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I love to reminisce about my recent photo sessions here on the blog, from intimate engagements and luxury weddings to my signature Clients for Life milestones. I also pull from my years of experience and training to share my favorite photoshoot preparation tips with you.

What is “Loving Day”? Loving Day is a very special day here at M Harris Studios! If you’re not familiar with this historic global day of education and community, let me give you a little history lesson! “Loving Day” refers to the last name of Mildred and Richard Loving, an interracial couple from Virginia who […]

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Happy Loving Day!

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The Proposal Sarah and Buck first met at Foxfield horse races. After they chatted and found out they were both from Fredericksburg, Virginia, Buck asked Sarah out on a date. She says that he was persistent in his attempts to get her to go out with him, but that after the first date, she was […]

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A Rustic Elegant Wedding at Stone Tower Winery in Virginia

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The Proposal Courtney and David first met and fell in love while attending Virginia Tech. After dating for a few years, David popped the question at the Salamander Resort in Virginia. When they first got engaged, the two had no idea that Covid-19 was on its way to disrupt their wedding plans. Unfortunately, due to […]

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A Washington D.C. Micro Wedding at the D.C. War Memorial

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The Proposal Zack and Arianna met on a dating app called Coffee Meets Bagel. After chatting a bit, Arianna got sick and didn’t respond for a few days, and Zack worried that she had ghosted him. He made one last effort to get her attention and gave her his number. They started texting and she […]

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A Magical Harry Potter Themed Wedding at Oak Creek Farm

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The Proposal After several dating disasters, Marian decided to try Bumble at her friend’s insistence, where she met Nick, a Delta pilot. Marian is a flight attendant for American Airlines, and after they began talking over the span of a month, they were able to meet up during one of their layovers and went to […]

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An Elegant Ballroom Wedding at Southern Exchange Ballrooms in Atlanta, Georgia

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The Proposal Sean and Colleen first met five years ago in a bar through their mutual good friends, Chrissy and Stephen, and as Colleen says, the rest is history. When Sean proposed to Colleen, he tricked her into thinking they were picking up Stephen from Adler Planetarium. Colleen went inside to look for Stephen and […]

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Classic Black Tie Wedding at Halim Time and Glass Museum

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The Proposal Allie and Andrew first met during their freshman year of college when Allie’s roommate introduced them in the cafeteria. They say that when they first shook hands, they literally felt sparks fly! They quickly became best friends that year and fell in love, but they didn’t even kiss for the first time until […]

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A Whimsical Berry-Inspired Wedding at Walden Hall, Virginia

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The Proposal Megan’s friends had tried to set her up with Malcolm, knowing that they would be a good fit, but both Megan and Malcolm declined to be set up. Eventually they met each other anyway at their friend’s engagement party, and they immediately hit it off! They knew that there was something special about […]

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A Romantic Industrial Wedding at Madison at the Mill, Virginia

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The Proposal Macarena first met Luis when she was working as a math tutor at Northern Virginia Community College, where Luis was a student. They met when he was in one of the classes she was tutoring, and he started to ask her math questions. Over time, they talked more and got to know each […]

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A Modern Rustic Catholic Wedding at River Creek Country Club, Virginia

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A Great Marsh Estate Wedding When Matthew, a detective, injured his hand in 2013, he met a woman at the front desk of the hand therapy clinic. That woman was Chanele, and the two began a relationship and fell in love. Matthew proposed to Chanele on a snow shoeing trip in Glacier National Park in […]

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Romantic Blush Wedding at Great Marsh Estate

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