If you choose one of our WPJA Virginia wedding photojournalists as your wedding photographer, please let them know you found them through the Wedding Photojournalist Association.
The WPJA at a glance: The Wedding Photojournalist Association puts the best Virginia wedding photographers at your fingertips, by granting membership only to the most talented professional wedding photographers in the world--photographers who focus solely on using their documentary photography skills to capture ‘the moments’ of your wedding day.
Joe Brier earned an MS degree in Photojournalism from Syracuse University in 2004. Since that time, Joe has worked as a staff photographer for a daily newspaper in Northern Virginia. He has also worked as a freelancer, producing work for various papers across the country.
Three time Pulitzer Prize nominee Eva Russo is the owner and main photographer for Photo Lady Love, Inc. She was born in Chicago, raised in Italy, moved to France and then settled back in the United States.
After eight years as a newspaper staff photographer and a lifetime passion for photography, Heather moved into weddings full time in 2008. Her husband Rob (still a staff photographer) is often a second shooter and photographs a few on his own each year.
Joe has been capturing weddings since 2009.
A visual storyteller, Kenny, is a talent unlike any other. Its his love for his wife and photography partner, Mia, that inspires his passion for bold photojournalism and allows him to consistently tell the beautiful story of his wedding clients through creative photography.
As a journalist for the past 12 years, I’m always thinking about the best way to tell a story. In 2006, I immersed myself in wedding photojournalism, and it completely changed my view of the world. With camera in hand, I now tell stories through a series of compelling photos that, taken together, have an emotional impact.
It was a natural move for Ryan to start photographing weddings after working in newspapers for nine years.
Hello, my name is Rich-Joseph Facun and I have been a working photojournalist for over a decade. In that time I have covered news, feature stories and photographed high-end commercial campaigns spanning over a dozen countries.
The photos are sooo wonderful! I would have emailed you back but I was busy looking @ them over and over and over. Herman didn't see them until this morning (he was sleeping so emailed them to his work account) and by 730 am...
We got the email from pictage today, and have spent most of the day looking at the wedding pics -- over, and over, and over. We absolutely love them!! You truly captured the feel of the day and we could not be happier to have...
I hope this email finds you well.... I know you are busy this time of summer. I first wanted to say how much I enjoyed working with you. Everyone commented on how on top of things you were and how inconspicuous you were... AND I...
Getting Married in Virginia
You will find a delightful variety of panoramic views in Virginia that are sure to present ideal locations for wedding photographs. A southern state along the Atlantic Ocean, you will find five basic geographical regions in Virginia that will help to divide up the options of scenery at your disposal. The Atlantic coastal plain is the region along the ocean and includes a peninsula as well as the Chesapeake Bay. In addition, this region is home to Virginia Beach, a prime wedding location with loads of wedding photography options along the shoreline. Beautiful coastal inlets and flowing tidewater make for stunning pictures that will be taken by your wedding photographer. The Piedmont, Virginia’s largest geographical region located to the west of the Atlantic Coastal Plain, contains rivers and streams that break into waterfalls at points where they meet the coastal plain; opening up for spectacular wedding photography moments.
West of the Piedmont, you will find the Blue Ridge, the main eastern mountain range of the Appalachian Mountains. You will find high peaks and deep ravines that can make for potentially creative and unique wedding photographs. The Appalachian Ridge and Valley Region extend along the western border of Virginia and include the Shenandoah Valley, a truly scenic wedding destination. Averaging about 2,000 feet about sea level, the Appalachian Plateau is lined with streams, forests and rivers that can add natural beauty to a memorable wedding day, captured by your wedding photojournalist.
Southern hospitality, historical locations and exquisite architecture all contribute to make Virginia a satisfying wedding location.
WPJA Virginia Photographers will travel to:
Abingdon • Afton • Alexandria • Altavista • Amelia • Amherst • Annandale • Appomattox • Arlington • Ashburn • Ashland • Atkins • Baileys Crossing • Barboursville • Bastian • Bedford • Berryville • Big Island • Big Stone Gap • Blacksburg • Blackstone • Bluefield • Bowlers Wharf • Boyce • Bracey • Breaks • Bridgewater • Bristol • Brookneal • Buena Vista • Bumpass • Burkeville • Burrowsville • Callao • Cape Charles • Carmel Church • Carrollton • Catawba • Centreville • Chantilly • Charles City • Charlottesville • Chase City • Cheriton • Chesapeake • Chester • Chesterfield • Chilhowie • Chincoteague • Christiansburg • Church View • Clarksville • Claypool Hill • Clifton • Clifton Forge • Collinsville • Colonial Heights • Concord • Covington • Crewe • Culpeper • Dahlgren • Daleville • Damascus • Danville • Dayton • Doswell • Dublin • Duffield • Dumfries • Edinburg • Emporia • Ewing • Exmore • Fairfax • Falls Church • Falmouth • Fancy Gap • Farmville • Ferrum • Fishersville • Flint Hill • Forest • Fort Chiswell • Fort Eustis • Franklin • Fredericksburg • Front Royal • Galax • Glade Spring • Glen Allen • Gloucester • Goldvein • Gordonsville • Goshen • Great Falls • Greenville • Grundy • Hampton • Harrisonburg • Haymarket • Herndon • Hillsville • Hopewell • Hot Springs • Huddleston • Hudgins • Hume • Independence • Irvington • Jamestown • Kenbridge • Keswick • Kilmarnock • King George • Lakeside • Lancaster • Lanesville • Lawrenceville • Lebanon • Leesburg • Lexington • Locust Grove • Lorton • Louisa • Lucketts • Luray • Lynchburg • Madison Heights • Manassas • Marion • Markham • Marshall • Martinsville • Max Meadows • McLean • Meadows of Dan • Mechanicsville • Melfa • Middleburg • Middletown • Midland • Midlothian • Millboro • Millwood • Mineral • Moneta • Monterey • Montross • Moseley • Mount Solon • Mouth of Wilson • Natural Bridge • New Church • New Kent • New Market • Newbern • Newport News • Norfolk • Norton • Oak Grove • Occoquan • Onancock • Onley • Orange • Paris • Parksley • Pennington Gap • Petersburg • Pocahontas • Portsmouth • Pounding Mill • Prince George • Providence Forge • Pulaski • Purcellville • Quantico • Quinton • Radford • Randolph • Raphine • Reedville • Remington • Reston • Richlands • Richmond • Ridgeway • Roanoke • Rocky Mount • Rustburg • Ruther Glen • Salem • Saluda • Sandston • Schuyler • Scottsville • Skippers • Smithfield • Somerville • South Boston • South Hill • Sperryville • Spotsylvania • Springfield • Stafford • Stanley • Staunton • Steeles Tavern • Stephens City • Sterling • Strasburg • Stratford Hall • Stuart • Suffolk • Surry • Syria • Tangier • Tappahannock • Tazewell • Thompson • Thornburg • Triangle • Troutville • Upperville • Verona • Vienna • Virginia Beach • Wakefield • Warrenton • Washington • Waynesboro • Weirwood • West Point • Weyers Cave • White Post • Williamsburg • Winchester • Wintergreen • Wise • Woodbridge • Woolwine • Wytheville • Yorktown