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Stu & Emily | Jefferson Memorial proposal photography | Washington, DC

We photographers get to view a lot of intimate moments for our clients: stolen glances at the altar, the smallest detail of how she wrinkles her nose when she’s really laughing, maybe even a little skin in a boudoir session. But in April I photographed a moment I’d only seen once before: a proposal. (The once before was when my own husband flashed that ring.) It was, frankly, nerve-wracking, but in the end really special and a huge honor for me. Emily and Stu:

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In my opinion, the best option to get your proposal on camera is to do it at the end of a portrait session. She’s got a reason to dress up and I’ve got a reason to be there with a big camera. So I met up with Emily and Stu looking super-dapper and adorable. There were still tons of trees blooming (don’t you miss Spring already?)

Sara Hartenstine AlepinJune 17, 2015 - 3:38 pm

Beautiful job capturing this moment! You are so talented <3

Corinne & Andy | Hendry House wedding | Arlington

Corinne and Andy held a big kick-ass wedding celebration at the Hendry House in Arlington, Virginia a few weeks ago. These two kept it really, really real with a banging band, good food, great company and zero frills.

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I met Corinne and her mother at the very first ceramics class I took. I thought it was so sweet they did a ceramics class together. Years later, she’s living with her new husband in NYC. Life!

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Let no one say this was a solemn occasion.

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Corinne’s dad’s reaction to seeing her in the wedding dress was pretty great.

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Thanks so much to Angel for coming out to photo this wedding with me. A handful of these images are hers.

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Cocktail hour on the patio at the Hendry House. They couldn’t have asked for a nicer day.

Rhonda Sullivant BoydJune 11, 2015 - 7:55 pm

That was a Magical Night. We had so much fun with you all. The Pictures here are Beautiful!

Elizabeth GibbonJune 13, 2015 - 6:48 pm

Thanks, Amber, for capturing the joy and wonder of the wedding.

May: Stray Frames | Personal

People are always saying that time speeds up as you get older. I’m not sure I believe it 100%, but I can believe that all the things I do monthly (write these posts, for instance) do seem to come far more often than would be predicted by the word “monthly”. We’re living a busy life. It’s exciting, but it moves quickly. April came and went, then May. Now it’s June. We’ll blink and another wedding season will have come and gone. In the meantime, we press on and take things as one-day-at-a-time as possible.

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May was a bit of a rough month for me. I sprained my ankle halfway through and I’ve had to rest it since. Even though it was a minor sprain (as self-diagnosed by me and the internet), it’s still swollen more than two weeks later. If you know anything about me, you know I walk a lot. It’s my main form of entertainment and my default activity to get out of the house and do something. (It’s a working from home thing, see. If I didn’t get out and deliberately walk, I’d just sit inside my house all day at the computer.)