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Accolade Tuesday | Exposed DC & Feature on Capitol Romance

Yesterday was a pretty big day for us over here at Amber Wilkie Photography. And by we, I just mean me, because there’s no one else. Forgive me for all the tooting of my own horn (it’s marketing and it’s why I have a blog!). First up, I’m very proud to announce that one of my images was chosen for this year’s Exposed DC contest. It’s especially nice because it is a wedding image entered into a street photography contest. Many thanks to Erin and Chris who were such lovely models / clients!

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And it wouldn’t be Accolade Tuesday without a second nod – this one from Capitol Romance, who featured Heather and Pedro‘s wedding yesterday. Many thanks, as always, to Bree for providing such awesome inspiration for DC-area couples. And also to Heather and Pedro, who had such a baller wedding and for Heather’s many words. She outlines where *all* of her awesome DIY and other details came from. It’s well worth a peek.

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Personal: #AmberWilkiePhotowalks | Exploring my city

This week, I worked on two of my goals for the year: meeting more photographers and taking more personal photos. Because I’m both impulsive and a natural leader (that is, I just like bossing people around and I’m always the one that says “well, I’ll do it”. Also, after doing some feminist reading recently, I feel the need to own the phrase “leader” instead of putting something more gentle and unobtrusive like “outgoing”. And I just wanted a third thing in these brackets), I just threw a photo walk on one of the local photographer calendars.washington-dc-photowalk-12

We started at the Lincoln and just walked around, enjoying this fair city we live in. Afterwards, we had beers. Photowalks are always better when there are beers at the end.

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The pond at Constitution Gardens is frozen solid a good 20 feet in. I’d say the ice was at least four inches deep. No one else would stand on it with me.

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Personal: Ceramics work | A little cross-promotion | Alexandria, Virginia

In the past three months, I have made approximately five gazillion mugs. It started off with handles, see. I have been doing ceramics for about two years now, with varying degrees of intensity (mostly depending on the season). This session, I decided I needed to get square with handles. And jeesh, did I ever. In the process, I made these gazillion mugs. And I’ll be selling them! You should come buy some. You know, in case photography isn’t your thing.

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Here’s the details:

My ceramics studio is hosting a Christmas show and sale this weekend. There’s a big party on Friday from 6-9 with free food and drink (if you come early), a live band and lots of other fun stuff. George and I went last year and it was actually really great. In addition, students and associates from the ceramics and jewelry departments of the school will be selling their wares. Come buy from local artisans (and people like me)! It’s at 305 Madison Street, Alexandria, VA. If you can’t make it on Friday, the sale will be going on all weekend.

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