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“Josh and I have been so overwhelmingly blessed by our experience with you. We love our wedding pictures, as well as our engagement photos and my bridal portraits. From the first time we sat down with you, I was able to put my full confidence in you. Not only are you an amazing photographer, very attuned to the small details and the ability to catch the love Josh and I share, but you and Timmy’s personalities and love for your profession as well as your friendship with us has made the whole process amazing. You both are so sweet, and you have been so sensitive to walk us through every small detail in the process. We prayed over who we should pick for all of our vendors, but most importantly for the ones that would archive the memories for us, and the Lord picked you for us. Thank you for everything you have done for us, and for sharing such a special and important time in our lives with us. Our expectations were exceeded by leaps and bounds! Not only do we have amazing pictures of the milestones through our engagement and wedding day, but we have a beautiful reminder of the memories we created, and the people that we shared them with because of your amazing photographs.” -Sarah and Josh Reed, Sorella Farms, Evington, VA

“Alina, Alina, Alina! I cannot begin to express how amazing her work is! She is so incredibly talented! She knows how to capture pure raw happiness in all of her pictures! Her candid shots are perfect, and her work will most definitely make you relive your special day every time you look at your pictures! She works fast and efficiently! We received our gallery within a week from the wedding!!! I mean seriously, it doesn’t get much better than that! She is so fun to work with, some photographers make the sessions a little stiff and awkward but Alina’s personality makes you feel beyond comfortable! Alina, we cannot thank you enough for your amazing work! We have loved every single shot we received! and your attention to detail! gaaah!! Thank you thank you thank you!!! Seriously, BOOK HER!” -Maria and James, Sorella Farms, Evington, VA

“Patrick and I LOVED working with Alina! From the time we met her at our engagement shoot she helped us feel super comfortable with her, was very encouraging, and had us feeling great about ourselves. We especially loved how she let us add our own personalities to the mix during both our engagement and wedding pictures. She arrived on time and had everything down to a detailed schedule, working well with anything that arose during our evening. Alina and her second-shooter were so accommodating to us, our family, and our guests, especially when both our families wanted to keep adding picture ideas! She captured everything beautifully from individual shots, bridal party, family, couple shots, ceremony pictures, reception fun, and the venue itself. Alina definitely knew the best places to take us to at both venues we worked at, Sierra Vista for our engagement pictures, and Glencliff Manor for our wedding ceremony. The best part about working with Alina is that we got ALL of our pictures back from her 2 weeks after we got married! We were thrilled, and have been able to enjoy looking back at our special day knowing that everything was captured completely and beautifully. We have been hearing back from all of our guests and family who couldn’t make it that Alina’s photographs were out of this world, and we couldn’t agree more. If you book Alina, you will not be sorry!” -Adriane and Patrick, Glencliff Manor, Rustburg, VA

“Choosing Alina to photograph our engagement/wedding was by far one of the best choices my husband and I made planning our wedding. From her willingness to work with us, and how immediately comfortable she made the photography process to the amazing pictures we got as a result, it was a perfect experience. She took the time to get to know both of us, and kept up such thorough communication that I never had to worry about a thing. Alina encouraged my husband and I to do a first look, and it was one of the most meaningful moments of the whole day. She captured everything so beautifully from the ceremony, to my 9 year old brother’s reactions, the laughter, the tears, and everyone/thing that made that day so very special….Not to mention how nice it was to have someone around who understood so much about being short too. :) Alina really is the total package.” -Anne Claire and Jon Houck, Sorella Farms, Evington, VA

