Photographs are one of the most important heirlooms we can ever own. Photographs tell a story. OUR story. OUR legacy. These are the photographs that preserve time in moments we want to cherish forever. Even amidst all the chaos + craziness of this thing we call life, documenting these precious moments are SO valuable. When all is left are memories, photographs preserve a story, moment, or time in our lives where words just aren't enough.
This is the reason why photography is so important to capture for my clients. No matter what moment in life, I'm your girl that captures the genuine, raw & authentic emotion that tells YOUR story. I strive to create memories in your photographs that are YOU. The most important part of me photographing your session - is YOU.
I promise from the very first message, I welcome you with the utmost graceful, caring + unique experience I could possibly give you. Every portrait session, every wedding, I treat these as if they were my own. I promise to give you the confidence you thought you didn’t have, the warmest feeling being with your family, and the empowerment of your story, YOUR journey through authentic photographs & experiences during your time with me.
6 Hour coverage
8 Hour coverage
10 Hour coverage
From our first consultation to the delivery of your photos & custom USB & display box, I treat your most special day as if it were my own. I'm not just your photographer - I'm ya girl for extra bobby pins + the one who will get you a coffee (or a glass of bubbly). You deserve to feel your most absolute best on your wedding day + my goal as your photographer is to give you the most personal connection & experience to have + remember years after you say "I do".
3 Hours | 120 High resolution images | 3 wardrobes | 2-3 Locations
2 Hours | 75 High resolution images | 2 wardrobes | 1-2 Locations
1 Hour | 35 High resolution images | 1 wardrobe | 1 Location
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Although I am based in the Fredericksburg, Virginia area until the end of 2019, I am available for travel. If you are located within Richmond, Hampton Roads (Norfolk, Hampton, Virginia Beach, Suffolk, etc), Charlottesville, or another town within Virginia or North Carolina, PLEASE don't hesitate to contact me! I absolutely LOVE to travel. RIght now, I am solo parenting along with some amazing help with family- so although I am not available cross country or internationally, I can definitely do a small road trip to make your authentic vision happen! A travel free will be required based upon location.
I am a full blown Nikon gal. I photograph with a full frame Nikon d750. My 50mm lens is almost ALWAYS on my camera except for special occasions like weddings. For weddings I currently photograph with a small variety of prime lenses in order to capture the details, emotions, the romantic & fun portraits, the cake, and alllll the dancing you'll be doing to celebrate continuously & with consistency
YES! Absolutely. Every client receives their images in an online private gallery. After your session, you'll receive a little sneak peak of your images, and will receive your full gallery within two weeks of your session date. Although I have a pretty quick 1-4 day turn around time, I allow 2 weeks depending on the amount of sessions and season it is during the time of year. BUT - after you receive your gallery, you are able to share to social media, create a list of your favorite images, and the best part - order and receive high quality professional photographic prints from a high quality professional lab. Straight to your doorstep.
In order to make it official like a whistle, for portraits and branding sessions, a 50% nonrefundable retainer along with a signed contract is required to secure your session date and time slot. The remaining balance of your total is due the day of your session. If balance is not paid in full by the day of your session, no images, digital products, or tangible products will be given to client until balance is paid in full. For wedding clients: a 50% retainer is due at the time of booking along with a signed contract. The remaining balance is due ONE month prior to your wedding date. This is to ensure LESS stress on my wedding clients by eliminating one more thing off your to - do list. The last thing I want you to worry about so close to your wedding day is paying an invoice!
I've worked hard over the last couple of months to perfect the currently style I have now. My style is considered a little moody, with golden tones & vibrant color. I'm all about creating authentic moments that are true to your family, yourself and the way you naturally are. Aside from weddings during group formals & photographs, my posing style is very relaxed, momentarily real & documented. My ultimate goal is for you to be comfortable, confident & to have fun and be yourself during your session! i'm never the person that photographs by saying "stand here, arm here, LOOK & smile!" - I bring out natural emotion and real moments while giving a LITTLE bit of unposed direction along the way to keep your session relaxed & comfortable.
YES. AND YES. I am a legal business owner registered in the state of Virginia and the county of Spotsylvania, Virginia. Because I am a legally operating business with taxes due, professional business expenses and so on, I am legally required to charge 5.3% tax on all tangible products as per the county of Spotsylvania, Virginia. There will be no exemptions to this unless you are a place of business that is tax exempt. In this case, proof of tax exemption must be provided in order to be exempt.
Christina & Miguel, 2018
Jazmin & Nathan
"Not only does she go above and beyond as a photographer, but she creates a personal connection with you as well."
Angie & Andrew
"She is what you call an absolute professional.But such a kind, fun filled person & that definitely shows in her pictures."
Rachel & Jimmie
"Would highly recommend April Marie Photography! April is so professional and has a great eye for the most beautiful shots. She listens to what you want and makes it happen."
AMber & Chris
"With her expertise and direction, we had a great time and got to express genuine joy. She was able to capture and inspire honest moments of affection and joy and for that I'll be forever grateful. Thank you so much April! You are truly the best by far."