One of my goals for 2020 was to visit new wineries and coffee shops in my state since those are two of my favorite places to hang out. Then, coronavirus happened. While coffee shops are still out of the picture (don’t worry, I’m still doing lots of grab & go from my local coffee shops, […]

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Morais Vineyards Winery Visit | Jontell Vanessa Travels

I personally LOVE reading travel recaps whenever I’m planning for my next trip. Seeing how other people tackled a new city always helps me plan my own itinerary. Today’s blog post is a Nashville Girl’s weekend recap. I’ll admit that I try not to use my phone too much while traveling, so I’m popping in […]

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Girl’s Weekend in Nashville | Jontell Vanessa Travels

It’s launch day!!! Welcome to the updated Jontell Vanessa Photography website and blog! I can’t believe I started this little business of mine five years ago! Over the past five years, JVP has grown in ways that I never could have imagined. My first website will always have a special place in my heart, but […]

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Welcome to the new JVP website!

Hey friends! July has been quite the month! On top of getting to spend some time second shooting, I took a trip to Disney, and turned 22 (*cue Taylor Swift*)! My family took a trip to Disney at the beginning of the month and it was…MAGICAL!

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JVP Behind the Scenes | Lifestyle | Fredericksburg, VA

  I want to own a full-time photography business by the time I’m 25! There, I said it. Believe it or not, very few people know about that goal because I’ve kept it tucked away for safekeeping. What if I change my mind? What if I fail? I thought of every reason to keep this […]

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Let’s Talk Goals | Charlottesville, Virginia Photgrapher

Hey friends! My wedding season actually started in the beginning of March, but I’m just now getting around to figuring out some things I’d like to work on throughout the season. Better late than never, right? 

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Wedding Season Goals & Updates

I made a New Year’s Resolution to read and blog more often. I figured the best way to hold myself accountable for both would be to blog about some of my favorite reads! First up, Lauren Graham’s Talking As Fast As I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls (and Everything in Between).

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Friday Inspiration | Book Review

With all of my heart, I say thank you to the friends and clients who made 2016 so special for me and this business. Thank you for supporting me and thank you for letting me tell your stories.

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2016 Year In Review

Yes, the title is a reference to Wicked – my favorite Broadway musical. If you caught that reference before I said it, let’s be best friends! It’s also pretty literal considering I spent last Saturday traveling to and from New York City for a day trip. It was my first time visiting and as you can guess, my heart has been won over and I can’t wait to go back to the city.

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One Short Day in New York City | Jontell Vanessa Travels

I’ve been focused on creating some new surprises for my 2017 brides and finishing out my 2016 wedding season with some super fun couples. Also, guess what?! I got a new macro lens! *Cue my squeals!* I’ve been getting by with macro filters for a little while, but I can’t wait to put this lens to use for some ring shots. Purchasing new gear always feels like a well-earned Christmas present. 

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Updates + The Gathering Event Recap | Fredericksburg, VA