“Planning a wedding can be difficult but Alina was an amazing vendor from start to finish. She responded to all of my emails in a timely and professional manner. She was extremely informative, providing helpful tips for engagement photos and just about any wedding-related question I threw at her. I was extremely nervous about taking engagement photos but Alina’s presence alone was very calming. She did her very best to make the experience painless and comfortable. She was encouraging and provided gentle feedback and suggestions throughout the session. Alina’s edits somehow made a beautiful day/location look even better than it did in person. As the big day approached, Alina was very helpful in creating a wedding day timeline to meet my photo needs. She was flexible enough to include a first-look with my dad when I asked her on the day-of. These turned out to be some of my very favorites photos! She was extremely patient with my husband’s rowdy groomsmen, and kind and understanding when my crazy bridezilla head emerged. :) I was amazed at how quickly we got all of our photos from her. She captured so many sweet and candid moments. They were beautiful and I was so excited to share them. I would highly recommend Alina to anyone needing a special photographer for their special life moment. She is a joy to work with!” -Devin and Matt Mazuroski, Sorella Farms, Evington, VA

“The experience my husband Sam and I had with Alina was like no other. Alina and Timmy were so extraordinary to work with. They aren’t just a professional photography business, they are amazing people to get to know and be around. It all started when I met with Alina to talk about her expectations as a photographer and mine as the Bride. Before the contract was even signed, I knew she was going to be the perfect fit to shoot our wedding day. The first time we had a photo shoot with her it was for our engagement shoot and everything turned out spectacular. She met with me about a week before the wedding to go over last minute details and discuss everything. On the day of our wedding she exceeded our expectations and delivered the most beautiful photos ever! She had us cracking up during wedding party photos. We may not have had the “prettiest” Virginia sunset but the sunset photos she did were spectacular. Alina and Timmy did such an amazing job and grabbed SO SO many amazing moments at our wedding (like when I danced with my grandpa and how happy he was, and when my Maid of Honor forced me to smile to everyone and then made me bawl like a baby). I can’t wait to hang up photos and canvases from the wedding.” -Maggie and Sam Scott, The Bedford Columns, Bedford, VA

“My husband and I are beyond thankful that we made the decision to choose Alina Thomas to document the most important day of our lives. From the moment that we met with Alina, there was an instant connection. She was so informative about her unique photography style and answered any and all questions that we had. She was there for us every step of the way, and went above and beyond to be informative about the wedding photography process. Every time I look back on my wedding photos, I cannot help but smile because they turned out so perfect. She was a joy to work with and I am excited to work with her again in the future. Her work truly speaks for itself and will be something that I will happily look back on for the rest of my life!” -Lauren and Erik, Old Mill Farm, Bedford, VA

“I can’t even explain how awesome you are. Thank you so very much for capturing our special day. I know you guys worked so hard because I never once saw you guys put your cameras down. The pictures turned out incredible, you have a special gift. We appreciate you so very much. Can’t wait to be able to share with everyone your talent. I will definitely be referring you to everyone I know. We are so very pleased!” -Karen and Hunter, Glencliff Manor, Rustburg, VA

“Words truly cannot say how much we loved having Alina photograph our engagement and wedding day! 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. Alina is very organized, she put together a shot list of family photos and other needed shots, along with a timeline prior to the wedding. 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! From our getting ready shots, to the ceremony, family, bridal party, and candids from the whole night we could not be more pleased with our wedding photos! We have so many beautiful memories from one of the best days of our life forever captured thanks to Alina! Every time I look at my wedding photos I am immediately taken right back to that day and the pure joy and love we felt! We cannot say enough good things about Alina and her work, many thanks to her!”  -Becca and Leo Dutil, Sierra Vista, Bedford, VA

“From the moment we met Alina Thomas Photography at the Lynchburg Bridal Expo, Alina and Timmy were a significant part in our wedding planning. Alina and Timmy captured our engagement photos and wedding photos with great skill, care, and enthusiasm. This duo have found a profession where purpose and passion collide and the outcome is evident in all that they do. It is not only the talent behind the camera that makes Alina Thomas Photography so fantastic, but the attention to detail, afford-ability, and fabulous customer service that accompanies all the services provided. We are so pleased with the outcome of all the services Alina Thomas Photography provided us, and would highly recommend them to anyone seeking exceptional photography to capture a special day.” -Lauren and Wayne Slaydon, West Manor Estate, Forest, VA

