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Aimee & Richard | Sneak Peek

I had a really good time with Aimee and Richard yesterday at Dumbarton Oaks for their engagement session.  I had no idea it was such a popular spot for photography – I ran into three other photographers there (one of whom I’m second shooting for this weekend – hi Tara!).  And I’m all impatient and things so here is a little sneak peek from our session.  More to come!

couple under a purple trellis at dumbarton oaks

Amber Wilkie Photography - engagement photographer

Cute engaged couple in a greenhouse in washington, dc

Awesome stuff to buy | Coloring books

If you’re anything like me, you’re looking for ideas for your wedding that will be a bit off-beat and quirky.  That’s why I created this goofy, fun coloring book for Stephanie & Colin.  I wanted to make something special for these two for Stephanie’s birthday and drew significant inspiration from Photojojo‘s tutorial on making coloring books for kids.  But why should the kids get all the fun?  I think these would make really cute bridal party presents or even an unusual guest book for your wedding – have your guests color in a page or part of a page, and then write all over the rest!

I’m pretty proud of this little book.

coloring guest book

page from a coloring guest book

couple in a coloring book

outlines you can color in of couple

coloring book for wedding guests

creative guest book

make-your-own coloring book

couple in coloring book

bowtie in a coloring guest book

creative guest book

If you’re interested in having me create a coloring book from your photo session, drop me a line and let’s chat!

Maryland Day!

As George is soon to enter graduate school at the University of Maryland, we thought it wise enough to head on up for their annual Maryland Day.  Honestly, when we sat down to look over the booklet for the thing, we realized there were tons of tents and exhibits we wanted to visit and didn’t know how we would cram it all in!  It wasn’t as difficult to see everything as we thought, though, and we had a good old time checking out the University’s offerings.  Like ice cream made with liquid nitrogen.

liquid nitrogen ice cream at maryland day!

ice cream made with liquid nitrogen

Truth is, I appreciate any demonstration that includes free ice cream.  And on the other side of the temperature scale, a fire tornado!!!  Seriously, I beg you to answer this question: what is cooler than a fire tornado? If you answer anything other than Chuck Norris, you are wrong.

fire tornado at the university of maryland

smoke cannon exhibit at the university of maryland