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our style & point of view

written by andrea

If you’ve spent any time at all looking at wedding imagery trying to find the vibe that most appeals to you, you’ve most likely come across these stylistic editing terms… 

Bright and Airy...

Dark & Moody...

Bright & Moody...?

And while you may understand the differences somewhat, there's a lot that goes into the aesthetics of each one. The lighting on your wedding day, the prominent colors people wear, the time of the year and seasonal color changes, and even the time of day can all play a dramatic role in how a particular editing style looks.

First of all, you may have noticed while cruising through our website that we actually have a mix of all of these editing types. Check out the three galleries above to really see the differences. And while we may have several photographers who shoot on behalf of our brand, I am the one who will personally be editing your images and communicating with you from start to finish. 

And here's the biggest thing about the different editing styles: I dig them all. I find beauty and perfection in each one for different reasons. I edit in different ways because each wedding, person, season, and day has a unique look. And honestly, different editing styles accentuate different things, and can make or break the image. 

our editing styles

choosing your style

It’s for this reason that I spend a lot of time initially picking the edit to use for a whole gallery. When we first start to discuss your photos, I will try to get a sense of your individual style. I'll send you a questionnaire that helps me know your preferences, and I always send a sample to make sure we’re all on the same page. Then, once the style is chosen, I go through the whole gallery and adjust each image to fit your unique aesthetic. 

I honestly believe there isn’t a one-style-fits-all aspect to photographing a wedding day… and there are even a dozen ways to edit something “bright and airy” or “dark and moody.” Different adjustments accentuate different details, colors, and contrasts. 

When you decide to choose us to capture your wedding day, rest assured knowing that I will be customizing your images to truly fit who YOU are, and not just match our personal business color scheme. Your wedding day should reflect you who are; it's not about us. It's 100% about you marrying your best friend and capturing that as genuinely as possible.

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downtown lynchburg wedding

”Andrea did an incredible job taking our engagement and wedding photos! She is very dedicated to her clients and willing to do what it takes to get the perfect shot. I highly recommend. Andrea is a one of a kind photographer which makes her perfect to photograph your special day!” 

carol & johnny

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richmond chapel wedding

“Andrea is such a JOY to work with. She captured literally every moment of my wedding and each photo rightly reflected the feelings and joy I had during my special day. If you want to remember and reminisce over a special day (which I'm sure you do), definitely get Andrea! She will do it justice!!”  

eunice & andrew

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Rustic Country Wedding

“Andrea is, hands down, the most amazing photographer out there! After seeing our engagement pictures, I knew our wedding pictures were going to be absolutely amazing and it was SO nice to not have to worry about that on top of everything else going on during wedding planning. Andrea made us feel comfortable and acted as if she had known us forever. 

brynne & travis

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Charlottesville Manor Wedding

”I would not have wanted anyone else to be the photographer for my wedding and engagement pictures. She was absolutely AMAZING! Super sweet and easy to work with. Flexibility was also a strong suit. I will continue using her for photos for other monumental life events! if you want your pictures to be stunning, then you NEED Andrea, you won't regret it!” 

sierra & ben  

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