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26 Mar 2017

Covering Scena Theatre: Press Photos for the Production of ‘The Night Alive’

Scena Theater (website/Facebook) is one of my favorite clients. Their productions are always incredibly well done and the people who are in and help run the shows are all really cool human beings. I’ve been blessed to work with them for their past seven productions (The Norwegians, Shining City, Handbag, Molly, The Cripple of Inishmaan, and The Importance of Being Earnest, and Antigone Now). Their current production, The Night Alive, is currently running atAtlas Performing Arts Center in Washington, DC and has amassed a large number […]

24 Mar 2017

Amman + Meriam’s Proposal Photoshoot – Georgetown Waterfront, Washington, DC

Love is in the air! Amman contacted me a few weeks ago and asked if I would help plan and photograph a proposal to his girlfriend Meriam. All he knew was that his plan to bring Meriam out was to buy movie tickets to a show at Loew’s in Georgetown. His first idea involved the National Arboretum but we agreed that it would be too crowded to propose and shoot in, plus the travel wouldn’t make sense and would raise some red flags. […]

13 Mar 2017

Sixth Annual Skate for Catherine!

Year SIX! Six years in a row! The Catherine Elizabeth Blair Memorial Fund is a local non-profit that is near and dear to my heart. Their mission is dedicated to raising funds for developing treatments for the childhood cancer neuroblastoma. Catherine was a patient at the pediatric cancer clinic where I worked – she was a great kid and her family is amazing. The foundation held its first “Skate for Catherine!” event on March 1st, 2012 at Kettler Capitals Iceplex […]

15 Feb 2017

Izlem & Alejandro’s Civil Ceremony

Izlem and Alejandro contacted me to ask if I would be willing to be the photographer for their civil wedding. I was more than happy to accept – I have had a number of friends who, for their own (completely valid) reasons, skipped the big wedding ceremony and reception for the equally romantic civil wedding. Having shot civil weddings has shown me that the love between these couples is just as big as any other. The excitement is also still there – […]

23 Jan 2017
Equality, Politics, Washington DC, Women's March

Women’s March 2017, Washington, D.C.

Regardless of your politics, you can’t deny the power of the worldwide marches held on January 21, 2017. Estimated attendance figures are over 2.9 million people, the largest in U.S. history, and I was lucky enough to have been able to join them. More incredible than the turnout was the mood of the march – one of positivity, unity, and peace. That’s democracy and free speech in action. These photos were shot with a Canon 5DIII and a Canon 24-70mm […]

30 Mar 2016

Covering Scena Theatre: Press Photos for the Production of ‘Antigone Now’

Scena Theater (website/Facebook) is an awesome client and I always look forward to working with them again. Being a stage/theatre photographer can be tough – incredibly dynamic movements, expressions, and lighting changes – but Scena has always been amazing to work with. I’ve had the pleasure of covering their past six productions (The Norwegians, Shining City, Handbag, Molly, The Cripple of Inishmaan, and The Importance of Being Earnest) and recently did the photography for their newest production, Antigone Now at the Atlas Performing Arts Center […]

20 Mar 2016

Mike + Laura’s Proposal Photoshoot – Tidal Basin, Washington, DC

I love being a proposal photographer and I have the best clients ever! Mike and Laura met in 2013 on a blind date set up via mutual friends. They’re awesome and you can definitely see the love between them. They’re really thoughtful, too – Laura spent months planning a huge event for Mike’s last birthday and he wanted to go just as big for his proposal to her. Mike contacted me over a month in advance to plan and coordinate […]

09 Dec 2015

Kavi Workspace 2015 Annual User Group Conference

I recently had the pleasure of covering the Fourth Annual Kavi Workspace User Group Conference in Alexandria, Virginia. Kavi is a software company based in Portland, Oregon that gives its users a platform for collaborative team work, structured workflows, and secure participation. I was contacted by Mark Ace, president of Kavi, and asked to cover key moments in the meeting while also capturing candid moments from around the room. Working as an event photographer is always a lot of fun, and […]

23 Nov 2015

Maxine + Mycal’s Maternity/Paternity Shoot – Arlington, Virginia

Okay, I hope I’m not alone in thinking that expecting dads joining their ladies in joint maternity/paternity shoots is awesome. It’s great seeing how invested these future fathers are, how excited everybody is, and how close these couples are. I’m all about gender equality and mixing up gender roles and this is a definite sign that things are trending towards cool things. I’ve known Maxine and Mycal for a long time. Maxine and I worked together at a pediatric hematology/oncology […]

20 Nov 2015

DJ Nicar

DJ Nicar is a DJ and music producer who works and lives in the DMV (DC/Maryland/Virginia metro region) and puts out amazing work. Nicar is currently the co-executive producer of the #DMVRising project by DJ Chris Styles of WPGC 95.5 FM and 94.7 Fresh FM. Not only is he a cool dude and a great talent, he’s fluent in American Sign Language – not something you’d expect with a DJ! Nicar contacted me and let me know that he needed a […]