Marion Meakem


September 3, 2020

Northern Virginia Senior Session | Class of 2021 | Meadowlark Botanical Gardens

Senior Session Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, Class of 2020

The weather gods were merciful on that first day of September at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens in Vienna, VA. After what seems like endless bouts of rain in the last few weeks, the clouds held tight and provided a giant soft box, with the exception of a few minutes when the sun peeked through as if to remind us that it can still be punishing in September. (Thank you, sun. I did remember, sweltering under my mask on for two straight hours).

Maria’s Senior Session was a dream. Not only did she follow my session guide with her wardrobe and styling, she proved to be a natural in posing as well. I would never encourage anyone to become a model, but hey, seriously …

Probably better to embark on and finish that senior year first. These are crazy times we live in, nothing is the way it’s supposed to be, and the future is uncertain. I hope I can provide some sense of normalcy and grounding by creating these portraits for you, Maria. I wish you all the best for this coming year and beyond.

Special shoutout to Meadowlark Botanical Gardens for waiving the photography fee for seniors this year. Such a generous gesture. Make sure you visit the gardens sometime. It’s a beautiful place at any time of year and very easy to socially distance.

Back to List

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Would you like to chat?


Thank you!

Your message has been sent.
We will contact you shortly

you're Ready to schedule - what's next?


Good communication is key to a successful photo shoot. Please use the contact form to get in touch, and I will respond as soon as I can. Or you can simply send me an email at

Would you like to Chat?

Please drop me a note

send email to Marion

I'll be in touch soon!

Thank you for your note!