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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September 3, 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 […]

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August 12, 2020

“When is the best time for a photo session?” is a frequently asked question by my clients. During the summer months, the answer is usually “the earlier the better.” Early morning sessions have become among my favorites. The day feels new and unspoiled, and has a freshness and sense of purpose to it, I haven’t […]

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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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May 19, 2020

With a college graduate of my own I’ve had first hand insight into the sense of loss for the class of 2020, missing out on the traditions and rituals of senior spring, last concerts or sports events, the senior nights, the banquets and parties, the handshakes and hugs, the walk across the stage. And then […]

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March 6, 2020

Every year I photograph a number of wonderful local High School Seniors from Fairfax and Arlington County schools. In the photos below you get to meet many of them, classes of 2019 and 2020. As the mother of three GenZ kids, I feel very close and connected to these teenagers and young adults. Here’s my […]

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