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Shahla's Pregnancy Session | Northern Virginia Portrait Photographer

March 09, 2019 - A SPECIAL MOTHERS' DAY GIFT - A ROGER HAMMONS PHOTOGRAPHY PORTRAIT SESSION! I first met Shahla and Tom when they schedu...
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YA Author NoNieqa Ramos: Casual Headshot | Ashburn Virginia Headshot Photographer

June 08, 2018 - VARIETY IS ALWAYS IMPORTANT! When I returned from vacation in Mexico, I saw an email from the Ashburn, Virginia author...
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House of Cards Actor George Melik | Northern Virginia Headshot Photographer

May 25, 2018 - PLAYING MY CARDS RIGHT! In May, I was fortunate to work again with actor George Melik, who has appeared in the highly r...
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Workshop "Splotch-Light" Challenge | Northern Virginia Portrait Photographer

October 28, 2017 - SPLOTCH-LIGHT / SPOTLIGHT. On Friday, Michael Dunphy and I finished co-teaching our "Fall Environmental Portraits with...
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At Night with a Bloody Knife Portrait | Northern Virginia Portrait Photographer

October 28, 2017 - SUSAN -- CAUGHT ON CAMERA -- ON THE PLAZA, WITH A KNIFE, AT NIGHT. (It's called abetting when you help set it all up!)...
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Kiss of Flash Portraiture Workshop | Northern Virginia Portrait Photographer

October 18, 2017 - A "MRS P" WORKSHOP: FALL ENVIRONMENTAL PORTRAITS WITH A KISS OF FLASH by Roger Hammons, Ph.D., M.Photog., CPP and Mich...
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October Portraiture Workshop | Northern Virginia Portrait Photographer

September 26, 2017 - WHAT A DIFFERENCE A FLASH MAKES! Today Michael and I finished our preparations for a new class on outdoor studio portra...
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Rain Man | Northern Virginia Portrait Photographer

September 21, 2017 - POUR IT ON. Recently, my friend Philip Brasch invited me to help teach a night-time portraiture class for the Northern...
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Dreamy End-of-Summer Child Portrait | Northern Virginia Portrait Photographer

August 15, 2017 - SUMMER-TIME MEMORIES. Sometimes we take photographs of people to record how they look; sometimes we take photographs of...
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Finding Lovely Environmental Portrait Locations | Northern Virginia Portrait Photographer

July 30, 2017 - POCKETS OF PERFECTION I love the "doing" of a portrait session, whether in studio or on location. The collaboration bet...
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A Dog's Executive Portrait | Northern Virginia Family Photography

July 17, 2017 - In a prior post, I shared a studio portrait of Wally and his family, which consists of two humans, Caitlin and Grant, wh...
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Shahla and Tom's Ashburn Engagement Session | Northern Virginia Wedding Photographer

June 27, 2017 - UPLIFTING LOVE. Shahla and Tom met and fell in love at medical school. Last Monday, they took a well-deserved break fro...
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Rachel and Matt: Stone Tower Winery Engagement | Northern Virginia Wedding Photographer

June 08, 2017 - ROMANCE ATOP HOGBACK MOUNTAIN. Rachel and Matt wanted to have a morning engagement session at Stone Tower Winery in Lee...
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California Street Photography | Northern Virginia Wedding Photographer

June 03, 2017 - On a recent business trip, I was able to spend time in Santa Monica, my first visit to a favorite place in a very long t...
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Serendipitous Portrait Session | Northern Virginia Portrait Photographer

May 22, 2017 - SWEET SERENDIPITY! While co-instructing an Existing Light Portraiture workshop with my friend Philip, I happened to not...
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Existing Light Portraiture Workshop | Northern Virginia Portrait Photographer

May 22, 2017 - ANOTHER EXCITING DAY OF TEACHING! My friend Philip and I just completed teaching a fun workshop on existing light portr...
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Family Portrait Gifts for Mothers' Day | Northern Virginia Family Portrait Photographer

May 08, 2017 - RE-CREATING MEMORIES. My three daughters wanted to re-create one of my wife's favorite portraits of them when they were...
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Mark and Jessica: Old Alexandria Sunrise Engagement

March 29, 2017 - MOONLIT ROMANCE Voila! Mark and Jessica wanted their engagement session to be in Old Town Alexandria, while I was look...
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The 10-Minute Portrait Challenge | Northern Virginia Portrait Photographer

March 28, 2017 - MEETING THE CHALLENGE At a recent portrait photography workshop, I was given the following challenge: In a tiny park t...
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Sarah and Mason: A Washington DC Sunrise Engagement

