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Sneak Peeks: Alexa & Clayton at Battle of the Hook

So, when I was at the Battle of the Hook back in October, I had two sets of couples sign up for portrait sessions.  I really love doing these reenactor portraits, as it’s a really unusual take on the typical “engagement” or “couple” photos that you see floating around everywhere these days.  They’re fun because they combine two people’s passion for their hobby with their love of one another, and I find that to be a beautiful thing.

Without further ado, here are some of my shots of one of the couples, Alexa and Clayton:

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The Germans are coming to New Oxford

A couple weeks ago I attended “The Liberation of New Oxford” in New Oxford, PA.  For this WWII event, the small town dresses itself up as a wartime French village.  Locals and visitors alike gather in the town square as an invading force of Germans eventually arrives and takes over the town.  Almost immediately they start getting pushback from local resistance groups, and eventually a large force of Americans arrives and helps overthrow the German occupation of the town.  This was my first time attending the event and I was impressed by how well it was done.  Huge numbers of reenactors, multiple fly-bys of a C-47 that was “dropping paratroopers”, well over a dozen vehicles, and the whole thing was generally well-orchestrated.  I would highly recommend the event.

Next year I will take a different, less centralized position for my photos (perhaps even joining in with the French Resistance unit I belong to that attended the event), but I am still really happy with what I got this year.  I hope that you enjoy them!  As always, just click the image to see a larger version.

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Sneak Peeks: Amalgamated Classic Clothing & Dry Goods

A week ago today I had the opportunity to be part of something I’ve never done before:  a large scale fashion shoot, complete with stylists, makeup and wardrobe specialists, even a second shooter.  There were almost a dozen models, with multiple looks each, so I have a lot of editing on my plate.  For now I’ve been testing out a few processing “looks” for the client (i.e. just simple exposure/color/etc editing, no photoshopping) so that she can decide on what style she wants for the final product.  Even though I’m far from finished with these images, I’m still really pleased with how they have come out thus far, and so I figured I’d show some of them to you all as well.

Enjoy.

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Mini-Session with the 43rd Regiment

One of the things I’ve been trying to focus on more with my work is booking sessions with specific units.  During Under The Redcoat, an event I attended a couple weeks ago, the 43rd Regiment of Foot had asked for some coverage of them at the event.  Unfortunately, due to a few things out of my control, I was only able to shoot them for about half an hour (and I will be making up the difference to them at this fall’s Battle of the Hook), but I’m very pleased with what I was able to get in such a short period of time.

I’d love to do more work like this in the future, so if you or anyone you know is looking to have some good PR shots taken for their unit, whether for personal use or for the unit website for recruitment purposes, please let me know.  It’s fun to do, and it can really help boost a unit’s image.

But enough about that, here are a few of the shots I got:

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Henry & Edward

Last weekend I had a great opportunity to expand the portraiture section of my portfolio by photographing these two lovely boys and their mom down in La Plata, Maryland.  Harry and Edward were both very well-behaved, and though it was sometimes challenging to keep their attention, I got some really great shots, including a few with their family of chickens!  I will post a more complete set later, but for now, here are a few early favorites.

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Fall Foliage Session: Chris & Natasha

This past weekend I had a lovely fall-themed shoot with Chris and Natasha up near Dulles, VA.  They wanted to make good use of the beautiful fall foliage that Virginia has at the moment to take some photos for Christmas cards, etc, so we went out to Walney Park, a lovely local park for an evening.  It was my first time shooting a couple since July, and my first time doing this type of shoot in quite awhile.  Portrait sessions are always a little awkward for me to shoot, especially outdoors, but I really enjoy the results and the more of them I do, the more comfortable I become.

Here are a few “early releases” from the shoot.  I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!