Marion Meakem

DC/VA/MD Metro 

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I am an experienced, award winning Family, Senior and Event Photographer serving Northern Virginia and the DC Metro Area. I help my clients obtain beautiful, timeless images in an easy and stress-free process.

If you would like me to capture your family, high school or college senior, or document your next event, simply fill out the contact form at the bottom of the page. 

March 23, 2022

The Cherry Blossoms at the Tidal Basin set the scene for one of the most iconic looks in DC. They are also one of the most popular tourist attractions in the Nation’s Capital. You’ve got to get up early to beat the influx of visitors and joggers and to catch the most magical light. These […]

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February 8, 2022

Putting together this blog, I very much remember, and can literally feel, the bone chilling temperatures of this very bright and freezing day-before-Thanksgiving session last fall. Kudos to this lovely and great-looking family for braving the morning chill and allowing me to capture these sweet moments together. Sometimes it takes a few breaks with coats […]

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July 13, 2021

When you visit Washington, DC, of course you bring twenty of your favorite relatives and meet for an extended family session at 5:45 am at the Lincoln Memorial. Right? – Right. I am so in awe of this family. Wheng, her husband and their four beautiful children had visited DC this past April when I […]

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June 1, 2021

I was so excited when these new parents reached out to me about an in-home session to document life with their newborn son, and even more excited when I learned that a fur baby is part of the family as well. That meant that cuteness overload was going to be guaranteed, and they did not […]

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April 14, 2021

It couldn’t have been a sunnier or brighter Easter Sunday morning for this lovely family. So fun to see them again this year after we decided to cancel last spring due to COVID. Meadowlark was still abloom with their cherry trees (which are a week or so behind the ones downtown) so there were more […]

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April 5, 2021

If there ever was a mother of all family sessions, this was it. This lovely family was visiting DC from California for a few days and used the opportunity to update their family photos and create a visual travel diary at the same time. I enjoy sharing my love for this city as well as […]

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January 1, 2021

And here they are, the 25 families I had the privilege to photograph in 2020. (Two families requested to keep their photos private). It’s been a tough year, but you couldn’t tell looking at all these beautiful people. I am so happy that I was able to capture so much love and joy amidst these […]

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November 3, 2020

Very few of my clients share my linguistic proclivity towards the language that comes easiest to me: Denglisch. It’s the random mixing of German and English (Deutsch und Englisch = Denglisch) and reflects the sentiment of neither here nor there which many expats (I would imagine from any country) experience regularly on a visceral level. […]

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September 27, 2020

I met this absolutely wonderful family during my Front Steps Project at the beginning of the pandemic, about, let’s see, maybe 10 years ago? Although we live near each other, we all made the trek to Chantilly for a morning session at Ellanor Lawrence Park. Let’s just say that the sweetness and love in this […]

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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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