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[vc_row row_type=”image” background_color_image=”rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.48)” row_image=”5220″ row_image_position=”top” row_padding_top=”220″ row_section_id_description=”” row_padding_bottom=”220″ parallax_status=”yes” row_parallax_description=”” row_type_width_description=”” row_padding_right=”0″ row_padding_left=”0″ row_margin_top=”0″ row_margin_bottom=”0″ parallax_speed=”5″][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=”60″][md_text md_text_title1=”WEDDINGS” md_text_title_description=”” md_text_solid_color=”rgb(255, 255, 255)” md_text_title_size=”60″ md_text_use_title_custom_font=”yes” md_text_alignment=”center” md_text_title_separator=”no” md_title_bottom_space_description=”” md_text_title_google_fonts=”font_family:Poppins%3A300%2Cregular%2C500%2C600%2C700|font_style:600%20bold%20regular%3A600%3Anormal” md_text_desc_google_fonts=”font_family:Roboto%3Aregular%2C100%2C100italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Citalic%2C500%2C500italic%2C700%2C700italic%2C900%2C900italic|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][/md_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][md_text md_text_title1=”A wedding lasts a night,
photos are forever.” md_text_title_description=”” md_text_solid_color=”rgb(71, 34, 69)” md_text_use_title_custom_font=”yes” md_text_desc_line_height=”24″ md_text_description_bottom_space=”0″ md_text_separator_width=”140″ md_text_separator_color=”rgb(223, 218, 233)” md_title_bottom_space_description=”” md_text_title_google_fonts=”font_family:Raleway%3A100%2C200%2C300%2Cregular%2C500%2C600%2C700%2C800%2C900|font_style:600%20bold%20regular%3A600%3Anormal” md_text_desc_google_fonts=”font_family:Roboto%3Aregular%2C100%2C100italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Citalic%2C500%2C500italic%2C700%2C700italic%2C900%2C900italic|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”]When you invest in wedding photography, you invest in a tangible, sentimental product that is a reflection of you and your wedding day. After the wedding, you will put your dress in a box, preserve your flowers, and recycle decorations. The photos from your wedding allow you and guests to relive and cherish this special day over and over.


After my wedding, when I received my gallery, what struck me were not the images from the ceremony or the ones I knew were being taken, but the images of my guests from moments I wasn’t around for. I got to see my guests experiencing my wedding, and I was blown away! Of course, I loved the images of the ceremony and the portraits of my husband and I as well. Read more about my wedding and my favorite images on my blog.


My favorite part about working with wedding clients is giving them their album. Imagine you’ve just gotten home from your honeymoon, and you’re starting to unpack, and you receive an email from me with your wedding gallery! If your collection includes an album, all you have to do is take a few minutes to pick out your favorites. I will hand design each page of your album with all your favorite images, have it professionally printed on flush-mount pages in a leather bound book, and ship it right to your door. [/md_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][md_rev_slider md_rev_slider_alias=”weddings1″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_padding_top=”0″ row_section_id_description=”” row_padding_bottom=”10″ row_type_width_description=”” row_padding_right=”0″ row_padding_left=”0″ row_margin_top=”0″ row_margin_bottom=”0″][vc_column][md_text md_text_title1=”A little about Weddings with Jo!” md_text_title_description=”” md_text_solid_color=”rgb(71, 34, 69)” md_text_use_title_custom_font=”yes” md_text_desc_line_height=”24″ md_text_description_bottom_space=”0″ md_text_separator_width=”140″ md_text_separator_color=”rgb(223, 218, 233)” md_title_bottom_space_description=”” md_text_title_google_fonts=”font_family:Raleway%3A100%2C200%2C300%2Cregular%2C500%2C600%2C700%2C800%2C900|font_style:600%20bold%20regular%3A600%3Anormal” md_text_desc_google_fonts=”font_family:Roboto%3Aregular%2C100%2C100italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Citalic%2C500%2C500italic%2C700%2C700italic%2C900%2C900italic|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”]I shoot a style that’s bright, true to color, and preserves ambient light — basically, my goal is to get as close as possible to what you and your guests actually were seeing on your wedding day, so it’s exactly as you remembered it!


