Photography

Marion Meakem

DC/VA/MD Metro 

Hi, and thank you for visiting my blog.

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. 

May 4, 2022

Finally sharing this spunky girl’s rehearsal photos at Temple Rodef Shalom in late March. Mazel Tov to Kate and the whole family! There was so much love from Kate’s doting grandparents and parents. And check out her sweet big brother Jack whose Bar Mitzvah I photographed pre-pandemic, about 30 years ago – just kidding – […]

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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 22, 2022

It’s always funny to me that I have to drive half an hour to Old Town Alexandria for a “European vibe” in my images. Old Town in particular, with its cute red brick alleys and (a few) cobblestone streets, gets overrun with photographers, especially during the busy, pre-holiday season. LITERALLY HALF OF MY NATIVE GERMANY […]

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January 28, 2022

The biggest show of trust for a family photographer are clients who return year after year for their family portraits. When those clients are middle schoolers, the compliment becomes outsized. It means that – most likely – I don’t suck. 🙂 These boys are both in middle school this year. I’ve loved watching them grow […]

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October 1, 2021

If any family can pull off having a family session at 7 am, within 24 hours before their oldest daughter leaves for college, AND show up and look like THIS, it is my wonderful neighbors. The Kennedy Center rewarded them with color coordinated columns.

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August 22, 2021

This wonderful family has been with me through my photo business journey from the very beginning. The gorgeous young women on the right, who are now in and out of college, were tiny little girls when I first took their pictures. It is such a privilege and genuine joy and fun for me (camera shake […]

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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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