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Lisa Sommer, Author at petalsandpromises.net

Wedding Photography has evolved over the years.  From the stiff formal poses of brides and grooms of yesteryear to the photojournalistic style that depicted a much more natural look that included unscripted moments.  Recently, a style of photography known as “fine art” has become popular for the beautiful light, ethereal style, and frequent film medium. […]

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Feb 12, 2020

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Some years ago I was contacted by a photographer whose best friend was about to be engaged.  The bride-to-be had requested a beautiful bouquet for her photo session and the photographer contacted me.  With a photo for inspiration of her gown, I designed this lovely bouquet for the engagement photography session. The end result was […]

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Jan 24, 2020

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This lush greenhouse wedding had all the elements of a secret garden.  Livia and Amir dreamt of a whimsical greenhouse theme for their intimate, romantic wedding.  The greenhouse on the grounds of the historic Oatlands plantation in Leesburg, Virginia was a dream to design.  Fun fact: it is one of the oldest greenhouses in America […]

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Jan 5, 2020

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Amy and Mario were married summer 2019 at the Carnegie Institute for Science, the perfect backdrop for a sleek black and white D.C. wedding.  Amy & Mario met while taking a Chinese proficiency exam at the University of Maryland, and upon graduating have been living and working in Asia as teachers.  They lived in Taiwan […]

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Dec 27, 2019

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Maria and Rob were married July 18th in a garden ceremony that can only be described as a fairytale.  The Woodend Sanctuary, located in Chevy Chase, Maryland, is one of two Nature Sanctuaries in partnership with the Audubon Naturalist Society.  It was the perfect location for a romantic, intimate garden setting for Maria and Rob’s […]

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Jul 21, 2019

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