The Wedding of Lisa & Jason

I first met Lisa when my wife and I were photographing the Maryland Craft Beer Festival in Frederick, MD in 2013.  Steph also did their family portraits that year.  Then in 2016, we photographed her brother’s wedding and learned how talented a make-up artist Lisa is.  So it was my absolute pleasure to photograph Lisa’s […]

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The Wedding of Arthur & Michael

Recently, I was privileged to photograph Arthur and Michael’s classy, intimate wedding at the Montpelier Mansion in Laurel, MD.  The event would consist of a small ceremony followed by an upscale dinner with only a handful of close friends and family in attendance.  It’s an honor when anyone hires you for a wedding, but particularly […]

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Yashica A, In Use

A few weeks ago, I wrote about my new-to-me, super cheapie antique-store-find Yashica A.  Last week, I burned my first 5 rolls of Kodak Tri-X in it as a test drive and man, what a test drive it was! Every year, my wife hosts a Fall Family Photo session on our friends’ beautifully rustic property in […]

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Grain is Not a Dirty Word

Photographers typically call an image “grainy” or “too grainy” like these words are inherently negative.  Just like they will say something is “tack sharp” as if this is an inherently positive attribute.  Is blue a bad color?  Is a line better than a circle?  Is “quality” only “low” and “high”? These associations of traits with […]

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