I’m Natalie Jayne, an almost-always-barefoot fine art Virginia wedding photographer based in Richmond, and I’m so glad you’re here. I’m a hopeless romantic with a big smile and a big heart for capturing incredible couples across the globe. I believe in capturing relationships in a timeless, romantic way while still having those effortless moments of joy in between. I value experience in life more than anything else, so it’s important to me to have a great experience for my couples that are undeniably in love.
Fun fact: I am one of a small handful of Richmond, VA wedding photographers who is formally trained, as well as self-taught. Earning a BFA in Photography & film from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Arts.
When I’m not photographing weddings or working from a local coffee shop you can find me hiking in the Shenandoah Mountains, volunteering at a local animal shelter, dreaming up my next road trip, working toward my fitness goals, creating a new recipe in the kitchen, and traveling around the globe. I’m known best for my old soul and you can be sure that you’re going to get a big hug when we meet.
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YOU ARE FEARLESSLY IN LOVE AND YOU’RE NOT AFRAID TO SHOW IT
Touch is one of your biggest love languages
WE might BE THE
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Details make you excited, but you don’t get caught up in them
you appreciate the earth and it’s beauty and want your session to include nature
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I'm deeply and madly in love with my best friend, Brian.
The most genuine friend to everyone he knows. My sweetest soul, my forever dinner date -- always supportive, compassionate, empathetic, and the most hilarious travel buddy that I could ask for. I call him Bee. He is a pharmacist by day, but I think that he was born to teach. His old soul mixed with his gentle heart and outgoing personality, that fills my world with a lifetime of laughter, tear-jerking words, and awe-inspiring adventure, is irreplaceable.
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I grew up in a pocket-sized rural town in Virginia
I'm from a small rural town called King George. I grew up with horses, dogs, and chicken in a house across the street from from a peach tree farm where I would spend most of my time outdoors: camping, hiking, fishing, swimming in the river- you name it. I am so grateful for those experiences that taught me how to love the earth and everything it has to offer. I'm now living in Virginia's Capitol with twelve times the population of my hometown and while I adore Richmond, my heart still craves wide open skies with bright stars and breathing in fresh air.
I like to feel the warm sun on my face and the cool grass between my toes
If you saw me walking around on a warm Virginia day, I would most likely be heading outside with headphones in hand and a camera in the other. To me, nature is humbling, healing, and forgiving like nothing else. Watching the trees sway in the wind and feeling the grass between my toes. I often travel to national parks on the West Coast to see the mountains for that experience, because there is nothing in the world that grounds me like the view of miles of mountain tops and feeling like I'm part of a bigger picture.
I can’t go to an animal shelter without petting every single animal in the building.
You love animals?! I totally get it. I’m a HUGE animal lover. Aside from having two cats of my own (Jumby and Bumble), you can often find me at the animal control center in Richmond for no reason other than to make sure I love and pet every single animal. I currently donate a percentage of my proceeds to helping my local shelter. More on community service and how you can help Richmond Animal Control on their website!
What I truly believe in my heart...
When they push your hair behind your ear after a long day, give you the best laugh on a date, squeeze your hand a little tighter or snuggle you in close when you're falling asleep. The quiet moments when nothing else seems to matter, the high-spirited moments of joy, and everything in between. All the small moments that mean the entire world to you- they matter to me, too. I don't want to just know that you love one another, I want to capture that true essence of how you love one another. Because love is more than just some cheesy formula- it's wrapped up in thousands of moments that make up your story. I want to capture you. Joyous, adventuresome, romantic, you.
My timeline secrets to achieving the perfect wedding day. What makes wedding timelines run behind time and time again & how to avoid these common mistakes.
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