“When we came across Alina’s work, we knew right away that her style of photography was what we had been looking for. We loves the bright colors in her photographs that captured the true beauty of the day. Once we started talking with Alina, we knew she was the one for us! My husband and I live right outside of DC and wanted to do our engagements shoot in this area. Alina and Timmy didn’t even bat an eye and drove up here just shoot us for a couple hours in the spot we got engaged. Something I didn’t expect was the speediness in which Alina gave us our photos back. A week after our shoot, we had all our engagement photos. For our wedding weekend, Alina and Timmy shot both our rehearsal dinner and wedding day. Our wedding was a loooooong day and Alina and Timmy were troopers and captured everything to perfection. To no surprise, we received our wedding photo gallery with a week as well! Incredible!! We were in awe of all the photos. They were exactly what we had hoped they would be. If you are looking for a photographer (even outside of the Lynchburg area), I would highly recommend Alina. You won’t be disappointed!” -Lindsay and Thomas Spavone, The Trump Winery, Charlottesville, VA

“Alina kindly photographed my elopement ceremony in September 2016 on very short notice. She’s so personable and sweet and her portfolio speaks for itself – she is an artist. If you are getting married in the Roanoke/Lynchburg/Smith Mountain Lake area, please consider using her as your photographer. She will capture your special day so that you can focus on enjoying yourself and not trying to commit everything to memory. I highly recommend Alina Thomas Photography.” -Rachel Moline, Smith Mountain Lake, VA

“Chris and I raved about Alina and Timmy after our engagement shoot in November 2014, and we’re going to rave about them again after our June 2015 wedding!!  Alina and Timmy are amazing photographers and people.  I scheduled a group run with my bridesmaids the morning of our wedding (we wore matching orange tank tops and “race bibs” to make the run extra fun) and Alina and Timmy were totally willing to meet us early to get some shots of us girls.  The pictures turned out AMAZING and are just as fun and cute as I’d hoped they would be.  The group run was something I was really excited about (all of us are runners) and the fact that we now have awesome photos from it makes it even more special.  Chris and his groomsmen went skeet shooting at our wedding venue (Sorella Farms) in the late morning and Alina and Timmy again went the extra mile by meeting them out there to get some action shots of the guys doing manly things.  Once again, we love having these memories to look back on from our wedding day!  And then, of course, there’s the actual wedding itself.  I just can’t speak highly enough of Alina and Timmy and the work they did.  All the detail shots and getting-ready shots are gorgeous.  Alina captured some pretty funny moments between Chris and me during our first look; those pictures speak directly to our personalities and will forever be a fun story to tell: “Remember that time when you photo-bombed me during my bridal portraits?!?  Let’s look at those hilarious pictures again!”  ;-)  Alina and Timmy were so calm and organized despite the craziness of the entire day.  We had a gorgeous outdoor ceremony and right as the processional was starting, we heard ominous thunder claps not too far off.  It had been a sunny and beautiful day up until that point, but a storm was quickly approaching at exactly the wrong time!!  Throughout the entire ceremony the wind was whipping around and the thunder and lightning grew louder and closer.  It was actually pretty cool, although I was internally freaking out at the time!  But we made it through the whole ceremony and Alina and Timmy quickly gathered the immediate families together for pictures.  At the time I know we were all just itching to make a break for the reception at the barn before the skies broke loose, but I am SO grateful that Alina and Timmy kept their cool and made sure we got those family shots!  We had just enough time to get them in and make it to the barn before the rain started, so it worked out perfectly!  The reception was so fun and Alina and Timmy did their part to make sure everything went according to plan despite the weather.  The rain did finally let up and we got the most amazing sunset photos!!  We also had a videographer and we were so impressed with how well they all worked together despite not having worked together previously.  We seriously can’t thank Alina and Timmy enough for all their help throughout the wedding day AND the whole planning process.  They answered my many questions during the past year and continue to do so even after the wedding!!  They are truly lovely people and I would recommend them to anyone!” Sallie and Chris Post, Sorella Farms, Evington, VA

