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Welcome!

If you are looking for a photographer to capture any of your special, intimate moments I would Love to be the one for you. I am a natural light, adventure, prompt/movement chasing, storytelling, couple photographer. Below you will find all the info you need to book a session, learn about the experience, my starting packages, and what is included.

If there is something you are looking for or come across a question you don't see the answer to here, please feel free to reach out, That is what I am here for and I love to help my clients out. I want to be part of the creation process every step of the way. See told you we were gonna be best friends.

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Wedding at Claytor Lake State Park in Dublin, VA

We're a good fit if...

You are a laid-back, grass through your toes, dust in the wind, adventure-seeker like me!

You are into the candid and documentary style look, with beachy palm trees all around you.

You are ready to lay in the flowers, let the wind take your hair, and feel free.

Adveture Elopement at Bald Knob Mountain Lake Lodge in Pembroke, VA
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Step one

REACH OUT

Send me a message or give me a call. So easy to do, you can even just click here and it will take you to a short questionnaire so I can better help you. Let me know what kind of session you want, if you have a date picked or location in mind.

Step three

TIME TO BOOK

Yes, you are finally here and I am so glad you made it. You must have liked my charming charisma, hehe. Now I will send you detailed emails through every step of the process. You can access all the information, forms, etc. through your personal client portal.  Thanks for sticking around, bestie.

Step two

LET'S CHAT

Once I hear from you I can send over the links to my full pricing plans. Then we can cover any questions or concerns you may have. You can call  me on the phone or simply respond to any of the emails I send your way with information regarding the session.

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The Experience

I am so glad that you are still here with me. I know that picking the best photographer for you can be like trying to find the perfect little black cocktail dress...Hard. If for some reason you don't quite know yet that I am the one for you, let me help you make the decision. I want to walk you through what it's like to be on a photo shoot with me. Every person and every photographer has their own style so if it's not going to work out for us no hurt feelings.

Adventure Elopement at Bald Knob Mountain Lake Lodge in Pembroke, VA

What it's like working with me . . .

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Adventure Engagement at Skline Drive in Front Royal, VA

What to Expect

 

All right, now I am going to tell you about the details of a session with me so you can know what it might look like in advance. I won't hold anything back that way there are no surprises.

 

We will be doing a bit of walking even if your session isn't an adventure session. Since we live at the beach there is just so much beauty to see and I really like to move around and add in some different scenery for variety.

 

We aren't going to plan every second of your shoot. I love when we just go with the flow and see what the day will offer us. We will have some fun playing out silly prompts and just capture the minutes shared with your favorite person. 

 

Expect to get dirty. Your dress and clothes will need to be sent to the dry cleaners. Let the wind blow your hair all over the place. Makeup running down your face from crying laughing so hard.  

If it starts raining we will dance in the rain. Really let go and embrace the adventure in front of us. If that sounds like your kind of photoshoot then I am your girl.

 

I will wake up at the butt crack of dawn, hike 10 miles, and hang off the side of a cliff. The outdoors are second nature to me so I am ready to do what it takes to get the shot of your dreams. 

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Wedding at Selah Springs in Riner, VA
Wedding at Selah Springs in Riner, VA
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Once upon a Time
There was a prince and a princess.
Wedding at Selah Springs in Riner, VA
They lived happily ever after.
Adventure Elopement at Falls Ridge Nature Preserve in Blacksburg, VA
Adventure Elopement at Falls Ridge Nature Preserve in Blacksburg, VA

What I want from you…

I want you to show up dressed and in love, the rest is up to me! I will be taking you through a series of prompts and fun activities to do during the shoot so that I can capture your reactions to them. Plus I find these prompts help you to loosen up a bit, even paid models get nervous before shoots. I love a lot of movement in shots because I feel like it helps the pictures come to life and tells your story. I will be directing you along the way giving you movements to make, but feel free to enact your own. If you feel like kissing her… DO IT! Feel like pinching his butt? Girl, you go ahead! You want to pick her up and spin her around? YASS PLEASE! All of these things make for great interaction with each other and gives the connection I am looking to capture for you authentically. My hopes for this session are that we have so much fun it feels like I am just the third wheel tagging along on a fun date night. That’s where the magic is at!

What to expect from  me…

 I will be there for you every step of the way. To answer any questions you may have. I will help you pick out your outfit for the session and how to coordinate your boo’s outfit as well. I will put you at ease as we become fast friends laughing and joking around. I will give you all the directions you need. I want to be there for you the whole way through so we can capture exactly what you have in mind.

In front of the camera

Want to feel and look natural in front of the camera? What if I told you that you could. Being nervous in front of the camera at first is completely normal. In fact, all photographers also feel uncomfortable in front of the camera. The good news is that it's my job to make you feel like yourselves and have fun.

Adventure Couple Session in the mountains of Blacksburg, VA
I get it trust me. I am the most awkward person ever.

You don't need to be a model to take good photos. We don't need those fake smiles where everyone says "CHEESE". I want to get to know you before the session even starts that way we are friends and you have a head start with being at ease. I want to hear your love story and feel like I am a very small part of it. I want you to feel natural and free.

Mountaintop Adventure Engagement Session on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia

"Let's have some fun"

I want the session to feel more like a date with a third wheel.

