Friday, July 31, 2009

Kile & James, Part 2

Earlier today, I headed out with Kile and James for a fun portrait session near the Marilyn Monroe mural here in DC. Unfortunately, the weather didn't cooperate.

We tried to shoot between downpours...

...but the rain didn't stay off for long!
We'll have to reschedule!


Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Oronoco Bay Park

I was back at Oronoco Bay Park (the site of Alexandria's Birthday Party) over the weekend and snapped these two shots near the water's edge. I'm loving the shallow depth of field I'm able to achieve with my new lens!


Monday, July 27, 2009

Kile & James

In May, my friends Kile and James got married on the lawn next to the Jefferson Memorial on the Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C. It was a sweet ceremony attended by a close group of friends, and followed by a delicious brunch at the Chart House in Old Town Alexandria!

The bride's beautiful bouquet (she made it herself!) and gorgeous ring!

The Washington Monument provided an iconic backdrop to the joyous occasion!

The kiss!

They were married on the same day that the Rolling Thunder was passing through the city! Here's a shot of some motorcycles lined up along 14th St SW:


Thursday, July 23, 2009

Rain, rain go away

It was raining like crazy when I parked my car at work this morning! I sat for a few minutes to let it pass, and snapped this shot of the rain drops on my windshield.

Happy (almost) weekend!


Monday, July 20, 2009

Recently Published Images

Recently, four of my photos have been chosen to be used on two blogs and an online slideshow. Here are those photos and links to the publications.

Catherine Calvin, the catering sales manager for the Hilton Garden Inn in Fairfax, VA, chose the following two photos for her blog describing the Brides Against Breast Cancer bridal gown sale, which I blogged about here. See her post here.

A few days before Memorial Day this year, I headed out to Arlington National Cemetery to take a few photos of the flags that the Old Guard put out for the holiday. The following image was chosen by dcist to be featured as the photo of the day on Memorial Day: May 25, 2009. See the post here.

Back in April, I submitted this photo to the Washington Post of the cherry blossoms near the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC. It was chosen to be included in this slideshow. You can also see it from my profile.


Sunday, July 19, 2009

Brides Against Breast Cancer

I spent Friday afternoon and Saturday morning volunteering for the Making Memories foundation's Brides Against Breast Cancer bridal gown sale in Arlington, VA. The foundation accepts bridal gown donations from manufacturers, bridal shops, designers, and individuals, then sets up at various locations on their "Nationwide Tour of Gowns" to sell the gowns to brides-to-be at incredible prices. There were tons of styles and colors to choose from! Here are images from a few of the gowns that were for sale.

The hosting hotel had set up a few tables to showcase their wedding packages. This is a close-up of one of the centerpieces. Yum!


Saturday, July 18, 2009

Alexandria's Birthday Party

The city of Alexandria hosted a birthday party for itself and the nation on July 11, 2009. The Marines from The Basic School at MCB Quantico provided a fantastic fireworks show, while the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra played the 1812 Overture and other classics.



Natalie Franke hosted a Lunch-n-Learn workshop and session in Annapolis, MD, on July 12, 2009. We spent a few hours walking around and taking pictures of each other, then sat down for lunch while Natalie and Vida Carson went over the business of photography. Here are some shots from that day.