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BASED IN Staunton, Virginia

established 2014

WEDDING & PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHer

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We have all been through a lot. Weddings have been planned, postponed, and re-planned. Some had to cancel altogether. Many won't look the way couples had hoped and dreamed. Wedding vendors have lost so much income, and still are faced with uncertain financial futures. It's been a heartbreaking 18 months. I want couples planning weddings to know your vendors are grieving with you, we're in this with you, and we love you. This sucks!

I also want to put a little bit more joy out into the world.  That's why I am giving away two free eight hour wedding photography packages, one in 2021 and one in 2022. If you know of a couple who deserves this gift, please nominate them using the form below. You may also nominate yourself, but please list a sponsor I can reference. 

The giveaway is open-ended. You may nominate a couple for any reason, as long as you can express why they deserve to win. (Does not have to be covid related!) The couple must be getting married in 2021 or 2022. Eight hours of coverage, an engagement session, an edited wedding gallery, and travel within 30 minutes of Staunton, Virginia will be covered. Any additional add-ons or travel outside that radius will be charged separately. The finalists will be interviewed directly. There are no deadlines for entry. 

free wedding photography coverage for one deserving couple in 2021 AND 2022

Wedding Photography Giveaway

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Ready to nominate a couple for the free wedding photography giveaway? Just fill out the form below, and I'll be in touch soon! If you have any questions, reach out at hello@photographybyjo.net. 

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Becky and Will had the unfortunate experience of changing their wedding date... a couple times! These sweet people finally got to tie the knot at the gorgeous Birkby House in downtown Leesburg in spring of 2021, with all their closest friends and family. The vows were so personal and touching. Bride, groom, and even the wedding party were wiping tears away. 

WEDDING summary

historic birkby house, leesburg

Becky & Will

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This day was a long time coming, and their joy was felt by everyone! Celebrating with their friends and family was extremely important to them. They had taken special care to ensure they could safely enjoy the day, including quarantining together for several weeks. They prepared personalized gifts to show their gratitude for many of their cherished guests, wedding party, and even the vendors who worked to make their day special. 

WEDDING summary

morias vineryards

Ramona & Mark

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David and Fabiola's wedding was a high-energy, family-centric celebration! You could feel the support and admiration from the guests surround the couple and encourage them on this new journey. Dulaney's Overlook was the perfect setting, offering a stunning sunset for romantic newlywed portraits at the end of the day. 

WEDDING summary

dulaney's overlook

David & Fabi

luxurious airlie estate

David & Wenyi

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Jessica and Brian are two of the most joyful people I've met. Brian is relentlessly goofy and silly, always making Jess laugh. Long after their wedding, I still love following along on Instagram as they prank each other, endure deployment, and raise their baby girl together. I know it's an older one and my work has improved, but I loved this day so much and want to feature it here!

WEDDING summary

virginia country club wedding

Jess & Brian

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Madison at the Mill in Orange, Virginia is a unique, modern wedding venue with industrial features and the coolest skylights over the ceremony space. Rob actually did a ton of the decorating, hand lettering, and even created their invitation suite. I've never had such a creative groom before! This DC couple was such a joy to work with, and even hired me back to photograph Ali's sister's wedding -- on their anniversary the next year!

WEDDING summary

madison at the mill modern wedding

Ali & rob

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Ashley and aaron Calnek
Blacksburg, Virginia

WE LOVED HAVING JO AS OUR PHOTOGRAPHER AND GUEST AT OUR WEDDING. SHE REALLY TOOK THE TIME TO GET EVERY DETAIL. HER TALENT IS OBVIOUS IN THE PHOTOS.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

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Shawn and Bri Jordan
Frederick, Maryland

You will never find a better photographer. Jo is personable, friendly, and goes the extra mile. We were lucky enough to have her for both our engagement and wedding photos, and they are beyond perfection.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

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! 

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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