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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

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. […]

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. […]

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 […]

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

Megan + Dan chose to have their engagement session in the late fall on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Ravens Roost Overlook was showing off for them!

Ravens Roost Overlook fall engagement session in the Virginia mountains | Blue Ridge Parkway Photographer