my favorites, from the very first time the lift was ever used:

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