When Nathan asked me to photograph his proposal to Rachelle, I never imagined that the moment would send me to beautiful Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley. I’ve not been to this part of the country so I was blown away with Early Mountain Vineyard and the surrounding countryside. It offered a perfect backdrop to an already perfect day. Congratulations to Rachelle and Nathan!


If you would like to view the entire event and/or order prints, click here.

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  • Dustin - Beautiful coverage Eric, wonderful story telling!July 9, 2015 – 9:30 am

  • Eric Rudd - Thank you, Dustin. Your color talents are much appreciated!!July 9, 2015 – 9:32 am

  • Robert - Nice wedding, Eric! What type of 6×6 did you shoot the black and white shots on?July 13, 2015 – 8:38 pm

  • Eric Rudd - Hi Robert, I shot the squares on a Yashica 635 with HP5 film. Thanks for the question.July 20, 2015 – 11:33 am


I needed to figure out a way to help.

On April 17th, my son’s best friend at school was severely injured in a backyard fire. It’s a parent’s worst nightmare…their beautiful child with 3rd degree burns over 50% of her body. Instead of playing with her fellow fourth grade classmates, Josie is currently at Riley Hospital in Indianapolis facing an incredible challenge. This family’s struggle is only beginning…and I want to do something to help. And with your help, we could really make a difference in this little girl’s life.

Starting the last weekend in May through the entire month of June, all proceeds from every family session booked and all print sales will be donated to the foundation that helps with Josie’s medical bills and recovery costs. Again….every dime that I get from these sessions and any prints sold will go to this family.

Here are the details:

Each family session is $250 for one hour and includes a sitting for up to 6 people. Each additional family member is $25. All images will be hosted online for 9 months where friends and family members can purchase prints a la carte. Each family will also receive one free 8×10 print from their session. Sales from every print will go to this family. As an added incentive…if we raise $5000 every family will receive a disc of the 5×7 images files from their session (a $300 value!!!). (If you would like your session captured on Kodak film, please add $80 to your session fee.)

I will book sessions from May 30th through June 30th. How many will I do? As many as I can book….it’s really up to YOU!!! If you’re interested in seeing some of my past family sessions, click here. If you would like to book your session, please email me at eric(at)ericruddphotography.com, or click the contact link above.

It’s time for all of us to get rockin’ on some family sessions! If you don’t want a session but would still like to donate, click this button…..GoFundMe2_web
P.S. I took the shot above of Josie during her 4th grade class “career day.” She wants to be a professional basketball player. :o)

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  • Trisha Bland - This is awesome, Eric!May 6, 2015 – 7:44 pm

  • Eric Rudd - Thanks! Every little bit helps!May 6, 2015 – 7:46 pm

  • Grandma Rosie - If our grandson Charlie has Josie as his friend then she can be our friend too. We are praying for her.May 7, 2015 – 7:40 pm

  • Kim Goad - Terrific idea, Eric!May 7, 2015 – 8:10 pm