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First Things First

First Things First

Under normal circumstances, a “first look” is not something any couple would ever forget. But what if you do it during the first snowfall of the season? Even better! Baltimore Museum of Industry is an extraordinary venue on a normal day, but when blanketed with white it really transforms into something special; the perfect setting not only for that first look, but for portraits afterwards as well. My second shooter, Dan,…

Eye Do

Eye Do

It was a very hectic morning in this Springfield, Virginia hotel room. Surrounded by the usual chaos, in a room full of bridesmaids, children, and event planners, I was working to capture the moment. Shooting dress and jewelry details, the hair and makeup process, family and friends, laughing and hugging, plus everything else that you would expect to see just hours before a wedding ceremony. Then, before getting into her…

Pictures of the Day

Pictures of the Day

It’s always nice to see your work acknowledged by others in this industry. Over the years Zuma Press has chosen many of my sports images to be included in their “Pictures of the Day” feature. For your viewing pleasure, I am attaching three recent selections (be sure to click on the title above). All photos were made during the 2017 NFL season at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, MD.  …

Love Letters at Airlie

Love Letters at Airlie

Kenneth and Kevin were married recently at Airlie. This is an amazing venue located on 300 secluded acres in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Warrenton, VA. It is used for retreats, conferences, weddings, and much more I’m sure. I had never shot a wedding here, but did scout it out with Ken a few weeks before the event.  When I saw the word “LOVE” spelled out in large block…

“Bearly” a Touchdown

“Bearly” a Touchdown

I love shooting NFL games. The intensity is unmatched. During a recent game between the Chicago Bears and Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium I captured a series of images that shows just how intense any given play can be. In the third quarter Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky moved to his right and threw a 27-yard pass into the end zone. The ball was intended for tight-end Dion Sims but…

Riders on the Storm

Riders on the Storm

OK, it wasn’t a storm…but it was chilly, breezy, and drizzling. I went to Olney on Sunday to shoot my nephew’s lacrosse game. Chase plays for the “Roughriders”.  His team, expertly coached by my brother Chris, Matt Treese, and Ed Furhman, was competing in an all-day tournament. I photographed them as they took on the formidable “Cannons”.  The Roughriders looked great and won the game 10-6. Chase scored a goal…

5 Ways that Professional Wedding Photographers Earn Every Dollar

When engaged couples start talking to potential wedding photographers, they are often surprised by what a true professional will charge. Perhaps they’ve (wisely) turned down Uncle Joe, who offered to shoot the wedding for free. Or maybe the quality of work from the $500 “wedding photographers” on Craigslist wasn’t quite what they thought it would be once they visited their websites (if they even have one). The next step is…