The Commoneer 2018-02-28T23:10:51+00:00


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MEET THE COMMONEER

Hi there! We’re Katie and Adam, a husband/wife/beagle (the beagle is very lazy, but very cute) team from the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia. We love this area so much, surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains and close to popular wedding destinations — Charlottesville, Richmond and Washington DC.

We photograph weddings for a living, but here’s the thing… we’re kind of anti-wedding wedding photographers. Don’t fret! Rest assured! We really love and are honored to do what we do, but it boils down to this: we’re tired of seeing a couple’s individual personality being taken away from their own wedding because of the idea of what weddings today “should be.” You know the photos you’ve pinned. They’re inspiring, absolutely. But don’t drag yourself down because you can’t afford that look. Don’t be someone you’re not just because you saw it in a magazine.

Take a step back. Think about your wedding day and what you envision with your friends all there, your family by your side, the most minute details like: do you see recyclable plates, or do you see stacks of vintage plates? Does it even matter to you? If it does, make it happen! If you could care less, choose less! At the end of the day, the details that matter are the ones that reflect YOU as a couple.

We’ve photographed many a wedding. I’d love to tell you about details that stuck out from the crowd without breaking the bank (you will be glad for that post-honeymoon savings) and what details mattered so much to my husband and I, and why we’re so glad we chose them.

The bottom line: we’re after couples who are in this for the real deal. Perhaps they have written their vows, they have planted the flowers for their bouquets, they have chosen their parent’s backyard to get married in. The best details are the ones crafted by friends and family. That’s the goodness we’re after.

Based in Harrisonburg, VA

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WHAT CLIENTS ARE RAVING ABOUT

Wow. Again, I don’t have words… These are incredible. You captured everything so beautifully–the ceremony, the reception, our friends and families. The warmth, fun, and–most of all the love of the day are so present in these–I’m just blown away.

-Harry C.

I’ve never had a photography experience as comfortable as this one. To see the photos afterwards, in the moments that were really about my life, gave me such pride. I loved every photo, but one of them catches me in a moment, and time, that I will forever treasure; it looks like how I view myself, in my favorite place to write–it doesn’t feel like a photographer was there; it felt as though a true moment was captured without my knowledge. Thanks so much!

-Angela C.

Katie was absolutely incredible! My hubby and I decided to elope in VA and wanted professional pictures to capture our moment. Katie made the whole experience easy and comfortable. I didn’t want typical wedding shots or poses. She captured exactly what I was asking for and more. Loved our experience and our photos!

-Samantha F.

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