I create beautiful, timeless images for laid-back couples who want a stress-free photography experience.

Wedding Photography (Almost) as Awesome as You Are!

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I’m Alina, your wedding photographer who feels more like a bonus bridesmaid. I’m the girl you wanna call if you want relaxed, beautiful wedding photos everyone will talk about for years to come!

I’m here to make you feel and look your best through candid and natural poses that don’t feel forced or awkward, while making the wedding process easy and fun for everyone (even the groom will light up the camera for you!).

If you like real laughs, natural & fun poses that feel like the real you, and want to make a new friend in the process, then I’m your girl!


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“I was amazed at how quickly we got all of our photos back. Alina captured so many sweet and candid moments!”

 Matt + devin

Brent + Mandi

Tyler + Evan

My husband, Tim, and I met while he was serving on a missions trip in my home country of Romania. Between his trips to see me, and my own visit to the States, we fell in love even though we were separated by an ocean and thousands of miles.

I never could have imagined the next season of my life when, after Tim asked me to be his wife, we planned not one, not two, but THREE weddings!

Because we call two countries home, we planned a Romanian civil ceremony so that I could join him in the States; a church ceremony and wedding reception in Romania, which is the date we celebrate as our anniversary; and finally, a wedding in the States so that we could celebrate with all of Tim’s family and friends.

Needless to say, I kind of became a wedding planning expert in the process!

Before I ever dreamt of becoming a wedding photographer, I was a bride.

Before I ever dreamt of becoming a wedding photographer,
I was a bride.

Working with me is all
about capturing real, genuine emotion and connection.


So, I’m here to tell you, sweet bride-to-be, it is okay if you are feeling a mixture of excitement, worry, joy, and overwhelm. It is perfectly normal to feel dizzy with the many emotions you’re feeling during this time before your big day!

I’ve been where you are and know just how important it is to have a supportive team of family, friends, and vendors working to bring the vision for your wedding to life. My goal as a wedding photographer is to be MORE than just your photographer. I want to encourage and lift you up during this season of your life.

My brides are not just my clients, they become dear friends that I keep in touch with long after their wedding day is over.

Let’s make wedding photography fun! 

how it works

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Our Process

After you submit your inquiry, we will confirm our availability for your date and send you our wedding collections to choose from.

 Inquiry

The engagement session allows us to get to know each other before your wedding day. It also allows you to get comfortable in front of my camera, so that by the time your wedding day comes around, you’re going to be experts at posing (I promise!).

Engagement Session

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Once we officially book your date, you’re going to receive the ATP Wedding Magazine, which covers everything you need to know in order to plan a picture perfect wedding.

Booking

02

I will help you plan the most effective wedding day timeline to ensure that we have plenty of time for all the photos you’re excited about: the big, the small, and in-between moments.

 Timeline Planning

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From the first hello, to our last hug goodbye at the end of your wedding day, I'll be alongside you to capture every detail, small glance, and happy tears. Your first sneak-peeks will be coming in hot the very next day!

Your Wedding Day

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                         You will receive your full wedding gallery within 14 days!! We have the best process in place to give you the fastest turnaround time in the industry, so that you can share your wedding photos while you’re (possibly) still on your honeymoon.

Final Gallery

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Surprise!

Get in touch today

Weddings usually book
12-18 months in advance. Please contact me as soon as possible to reserve your date!

Wedding collections: $3900 - $6700+
Portrait collections: $450 - $750+


Investment Information

"Working with Alina was a joy!"

Mindi + Derek

"She is so talented, organized, and fun. She truly cares about her couples and makes you feel more like friends than clients."

"Alina made us feel comfortable "

-Anne Claire and Jon

from the moment we met her! WE HAVE SO MANY BEAUTIFUL MEMORIES, from one of the best days of our lives, thanks to ATP!”

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Alina offered endless support, advice and guidance

-Catherine + LJ

On the wedding day we knew we were in good hands, because of her great experience and professionalism we were able to relax and literally felt like guests at our own wedding.

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 "Only photographer I considered"

- Elizabeth + Matthew

She was the first vendor, and ONLY photographer I considered. It was an easy choice!

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"They turned
out so perfect."

 - Lauren + Erik

Every time I look back on my wedding photos, I cannot help but smile because they turned out so perfect.

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Alina captured so many sweet and candid moments!

-Mindi + Derek

I was amazed at how quickly we got all of our photos back. Alina captured so many sweet and candid moments!

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS —

FAQ

No. 1

We will send you a personalized proposal to review. Once you sign the contract and submit your retainer payment, your date will be officially booked on our calendar.

No. 2

An 8 hour wedding usually yields between 500-700 photos. However, it depends on a lot of factors: how large your bridal party is, whether or not you’re doing a first-look, etc.

No. 3

Absolutely! We believe that prints and albums are beautiful family heirlooms you will enjoy, share, and pass down through generations. They create a meaningful connection to your wedding day that becomes more cherished with each passing year.

No. 4

We believe engagement sessions allow you to get comfortable in front of the camera while getting to know us! Because of that, we gift each of our couples a complimentary engagement session. A typical session lasts about an hour, and afterwards, you'll receive all edited images in a beautiful online gallery.

No. 5

My ability to make every bride feel and look fabulous on her wedding day by creating a low-stress, high-fun photography experience. If you’re seeking authentic, effortless, and timeless photos that feel like the real you, and want to make a new friend in the process, then I’m your girl!

No. 6

After photographing dozens and dozens of weddings, I’ve found 8 hours to be a solid amount of time to photograph everything, from the getting ready part of the day to the grand exit.

