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Sarah & Patrick | Woodend Wedding | Chevy Chase

Sarah and Patrick had a really lovely and down-to-earth ceremony at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Silver Spring and then a beautiful reception with killer light at Woodend Nature Sanctuary – one of my favorite venues in the area. There were approximately eight thousand fireflies in attendance.

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We started the day at the Hilton Garden Inn Silver Spring North with much makeup-ing and hair-ing and nail painting-ing.

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Sarah and Patrick chose to do a first look in his parents’ lovely back yard.

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Their church was very relaxed and welcoming.

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And the pastor did a fantastic job.

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Marriage accomplished, we headed over to Woodend for family pics, couple pics and much partying.

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As always, I love Woodend’s wall of stuffed birds. I was determined to photograph Sarah in front of the birds, as I normally only get the groom up in there. The lady at the desk provided very excellent motivation.

Personal: So Much Random Stuff

I haven’t done a personal post in ages. I get behind. It happens. Actually, I’ve just yesterday evening come back from a trip to Madrid and I leave next week for The Netherlands and England! I thought to myself: self, put up those Madrid photos before you get slammed with the next batch of travel photos. Except, I have three months’ worth of other crap from various travels and adventures that I haven’t posted. So instead of “hey, I just got back from Madrid!”, you get a bunch of random stuff. Enjoy!

In chronological order, just cuz:

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EJuly 11, 2014 - 11:29 am

Love these little glimpses into your life!

Sarah & Rob | Crystal City maternity session | Arlington

Sarah and Rob are having a baby and that’s rad. They live two steps from all these places we shot at in Crystal City – the kind of session I love doing – just wandering around their neighborhood. It’s especially nice to do for a maternity session, so baby-on-the-way can see where Mom and Dad hung out before they came along. Also, Crystal City is mad beautiful, if you take the time to look at it.

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Their pup Maggie is going to have to give up some attention soon enough.

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I kind of love the dog creeping on them.

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Congratulations, you guys!