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THE J ST. CLAIR BLOG

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

Today’s blog post is extra good because it involves dogs!  If you know me, you know I’m obsessed with dogs so I always tell my clients it’s a good idea to bring their dog(s) to their engagement session!  Kendra and Matt were 100% on board with that and brought all three of their adorable dogs […]

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Kendra + Matt | Culpeper Engagement Session

Engagements

November 16, 2020

I’ve been looking forward to sharing these images ever since Carla and Richard’s wedding!  They had a beautiful fall wedding at the lovely Mountain Run Winery in Culpeper.  This was my first time shooting a wedding there, and I really enjoyed it!  From start to finish, this day was full of so much love and […]

Bridal bouquets

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Carla + Richard | Culpeper, VA Wedding

Weddings

November 13, 2020

A few weeks back, I ventured out to Shenandoah to meet Dreaya and Brad for their engagement session.  I was so excited when Dreaya asked if they could schedule their session at Brad’s family’s farm because I knew the fall foliage would be beautiful and I love when I get to photograph engagement sessions at […]

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Dreaya + Brad | Shenandoah Engagement Session

Engagements

November 3, 2020

In the midst of all the craziness that 2020 has brought for weddings and wedding planning, there has been a silver lining.  Many couples have opted to postpone their big wedding celebration, but still get married on their original date surrounded by those who mean the most.  Sara and Kevin decided to do just that, […]

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Sara + Kevin | Rixeyville, VA Wedding

Weddings

October 30, 2020

If there was ever a wedding with perfect weather, it was this one!  Mild temperatures and beautiful light are just two of the reasons this was such an amazing day though.  Helena and Eric said “I Do” surrounded by their families and friends at Oak Creek Farm and the love they shared was just so […]

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Helena + Eric | Orange, VA Wedding

Weddings

October 23, 2020

I love getting to photograph in new locations, and that is exactly what happened for this engagement session.  Originally, Agata and Chris had planned to meet me in downtown Culpeper for their portraits, but humid, rainy weather caused us to reschedule.  It actually worked out better to pick a new day because we ended up […]

Porch portrait

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Agata + Chris | Alexandria Engagement Session

Engagements

October 7, 2020

Dawn and Jimmy’s wedding was the last of my six-week wedding marathon before the fall season kicked off, and I could not have asked for a better one to end with.  As a photographer, I love weddings that are fun and full of love.  That is exactly how their day was!  Their goal was to […]

dress hanging photo

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Dawn + Jimmy | Culpeper, VA Wedding

Weddings

October 2, 2020

This wedding is special to me, and one I will never forget!  I will start by saying if you know Amanda and Jake, you know that the journey to their wedding day was eventful to say the least.  From rescheduling their date due to COVID-19, to selecting venues not once, not twice, but three times, […]

Bride + Bridesmaids

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Amanda + Jake | Madison, VA Wedding

Weddings

September 21, 2020