Jen Fariello Photography

Wedding Planner
Wedding Photographer
Wedding Caterer
Wedding Floral Designer
Wedding Tents & Rentals
Charlottesville, VA
Preferred Vendor

Award-Winning Charlottesville Wedding Photography

Jen Fariello Photography is an award-winning lifestyle and wedding photography studio specializing in fine art wedding images and portraits. Since opening her Charlottesville studio in 1996, Jen's work has been featured in acclaimed publications such as People, Rolling Stone and Southern Weddings and is often described as artistic and classic.
The seasoned Charlottesville wedding photographer puts the camera-shy at ease with her warm, gentle approach and peaceful presence. Through portraits, candids and artful angles, she captures every moment of the day and night and brings top-level professional service to your event. Jen is your partner every step of the way, hosting planning sessions and executing your vision in true, focused style.
An artist and visionary, Jen goes above and beyond to secure that split second in time when a single tear rolls down a cheek, a flower girl giggles or a grandmother’s knowing smile reflects in a window. Jen leans into your celebration theme and tone to cultivate a wedding photo album you and your family will hold dear for generations to come.

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Real Talk with

Wedding Photographer Jen Fariello

The best weddings are…

personal and meaningful. A cake inspired by their grandmother’s wedding. The bouquet with flowers plucked from their mother’s garden. When their sister drew the monogram on the wedding program. Seeing the thought that went into every detail means so much.

My biggest piece of advice is…

invest in photography and plan your timeline with your wedding photographer. The fastest way to ruin a wedding day is to feel rushed or pressured or lose daylight or time. Wedding planners know to coordinate with the photographer — we talk about the day well in advance, go over and approve everything beforehand.

I always have…

film, backup cameras and extra boots. I’ll walk through water, mud, do anything it takes to get the shot.

The shot I love to get is…

anything at sunset.

My favorite camera is...

Contax medium format film camera — It’s just beautiful. You manually focus, so you’re really composing and framing; it takes you back to the real art of photography.

My favorite special wedding moment is...

One of my favorite weddings was where the groom was Dutch and they had these adorable matching bicycles they used for their getaway shot. It was a sweet nod to his heritage and the photos were wildly popular because they were so cute, personal, fun and organic. It’s important to make your props personal.


I have a purist aesthetic to capturing a wedding. I’m an art major. To me, it’s about the pure raw essence of capturing what’s in front of me.

Charlottesville Wedding Photographer Jen Fariello


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