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THE J ST. CLAIR BLOG

After waiting one year, Anna and Matthew were finally able to celebrate their marriage with their friends and family!  They got married on August 1, 2020 with just their immediate family in attendance, and moved the big party to 2021.  Well, one year flew by, and they renewed their vows surrounded by all their family […]

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Anna + Matthew | Leesburg, VA Wedding/Vow Renewal at Riverside on the Potomac

2021

August 30, 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

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

Today’s blog post is a great one!  I photographed Kirsten and Austin’s engagement session in Bluemont, and it was such an amazing day.  We met up at Bear Chase Brewery for the first part of their session, then ventured out to Bear’s Den Overlook for sunset portraits.  I had never been to the brewery or […]

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Kirsten + Austin | Bluemont Engagement Session

Engagements

May 3, 2021

In March, I met up with Olivia and Derek in Haymarket for their engagement session.  I loved getting to chat with them about how they met, how they got engaged, and all their wedding plans.  Turns out, we share a mutual love of vacationing in OBX!  Derek proposed to Olivia in OBX- how amazing is […]

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Olivia + Derek | Haymarket Engagement Session

Engagements

April 16, 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

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

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 at Cimiez Manor

Weddings

December 4, 2020