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Matt and Adrienne had an absolutely stunning Charlottesville winery wedding at Thatch Winery in Virginia (See more from this venue in our 2020 wedding wrap-up). The pair had a stunning vision for a secret garden-inspired wedding, and Thatch was the perfect spot! Eight Tree Street Floral brought this dream to life with absolutely stunning floral […]

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If you have decided you would like to book a bridal session, this post is for you! I’m answering a few frequently asked questions and showing off Lucy’s bridal portraits at Dover Hall Estate. If you are still deciding, check out this post – I hope it’ll help! One of the main questions brides ask […]

A few times each year, I have the opportunity to second shoot for other photographers around the DMV. I thought it would be fun to share a beautiful fall wedding at River Farm in Alexandria that I second shot for a friend of mine. I hope you enjoy this different perspective from a wedding day! […]

When I first met Natalie and Blaise, they told me about their vision for a modern, joyful Downtown DC engagement session. They are planning a gorgeous spring ceremony at the Dupont Circle Hotel complete with lots of unique, personal touches. With that spirit in mind, we chose to take their engagement portraits at two modern, […]

Audra and I met during our time at JMU (go Dukes!). I was in the beginning stages of my photography career and Audra needed a headshot for her modeling and acting career. Since I was an eager newbie, I said yes, of course. We went our separate ways after graduation, but never lost touch! Audra […]

Welcome to your Hannah Joy Photography 2021 end-of-the-year wrap up as  we showcase some of the best Virginia wedding photos, in our opinion! It has been one heck of a year. Here is a look back on some of our favorite moments. SPRING Samantha + Anthony – Maternity Session at the JMU Arboretum Our Engagement […]

Ravens Roost Fall Anniversary Session | Best Virginia Wedding and Portrait Photos in 2021

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One of the biggest questions we get is, “What does a full wedding photography gallery look like?” We’re happy to answer! Since technology has moved away from CDs, USBs and other physical form of digital file delivery, we have adapted to offer online galleries to host all of your photos. This is where your engagement […]

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Disclaimer: Not all weddings have a bride, and some weddings have two brides. This blog post is for brides who might be thinking about a bridal portrait session where we take additional portraits prior to the wedding. I receive so many questions asking – Do I need a bridal portrait session? The answer varies for […]

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You aren’t seeing double – this Virginia winery engagement session features Lauren and Ben, the two UVA sweethearts who won our engagement session giveaway last year! Their first session was at Swannanoa Palace in Afton on a beautiful early summer day. They also wanted some some classic Virginia winery engagement photos at their wedding venue. […]

It’s official – Lucy and Ben tied the knot in a gorgeous, spring Dover Hall wedding! They, like everyone else who was planning a 2020 wedding, were impacted by Covid. Their original wedding was scheduled for September 2020, but they eventually landed on postponing until May 2021. And let me tell you – the weather […]

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Okay – I know 2020 was a dud, but this wedding was nothing less than beautiful! Katelyn and Josh tied the knot during a warm summer Saturday at the Barn at Turkey Ridge. This was my first time at this venue and let me tell you, it did not disappoint. The barn itself is situated […]

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This blog post of our top Shenandoah Valley engagement photo session spots has been a long time in the making! Since this is our seventh wedding season, we have photographed weddings and engagements all over Virginia. We have some many favorite spots – and so many other spots we want to shoot at! Below is […]

Part Two is here! Late summer and fall seasons did not look the same, although we managed to stay pretty busy. We had senior portraits, engagement sessions and plenty of weddings, both small and medium-sized. We managed to contract Covid (even though we were SO careful!!) but were able to quarantine and not infect anyone. […]

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This year…whew. It kicked my ass. Actually, I think it kicked everyone’s ass! Instead of doing the traditional “Best of” blog series we do every year, I wanted to take a more comprehensive, chronological look back on 2020. It was a whirlwind and I want to take you all along for the ride. Before I […]

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Anna + Brian met up with us for their sunset fall engagement photo shoot at Ravens Roost Overlook off the Blue Ridge Parkway in early October.

Ravens Roost | Virginia Mountain Engagement Session Locations

Big Meadows State Park off Skyline Drive in the Shenandoah Valley is the PERFECT spot for a portrait session in the mountains! We met up with Lindsay & David to take some fall maternity photos in the Virginia mountains earlier this month.

Fall sunset maternity session in the Virginia Mountains at Big Meadows State Park on Skyline Drive in the Shenandoah Valley