Serena & I were thrilled to travel over to West Virginia for Melissa & Jason’s wedding in the gorgeous New River Gorge. Melissa is a structural bridge engineer, and ever since experiencing the New River Gorge Bridge, she wanted to get married there. The ceremony and reception were both held at Smokey’s on the Gorge, which had some pretty awesome views of the gorge.

Melissa & Jason met while at West Virginia University, and have been together ever since. They are also huge fans of Doctor Who (yes, they are already awesome), and incorporated a lot of subtle references into their wedding day. From the Tardis ring box that Jason proposed with to hand painted Tardis shoes, I am so glad they included a little bit of what they love into their wedding. I hope you enjoy a small look at Melissa & Jason’s wedding day below!

  • January 16, 2015 - 11:53 am

    Isabelle - simply brilliant.

  • January 16, 2015 - 12:39 pm

    Donna Smith - So beautiful & amazing.

  • January 16, 2015 - 2:46 pm

    Brooke - Stunning! You captured so much emotion – and so many beautiful, special moments. Absolutely gorgeous! Congratulations to Melissa and Jason!

  • January 16, 2015 - 4:40 pm

    Brandon Farley - Simply amazing! What a great way to capture the memory forever. So glad Alison Farley and I (plus Mack) were there to be a part of such a special day for both of you! We love you guys!

  • January 16, 2015 - 5:38 pm

    Donna Price Smith - Awesome…how wonderful & beautiful. Thank you for sharing your special day…just wish we could have been there…this was the next best thing. Much love and prayers for continued happiness.

  • January 16, 2015 - 5:47 pm

    Liza Wynn - What a wonderful capture of such a beautiful day and unforgettable moments. So honored we were able to be there. ? Love to you both!

  • January 16, 2015 - 9:11 pm

    Jennifer English - Absolutely beautiful in every way!!! :)

  • January 17, 2015 - 12:16 am

    Eliana Nicole - Make me cry awsome wedding

  • January 17, 2015 - 12:41 am

    Nancy Vineyard Cottrell - WOW an awesome video of your special day. May you always be this happy together.

  • January 17, 2015 - 3:11 am

    Kelli Harton - Beautiful! Congratulations!

  • January 17, 2015 - 10:37 am

    Sheri Snead Collins - Congrats

  • January 17, 2015 - 3:57 pm

    Lina abalos - So incredibly beautiful! We are so thankful and fortunate to share in
    this special day. Melissa an Jason, here’s to an incredibly beautiful marriage!!!

  • January 18, 2015 - 6:03 am

    Karen Teaster - Oh my gosh!!! Congratulations!!!! What a beautiful wedding and I wish you the very best in life!!

  • January 18, 2015 - 10:15 pm

    Christian A. Harris - Wow. What a great bunch of memories. Thanks for making claire And I a part of this amazing day! Love you both.

  • January 24, 2015 - 2:23 am

    Ruth Koontz - Wow. Beautiful video of a beautiful couple. Thanks for sharing.

  • February 7, 2015 - 7:35 pm

    Mark Webb-Photography - Awesome video Josh! It was a pleasure to work beside you and Serena, hope to do it again soon.

This fall, we had the honor of capturing Jess and Todd say their I Do’s at The Hay-Adams in Washington D.C. and collaborated with the talented team at Karson Butler Events. The view of the White House & Washington Monument from the Hay-Adams was truly a unique experience and provided an amazing backdrop for the wedding.

Jess and Todd both had such fun personalities that really translated throughout the entire wedding day. Each item they exchanged or played a part in the wedding had such profound meaning from their relationship. The custom cufflinks that Jess gifted to Todd (which had lyrics from their favorite song) were incredibly sweet and foreshadowed their amazing first dance later in the night. From the hilarious speeches to the epic entrance of Jess and Todd to their evening celebration, the wedding was awesome. Hopefully, the film will give you a small taste of Jess and Todd’s best day ever. Enjoy!

  • January 7, 2015 - 4:17 pm

    Karena Dixon - What a spectacular video of a gorgeous wedding!

  • January 7, 2015 - 8:31 pm

    Michael and Carina - Josh, you never cease to impress and amaze. Well done, friend!

  • January 9, 2015 - 8:01 pm

    Carol Bowers - This video says it all!

  • January 9, 2015 - 9:24 pm

    Jim Delaney - Very, very cool. Thanks for sharing this!

Reem and Stu were one of our favorite couples from this year. We were privileged to spend the majority of their wedding weekend alongside their closest of friends and family. We were taken aback by their love for one another. Every time we saw Stu glance over at Reem, his expression just said it all. They celebrated their special day at CrossKeys Vineyards, which is located in the heart of Shenandoah Valley. We hope you enjoy their wedding film below!

  • December 18, 2014 - 3:14 am

    Renee Carroll - My beautiful children, Graeme Stuart and Reem Monsour Carroll!!!!

  • December 19, 2014 - 12:22 am

    Caitlin - Holy moly- perfect per usual. Such a cute couple and such an amazing film

  • December 19, 2014 - 12:37 pm

    Michael and Carina - Stunning work as always, Josh! Lovely, lovely couple, too!

  • January 14, 2015 - 3:34 am

    Jamie Long - Love it! Great job guys!

We met up with Jackie & Bryan a few weeks ago in the heart of Georgetown for their engagement session. Together we spent the afternoon exploring the canals and historic sites along the waterfront. Luckily, there were still a few leaves on the trees, some amazing light, and a gorgeous couple to shoot. Jackie & Bryan were a lot of fun to hang out with & I hope you enjoy their session below!

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2014 has been one of our busiest years thus far. We are so thankful to have worked on documentaries, weddings, and several commercial projects that I am editing and cannot wait to share. With that said, it has also been a year of realizing that I cannot do this alone. Serena came into my life a few years ago. We became friends, but we never talked as much until this year. We compliment each other in so many ways and it really only made sense to start working more together. Serena moved to Charlottesville this year and brought her incredible photography business with her. She officially replaced my former second shooter (aka my father), and it’s been such an amazing journey to work together when we are both available to do so. As a photographer, she brings unique compositions, high attention to detail, and an amazing sense of curiosity towards filmmaking that compliments the films we create. She has helped on several events this year, and we are planning to team up on a unique photo/video collection for our clients next year.

A beautiful wedding in Charleston was the very first event Serena helped on, and the reason for this post today. She has learned so much over the last few months, and it has been amazing to see her grow as a filmmaker. We shot a few rolls of leftover Super 8mm film (Tri-X) of our time there, as well as took a few images of each other throughout the city. With my editing schedule, I could not find the time to edit the personal film of us, but Serena was on it and made it pretty awesome. I hope you enjoy some of our images of Charleston, and our fun little film below!

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Music licensed from The Music Bed.

  • December 8, 2014 - 3:07 pm

    Carly - what a beautiful couple and visually talented team! Best wishes!

  • December 8, 2014 - 7:37 pm

    Charity Hestead - so sweet!

  • December 8, 2014 - 11:55 pm

    Nikki Santerre - The images of Serena and of the two of you together are absolutely beautiful!

  • January 16, 2015 - 2:28 am

    Ali Caudill Hebert - eeek! this makes me really happy!! ??

  • February 20, 2015 - 12:44 am

    Serena - <3