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. 

March 31, 2022

The Supreme Court steps were cordoned off for a very important looking wedding party, the sun was blaring, the wind was crazy, a huge black cloud appeared out of nowhere and dumped ten minutes worth of sudden rain on us (while the weather app insisted that it was partly cloudy), and did I mention it […]

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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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February 14, 2022

What a fun afternoon it was to work with this good-looking family last fall as Meadowlark Botanical Gardens in Vienna was showing off with gorgeous light and splendid fall colors. 🍁🍂 Mark Twain (supposedly) once said that golf was a good walk spoiled. I’d like to think of my photo sessions as a good walk […]

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February 1, 2022

These two were such a blast to work with during their maternity session at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens last fall as they were enjoying the remaining weeks of being expectant parents. I’ve known Cassie for a few years now in a professional capacity, as we’ve worked together on high level events by the Prevent Cancer Foundation, […]

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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 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 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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April 16, 2020

My sole cherry blossom shoot from 2020. Actually, my only spring family shoot of 2020. So grateful that I got to work with this sweet family before things went downhill very quickly and we all had to go into captivity. It already seems like a million years ago.

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