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Maggie and Sam's wedding at The Bedford Columns is on the blog!
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We loved photographing this amazing Glencliff Manor wedding last weekend! #glencliffmanor   #glencliffweddings   #glencliffmanorweddingsandevents
HEATHER+CLAYWe kicked off this year's wedding season last weekend with Heather and Clay's wedding at Glencliff Manor in Rustburg, VA. And boy, was it a lot of fun! We absolutely love working with the staff at Glencliff Manor! They always do a fantastic job, and they sure didn't disappoint this…
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How to shoot bridal party portraits! #photographytips   #howtoposelargebridalparty  
Last year I made a series of changes in my business to better my couples' wedding experience. One of the changes I made was creating a system that allowed me to pose the bridal party in a timely manner. We all know that on a wedding day things usually get delayed, the timeline gets off track, and…
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To close out this wedding season, Timothy and I wanted to give  you a sneak-peek into what is going on behind the scenes at Alina Thomas Photography during a typical wedding day. Without further ado, here are some of our 2015 behind the scenes photos! #virginiaweddingphotographer   #lynchburgweddingphotographer  
I can hardly believe that Christmas is already over and that 2016 is just around the corner! We've had an aaamazing 2015 wedding season, all thanks to our wonderful couples! Each and every one of them are dear to our hearts and being able to serve them is truly a joy.To close out this wedding…
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Our 2015 year in review blog post is live! If you want to see some of the funniest and most embarrassing photos of us, make sure to check out the blog post. It's pretty epic!

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So incredibly honored to have photographed this beautiful Sierra Vista wedding in Bedford, VA this wedding season! Click here to see more:

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This weekend we photographed wedding number two out of the five weddings we havesorella farms evington vaon the books at Sorella Farms this wedding season. It’s always such a joy to go back and see our Sorella family, the beautiful venue and landscapes… and not to mention that my Sorella Farms brides are really special to me! #sorellafarms   #virginiaweddingphotographer  
This weekend we photographed wedding number two out of the five weddings we have on the books at Sorella Farms this wedding season. It's always such a joy to go back and see our Sorella family, the beautiful venue and landscapes... and not to mention that my Sorella Farms brides are…
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This past weekend we had the privilege of celebrating Heather and Ethan’s wedding at the West Manor Estate alongside family and friends! Heather is Tim’s cousin and it was such an honor to be trusted by her to document such a special time in her life, her wedding! Her now husband, Ethan, is one of the kindest and most respectful people I have ever met and we couldn’t be happier to have him be a part of our family! #westmanor   #westmanorwedding  
West Manor is every photographer's dream wedding venue! Located in Central Virginia, it offers a wide variety of backdrops for photos, and the inside of the estate is just as dreamy: lots of natural light coming in, and the bridal suite is one of the most beautiful getting ready rooms I've ever…
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To ALL the engaged couples out there: are you looking for engagement photo location ideas in Lynchburg? Today's blog post is for you! Check out my favorite locations to shoot at:

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Finding the perfect location and deciding on what to wear for your engagement photos can be overwhelming! But don't fret, I'm here to help you prepare for your engagement session :)Lynchburg offers a wide variety of locations that you can choose from when it comes to engagement pictures, and I…
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There has been so.much.sparkle in my newsfeed lately… and I’m absolutely loving it. To all the couples that got engaged around Christmas time, Congratulations! This is such a fun and exciting time. You are probably looking forward to start planning your beautiful wedding. There are so many options to choose from when it comes to wedding planning: from wedding venues, to florists, DJs, coordinators, photographers, to finding the perfect wedding dress. These are all big steps in making sure your wedding day runs flawlessly.
