Alina Thomas Photography: Leesburg Virginia Wedding Photographer

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Daniel and Tryphena’s Bealeton VA wedding was such a great way to end this year’s wedding season! It was such an honor to capture their day and everything was absolutely magical! Every detail of their wedding was impeccable… just wait until you see Tryphena’s beautiful head piece!!   As I was leaving Lynchburg that morning, […]

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I took these Cedar Oaks engagement photos for Jack and Becca earlier this week and let me just tell you, these two are the sweetest couple! I’ve known Jack’s family for years, and after photographing his sister’s wedding in 2015, I secretly hoped I’d get to do it all over again when he got married. […]

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Alex and Elizabeth’s Capitol Hill Club wedding in Washington DC is on the blog!! If you remember their Carter Mountain engagement photos from a few weeks ago, you know that I was so excited to see Elizabeth’s wedding dress as it was a family heirloom. I have to say, Tang’s Bridal and Alterations did a […]

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Robert and Jenny’s Lynchburg engagement photos are here!!! I had so much fun getting to know these two and I’m super stoked for their wedding next year! They are the kind of couple that you want to be around all the time because of their fun, positive personalities.   How did you guys meet? Robert […]

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Are you looking for ways to fix bad lighting? Over the past few months, I’ve shared dozens of blog posts that walk you through how to find the best light for your photos and how to photograph in different lighting scenarios. Natural light is the best source of light because it’s free, it’s abundant, and […]

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Some of my favorite Carter Mountain engagement photos are gracing the blog today! Alex and Elizabeth are one of the most photogenic couples I have ever met. They could easily add professional models to their resumes. Just wait until you see them pose! They’d naturally get into a pose without a lot of direction. They […]

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How do you shoot outdoor ceremonies in harsh light? Let’s talk about it! We all know that when you’re shooting outdoors, the lighting is not always ideal… especially if the ceremony happens midday.   Imagine this…   It’s a beautiful summer day. The sun is shining bright in the clear blue sky with no clouds […]

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Natural light is the best source of light. In short – it’s free, it’s abundant, and it doesn’t require any equipment. But how can you become a natural light photography pro at weddings and engagement sessions?! Here are some tips for getting the most out of your natural lighting:   1. What is Natural Light? […]

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What’s the best time to schedule portrait sessions for the best natural light? Is it early in the morning, late in the evening, or somewhere in between? Taking advantage of natural light is important because it’s free, beautiful, and makes your clients look great.     The best time of day for pictures is early […]

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One of the most underutilized Nikon camera settings is the ability to set your command dial to review images. This is huge!! This is a feature that a lot of Nikon shooters love about the Canon cameras, but didn’t know that they could set it up on their Nikon cameras as well. Using your command […]

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I started my business after getting my first DSLR camera as a wedding gift — I knew next to nothing about photography, but I loved it.

In the beginning, I was afraid to tell anyone that I was starting a photography business. I thought they wouldn’t take me seriously, and might even make fun of me.

The thing is: now I talk to photographers all the time who are dealing with the same insecurities I had when I was just starting out — Turns out, ain’t nobody got time to be afraid of their dreams!

That’s why I teach the same systems and formulas that made me into the confident photographer I am today to photographers just like you.

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Growing a business is a lot easier when you’ve got someone who understands in your corner — I love nothing more than brainstorming and chatting things out with someone who just gets it!

That’s why I offer relaxed Mentoring & Coaching Sessions for photographers.

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