Jo is a Staunton Virginia based wedding and portrait photographer who loves getting to know couples and showcasing their "you-ness" through photography. She finds joy in successfully creating unique wedding galleries that couples truly enjoy looking at. In 2022, she co-founded Virginia Creative Collective studio in downtown Staunton where she teaches and encourages new photographers and rents her space to other creatives. Fostering creative community is one of her favorite things about her photography career so far.

Where are you located? Do you charge a travel fee for weddings not in your location?

Located in Staunton, Virginia, I photograph weddings throughout Virginia with no travel fees for locations under a two hour drive. I also travel to Washington DC, Baltimore, locations throughout neighboring states in Maryland, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, West Virginia, and Tennessee. Additional areas available--ask for a quote for destination photography! I have photographed weddings and sessions in South Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, and Spain!

How long have you been in business? How many weddings have you photographed as the main photographer?

I have been a photographer since 2014, and opened by business officially in 2016. At that time, I was in college, planning my wedding, and also starting a separate career. After I had my son in 2019, I refocused on building a wedding photography business to support my family. In this time, I have photographed over 100 weddings total, about 35 as the lead photographer. I take 8-12 weddings a year, allowing me to focus on serving my couples well with a personal experience.