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Ciao Bella Celebrations

Wedding Photographer
Main Office Location:
30 North 5th Street
Warrenton, Virginia 20186
Contact: Mona & Dan McLinden
Phone: 540/349-0035
Service Area:

Northern Virginia and the Virginia Piedmont region, including the following counties: Arlington, Culpeper, Fairfax, Fauquier, Frederick, City of Fredericksburg, Loudoun, Page, Prince William, Rappahannock, Stafford, Warren, and Washington, D.C.

Ciao Bella Celebrations will consider work outside of their coverage area on a limited basis.

Special Offer or Discount

Mention Here Comes The Guide when booking Ciao Bella Celebrations and receive a free 16x20 gallery canvas wrap and two-dozen photo Thank You cards!

Services Offered

Mona and Dan are a husband-and-wife wedding photography team offering professional photography and superior service at affordable rates. And really, what more could you ask for? Ciao Bella Celebrations offers an unmatched array of services to accommodate weddings of any size, budget or style. They make couples feel incredibly comfortable with their wealth of wedding experience and friendly personalities. They have an eye for great expression and for those perfect candid moments, and will capture the spirit and emotion of your wedding day on film.

Ciao Bella Celebrations offers complete wedding photography coverage starting at $1695 that includes:

  • Two wedding photographers
  • Traditional/posed and candid photography
  • Early arrival for “getting ready” and pre-ceremony guest shots
  • Full usage rights to your finished images, so you can print and share as you wish!
  • Online viewing and downloading of photo galleries

They also offer the following services to help you create a one-of-a-kind wedding experience:

  • Trolley transportation
  • Wedding Officiant and planning/consultation services
  • All-inclusive packages for elopements and intimate weddings
  • Partnerships with local wedding vendors to offer special “Twosome Deals” when you book with both


Questions and Answers

Tell us about your company name.

Ramona spent her high school years in Italy and "Ciao Bella!" was a common greeting there. We love the friendliness and warmth it conveys, and the translation "Hello Beautiful!" is exactly what we want our customers to "hear" when they and the people they care about see our photography or use our services.

Why should someone hire you?

Our track record is a source of pride for us, and reassurance for our customers. We enter our 13th season of wedding photography having worked with more than 300 couples to help capture and preserve their special moments, and we have the experience and understanding to handle almost any situation that might come up. We show complete finished wedding galleries on our site and during consultations to make sure that our couples know just what to expect when they choose us.

What are the common misconceptions about your services?

That we are simply a lower-priced alternative to other professional wedding photographers. Our pricing is very competitive but we maintain the highest quality standards for our photography and services. Here is what a recent bride we were unable to reach in time had to say: "I looked through your gallery and I am absolutely in love with your wedding pictures. Unfortunately, I already booked a photographer for the wedding. I wish I would have seen your photos prior because they are exactly what I would love my pictures to look like."

What is the best advice you give a couple when planning their wedding?

Don't worry as to whether or not your wedding is "blog-worthy."

What makes a wedding memorable for you?

Any time we help to bring out and capture a real and loving moment between people, it becomes a part of our memories as much as theirs. Every wedding, from the smallest elopement to the most lavish affair, has moments worth celebrating and preserving.

Ciao Bella Celebrations Covers These Areas:

  • Virginia
    • Northern Virginia
  • Washington, D.C.
  • And other areas by special arrangement.
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This is a list of the areas that Ciao Bella Celebrations normally serves. However, be sure to ask them if they'll be able to work at your particular location.

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