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Melissa & John | Museum London wedding | London, Ontario | Canada

Melissa and John were married at the lovely Museum London, which is in a whole other country: Canada! This was the first time I’d shot a wedding outside of the states and it was a fine experience. I had Tim Hortons and paid with weird plasticy money and can confirm that Canadians are bizarrely, delightfully friendly and polite. But before I did any of that, I photographed Melissa and John’s wedding.

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I met John a few years ago at a photo conference in Charlottesville, and turned out we lived just a few blocks from each other. He’s since gone to live up in the Great White North. You’ll note I’ve taken my soapbox of a website here to post embarrassing pictures of the people I knew at the wedding. Enjoy!

We started the day at Hotel Metro in downtown London with some of Melissa’s closest and one canine friend.

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These pics are awesomezors!

Stephanie & Matt | Intimate wedding at the National Arboretum | Washington, DC

Stephanie and Matt are rebels. Rebels, I tell you! National Arboretum says “no photos here” and “no weddings here” and they say pshaw and get married anyway in a tucked-away little corner. Turns out the National Arboretum is freakin’ enormous. Though we did have some run-ins with park police… driving by and not paying us even the slightest bit of attention. But a little drama makes for a more interesting wedding day anyway! Plus, who couldn’t just be happy for these two?

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Matt’s sister officiated and their parents each took a turn reading a scripture passage.

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I love her beautiful bouquet! Peonies are one of two flowers I can name with conviction.

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They held their ceremony in the Asian Valley, far away from almost all the tourists. But we crept back up to the Azalea Gardens near the entrance at the end.

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Jenny & Edmund | Georgetown engagement photography | Washington, DC

Jenny and Edmund are getting married next month at the serene and lovely Meadowlark Gardens. But for their engagement session, we wanted to take it to Georgetown to get a city vibe. We were “rained out” (and by rained out, of course I mean the weather turned totally beautiful that evening after dire predictions all week), so a freak cell that popped up as we headed into the city scared us a bit – but it cleared right up just as they arrived. The sun even came out some to play.

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I really enjoy working in Georgetown. It’s got such variety – Key Bridge, canals, graffiti, cutesy cobblestone streets and adorable little alleyways and houses.

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Jenny told me she learned English partially by watching How I Met Your Mother – hence the yellow umbrella. The more I thought about it, the more difficult that seems – the show is all puns! Some people are cut out for this learning-other-languages thing.