Alina Thomas Photography

Alina Thomas Photography Northern Virginia Wedding Photographer based in Leesburg, Virginia specializing in luxury weddings in the D.C. area and beyond.

Daydreaming about creamy skin tones and clean, vibrant colors all over your Instagram feed?! 😍My Bright & Clean Lightroo...
01/22/2020

Daydreaming about creamy skin tones and clean, vibrant colors all over your Instagram feed?! 😍

My Bright & Clean Lightroom Presets are made to help you easily achieve that aesthetic. Click here to check them out: https://www.alinathomas.com/presets/

Not much can get me out of bed on Saturday mornings (that is except if it’s a wedding day). 😉I’ll get up for my amazing ...
01/22/2020

Not much can get me out of bed on Saturday mornings (that is except if it’s a wedding day). 😉

I’ll get up for my amazing couples any weekend, rain or shine. Speaking of which, I’m over the moon excited about this year’s wedding season! We have some incredible weddings lined up and our calendar is almost full (even though the new year just started!!).

So, if you’re interested in seeing if we’re still available on your wedding day, make sure to reach out to us as soon as possible. We’re only taking two more weddings this year. Excited to see if that will be YOU! :)

How do you push through on the hard days? Whenever I feel stuck in my business, I like to read or listen to a podcast ep...
01/21/2020

How do you push through on the hard days? Whenever I feel stuck in my business, I like to read or listen to a podcast episode. What does the trick for you when you hit a wall in your business?

Can I share an embarrassing secret? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀When I first started out as a photographer, I thought that I could figure t...
01/20/2020

Can I share an embarrassing secret?
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When I first started out as a photographer, I thought that I could figure things out by myself in no time! I would spend countless hours googling all the things and watching every single free class I could.
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Looking back, I wish I could take all that time back because… you know what? People didn’t even want my FREE pictures when I started out. Yes, that was a hard lesson to learn!
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Do you know what shed a little bit of light on it? Going to workshops, meeting other photographers who have become dear friends over the years, and getting connected to a mentor. It was scary at first, but I was able to learn so much more in half the time I did trying to figure things out on my own.
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Today, I want to give back. How can I help you today? Send me a DM and let’s chat!

Here’s something you might not have known about me. I love reading personal development books as my bed time routine. Wh...
01/19/2020

Here’s something you might not have known about me. I love reading personal development books as my bed time routine. When I read, I cuddle up in bed and read until I basically fall asleep. To me, reading is one of the best ways to relax before bed and avoid scrolling on social media instead. Tell me, what are you reading right now?

Daydreaming about creamy skin tones and clean, vibrant colors all over your Instagram feed?! 😍My Bright & Clean Lightroo...
01/18/2020

Daydreaming about creamy skin tones and clean, vibrant colors all over your Instagram feed?! 😍

My Bright & Clean Lightroom Presets are made to help you easily achieve that aesthetic. Click here to check them out: https://www.alinathomas.com/presets/

Are you looking for a photographer that can put you at ease right away and understands you? Do you want someone that can...
01/18/2020

Are you looking for a photographer that can put you at ease right away and understands you? Do you want someone that can keep you on schedule on your wedding day, and make you feel comfortable throughout each step? And above all, do you want someone that can achieve natural and fun poses that don’t look forced or awkward? If your answer was YES to these questions, I would absolutely LOVE to chat about photographing your wedding day!!

You know those people you instantly connect with and feel like they are your new best friends?! Theresa and Bill are tha...
01/17/2020

You know those people you instantly connect with and feel like they are your new best friends?! Theresa and Bill are that kind of couple. Their engagement session was out of this world gorgeous and we laughed until our cheeks hurt. More pictures coming soon!

