The Experience

We often forget that moments are fleeting, my job as a photographer is to stop time and preserve the big and little things that give your life meaning. As your photographer, I want to connect with you, learn your story, and then tell the world about it through my lens. I treat my photos like little poems — I hope that each one brings you joy or makes you stop for just a little while and marvel at the fiercely imperfect magic of love and life.

My approach combines both naturally posed and candid images to create images that is luminous, romantic, and soft, and, although I primarily shoot on digital, I do incorporate film into my work. My editing style is timeless and aims to recreate the soft, creamy tones of classic film. 

I am known for soft, delicate portraiture that showcase the romance between my couples, capturing quiet, tucked away moments that overflow with emotion, and artful veil and hand images that play with texture and light.

Beyond the camera, I am there for all my couples as they plan to answer questions and share my expertise as a former weddings editor for online wedding planning publications like Zola, Borrowed & Blue, and Oh-Brides Magazine.

"The way she captures the details and the small, candid moments during the day is very special, and to say we are ecstatic about the final photos is an understatement." — Ali & Richie

Benefit from the expertise of a former weddings editor

FEATURED BY

Zola

The White Wren

River City Bride

Pressed Flowers

01. Say Hello

If you're interested in working together, send me a message via the inquiry form. From there, I'll send over lots of details about working together and set up a time for us to chat via phone call or Facetime/Zoom. 

This gives us the opportunity to get to know each other and see if we connect well and to talk through your vision for your photos.


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02. Sign + BOOK

If you'd then like to work together, we'll make it official with a digital contract emailed to you to sign and info on how to pay your retainer (50% non-refundable retainer due at signing and final payment due 3 weeks before wedding day). From there, you'll receive a comprehensive wedding photography prep guide, a welcome questionnaire that covers things like communication preferences, when you'd like to ideally schedule your engagement session (and your vision for your e-shoot in general), and a few other housekeeping things. Once that's in my hands, I'll send out a little welcome gift for you to enjoy!


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03. The Engagement Shoot

Next up, we will get your engagement session (complimentary for all couples who book me for their wedding) on the calendar! These sessions are the perfect way for us to get to know each other on a deeper level, for you to get comfortable being photographed, and for us to explore what poses work for you as a couple. I'll guide you throughout the session and use this opportunity to see how you interact as a couple and what poses work well to represent your relationship. I'll bring this knowledge with me to the wedding day to recreate the poses that you loved! These are typically delivered in 1-7 days.

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04. Planning & Prep

A month before your wedding day, I'll send you a pre-wedding questionnaire to fill out with details about your big day, such as timing for particular events, your photo requests, your list of family photo combinations, and more. Your answers to these questions will be used to create a custom wedding photography timeline proposal. From there, we will work together to make any changes necessary and finalize it for the big day. This timeline and your special requests will be on-hand with me during the day to make sure I capture as many of your requests as possible.

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05. The Wedding Day

It's your wedding day! At your wedding, I'll combine posed photos with candids throughout the day to capture the small, unexpected moments with each other and your loved ones and to ensure that we have stunning, beautifully lit heirloom portraits for you to cherish for years to come. My goal is for you to enjoy your wedding, so when it's appropriate for me to step in and direct (portraits, family formals, etc.), I'll take a more hands-on approach. When moments are unfolding, I'll step back as capture them as they unfold so that you can soak in these moments without interruption.

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06. Photo Delivery

After the wedding day, you'll receive a sneak peek via email within 24 hours! Usually, this consists of 50-100 photos so that you have plenty of images to enjoy and share while I'm working curating and editing your final gallery. Full galleries are typically delivered within 1-2 months, but can take up to 8-10 weeks during especially busy years. Images are delivered in a digital gallery and you're welcome to share with friends and family and print as many as you'd like! If your collection includes an album, I will send along additional details for that process when your gallery is delivered.

The Process

a step-by-step breakdown of working together

Next

01.Say Hello

If you're interested in working together, send me a message via the inquiry form. From there, I'll send over lots of details about working together and set up a time for us to chat via phone call or Facetime/Zoom. 

02.Book + Sign

If you'd then like to work together, we'll make it official with a digital contract emailed to you to sign and info on how to pay your retainer. (50% non-refundable retainer due at signing and final payment due 3 weeks before wedding day).

03. The Engagement

Next up, let's get your engagement session (complimentary for all couples who book me for their wedding) or portrait session on the calendar! 

04. Plan + Prep

A month before your wedding day, I'll send you a pre-wedding questionnaire to fill out with details about your big day. Your answers to these questions will be used to create a custom wedding photography timeline proposal.

05.The Wedding Day

It's the big day of your session or wedding! During portrait sessions, I'll guide you through poses. At weddings, I'll combine posed photos with candids throughout the day.

06.Delivery

Weddings within 10 weeks. Files are shared via online gallery with edited photos in both print and social media sizes. All clients receive print rights to their photos.

The process

Portraits

1 Hour of Shooting Time

Shareable online gallery of curated and edited images ready for download in both print and social media sizes

Print Rights

Pre-Session Consulting (outfit suggestions, location recommendations, shooting time expertise, etc.)

Approximately 100+ images delivered

Sneak peek within 24 hours

 Starting at $600

The investment

engagement, anniversary, maternity, etc. 

Elopement Collection

Charlottesville, Virginia & Beyond

4 Hours of Shooting Time

Shareable online gallery of curated and edited images ready for download in both print and social media sizes

Print Rights

Pre-Session Consulting (venue tour, timeline help, vendor recommendations, etc.)

Approximately 400+ images delivered

client welcome gift + digital wedding guide

sneak peek within 24 hours

 Starting at $3,200

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A La Carte Items

additional shooter | $800

bridal boudoir session | $2,650
($2,000 for my wedding clients)

AJP designed albums | starting at $600

prints | varies based on size

additional hours | $600/hr

travel fee | varies based on location

Available add-ons

Wedding Collection III

Charlottesville, Virginia & Beyond

12 Hours of Shooting Time

second shooter up until reception

Shareable online gallery of curated and edited images ready for download in both print and social media sizes

Print Rights

Pre-Session Consulting (venue tour, timeline help, vendor recommendations, etc.)

Approximately 850+ images delivered

client welcome gift + digital wedding guide

Complimentary 1 hour engagement shoot
(within 1 hour of Charlottesville)

sneak peek within 24 hours

 Starting at $7,200

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Wedding Collection II

Charlottesville, Virginia & Beyond

10 Hours of Shooting Time

second shooter up until reception

Shareable online gallery of curated and edited images ready for download in both print and social media sizes

Print Rights

Pre-Session Consulting (venue tour, timeline help, vendor recommendations, etc.)

Approximately 850+ images delivered

client welcome gift + digital wedding guide

Complimentary 1 hour engagement shoot
(within 1 hour of Charlottesville)

sneak peek within 24 hours

 Starting at $6,400

Inquire

Wedding Collection I

Charlottesville, Virginia & Beyond

8 Hours of Shooting Time

second shooter up until reception

Shareable online gallery of curated and edited images ready for download in both print and social media sizes

Print Rights

Pre-Session Consulting (venue tour, timeline help, vendor recommendations, etc.)

Approximately 650+ images delivered

client welcome gift + digital wedding guide

Complimentary 1 hour engagement shoot
(within 1 hour of Charlottesville)

sneak peek within 24 hours

 Starting at $5,800

Inquire