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Kaitlin & Andrew | Clarendon Ballroom wedding | Arlington, VA

Kaitlin and Andrew were married at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Clarendon, and then took a quick hop across the street to Clarendon Ballroom to party. It also happened to be Clarendon Day, which meant the street in front of their venue was filled with screaming children and drunk fratty guys and three enormous bounce houses. Our fearless couple, along with their tireless coordinator, handled this very well. For one day, they were the unofficial Mr. and Mrs. of Clarendon.


We started the day at Marriott Residence Inn Courthouse.


A quick bus ride across town and we arrived at St. Charles Borromeo to get these crazy kids married.


Clarendon Day had sucked up all the available portrait space in the city, so we took a few quick shots with the trees outside the church, then headed up to the roof. Just as I was getting out my lights to fake some rim light, the sun came out!

Vicky ChoyOctober 11, 2013 - 11:27 am

Great shots! Glowstick exit IS better than sparklers!! Wonderful working with you Amber. Vicky

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Jen & Scott | Washington, DC intimate wedding | Brasserie Beck | Le Grenier

Jen and Scott were married at the lovely, serene Montrose Park in Georgetown (which I would love to link for you but cannot, due to the government shutdown! No, really!), surrounded by their very nearest and dearest. I’m a big fan of the two-parter wedding, whereby you exchange vows in presence of just a few, then invite everybody on out later for lots of drinks and food and good cheer. I wasn’t around for everything, but they also had a bunch of further wedding events so that their friends and family could mingle and they could actually see their loved ones who came in from all over. I hear it was a good time. Jen and Scott:


We started the day at the Willard. Jen’s room was full of ladies laughing and chatting and well-wishing.


I was very lucky to have the talented Ayesha with us to offer a second perspective on the day.

Debbie & Ben | Woodend Sanctuary Jewish wedding

Debbie and Ben were married at one of my favorite venues in the region, Woodend Nature Sanctuary. They said their vows under a beautiful chuppah hand-made by Debbie’s mom, then absolutely destroyed the hora. These two have such a sweet, calm vibe:


Ben and his guys started the day at the Residence Inn Bethesda Downtown and they had some time to kill, so they played a few rounds of cards.


Debbie got ready at home with her family and a couple close friends.


There is a wall in Debbie’s childhood home filled with her family’s wedding images. I took this picture for Debbie but I also took it for me, because this is the most important part of what I do – documenting a piece of history that fits into a larger narrative about our lives. It’s very humbling and exciting to start the day knowing I will make an image that will hang on this wall.

Debbie KarpayOctober 7, 2013 - 10:05 am

These are so incredible, I don’t have the words. Thank you Amber!! (AND for the amazingly quick turnaround!)

KathyOctober 7, 2013 - 11:06 am

That quilted Chuppah is AMAZING. SO beautiful. Such a lovely wedding!!

The Elegant DJ (Edward Entertainment)October 7, 2013 - 2:50 pm

LOVE it. You packed so much energy in those photos – just like I was there. Well, I was there yesterday… but LOVE your work!!!