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Dana & Hal | Josephine Butler Parks Center wedding | Washington, DC

Dana and Hal were married in February, if you can believe it. For one glorious weekend, this oppressive winter we’ve been having lifted and granted them the most ridiculously beautiful day one could possibly hope for a DC winter wedding. The Josephine Butler Parks Center was a classy, bright yellow backdrop to their laughter-filled ceremony and rollicking reception. Meigh with Lula Mae did a great job putting it all together.

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We started the day at Meridian Manor Bed and Breakfast, an incredibly charming old house just a couple blocks down from the JBPC. Dana’s tiny friends devoured the strawberries provided by Alison Harper & Co. (It’s so cute that they do that!)

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I have to tell you, this mirror was making me so happy.

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All prettied up, we got Dana over to the Josephine Butler Parks Center for a “first look” with Hal on the mansion’s balcony.

Kathy AngelMarch 10, 2014 - 3:38 pm

So neat to see another family tradition at weddings! The ladies in my extended family do a dance to Crocodile Rock at every wedding where we count to 3 and jump on the ground and wiggle our legs in the air. It’s hilarious, embarrassing and awesome all at the same time. Lovely wedding!!

Pamela MooreMarch 11, 2014 - 2:45 am

Wow, fantastic pics! Very refreshing to see our dear Mother Earth provide what looked like a perfectly beautiful day to celebrate your union. All the best to you both.

Personal: February in Photos

I’ve decided to do a few more personal posts around these parts. Because I have a lot of friends and acquaintances who read the blog (thanks guys!) and because, though this is primarily a business tool, it’s also something of a diary for me. And if I commit to doing a monthly round-up post, maybe I’ll actually get around to taking more photos and downloading them. Big promises! In the meantime, at least I have enough material for a February post.

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Also, you may have noticed that February isn’t over. This roundup is coming early because tomorrow I head off to New Orleans to cover Mardi Gras. I’m excited but also nervous. And I’m really, really hoping to come back with a lot of really great images. The big plan is to put together a book.

Shawn, Randall & Baby R | Maryland Documentary Family Photography

One of the joys of being a part of such a big moment in my clients’ lives is watching them grow from there. I come in at a big transition, and sometimes I get called back in for other changes, like new additions. Shawn and Randall had Baby R just a couple weeks before I came to their house to do a few portraits and document a little sliver of their lives as new parents.

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We shot in their home, as that is where new parents spend all of their time. I believe the “normal” is beautiful – the wonder, discovery, gratitude and also the exhaustion, the spit-ups, the poopy diapers. Life is short. Photos help. Doggies too.

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(S&R – don’t worry. I gave you a ton of color photos too. I just thought the black and white worked well for the setting.)

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sheryl weinerFebruary 26, 2014 - 6:51 pm

Great pics!!

Marcia MonnettFebruary 26, 2014 - 8:16 pm

great photo shoot…love them all…thanks for sharing…blessings

Lynn E KruppFebruary 26, 2014 - 8:18 pm

those pic or so great. Lynn friend of Christy

Jude MartinFebruary 26, 2014 - 9:59 pm

Awe Struck!! <3

Sheryl WeinerFebruary 26, 2014 - 11:48 pm

Greats pics!!

Kathy AngelFebruary 27, 2014 - 2:52 pm

I love that one of the baby crying in the tub. I agree – the B&W helps you focus on the feeling of the photos. Beautiful pictures!

Cynthia ShippFebruary 27, 2014 - 6:45 pm

Awesome pics Amber! :)