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Amanda and Ben : wedding // Merriweather Manor, Virginia – The Knot Magazine

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​​Venue: Merriweather Manor // Planner: Simply Chic Events // Florist: Sweet Root Village // Assistant photographers: Ally Stepp + Hannah Smith // Gown: Le Spose di Gio, The Wedding Shoppe // Shoes: Prada // Bridesmaid dresses: TwoBirds, Bella Bridal // Cake: Whole Foods Market // Catering: Main Events // Hair + Makeup: Current Salon by Nese // Videographer: Eric Koraganie // Music: Brian Fitzgerald // DJ : My DeeJay // Rentals: Something Vintage
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[…] Amanda and Ben on one of our Dalton Sofas at Merriweather Manor. Photocredit: Rebekah J. Murray […]

Oh my. These are stunning. I love the bright, happy colors everywhere…it is good to see color at this time of year. =)

2014 review : second shooters + behind the scenes

In looking back over the year, I know my work is nothing without the kind and happy couples who fill the frames, but I also can’t imagine my job without the chums who shoot along with me.

I have one or even two other photographers at most every wedding, and I’ve been fortunate enough to have a lot of the same friends work with me for years. With all the opportunities and small catastrophes that can fit into a wedding day, knowing I have their help to brainstorm through challenges and carry gear and take fantastic care of my clients and the half-thousand other things they do is the greatest relief wrapped up with all the appreciation and confidence my dusk light- and 35mm-loving heart can muster. They make a good thing even better, and I’m so grateful to have them be part of my work.

So! To my second shooters (Paula + Ally + Nathan + Dan + Noah + Aaro) and assistants (Hannah + Carolyn + Meghan + Hanna), thank you. Thank you for your work and friendship, for going so many extra miles, and for being such excellent humans in the first place. : )

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i love this post! yours looks like such a fun team to be a part of! happy new year, xoxo!

Haha, so much fun! with us behind the scenes photos are strictly verboten, you are very brave hahahaha awesome shots!

Aaro

Appreciating people: you do it right. thanks, Rebekah. Hope you’re hitting the slopes and/or doing something unforgettable tomorrow!

Mackenzie Hope

These are all so splendid and full of happiness.

the knot + washingtonian bride & groom magazines // published

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Earlier this summer I had some weddings included in these gorgeous magazines and it was such an exciting bit of joy for these couples and myself. There was Eleanor + Kevin’s playful summer celebration at Murray Hill in The Knot magazine,

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…and Delia + Joe’s winter wedding at Union Station (with the legendary gold sequined dresses) in the Washingtonian B & G.the-knot-magazine009the-knot-magazine010

To be honest, these two weddings were some of my very favorite of yours. I loved the second one because of it’s warm colors (and those gold dresses were pretty splendid) and general classy look. And the first one? Wow. All the details, happy colors and summer wonderfulness. Perfect.