When the session begins I will give you a prompt to do. As you are doing the prompts I will give you directions to help walk you through them. Remember there is no right or wrong. Just act the prompt out the way it feels right to you. Everyone does it a little differently which I think is beautiful and unique. We can really have some fun and even play some games. My goal is to get you both to focus on each other and forget I am even there. This is where the magic happens.

Waterfall Adventure Session at Fenwick Mines in Catawba County, Roanoke, VA
Adventure Mountaintop Engagement Session at Buffalo Mountain in Willis, VA
Small Intimate Wedding at the Draper Mercantile in Draper, VA
Small Intimate Wedding at the Draper Mercantile in Draper, VA
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Love Notes From Clients

Small Intimate Wedding at Claytor Lake State Park in Dublin, VA

Matt & Jaci

“The entire process was great. The communication was quick and all of the technology was user-friendly. With some tech issues, she was super responsive and helpful. Would definitely recommend and use her again.”

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Starting Packages

Adventure Engagement Session at Hocking Hills State Park in Logan, OH
Adventure Engagement Session at Hocking Hills State Park in Logan, OH
Adventure Engagement Session at Hocking Hills State Park in Logan, OH

I want to talk for a minute about everything that goes into photography before we get into the packages. There is so much more than just a session. Before the session, I usually do location scouting so that I can find fun, new, unique locations. Then we have the session itself. I spend many hours editing each photo so that it brings new life. I love all these parts of my job and really want to be able to focus on the experience that we have during the shoot.

Adventure Engagement Session at Hocking Hills State Park in Logan, OH

This is your day, claim it

Janel Alexandra Photography

When you contact me for a session I will send you the full price guide. From there we can figure out which package may work best for your needs. I'm sure that we will be able to find one that will work perfectly for you! 

All in all my packages say starting at because I like to customize each package for each individual couple. I know some may want a mix of things and I like to be flexible. We can sit down and customize every single aspect of your session to cater to you. After all, isn’t that what it’s all about? Making you feel like a Rockstar. I can’t wait to meet you all and have the opportunity to tell your love story. Click the Book Now Button and fill out the short questionnaire for a more detailed pricing guide!

Family Sessions

Starting at $300

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A family session is such a joyful occasion. Seeing how people's families interact together. We will play, run, and frolic while I capture these memories you will want to cherish forever. They say laughter is the best medicine and I couldn't agree more.

Base Package Includes:

- 1 outfit         

-Travel up to 50 miles from Murrels Inlet, SC

-Location scouting, Location guide

-Outfit advice and inspiration if needed

- Up to 1 hour session

- Link to a private online photo gallery

- At least 40 High-Resolution Images

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Maternity Sessions

Starting at $350

Maternity Session at Mountain Lake Lodge in Pembroke, VA

Being with child is truly one of the most magical times you will ever encounter. I want to help you to revel in that. I want to help you feel like the beautiful glowing momma you truly are. These moments are so fleeting, let's catch them while we can.

Secret Tip: I do offer mini sessions for Pregnancy Announcements and Gender Reveals.
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Base Package Includes:

- 2 outfits         

-Travel up to 50 miles from Murrels Inlet, SC

-Location scouting, Location guide

-Outfit advice and inspiration if needed

- Up to 1 1/2 hour session

- Link to a private online photo gallery

- At least 50 High-Resolution Images

Couples Sessions

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Starting at $300

I can't wait to learn your love story. WE are going to have so much fun capturing intimate moments of playful games of tag, kisses, and sweet looks.

Base Package Includes:

- 1 outfit         

-Travel up to 50 miles from Murrels Inlet, SC

-Location scouting, Location guide

-Outfit advice and inspiration if needed

- Up to 1 hour session

- Link to a private online photo gallery

- At least 50 High-Resolution Images

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Adventure Couple Sessions

Starting at $450

I am so excited to offer these sessions. The ones that I have already done have been so life-giving. I want to take a hike, find a waterfall, shoot near some endless rolling mountains. We will explore a new area and find some exotic scenery so you can have unique beautiful photos.

Base Package Includes:

- 2 outfits         

-Travel up to 70 miles from Murrels Inlet, SC

-Location scouting, Location guide

-Outfit advice and inspiration if needed

- Up to 2-4 hours session

- Link to a private online photo gallery

- At least 70 High-Resolution Images

-Video

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Elopement Sessions

Starting at $900

Elopements are all the rave now and I can see why. You get to have a whole special day catered just for you and your other half. These can also look like anything you could imagine. These are the most magical experiences ever and I highly recommend them.

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Base Package Includes:

- 2 outfit change

- Up to 3 hours

-Location scouting/planning

- At least 150 High-Resolution Images

-Link to an online photo gallery

-Travel up to 100 miles from Murrels Inlet, SC

-Elopement planning

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Weddings

Starting at $1200

Small Intimate weddings are just so sweet and sentimental. There is a lot less fuss and a lot more memory making with those who are closest to you. I find them very enchanting and full of love.

Small Intimate Weddings have 10 or fewer guests. They come with a ton of extra perks like me as your wedding planner.

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Base Package Includes:

- 2 outfit change

- Up to 5 hours

-Location scouting/planning

-At least 150 High-Resolution Images

-Link to an online photo gallery

-Travel up to 100 miles from Murrels Inlet, SC

-Wedding planning

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