Be sure to check out a few sneak-peeks from their beautiful session on the blog today! Click here to see more: https://alinathomas.com/blog

We are updating our testimonial page on the website this week and I realized that I receive the KINDEST words from my co...
01/17/2020

We are updating our testimonial page on the website this week and I realized that I receive the KINDEST words from my couples. Here’s what Leah had to say about working with us:
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"OH MY GOSH!!! Alina, these photos are amazing!! Thank you so much!!! ♥️♥️♥️♥️ You and your husband were such a pleasure to work with and I’m so thankful that you were the one who took our pics on our special day. I’ll always remember you. ♥️"
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I’m seriously bursting with joy! It’s couples like Leah and Matthias that keep me going! 🤩

My favorite vacation is still the family trip we took to Cancun two years ago. The long beach walks, the quiet hammock s...
01/16/2020

My favorite vacation is still the family trip we took to Cancun two years ago. The long beach walks, the quiet hammock sleeps, the delicious food… ahh it makes me wanna go back just thinking about it! We always plan one big family vacation each year and we’re starting to think about this year’s. What is your absolute favorite vacation you’ve ever been on?

3 Easy Ways to Promote Your Blog PostsHow would you like to get more sets of eyes on your work? Just because you blog a ...
01/15/2020

3 Easy Ways to Promote Your Blog Posts

How would you like to get more sets of eyes on your work? Just because you blog a session once, it doesn’t mean that you can’t promote it multiple times.

You likely already know that not everybody is seeing everything you ever post, which is why I want to give you a few ideas on how to promote your blog posts in different ways to get momentum…

…starting TODAY!

Tip 1: Facebook Notes

You can think of Facebook Notes as “blog posts on Facebook”. So, instead of pointing people to go to your website to read more about a session or wedding, you can bring your blog post to Facebook and create more engagement directly on this platform. With Facebook Notes, you can create a title, choose a cover photo, and add pictures to the body of the post.

Here’s an example of a Facebook Note: https://www.facebook.com/notes/alina-thomas-photography/beach-engagement-photos-in-virginia-tyler-evan/2433191543454867/

*Tip 2 coming tomorrow.

Do you use Facebook Notes? Why? Why not?

Do you know what the best thing about working with us is? You may think it’s the beautiful wedding photos (they wouldn’t...
01/15/2020

Do you know what the best thing about working with us is? You may think it’s the beautiful wedding photos (they wouldn’t be possible without our amazingly good-looking couples), but most of our brides and grooms say the cherry on top is the individualized attention they receive during the planning process and the fact that they get to enjoy all of their wedding photos on their ONE WEEK anniversary. They love it so much, it almost counts as MULTIPLE cherries on top of our overflowing sundae. Do you have any questions about our booking process? Send me a DM and let’s chat. :)

Do you know what the best thing about working with us is? You may think it’s the beautiful wedding photos (they wouldn’t...
01/15/2020

Do you know what the best thing about working with us is? You may think it’s the beautiful wedding photos (they wouldn’t be possible without our amazingly good-looking couples), but most of our brides and grooms say the cherry on top is the individualized attention they receive during the planning process and the fact that they get to enjoy all of their wedding photos on their ONE WEEK anniversary. They love it so much, it almost counts as MULTIPLE cherries on top of our overflowing sundae. Do you have any questions about our booking process? Send me a DM and let’s chat. :)

You know those people you instantly connect with and feel like they are your new best friends?! Theresa and Bill are tha...
01/15/2020

You know those people you instantly connect with and feel like they are your new best friends?! Theresa and Bill are that kind of couple. Their engagement session was out of this world gorgeous and we laughed until our cheeks hurt. More pictures coming soon!

Be sure to check out a few sneak-peeks from their beautiful session on the blog today! Click here to see more: https://alinathomas.com/blog

When weddings, engagement sessions, and trips out of town start to pile up, I find myself in desperate need to streamlin...
01/14/2020

When weddings, engagement sessions, and trips out of town start to pile up, I find myself in desperate need to streamline. Which is why I’m SO happy I found @honeybook. I used to write everything down on paper and cross things out as I completed a step. But it got really messy really quick. With Honeybook, I have created a workflow and get reminders with everything that I need to do for each client exactly when it needs to happen. No more searching through emails to see if a questionnaire got sent, or if I still have to send reminders about this and that. With Honeybook, I know exactly what step in the process each of my clients are at. And guess what? As a Honeybook educator, I get to extend 50% off your first year of using the platform. Sweet, right?! If you’re ready to leave the headache behind, and start streamlining your workflow, click here to try it out: http://share.honeybook.com/alina

