Get Married at the Courthouse in Virginia with Photographs
Many couples choose to get married at the Winchester, Virginia courthouse because of how easy the process is. No appointment is necessary to obtain your marriage license, and all you need is money for the application fee along with proof of your identity in the form of a government-issued photo ID (driver’s license, passport) or a birth certificate written in English.
However one thing the court does NOT offer is a resident justice of the peace to perform on the spot marriages. So you are on your own to find a wedding officiant who is legally recognized by the state of Virginia to perform weddings. I am honored to be one of those individuals!
Wedding Officiant and Photographer in One Package
Serving the Commonwealth of Virginia as a court-appointed marriage commissioner since 2016, I have performed thousands of weddings for couples looking for a quick, simple marriage (330 in 2019 alone). One unique aspect I also offer you is my services as a professional photographer.
From 2009-2017 I operated a photography business dedicated to photographing large weddings all over the East Coast. I chose to transition that service into a wedding officiant / photographer combination service for couples in Virginia and the Winchester / Shenandoah Valley area (allowing me to be closer to my home while working).
Therefore not only can I legally marry you in a professional, short, and simple marriage ceremony…I can also provide you with photographs capturing the memory of your special day when you join together as one through marriage.
Variety of Wedding Officiant and Photography Packages
All couples have different expectations of what they want for their wedding day, and I offer several packages for you to choose from that fits your needs. Some options include:
- Simple, short, legal wedding ceremony at the Winchester, VA courthouse
- Mini 5-minute photography session outside the courthouse following your wedding
- Wedding ceremony at a scenic location with a 20 minute or 1 hour photography session
- Epic elopement wedding on a mountain top in the Shenandoah Valley with a photography session
- Private elopement marriage with photo session at my private residence in the woods (meet my pet pig Mary Piggins too!)
- Add-on services such as wedding announcement design and printing, notary services, and more
Visit my package pricing page for a full list of options I offer couples looking to get married in Virginia.
Get Married in Virginia Your Way
If you have an idea of how you want to get married in Virginia, I can help you make it happen. From getting your marriage license, to finding a location for your wedding, to filing your marriage paperwork and delivering your wedding photo package…I am here to make getting married simple and stress-free.
Fill out my contact form to get started, and I will be happy to help you plan an elopement or simple wedding in Virginia to begin your life together as a couple.