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    sierra vista bedford vaHappy Thanksgiving friends, both old and new! I can’t believe it’s that time of the year yet again. There are so many things that we need to be thankful for, and one thing I love about this holiday is that it makes us stop for a second and count our blessings. I have so many things to be thankful for! Timothy and I celebrated our 4 year anniversary yesterday (WooHoo!), we are all healthy, we have an amazing almost 2 year old son, we just moved into our new house, and the list could go on and on. But I just wanted to take a second to thank all of my amazing clients for trusting me with one of the most important days in their lives this year. I had the opportunity to photograph so many precious moments this year, and I just want you all to know that I am so very grateful for you! My journey as a Lynchburg wedding photographer wouldn’t be possible without you. View full post »

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    sierra vista bedford vaLooking through some of my older sessions, I realized that I never actually shared this gorgeous fall styled shoot at Sierra Vista in Bedford, Virginia on the blog before. I had the privilege of participating in this amazing styled photo session as part of my friend’s (Megan of Megan Vaughan Photography) workshop at Sierra Vista last fall. This session came to life through the efforts of so many talented creatives that came together to make it possible. If you want to read more about the creative team and find out my thoughts about the workshop, you can do so by reading my workshop review. Although this is a styled session, I believe that it can serve as inspiration to all the beautiful brides out there that are planning their engagement session. View full post »

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    • November 25, 2015 - 2:08 pm

      Erica - Omg these photos are seriously stunning. I love the color palette!ReplyCancel

      • November 25, 2015 - 2:18 pm

        Alina Thomas - Thank you, Erika. Sierra Vista in Bedford Va is truly breathtaking!ReplyCancel

    • November 25, 2015 - 2:22 pm

      Brianne - Love these!! That bouquet is just perfect for a fall shoot and I absolutely love the combination of the groom’s look and the bride’s dress!ReplyCancel

    • November 26, 2015 - 1:35 am

      Samantha - What an incredible Sierra Vista Bedford, Virginia styled shoot! I am just adoring all of the darling details from the deep hues in her bouquet to the incorporation of a valiant steed. My oh my this Sierra Vista photos are just darling!ReplyCancel

      • November 28, 2015 - 6:13 pm

        Alina Thomas - Thank you, Samantha! It was such a fun treat to shoot at Sierra Vista.ReplyCancel

    • November 26, 2015 - 2:35 pm

      Jenny Storment - This engagement session in Sierra Vista is stunning. What an awesome shoot to be part of.ReplyCancel

    • November 27, 2015 - 6:11 pm

      Allison Anderson - It must be so much fun to just shoot a wedding when you are not on a deadline or strict timeline. This is a beautiful stylized wedding. The colour palette is so different, but it works perfectly with the surroundings at Sierra Vista in Bedford, VA.ReplyCancel

    • November 27, 2015 - 7:06 pm

      Christine - I’d never heard of Sierra Vista in Bedford VA before this blog post but now that I’ve seen it, I want to book a ticket and come do a stylized shoot of some sort haha. These are amazing photographs!ReplyCancel

      • November 28, 2015 - 6:29 pm

        Alina Thomas - You should totally do it, Christine! You won’t regret it. Sierra Vista has some of the most beautiful views. If you ever come to Bedford, I’d love to show you around. :)ReplyCancel

    • November 27, 2015 - 8:31 pm

      Christine D - I can see why you love Sierra Vista! This styled wedding is gorgeous! The colors, the couple, the horse…wow! And look how beautiful a non-traditional wedding dress can be! If I ever get to Bedford, VA I will have to check out Sierra Vista!ReplyCancel

    • November 28, 2015 - 6:04 pm

      Megan - Love this beautiful Sierra vista Bedford styled wedding shoot. Amazing styling and location too!ReplyCancel

    • November 28, 2015 - 9:00 pm

      Ruben - Wow Alina, this styled shoot in sierra vista is stunning! I love the styling, stunning couple, and the clean edits! Beautiful work!ReplyCancel

    Sorella-Farms-Engagement-Photos_0005We ended this year’s engagement season with Stephanie and Josh’s engagement session at Sorella Farms in Evington, Virginia. Sorella Farms impressed us once again with its beautiful landscape and gorgeous light. This sunset engagement session couldn’t have been any more perfect! I absolutely loved every second of it! If you haven’t heard of Sorella Farms before, it is a gorgeous wedding venue featuring  a rustic reception barn and beautiful landscape for outdoor ceremonies. View full post »

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    glencliff manor estateIt was such an honor to photograph Ariana and Jeff’s wedding at the beautiful Glencliff Manor Estate in Rustburg, Virginia this weekend. Although it was supposed to rain the whole day, it stopped just in time for their ceremony. What I love about Glencliff Manor is that no matter what the weather is like, they are always prepared. If you are looking for a wedding venue for your wedding, make sure to read the interview we did with them to find out more about Glencliff Manor.

