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Jenny & Edmund | Georgetown engagement photography | Washington, DC

Jenny and Edmund are getting married next month at the serene and lovely Meadowlark Gardens. But for their engagement session, we wanted to take it to Georgetown to get a city vibe. We were “rained out” (and by rained out, of course I mean the weather turned totally beautiful that evening after dire predictions all week), so a freak cell that popped up as we headed into the city scared us a bit – but it cleared right up just as they arrived. The sun even came out some to play.

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I really enjoy working in Georgetown. It’s got such variety – Key Bridge, canals, graffiti, cutesy cobblestone streets and adorable little alleyways and houses.

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Jenny told me she learned English partially by watching How I Met Your Mother – hence the yellow umbrella. The more I thought about it, the more difficult that seems – the show is all puns! Some people are cut out for this learning-other-languages thing.

Jackie & Mike | Dinosaur Land engagement photos | White Post, Virginia

Children, never give up on your dreams because you never know when they might come true. One of mine did recently: photograph an engagement session at Dinosaur Land. Jackie wrote me asking if I might “be interested” in photographing her and Mike at the prehistoric forest way out in the country, filled with awesomely campy giant fiberglass dinosaurs from the 60s. Um, shit yes I was. So we made it happen. And it was glorious.

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Nothing says love quite like a giant bug-eyed octopus.

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Ok, not gonna lie. This shoot was actually really challenging. It was hard to avoid cheese. So we just pretty much went full-on dorktastic. It was mega-fun.

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And a few nice ones, gotta do it.

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The whole place is all dinosaurs except for King Kong, inexplicably towering over everything.

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Amy & Matt | Arlington intimate wedding | Virginia

Amy and Matt got married on a beautiful day last week after having planned their wedding for just a handful of days (not that you can remotely tell). This wedding completed the trifecta for me – I finally photographed a wedding conducted by the third lawyer in Arlington who performs them. Even better, lawyer #3 holds them in a lovely courtyard in-between all the office and apartment buildings! Afterward, we rolled on down to the Netherlands Carillon / Iwo Jima Memorial for iconic views, “urban” scenes and even one in the “deep woods.” Amy and Matt:

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We started in a pretty little courtyard to the side of the lawyer’s office building.

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There were even canine guests.

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Then we hopped in some cars and rolled on down to the Iwo Jima Memorial and Netherlands Carillon. It’s a good spot for after Arlington intimate weddings because there’s lots of pretty trees and such and also an unexpected but lovely view of not one but two memorials!