JOFFOTO Behind The Scene

         As my wedding season ended, I got the chance to scroll through my wedding galleries and I can’t help but notice that I have plenty of behind the scene photos in action c/o my second photographers. Until now, I still get the question, “Did you take that picture?” or ” That is pretty, you sure you did that?” Well, here are the proofs!          I’m not only a photographer on a wedding day, I’m also a cheerleader, a coordinator, a stylist, a runner, a mentor, and most of all, a best friend that my Joffoto couples can count on.          Feast your eyes friends as some of these photos have not been shown or shared anywhere else. I haven’t shared much of my behind the scene photos because I wanted to show or focus on my couples’ photos and the very important scenes of their wedding day. But as I’m typing this blog post, now I’m realizing it’s best for my previous, current and future JOFFOTO couples to see who I am on their wedding day, how I work and what type of photos and service I provide. Wedding Venues: RASPBERRY PLAIN MANOR RUST MANOR HOUSE OATLANDS PLANTATION MORAIS VINEYARD Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new...

A Raspberry Plain Manor Wedding

          “Thank you so very much for your reply. I’ve literally been checking my email constantly with all of my fingers and toes crossed in hopes that you would be available for us. THANK YOU! I am so thrilled!!!… Your work is absolutely breathtaking and it indeed portrays my envisionment of romance and elegance. Please let me know what are the next steps from here. Can’t wait to work with you!” This was January 8th, 2017; the day when My sent me an inquiry. I responded on the same day and she booked right away! The rest is history.           I knew from the beginning that My was going to be a dream JOFFOTO bride. From her smile-worthy initial email inquiry, perfectly coordinated engagement session, up to the day of her wedding, she was a pleasure to work with! Though it took me a while to blog her wedding, because it was so hard for me to pick my favorite photos to showcase the beauty of it all, I think every second of the wait is definitely WORTH IT!           My and Rodney became my instant friends! I felt very comfortable with them! It’s as if I’ve known them for a very long time! And that was validated after our first meeting! We had a lunch date and talked about their engagement and wedding planning. My’s dream was to have her engagement photos during the cherry blossoms season in D.C. And you guessed it right! We made it happen! It was around peek season when we headed to...

An Oatlands Plantation Wedding

         It was September 09, 1950 when Kristin’s grandmother said “I do” to the love of her life. Sixty-seven years later, it was Kristin’s turn. She said the exact same words to her forever. Kristin even wore her grandma’s wedding band during her wedding. It was truly memorable.          Kristin and Josh got married on September 9th, 2017 at the beautiful Historic Oatlands Plantation in Leesburg, VA. Their special day started with their first look. I could go on and write a whole lot about how emotional it was, but I will just provide a few details about it. Kristin and Josh were very excited about their first look. They have been anticipating  it. Leading to that moment, Josh was patiently waiting while Kristin was just a few steps away behind him. I definitely felt the aura and excitement from the two. Just a step behind, Kristin tapped Josh’s shoulder and with no time wasted, Josh turned around and his world enlightened. His future wife in her gorgeous wedding dress, with a lightly pinned veil, stood before him. Oh man, he was the happiest man with that smile. They looked at each other, looked some more, then came the happy tears, and then Josh went around to check out Kristin’s dress before they gave each other a kiss. Okay, it was more than one kiss. Their first look was beautiful and mesmerizing. After a couple of minutes of personal space, Kristin and Josh were ready for their couple portraits.          Kristin and Josh picked the best venue to incorporate their...

A Morais Vineyards Wedding

         T & R’s wedding was a very memorable one; it was full of love and all kinds of joyful sentiments. As a wedding photographer, I get to see firsthand the raw emotions from the bride, groom and their families and friends.          The day started off easy as usual. T handed me all her wedding details to photograph while her sister, the only bridesmaid, started to get ready. Before they finished, I jumped right in and captured some fun sisters photos. After that, T went in to another room where her dad was waiting patiently to see his beautiful daughter in her wedding dress. I can’t imagine how he felt when he saw her walked in, but with the look I saw in his eyes, it was priceless.          In the limousine, T and her dad were sitting in the back, T was a little nervous and worried about how the day would flow but her dad was there and assured her that everything will be alright and her sister backed him up.          As soon as we arrived at the church, the ceremony began. T walked down the aisle slowly with her arm wrapped around her dad’s. And on the other end of the aisle was the man of her dreams waiting excitedly with tears in his eyes. When T and her dad reached the last pew of the aisle, R approached them with a firmed hand shake to T’s dad assuring that he will take good care of his daughter. It was a beautiful...

The Barns at Hamilton Station Vineyards

          Just a couple of weeks ago, I was able to scout The Barns at Hamilton Station Vineyards in Hamilton, Va. It is only ten minutes away from Leesburg, Va. The Barns is a family owned and operated winery in a refurbished dairy farm!           “The Barns has eleven breathtaking acres surround a beautifully restored hundred and six-year-old stone and wood bank barn, which has been transformed into a unique tasting room.”         The Barns is perfect for weddings that have rustic feel. If you are planning a wedding that involves a beautiful barn and a delicious wine selection, look no further! The Barns is the perfect venue for you! Check them out, friends! Please say hi for me! [smile] Wedding Venue | THE BARNS AT HAMILTON STATION Cheers! Jof Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new...

Shadow Creek Weddings & Events

         Last Saturday, I got to spend a day scouting the beautiful Shadow Creek located in the heart of Purcellville, Va. It is just a little over 10 miles away from Old Town Leesburg! This venue is truly amazing; it has a rustic and modern feel to it! The interior design is spot on! Shadow Creek can accommodate and wow up to 300 of your guests. Rain or shine, Shadow Creek has got you covered! Like literally! Both its indoor and outdoor backdrops are evenly perfect for your wedding!           I love Shadow Creek! My most favorite part is their private bride dressing suite! Scroll down below and see it for yourself! [smile]          On March 19th, Shadow Creek will be a part of the Weddings in Loudoun Open House! Be sure to pay them a visit! I will have my wedding brochures waiting for you with special surprise on it! [smile] Venue | SHADOW CREEK WEDDINGS & EVENTS Mirror signage | LEAH LETTERS Cheers! Jof Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new...