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It’s July of 2015, and I know my husband (I mean, boyfriend) is hiding a little black box somewhere in his dresser. The fact that I know for certain there’s an Emerald engagement ring in there is a long story for another time. And what am I doing with this information? Scoping out photographers for […]


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.


    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 […]


Just getting started planning? You need my wedding day timeline templates, built for all seasons and kinds of ceremonies! These are tried and true guidelines for having a stress free wedding day schedule, while still capturing all your must-have photos. I’ve used these to coordinate dozens and dozens of weddings, and rarely need to make a tweak. 

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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!!

I'm Jo Mahaney

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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