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Amber & Chris | Alexandria backyard wedding | Virginia

Amber and Chris were married in a very intimate ceremony in a family back yard in Alexandria. No muss, no fuss, just a whole lot of good times. And one very excited dog. Furthermore, we all survived the potential time-space collapse of having two Ambers at one small wedding.

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Amber’s grandmother phoned in via iPad.

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The canine friend was a little too excitable to take part in the ceremony, but he did fine for portraits.

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Rocking the suburbs, as it were.

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Congratulations, you guys!

Mengci & Fan | Fairfax Courthouse wedding | Virginia

Mengci and Fan took me to a new courthouse : Fairfax. They’re very serious about the no-camera policy (except the ones on our phones – those are cool) but they more than make up for it with their choice of outdoor location – you can get married right in their beautiful, flower-filled courtyard! So that’s what Mengci and Fan did, obviously, spurning the ever-ready conference-room action. An enormous troupe of friends joined them for their nuptials, in-between classes.

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Right next door to the modern thing is the historic courthouse with all manner of lovely arches to play with.

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And we hopped over to a lovely little park nearby for some woodsy action. Out there in the boonies, you can do that – the woods are literally all around.

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I got like 10 mosquito bites in the course of six minutes.

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Jade, Paul & Baby A | Newborn photographer | Arlington, VA

Baby A is enormous, guys. This is a newborn shoot, I promise. Jade was still working on him last time I saw them, but he’s arrived and he’s pretty great. I’m pretty well convinced that a “newborn” shoot should actually take place a month or more in – Baby A can smile and giggle and squirm and he’s cute as hell.

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Babies are funny.

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Congratulations again, you guys. Take care of that enormous baby.