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Arrin & Paul :: Virginia Wedding at Fort Belvoir

Arrin & Paul’s story.

What I didn’t mention below was the amazing strength these two families have after enduring the death of Arrin’s father, Bruce, three months before the wedding.  His goal, after being diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer, was to make it to Arrin’s wedding and have that very special dance with her.  Unfortunately, the cancer took it’s toll on his body.

I had known all this going into the wedding and I wanted so much to make sure I was capturing the spirit of this wedding.  Arrin and Paul wanted so much to have a celebration of love and life and they made it happen, despite this tragedy in their family.  I’m so gratelfull for their trust in me and honored to have been chosen to capture these moments.  It just makes you realize the importance of our ever-fleeting, continually evolving life.  The clock never stops.  The moments happen and then they are gone. What is left is your memory and, hopefully, a photograph to ignite the memory and relive it a little.  While I never got to meet Bruce, I know that he was a good and honorable person. You can just tell because his family is so wonderul and special.

Arrin’s family has since gotten involved with PanCan (Pancreatic Cancer Action Network) and donations have been made in Bruce’s  memory to that group.  They are also doing the PanCan PurpleStride walk/run on October 11, 2009 in Maryland. If you’d like to make a donation it would be greatly appreciated. Their goal is to raise $1000.

 We had an engagement session earlier in the year that was so much fun and I really got a chance to get to know them much better. We were old pals by the time the wedding came around.  Arrin & Paul had a beautiful Virginia wedding with a reception at Fort Belvoir.  I know this love will last for a looooonnnnng time. I’m so, so lucky to have had this special opportunity to document such a special day for the two of them.

Thank you, Wendy Hickok, for your second set of eyes, your creativity and fun energy!

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Margaret & Warren :: Washington DC Wedding Photographer

Weddings with Mary :: Washington Club in DC

Margaret & Warren are so right for one another.  They’re young, passionate, fun, smart, sweet and totally have thier heads together. I first met them face-to-face at our Love Session and I could tell immediately that the two of them together would create an incredibly strong marriage.  It was, and is, a great fit.  Two weekends ago I documented their Wedding in DC and it was a picture perfect day in every way.  With Sara Bauleke, of Bella Notte,  at the helm keeping everything seemless, the day flowed as easily as their relationship. The florals by Petal’s Edge were simply elegant. Here’s a few of my favorite images from the day.

Thank you so much Margaret & Warren for your trust to document something so sacred and wonderful.

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Tiwi & Bryce :: Lincoln Memorial Engagement Session DC

Engagement Sessions with Mary :: Washington DC

Tiwi & Bryce are back.  They’ve been very busy newleyweds traveling all over the globe after their amazingly beautiful wedding at the Newseum.  We finally got around to doing the portrait portion of their wedding package.  We love doing these sessions because we get to spend a little extra time with the couple before or after the wedding and it’s a great creative outlet for us photogs, as well.  We had a great time just exploring the Lincoln Memorial during the evening light.  Can’t beat that amazing light against the white marble. Yummy.

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