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Grant and Sara celebrated with friends and family during their Poplar Springs Manor wedding last spring. We photographed Sara’s sister’s wedding the previous summer and it was so great to be back with their family!  PRE-CEREMONY We started the day, as usual, with details and candids of the girls getting ready. Their florist, Lal Moya, […]

This Morven Park bridal session is one of my favorite since this bride has turned into a good friend! Tylar and I first met when she was the day of coordinator for a wedding I photographed last summer (for Audra and Justin!). We became friends quickly and I found out she had just gotten engaged. […]

This past spring, I had the opportunity to photograph a Spring Wedding Inspiration styled shoot at the Historic Salubria Manor, part of the Germanna Foundation. It was a chilly, windy day, but the team pulled together some gorgeous vignettes nonetheless! Colleen with the Joys of June brought to life a vision full of baby’s breath […]

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Maddie and Jackson had a gorgeous fall wedding at King Family Vineyards. This one was extra special to Anthony and I since we are lucky enough to call these two friends! Fun story: I did a mini session of Maddie and Jackson with their dog, Argo, a couple years back. I was convinced that Jackson was […]

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

After a brief delay due to the pandemic, Emily and Tejas finally had their Indian-American wedding at Wintergreen Resort this past summer! It was a three day event and I am so grateful I was there for the entirety of it. I met their family and friends and learned about traditional Hindu wedding traditions. Thursday […]

Ceremony | Indian-American Wedding at Wintergreen Resort by Virginia Photographers

Audra and Justin celebrated their love with a late summer wedding at Clyde’s Willow Creek Farm. The pair started the day by getting ready at their separate homes. While I was busy photographing the details and the girls, my second shooter was photographing Justin and his brother. The couple kept their wedding party small with […]

It’s time for a personal wedding planning update! We love taking and sharing others’ photos, but we’re turning the camera around and sharing our engagement photos taken by The Mallorys at Waterperry Farm. When we first booked our photographers, a lot of people asked how we discovered and decided on them to capture our engagement […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]