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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 […]

If you know me, you know that I have been waiting for a UVA wedding inquiry to come across my inbox. I absolutely adore the UVA Chapel and think photos on the Lawn are so classic and fun! The classic UVA wedding paired with a modern reception at the Bradbury was one for the ages. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bridal portrait with veil

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! […]

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 […]

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 […]