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groom to look back on years down the road. I believe in shooting weddings for y'all as if every image was going to be framed on the wall. I believe in the simple and natural moments of the day that bring together your entire love story. Because I only accept a limited amount of weddings each year, I want to make sure that we are a perfect fit!

We are there with you from the moment you are getting ready until the moment you're whisked away to your honeymoon! In order to best serve my clients and dedicate the necessary time that goes into each wedding, I do not take every wedding that comes my way. If you believe in romance & laughter and want wedding images captured in that light, head over to the contact form to tell me more about yourselves and your big day! 

At my core, I'm a cheerleader, a celebrator, a lover of love stories, and a "people" person. I believe that hiring your photographer is THE most important vendor you will book for your wedding day. When it's all said and done, you'll have each other, your memories, and your heirloom images left from your wedding day. I am there to capture every moment as it unveils and preserve those memories for you to hold onto for the rest of your lives.

I am SO happy for you and I truly can't wait to be a part of such an amazing day to celebrate your commitment to loving one another for the rest of your lives. I believe in creating romantic, yet timeless images that serve as a gateway to the fundamentals of your marriage. I want to be able to document those special once-in-a-lifetime lapses of time for the modern & classic bride and  

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THE EXPERIENCE

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I offer boudoir portrait sessions for my brides or just because! These are typically done in my in-home studio located in Culpeper, Virginia, but I am more than happy to travel! These include professional hair & makeup to enhance your natural beauty! 

All wedding photography packages include 8 hours of wedding day coverage, a complimentary engagement session, a second photographer, and all fully-edited high resolution images in a 10-year online personalized gallery. Add-ons are available for additional hours of coverage, additional photographers, additional portrait sessions, and print products! Contact me for more detailed pricing.

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While my passion is for photographing weddings, where you can find me on the majority of my weekends, I do offer a limited amount of portrait sessions for my clients as well! These include maternity, senior portraits, small family sessions, anniversary, sweetheart, and engagement sessions. 

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Once you inquire, I send you my pricing information and I'm yours to answer any/every question! Once I receive your contract & deposit, you'll receive a #Jessbrides bridal guide to guide you through your wedding planning!

We'll use the bridal guide for tips to plan your engagement session such as timing, styling advice, props, and locations! After planning is finished, your only job is to show up & have fun. I'm here to coach you every step of the way!

I'll be in touch with you throughout your entire engagement, sending you tips & tricks to your mailbox AND your inbox to help you plan all along the way. A month out from the wedding, we'll Skype for one last chat about all the details! 

Once your wedding day is here and you've planned it all, we've done your engagement session, you've nailed all the little details, it's time for us vendors to bring your big day to life! It's time for YOU to relax, have fun, get married, and PARTY!

Although all good things come to an end, it's even BETTER when you get to relive them through photographs. I'll send you sneak peeks within 48 hours of your wedding day and your wedding gallery within 4 weeks of your wedding!

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The wedding experience

i am SO GRATEFUL TO DO WHAT I LOVE.

THEY CARE ABOUT THE little DETAILs and every person involved in their wedding day. i LOVE BEING A PART OF the best day of their lives."

They value timelessness,
romance, and joy.

"MY dream CLIENTS LOVE LAUGHING, HAVE A classic style, ADORE gorgeous green tones, AND CHERISH THE IN-BETWEEN MOMENTS.




ALBUMS i deliver annually

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15

GROOMS THAT CRied. HARD.

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17

MILES i DROVE LAST YEAR

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12k

COUNTRIES i've traveled to

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8

my COUPLES WHO DO FIRST LOOKS

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85%

WEDDINGS i SHOOT PER YEAR

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20

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My style can be described in four words: timeless, romantic, joyful, and bright. I love being able to capture the candid moments in between all of the hustle and bustle, as well as the big aspects of the day like the ceremony. Whether it is your mother lacing up your wedding gown, your grandmother shedding a tear during the ceremony, or your first dance, I love being able to capture your wedding day in a non-obtrusive fashion. I'm there to get everyone's attention and efficiently capture the family formals, but the rest of the day, I'm there to capture the day as it unveils. 

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Good question! I do offer discounts for active duty service members (military and first responders) - this applies to the couple only, not parents. Please feel free to inquire to learn more! :) I also offer discounted packages for the off-season (December-March). 

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Good question! I do offer discounts for active duty service members (military and first responders) - this applies to the couple only, not parents. Please feel free to inquire to learn more! :) I also offer discounted packages for the off-season (December-March). 

DO YOU OFFER DISCOUNTS?

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You cannot take the engagement session out to reduce the cost. These sessions are complimentary and don't affect the price of the package. I include engagement sessions in my packages because I truly believe that they make a huge difference in the wedding experience process. My couples get to learn so much about posing and they even learn about themselves! Getting to know one another is very important to me. I don't want to be a stranger showing up on your wedding day to be included on the very intimate parts - that would be strange! Instead, we get to know one another over the course of your engagement  by the time it comes to your wedding day, you'll be a PRO!

can i take out the engagement session to reduce costs?

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You cannot take the engagement session out to reduce the cost. These sessions are complimentary and don't affect the price of the package. I include engagement sessions in my packages because I truly believe that they make a huge difference in the wedding experience process. My couples get to learn so much about posing and they even learn about themselves! Getting to know one another is very important to me. I don't want to be a stranger showing up on your wedding day to be included on the very intimate parts - that would be strange! Instead, we get to know one another over the course of your engagement by the time it comes to your wedding day, you'll be a PRO!

