Staunton Virginia Wedding Photographer
Effortless Imagery, Authentically You
Enjoy your wedding experience fully in the moment. Cherish your wedding photographs every day after. Never worry about a missed moment or feeling posed and fake. Relax and enjoy your day knowing you will have heirloom-worthy wedding photography to bring you back to those moments over and over again.
Meaningful wedding photography
Your images should be Truly personal
Your wedding is about you two alone. I’m here to be an active supporter of that, even if it breaks every tradition in the book. “Pretty” is a given with wedding photographs. I strive to provide galleries with more meaning, stories, and emotion.
Authentic Wedding photography Approach
What would your Wedding Photographs Look Like if you could be fully present, truly enjoying every moment?
Everyone deserves to experience that. Enjoy your wedding day, and leave the preservation to me.
Meet Jo Mahaney
Former Bride, Current Wedding Photographer
I REMEMBER THIS SEASON
It was not terribly long ago that I was searching for my own wedding vendors. And even once I found them, I spent all my spare time on design boards, timeline spreadsheets, photo request lists (bless my poor wedding photographer, I didn’t know what I was doing!).
THE GOOD NEWS IS, I’M HERE TO HELP YOU!
My goal is to give everyone I come in contact with a stress-free experience. I start to establish wedding timelines from the earliest inquiry call, so you know exactly what coverage you need no matter who you hire. I am transparent and open, ready to get to know you so you can really tell if I’m the right wedding photographer for you.
Wedding Photography Packages
Pricing for wedding photography collections varies depending on your needs. I customize options for all my couples, based on their priorities for their wedding day. I photograph everything from tiny mountaintop elopements to 300-person multicultural, multi-day ballroom celebrations. Eight years’ experience has taught me to always start pricing with a conversation about what you need and what matters most to you. Weddings are personal. But an important reference point for you to know is that weddings begin at $4,400 and build from there, while elopements begin at $2,900. Most couples invest $5,400 for a wedding photography collection.
Wedding Photography Testimonials
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Our best tips for planning your wedding in Staunton Virginia
From planning your proposal to printing your wedding album, these guides contain all kinds of advice for planning your wedding, both globally and in Staunton, Virginia and the surrounding areas. Follow along or head to the blog for more Virginia Wedding resources and real Photography by Jo client stories.
They proposed. You said yes! You’re looking down at your ring, maybe a little in shock. And it hits you. You have no idea what to do now that you’re actually engaged. You probably have no experience planning a wedding, may not have been expecting the big question, and it’s all a whirlwind. That’s okay–I’ve got you. I’ve done this before, and been to over 100 weddings. In this article, I’m going to share what to do after you get engaged as well as how to build your relationship during this season of engagement as you plan for your marriage, not just your wedding day.
Choosing a location for your engagement photos can be a challenging task, especially in a state like Virginia where rich history and stunning landscapes provide ideal photographic destinations for every kind of couple. As a Virginia wedding photographer, I get asked for recommendations for engagement session locations all the time! I created this guide to help ease the task of how to choose the best location for engagement photos in the Shenandoah Valley.
It’s not unusual that the idea of proposing makes you nervous, you have no idea where to start or what to say. After all, most people do this once in a lifetime! If the topic of marriage and engagement rings have been coming up favorably, it’s time to start thinking about how you want to propose. Planning a proposal can range from simple and spontaneous, to elaborate romantic gestures. Whatever style is right for you, this guide will cover all the things you need to consider before you propose.
Finding wedding vendors is arguable the hardest part of planning a wedding. Once you’ve decided on your date, guest list size, and general style, the vendor selection begins! This Staunton Virginia wedding vendor guide is meant to take some of the initial research off your plate. You’ll likely want to start with your venue and planner, if you’re planning on hiring a wedding planner.
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Finding your Wedding Photographer: A Quick Personal Message
Over 8 years experience as a wedding photographer.
Calling Staunton Virginia Home
Growing up in Staunton, I’ve always loved the combination of the historic downtown area and the gorgeous mountains and valleys. While we did move to Jefferson County, West Virginia for a few years, we’re happy to be back in the Shenandoah Valley. Have questions about planning your wedding in Virginia?
What makes me different from other staunton Wedding Photographers?
Finding your wedding vendors should feel like finding your dream team. They should be supportive, informative, and encouraging, in addition to being great at their profession. It’s a special honor to be chosen to photograph each couple’s union, and it’s not lost on me what great trust these brides and grooms have in my ability to handle documenting their wedding day with care.
While wedding photography is a job to some, to me it is a life calling. There are wedding vendors who do their jobs, and there are wedding vendors who truly serve their clients. As your wedding photographer, I’ll start by giving you resources for mapping out the perfect stress-free timeline, finding other amazing vendors to support your vision, and planning an engagement session that will get you warmed up and ready for the camera on your wedding day. No two wedding days are the same, and I can’t wait to hear about yours!
With a location off Churchville Avenue in Staunton and a studio in historic downtown Staunton, I primarily serve Augusta County. The nature of wedding photography though requires some travel! I photograph weddings not only in Staunton, but around Harrisonburg, Rockingham County, Charlottesville, Lexington, Roanoke, and Richmond. Over the course of my career, I’ve photographed weddings all throughout Virginia, in the Outerbanks, DC, Maryland, Pennsylvania, North and South Carolina, and even in Spain! If you love my work and think we’d be a good fit for your wedding, inquire! I’d love to add some new locations to my list.
Wedding photography services include elopements, microweddings, bridal portraits, engagement and proposal photography, multi-day wedding events, religious ceremonies, casual weddings, large celebrations, and destination wedding photography.
Engagement and Proposal Photography
I offer photography for surprise proposals, traditional engagement photos, anniversary sessions, and other couples’ sessions.
Family Portrait Photography
Whether looking for on-location and outdoor family portraits, in-studio work, or in home lifestyle family photography, I have you covered for family photography!