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Abby & Christian | Clarendon Ballroom wedding | Arlington, VA

Abby and Christian were my last wedding couple in the United States and they took me out on a rockin' note! Clarendon Ballroom hosted these two for ceremony and reception, complete with big white Chinese lanterns in the ceiling and a kick-ass band to stir up the dance floor. © 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com We started the lovely Casal's De Spa and Salon in Clarendon. © 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.comclarendon-ballroom-wedding-photographers-2 I was very lucky to have Julia along with me for one last day. © 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com Meanwhile, back with the ladies... © 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com It stopped raining just in time for us to do portraits outside. But first we had to hit up the metro. © 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com Abby's dad is a huge selfie fan, so I insisted he grab one with me, too. © 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com We rocked out a couple of hardworking trees at a nearby park. © 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com Then it was Ballroom time! © 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com Abby and Christian did a timeline thing I'd never seen: instead of being announced into a room full of guests, they started their first dance as the room was opened so nobody could run off and eat their salads right away. © 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.comclarendon-ballroom-wedding-photographers-42 Odyssey killed it. © 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.comclarendon-ballroom-wedding-photographers-50© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com Abby's aunt and father can play the trombone, so they second-lined around the dance floor! © 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com And they had a special banner to run through on the way out, punching their way on to glory. © 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com Congratulations, you guys! Abby & Christian's vendor team: Coordination: Alesha with Capitol Romance Ceremony and reception venue: Clarendon Ballroom Catering: same Band: Odyssey Lighting: John Farr Lighting Design Officiant: Joyce Hilbery Hair & Makeup: Casal's De Spa Abby's adorable dress: Global Bridal Gallery Christian's dashing suit: JCrew Bridesmaids' dresses: Ann Taylor

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Kelly & Adam | Wedding-day portraits | National Gallery of Art | Washington, DC

Kelly and Adam rang me juuuuust as I was about to close my DC books forever, and gave me one last great shot at the National Gallery. I've been shooting portraits in there for years, so it was nice to photo my last intimate wedding-ish there. We ran by some old favorites, played with some stuff in new locations and then jumped outside for some quickie fall-foliage action. Kelly and Adam: © 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com This piece was downstairs before renovation, in some crappy light. Now they've got it next to the giant windows in the back. Score! © 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.comNational-Gallery-portrait-session-modern-art-6© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com Probably my most requested photo. Who knows if I will ever make it again? *tear* © 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com I loved Kelly's swank cream coat so we rocked some fashion-modelly stuff with the reflecty sculpture. © 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com Congratulations, you guys!

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Drew & Chris | Baltimore Museum of Industry wedding

Drew and Chris were married at the still-extremely-awesome Baltimore Museum of Industry, against a backdrop of painterly sunset light. Then they blew it up, airplane-in-the-ceiling style with lots of laughs, a few tears, macaroni-and-cheese and a big dash of proud mamas. Drew and Chris: © 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com We started the day at the Lord Baltimore Hotel. © 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.comBaltimore-museum-of-industry-wedding-photography-2 Marilyn approved of Drew's sick Grecian goddess dress. © 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com A little first-look action in their spacious suite. © 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com We hit up Federal Hill for views, sunshine and some greenery. © 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.comBaltimore-museum-of-industry-wedding-photography-11 And at the BMI, of course, you have to play in the galleries. © 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com Check out their cootie catcher programs! © 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.comBaltimore-museum-of-industry-wedding-photography-37 I'm almost out of here, so I can say obnoxious things like: I feel bad for everyone who has a wedding at BMI and doesn't hire me to photograph it. © 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com Chris' grandmother got on the dancefloor in the wheelchair. Go grandma! © 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com Congratulations, you guys! Drew and Chris' vendor team: Ceremony and reception venue: Baltimore Museum of Industry Getting-ready venue: Lord Baltimore Hotel Coordination: Julie Cooney Coy Catering: Chef's Expressions (with really cool stations) Band: Bachelor Boys Florist: Fleur de Lis Hair & Makeup: Charm City Top Knots Drew's beautiful dress: Hitched (Fontaine from Project Runway) Chris' dashing suit: SuitSupply

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