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Best of 2013

Rubem Braga exhibit in Vitoria, Brazil

So over the last few weeks, as my 2014 season starts getting busier, I have been thinking about last year and all of the wonderful people I have had a chance to meet and/or continue to build friendships with while continuing on this adventure of mine. Regretting not having done a “best of 2013” post at the beginning of the year, I decided to just go ahead and do one now…only 4 months late. But better late than never, I suppose. :)  It is really nice to be able to look back on the last year and see all of the wonderful things I have been lucky to be part of.  Some of my favorites below.

Thank you to the amazing people that let me photograph them and their special days and life moments in 2013.  And thank you to some awesome photographers who l was fortunate enough to get to work with and learn from:  Julie, Victoria, Rebecca, Lauren, and Annette.

Here is to a wonderful 2013 and to new and exciting adventures in 2014!

Weddings, Engagements and In-Love sessions (included are weddings I photographed, weddings where I second-shot, as well as styled sessions):

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Lifestyle Family, Lifestyle Maternity, and Lifesyle Newborn sessions:

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Portraits:

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Events:

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Travels:

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If you are interested in my capturing your love or your special day/moment/event, please email me at besa@besaphotography.com.

And to keep up-to-date with what is happening at besa photography, follow along at: www.facebook.com/besaphotography

 

 

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Todd, Samantha and Ruby – Kinder Farm Park, Maryland

Samantha&Todd.Kinder-Farm-Park.Maryland_0014Todd and Samantha are the sweetest couple and on a lovely fall evening, we walked around Kinder Farm Park in Millersville, Maryland with their adorable pup, Ruby. We talked, laughed, told some jokes (do you have any green beer?? :)) and took some charming photos. The exciting thing about this photo session is that we took a few additional photos that would be used to announce a very special surprise. One of those special photos is at the end of this post.

Todd and Samantha, thanks for letting me spend the evening with you both.  And here is to a healthy and happy “special surprise.” :)Samantha&Todd.Kinder-Farm-Park.Maryland_0024Samantha&Todd.Kinder-Farm-Park.Maryland_0023 Samantha&Todd.Kinder-Farm-Park.Maryland_0012Samantha&Todd.Kinder-Farm-Park.Maryland_0017 Samantha&Todd.Kinder-Farm-Park.Maryland_0005 Samantha&Todd.Kinder-Farm-Park.Maryland_0006 Samantha&Todd.Kinder-Farm-Park.Maryland_0016 Samantha&Todd.Kinder-Farm-Park.Maryland_0010Samantha&Todd.Kinder-Farm-Park.Maryland_0021Samantha&Todd.Kinder-Farm-Park.Maryland_0002 Samantha&Todd.Kinder-Farm-Park.Maryland_0026 Samantha&Todd.Kinder-Farm-Park.Maryland_0003 Samantha&Todd.Kinder-Farm-Park.Maryland_0019
And the special surprise…  (I still can’t get over Ruby’s “smile!!”)Samantha&Todd.Kinder-Farm-Park.Maryland_0025

Wedding-Portrait Styled Session – Hendry House – Arlington, Virginia

Shahrzad-Adrian.Hendry House-Arlington-Virginia_0001These photos are from the styled wedding-portrait session I did at the Hendry House in Arlington, Virginia. Thank you so much to my lovely friend Shahrzad and her fiancé, Adrian, for being my models and for going along with my vision. :)  You guys were great and I am beyond thrilled with the results.  And I could never have done the session without my friend Niaz.  She is a local hair stylist and she did such a fantastic job with the hair and make-up!  Looking forward to collaborating with her again in the future!  And looking forward to making another bouquet and floral crown too!  So fun.  Enjoy!
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Hair & make-up: Hair Affair by Niaz

Family Portraits – Sandbridge Beach, Virginia

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These are the sweet family photos of Abby and her mom and dad, Jason and Sarah.  Abby is the niece of a good friend of mine and after hearing my friend talk about Abby’s utter adorableness, I couldn’t wait to meet her.  And she definitely didn’t disappoint! :)  A sweet, adorable and independent little bundle of energy with such kind and loving parents.  Jason, Sarah and Abby…thanks for letting me spend the evening with you guys!
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