Do you think this charcuterie looks as tempting as I do? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Blue Water Kitchen’s food looks as good as it tastes, n...
01/13/2020

Do you think this charcuterie looks as tempting as I do?
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Blue Water Kitchen’s food looks as good as it tastes, no joke!
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So if you’re looking for a farm-to-table catering company for your big day, I highly recommend that you reach out to them.
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Also, the team behind Bluewater Kitchen is amazingly kind and sweet. If you want to have your guests talking about how amazing your wedding food was, you have to book Christina and Michael for your big day.
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If you want to see some photos of the incredible meals they prepared for us during a photography workshop, you can find them on my blog.

www.alinathomas.com/blog

Who’s down for some fun and games?! 🙋🏻‍♀️⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Since we got a little bit of snow this week, I was wondering: if you f...
01/12/2020

Who’s down for some fun and games?! 🙋🏻‍♀️
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Since we got a little bit of snow this week, I was wondering: if you found yourself entirely snowed in this week, how would you pass the time?
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I think I’d most likely stick my nose in a book and read all day, or binge watch a Netflix series with my hubs. We’re really into Manifest right now. What about you?

Can we just take a second and swoon over Theresa’s gorgeous dress?! Not only are my clients classy, but they certainly h...
01/11/2020

Can we just take a second and swoon over Theresa’s gorgeous dress?! Not only are my clients classy, but they certainly have the most impeccable tase when it comes to choosing their outfits. In case you missed it yesterday, Bill and Theresa’s engagement session hit the blog! www.alinathomas.com/blog

You know those people you instantly connect with and feel like they are your new best friends?! Theresa and Bill are tha...
01/10/2020

You know those people you instantly connect with and feel like they are your new best friends?! Theresa and Bill are that kind of couple. Their engagement session was out of this world gorgeous and we laughed until our cheeks hurt. More pictures coming soon!

Be sure to check out a few sneak-peeks from their beautiful session on the blog today! Click here to see more: https://alinathomas.com/blog

Happy Friday, friends, both new and old! In case we haven’t met before, I am Alina, and in addition to being a wedding p...
01/10/2020

Happy Friday, friends, both new and old! In case we haven’t met before, I am Alina, and in addition to being a wedding photographer, I’m also a mom of two. For this reason, I always have crayons laying around every corner of the house. When it comes to work though, I couldn’t get by without my trusted camera and laptop. What’s one thing you need and use every day in your business?

This will forever be one of my favorite wedding photos I have ever taken!! This was such a perfect unscripted moment!! I...
01/09/2020

This will forever be one of my favorite wedding photos I have ever taken!! This was such a perfect unscripted moment!! It makes me smile every time I see it. 😁

It’s a good thing you’re casually scrolling through your phone right now, because this week on my blog I’m outlining my ...
01/08/2020

It’s a good thing you’re casually scrolling through your phone right now, because this week on my blog I’m outlining my step-by-step process for how I schedule 30 DAYS worth of photos for social media in 30 MINUTES. Go check it out and then come back here to let me know what you think! :)

Double tap if you want to see more behind-the-scene shots from the beautiful weddings I get to photograph! I can take ev...
01/07/2020

Double tap if you want to see more behind-the-scene shots from the beautiful weddings I get to photograph! I can take even the most crowded location and make it look like the most beautiful spot on the property. :)

This has to be one of the prettiest rings I have ever photographed! 🤩Natasha and Victor’s wedding at The Woodlands at Al...
01/06/2020

This has to be one of the prettiest rings I have ever photographed! 🤩

Natasha and Victor’s wedding at The Woodlands at Algonkian was absolutely incredible! Every detail was so perfectly delicate and timeless. 💕

For a whole lot of pretty, head over to my website to check out my most recent weddings!