    Ariana and Jeff are both aviation students and it should come as no surprise that their wedding View full post »

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    We just got back from Wintergreen last night and I already finished blogging an engagement session, caught up on all the emails, scheduled consultations for this week, fully cleaned our house, and now I am just sitting here wishing this past weekend hadn’t ended. It felt so good to be away from all the distractions of life for a couple of days… just me and my sweet family in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. If you are not familiar with the Wintergreen Resort, it is a ski resort here in Central Virginia. And the best part about it, it’s just a little over an hour away from home. Once you get up there though, it feels like you are thousands of miles away from everything, so quiet and peaceful. It really helped slipping away for a few days to relax and enjoy the nature. Timothy, Kenneth and I had a blast.  View full post »

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    • October 28, 2015 - 4:47 am

      Nilo Burke - Your little boy is so precious!!! A total cutie! :-)ReplyCancel

      • October 28, 2015 - 4:50 pm

        Alina Thomas - Thank you, Nilo! He is adorable and mommy loves him very much <3ReplyCancel


    carterFor the second half of Laura and Stephen’s engagement photos, we drove from the Jefferson Vineyard to the Carter’s Mountain Orchard in Charlottesville, Virginia. If you missed the first half, you can check their engagement photos at the Jefferson’s Vineyard by clicking here. The Carter’s Mountain Orchard was also the place where they went to on their first date! I mean, what a perfect location for their engagement pictures. We got to the Carter’s Mountain Orchard just a few minutes before the sun set, and the light was absolutely gorgeous. View full post »

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     Jefferson VineyardsOn Saturday, Timothy and I traveled to Charlottesville, Virginia to photograph Laura and Stephen’s engagement session at the Jefferson Vineyards. We couldn’t have asked for a better day for their engagement photos: beautiful weather, a gorgeous couple in love, and on top of everything, Jefferson Vineyards was hosting a concert that day as well. I loved spending the evening with Laura and Stephen and learning more about their story. And let me just tell you, if their wedding day goes as smoothly as their engagement session did, we’re going to get their bridal portraits done in no time! We spent the first half of their session at View full post »

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    airplane engagement pictureWhen the engagement session involves a red airplane and a private airport in Lynchburg, you bet I am all in! When Ariana talked to me about doing an airplane engagement session, I was ecstatic. Her and Jeff are both aviation students and an airplane engagement session seemed only fitting for their engagement photos. After rescheduling Ariana and Jeff’s engagement session multiple times due to the rain, we were blessed with the most beautiful sunset Lynchburg had to offer, which made my photographer heart oh-so-happy! Ariana and Jeff are getting married at the beautiful Glencliff Manor in Rustburg, Virginia in less than a month. Their wedding is going to be fabulous! View full post »

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    • October 15, 2015 - 3:09 pm

      Allison - Found you via the Rising Tide, I LOVE the colors in the images, wish you were in my area! Gorgeous work!ReplyCancel

      • October 15, 2015 - 3:25 pm

        Alina Thomas - You are too sweet, Allison! If you ever travel to Lynchburg, VA, let me know :)ReplyCancel

    • October 15, 2015 - 3:29 pm

      Bekky - WOW!!! These are so amazing!!! Love it!! :)ReplyCancel

      • October 15, 2015 - 3:36 pm

        Alina Thomas - I appreciate it, Bekky! We sure had an amazing sunset that night.ReplyCancel

    • October 15, 2015 - 3:58 pm

      Angie - I love this concept and the red plane! Beautiful engagement shots! That last photo is stunning!ReplyCancel

      • October 15, 2015 - 6:16 pm

        Alina Thomas - Thank you, Angie! I love doing silhouettes at the end of an engagement session if we have an amazing sunset as well.ReplyCancel

    • October 16, 2015 - 1:36 am

      Irene - Oh my gosh this engagement session is amazing. I love these. And those sunset photos are just gorgeous.ReplyCancel

      • October 16, 2015 - 1:40 am

        Alina Thomas - Thank you, Irene! The sunset that night was out of this world.ReplyCancel

