The Inn at Warner Hall Hosts Sara Harris Photography Mini-Sessions Today

The Inn at Warner Hall Hosts Sara Harris Photography Mini-Sessions Today

The Inn at Warner Hall will host Sara Harris Photography today, Sept. 29 from 2 to 7 p.m. for fall family portrait mini-sessions in support of the Gloucester Community Foundation.

This mini-session offering provides families a 20-minute portrait sitting at a beautiful location ordinarily not available to the community for on-location family portraits.

"From the incredible manor house, to the water views and vast estate grounds, there really is no more beautiful spot in Gloucester than the Inn at Warner Hall," said Sara Harris. "We are excited to photograph in this stunning historical venue and to contribute to the Gloucester Community Foundation, which does a fantastic job of supporting the entire community - from children to adults and families."

Families pay $125 for the mini-session sitting fee, 100 percent of which is donated to the Gloucester Community Foundation's Endowment Fund to support charitable giving in Gloucester, Va. Families will then have the opportunity to purchase portraits, canvases, holiday cards, albums and more directly from Sara Harris Photography.

Families must register in advance for these limited mini-session slots.

Reserve your spot through Sara Harris Photography at 757.598.2104 or sara(at)saraharrisphotography(dot)com.


Ideally situated at the head of the Severn River in Gloucester County, the manor house at Warner Hall stands on a neck of land occupied and built upon continually from the mid-17th century. The original six hundred-acre plantation site was established by Augustine Warner as a "land grant" from the British Crown. Augustine Warner received the acreage in exchange for bringing twelve settlers across the Atlantic Ocean to the Jamestown Settlement.

The two families associated with the property from this early period until well into the 19th century, the Warners and the Lewises, were among the most prominent families in Colonial Virginia. Some of the most recognized names in American history are direct descendants of Augustine Warner - George Washington, the first president of the United States, Robert E. Lee, the most famous Civil War General and Captain Meriwether Lewis, renowned American explorer of the Lewis & Clark expedition.

Queen Elizabeth II, the current monarch of England, is a direct descendent of Augustine Warner through the Bowes-Lyon family and the Earl of Strathmore. In England, Warner Hall is referred to as "The home of the Queen's American ancestors."

For Theresa and Troy Stavens, the current stewards of Warner Hall and the Inn's owners, Warner Hall is a dream come true. Their passion for hospitality and historic preservation led them to Warner Hall where they saw the perfect opportunity to use their financial management and marketing skills to preserve an historical property and pursue their real passion - making people happy.

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An accomplished professional photographer and business owner, Sara Harris brings out the best in her clients, whether they are in the backyard or on the stage. Her authentic lifestyle photography, from weddings to children's portraits to celebrity engagements, has been featured in media outlets such as People magazine and recognized by industry leaders such as the National Association of Professional Child Photographers.

Sara shoots on location across the U.S. and abroad for families, celebrities and corporate clients, spending much of her time in studios in Virginia and Colorado.

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