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Creation Waits Photography

Arlington , VA
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LOCATION

2100 N. Randolph St.
Arlington, VA 22207 US (map)

PHONE

703-243-0536

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ABOUT US

For unobtrusive wedding photography in Virginia, Washington DC, and Maryland your best choice is Creation Waits Photography, owned and operated by Marge and Allen Thornburgh, who are... Read more
For unobtrusive wedding photography in Virginia, Washington DC, and Maryland your best choice is Creation Waits Photography, owned and operated by Marge and Allen Thornburgh, who are experienced wedding photographers in Northern Virginia and the Capitol Area for 23 years. Their wedding coverage is so unobtrusive and stress free that their clients say; “We didn’t know you were there. How did you get so many fabulous images?”

We create Bridal Portraits in our Arlington, Virginia photography studio in addition to creating cherished family portraits. Our wedding couples come back year after year to enjoy priceless family, children, and baby portrait sessions. A free Online Show comes with every event. If you wish, we will enter your favorite images in photography contests—when you win, you get the prize money!

We are long-time members of the Professional Photographers of America and have been recognized in the Washingtonian Magazine and The Knot Magazine for the high quality of their wedding photography. Read less
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PHOTOS

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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture, Traditional / Posed
What do your packages include?
Albums, Custom Graphic Design, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Matted Prints, Proof CD of All Images, Video Montage
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Allen and Marge at Creation Waits are an absolute pleasure and joy to work with! They could not have more pleasant demeanors, which is a significant attribute when things are hectic on the wedding day. Between the two of them, they are the perfect team. They were fantastic at unobtrusively capturing candid moments and also skilled at quickly wrangling guests for posed shots. And, perhaps most importantly, their work is stunning! We couldn't have dreamed the wedding photos would turn out as well as they did. They far, far exceeded our expectations. We would highly recommend Creation Waits! They will make your wedding entirely stress-free and produce some unbelievable work.
Allen and Marge at Creation Waits are an absolute pleasure and joy to work with! They could not have more pleasant Read more...
Allen and Marge at Creation Waits are an absolute pleasure and joy to work with! They could not have more pleasant demeanors, which is a significant attribute when things are hectic on the wedding day. Between the two of them, they are the perfect team. They were fantastic at unobtrusively capturing candid moments and also skilled at quickly wrangling guests for posed shots. And, perhaps most importantly, their work is stunning! We couldn't have dreamed the wedding photos would turn out as well as they did. They far, far exceeded our expectations. We would highly recommend Creation Waits! They will make your wedding entirely stress-free and produce some unbelievable work. Read less
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Anna
Wedding:
6/2/2013
5.0/5.0
Marge and Allen are amazing! Great people and wonderful photograhers. They went above and beyound of the responsibilities. We bought only 3 hours of their time, though the wedding lasted 5 hours. They arrived half an hour earlier and stayed for 1.5 extra hours. Their prices vary from $895 and up to "how big your budget is":) They work with you thoroughly explaining every detail. Very professional and easy to work with, Responsible and out-going. The pics turned out to be excellent!!!
Marge and Allen are amazing! Great people and wonderful photograhers. They went above and beyound of the responsibilities. Read more...
Marge and Allen are amazing! Great people and wonderful photograhers. They went above and beyound of the responsibilities. We bought only 3 hours of their time, though the wedding lasted 5 hours. They arrived half an hour earlier and stayed for 1.5 extra hours. Their prices vary from $895 and up to "how big your budget is":) They work with you thoroughly explaining every detail. Very professional and easy to work with, Responsible and out-going. The pics turned out to be excellent!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Very professional and outstanding pictures. Great to work with this team.
Very professional and outstanding pictures. Great to work with this team.
Very professional and outstanding pictures. Great to work with this team. Read less
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corinna
Wedding:
10/8/2011
5.0/5.0
Allen and Noelle were amazing. They were so professional and easy to work with...you couldn't ask for better photographers to have on your big day. And most importantly, their pictures were beautiful. My husband and I are so pleased and excited to share our photos with our family and friends.
Allen and Noelle were amazing. They were so professional and easy to work with...you couldn't ask for better photographers Read more...
Allen and Noelle were amazing. They were so professional and easy to work with...you couldn't ask for better photographers to have on your big day. And most importantly, their pictures were beautiful. My husband and I are so pleased and excited to share our photos with our family and friends. Read less
