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Jackie & Mike | Dinosaur Land engagement photos | White Post, Virginia

Children, never give up on your dreams because you never know when they might come true. One of mine did recently: photograph an engagement session at Dinosaur Land. Jackie wrote me asking if I might “be interested” in photographing her and Mike at the prehistoric forest way out in the country, filled with awesomely campy giant fiberglass dinosaurs from the 60s. Um, shit yes I was. So we made it happen. And it was glorious.

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Nothing says love quite like a giant bug-eyed octopus.

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Ok, not gonna lie. This shoot was actually really challenging. It was hard to avoid cheese. So we just pretty much went full-on dorktastic. It was mega-fun.

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And a few nice ones, gotta do it.

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The whole place is all dinosaurs except for King Kong, inexplicably towering over everything.

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Amy & Matt | Arlington intimate wedding | Virginia

Amy and Matt got married on a beautiful day last week after having planned their wedding for just a handful of days (not that you can remotely tell). This wedding completed the trifecta for me – I finally photographed a wedding conducted by the third lawyer in Arlington who performs them. Even better, lawyer #3 holds them in a lovely courtyard in-between all the office and apartment buildings! Afterward, we rolled on down to the Netherlands Carillon / Iwo Jima Memorial for iconic views, “urban” scenes and even one in the “deep woods.” Amy and Matt:

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We started in a pretty little courtyard to the side of the lawyer’s office building.

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There were even canine guests.

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Then we hopped in some cars and rolled on down to the Iwo Jima Memorial and Netherlands Carillon. It’s a good spot for after Arlington intimate weddings because there’s lots of pretty trees and such and also an unexpected but lovely view of not one but two memorials!

Danielle & Sam | DC courthouse wedding | Petits Plats and American Visionary Art Museum | Baltimore

Danielle and Sam hosted a two-day wedding extravaganza – first an intimate wedding at the courthouse with just family, then a slightly larger lunch at Petits Plats, a lovely little French restaurant in Woodley Park. Then they brought in all the folks for a big shindig at American Visionary Art Museum, minus bouquet tosses and first dances and toasts and all of that noise but with lots of tasty food and giant paintings on the ceiling and massive amounts of relatives. Just the parts they wanted. Danielle and Sam:

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The courthouse was very nice that day. I like this secondary room better – more space, more symmetrical.

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The officiant phrased the put-the-ring-on-his-finger bit a little awkwardly, so Danielle ended up having to count his fingers.

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Love the moms!

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