CAN I TAKE OUT THE ENGAGEMENT SESSION TO REDUCE COSTS?

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Aww, that is too bad! But I completely understand that everyone has a different situation - heck, even Colby (my husband) was deployed for nearly 75% of our engagement! With that being said, if it just isn't possible to do an engagement session before the wedding day, I'd still love to get to know the two of you via Skype or FaceTime! I've even done week-of engagement sessions so we could hang out! I've even done venue walkthroughs with my couples who were out of state and could only be here for one day. The more chances that we have to get to know one another before your wedding day, the better. 

what if i live out of state?

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Aww, that is too bad! But I completely understand that everyone has a different situation - heck, even Colby (my husband) was deployed for nearly 75% of our engagement! With that being said, if it just isn't possible to do an engagement session before the wedding day, I'd still love to get to know the two of you via Skype or FaceTime! I've even done week-of engagement sessions so we could hang out! I've even done venue walkthroughs with my couples who were out of state and could only be here for one day. The more chances that we have to get to know one another before your wedding day, the better. 

WHAT IF I LIVE OUT OF STATE?

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I will show you in person and give you a little tutorial of your gallery and how it all works! I use an online gallery delivery system called PASS. It's even mobile friendly! So many of my brides have loved the mobile friendly feature because they love the ease of access to all of their images right there on their phone for when they want to Instagram a photo! It's so handy and easy to use and if you even want, I can make the gallery private so only those you give access to the gallery can view/download the images! You get the fully edited high resolution images in this online gallery and your are able to download them straight to your computer and smart phone! You can even order professional prints through the store, or you're more than welcome to download them and order through a third party. :)

so, what happens when the wedding is over?

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I will show you in person and give you a little tutorial of your gallery and how it all works! I use an online gallery delivery system called PASS. It's even mobile friendly! So many of my brides have loved the mobile friendly feature because they love the ease of access to all of their images right there on their phone for when they want to Instagram a photo! It's so handy and easy to use and if you even want, I can make the gallery private so only those you give access to the gallery can view/download the images! You get the fully edited high resolution images in this online gallery and your are able to download them straight to your computer and smart phone! You can even order professional prints through the store, or you're more than welcome to download them and order through a third party. :)

SO, WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE WEDDING IS OVER?

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I guarantee to my couples that they will receive their fully edited images in a complete gallery 4-5 weeks from their wedding date. Portrait sessions are delivered by 3-4 weeks after the session. In off-season, this time-frame tends to be much shorter. I always try to get these images to y'all as soon as possible, but these time frames are in place in case of emergencies. :) 

how long do we wait for our photos?!

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I guarantee to my couples that they will receive their fully edited images in a complete gallery 4-5 weeks from their wedding date. Portrait sessions are delivered by 3-4 weeks after the session. In off-season, this time-frame tends to be much shorter. I always try to get these images to y'all as soon as possible, but these time frames are in place in case of emergencies. :) 

HOW LONG DO WE WAIT FOR OUR PHOTOS?!

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Engagement sessions typically last about an hour and a half to two hours and couples typically receive about 150 images. For wedding days, I guarantee to deliver 75-100 fully edited images for each hour that I was shooting on the wedding day. For example, if you hired me for an 8-hour wedding, you would receive at least 600-800 images. 

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Engagement sessions typically last about an hour and a half to two hours and couples typically receive about 150 images. For wedding days, I guarantee to deliver 75-100 fully edited images for each hour that I was shooting on the wedding day. For example, if you hired me for an 8-hour wedding, you would receive at least 600-800 images. 

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Heck yes! I absolutely love to travel and I have actually been so many places in the United States which has been such a blessing. Coming from a military family, traveling just makes me that much more excited and when I get to photograph a wedding in another state, it just makes me so happy! Destination wedding packages are available as well, so don't hesitate to ask! Also, there are specific locations that I've been dying to photograph so inquire for special rates for those specific locations! 

do you travel?!

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Heck yes! I absolutely love to travel and I have actually been so many places in the United States which has been such a blessing. Coming from a military family, traveling just makes me that much more excited and when I get to photograph a wedding in another state, it just makes me so happy! Destination wedding packages are available as well, so don't hesitate to ask! Also, there a specific locations that I've been dying to photograph so inquire for special rates for those specific locations! 

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Aww, you are too sweet! I'd love to hear from you! Head on over to the contact form and be sure to completely fill out each space! Once I receive your inquiry, I will response within 48 business hours. We can then set up a time to get to know one another (in person or FaceTime) and so I can hear more about your wedding day! Once you've decided you're ready to book, I will draft up a contract and send it over. Once I receive the completed contract, I will send an invoice for a 30% non-refundable retainer and once it is paid, you are officially part of the #jessbrides! YAY!! 

Great, all of this sounds amazing, Jessica! How do we book you?

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Aww, you are too sweet! I'd love to hear from you! Head on over to the contact form and be sure to completely fill out each space! Once I receive your inquiry, I will response within 48 business hours. We can then set up a time to get to know one another (in person or FaceTime) and so I can hear more about your wedding day! Once you've decided you're ready to book, I will draft up a contract and send it over. Once I receive the completed contract, I will send an invoice for a 30% non-refundable retainer and once it is paid, you are officially part of the #jessbrides! YAY!! 

GREAT, ALL OF THIS SOUNDS AMAZING, JESSICA! HOW DO WE BOOK YOU?

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