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Ann
Wedding:
7/24/2010
5.0/5.0
I chose Creation Waits to be the photographers for my daughter's wedding and we were extremely pleased with the service they provided. They were, above all, very professional and easy to work with. During the whole day, we barely knew they were there! The photos turned out beautifully! Allen and Noelle were so creative in their shots and we ended up with fantastic photos to remember the wonderful day. The cost of their photography was very reasonable. I highly recommend Creation Waits!
I chose Creation Waits to be the photographers for my daughter's wedding and we were extremely pleased with the service Read more...
I chose Creation Waits to be the photographers for my daughter's wedding and we were extremely pleased with the service they provided. They were, above all, very professional and easy to work with. During the whole day, we barely knew they were there! The photos turned out beautifully! Allen and Noelle were so creative in their shots and we ended up with fantastic photos to remember the wonderful day. The cost of their photography was very reasonable. I highly recommend Creation Waits! Read less
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Mom of Bride
Wedding:
7/16/2010
5.0/5.0
This company is over the top in every category. They shot our oldest daughter's wedding in 2000, and our youngest daughter's last month. They bring a freshness and a genuine interest into the whole process. We knew we could "rest easy" in the photography department, and we were not disappointed. They came early, stayed late, and didn't miss a thing. Often we've heard the comment since the wedding that the photograpers were almost "not there" in terms of getting in the way. The types of things they caught, I would never have thought to capture....a granddaughter in the midst of a full-blown meltdown, a precious daughter-in-law sitting pensively, a sweet glance between siblings, etc. And of course, all the pics that matter!! They even offered to shoot all the aunts and uncles at the reception. The slide show came out, and we all went crazy. The pictures were really beyond amazing and I guess I've seen the show maybe twenty times. We received many emails from friends, raving about the photography. I highly, highly recommend this photographer.
This company is over the top in every category. They shot our oldest daughter's wedding in 2000, and our youngest Read more...
This company is over the top in every category. They shot our oldest daughter's wedding in 2000, and our youngest daughter's last month. They bring a freshness and a genuine interest into the whole process. We knew we could "rest easy" in the photography department, and we were not disappointed. They came early, stayed late, and didn't miss a thing. Often we've heard the comment since the wedding that the photograpers were almost "not there" in terms of getting in the way. The types of things they caught, I would never have thought to capture....a granddaughter in the midst of a full-blown meltdown, a precious daughter-in-law sitting pensively, a sweet glance between siblings, etc. And of course, all the pics that matter!! They even offered to shoot all the aunts and uncles at the reception. The slide show came out, and we all went crazy. The pictures were really beyond amazing and I guess I've seen the show maybe twenty times. We received many emails from friends, raving about the photography. I highly, highly recommend this photographer. Read less
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margekhat
Wedding:
10/3/2009
5.0/5.0
Marge and Allen are the best. As mother of the bride and wedding planner, I interviewed about 8 photogrpahers knowing that this is the most important vendor decision. The moment we sat with them to discuss details we knew they were the ones for us. They answered all our questions, even the ones that started 1 year before the wedding date. They were willingto meet with us several times and came to the house to preview how the pictures would be.
The day of the wedding they went to DC for pictures, then to the church and then to the reception. There was a camera around for every detail of the day and the photographs were amazing. Allen is so creative and the pictures relect his ability to capture the moment.
They were supportive the entire year of weding planning and we recommend them without a doubt in our minds.
Our guests were amazed at the pictures. After the wedding, the most exciting moment is to see the pictures and if you don't want to be disappointed - stop now and call to book them ....
Marge and Allen are the best. As mother of the bride and wedding planner, I interviewed about 8 photogrpahers knowing that Read more...
Marge and Allen are the best. As mother of the bride and wedding planner, I interviewed about 8 photogrpahers knowing that this is the most important vendor decision. The moment we sat with them to discuss details we knew they were the ones for us. They answered all our questions, even the ones that started 1 year before the wedding date. They were willingto meet with us several times and came to the house to preview how the pictures would be.
The day of the wedding they went to DC for pictures, then to the church and then to the reception. There was a camera around for every detail of the day and the photographs were amazing. Allen is so creative and the pictures relect his ability to capture the moment.
They were supportive the entire year of weding planning and we recommend them without a doubt in our minds.
