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He popped the question, and you said…YES! Now it’s time to start planning for your big day! When it comes to wedding planning, two of the most-important things that a bride has to decide on are what dress to wear and which photographer to document their special day. View full post »

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lynchburg-wedding-photographer-alina-thomas001This photo session took place at the beautiful wedding venue Sorella Farms, in Evington Virginia, where Emily and Ian will be getting married later this year. We had a magnificent time capturing their engagement pictures. Emily and Ian were both laid back and easy to work with. We are very excited to see this couple tying the knot and couldn’t have hoped for the shoot to be any better. Between Ian’s patriotism and Emily’s spontaneous personality, this couple has everything they need to have a happily ever after life together. View full post »

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  • May 29, 2014 - 4:17 pm

    Whitney Lane - She has honestly the most perfect hair! What a beautiful shootReplyCancel

  • May 31, 2014 - 7:48 pm

    Devon - Beautiful Pictures! Congrats to the couple.ReplyCancel

  • June 1, 2014 - 5:29 pm

    Meeghan - Beautiful photos….beautiful couple.ReplyCancel

  • June 19, 2014 - 5:54 pm

    Arica - What a dream location! That pond (I think it’s a pond?) is out of this world! This couple could not have been a better fit for the scene. They look amazing together. You did a wonderful job showcasing their personalities. Well done!ReplyCancel

  • June 19, 2014 - 10:10 pm

    Tosha - They are an adorable couple! Love that location too! Beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • June 19, 2014 - 10:47 pm

    Anna - Gorgeous venue, gorgeous couple…and perfect photos! Love these!ReplyCancel

  • June 20, 2014 - 9:32 am

    Chantal - Oh my goodness they are too cute! The color if the lake is also incredible! Such a great location!ReplyCancel

  • July 11, 2014 - 6:57 pm

    Shuanna - Beautiful session! What a cute couple! Seems like they had a lot of fun!ReplyCancel

  • October 17, 2014 - 1:16 pm

    HOW TO CAPTURE CREATIVE PHOTOS OF COUPLES | Alina Thomas Wedding Photography - […] one of our couples, Emily and Ian, chose to use their wedding venue for their engagement pictures. Love this […]ReplyCancel

lynchburg-wedding-photographer-alina-thomas01We had the honor of being asked to do this sweet couple’s wedding photography and loved every minute of it. We have known Jesse for many years and got acquainted with Chelsea after they began their relationship. The wedding was lovely and incorporated so many things that the couple holds dear to them, such as family. Chelsea has a large family and her siblings sang for the couple at their ceremony. Her dad also did the service and melted the hearts of the audience with his passion for his daughter and this new journey in her life. It was great seeing the love Jesse’s dad has for him in being there before the wedding making sure everything was taken care of. View full post »

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  • May 28, 2014 - 3:01 pm

    Rachel - I just had to stop by because I noticed you’re from Virginia haha. But the pictures are beautiful. I’m not so secretly planning color schemes for my future wedding. Won’t be for awhile, but it’s fun.ReplyCancel

    • May 28, 2014 - 7:47 pm

      Alina Thomas - Thanks for your comment! Wedding planning is so much fun! Keep us in mind for your big day!ReplyCancel

  • May 28, 2014 - 4:29 pm

    Steph - Amazing work, Alina! The love these two have for one another is so evident, and you captured it perfectly!!ReplyCancel

    • May 28, 2014 - 7:43 pm

      Alina Thomas - Thank you! They were so much fun to work with!ReplyCancel

  • May 28, 2014 - 7:55 pm

    Amber Albright - Beautiful wedding photos!ReplyCancel

  • May 28, 2014 - 8:35 pm

    chantal - what a beautiful day!!!ReplyCancel

  • May 28, 2014 - 9:17 pm

    Cynthi-Boise Wedding Photographer - So beautiful! I love your clean, crisp editing. You’ve captured their day so wonderfully!ReplyCancel

  • May 29, 2014 - 4:11 pm

    Whitney Lane - What a fun weddingReplyCancel

  • May 30, 2014 - 2:36 pm

    Ashley - I love her expressions during the first look! So cute!
    This looks like such a fun wedding day and you captured it beautifully!ReplyCancel

LYNCHBURG LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHER

Memorial Day, in my opinion, is one of the most significant days celebrated in the United States and should be respected by all Americans. Nothing in this world is truly free, especially freedom. Memorial Day is a day set aside each year for Americans to remember those who served our Country in the Armed Forces to secure our Independence and Freedom. View full post »

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weddings usb photographyI am really excited to share some of the new products that I have recently begun offering! These custom presentation boxes are a unique way of showcasing images for my clients. One of the positive aspects of this new product is that it offers endless possibilities in customizing the cover to feature some of the client’s best images.

