Monthly Archives: January 2010


This is our first encaustic wax piece creation.   It stands at 14″x14″.  This effort was created by Jason Keefer and Leah McDonald.   Jason met Leah last year at the Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) convention and trade show in Las Vegas.  Leah merges mixed media with photography, beeswax and oil pigments creating ethereal, dreamy and sometimes moody one-of-a-kind works of art.    I am so looking forward to meeting her and attending her workshop at WPPI in March.  She will also be displaying our work, which for that we are very honored.  Jason and I are also excited to now offer this service to our clients.



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sometimes a wind blows

and you and I


in love

and kiss


in a darkness

and the mysteries

of love

come clear

and dance

in light

in you

in me

and show

that we

are love

Julee Cruise

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Nathan + Christina: National City Christian Church, Wash DC/Meadowlark Gardens, Vienna, VA – January 16, 2010

Nathan and Christina held their ceremony at the majestic National City Christian Church in Washington DC.  This church is just so grand with it’s size and elaborate detailing.  So impressive!  Later, everyone arrived at the Meadowlark Botanical Gardens in Vienna, VA.  It was our first time shooting there in the winter.  Despite it being cold outside, the interior was warm, cozy and full of beautiful foliage.  The guests got to enjoy homemade red and white wines from a Maryland vineyard owned by Christina’s grandfather.  So neat!

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Jason Keefer Photography Awarded Bride’s Choice Award 2010!

Charlottesville, VA  –January 19, 2010 – WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding technology company, just announced Jason Keefer Photography, LLC, has been selected to receive the 2010 Bride’s Choice Awards™ for Wedding Photography!

The annual Bride’s Choice Awards™ recognizes and celebrates excellence in quality and service within the wedding industry, as determined by recent reviews and extensive surveys from over 500,000 newlyweds.

Jason Keefer Photography, LLC is among the top five percent of all vendors in the WeddingWire community, which includes over 100,000 wedding professionals across the US and Canada. Awards were given to winners across 19 different service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers.

“We are excited to recognize and honor the success of the top wedding professionals within the WeddingWire Community” said Timothy Chi, WeddingWire’s Chief Executive Officer. “The annual Bride’s Choice Awards™ program has given us the unique opportunity to highlight the best wedding professionals in each region as reviewed by brides and grooms who have utilized their services in the past year.”

We are happy to announce that Jason Keefer Photography, LLC is among the very best wedding photographers within the WeddingWire Network, which includes WeddingWire and Martha Stewart Weddings. We would like to thank our past newlyweds for nominating us for the 2010 Bride’s Choice Awards™.

For more information, please visit our WeddingWire Storefront today at

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Our Year’s End segment has been featured on the Charlottesville Wedding Blog!

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Hockensmith Family Studio Portraits

Jason and I remember meeting baby Layla for the first time at Artemis and Seth’s wedding last October in Tyson’s Corner.  I distinctly recall having to forcibly pull myself away from Layla from fear that I was taking too many pictures of her.  But…, I mean look at her.  Cute!! You just want to eat her up.  We were so thrilled to hear from the Hockensmith family.  We had actually scheduled a studio session in late December, but it was the weekend of the great snow.  The awesome two footer that had us trapped inside our home for 4 days.  Last week we all got together and had a little fun in house.  Mr. and Mrs. Hockensmith, if you ever need a babysitter, just call me.


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I met Anne and her family through my good friends Sara and Todd at their wedding two years ago.

This is Sara and Todd.  Kissing. Sara used to babysit Anne when she was little and living in Big Stone Gap, VA.  I was delighted to shoot her senior portraits.  Anne was such a great sport about having her picture taken the day after flying home from London.  Her glee club was asked to perform at the Westminster Cathedral!  Slightly jet lagged, but in great spirits, we strolled around her neighborhood taking in the pretty day.  What a sweetheart she is!  Here are a few snapshots…


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