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Stu & Emily | Jefferson Memorial proposal photography | Washington, DC

We photographers get to view a lot of intimate moments for our clients: stolen glances at the altar, the smallest detail of how she wrinkles her nose when she's really laughing, maybe even a little skin in a boudoir session. But in April I photographed a moment I'd only seen once before: a proposal. (The once before was when my own husband flashed that ring.) It was, frankly, nerve-wracking, but in the end really special and a huge honor for me. Emily and Stu: © 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com In my opinion, the best option to get your proposal on camera is to do it at the end of a portrait session. She's got a reason to dress up and I've got a reason to be there with a big camera. So I met up with Emily and Stu looking super-dapper and adorable. There were still tons of trees blooming (don't you miss Spring already?) jefferson-memorial-engagement-session-washington-dc-1© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.comjefferson-memorial-engagement-session-washington-dc-7© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com I still believe I more or less got away with this one without arousing suspicion. © 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.comjefferson-memorial-engagement-session-washington-dc-11© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com One secret password of exchange, and Stu was off to do his thing. jefferson-memorial-engagement-session-washington-dc-14© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.comjefferson-memorial-engagement-session-washington-dc-18© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com All these kids started screaming as soon as Stu took a knee, and we went over to say hi after. © 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.comjefferson-memorial-engagement-session-washington-dc-25 Congratulations again, you guys! I hope you've been enjoying your engagement!

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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. © 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com I really enjoy working in Georgetown. It's got such variety - Key Bridge, canals, graffiti, cutesy cobblestone streets and adorable little alleyways and houses. best-georgetown-engagement-photographers-2© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.combest-georgetown-engagement-photographers-9 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. © 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com Congratulations guys!

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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. © 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com Nothing says love quite like a giant bug-eyed octopus. © 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com 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. © 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com And a few nice ones, gotta do it. Dinosaur-Land-engagement-photos-1© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com The whole place is all dinosaurs except for King Kong, inexplicably towering over everything. © 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com Congratulations, guys! Thanks for making my wishes come true!

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