“My husband and I recently got married at West Manor Estate and we could not be happier with the pictures Alina Thomas took! She first took our engagement photos and we were thrilled with the pictures she took! We were excited to see how the wedding pictures would turn out and we were truly blown away with the phenomenal job that Alina did! She has an amazing talent when it comes to capturing all of the details that make a wedding so special. After working for months on planning our wedding, I was very pleased to see that Alina took the time to capture all of the little decorations and details that meant so much to me. My husband and I are both not individuals that like to have pictures taken, but not only did she make my husband and I feel comfortable, she also did a great job at making it a lot of fun! She has a great eye for making little details standout and has many creative ideas! I recommend her to all of my friends and family! You will not regret it if you choose her as your photographer for your once in a lifetime event!” -Heather and Ethan Tyree, West Manor Estate, Forest, VA

“Alina Thomas Photography did an amazing job on our wedding and engagement photos taken at Sierra Vista this past spring and summer! Working with them was a joy, as they are so talented, organized, and fun. This sweet couple truly cares about their clients, and makes you feel more like friends than customers. The photos turned out amazing, and the turnaround time was fast with each session. Alina had both our engagement and wedding photos finished within just a few days of taking them! I would highly recommend Alina Thomas Photography to anyone, and would love the chance to work with them again in the future.” -Mindy and Derek Farman, Sierra Vista, Bedford, VA

“The first thing that comes to my mind is AMAZING. Alina and Timmy are not only truly amazing photographers, they are amazing people. My –now husband- and I won a free engagement shoot at a bridal expo, and the rest is history!  Let me just start by saying that my husband HATES to take pictures. He absolutely doesn’t do PDA, and he has the cheesiest fake smile ever (still super cute though). With that background, just know that we went into the engagement session super awkward, weird and I am sure probably extremely annoying. They had to pose us for the first 100 photos –who am I kidding…like first half of the shoot (HAHA)!  By the end of our shoot, we were like a big bunch of best friends that had known each other for 15 years. We had a blast, and that definitely helped the whole fake smile situation! We laughed the whole time, they made the shoot fun!  After that shoot, we had our pictures back almost instantly. They were BEAUTIFUL (no awkward poses or fake smiles…that they send us at least). I have had a couple canvases made from these photos that are now hanging in our home. The engagement session was a success!  A few months later, the four of us went out to dinner on a double date. We had an amazing time with their sweet little family. I am pretty sure you came here to read about the photography…not about a story of four best friends… haha

Anyway, now to May 23rd, the wedding day!  I couldn’t have asked for a better (or cuter) set of photographers!  They captured every moment, from the beginning where we were decorating and setting the venue up, all the way through the sparkler exit and everything in-between. I even saw Timmy crying a few times!! (JK, he has “allergies” or so he says…). It was great! They were more like friends attending the wedding, but were actually capturing one of the best days of my life. We all jumped in the photo booth, and were snapping pictures like crazy, and from what I heard, Timmy liked the mints and took a few extra home… ;) lol  I would not have asked anyone else to play this role in our wedding. We completely adore them! Not even 24 hours later, they had edited and posted a few pictures from the wedding. Talk about quick! (Quickness is super important, because brides are always super eager to see their pictures). By the time that we were back from the honeymoon, we had all of our pictures! They were all perfect, I cried looking through them.  Alina and Timmy captured exactly what we hoped for on our wedding day.