There has been so.much.sparkle in my newsfeed lately... and I'm absolutely loving it. To all the couples that got engaged around Christmas time, Congratulations! This is such a fun and exciting time. You are probably looking forward to start planning your beautiful wedding. There are so many…
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Favorite photos from this year's Lynchburg weddings! #lynchburgweddingphotographer
-LYNCHBURG WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER-HAPPY THANKSGIVING!Happy Thanksgiving friends, both old and new! I can't believe it's that time of the year yet again. There are so many things that we need to be thankful for, and one thing I love about this holiday is that it makes us stop for a second and…
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Gorgeous Sierra Vista barn wedding in Bedford, VA. Sierra Vista is a barn wedding that will take your breath away! #SierraVistaBedfordVA   #SierraVista   #VirginiaWeddingPhotographer
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"I met her and her husband Timothy and they were both genuinely great people."
"I absolutely enjoyed my experience with Alina Thomas Photography!"
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Alina kindly photographed my elopement ceremony in September 2016 on very short notice. She's so personable and sweet and her portfolio speaks for itself - she is an artist. If you are getting married in the Roanoke/Lynchburg/Smith Mountain Lake area, please consider using her as your photographer. She will capture your special day so that you can focus on enjoying yourself and not trying to commit everything to memory. I highly recommend Alina Thomas Photography.
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Jordan Austin
6 months ago
It was a pleasure working with Alina and Timmy for our wedding at Sorella Farms. They were very familiar with the venue and knew all the perfect spots for beautiful photos. They were with us for most of the day, taking pictures before the ceremony, during, and after, until our sparkler exit after the reception. They captured all the family and friend shots we needed, and we were left with plenty of time for creative, fun, and romantic shots as well such as our sunset pictures. I didn't realize how lovely they would be until I saw them, Alina really has a great eye for a beautiful shot, and we will treasure the photos. We have some slightly more traditional "wedding portrait" photos, and many creative photographs that are beautiful! I loved that the photos do not look staged, fake, or cliche - they created lovely images that captured the beauty of Sorella and the excitement and romance of the wedding day. We were so excited to get our pictures during our honeymoon! Only 7 days after our ceremony and they were more than we could have imagined! We received more than enough photos for our album and to share with our family and friends. Alina and Timmy's, professionalism, skill, and artistic eye were all deeply appreciated. Everyone who has seen the photos absolutely love them! Alina Photography is highly recommended and I would certainly hire them again.
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Harris Keefer
a year ago
Alina was such a great photographer for our first real session! We had never been photographed professionally before and have always been a bit awkward in front of the camera. After about 5 minutes we both felt completely comfortable and were laughing. Alina really made it seem like such an easy process. The hour went by so quickly and we had an absolute blast! Afterwards, we were so excited to see our first sneak peak on Facebook that same day! That way we could share with our family and friends immediately. Then, we got the entire set so quickly I was shocked. They're so beautiful and are filled with amazing colors and great framing. We love them and couldn't have asked for a better experience.
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Manda Lynn
a year ago
Alina, I just looked over our edited engagement photos and we are in LOVE with them! It was a pleasure to work with you and your husband, booking you was the best decision we've made so far in our engagement. Thank you for always being prompt, easy to work with and accommodating. We look forward to working with you in the future!
Response from the owner - a year ago
Thank you so much for your kind words! We enjoyed photographing your engagement session in Lynchburg, Virginia. As a wedding photographer, it's always a joy to receive such compliments from my couples.
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Stephanie Dalton
8 months ago
OH MY GOODNESS! The pictures Alina and her husband took were absolutely amazing. We love them so much. A huge thanks to Alina and her awesome hubby for the wonderful work. It was so relaxing knowing that they had the pictures under control. You guys are truly professional and have given us pictures that we can look back at and remember the perfect day we had. THANKS AGAIN!!
Response from the owner - 8 months ago
I am so excited you are guys are loving your wedding pictures! We had a great time celebrating with you!
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Brittany Cox
a year ago
Wow, am I blown away by Alina Thomas Photography! Alina and Timothy did an absolutely wonderful job at making me and my fiance's engagement session one to remember. These two are so friendly, talented, and determined to get exactly the type of shots that you want, yet all the while creating a comfortable environment fit for even the most photo-shy people. Their genuine kindness and obvious care for the people they work with makes every experience with them irreplaceable ( it doesn't hurt that you also get the most incredible pictures you have ever seen!). I am beyond excited to see them again and have them help capture my wedding day!
