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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

September was my busiest month yet for weddings and sessions- I have SO much to share!  I thought I would start off with Lisa and Garrett’s BEAUTIFUL skyline drive engagement session.  I had a great time getting to know them and hearing about all their wedding plans.  This session reminded me of why my clients […]

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Lisa + Garrett | Skyline Drive Engagement Session

Engagements

October 5, 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

A new week means it is time for a new blog post!  I met Ashleigh and Dalton at Cedar Mountain Farm in Culpeper, and I had the best time chatting with them about all their wedding plans.  These two are so nice, and I know their spring wedding is going to be amazing next year. […]

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Ashleigh + Dalton | Culpeper Engagement Session

Engagements

August 23, 2021

Early morning summer engagement sessions might be my new favorite!  Due to weather challenges, Haylie and Nathanael had to move their evening portrait session to the morning, and I am so glad we did because the light was just perfect and we didn’t have to worry about rain for their photos.  Talk about a win! […]

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Haylie + Nathanael | Warrenton Engagement Session

Engagements

August 9, 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

Changing it up from the usual and sharing a different type of portrait session on the blog today…. a proposal!  A few weeks back, I was very fortunate to document Maria and Kevin’s engagement.  I love getting to capture proposals because each one is so unique and there’s something special about photographing the newest season […]

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Maria + Kevin | Richmond, VA Proposal

Engagements

July 15, 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