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A & A engagement | Bon Air Park | Arlington, VA

A & A are married and they got kids and they seem to be loving life. But they’re engaged again anyway. Cuz. It’s pretty great. And when you’re engaged, you do engagement photos, obviously. So we did. In Bon Air Park, which still had tons of fall foliage going on.

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These two are so goofy and hilarious. We worked on three movie references during this photo shoot. This is The Notebook. Right?!

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Not pictured: Dirty Dancing, whereby I made them go down to the creek and try to dance on a log. I underestimated the difficulty of that maneuver. You’re also missing the Reservoir Dogs take we did with the fam. I’m probably going to use it for all family sessions from now on. Also, imagine me attempting to explain how to do Reservoir Dogs without using the word “badass” (because of swearing). I always bring the awkward.

Shiva & Julien | National Mall engagement photos | Washington D.C.

Shiva and Julien are all about compromise. He loves the big city and she wants wide open spaces. So they’re doing two sets of engagement photos – one here in D.C. and another back home. We’re not much for mountains in this area, but we can rock the big city for sure. The three of us strolled the National Mall in search of architecture, glass and urbanity in all its forms. The Mall, as always, did not disappoint.

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We pretended for just a few minutes that it was super nasty cold out.

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The never-disappointing light tunnel of happy sparkliness.

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And some of the art is back at the National Gallery! We did a couple moody weird ones. Weird is good. Who doesn’t like weird?

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Congratulations you guys!

Holly & Justin | Great Falls wedding shoot photographs | Virginia

Holly and Justin celebrated their first wedding anniversary with – me! Ok, they had a real celebration and all, but exactly one year before we met up, they tied the knot in Virginia. The newlyweds and Pumpkin, their adorable tiny dog, and I met up on the first of what has turned out to be many frigid days. It was a lot of “jacket off!” click click click “jacket on!”

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For those of you who are uninitiated, the Great Falls are indeed very great. I was also quite proud of my fellow DMV-area folks. It was damn cold that day but the park was packed to the gills with folks hiking and doing whatever else it is people do at parks. We also saw two other photographers doing portrait sessions. What can you do!

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Most of the trees had given up the ghost, but we found a good one.