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This was hands down the coldest engagement session I have ever photographed, but Emily and Mike were troopers.  Despite the wind and frigid temps, we had some beautiful winter light.  These two are amazing and I can’t wait to work with them again for their wedding later this year (they are having a summer wedding […]

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Emily + Mike | Culpeper Engagement Session

Engagements

February 19, 2021

I met Corey and Trevor at the beautiful James Charles Winery in Winchester for their engagement session, and it was the best way to kick off the 2021 portrait season!  Corey had emailed me asking if we could do a cozy fireside engagement session and I loved that idea.  The winery offered fire pits, kits […]

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Corey + Trevor | Winchester Engagement Session

Engagements

February 2, 2021

After blogging my favorite wedding images of 2020 a few weeks back (you can check that post out here), I decided I wanted to share my favorite portraits from 2020 as well!  I was very fortunate to capture beautiful engagement sessions, sweet family portraits and more.  Sharing a few favorites from each session is the […]

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Best of 2020 | Portraits

Family

January 31, 2021

2020 was such an unexpected year for so many to say the very least.  It is quite interesting to think of what my expectations were for the year, and now look back on everything that actually happened!  I shot my first wedding of 2020 in February, having no idea that the entire wedding industry would […]

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Best of 2020 | Weddings

Weddings

January 17, 2021

Sharing my final wedding of 2020 on the blog today- and it is a good one!  Jess and Matt had the most beautiful winter wedding at Renback Barn.  While their plans had to shift last minute due to the 25 person gathering limit, the day was full of love and all the details were perfect! […]

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Jess + Matt | Madison, VA Wedding

Weddings

December 31, 2020

Finally getting a chance to share how I decorated for Christmas this year.  This is the third year I have documented all of my Christmas decor- who knew when I shared some photos on a whim back in 2018 that this would be a requested blog post!  I hope this post brings you some joy […]

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Christmas at J St.Clair Photography | Christmas 2020

Personal

December 22, 2020

Earlier this year, I had shared a few sneak peeks on Instagram from my first wedding back after the quarantine basically shut down the wedding industry.  After posting those, I received a message from this super sweet girl named Ashley who said she loved my work and told me that when she got engaged, she […]

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Ashley + Ivan | Loudoun Engagement Session

Engagements

December 20, 2020

Sharing another beautiful fall engagement session today!  Ashley and Justin are getting married in the spring of next year, so we thought a fall session would be perfect for their engagements.  I loved catching up with them and hearing all about their wedding plans.  Selecting favorites to share on the blog was super tough because […]

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Ashley + Justin | Warrenton Engagement Session

Engagements

December 16, 2020

All of my weddings this year have been amazing (shoutout to my wonderful clients!), and this one is no exception.  Agata and Chris had the prettiest fall celebration at the beautiful Cimiez Manor in Leesburg.  The weather was mild and the light was beautiful…. talk about a photographer’s dream for a November wedding.  Their wedding […]

Bride and Groom Portrait

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Agata + Chris | Leesburg, VA Wedding

Weddings

December 4, 2020

November was a busy month for photography, and I have so many amazing sessions to share!  Kicking off the start of those posts with Julie and Brandon’s engagement portraits!  Julie asked if we could go to Chatham Manor for her photos, and I was so excited when she asked because I love getting to photograph […]

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Julie + Brandon | Fredericksburg Engagement Session

Engagements

December 2, 2020