How You Can Capture Your Family's Happiest Moment, And Hold On To It Forever?

If Your Family Is The Most Important Thing In The World To You...

If You Want A Memory You Will Cherish Forever...

If You Realize How Quickly Things Can Change...

...This Information Will Be Priceless To You.


Dear Friend,

Your family is changing so fast, isn't it? Your children (and yes, they will be your children even when they're married and have kids of their own) are growing up and becoming more like adults every day. Don't you wish you could just freeze time and hold these special moments forever?

My name is M.J. Love, and capturing wonderful family memories is what I'm devoted to.  I'm a professional family photographer, but more than that, I'm just like you... I'm a family person.

We can't stop the clock but memories are the most valuable thing we own. I wake up every morning and wonder where the time is going. Do you ever do that? Have you noticed that, the older you and your children get, the faster time seems to fly? 

If you're like most families, you probably haven't given a lot of thought to having a family portrait created. Don't worry thats pretty normal.  You got a lot of things going on in your life.  Life is busier and crazier than ever in 2014 and family life in particular seems to be happening at an ever-accelerating pace.

5 Myths, Mistakes, And Misconceptions About Having A Family Portrait Created - The Stuff 99% Of All People In The World Don't Know:

By visiting my website, you must at least be considering having a portrait of your family created.  Well, thats great, you will probably never make a decision that will bring you more lasting joy.  However, there are some things you need to know before you and your loved ones step in front of any camera.  By the time you finish reading this single page, you will know everything you need to know about how to have the perfect family portrait created, one you will cherish forever!

You may feel that having a family portrait created is going to be a lot of work on your part.  Well, it isn't!  In fact, that could almost be one of the myths or mistakes right there.  As long as you know the information on this site, it won't be any work at all on your part.

.... So, lets jump right in!

#1st Myth, Mistake Or Misconception:

"Theres No Way To GUARANTEE I Will Love My Family Portraits." 

WRONG!  Depending on who creates your family portrait that is.  Just suppose you had a family portrait created, and your son or daughter didn't look natural in it.  The photograph was ok, but it didn't turn out spectacular.  Should you have to pay for it?  ABSOLUTELY NOT!  I believe strongly that no one should ever have to pay for a photograph that isn't perfect.  Thats why I'm the only photographer in Washington, DC to offer the following guarantee:


If your family doesn't look the happiest and the best they've ever looked together in these photographs... If you don't cry (tears of joy) when you look at them... You don't pay me for them.

That's my guarantee and personal promise to you.  As far as I know, theres no other photographer around that will make you this super guarantee.  These photographs will be completely meaningless to you unless they convey the real emotions and relationships between you and your loved ones.  Thats the only real reason to have a family portrait created.

So, if for any reason you feel that the photographs I created for you are anything less than perfect... if you don't actually cry when I show them to you for the first time, you don't pay me for them.  Its that simple.

Obviously, I'm totally confident that the portraits I create of you and your family will be well beyond anything you imagine.  I believe completely that these photographs will become your most prized possessions.  So much so that, if your house were on fire, you would grab them on the way out of your burning home.  This is not arrogance. I cant stand arrogance.  This is a complete belief in my abilities to capture natural, real emotions and family relationships on digital format unlike anyone else.  Thats why I cant wait to photograph your family for you.

So, to restate, heres my fantastic double guarantee:  If you are not thrilled with your photographs... if you are dissatisfied for any reason at all, I will do two things for you:

1st - At NO CHARGE, I will photograph your family again, and make sure that anything that wasn't perfect is fixed, without you paying another cent.

2nd - If I am absolutely unable to thrill you.... If I'm unable to create a photograph that you feel you will cherish forever, I will refund EVERY PENNY you invested in them.  You don't pay for your photographs unless you love them beyond expression!

If I don't end up being your photographer, make absolutely sure your photographer offers this strong of a guarantee.  If they're good, they should back up their work by taking all the risk off of you.

#2nd Myth, Mistake Or Misconception:

"All Family Portraits Are Created Equal."

INCORRECT.  Nothing could be further from the truth.  If you're at all like most people, you've probably had this question go through your mind:  How do I choose the right photographer?  In fact, you may even have thought of someone in your family - an uncle, a grandparent, even a friend - who is a bit of an amateur photographer.  Why not have those people create the photograph of your family?

Question:  Just suppose someone were to create the perfect family portrait for you, one where you and your loved ones looked better and happier than ever... Suppose someone created a portrait that meant the world to you?  What would that be worth?

