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THE J ST. CLAIR BLOG

I feel like I was just blogging my Best of 2020- Weddings post, and now I am selecting my favorite photos from 2021!  Time truly flies when you are living out your dreams and photographing amazing weddings.  It is quite humbling to be able to witness these beautiful celebrations and be trusted with documenting timeless […]

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Best of 2021 | Weddings

Weddings

January 17, 2022

I knew this wedding would be one for the books, but when it came to the actual wedding day, I was completely blown away by just how incredible the entire day was from start to finish.  Ashley and Ivan are two of the nicest people, and it was so easy to tell just how loved […]

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Ashley + Ivan | Purcellville, VA Wedding at Tranquility Farm

Weddings

December 28, 2021

A wonderful couple, beautiful weather, great details, amazing venue and a fun crowd is a recipe for a fantastic wedding.  Corey and Trevor had just that for their late September wedding.  Their day was simply lovely from start to finish and one of those weddings that was truly just a joy to document.  Corey put […]

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Corey + Trevor | Berryville, VA Wedding at Historic Rosemont Springs

Weddings

November 3, 2021

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