One of the awesome Wedding Professionals that we met on June 30th is Mark and Mary Chamberlin of Chamberlin Photography in Stafford, Virginia. Mark and Mary Chamberlin officially started their business in June 2012. Mary stated out as a high school and American Legion Baseball Photographer and was asked to do her first wedding in the fall of 2009. Mark began shooting with good “ole film” and developing his own work when he was just a teenager. When they came together, in 2011, they were excited to be able to combine their individual talents and begin to create art that they felt would be timeless. Having each found their niches and supporting one another’s passion and creativity, they have found the incredible joy of working side by side.
Mark grew up in Athens, Greece and served in the Air Force for 22 years, retiring as a Major. Today he is a budget analyst. Mary was a stay-at-home mom and volunteer for 17 years. She now focuses, full-time, on the business. Mary is a member of the Rappanhannock Medical Reserve Corps. Both are members of the Stafford 6:3 Networking and are team sponsors for Stafford Baseball.
They always have their cameras with them. When they are not working, they love to explore new places and create even more art. They have an extensive fine art gallery and this month are featured artist at the Griffin Bookstore and Coffee Shop in Fredericksburg.
When Mark and Mary came to Belle Grove Plantation for the Vendor Fair, we asked them to point their lens at our beloved plantation to see what they saw. We have taken thousands of photographs of Belle Grove, but when we saw the beautiful pieces of art that Mark and Mary had created, it was as if we were seeing Belle Grove Plantation for the first time!
By the way, these are the babies for this year!
We are excited to have Mark and Mary working with us at Belle Grove Plantation! We know through their lens, they will be able to find those special shots of events and weddings that will be treasured photographs for years to come!
Thank you Mark and Mary Chamberlin for your wonderful work!
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congratulations, that is one of the hardest jobs to fill and you did it!!!
Beautiful photos. I like the one of looking through the window of an out building.
It is a great photo! Thank you!
Lovely photos. Lovely. I love the one of the house with magnolias in the foreground.
Thank you! That would one of our favorites too!
I love these photos! All of them are spectacular! I especially love the wide-angle of the house and the George Washington plate in the cupboard shots.
Thank you! It was a great shot!
Stunning images! Such a gorgeous place and Mark and Mary of Chamberlin Photography did a beautiful job of capturing the beauty and the history of this lovely home!
Fantastic Photos and Thanks for sharing this info. It’s very helpful.
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I love beautiful photography like this. It’s equally a blessing to have beautiful subjects, as these are.
Have you ever read Adventures With Old Houses, by Richard Hampton Jenrette? From the forward: “It is the story of one man’s adventures in acquiring and bring back some of America’s most enticing and historically significant dwellings.”
Sound familiar? It seems you are having fun on your journey.
It’s a beautiful book and a wonderful read. My husband and I love, “The Millford Plantation.”
I will have to see if I can get it! Sounds allot like us! Thank you for letting us know!
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