No price tag can be put on your family's memories.  They are and always will be priceless.  So, why would you ever want to gamble with those memories?  It's just a question of whether you believe a portrait of your family could really mean that much to you.

If you were sick, and had to go to a doctor, would you want the cheapest doctor or the best one?  Well, theres really no question, its the same thing with your family's memories.  You can certainly find a cheaper photographer in town but there are other things to consider than just price.  The photographer you choose should care about your family and your memories, not just about making a buck off you.

I pride myself on becoming a family friend of every family I photograph.  I've even had some clients invite me to their houses for dinner.  You see I didn't get into photography to get rich.  Believe me, there are better (and easier) ways to make a fast buck.  I actually went to college to become an Architect.  I could be making a WHOLE bunch of money if I'd stayed in that line of work.

But I chose to become a professional family photographer.  Why did I make that career choice?  Because I finally realized that all the money in the world meant nothing to me if I didn't feel like I was making a difference.

I realized that memories are priceless and that there is no more noble or wonderful profession than to become a memory giver.

I didn't become a photographer because I liked to take pictures.  Don't get me wrong, I do like the art of photography, but thats not the reason I first picked up a camera.  As a child, my brothers and I didn't have many photographs taken.  My entire time growing up, I can remember only a few photographs taken of us.  Early in my career, I created a portrait of my brothers and I together and to this day I cherish that photograph, it means the world to me.

I can't even imagine what it would be like not to have that photograph displayed on my wall.  I look at it every single day, it is one of my most prized possessions.  I only wish I had a current photograph of all of us together.  That would be one of the most priceless things I own.

Time is the one thing that none of us have enough of, its the one thing that money can't buy.  Time is one of the thing that we all would give just about anything for.  Through photography, we can hold on to the moments in our lives that we wish could last forever.  And, if its done correctly, these same photographs can become almost like works of art that we display in our homes for everyone to see and share.

Don't make the decision as to who will photograph your family until you chat with me.  There are things you will want to ask the photographers.

Theres no cost, and no obligation to just chat with me, and it will make the whole difference as to how great your portraits will look.   Simply CLICK HERE to find out how to contact me by phone, just to chat.

Don't worry, I'm not going to try to sell you on working with me.  I'm already very busy, and I don't need to pressure anyone to work with me as a photographer.  I'll just talk to you about your portraits and help you discover what your photographs could be like.

If you decide to have me create your portraits, great.  If not, no problem.



M.J. Love Photography is a professional Wedding and Portrait Photography Studio based in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area and is available for travel worldwide. We absolutely, positively, guarantee you will be thrilled when you get your photographs. If tears of joy do not roll down your cheeks the first time you see your photographs, then we will do whatever it takes to make sure that it does or we will give you all your money back.

About M.J. Love

In order to be BIG, you have to think big. If you think small, you're going to be small. - Emeril Lagasse, TV Chef

As a child growing up in foster homes through out the Burroughs of New York City, I developed an eye for the arts. I was always known as one of the triplets with a sketchbook and graphite pencils in his backpack and a camera hanging on his shoulder, if I were not sketching then I would be taking photographs. Even though I went to school for Architecture, my true loves (other than my wife) are sketching and photography. Nine years ago I decided to let the world know and become a professional at this. So, here I am, photographing weddings and portraits in a city near you.

As a Brooklyn native transplanted in Washington, D.C., these are the two cities where I draw some of my inspiration. I get the rest from traveling, studying the craft and honing my photographic eye.

If you get to know me, you will quickly find out the nine things I love;

1.) I love my God, 2.) I love my wife (Tameca), 3.) I love my family, 4.) I love all my friends, 5.) I love well-seasoned dishes, 6.) I love going to museums, 7.) I love sketching, 8.) I love photography, 9.) And I "love", you.

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This is a great way for you to contact me, even if you would rather not call me on the phone.

Simply fill out the form below, and click "submit," and within 48 hours, I will have an answer for you.

Perhaps you have a specific question about some clothing you're thinking of wearing in a photograph. Perhaps you would like to know more about my unique "Father's Pride" or the Children Photography. Perhaps you'd just like to know more about what makes a M.J. Love Portrait so special.

Whatever your question, I can answer it for you through email.

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The best way to contact me is by phone. This way we can chat about your photography needs, and I can answer any other questions you may have. There's no cost, and no obligation for us to chat. Someone is usually in the office to take your call Monday Thru Friday from 9:00am till 5:00pm. Otherwise, you can leave a message, and someone will get back to you right away.


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Join the "City Photo Walking Tour" everyone is talking about in Washington, DC.




