Tyree and Timika were married this summer at Fort Washington Baptist Church in Fort Washington Maryland. With their crew beside them every step of the way, it was a day of joy, laughter, reverence, respect, tears, inspiration, reflection and love. They met at Howard University …Tyree and Timika and the crew. They remained together through the years …. loving each other and holding on to each other through it all…. He gets her and she gets him. They are a match made in heaven and stood on this day facing each other, pledging their lives to one another before family and friends. I’m confident they had already pledged their love to one another many times, over the years but somehow this was different… hand written vows they read to each other….beautiful!!!. With friends surrounding them to share the experience, the day started off with calm and cool reverence, this was the next natural step for them, it was meant to be. And then the party…… What happens at the party stays at the party. All I can say is that this group danced the night away not a square inch was available on that dance floor for the entire night. Nice!
Timika and Tyree… you guys are truly a breath of fresh air. Young love is a beautiful thing… Stay focused, stay true, cling to each other, hold on to your faith and you will be just fine. I’m encouraged by your journey as you have taught me something… Love is seen in each others eyes and makes you laugh/smile when it reveals itself… You two are in love and indeed it is refreshing….
My favorite Bridal Boutique for the perfect dress … House if Jon Lei Atlier at National Harbor…
These shoes are everything!!!
Having fun with his crew… friends for life….
How special is it to have your father as your best man…..
When he looks at you for the first time
Hand written vows…. