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Ronee & Bill | Old Town Alexandria engagement

Ronee and Bill are friends of mine. In fact, way on back in the day, I lived in the same house as Bill. It’s funny how we all grow up – just a couple years ago we were all living in this group house to save money. Now here I am photographing their engagement and soon their wedding! Lucky for me, I have very cute friends.

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We hit up Old Town Alexandria, where they spent plenty of time before moving onwards and upwards into the big city.

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The site of their very first date.

engagement photos at misha

I’m super mad in love with Ronee’s freckles.

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Congratulations, you guys!

Elizabeth EdwardsSeptember 4, 2013 - 6:12 pm


Jessica Rosario HancockSeptember 4, 2013 - 11:35 pm

Wow oh wow I didn’t see the others really really great pic. So happy for you two!!

MaggieSeptember 5, 2013 - 10:19 am

These are beautiful shots! So much happy!

NessaSeptember 5, 2013 - 2:53 pm

Why are freckles always so cute? And I love love love that first photo!

Eric Lilly PerezSeptember 26, 2013 - 4:31 am

CONGRATS guys you both look very much in love.Beautiful pics GOD BLESS U BOTH love u

Christy & Greg | Sunset Crest Manor Wedding | Chantilly, Va.

Christy and Greg were married at Sunset Crest Manor on a patio overlooking a gorgeous valley, surrounded by their dearest friends and family. But what you really need to know is that they can do the entire last number from Dirty Dancing. They can and did. Best last dance number ever.

Sunset Crest Manor wedding portraits

Sunset Crest is an absolutely gorgeous venue and, true to name, they do have a crest from which one can view the sunset.

Sunset Crest manor house

Christy had a number of little girls underfoot to instill with dreams of their own weddings some day.

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First look by the columns.

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Christy’s dad watching on during the first look.

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You have to love those big old columns.

wide-angle wedding portraits at Sunset Crest Manor

And late-blooming trees.

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It was warm, but extremely mild for August – beautiful weather for a wedding and the outdoor cocktail hour that followed.

jon yoderSeptember 3, 2013 - 10:56 am

What a beautiful wedding! I love the first look pictures! The bride and groom both look so happy and excited. love it. :)

Darren GairSeptember 3, 2013 - 3:29 pm

Really nice series on what looked like a great day…

Sachin KhonaSeptember 3, 2013 - 5:59 pm

Love the first look captures .. and the father of the bride also looking in!

Ross HarveySeptember 3, 2013 - 7:31 pm

Great set, love that night barn shot too, so colourful.

tim riddickSeptember 3, 2013 - 10:46 pm

yeah i totally agree the father of the bride looking at the bride through the window is soooo money

MercedesSeptember 3, 2013 - 11:07 pm

Really lovely story telling, Amber. Their first look is so touching!

Heather ESeptember 4, 2013 - 2:08 am

Your reception shots are KILLER. Freakin’ love them. Amazing work on the whole wedding.

RachaelSeptember 4, 2013 - 5:17 am

Lovely wedding, great dancing shots!

naomiSeptember 4, 2013 - 5:51 am

really heartfelt work, lovely amber.

ChristianSeptember 4, 2013 - 11:54 am

Great job, Amber! I love the 1st look set – ESPECIALLY the awesome shot of Christie’s Dad watching. SO good!

Heather & Buddy | Patapsco Female Institute wedding | Ellicott City, Maryland

Heather and Buddy were married at one of my favorite venues in the area, the Patapsco Female Institute. It’s a formerly abandoned, now restored, girls’ preparatory school that is now used for Shakespeare in the Park and a handful of weddings each year. Heather and Buddy filled the place with friendly faces, lots of laughter and some seriously good dancers. PFI is a wide-angle-shooter’s dream.

cutting the cake at patapsco female institute wedding

We started the day at the massive Robert Andrew Salon & Spa so Heather and Melissa could get all prettied up.

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Meanwhile, Buddy was hanging with his brothers back at the Doubletree Columbia. Not one, not three, but two trees.

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First look, which I was delighted to find could have a woodsy look even right outside the hotel.

bride coming to see groom for the first timefirst look and wedding portraits in pretty afternoon light

Then we scooted out to the Patapsco Female Institute for family and wedding portraits.

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Audrey ErnestSeptember 15, 2013 - 5:11 pm