On Saturday night, I photographed a totally fun Christmas party for the Wasser Family. This was the 25th year in a row that they have done a Christmas party to celebrate with their friends. So, this one was special for them. They set up a fun background with stringed lights behind white fabric with some silver trees and champagne for photographing couples as they arrived. Later during the party I printed the portraits and put them into cardboard ornament frames for the Wassers to give their guests as gifts. Unfortunately, I didn’t think of it at the time, but I should have photographed the printed images in their frames once they were complete so I could show you how smashing they were. The prints were a big hit. There was also some great food, a live singer, and some super cute elves to greet guests and take their coats. A great time was had by all!
Posts tagged: Portraits
Thank you to everyone who has given us all the super cute outfits for baby Kat. She’s stylin’!
Hard to believe my little kit kat is 1 month old!
About a month ago, I did a commercial portrait shoot of Tad and Debbie Wicker in preparation for their new marketing campaign including their new website. Crimson Fly Marketing used the images to design their marketing pieces and new website which will be launching this weekend! Check it out at wickerhomes.com!
Here are the final designs from Crimson Fly…
And here are the images pre-design…
Welcome Katerina Grace Arnett! Born Friday, July 6th at 3:05pm weighing 8 pounds 9 ounces and measuring 21.5 inches long!
Today I photographed a beautiful family from my church. I think they had fun!
More photos from the shoot can be seen here.
On Monday, I did some corporate head shots for Joe in my home studio.
Mark was interested in updating his business head shot. So, we did a shoot yesterday in my home studio.
The rest of the photos from the shoot can be seen here.
Yesterday I photographed the very lovely Hartman family. Here are a few photos from the shoot.
The rest of the photos can be viewed here.
So, I thought I’d try the technique described here to create an “invisible black background” with Nikki the “supermodel.” First we tried shooting inside, but the flash was lighting up the furniture and wall behind her. So, then we moved outside in a shady area in my backyard. I think it would have been better to try this in the evening rather than in the middle of the afternoon because in order to get the background completely black I needed to close the aperture down so far that not enough light from my flash was getting to my camera to light her up. And when I opened the aperture up more the bright spots coming through the trees were showing up in my background. So, most of my photos ended up with a very dark background, but not completely black. It took some trial and error to even get everything close to right, but I did end up with one image that I really liked after a little bit of editing (mostly of the background, not Nikki).
Yesterday I took portraits of Joe in my home studio. Here are a few of my favorite shots…
All the photos are available to view here.
The photo above was taken September 16th when Alex was 1 week old!
Matt & Regina got married about a year ago. Since I am nearly 7 months pregnant now, it’s pretty difficult to shoot weddings this summer. So, Matt & Regina agreed to get all dressed up like it was their wedding all over again, and we did a photo shoot in Old Town Alexandria so I can build up my wedding portfolio. It was a fun time! We visited the farmer’s market, walked down King Street to the boating piers on the Potomac River, and stopped at some of the shops along the way. Regina and Matt were an adorable couple, and I wish them many years of happiness together! Below are some of my favorite photos from the morning. You can view the rest of the images here.
Over the weekend, I photographed a school dance for 8th graders which was pretty fun. Here’s some photos from the event.
More photos are available here.
The home studio is now set up and Ruthie was my guinea pig of sorts allowing me to take her senior portraits in the new studio. We chose a blue background to match the senior portraits of her siblings. We also took some shots outside. The wooded area provided a nice, natural backdrop. You can view the rest of the photos here.
I recently had the opportunity to photograph the beautiful Tatyana in the pub room at my apartment complex. We took some posed portraits of her and also some candids of her shooting pool. I experimented with using a stroboframe with the flash positioned to bounce backwards off of a white umbrella for most of these shots. It provided some nice diffused lighting of Tatyana’s face.
Elizabeth and Terrence decided to do their engagement shoot with me on Halloween. We did the shoot at Roosevelt Island on the Potomac River in Washington DC. It was a beautiful autumn day! Elizabeth and Terrence are such a great couple, and I am really looking forward to photographing their wedding in February.