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Pisei & Alex | Cambodian wedding ceremony | Celebrations at the Bay | Rockville and Pasadena

Pisei and Alex rocked out two busy wedding days – one a traditional Cambodian ceremony held in Pisei’s family home and the other a boisterous outdoor bayside ceremony and reception at Celebrations at the Bay. They demonstrated remarkable going-with-the-flowness (one of my favorite traits) during all the commotions, making both days joyful, relaxed and personal. Pisei and Alex:

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One of the best things about photographing weddings in DC is the remarkable variety and diversity of the events I witness – between venues and cultures and family traditions, more likely than not each wedding shows me something new. I had never seen any element of a traditional Cambodian wedding before. It was fun and a little crazy!

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There are a number of different ceremonies that can all take place on the same day (as here). Pisei and Alex had four separate beautiful outfits to wear.

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Myrtus FotografoOctober 19, 2014 - 6:03 pm

Beautiful photographs! I really dig your style, great work!

Margaret & Scott | DC courthouse wedding

Margaret and Scott are crazy daredevil rule-breaking bad-asses. They drink champagne in public on national park property. On this particular day, they got hitched beforehand.

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I’m a big fan of the new marriage ceremony room. It’s more symmetrical than the other one. Margaret and Scott scored the good one.

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I don’t know them very well, but I’m pretty sure these two people are in love.

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We paused on the Mall for celebratory drinks.

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Congratulations, you guys!

Mohamed BoraieOctober 9, 2014 - 9:33 pm

Love it! so simple, so beautiful!

Marriage Equality in Virginia!

It’s been really amazing to watch the movement for marriage equality gather staggering momentum over the course of my career as a wedding photographer. Today, the Supreme Court, in a somewhat strange and unannounced move, decided not to decide, leaving Virginia’s ban on gay marriage overturned. State officials said marriages could go ahead as of today! It’s a great day for my state. Just a few years ago, I would have thought we’d never, ever go before it’s national. Virginia proved me wrong.

A big thank-you to Terry McAuliffe, who seemingly singlehandedly shifted the tide here when he refused to defend Virginia’s constitutional ban on gay marriage. It was an audacious move in a state that is mostly country (we can forget that here in Northern Virginia). Slow clap for that guy.