We are also saying good-bye to the traditional DVD of images and embracing a more modern approach to delivering our digital files – custom USB drives. These drives are about the size of a business card and feature a picture of the client’s session on its surface. It is such a creative and unique product and my couples absolutely love it!

So excited to share these with my new couples!

 

 

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I was thoroughly delighted to find these goodies in the mail at the beginning of this week! I’ve been searching around for a while now trying to find a unique product to gift my customers. I like sneaking in little treats for them as a way of saying thank you. I know they are always thrilled to get their digital files in the mail but I believe that having their images printed on something tangible just makes it a little more special. View full post »

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Sorella Farms is one of my favorite wedding venues around! One of the most important decisions that you will be making for your wedding is the venue. It is the location that you will be holding the most-important day of your life at so it needs to be absolutely breathtaking. This needs to be a place that really reflects who you are as a couple and allows you to express yourself through the décor of it. It should not be a place that you choose without thought because remember, people are coming to see you and should be wowed on this day! With all of this being said, we decided to interview a venue that we believe is one of the most suitable, charming and stunning in the Central Virginia area: Sorella Farms. The following are the questions we asked Sorella as well as their answers: View full post »

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  • May 5, 2014 - 9:56 am

    Amber Albright - Beautiful photos! Virginia is a very pretty state.ReplyCancel

  • May 5, 2014 - 10:42 am

    Laura H - What a beautiful venue! I always thought it would be amazing to have a place as either a B & B or for weddings and such. Thanks for sharing the info!ReplyCancel

  • May 5, 2014 - 12:20 pm

    MryJhnsn (@mryjhnsn) - Gorgeous details! I love your composition in these especially the first one. Really wonderful.ReplyCancel

  • May 5, 2014 - 3:15 pm

    Jessica - What a gorgeous venue! Beautiful pictures too.ReplyCancel

  • May 5, 2014 - 4:21 pm

    Meeghan - Gorgeous. My sister would have loved that venue for her wedding. It looks very similar to her wedding venue (in Mendocino, CA). Great photos.ReplyCancel

  • May 5, 2014 - 4:35 pm

    Donna - What a great read. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • May 5, 2014 - 4:56 pm

    Christen - This looks so beautiful. My husband and I eloped but if we had to do it over again it would be a place just like this!ReplyCancel

  • May 5, 2014 - 10:58 pm

    Cynthi - What a lovely venue! Thanks for the interview with them.ReplyCancel

  • May 7, 2014 - 9:41 am

    Kate - Beautiful venue!ReplyCancel

  • May 9, 2014 - 9:53 pm

    Debbie M - Beautiful wedding venue. I want to get married there!ReplyCancel

  • May 10, 2014 - 7:54 am

    Ashley Durham - Great article, love the photos!ReplyCancel

  • September 25, 2014 - 1:48 pm

    HOW TO CAPTURE CREATIVE PHOTOS OF COUPLES | Alina Thomas Wedding Photography - […] one of our couples, Emily and Ian, chose to use their wedding venue for their engagement pictures. Love this […]ReplyCancel

I’m sure you’ve already heard this many times, but we can’t stress it enough: ENJOY YOUR WEDDING! The day fades too fast! You’ve spent hours, days, months planning all the details to make sure that your big day runs flawlessly. How exactly do you plan to make the most of the little time you have to enjoy with your dear ones at your wedding? View full post »

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  • May 1, 2014 - 1:46 pm

    MryJhnsn (@mryjhnsn) - Those are lovely pictures and what a wonderful idea to keep the wedding excitement going!ReplyCancel

    • July 11, 2014 - 12:38 pm

      Alina Thomas - Thank you, MryJhns!ReplyCancel

  • May 1, 2014 - 8:11 pm

    Meeghan - Wow! That is a great idea….we had engagement photos, but I like the idea of post-wedding photos…ReplyCancel