Dear Camera Owner,

Like many people today, you’ve probably recently brought a new camera or owned one for two, three, or many years and in that time you’ve taken “so-so” pictures. Maybe, you are semi-satisfied with the photographs you’ve taken? We guarantee you will learn & take postcard - perfect photographs! Here’s how it works: A group of 6-10 persons will meet at a monument or landmark in the Greater Washington, DC area by appointment. First we’ll go over basic features of your camera. Second, we’ll go over composition and lighting. Lastly, we’ll take our time (at least 1-2 hours) to capture great photographs in the historical and popular locations in the D.C. metropolitan area. When we’re done, you’ll be able to take your photographs to create your own postcards to enlarge and display them in your home, all while becoming familiar with our nation’s capital!

Postcard photographs taken like a professional! Take Michelle for instance, she owned a camera for many years and didn’t know how to operate it at all. She used the first setting of the lady and the green square on the camera dial. Michelle went to college out of state but now lives in DC; even so, she hasn’t had enough time to explore the city and appreciate its culture, history and landmarks. Although Michelle doesn’t have time to go to school to study photography, she is willing to sacrifice a couple of hours of her time to learn. As a loving mother of two, she will use her available time to learn photography while the kids are in school and before it gets to late.

Also, Michelle vacations with her family and often travels for her job. While in the gift shop, she sometimes wonders how the photographs on the postcards she mails to her job, family and friends are taken. Have you ever wondered that too? Like Michelle you too can learn how to capture great images in just 30 minutes and have fun exploring the city you never really knew.

Act now – call us today at (800) 737-4051 and... Schedule a photo expedition(s). Fee: $140 (per person) for a two hour photo walking tour.

    1    Photographers at any skill level are invited to attend, with any kind of camera

    2    Orientation on photographic & camera technique is offered, followed by hands-on instructions

    3    We’ll always talk to you in plain English - No photography babble

Why suffer from unproductive results from your camera, unsatisfying photographs, and angry frustration? Call the "City Photo Walking Tour" today because this will be the best thing you’ve ever done for your photos. You will learn the basics of your camera and capture postcard like photographs that you will be proud to share with family and friends. 

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Join the tour everyone is talking about in Washington, DC. "City Photo Walking Tours" takes you on a fun tour of the city where you'll learn to fall in love with photography. Hosted by a Professional Wedding & Portrait Photographer, Marlon J. Love



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DC Monument Tour

Taking a photo tour of Washington DC's Monuments & Memorials is a unique way to develop your photography skills while exploring the nation’s capital. Washington DC is a bustling city with all kinds of photo opportunities. A professional wedding & family portrait photographer will teach you how to take great photographs while you visit the most popular attractions in Washington DC. 


Botanic Garden Tour

The U.S. Botanic Garden is a living plant museum located on the National Mall in Washington DC. From roses to orchids, the rainforest to the Mid-Atlantic, rare and endangered plants to the latest in home gardens, you will find a world of plants in the permanent exhibits and gardens to learn photography. Any time of year, you'll see something beautiful in bloom at the U.S. Botanic Garden. The indoor gardens and galleries, with the jungle, desert and primeval paradise, offer the perfect photo walking tour to a scorching summer, rainy or winter day. 


Museum Tour

The East Mall is flanked by many architecturally impressive buildings. There are nine Smithsonian museums in Washington, DC, including the Castle, the Museum of American History, the Natural History Museum and the Air and Space Museum. During the photo walking tour, we'll tour the National Gallery of Art, the Sculpture Garden, and/or the Hirshorn Musuem. He're you'll learn to take postcard perfect photographs.


iPhone-ography Tour

Our iPhoneography tour and workshop brings the city and our love of mobile street photography to life, providing you with all the tools you need to harness the power of your iPhone, its apps, and your own creativity.

Fusing practical mobile technology and app advice with imaginative photography techniques, we’ll help you master this powerful image-making medium in an afternoon of exploration and fun.



StreetScape Tour

Guided by our wedding & portrait photographer and city specialists, City Photo Walking Tour is perfect for anyone who wants an alternative day in the city, exploring must-see sights, as well as some of its undiscovered locations, while learning about photography. Ideal for all levels and experience!



Cherry Blossom Tour

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Bring your camera and join the photo walking tour everyone is talking about! Washington, DC’s “Cherry Blossom Tour” is an event that is held once a year. “Marlon ”M.J.” Love, a Professional Wedding & Portrait Photographer, will be your guide (  City Photo Walking Tours will help you with your camera’s basic features and will share with you secrets to creating amazing postcard like images. After this photo walking tour, you will fall in love with photography. Slots are filling up quickly. Click now to RSVP.