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 22, 2020

Look at all these lovelies who came by my house on Sunday afternoon for another set of mini sessions. I actually prefer to call these micro sessions: 9 minutes of high energy shooting in a spot that I know has great lighting during the afternoon. It’s amazing how many poses and images one can achieve. […]

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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 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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August 8, 2020

“I’m the photographer in the family and we have so many photos of my husband with the kids,” Bea told me when she scheduled a session with her three children. Dang, did this sound familiar! If you looked at our family photo albums you’d think that my husband single-handedly juggled our two+ decades of parenting: […]

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August 5, 2020

For all of us the last five months have been filled with unprecedented emotions and challenges and we’ve seen the world change in ways most of us couldn’t have imagined in our wildest dreams. For many, these past months have brought suffering and unimaginable loss. We are all yearning for a sense of normalcy and […]

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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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