Fast forward about 2 weeks- The four of us had another double date, and it was so much fun.  Chad and I consider these two, to be our best friends. They are the most Godly, sweetest, most humble, cutest, best photographers that I have ever met.  I give them a 10/10!! If you are looking for two wonderful people to photograph your wedding or special day, you have come to the right place. Seriously…pick them! An amazing friendship started from one free engagement shoot, and I wouldn’t trade it for the world. ☺ WE LOVE YOU ALINA AND TIMMY!!!!!!!” -Addison and Chad Brafford, Old Mill Farm, Bedford, VA

“OH MY GOODNESS! These pictures are absolutely amazing. We love them so much. Thank you and your awesome hubby for the wonderful work. It was so relaxing knowing that you guys had the pictures under control. You guys are truly professional and have given us pictures that we can look back at and remember the perfect day we had. THANKS AGAIN!!” -Stephanie and Josh Tucker, Sorella Farms, Evington, VA

“Alina and her husband were so great work with for our wedding! Since we live in Maryland they set up a Skype meeting with us so we could get to know them a little more than just a phone or email conversation. They gave us a great price for the amount of time they provided for us and especially since they both took pictures. Alina has such a great eye for great pictures, my husband and I are very happy with our wedding collection. She amazed us with her turnaround too, she had the pictures to us within two days!! I would definitely love to work with them again! Thank you again for your great work! Tricia and Jeremiah Hall, Walkers Overlook, Maryland, MD

“Alina was such a great photographer for our first real session! We had never been photographed professionally before and have always been a bit awkward in front of the camera. After about 5 minutes we both felt completely comfortable and were laughing. Alina really made it seem like such an easy process. The hour went by so quickly and we had an absolute blast! Afterwards, we were so excited to see our first sneak peak on Facebook that same day! That way we could share with our family and friends immediately. Then, we got the entire set so quickly I was shocked. They’re so beautiful and are filled with amazing colors and great framing. We love them and couldn’t have asked for a better experience.” -Harris Keefer

“Wow, am I blown away by Alina Thomas Photography! Alina and Timothy did an absolutely wonderful job at making me and my fiance’s engagement session one to remember. These two are so kind, talented, and determined to get exactly the type of shots that you want- all while creating a comfortable environment fit for even the most photo-shy people. Their genuine kindness and obvious care for the people they work with makes every experience with them irreplaceable ( it doesn’t hurt that you also get the most incredible pictures you have ever seen!). I am beyond excited to see them again and have them help capture my wedding day!” -Brittany Cox

“We met Alina and Tim at a wedding show and immediately liked their style and photo-journalistic approach. They both were very attentive to our needs and requests–we made a list of all the special shots we wanted them to get and they got them all! They are very nice, laid back people–great to work with! Months after our wedding is over, I still look at our photos often and it brings back all of the amazing memories of the day!” -Alyssa+Daniel Wassum, The Trivium, Forest, VA

“Alina Thomas Photography is an amazing duo! They are professional, flexible, affordable and super talented. I would recommend them to any bride, family, etc! Super awesome photographers & people!” -Emily Scott

“Thank you guys so much for braving the cold and the snow to take awesome pictures of us! You guys did an awesome job and I can’t wait to work with ya’ll again!!” -Chelsey Crickenberger

“Alina and Timmy were so great to work with, and were so flexible with our schedule.  Chris and I live in Florida and we realized our only opportunity to get in our engagement session was going to be Thanksgiving, when we would be visiting home for a few days.  We were so relieved that Alina and Timmy were willing to schedule us last-minute despite it being a holiday week!  We can’t thank them enough for that!  And of course, they were so fun to work with; they made us feel comfortable in front of the camera, and they took our goofy personalities all in stride.  We loved the pictures we got from the engagement session, and are so excited to see what special moments Alina and Timmy capture on our wedding day in June!” -Sallie and Chris Post

“Alina and Timmy Thomas did an amazing job with capturing our very special day!! We were very impressed with how flexible they were and how easy it was working with them. They also did a great job making sure that our memories were caught on camera, and they have a plethora of ways for the clients to share those memories with friends and family.” -Chelsea & Jesse Marilla

“Alina Thomas Photography is amazing at what they do! No matter the weather or time, they make it work and it always turns out beautifully! Thank you guys for all the amazing pictures!” -Emily Trent Scott

