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One of the greatest things John brought into my life is our nieces and nephews, and we are so excited that the Mahaney family has grown again! You may remember Liz from her baby shower and maternity session. Well, now she’s a mommy! On May 19th, 2017, baby Charlie made her way into this world, […]

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It feels like just a few weeks ago that we were meeting up for their engagement session at the Edith J. Carrier Arboretum at James Madison University. Alora and Frankie’s wedding day was my first of 2017, and it really set the bar high! This tulle-loving bride has the most detailed, personalized wedding decor I’ve seen to-date.

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Meet Mathew and Teresa, soon to be Mr. and Mrs. Droneburg! We spent a really beautiful spring Saturday together exploring all things Baltimore for their engagement session. These major Orioles/Ravens fans got the in-depth historical tour of Camden Yards and Oriole Park, took a walk down Eutaw Street to M&T Bank Stadium to touch Johnny Unitas’s […]

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Wedding photos will continue to tell your love story to friends + family long after your time. Your album will be a way to share with your daughter about how true love feels. Your 50th anniversary slideshow will show your friends that you’ve always been totally and ridiculously in love. Your legacy of an unbreakable partnership starts with your wedding day, and your photos are your evidence.

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Every bride-to-be knows there is an endless sea of wedding inspiration and ideas everywhere you turn online. Pinterest in particular sets the bar for elaborate DIY crafts and wildly expensive floral sculptures impossibly high. With wedding vendors spanning dramatically different styles and so many wedding details to think about, it’s hard to know what’s even […]

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Winter means more and more sessions are moving indoors, and I love the chance to work with clients in their homes! How special is it that Sarah-Cortney’s maternity session was in the same nursery that she brought her daughter home to just weeks later? Plus, it’s so much easier to relax and be yourself in […]

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Now that January is half over, a lot of the resolutions or goals you may have set for yourself back in December are seeming pretty ambitious, am I right? Promising to work out every week day of the new year when you worked out once a week (or, less.. let’s be honest) last year seemed […]

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April welcomed be into her home for warm, holiday maternity session just before Christmas. We spent the afternoon reading, building, playing, and snuggling. Anyone who’s worked with me knows I love playing over posing, so this fun group of girls were the perfect clients! This session kicked off my “Home for the Holidays” in-home portrait […]

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    This year is a huge shift for me, as I come to terms with my calling, a shift in business focus, and a greater focus on client care.   Those that have been with me for a while know there was never a day where I did not love photography or dream about […]

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Why do a first look? First looks are becoming more and more popular—and for great reasons! Couples are choosing to forego tradition in exchange for a private moment together before their wedding. Many exchange sweet letters, pray together, or have their portraits taken before the ceremony to speed up the timeline. On the fence about […]

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ALL ABOUT Jo

You’re here because you're a Virginia bride, groom, or are helping plan a really special wedding. I’m so glad you found me! If you didn’t know, I’m from the area, but have been living out of state for a while. I’m SO excited to be moving my business back to the Shenandoah Valley again in 2021: back to where it all started, to the hometown my heart has missed! I grew up in Staunton Virginia and started my wedding photography business there. In 2013, I moved out of state to attend Shepherd University in West Virginia. After college, I got married and landed in northern Virginia for a while. We have an adorable toddler together, and five crazy animals. Six years of NOVA, Washington D.C., and Baltimore weddings has me yearning for sweet southern ceremonies, small town sweethearts, and precious historic venues yet again. I’m coming home!!

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A lot of moving pieces go into planning a wedding day timeline and we know it can be overwhelming! Grab my free guide to plan the perfect timeline for your day. 

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