Favorite Moments of 2016

2016 has been the craziest year yet for me, as it may have also been for many of you. I have experienced a lot of happy moments, some achievements, and some sad moments as well. It's been the busiest year of my life, but I'm very fortunate to be making pictures for others as a means of making a living. This year I started working in the photo department part time at the museum I work at and I stared working on my Masters in Photography at the University of Hartford, where I have befriended some amazing people in my class. I feel so lucky to be doing all the things I love at the same time! I am the worst at blogging, because I don't have the time for it most of the year. This year, I wanted to see what my year has looked like overall in pictures and in numbers for Jaclyn Brown Photography. I hope you all enjoy and thank you for supporting me!!  

Best, Jaclyn

This Year in Slices of Pie

12 Weddings, 6 Engagements, 6 Events, 2 Commercial Jobs 2 Bat Mitzvahs, & 1 Portrait Shoot

Christy and Michael hitched in Charlottesville, VA

My favorite cake of the year. so funny. and I'm that 27%. haha.

...Cause it's a Leap Day Wedding!

Dylan & Kat <3 married at Tredegar Iron Works

Carytown burgers and fries catered!!

No wedding throw-down is complete without arm wrestling!

Courtney and Armani's engagement shoot at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

One of the events I got to photograph this year was Randy Toy's opening at Quirk Gallery :)

AJ and Natalie in love on the Highline in NYC

... and laughter at the Whitney.

Courtney and Armani get married!!

Topless runner photo-bombing the wedding party pic in Carytown! haha, so Richmond. 

Bridget and Chris on the rocks at Belle Isle.

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Merin and Vince got married on the rooftop of the Quirk Hotel.

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Merin looking stunning!

The bride made these incredible arangements.

Natalie and AJ <3

Natalie's dad was the officiant and they got married in a lodge on a misty morning in New Jersey.

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 A local B'nai Mitzvah :)

...and the after party

and a fun cousin Bat-Mitzvah :)

Jess and Addie's engagement shoot at Great Shiplock Park.

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Brandie and Mike's intimate wedding at Jasmine Plantation. 

Karin and Chris's wedding.

Chris was so happy to see his bride and Karin's Dad was so sweet to get to know and I loved how emotional he got after walking his daughter down the aisle.

Sig & Max are wed at a historic little chapel.

I had so much fun at this easy going backyard wedding overlooking the James River with Laura & Derek. 

Jess & Addie get married at the Valentine. One of my favorite couples and venues for sure ;)

<3

<3

Dr. Who family photo

Dr. Who family photo

They buried a bottle of bourbon so it wouldn't rain.. and it sorta kinda worked.

Joe and Brittany's wedding at Hanover Tavern.

Their son is covering his eyes for their kiss! haha.

Carly and Tommie were the best models and so fun to hang out with at the beach!

and that's a wrap for 2016 :) Looking forward to photographing all things 2017... 

Special thanks to all my assistants and second shooters this year! Thank you Valorie, Matt C., Matt S., Dominique, Josh, and Danielle!

Blackman Wedding in my grandparents house

Webb and Linda Blackman are in there 60's and 70's and married each other in my grandparents house in Colonial Heights, Virginia. Linda is a childhood friend of my grandma's. I have only done a few, but I love photographing small weddings like this. It's intimate and really special to be one of the only people witnessing a wedding.

Kelsey and Joel's Inn at Warner Hall Wedding

October 4th, 2014 at the Inn at Warner Hall

so beautiful!

so beautiful!

my good friend Augusta from VCU photo was the maid of honor :)

my good friend Augusta from VCU photo was the maid of honor :)

she wore her grandmother's necklace she wore at her wedding!

she wore her grandmother's necklace she wore at her wedding!

Joel getting ready..

Joel getting ready..

Joel helps others get ready. lol

Joel helps others get ready. lol

haha, I joke but they look good!

haha, I joke but they look good!

Blind look! They're so cute!

Blind look! They're so cute!

Kelsey with her dad.

Kelsey with her dad.

she is glowing! so happy!!

she is glowing! so happy!!

such a cute table! right!?

such a cute table! right!?

The flowers were so pretty! I loved the colors she chose.

The flowers were so pretty! I loved the colors she chose.

The food was so good. It was a brunch buffet with french toast. One of the best wedding meals I've ever had.

The food was so good. It was a brunch buffet with french toast. One of the best wedding meals I've ever had.

Ok, so these are Kelsey's grandparents. They were the last couple dancing for the anniversary dance.  Please excuse the amount of picture of them I'm about to post. I just can't help myself. They are the cutest.  

Ok, so these are Kelsey's grandparents. They were the last couple dancing for the anniversary dance.  Please excuse the amount of picture of them I'm about to post. I just can't help myself. They are the cutest.  

Longest married couple. wow.

Longest married couple. wow.

His advice to the bride and groom was "drink good whiskey." lol.

His advice to the bride and groom was "drink good whiskey." lol.

Father daughter dance

Father daughter dance

So much love :) :)

So much love :) :)

love this one.

love this one.

Matt (my second shooter) took this one and I LOVE it.

Matt (my second shooter) took this one and I LOVE it.

The life size chess board made an epic bridal party shot! One of my faves. I told them to act "gangsta". hahaha

The life size chess board made an epic bridal party shot! One of my faves. I told them to act "gangsta". hahaha

a few of my favorites of Kelsey and Joel from the day...

a few of my favorites of Kelsey and Joel from the day...

Like wow right?! She's gorgeous. 

Like wow right?! She's gorgeous. 

I loved their petal exit!!! So awesome. and then it was over.. just like that. what a great wedding!

I loved their petal exit!!! So awesome. and then it was over.. just like that. what a great wedding!

Vendors

Venue and Catering: The Inn at Warner Hall

Make-up: Kim Wadsworth Make-up Artistry

DJ: Colonial DJs

Photography: by me! Jaclyn Brown Photography