March 26, 2017 - DC SUNRISE Sarah and Mason met at a George Mason University party, and Mason proposed in Stowe, Vermont on a ski trip o...
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How to Take Better Children's Photos: Tip 3

September 19, 2016 - TIP #3. LET THEM BE Once you've found great light (see Tip 1) and a background that accentuates your subject (see Tip 2...
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Best-In-Show Wedding Portrait

September 13, 2016 - HONORED INDEED! I was thrilled when my wedding photograph entitled "Our Love Is Evergreen" won best-in-show honors in t...
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How to Take Better Children's Photos: Tip 2

September 12, 2016 - TIP #2. SIMPLIFY THE BACKGROUND It's all about the storytelling. A confusing background competes with the subject for t...
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How to Take Better Children's Photos: Tip 1

September 05, 2016 - TIP #1. LOOK FOR GOOD LIGHT Harsh lighting makes for harsh portraits, which isn't fun for the child, the photographer,...
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Lansdowne Resort Wedding | Northern Virginia Wedding Photographer

June 29, 2016 - BEAUTIFUL WEDDING ON A PERFECT SUMMER DAY! Katie and Austen had hoped to marry in Bluemont, Virginia; but, as their Jun...
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Sweet 16 Portrait | Northern Virginia Portrait Photographer

January 06, 2016 - SWEET SWEET 16 Autumn and her parents wanted "Sweet 16" portraits taken at their favorite bayside park. It was indeed...
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Jennifer and Willie: Alexandria Virginia Engagement Portraits

October 31, 2015 - OLD TOWN ALEXANDRIA CHARM Jennifer and Willie wanted their engagement portraits to be taken in a beautiful outdoor sett...
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Engagement Photography 11+1 Project

August 25, 2015 - 11+1 PROJECT - AUGUST, MONTH 2: For the second engagement portrait in my 11+1 project with Katie and Thomas at the Wine...
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Winery At Bull Run Engagement Project

August 03, 2015 - 11 + 1 Challenge Katie and Thomas booked my wedding photography services well over a year in advance. While thinking a...
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Julian: High School Senior Portrait | Northern Virginia Portrait Photographer

May 16, 2015 - WHAT'S IN YOUR 'WALLETS'? Julian did not like what was in his! He felt that his senior portraits, taken by the high sch...
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Cinderella Engagement

March 15, 2015 - JESSICA & GABRIEL: A "CINDERELLA" STORY Gabriel proposed to Jessica last September at the Barcroft Bible Church, where...
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Photographing Fashion Model Nina Baprawska | Northern Virginia Portrait Photographer

January 29, 2015 - SEEKING EFFORTLESS BEAUTY An experienced international fashion model, Nina was looking to update her professional portf...
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Best Reasons for an Engagement Session

December 30, 2014 - WHY ENGAGEMENT PHOTOGRAPHS? There are many very good reasons to schedule an engagement session with your wedding photog...
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Wedding Portraits at West Belmont Place | Northern Virginia Wedding Photographer

November 16, 2014 - MARIA & JERRY: WEDDING DAY PORTRAITS DISPLAYED AT WEST BELMONT PLACE For Visit Loudoun's first self-guided wedding tour...
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Jelks Family at the Beach | Northern Virginia Portrait Photographer

October 29, 2014 - SUMMER BEACH PORTRAITS In August, I had not wanted to let Summer end without posting a beach family portrait session. B...
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Sarah & Nathan: Garden Pregnancy Session | Northern Virginia Family Photographer

October 13, 2014 - ROMANTIC PREGNANCY PORTRAITS Sarah and Nathan were high school sweethearts who married soon after college. They are now...
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Crystal & Nate Winery Engagement Session | Northern Virginia Wedding Photographer

September 27, 2014 - ROMANCE AT HILLSBOROUGH WINERY Crystal and Nate met while attending Virginia State University. He proposed to her on N...
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Courtney & Andrew Engagement | Northern Virginia Wedding Photographer

August 19, 2014 - GREAT FALLS, VIRGINIA REALLY IS FOR LOVERS! As enthusiastic backpackers, hikers, and kayakers, Courtney and Andrew real...
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Winery Engagement Session | Northern Virginia Wedding Photographer

July 09, 2014 - WINERY AT BULL RUN ENGAGEMENT SESSION Carol and David chose the Winery at Bull Run for their summer-time engagement ses...
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Katharine & Hans Engagement | Northern Virginia Wedding Photographer

May 17, 2014 - TEAMMATES FOR LIFE: A LOVE STORY Katharine and Hans met in high school through soccer and have been girlfriend/boyfrien...
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