Showing posts for 'natural light'. Clear search

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...
Read the Full Post »

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...
Read the Full Post »

Total Exclipse | Northern Virginia Photographer of Awesome Things

August 26, 2017 - TOTALLY AWESOME! Enough said. # # # PRINT PURCHASES: As a special gift to readers of my blog, I am happy to announc...
Read the Full Post »

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...
Read the Full Post »

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...
Read the Full Post »

Creative Portrait Workshop Fun | Northern Virginia Portrait Photographer

July 20, 2017 - WHO KNEW A BARE STUDIO COULD BE SO MUCH FUN? "The workshop was really helpful for me as I have always had difficulties...
Read the Full Post »

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...
Read the Full Post »

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...
Read the Full Post »

Dressed-in-Blue Teen Portrait | Northern Virginia Portrait Photographer

June 26, 2017 - PRETTY IN BLUE. As part of a recent joint project with Gallery252 and Blue World Media Network, I photographed two teen...
Read the Full Post »

Teen Model Lydia in Street Clothes | Northern Virginia Portrait Photographer

June 12, 2017 - QUIET PRESENCE. This is the first portrait I took of 15-year-old Lydia as part of my joint project with Gallery252 and...
Read the Full Post »

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...
Read the Full Post »

Teen Model Amina in Fur | Northern Virginia Portrait Photographer

June 06, 2017 - IMPOSING PRINCESS. On Sunday, I photographed two teenage sisters, Lydia and Amina, as part of a joint project with Gall...
Read the Full Post »

Beautiful Lydia in Hijab | Northern Virginia Portrait Photographer

June 05, 2017 - A LOVELY PRESENCE. This past Sunday, I photographed two teenage sisters, Lydia and Amina, as part of a joint project wi...
Read the Full Post »

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...
Read the Full Post »

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...
Read the Full Post »

Artistic Bridal Bouquets by Rick's Flowers | Northern Virginia Wedding Photographer

April 06, 2017 - FLORAL ARTISTRY. Rick Thompson, the person behind Rick's Flowers, prides himself on his creative and whimsical designs:...
Read the Full Post »

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...
Read the Full Post »

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...
Read the Full Post »

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...
Read the Full Post »

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...
Read the Full Post »

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...
Read the Full Post »

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...
Read the Full Post »

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,...
Read the Full Post »

Cinderella Engagement

March 15, 2015 - JESSICA & GABRIEL: A "CINDERELLA" STORY Gabriel proposed to Jessica last September at the Barcroft Bible Church, where...
Read the Full Post »

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...
Read the Full Post »

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...
Read the Full Post »

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...
Read the Full Post »

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...
Read the Full Post »

Archive
January February March (2) April May (2) June (1) July August September October November December
January February (1) March (1) April May June July August September October November December
January February March April May June July August September October November December
January February March April May June July August September October November December