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Sunset Engagement Session with Trevor and Jennifer

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01 Feb 2016

It was a cold, cold day when I met up with Trevor and Jennifer, which actually tends to have a good impact on the shoot. Why you ask? Because when it’s cold, it’s great to have someone else nearby, preferably someone you like. Seeing as Trevor and Jennifer like each other (at least most of the time) it worked out quite well as they had no choice but to get close. Throw in that gorgeous late day January sun and all the ingredients are right for a beautiful engagement shoot. Check it out:

Trevor + Jennifer © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Trevor + Jennifer © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Trevor + Jennifer © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Trevor + Jennifer © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Trevor + Jennifer © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Trevor + Jennifer © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Trevor + Jennifer © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Trevor + Jennifer © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Trevor + Jennifer © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Trevor + Jennifer © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Trevor + Jennifer © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Trevor + Jennifer © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Trevor + Jennifer © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com

Thanks so much for having me guys!! Can’t wait for the wedding!!

Top 100 Photos of 2015 | Year In Review

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05 Jan 2016

This past year was definitely one of the most diverse and surprising years I’ve ever experienced. I mean I had some ideas and goals for 2015, but I certainly had no clue how crazy and exciting 2016 would be. We traveled to Mexico, got ranked one of the Top 10 Wedding Photographers in the US, toured almost the entire west coast of the US in a bright red convertible, bought a 12-acre winery & vineyard, left my day job, inherited five goats, and photographed 38 incredible weddings all over the east coast. If that isn’t a crazy year I don’t know what is.

It was definitely a record year in photography. I pressed that shutter button nearly 120,000 times this past year, putting me very close to the 1,000,000 photo milestone since I first picked up a camera 10 years ago. Boiling this past year’s photos down to just 100 wasn’t an easy task, but it was hugely necessary in order to condense all of the stories, memories, and emotion behind the photos into something that can fit into a blog post. A huge thank you goes out to all my excellent couples who trusted me to be there to capture their weddings this past year. You really made my job one of the most fun out there. Without further ado, here are 100 of my favorite photos of 2015:

 

Michele + Bobby © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Julie + Allen © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Katie + Brett © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Ashley + Nate © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Amber + John © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Bella + Matt © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Ed + Shelley © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Justin + Joscelyn © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Julie + Jimmy © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Lauren + Mike © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Ashley + Nate © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Katelyn + Thomas © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Chelsea + Hunter © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Lauren + Mike © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Heather + Alex © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Emily + Wesley © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Michelle +Andrew © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Julie + Allen © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Emily + Wesley © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Kelsey + Chris © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Bella + Matt © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Kelsey + Chris © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Adam + Emily © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Jennifer + Smyth © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Tammy + Bryan © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Kelsey + Chris © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Betsy + Brendan © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Jeff + Danielle © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Heather + Alex © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Sara + Kevin © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Fleming + Chris © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Parastoo + Arian © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Sarah + Chris © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Kelsey + Nick © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Katelyn + Thomas © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Minh + My Hanh © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Audrey + Jonathan © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Julie + Allen © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Ashley + Nate © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Julie + Allen © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Kelsey + Nick © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Minh + My Hanh © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Kim + Adam © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Kristina + Jess © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Jennifer + Smyth © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Christi + Nick © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Sarah + Chris © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Catie © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Kristina + Jess © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Adam + Emily © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Danielle + Bryan © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Heather + Alex © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Kelsey + Chris © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Sara + Kevin © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Heather + Alex © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Christi + Nick © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Katie + Brett © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Tammy + Bryan © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Betsy + Brendan © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Parastoo + Arian © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Sara + Kevin © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Betsy + Brendan © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Lauren + Andrew © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Lauren + Andrew © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Kristen + Derek © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Pacific Coast © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Julie + Allen © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Rebecca + Ramine © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Minh + My Hanh © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Julie + Jimmy © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Annah + Patrick © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Bella + Matt © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Jeff + Danielle © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Audrey + Jonathan © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Lauren + Andrew © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Lauren + Mike © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Jennifer + Smyth © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Sara + Kevin © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Chelsea + Hunter © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Jeff + Danielle © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Kelsey + Chris © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Rainer + Stevie © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Emily + Wesley © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Heather + Alex © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Jennifer + Smyth © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Christi + Nick © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Julie + Allen © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Julie + Allen © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Kristina + Jess © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Danielle + Bryan © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Kelsey + Nick © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Julie + Allen © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Danielle + Bryan © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Julie + Allen © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Annah + Patrick © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Tammy + Bryan © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Jennifer + Smyth © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Christi + Nick © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Emily + Wesley © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com

Here’s to 2015! Thanks again to all our incredible couples! I can’t wait to see what 2016 brings!

