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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

This wedding was the perfect way to kick off my fall season!!  Julie and Brandon tied the knot at the beautiful Backporch Vineyard in King George surrounded by all their family and friends.  I had the best time working with these two and have so many new favorite images from their wedding.  If you know […]

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Julie + Brandon | King George, VA Wedding at BackPorch Winery

Weddings

September 14, 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

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

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

I met Corey and Trevor at the beautiful James Charles Winery in Winchester for their engagement session, and it was the best way to kick off the 2021 portrait season!  Corey had emailed me asking if we could do a cozy fireside engagement session and I loved that idea.  The winery offered fire pits, kits […]

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Corey + Trevor | Winchester Engagement Session

Engagements

February 2, 2021

After blogging my favorite wedding images of 2020 a few weeks back (you can check that post out here), I decided I wanted to share my favorite portraits from 2020 as well!  I was very fortunate to capture beautiful engagement sessions, sweet family portraits and more.  Sharing a few favorites from each session is the […]

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Best of 2020 | Portraits

Family

January 31, 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

November was a busy month for photography, and I have so many amazing sessions to share!  Kicking off the start of those posts with Julie and Brandon’s engagement portraits!  Julie asked if we could go to Chatham Manor for her photos, and I was so excited when she asked because I love getting to photograph […]

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Julie + Brandon | Fredericksburg Engagement Session

Engagements

December 2, 2020