Sunday, September 30, 2007

Duanji & David - The Koi Room

This past Sunday, Brian and I photographed Duanjie & David’s wedding at 2941 Restaurant in Falls Church, Va. The building, although oddly named, is a beautifully designed lakeside restaurant with a contemporary and Asian inspired decor. Large coy live in ponds that surround the building, some even living in small ponds inside. Man made waterfalls create a beautiful backdrop for portraits. It was an interesting collection of friends and family, primarily a mix of Chinese, Canadian, and New Zealanders.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

The Caveman Attends a Wedding?!

Laura & KeithBrian shot a beautiful wedding on the 15th, with what was likely to have been the most fun reception I’ve seen.  The guests were up and dancing hard all night. Laura and Keith are a fun loving couple who’s friends seems to have had many of the night’s song selections pre-choreographed.  Either that or they were quick to join in and ad-lib along.   The word around the reception was that the Geico Caveman from Geico’s TV commercials was present.  Apparently the couple had relatives who were Geico execs, and the Caveman was either a friend or family member.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Family excursion & studio photography session.

Rebecca and I took the little one to Patapsco Valley State Park for an afternoon of fun, including some photography by the Cascade Falls section of the blue trail.  With the rainfall being light recently, there was more of a trickle than a fall of water, but falls are always a beautiful place to photograph.
Later that night, Rebecca and I shot some photos for our portfolio and for selling on, including some business scenarios and extreme makeup experiments.  Rebecca usually does a great job art directing and with makeup, but we are new to shooting extreme makeup.  We thought it would be good to test it out before bringing in models for a more formal session.

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Twin Babies - Twice the Love

What a fun time we had photographing Pam and John’s twin boy and girl! At only 3 weeks old, but arriving 3 weeks early, it was a nice way to celebrate their due date!

Sunset Engagement Shoot

We had a beautiful late afternoon and evening to photograph Mark and Chris's engagement in Quiet Water’s Park, Annapolis, MD. We shot at several locations around the park, taking advantage of the grounds and ideal lighting. We finished the evening with the setting sun and fiery sky for our backdrop. We look forward to their September wedding day when we will get a chance to capture all the great smiles, laughter, and love they have found in each other.

Budding Model

Brian and I were pleased to have met Jen Johnson,a model from Model Mayhem who came to our studio in the evening for a stock photography session. New to modeling, Jen brought a great attitude and look, and took direction well, while still improving easily. We worked with some outfits Jen brought, but also took shots of her in some scrubs.