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Marriage Equality: eff yes!

I keep restarting this paragraph. There are many things I feel about the Supreme Court’s decision yesterday. We’ve come so far and still have so very far to go. But today we get to celebrate – thrill at the rainbows appearing everywhere, including the White House. It was about damn time and the win is hard-earned and well-deserved, for LGBTQ Americans and straight Americans: we watched our country turn an important leaf yesterday.

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You’ve seen this, but I want it on my blog:

Jenny & Edmund | Meadowlark Botanical Gardens intimate wedding | Vienna, Virginia

Jenny and Edmund were married on a hot, bright summer day at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens in Vienna, Virginia. After some careful engineering of gazebo decorations, the site was ready for these two to tie that knot. We wrapped portraits juuuuust as the rain started to come down.

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Our heroes and some close friends came early to help change the gazebo from any-old gazebo to Jenny-and-Edmund’s gazebo.

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It was, honestly, mad warm, so we hit some flowering trees and some quick boardwalks and bridges before ducking back inside the – phew – air-conditioned main lodge. Somehow these two managed to pull off a subtle glow, when I’m sure I looked like a sweaty mess.

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Congratulations, guys!

Kelly & Mike | Washington DC photo shoot at the Lincoln Memorial with dogs

Kelly and Mike are blowing this joint soon, headed to the great state of Texas. But they love it here (because who wouldn’t?) so they wanted to capture a bit of the flavor of the town. Plus, fur babies. So we hit up a tiny local park you’ve never heard of and also one of the most visited sites in the entire country.

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Dogs are fun.

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We dropped off our canine pals at home, but stole a few quick snaps on Kelly and Mike’s adorable porch.

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Lincoln time! (And aside: I normally try to dissuade people from shooting here because of the crowds, but as long as you don’t mind a bunch of tourists in your photos, it’s actually a really nice place to be – getting on towards sunset. Earlier it’s way way bright.)

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