Ok, so I’m finally getting around to posting the rest of this session… Here’s more of Valacia, and the fine-art black and white figure study session.
Monica came in today with two dogs: Her terrier-mix, Cowgirl, and her mom’s Newfie-Lab mix, Chester. Here are just a few from today. Cowgirl was all about the photographs… Chester, well… notsomuch. Actually, come to think of it, Cowgirl wasn’t so much into the photographs as she was playing with the fabric remnants and backdrops. These are all I had time to retouch tonight before hitting the sack. G’night!
It’s been a few days, but finally slowed down enough to have some time to update the blog. This is Sarah and Josh who are getting married in June of this year. We met at a recent bridal show and they came to me for engagement portraits. Here are a few from their session in the studio and in Old Town Alexandria.
Ok, so I’m just getting to post this now… This is Mary and her three gorgeous (and oh-so-sweet!) Boykin Spaniels: Buster, Moe, and Gilbert. What’s so cute is they all have very distinct personalities even though they look so similar. I was afraid I wouldn’t be able to tell the three dogs apart when I started editing the portraits – yeah, not a problem. 🙂
Ok, here are a few more today. Today we had Patrick come in, followed by Bill Davis (the owner of Davis Deejays) and his wife Jeannie. Here are a couple that we did for the Davis Deejay website update.
Bill & Jeannie
Sorry I haven’t posted in awhile. I’ve been really really really busy. First taking (and passing!) my Certification exam, then speaking at a seminar in NH… But anyway, here’s a couple more dj’s from Davis Deejays. Here goes…
This is by far the biggest dog I have ever seen… easily. Talk about a gentle giant though! Logan’s a cane corso (apparently a breed related to the mastiff) and he’s the biggest baby ever. Just look at those (HUGE) eyes! Hailey, however, didn’t feel the same way and promptly got herself stashed in the bathroom. For a small female dog, I’ve gotta say she’s got some huge cajones.
If you want a good indication on just how big Logan is…
Take a look at the size of his head in comparison to Jessica!
These are just a few from tonight’s session with Kirsten & her blue-merle sheltie Abbie. First, I have to say I was so relieved to see another sheltie as tiny as Hailey. Our neighbors have possibly the world’s biggest shetland sheepdog, and I was starting to worry ours might be abnormally small. Oh, and the 3 dogs (we invited Winston over for a play date of course!) were SO cute together. Although, I have to admit… Abbie didn’t seem to be having the best time at first. Her big sister Kirsten (of the human variety) was having a great time, however. 2 outta 3 ain’t bad.
Here’s the family posing together:
Here are a few of Kirsten and Abbie.
Today was a very educational day for me. I learned a few things. First, I learned that you don’t schedule an 8:00am shoot for the day after a wedding. Then I learned that snakes can hear without ears, and that dogs often don’t care about them since they don’t give off a scent. And finally, I learned that snakes are, in fact, easier clients than dogs.
Today I had a mother and daughter come in with their reptilian friends. Steph, one of the greatest models in the world came in on short notice and was so fantastic. I had to laugh though. It was her first time handling a snake (and she agreed to do this anyway!), so the first reaction was “uh… ew…” Two minutes later: “How about if I put him around my neck? Ok, now how about around me this way?” Like I said, she’s awesome. 🙂 Oh, and for the record, yes, I also held them. I love snakes.
Since it’s late, here’s just one from today. This is Steph wearing Sierra.
Friday night I photographed Jena and James’ rehearsal dinner in Clarendon. If you ever have a chance to go to the Boulevard Woodgrill, I highly recommend the salmon, for what it’s worth. 🙂
Anyway, some of Jena’s family from Wisconsin had some pretty special gifts for the happy couple…
Jena’s aunt is presenting the couple with their gifts…
I wonder what they are…
You don’t give a die-hard Redskins fan a Vikings tee-shirt! Not in DC anyway…
Which explains why James is much happier wearing a cheese hat.