After a very busy September & October of working on commercial projects, weddings, and hours of editing, it was fun to take an afternoon to go exploring with Laura & Chad. Laura attended Sweet Briar College outside of Lynchburg and suggested we photograph their session there. To say it was incredible, is an understatement. The campus is already gorgeous with an estate look to the buildings, a lake, and of course a boathouse, but combined with the gorgeous colors of fall & the love of these two, it was amazing. Laura & Chad are both teachers and were extremely fun to spend the afternoon with. We are excited to photograph & film their wedding next Summer in Abingdon, Virginia & we hope you enjoy the images below!

2013 11 14 0004 Laura + Chad // Engaged | Sweet Briar College
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2013 11 14 0013 Laura + Chad // Engaged | Sweet Briar College

 

After a few months of waiting since Marie & James’s gorgeous engagement session in the rolling hills near Harrisonburg, Virginia, we were finally able to capture their wedding at Spring Meadows Farm. If you have not read my earlier post on these two, let me fill you in. I have known Marie ever since high school when we were both enrolled in photojournalism classes & it was totally amazing to catch up with her & to meet the love of her life + document it . I actually saw my photojournalism teacher, John Knauf, at their wedding and it was pretty amazing to be around those who got me into this passion for images. I love that Marie & James picked Spring Meadows Farm because it has a lot of diversity in beautiful places to shoot. From using the rustic wooden floorboards of the barn for details to the rich greens of the rolling hills beside the barn, it was fantastic. Seeing Marie & James meet at the front of the aisle was really special and it was hard not to feel the beauty of two families coming together. After a sunset ceremony, we shot portraits around the farm before heading in the barn for some amazing food and dancing. I’m thrilled to finally share a brief look of my incredible time with Marie & James and I hope you enjoy the images!

2013 10 10 0004 Marie + James // Wedding | Spring Meadows Farm
2013 10 10 0002 Marie + James // Wedding | Spring Meadows Farm
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I am so excited to finally be sharing Emily & David’s film with you. After a month of commercial and wedding shoots all over the country, its amazing to get back into the editing room and to share some of the incredible projects we have been working on. David found me through my great friend, Brent Levy, whom I worked with for a few years on a film project and after capturing his wedding three years ago. The coolest part of all of this is they live in the same small town as me, and we were able to all meet in person at our studio. It was amazing because we could talk through the entire process while showing films on our theater setup. We really hit it off and luckily they hired us to be apart of their wedding. The second awesome part of all of this is that the wedding took place at Cross Keys Vineyards in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley. I live in one of the most gorgeous places in Virginia and this was the first wedding we have ever shot locally (5 minutes away), so I was more than excited to have the opportunity to work with an amazing couple in an incredible place. Luckily Emily & David hired on some fabulous vendors for us to work with and we thrilled to finally work with Cody of Amore Events in Charlottesville. She was phenomenal in making everything not only run on time, but look amazing. After a heartfelt ceremony facing the mountains, guests moved inside for the reception. We witnessed some amazing dancing, filmed/maybe ate some fantastic donuts provided by Carpe Donut, witnessed a beautiful bubble filled exit to an incredible day. I hope you enjoy Emily & David’s film below!

  • October 4, 2013 - 2:11 am

    Monica Richards Myers - Love the video!

  • October 4, 2013 - 2:28 am

    Yvonne Davis Myers - DON’T EVEN KNOW THEM AND IT BROUGHT TEARS…….BEAUTIFUL VIDEO, JOSH!!!!

  • October 4, 2013 - 4:26 am

    Meredith Sledge - Josh, as usual, this is amazing!!! I’m shooting at CrossKeys next summer so this got me excited! Wooo!

  • October 4, 2013 - 4:32 am

    Cheryl Korba Long - We are so happy that we were there. What a beautiful job they did on this video for you!

