I was lucky enough to be invited by Mrs. Michelle Darnelle to visit her beautiful bed and breakfast, Belle Grove plantation. It is located in King George, Va. Besides its beauty, what makes it so special is that it was James Madison's birthplace!
Moreover, I have to admit that I've been wanting to photograph this location for quite some time now, and have been thinking about stopping one day, just to snap a shot of the driveway... But I was afraid to get kicked out ;)
So when I was offered the chance to photograph Belle Grove, I jumped on it!
That day, the sky was cloudy, but it didn't matter. I had the privilege to get a private tour from Michelle. Let me tell you: she's a great guide, she definitely knows the history of the plantation! I even thought about starting to take notes so I wouldn't forget anything ;) Michelle is passionate, I love that!!!
If one day, you'd like to visit this historical part of Virginia, come stay at Belle Grove. You won't regret it.
I hope you enjoy those images as much as I've enjoyed taking them.
I am a French expat living in the USA, more precisely