Elaine + Eric’s Georgetown Engagement Session

I met Elaine and Eric back in January when I did my first ever bridal show at the Patriot Center.  They were the first couple to contact me after the show, the first couple to set up a meeting and the first couple to book a wedding with me.

These two made the bridal show completely worth it. With a tight schedule leading up to their June wedding Elaine and Eric wanted to make sure we got an engagement session done in time and get a gorgeous guest book for the wedding. I’d been looking forward to the session with them and even more so once we switched the location from Avenel Farm to Georgetown.

Our session started at the rather beautiful Francis Scott Key Memorial where they displayed their dipping prowess, which means we’ll have a LOT of dipping pictures come wedding day!

After a trip to my new favorites spot just above the boat house, Elaine made a quick outfit change and we went off in search of a couple more locations.  A stop at a nice little courtyard and then a quick duck into an alley finally led us to Grace Church and those beautiful red doors I’ve been wanting to shoot at for awhile.

I had so much fun with Elaine and Eric on this shoot.  She was a trooper hiking all over Georgetown in those heels, and how about that ring!!  I can’t wait for their wedding in a couple of weeks.

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Shots Of The Blue Man Group At National Theatre

Tuesday night, Blue Man Group kicked off a five-day stay at the National Theatre in Washington, DC and my wife and I were invited to come down on opening night to enjoy the performance and snap.

Having never seen BMG before I was excited to go, and not only would we have ourselves a pretty sweet ‘date night’ but I was lucky enough to photograph the last 40 minutes of the show.  Thankfully I have an amazing wife who let me ‘work’ on date night so I could capture these awesome shots!

It was a little odd to be only shooting the last half of the show, but considering almost every band on tour right now only allows the first three songs to be covered this was a welcome change.  This was a fun show to cover as it really allowed me to test the ISO range on the D4s.  Most of the shots below were pushing 12800 ISO, for those camera nerds who care.

If you haven’t already seen Blue Man Group it is well worth the trip next time they’re in town.  For the full gallery click here

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White House Correspondents Dinner Weekend: Part 2

Monday I shared with you all some photos from Friday night’s WHCD parties, or at least the ones I was able to attend.  If you missed it, here you go.

Saturday night, before the dinner itself Atlantic Media and CBS held a cocktail reception at the Washington Hilton.

As I made my way to the hotel, fully intent on arriving well before 6 PM, my heart sank as I watched Waze tell me that a .5 mile journey up Connecticut Ave would take 25 minutes.

After (luckily) finding a metered spot directly across the street from the hotel entrance, I waded through protesters, because what good is an event in DC without a protest, and headed inside to enjoy the scene and snap some pictures.

White House Correspondents Dinner Weekend part 1. {Washington DC Photographer}

Saturday night the White House Correspondents Dinner, aka Nerd Prom, hosted it’s 100th event.  Before DC heavy hitters, politicians and Hollywood a-listers descended on the Washington Hilton Friday saw a host of parties spread out all over town.  I’ve always wanted to cover this weekend, and for the first time in my career I was invited to cover some of these events for Hollywood on the Potomac.  My first event was at the Longview Gallery where HBO and POLITICO were hosting a screening for the documentary “Remembering the Artist: Robert De Niro Sr.”

Washington Humane Society: Pups in The Park With The Washington Nationals

On a gorgeous Saturday afternoon, the Washington Nationals once again hosted the Washington Humane Society‘s Pups in The Park.  Pups in The Park has quickly become a favorite event for fans of both the Nats and WHS.  The first of four sold out events for 2014 took place against the St. Louis Cardinals and, before the game, dogs were allowed to take a lap around Nats Park.

Fans began lining up for their chance to take the field as early as 10am!  Once inside an amazing cast of our canine friends took their lap around the park, taking in the sights and playing up to the crowd.

Following their lap the pups made their way inside the park to catch some Nationals baseball.  Unfortunately, the Nationals fell to the Cards 4-2, but they didn’t care. As long as there were other pups to play with, water to drink and plenty of love to go around they were happy as can be. The Nats are hosting three more PITP events this summer, so come out to section 143 and say hi!

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A snap Washington Humane Society’s Pups in The Park with The Washington Nationals from Washington DC photographer Rich Kessler.

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