Marion Meakem

DC/VA/MD Metro 

September 28, 2020

I first met this lovely young woman a couple of years ago when I photographed what I called her “QuinceaƱitzvah” – her coming of age celebration blending the traditions of each of her parents. I figured out very quickly that she was somebody special: in lieu of (what usually would be copious) gifts, Lydia requested […]

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September 18, 2020

If I had to characterize this session in one word, I would call it “sunkissed.” The summer sun made a very strong appearance after days of changing weather forecasts that kept us guessing. Rain? Drizzle? Clouds? Well, there it was, beating down on us as though making the point that no, summer isn’t over quite […]

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September 15, 2020

What a session! I have known Samantha (and her family) since she and my daughter started kindergarten together so this shoot was a bit emotional for me, too. Sam recently graduated from George Mason University and, yay, landed a job, like so many others during these crazy times, working remotely from her childhood bedroom. The […]

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September 9, 2020

This Labor Day was the day before the first day of school for the children and teens in my neighborhood. The first day of a school year like no other. To provide a little semblance of normalcy, as well as a sense of celebration during these crazy times, I conducted mini back-to-school photo sessions right […]

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August 3, 2020

What a contrast to last year! I met this wonderful family late last fall at our first family session in DC when it was so (uncharacteristically) chilly, we were literally wrapped in fuzzy fleeces and ended up at the tropical U.S. Botanic Garden to warm up. Fast forward to this weekend when the sun was […]

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July 28, 2020

This is how a small business is supposed to work: client shares holiday card with co-worker. Co-worker is like “Wow, you guys look really great – who took these pictures?” Days later, co-worker calls and purchases a gift certificate for a family session as a present to his wife. A few weeks later, new clients […]

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May 28, 2020

There was lots to celebrate in this family. The graduation from Marymount University for the oldest sister as well as the promotions to Middle and High Schools, respectively, for the younger two. Three graduates and no (official) celebrations for this Class of 2020 does not diminish their accomplishments. Congrats all around and especially on a […]

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April 21, 2020

I have been missing my Families and High School seniors SO MUCH this spring. Still hoping that I can schedule photo sessions starting in June. I am so ready. In the meantime I thought that some of you might like to try your hands on some portraiture yourselves. After all, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day […]

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January 31, 2020

Imagine my surprise when Holly’s mom emailed me to ask whether I was available to shoot her wedding just after Christmas. Wait what? Hadn’t I just taken Holly’s High School Senior photos a couple of years ago? And now she was getting married? Well, when you scroll down and see the way Alex is looking […]

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January 29, 2020

I’ve been in business for 10+ years, have taken hundreds of thousands of images and am finally writing my very first blog entry. Why, you ask? The honest answer is that I’m not sure. Too busy with the kids? Too intimidated by the technology involved? Hesitant to put myself out there? All of the above are true. I actually do enjoy writing quite a bit so I am excited to finally have my very own blog.

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