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What a trip to DC this has been! I have 2 weddings anxiously waiting to be blogged, but tonight I bring you the 4th and final engagement session of the week. I actually just met Cynthia and Ross for the first time tonight so it was a get-to-know-eachother/ engagement session. We met at the new house they just bought in the beautiful Glover Park neighborhood of DC. The house is undergoing some renovations right now but it suprisingly made for some pretty cool backgrounds for some of the portraits. Their adorable dog Scamp participated in a few and then Cynthia, Ross and I just bummed around the neighborhood for a while. A big thank you to Sara Muchnick from Engaging Affairs for bringing us together. Cynthia & Ross, thank you for being great sports about my silly ideas and I'm so looking forward to your wedding! As a fellow Mini owner, I

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Today I bring to you the 3rd engagement session I've shot in the past 4 days...yes I've been a busy little bee. But that's what happens when you travel coast to coast, if anything it keeps me on my toes. :) I actually met Andrew on my own wedding day when he arrived along with Mike Eller from Monachetti, our now legendary wedding videographers. I actually never met either of them until our wedding day so all of you brides out there, don't feel bad if you can't always have an in-person meeting with your vendors. It's great if you can but it's just not always possible so trust your instincts and do whatever is comfortable for you. After my wedding and after the months that passed, my husband Gary and I got to hang out with Andrew a few times in LA. Over a particularly memorable evening of margaritas & mexican

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It must be yellow dress week because after Natalie's gorgeous mustard-colored silk number yesterday, I was thrilled to show up at Glen Echo Park this evening to see Liz in her own adorable flirty little yellow dress. I met Liz & Chris for the very first time today when we met for their engagement session. I have photographed the weddings of 2 of Liz's friends from law school but we've had a strictly email relationship until today. So I was so happy to get to know these two a little bit and realize that they are just as fun and bubbly and adorable as they seemed online. One thing that they had requested was that we do "a jumping picture" since that's sort of their thing...jumping pictures on vacation, when they visit new places, pretty much wherever. Of course I was happy to oblige and boy are they excellent jumpers

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Natalie and Mike are a delightful couple from Chicago and came to me via Laura Weatherly from Engaging Affairs... and as soon as I met them, I just knew we had to work together.  I'm super excited about their wedding next April at the brand new W Hotel in Washington DC. Now I grew up in DC and have shot a lot of weddings in a lot of different venues and most of them tend to be a little more on the traditional side, so I for one am thrilled that the W is going to bring a little more modern flair to this city. Since every couple I work with is different, I like to consider their individual personalities when selecting locations for the engagement sessions. Since Natalie and Mike are a fun couple who toe the line between traditional and modern, I thought it would be fun to start

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I got to spend the past 2 days with a pretty amazing group of women. This was the 4th Modern Portrait workshop that my mother and I have hosted and the first time we've had a 100% female enrollment and boy did we have a great time with them. Not that it hasn't been just as wonderful having guys around, it was just a different dynamic. :) It was held at the brand new studio in the Noho Arts District that I'm sharing with Ellen Petty and although we don't even have any furniture in there yet, it felt great to have people in there enjoying the space and we 're looking forward to officially moving in this weekend. I'll post some pictures as we go through the decoration process but for now, I wanted to continue to catch up on blogging all of the engagement sessions I've shot recently. So

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