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January: Stray Frames | Personal

Like most Januarys, last month I pledged to take more personal photos this year. I thought I was doing OK on this front until I realized I already blogged the photowalk I hosted mid-month, which means I already posted my best random images from the month. Nevertheless, we press on! But before we do, I’m hosting another photowalk this Sunday. All are welcome!


January was a bit of a rollercoaster for me. I always anticipate that I will be bored in the winter because many fewer people get married or want to do outdoor shoots this time of year. So I cram my schedule full of so much stuff I end up running around crazed, sometimes much busier than in the summer. I say yes to every invitation and my calendar is nutty. But I like it this way.

MaggieFebruary 5, 2015 - 1:05 pm

Amber these shots are gorgeous!
Also: THANK YOU for coming to Pieeee it was awesome :D

Katherine & Kermit | Carnegie Institution for Science wedding | Washington, DC

Katherine and Kermit were married last month at the always-charming, always-classy Carnegie Institution for Science in a room filled with smiles, tears and a hundred candles. You may remember these two from their whacky engagement session. I was ready for more antics, but they were far more interested in cuddling and talking sweet to each other than goofing off for the camera (go figure!). Katherine and Kermit:


Big shout-out to Katie from The Plannery (who almost certainly is a mom by now – congratulations Katie!) and Stephanie and Liza from Studio DBI for planning, designing and executing such a beautiful setting for these two to get hitched in. We started the day at the Jefferson.


You’ll see about seven thousand photos with the flower girls. Here’s #1.


We got these over to the Carnegie so they could say hello.


Barbara ClarkFebruary 4, 2015 - 6:31 pm

Incredibly beautiful wedding! Incredibly beautiful bride! How one girl can looks so much like both her mother AND her father is beyond me. Poor Ben looks like he’s about to burst into tears in nearly every photo. Hard day for poor Dad! Talk to you soon, I hope. Barb

SerenaMarch 2, 2015 - 12:14 am

Love this set of images, Amber! Photography awesomeness, as always. :)

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!


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.