My “posing” is the same concept — I want to find a way to show off who you guys are, what you mean to each other, and what you were feeling on that day. So, instead of telling you exactly what to do, I may try to make you laugh, or have you tell each other something sweet, or maybe even make you slow dance! Anything to get a real, authentic smile. I want you to remember how you felt, not what your photographer told you to do.


I offer an engagement session and at least one physical print with every single wedding package, no matter how many hours or what option you choose. Those two things are so important to me! Your engagement session is your “first date” with your photographer 😉 It’s my chance to get to know how you guys work and who you are, so I can do an even better job at the wedding. Plus, it’s your first family portraits together! You’ll want some photos for your home that aren’t in wedding garb, for sure. The print… well they’re the best part! Something tangible to look through together, deck your walls with, christen your new home, share with friends and family. I am a print fanatic, so if you work with me, you’re leaving with prints in hand.


I am a member of Professional Photographers of America, Virginia Wedding Network (VAWE) and their Wedding in a Box Program. This means that (1) I am background checked, experienced, insured, and professional, and (2) I have an awesome gift box to give you once you book with me worth $2,000 in offers and special discounts from other vendors! Pretty sweet, right?


Wedding packages begin at $1,800, and elopements or small weddings at $800. I offer a military discount for service members and veterans.


Fill out the form below so I can get to know you and we can get started working together! It’s okay if you’re not sure — this is just the get-to-know-you phase. I can’t wait to hear from you![/md_text][md_button button_text=”Inquire to get my Wedding Catalog!” button_icon_class=”icon-Down” button_color=”rgb(178, 161, 22)” left_right_padding=”3″ button_align=”center” button_url=”” button_target=”_blank”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][md_text md_text_title1=”CLIENT LOVE” md_text_title_description=”” md_text_solid_color=”rgb(71, 34, 69)” md_text_alignment=”center” md_text_separator_color=”rgb(223, 218, 233)” md_title_bottom_space_description=”” md_text_desc_google_fonts=”font_family:Roboto%3Aregular%2C100%2C100italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Citalic%2C500%2C500italic%2C700%2C700italic%2C900%2C900italic|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][/md_text][md_rev_slider md_rev_slider_alias=”testimonials”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][md_text md_text_title1=”AM I THE RIGHT PHOTOGRAPHER FOR YOU?” md_text_title_description=”” md_text_solid_color=”rgb(71, 34, 69)” md_text_separator_color=”rgb(223, 218, 233)” md_title_bottom_space_description=”” md_text_desc_google_fonts=”font_family:Roboto%3Aregular%2C100%2C100italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Citalic%2C500%2C500italic%2C700%2C700italic%2C900%2C900italic|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”]Choosing your wedding photographer is an important milestone in wedding planning. Your photographer is like your wedding day sidekick – beside you through the whole day, from start to finish. You want to make sure you find someone experienced, with a servant’s heart, that complements your personality, that tailors their service to your needs, and comes with a teamwork approach to working with other vendors to make your wedding amazing. It’s a tough choice! You can learn about who I am by reading my bio, or through my blog where I talk about topics like how photographers and videographers work as a team, and how to plan an engagement session that’s personal, meaningful, and reflects who you are. Follow me on Instagram and Facebook to see more of my work and life.


When you’re ready, fill out the contact form below and I will schedule a free information session with you. Let me take you out to coffee, your favorite ice cream, or we can meet from the comfort of your home via Skype. I can’t wait to hear from you![/md_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][md_contactform contactform_id=”4003″ contactform_title=”Let’s get started!” contactform_description=”Or, email me at” contactform_general_color=”rgb(71, 34, 69)” contactform_button_color=”rgb(71, 34, 69)” contactform_attention=””][/vc_column][/vc_row]


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. 

The Perfect Wedding Day Timeline Templates


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