the vinluans

Welcome friends, This is us!


Hello Bride-to-be! This is such an exciting time for you! We are Jake & Jennifer Vinluan and we’re a husband and wife team that make up Vinluan Photography! We’re so excited that you found us and because we believe that getting to know our clients is the #1 way to ensure an awesome experience, we’d love to tell you a little about us! Here are a few things you should know!

-We’ve been married since 5.28.11 (Best. Day. Ever.)
-We have two children, a boy, Jenson, and a girl Juliet (and they are gorgeous, REALLY!)
-Jake & Jennifer are both slightly obsessed with working out.   
-Jennifer is the lead photographer, email writer, blogger and editor!
-We shoot 20-25 weddings annually. 
-We love creating beautiful images, but more importantly, we love serving couples on one of the greatest days of their lives. 

Our story

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Jake was turning 29 and I racked my brain on what to get him. We were newly married, so I decided to go big on the gift. I got him his first Canon Rebel and was so excited about it. I could not wait for him to open it. 

Shortly after his mother asked us to take photos at an 80th birthday party. We blindly said, “sure, why not!” After the party, the client handed us $200 for taking photos, we looked at each other and said, “cha ching!” That was probably the easiest $200 we had ever made and we had fun doing it, too. With our little Canon Rebels and kit lenses (that we didn't know how to work), we threw our camera’s in “auto mode” and hit the clicker as many times as we could. To our surprise, the client was so happy with the photos. Little did we know that this little birthday party would be the birth of something incredible; the birth of “Vinluan Photography!”

Unfortunately, the road to where we are today wasn’t as easy as that first birthday party. There were LOTS of sleepless nights and hours and hours of learning how to do photography…from the camera side, to the lighting, to the posing, and the editing. There were also awesome mentors who spoke hard truths that pushed us to be better and dig deeper and there was the drive of excellence deep within that pushed us and continues to thrust us to grow. We are constantly growing, constantly learning, constantly perfecting ourselves and our photography. And we are far more passionate about creating something beautiful for our clients than we were at the little birthday party. I was actually walking in to photograph a wedding a few weeks ago and felt so much joy on the inside because I was so excited to be there to be a part of that bride’s day.   

We hope that as you explore our website, Facebook, or Instagram you will see our heart and our passion in the beautiful images we create for our clients. We actually asked our friends and clients to help us by submitting verbs that describe us and our photography. The response was overwhelming, but what we heard the most was friendly, fun, amazing, timeless, creative, elegant, personal, passionate, and understanding. 

“Your moment will be flawless, your memories will be timeless, your experience will be intimate, you will have so much fun, but after all…your love will remain!” 


Yes! Every image we provide you is fully edited.  

Do you edit every image?

Yes, we sure can! And most of our clients do. The packages you see listed on page 13 of our Wedding Guide are cooker cutter packages. We can tailor packages to meet your specific needs and budget.

We don’t see a package that will work for us, can you adjust a package that better suits our needs?

frequently asked questions

How long until I receive my wedding images?

We give a 4-8 week turn-a-round time period, but pride ourselves in a much faster turn-a-round.

Is an Engagement Session included?

With most of our packages, YES! The Engagement session is a crucial part of the experience that we offer our couples! It is a time for us to get to know you and you us! 

Do you work with a second photographer?

YES! And the best part is, he's my husband! We're a husband and wife team. If he is hired to do videography, then we have trusted second shooters join us.

How many weddings do you photograph per year?

We are currently only photographing 20-25 weddings, engagements and a select number of general sessions per year. We believe to give you the best quality this is a good number to stay at. 

How many images do we get?

We photograph from 80-100 images per hour, but we promise 600 plus for weddings 6 hours and over. So, depending on how many hours you choose determines how many images you will receive.

Do you travel for destination weddings?

Yes! Yes! and Yes! We LOVE traveling and when we get the opportunity to travel and shoot a wedding at the same time, we're in heaven






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wedding and portrait photography

Virginia beach, va