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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.

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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Pop Wed CoMay 21, 2015 - 3:24 pm

Amber this is AWESOME!!