    • July 11, 2014 - 12:39 pm

      Alina Thomas - After-Wedding sessions are so much fun!ReplyCancel

  • May 12, 2014 - 5:53 am

    Allison - An after wedding session sounds like a great idea. I’d never heard of that before.ReplyCancel

  • May 12, 2014 - 10:44 am

    Christen - What a great idea! Passing this on yo friends and family who are getting married this year!ReplyCancel

    • July 11, 2014 - 12:39 pm

      Alina Thomas - Thanks, Christen.ReplyCancel

  • May 14, 2014 - 8:42 am

    Mandy - I love this idea! I was so unhappy with my wedding pictures, this would of been a perfect solutionReplyCancel

  • May 16, 2014 - 12:05 pm

    Larianne - I’ve never heard of such a session. That’s pretty cool, and it totally makes sense!!ReplyCancel

  • May 17, 2014 - 11:39 am

    Debbie M - I’ve never heard of an after wedding session. Interesting idea!ReplyCancel

  • July 11, 2014 - 7:00 am

    Ana Lynn - That’s a interesting idea! Wish we had done something like that, but I mainly regret the video taping disaster – pictures we had taken were awesome! ReplyCancel

  • July 11, 2014 - 7:33 am

    Jenny - What a lovely idea! (and that bride’s red cardigan is fabulous!)ReplyCancel

  • July 11, 2014 - 9:29 am

    Emily - This is new to me! I haven’t heard of these sessions before. What a good idea.ReplyCancel

  • July 11, 2014 - 10:47 am

    Jean Lynd - I love this idea. I need some shots of my hubs & me after 25 years. ReplyCancel

    • July 11, 2014 - 12:41 pm

      Alina Thomas - That would be a really great gift for your anniversary!ReplyCancel

  • July 11, 2014 - 11:03 am

    Nikki - After-wedding photo shoots are a wonderful idea! I’ll never forget the wedding I attended that took absolutely for-ev-er to take their photos while the guests sat around bored in an overly-lit ballroom. The hotel was pretty, but very plain for a background. Great advice!ReplyCancel

  • July 11, 2014 - 12:37 pm

    Farrah @ Reflective Mama - What an awesome idea!ReplyCancel

  • July 13, 2014 - 2:22 am

    Sonya - This sounds like a great idea. I had never heard of this before but I would have loved doing this when I got married.ReplyCancel

Lynchburg-Wedding-Photographer1When Christa and Israel asked me to photograph their wedding, I knew it was going to be a blast. What made this wedding stand-out from others was the unity within the family. It was great to see such closeness between siblings. One unique item that caught my eye was the bouquet that Christa’s mom hand-made for her. It was exquisite in detail and was a great display piece. To be honest, I do not know if the girls who lined up to catch it during the reception were trying to be “next” in getting married or just wanted a closer look. Not only was the bouquet, as well as the other decorations gorgeous, but the venue suited the couple perfectly. View full post »

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This Easter is especially important to me because it is the first one I get to spend with my newborn son. He is my little miracle! He was not supposed to be born until April 18, 2014 but came a little early, March 27, 2014. This was definitely a surprise, but I consider it a blessing to get an additional 3 weeks to spend with him! View full post »

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  • April 21, 2014 - 10:13 am

    MryJhnsn (@mryjhnsn) - I can’t wait to make these for April Fools next year! Or just to freak my kids out ;pReplyCancel

  • April 21, 2014 - 10:33 am

    Earl-Leigh - Neat! I’m going to make these next year!ReplyCancel

  • April 21, 2014 - 3:52 pm

    Laura - So cute!ReplyCancel

  • April 21, 2014 - 8:40 pm

    Meeghan - Neat! That is such a cool idea. I had a great Easter with my family. We are so blessed. It was such a beautiful day -weather wise…nice to actually spend it outside.ReplyCancel

  • April 22, 2014 - 2:33 am

    Nicole - Wow, how did you make this?! Do you have a recipe or instructions? This is so cool! Very unique.ReplyCancel

    • April 24, 2014 - 6:28 pm

      Alina Thomas - I can send you the recipe, if you would like.ReplyCancel