“Alina did a wonderful job of capturing my children’s likeness and emotions – no small feat when dealing with four young children simultaneously. I could see the timid shyness in my youngest boy’s face. She had creative, fun ideas for staging photos. At the same time, Alina beautifully captured fleeting moments that I may have missed. Whether posed or spontaneous, Alina’s photographs were equally crisp and beautifully lit. At the end of the day, Alina doesn’t just lend her deft skills with a mechanical device to create a record of an event. She captures your memories, and her photographs portray all the sentiment and emotion within that moment in time with clarity and beauty.” –Christina Loh Boyer

“Alina, I just looked over our edited engagement photos and we are in LOVE with them! It was a pleasure to work with you and your husband, booking you was the best decision we’ve made so far in our engagement. Thank you for always being prompt, easy to work with and accommodating. We look forward to working with you in the future!” -Amanada Guerra

“Alina and Timmy Thomas are not just amazing people, they are amazing photographers as well! I loved working with them during my photoshoot because they were such kind and funny people to be around. They made the time I had with them enjoyable and exciting! They gave me freedom to do my own poses and they were also open to any ideas I had throughout the shoot. I liked how they both took pictures at the same time, but in different spots, because it made for a variety of angles and looks in the pictures they took. The photo quality was incredible and I was so pleased with how they turned out. Alina and Timmy’s ideas were fresh and creative with the props and scenery of my photoshoot, which made for better pictures all around. I am so thankful I got the chance to work with Alina Thomas Photography!” -Ashlyn Whitt

“The photos of our engagement shoot were absolutely perfect! Alina and her husband are so friendly and fun to work with. They have amazing talent and captured our relationship perfectly. Our experience with Alina Thomas Photography was wonderful and the photos far exceeded our expectations!” -Breanna Slagle

Alina Thomas Photography is a joy to work with. They do an amazing job and take their time to make sure you have some good shots. I was definitely pleased with them and will be using them again!” -Chelsey Rider

“Alina and Timmy were great to work with. They went out of their way to make things easy on us, especially with working with our one year old daughter. They were fun and easy to work with and took great pictures! I would definitely use them again and would recommend them to everyone!” -Katie Olsen

“I worked with Alina Thomas Photography for a styled shoot recently and I had a wonderful time. Although it was an unfamiliar experience I found it very insightful. I enjoyed working with them, as they made me feel very comfortable. Alina Thomas Photography was very organized and professional. It was a pleasure working with them!” -Victoria King

“Jared and I enjoyed working with Alina Thomas for our after-wedding photos. The quality was excellent and we loved the different creative ideas she had. She was so easy and fun to work with that I feel great recommending friends to her and even coming back to her for photos in the future. We appreciate all she did! Thanks for making it a great experience and memorable event!” –Colleen Zents

“My fiancé and I loved having our picture taken by Alina and Tim. We love Tim and Alina’s pictures so much that we will display some of them at our wedding. We were so comfortable working with this couple and would recommend them to any of our friends.” -Matt and Vanessa

“I was fortunate to win an expense paid senior photo shoot with Alina Thomas Photography this past semester. At first, I was hesitant because I am not particularly an outgoing person, but working with Alina was such a joy. Not only did she make me feel comfortable, she was so easy to photograph for! Her talent is superb. She worked with the elements we had to position me so that each photograph expressed my personality. I love how she takes advantage of natural light to bring out the true beauty of all of her clients. Alina Thomas Photography definitely has my vote!” -Erika Layne

“A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to model wedding dresses for Alina.  Alina and her husband were shooting us and they were an absolute joy to work for! I am not engaged yet, but when I do get engaged, I will be sure to talk to Alina because of her photography packages and the amazing quality of her photos. They are both the sweetest people.” –Kelcey Farnham

“Alina took beautiful pictures of our family! She is creative and was able to capture sweet smiles and expressions from our two year old son. I would recommend her to anyone looking for professional photographs of their family!” -Candice Bowman