Heart Warming Wedding at Commerce Club | Kate + Thomas

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24 Dec 2015

Our 38th and final wedding of 2015 was a very, very special one. It was the type of wedding that just warms your heart and leaves you with a contagious joy.

I first met Katelyn and Thomas at Ryan and Anna’s beautiful wedding at the Westin last year. They stood out to me because they just couldn’t stop dancing with each other. Katelyn especially amazed me because even while having muscular dystrophy she was still out on the dance floor for hours! Trust me, this girl doesn’t let anything get in the way of having a great time!

When Katelyn and Thomas messaged me months later that they had decided to get married, I was naturally very excited. As we talked about their wedding I knew I’d have some unique obstacles to overcome seeing as Katelyn’s condition requires her to have assistance standing, walking, and lifting things. I was confident that with Thomas there at her side, a little creativity, and Katelyn’s incredibly contagious smile we wouldn’t have any problems at all.

And we certainly didn’t have any, except maybe trying to make it through the day without tearing up too badly. We started off at the beautifully decorated Westin Poinsett where Kate got ready. Shortly after, Thomas got to see Kate for the first time. It was pretty apparent that they had been looking forward to the day for a long time, and they definitely made sure to take it all in as we captured their photos downtown. With a beautiful ceremony at St. Anthony’s shortly after, we all headed to the Commerce Club for their reception. And as you can imagine, just like at Ryan and Anna’s wedding, these two didn’t leave the dance floor for very long. With some great food, loving family and friends, and plenty of great moments, this was that kind of wedding you just had to stay at all the way until the final sparkler exit.

 

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Thanks again for having us guys!!

Getting Ready: Westin Poinsett
Ceremony: St. Anthony’s
Reception: Commerce Club
Flowers: Dahlia
DJ: Robert Batson
Cake: Tasteful Elegance
Makeup: Cotton Rouge
Videography: Laron Stewart

Beautiful December Wedding at Zen | Emily + Wesley

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21 Dec 2015

I always enjoy December weddings. As the holidays get closer it seems like everything just lights up and everyone can’t help but have a smile on their face. The lights, colors, and sounds of Christmas just blend so well with the spirit of weddings. After all, they are both huge celebrations.

I met up with Emily and Welsey at the Westin Poinsett downtown to capture Emily getting ready for the day, and photos with the bridal party before the ceremony. Afterwards everyone took a trolley to Aldersgate United Methodist Church just down the rode, just a few short miles from downtown. After a beautiful ceremony, everyone headed to the very gorgeously decorated Zen on the West End for the party to start. And what a party it was, with the dance floor packed the entire night as Emily and Wesley were surrounded by all their closest friends and family. A sparkler send off lead to a Santa driven vintage pickup truck sendoff. Check it out!

 

Emily + Wesley © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Emily + Wesley © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Emily + Wesley © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Emily + Wesley © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Emily + Wesley © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Emily + Wesley © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Emily + Wesley © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Emily + Wesley © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Emily + Wesley © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Emily + Wesley © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Emily + Wesley © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Emily + Wesley © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Emily + Wesley © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Emily + Wesley © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Emily + Wesley © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Emily + Wesley © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Emily + Wesley © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Emily + Wesley © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Emily + Wesley © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Emily + Wesley © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Emily + Wesley © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Emily + Wesley © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Emily + Wesley © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Emily + Wesley © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Emily + Wesley © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Emily + Wesley © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Emily + Wesley © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Emily + Wesley © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Emily + Wesley © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Emily + Wesley © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Emily + Wesley © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Emily + Wesley © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Emily + Wesley © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Emily + Wesley © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Emily + Wesley © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Emily + Wesley © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Emily + Wesley © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Emily + Wesley © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Emily + Wesley © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com

Thanks again for having us!!

Getting Ready: Westin Poinsett
Ceremony: Aldersgate United Methodist Church
Reception: Zen
Coordination: B&R Events
Photography: J. Jones Photography
Flowers: Gregg Foster
DJ: Jumping Jukebox
Cake: Holly’s Cake
Transport: Main Street Trolley
Catering: Good Life
Makeup: Cotton Rouge

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