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THE J ST. CLAIR BLOG

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

Finally blogging this joyful engagement session! Déjà and Shane are getting married next year, but wanted to schedule their engagement session for the summer.  This was great except for the fact that every time we planned to take photos it rained!  I tell all my clients the hardest part of being a photographer is Virginia […]

Engagement Portrait

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Déjà + Shane | Fredericksburg Engagement Session

Engagements

September 15, 2020

“First love and second chances.”   These are the sentiments Wendi and Frankie’s officiant said as she described them, as well as their story during the ceremony.  I can’t think of a better way to begin this blog post than by quoting those words because they are SO true!  These two have the most special […]

Bride and Groom portrait

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Wendi + Frankie | Marietta Georgia Wedding

Weddings

August 4, 2020

From the initial wedding inquiry from Rachel, I knew that her wedding was going to be so special.  I have known Rachel and her family for essentially my whole life, and I was truly honored to capture such an exciting event for them.  I was also excited to meet Austin because I had heard so […]

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Rachel + Austin | Culpeper, VA Wedding

Weddings

July 17, 2020

This engagement session was so sweet, and the perfect way to kick off my summer season!  Jillian and Travis had to reschedule their wedding due to COVID-19, so we also held off on taking their engagement portraits.  Once things began to open back up, we picked a new date for their session and ended up […]

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Jillian + Travis | Summer Engagement Session

Engagements

July 14, 2020

Glenda and Chris had the most incredible winter wedding!  You are probably wondering why I am talking about a winter wedding when it is 90 degrees outside in the middle of June, but I knew I would be re-branding and launching a new site, so I decided to wait to share these photos until my […]

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Glenda + Chris | Downtown Fredericksburg Wedding

Weddings

June 27, 2020

I want to go back and photograph this wedding again and again.  That is how amazing Chris and Amanda’s day was back in October!    From the time Amanda had initially booked me for her wedding, I knew it was going to be one for the books!  The best way for me to describe this […]

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Amanda + Chris | Fall Wedding at Lydia Mountain

Weddings

December 30, 2019

This is one of my favorite engagement sessions to date and I have been looking forward to sharing this post for quite some time!  Sara, Kevin and I met up at a few weeks back for their engagement photos at Oak Shade Farm, which is a local Christmas tree farm.  We had to reschedule a […]

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Sara + Kevin | Oak Shade Farm Engagement Session

Engagements

December 28, 2019