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THE J ST. CLAIR BLOG

Sara and Kevin waited so long for this day to happen, and it was truly the perfect celebration of their marriage.  They actually exchanged their vows last year (you can see that blog post here), but decided to postpone their big celebration with all their friends and family until 2021.  It is safe to say […]

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Sara + Kevin | Rixeyville, VA Wedding at Rixey Manor

Weddings

October 12, 2021

One of my favorite aspects of being a wedding photographer is getting to know my wonderful clients and their families as I work with them.  Sometimes, I get the opportunity to work with the same families at multiple weddings, and it’s such an honor documenting these memories for them.  Faith and AJ got married a […]

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Faith + AJ | Culpeper, VA Wedding at The Freedom House

Weddings

August 3, 2021

One of my most asked questions I get from my couples is: “what should we wear for our engagement session?” When I was planning my own wedding, I definitely struggled with picking our outfits for the engagement session.  It seems like an insignificant detail, but it’s actually pretty important!  Your engagement photos are a reflection […]

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Engagement Session Outfit Tips + Inspiration

Engagements

July 27, 2021

Kendra and Matt tied the knot a few weeks ago at Mountain Run Winery.  To say their wedding was fun would be an understatement!  It was a super hot day, but they made the most of it and you could truly tell they had the best day ever (I am pretty certain their guests would […]

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Kendra + Matt | Culpeper, VA Wedding at Mountain Run Winery

Weddings

July 23, 2021

Emily and Mike are on the blog today!  Their wedding was special to me for a few reasons.  They decided to get married at Culpeper Baptist Church, which just so happens to be the church I grew up going to.  I have so many fond memories of time spent with my grandparents there, and it […]

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Emily + Mike | Culpeper, VA Wedding at Tuscany Hall

Weddings

July 7, 2021

I met with Faith and AJ earlier this month to document their engagement photos and we had the prettiest light!  It seems like we are experiencing more rainy/cloudy days than sunny days this year in Virginia (or at least every time I have a session the forecast doesn’t want to cooperate!) so I am always […]

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Faith + AJ | Culpeper Engagement Session

Engagements

June 14, 2021

Kicking off March with a new blog post!  I’ve been loving all these winter engagement sessions.  Even though I miss the greenery and blooms from spring, summer and fall sessions, there’s just something about the winter light that is spectacular and different from the other seasons.  This session with Danielle and Drew was absolutely beautiful […]

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Danielle + Drew | Culpeper Engagement Session

Engagements

March 1, 2021

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

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 at Mountain Run Winery

Weddings

November 13, 2020