Our guests were amazed at the pictures. After the wedding, the most exciting moment is to see the pictures and if you don't want to be disappointed - stop now and call to book them .... Read less
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Nancy
Wedding:
10/3/2009
5.0/5.0
Allen and Marge are two of the nicest and most professional people to work with on your wedding day. We just got married on October 3rd and not only did we have a great time with them, our wedding party loved taking pictures with them. Everyone thought the pictures were incredible and belonged in a magazine. Allen and two photographers came to our house the morning of the wedding. They made our somewhat small backyard appear to be a gorgeous park and captured the moment that my husband and I first saw each other. They took incredible pictures of us on the limo bus on the way to DC to take more pictures. They are creative and know exactly what they are doing and looking for with each frame they shoot. I gave Allen a list of pictures I wanted completed and the amount of time we had for each group of shots and he exceded my expectations. I couldn't believe the pictures when I saw them. Because my mom was so excited about every wedding detail when she talked to Marge and Allen, they even sent a third photographer at no extra cost to capture even more of our special day! We got our pictures back within a day of returning from our honeymoon. I would highly recommend Allen and Marge -they found a way to capture every moment and feeling of the day. My family felt we could relive the entire day from start to finish by watching the slideshow. The only drawback to Marge and Allen's work is that it is TOOO hard to pick your favorite photos! I want to buy them all! Allen and Marge's daughter was so helpful - constantly fixing my dress so it looked perfect in each shot, capturing moments of me putting on my makeup and getting dressed, and her pictures are just as gorgeous. They are an incredible family and team and you'd be lucky to work with them.
Allen and Marge are two of the nicest and most professional people to work with on your wedding day. We just got married Read more...
Allen and Marge are two of the nicest and most professional people to work with on your wedding day. We just got married on October 3rd and not only did we have a great time with them, our wedding party loved taking pictures with them. Everyone thought the pictures were incredible and belonged in a magazine. Allen and two photographers came to our house the morning of the wedding. They made our somewhat small backyard appear to be a gorgeous park and captured the moment that my husband and I first saw each other. They took incredible pictures of us on the limo bus on the way to DC to take more pictures. They are creative and know exactly what they are doing and looking for with each frame they shoot. I gave Allen a list of pictures I wanted completed and the amount of time we had for each group of shots and he exceded my expectations. I couldn't believe the pictures when I saw them. Because my mom was so excited about every wedding detail when she talked to Marge and Allen, they even sent a third photographer at no extra cost to capture even more of our special day! We got our pictures back within a day of returning from our honeymoon. I would highly recommend Allen and Marge -they found a way to capture every moment and feeling of the day. My family felt we could relive the entire day from start to finish by watching the slideshow. The only drawback to Marge and Allen's work is that it is TOOO hard to pick your favorite photos! I want to buy them all! Allen and Marge's daughter was so helpful - constantly fixing my dress so it looked perfect in each shot, capturing moments of me putting on my makeup and getting dressed, and her pictures are just as gorgeous. They are an incredible family and team and you'd be lucky to work with them. Read less
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Leigh and EJ
Wedding:
9/19/2009
5.0/5.0
Allen is a truly gifted photographer. He was very relaxed, funny and mindful of the type of pictures we were looking for. We were extremely pleased with the pictures!
Allen is a truly gifted photographer. He was very relaxed, funny and mindful of the type of pictures we were looking for. Read more...
Allen is a truly gifted photographer. He was very relaxed, funny and mindful of the type of pictures we were looking for. We were extremely pleased with the pictures! Read less
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jave
Wedding:
9/6/2009
4.9/5.0
We were very pleased with Creation Waits Photography. Marge and Allen were flexible, responsive and very easy to work with. During the ceremony they took some great shots but were unobtrusive. During the reception they took candid photos of all the guests without making people feel as if they were on display. Marge and Allen worked well with the rest of our vendors and took all the photos on our list as well as others that we thought of during the reception.
We were very pleased with Creation Waits Photography. Marge and Allen were flexible, responsive and very easy to work Read more...
We were very pleased with Creation Waits Photography. Marge and Allen were flexible, responsive and very easy to work with. During the ceremony they took some great shots but were unobtrusive. During the reception they took candid photos of all the guests without making people feel as if they were on display. Marge and Allen worked well with the rest of our vendors and took all the photos on our list as well as others that we thought of during the reception. Read less
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