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Kelly & Mike | Washington DC photo shoot at the Lincoln Memorial with dogs

Kelly and Mike are blowing this joint soon, headed to the great state of Texas. But they love it here (because who wouldn’t?) so they wanted to capture a bit of the flavor of the town. Plus, fur babies. So we hit up a tiny local park you’ve never heard of and also one of the most visited sites in the entire country.

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Dogs are fun.

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We dropped off our canine pals at home, but stole a few quick snaps on Kelly and Mike’s adorable porch.

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Lincoln time! (And aside: I normally try to dissuade people from shooting here because of the crowds, but as long as you don’t mind a bunch of tourists in your photos, it’s actually a really nice place to be – getting on towards sunset. Earlier it’s way way bright.)

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Mara & Rich | Carlyle House wedding | Athenaeum | Old Town Alexandria

Mara and Rich were married at the always-beautiful Carlyle House in Old Town Alexandria and held a lovely reception at the Athenaeum, just a few blocks away. They brought all their friends and family for great food, fun music and more laughs than you can shake a stick at.

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We started the day at Hotel Monaco Alexandria – a perennial favorite for its cool art and funky fabrics and such. Always fun to shoot there.

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I love this photo of all of Mara’s ladies cracking up.

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We stole a few minutes pre-ceremony to sneak down to the lobby and take some photos.

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Then Mara soaked up some love from the street on the way to the Carlyle House.

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Rich peeking in on the processional.

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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