I'm a published wedding and portrait photographer located in a small town outside of Charlottesville. In addition to capturing beautiful images, I love spending time with my family, am freakishly good at word games (Hey Wheelmobile!), love an ice cold can of Coke or Dr. Pepper, know every line to Hocus Pocus and can never pass up a Chick-fil-A waffle fry or a trip to HomeGoods.
I had been looking into the Natural Bridge Zoo for months. I knew what animals resided there, what their names were, when it was open, etc. You name it, I had looked it up so I was extremely excited when my husband took me to the zoo for my birthday. It was everything I had hoped it would be and we made a whole day of it, also stopping by Natural Bridge and the Virginia Safari Park. Photos of the latter two will come later, but for now, enjoy some photos from the Natural Bridge Zoo and, if you get a chance, take a day trip and check it out. It’s a little more intimate than the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., plus it has giraffes which the National Zoo doesn’t, and is reminiscent of the movie, “We Bought a Zoo,” minus the attractive Matt Damon zookeeper character.