Every few months, its great to collaborate with others on a fun personal shoot. Personal work is so important in developing yourself as an artist, and its the chance to do something completely different. My amazing friend & model, Becca Van Cleave, was arriving back in the United States for a month long road trip with her boyfriend and I was determined to find a way to work with her again. My friends Jodi & Kurt Baier of Jodi Miller Photography came up with the idea of a fun Summer shoot that involved vintage swimsuits with a very Vogue feeling. So with the help of some amazing friends, we made it happen. Sara Christensen of The Lady Jane helped with styling and props, while the swimsuits were made by Lynn Lindsay of Brass & Pearl. After a rigorous trip with Jodi & Kurt to find locations, Jodi eventually found an amazing poolside location in Raphine, Virginia. Somehow we convinced Becca’s boyfriend, Jack Clover, to appear in the shoot too and he was great (he made us all martinis afterwards, which were most excellent). We could have probably started an hour early as the light was so beautiful, but it definitely worked. Our storyline was more so of a Summer daydream. I chose to shoot this piece on the Canon C300 with Kurt’s amazing Zeiss glass. I went crazy with the color grading in Davinci Resolve to give it this muted/yellow filmic vibe. I also put a 16mm matte over it and some grain to finish it off. I really love the end result and I’m so excited to share it with you. I’ll have some images from the shoot too to share over the next few weeks too..it was hard to resist the Leica/Contax 645 goodness. Enjoy!!

  • August 29, 2013 - 2:20 pm

    Jodi - Love this!! It’s always great working with you :)

  • August 29, 2013 - 3:14 pm

    Meredith - This is so great!!

  • August 29, 2013 - 5:23 pm

    Sara Christensen - Beautiful film, Josh!!! Loved working with all of you so much!

  • August 29, 2013 - 5:31 pm

    Kurt - Captivating.

  • August 29, 2013 - 6:53 pm

    Richard C. Martin - Beautiful!

  • August 29, 2013 - 7:07 pm

    Debbie Amato - What fun! A beautiful piece – love it!

  • September 3, 2013 - 8:14 pm

    Emilia Schobeiri - Oh I love this so much!

When I first spoke to Inna & Gabe back in January, I was extremely excited about the opportunity to capture their wedding in Georgetown. Not only would I be creating a film for them, but also documenting their day in images. If it sounds like a challenge, it definitely is, but I could not be more proud of what we were able to capture. Inna & I talked several times before their wedding and we had the timeline down to the exact minute. One of the best things about doing photo & video, is that I had so much more influence over the timeline and how everything should run. I also love that they want an amazing film first and then photos, which is super rare. I brought in an amazing crew that included Kurt Baier, Paul Hairston, and Greg Gooden to help me document the day, and I could not have been happier with how well it worked. I served as more of the director and switched between photo & video on certain shots I specialize in, while the rest of the crew covered other sections. We also made the decision to shoot as much of the photography on analog film as possible to emphasis the pink dress and beautiful textures in Georgetown, which was perfect for this wedding. The preps & reception took place at the Four Seasons Georgetown in Washington D.C, while the ceremony was in the heart of D.C at the gorgeous Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. After the ceremony, we headed to Lafayette Square for a few images, and then the locks in Georgetown, which provided a gorgeous backdrop. Throughout the day we really tried to emphasis the coming together of  Jewish, Russian, Armenian, and South American traditions. This also made for some pretty amazing dancing at the reception (I love the hora). DJ Brennan Sullivan of Bialek’s Music got the party started and everyone danced into the night. I really hope you enjoy the film and images below!! Thank you Inna & Gabe for trusting us to capture such an amazing event.

2013 08 26 0002 Inna + Gabriel // Wedding | Georgetown
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  • August 28, 2013 - 8:12 pm

    Abby Grace - That shot of the bride getting her make-up done + the image of the pink earrings? BEAUTIFUL. I love how rich the colors are! Definitely a good decision to shoot on film :).

  • August 28, 2013 - 10:12 pm

    Kurt - Such a great compilation… I don’t know which I like more the photos or the video.

  • August 29, 2013 - 1:26 pm

    Jennifer A. Phelan - These are amazing photos! What a beautiful couple.