    • October 16, 2015 - 5:34 pm

      Mandi Pol - This is amazing!!!! OMG, I now have added “airplane engagement session” to my photo bucket list. You did a fantastic job capturing this couple’s love.ReplyCancel

      • October 18, 2015 - 3:05 pm

        Alina Thomas - Thank you, Mandi! I would love to see yours as well when you get to it :)ReplyCancel

    • October 16, 2015 - 9:44 pm

      Jenny Storment - I love EVERYTHING about this engagement session talk about AMAZING! The plane, the couple all of it AWESOME! An airplane engagement session is on my list to document for sure!ReplyCancel

    • October 18, 2015 - 3:43 am

      Christine D - Oh, that red airplane! This is such an awesome engagement session! And you certainly were rewarded for the rain outs with that gorgeous sunset. I cannot wait to see the wedding of this Lynchburg couple too!ReplyCancel

      • October 18, 2015 - 3:04 pm

        Alina Thomas - They are getting married next month, Christine! I cannot wait.ReplyCancel

    • October 18, 2015 - 2:45 pm

      Jennifer Rittenberry - Wow! You drew me in from the very first photo. The colors and vibrancy in this airplane engagement gallery are stunning! I love the idea of them using a private airport in Lynchburg; you’ll have lots of requests for this now!ReplyCancel

    • October 18, 2015 - 3:55 pm

      Kathy R - These are STUNNING!!! I absolutely love how they wanted to incorporate something that was special to them, the airplane. That sunset is simply breathtaking and you did such an amazing job capturing their love for each other. I cannot wait to see how you document the wedding! Great job!ReplyCancel

    • October 18, 2015 - 3:59 pm

      Ruben - Wow, so much beautiful colors through your imagery Alina! What a fanstastic idea to incorporate the red airplane. It really makes for a very different and beautiful engagement session!ReplyCancel

    • October 19, 2015 - 10:56 am

      Samantha - Wow do these engagement photos pop! From the red airplane to the way you captured their love, each photo looks delicately crafted and compiled together to create a magical engagement. My favorites though are the ones of the couple in the aircraft, almost as though they are just enjoying a moment alone and do not realize they are being photographed. Beautiful engagement photos!ReplyCancel

      • October 19, 2015 - 12:18 pm

        Alina Thomas - Thank you, Samantha! The red plane was definitely a favorite :)ReplyCancel

    • October 22, 2015 - 12:48 pm

      Dawn - This airplane engagement session is epic! I love how they incorporated their love of aviation into their engagement pictures. Where in the world did you all find that bright red airplane? They look extremely happy and I can’t wait to see what awesome images their wedding will bring!ReplyCancel

      • October 22, 2015 - 7:50 pm

        Alina Thomas - Thank you, Dawn! They are super sweet! When I asked them how they were able to get a plane for their engagement photos they said that they knew a fried, who knew a friend, who knew a friend, who knew everyone.Haha! I guess it worked :)ReplyCancel

    old city cemetery engagement photos This Old City Cemetery engagement session is going to take your breath away! James and Maria were so great to work with. I am so happy that the rain held off for their engagement photos since they live over 3 hours away from Lynchburg. They drove down to the Lynchburg area when there were still 50% chances of rain during their engagement session. If you are local to Lynchburg, VA you already know that the past week has been a whirlwind. We’ve had so much rain lately that we are all probably wishing summer was still here. When we arrived at the Old City Cemetery, View full post »

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    • October 6, 2015 - 8:22 pm

      Maria - not sure if I have said it…. but i freaking love you!!! <3 <3 <3ReplyCancel

      • October 7, 2015 - 3:59 am

        Alina Thomas - Aww… you are too sweet, Maria! I had so much fun working with you and James and I cannot wait for your wedding next year!ReplyCancel

    • October 8, 2015 - 5:59 pm

      Corey Potter - These pics are beautiful! The expressions are genuine and the connection is obvious!

      Also a great lesson about the weather! Don’t cancel sessions with 50% chance of rain! lol.ReplyCancel

      • October 9, 2015 - 7:12 pm

        Alina Thomas - Haha! That is so true, Corey. I wouldn’t have minded a little rain towards the end though. It would have made for some amazing pictures.ReplyCancel

    • October 8, 2015 - 10:27 pm

      Anna Arpasi - WOW!! Talk about a leap of faith…it clearly worked out for you guys! These images are so lovely! I love the connection that they have in the photos!ReplyCancel

      • October 9, 2015 - 7:10 pm

        Alina Thomas - Thank you, Anna! They are a fantastic couple. Cannot wait for their wedding at Sorella Farms next year.ReplyCancel