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Ashlyn Whitt
2 years ago
Alina and Timmy Thomas are not just amazing people, they are amazing photographers as well! I loved working with them during my photo shoot because they were such kind and funny people to be around. They made the time I had with them enjoyable and exciting! They gave me freedom to do my own poses and they were also open to any ideas I had throughout the shoot. I liked how they both took pictures at the same time, but in different spots, because it made for a variety of angles and looks in the pictures they took. The photo quality was incredible and I was so pleased with how they turned out. Alina and Timmy's ideas were fresh and creative with the props and scenery of my photo shoot, which made for better pictures all around. I am so thankful I got the chance to work with Alina Thomas Photography!
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Sallie Ford
a year ago
Alina and Timmy were so great to work with, and were so flexible with our schedule. Chris and I live in Florida and we realized our only opportunity to get in our engagement session was going to be Thanksgiving, when we would be visiting home for a few days. We were so relieved that Alina and Timmy were willing to schedule us last-minute despite it being a holiday week! We can’t thank them enough for that! And of course, they were so fun to work with; they made us feel comfortable in front of the camera, and they took our goofy personalities all in stride. We loved the pictures we got from the engagement session, and are so excited to see what special moments Alina and Timmy capture on our wedding day in June! -Sallie and Chris Post Post-Wedding Update: Chris and I raved about Alina and Timmy after our engagement shoot in November 2014, and we're going to rave about them again after our June 2015 wedding!! Alina and Timmy are amazing photographers and people. I scheduled a group run with my bridesmaids the morning of our wedding (we wore matching orange tank tops and "race bibs" to make the run extra fun) and Alina and Timmy were totally willing to meet us early to get some shots of us girls. The pictures turned out AMAZING and are just as fun and cute as I'd hoped they would be. The group run was something I was really excited about (all of us are runners) and the fact that we now have awesome photos from it makes it even more special. Chris and his groomsmen went skeet shooting at our wedding venue (Sorella Farms) in the late morning and Alina and Timmy again went the extra mile by meeting them out there to get some action shots of the guys doing manly things. Once again, we love having these memories to look back on from our wedding day! And then, of course, there's the actual wedding itself. I just can't speak highly enough of Alina and Timmy and the work they did. All the detail shots and getting-ready shots are gorgeous. Alina captured some pretty funny moments between Chris and me during our first look; those pictures speak directly to our personalities and will forever be a fun story to tell: "Remember that time when you photo-bombed me during my bridal portraits?!? Let's look at those hilarious pictures again!" ;-) Alina and Timmy were so calm and organized despite the craziness of the entire day. We had a gorgeous outdoor ceremony and right as the processional was starting, we heard ominous thunder claps not too far off. It had been a sunny and beautiful day up until that point, but a storm was quickly approaching at exactly the wrong time!! Throughout the entire ceremony the wind was whipping around and the thunder and lightning grew louder and closer. It was actually pretty cool, although I was internally freaking out at the time! But we made it through the whole ceremony and Alina and Timmy quickly gathered the immediate families together for pictures. At the time I know we were all just itching to make a break for the reception at the barn before the skies broke loose, but I am SO grateful that Alina and Timmy kept their cool and made sure we got those family shots! We had just enough time to get them in and make it to the barn before the rain started, so it worked out perfectly! The reception was so fun and Alina and Timmy did their part to make sure everything went according to plan despite the weather. The rain did finally let up and we got the most amazing sunset photos!! We also had a videographer and we were so impressed with how well they all worked together despite not having worked together previously. We seriously can't thank Alina and Timmy enough for all their help throughout the wedding day AND the whole planning process. They answered my many questions during the past year and continue to do so even after the wedding!! They are truly lovely people and I would recommend them to anyone! - Sallie and Chris Post
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Response from the owner - a year ago
I am SO looking forward to photographing your wedding at Sorella Farms this summer. It's one of my favorite wedding venues in Central Virginia! I am so happy we were able to do your engagement session over Thanksgiving since you guys won't be able to make it back to Virginia before the wedding. Looking forward to working with you again in the summer!