Tomorrow we are getting back to our normal routine and schedule. I took 3 weeks off work around the holiday season, the ...
01/06/2020

Tomorrow we are getting back to our normal routine and schedule. I took 3 weeks off work around the holiday season, the longest I have ever been away from my computer and not working. But tomorrow, we will start to slowly transition back into our usual everyday life. Who is going back to work tomorrow?🙋🏻‍♀️

I’m a mom of two who also runs a photography business. While my days may be hectic at times, I love that I’m able to wor...
01/04/2020

I’m a mom of two who also runs a photography business. While my days may be hectic at times, I love that I’m able to work from home and not miss any of the milestones in my kids’ lives. Other perks may including wearing sweatpants all day long, taking “just because” online shopping breaks in the middle of the day, or planning spontaneous family vacations. Speaking of which, where should we go next? Do you have any good suggestions for a family of 4? Let me know in the comments below.

I can’t believe I’m walking into my 7th year as a wedding photographer!💍It feels like only yesterday I picked up my came...
01/04/2020

I can’t believe I’m walking into my 7th year as a wedding photographer!
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It feels like only yesterday I picked up my camera for the first time and started setting up styled shoots to practice taking pictures with a DSLR.
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Now I’m entrusted with documenting some of the most important days in my couples’ lives... but taking pretty pictures is only the beginning!
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The real passions behind my work are the beautiful, unforgettable memories my clients get to experience all over again through the work I create for them and witnessing the support of family and friends who come together to celebrate the beginning of a new marriage.
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THAT’S what gets me out of bed in the morning! There’s no feeling like watching a sweet bride’s face light up as she flips through her heirloom wedding album for the first time and relives the most precious moments of her wedding day!

I don’t know how long you’ve been following along my journey, but I want to say welcome! And thank you for being here! I...
01/02/2020

I don’t know how long you’ve been following along my journey, but I want to say welcome! And thank you for being here! I really appreciate your support, likes, comments, and messages.
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I’m Alina, and I am a wedding photographer and educator based out of Northern Virginia. I’m best known for my photography work, but over the past couple of years, I’ve also helped other photographers grow and scale their photography businesses.
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If you’re new here, make sure to join me inside my free photography membership. Click here to check it out: https://alinathomas.thinkific.com/courses/atp-education-membership

Can’t wait to meet you!

Each new year feels like a fresh new start — a chance to start over,  try new things, and make new resolutions. And on t...
01/01/2020

Each new year feels like a fresh new start — a chance to start over, try new things, and make new resolutions. And on that note, I am really excited to share even more on what is going on behind the scenes in our business this year. What are you most excited about in 2020?

As I’m closing out 2019, I can’t help but think about all the beautiful weddings I photographed this year. I can hardly ...
12/31/2019

As I’m closing out 2019, I can’t help but think about all the beautiful weddings I photographed this year. I can hardly believe that my seventh wedding season has come to an end. I’m beyond excited to see what 2020 has in store though!

It’s become a tradition for me to give you a behind-the-scenes peek at how my year went. So, every year I write a year in review blog post as my very last blog post for the year. This year is no different! I can’t wait to share with you all the new things I’ve experienced, as well as the bloopers along the way. Yes, there have been plenty of those as well!

Click here to see more: https://alinathomas.com/blog

There’s only one day left of 2019! In the past 12 months, I created and launched a course, three preset collections, and...
12/31/2019

There’s only one day left of 2019! In the past 12 months, I created and launched a course, three preset collections, and a social media caption bundle for wedding photographers. It goes without saying that it will be pretty hard to top all of that!
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I mean, who am I?! These are all things I’ve been putting off for years, but this year they became a reality.
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In 2020, I want to focus even more on my online programs for photographers. And just in case you didn’t know, I have a private Facebook group for photographers where I jump in daily and share quick photography tips! If you want to join us, just go to the link in my profile and request access. Can't wait to see you there! :)
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Happy New Year, friends!

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