No. 7

Girl, say no more. I like to use a combination of candid and naturally posed images, which basically means that you will get natural and fun poses that don’t feel forced and awkward. I got you covered!

No. 8

I always say that there’s no such thing as “too dressed up” when it comes to your engagement photos. Have you been eyeing a gorgeous dress but never had the occasion to wear it? Now is your time to shine! All of my favorite outfit inspiration tips, as well as what color palettes photograph best, are included in my bridal magazine that I put together for my ATP couples. You’ll get a physical copy of my magazine as soon as we officially book your wedding date on my calendar!

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WHAT couples ARE SAYING

lg + catherine

“From the very beginning through the end, Alina offered endless support, advice and guidance. On the wedding day we knew we were in good hands, because of her great experience and professionalism we were able to relax and literally felt like guests at our own wedding.  Family and friends are also still commenting and raving about how beautiful the photos came out, and I’m sure people will still be talking about them many years from now!” 

Alina offered endless support, advice and guidance.

matthew + elizabeth 

"Alina is so easy to talk to, responds to emails quickly, and willing to listen to all your ideas and wishes. Booking Alina for your wedding is a no-brainer! You will not regret it. She is a fantastic photographer, and a wonderful person. Your pictures will be stunning, and your guests will comment on how kind, non-invasive, and talented she is! She was the first vendor, and only photographer I considered. It was an easy choice!”

Alina was the first vendor,
and ONLY photographer
 I considered. 

leo + becca

“Alina made us feel comfortable from the moment we met her. She gave us so much freedom to just be ourselves, but also gave us direction at times to get the perfect shot. She also kept us laughing our entire wedding day. On our wedding day she kept us on a schedule so we could get all the shots we wanted and then get to dancing at the reception! We have so many beautiful memories from one of the best days of our life forever captured thanks to Alina!” 

Alina made us
feel comfortable from
the moment we met her.

andrew + micah

“Alina was one of the BEST decisions I made for my wedding! From the moment we began communicating, I could tell I was working with an experienced professional who I could trust with capturing the most special day of my life. At our engagement session, Alina felt like a long lost friend. We had the best time talking and laughing with her, and she made us feel totally at ease! On our big day, I was so thankful for her calm presence, flexibility, and creativity!”

Alina was one of the BEST decisions I made for my wedding!  

When it’s time for your family photos, I already have a list of everyone’s names that you’d like to be included in the family formals. Calling them by name eliminates confusion and helps speed up the family photo taking process. Win-win!

If you forget the full invitation suite at home and only have the main invite on your wedding day, I’ve got you covered! I have a full styling kit that I bring along when I photograph your details, INCLUDING different color envelopes, ribbons… you name it, I have it all.

With so many options out there, it can feel overwhelming, and I get that. But did you know that we are able to save you time and give you peace of mind by staying on top of things so you don’t have to? I aim to make the choice as comforting as a steaming cup of tea.

As a wedding photographer, I always try to be prepared for every situation that might not go according to plan.

A lot of photographers can take beautiful photos, but it takes a special kind of photographer to make you feel comfortable in front of the camera.

I know you want gorgeous photos…

I started this business because I, too, was a bride anxiously waiting to see all of my hard work and planning come to life in a wedding album. After planning three wedding celebrations with my husband (2 in Europe and 1 in the States), and photographing dozens more, I learned a thing or two about what it takes to document a wedding day so that no detail goes unnoticed. 

Also, you can rest assured that your wedding day will go without a hitch because I’ll help you create the perfect wedding day timeline to ensure that you have plenty of time for ALL the pictures you want. How does that sound?

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"Alina is THE BEST photographer we have ever worked with! She went out of her way to make us feel comfortable. My wife and I could not be more pleased with the photos we received!"

— Kurtis Guy

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"Alina took the most beautiful photos of my wedding that I will cherish and love forever. Alina is not only talented but kind and sweet. She is not just a professional but a friend. I would 100% recommend her for engagement and wedding photography. She was so helpful with not only the photos but planning in general. Having beautiful photos to relive my wedding was a must for me and Alina exceeded my expectations. Thank you Alina!!"

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— Alyssa Perry

"Alina took the most beautiful photos of my wedding that I will cherish and love forever. Alina is not only talented but kind and sweet. She is not just a professional but a friend. I would 100% recommend her for engagement and wedding photography. She was so helpful with not only the photos but planning in general. Having beautiful photos to relive my wedding was a must for me and Alina exceeded my expectations. Thank you Alina!!"

— Alyssa Perry

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"If you need a photographer in the Lynchburg area, I cannot recommend Alina Thomas enough. Her work and positive, loving spirit is a joy!”

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—  Kevin Brooks

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"If you need a photographer in the Lynchburg area, I cannot recommend Alina Thomas enough. Her work and positive, loving spirit is a joy!”

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— Kevin Brooks

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-Kaylyn Gyuris Weddings & Events

"Alina is truly one of a kind! She is kind and genuine and a true professional! I highly recommend using her for your photography needs! You will not be disappointed!"

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"Alina is truly one of a kind! She is kind and genuine and a true professional! I highly recommend using her for your photography needs! You will not be disappointed!"

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— Kaylyn Gyuris Weddings & Events

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Email: alina@alinathomas.com

Based in Lynchburg, Virginia.

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If you’re interested in working with me, the best way to reach out is by either filling out the form below or sending an e-mail to alina@alinathomas.com with details about what you need help with. 

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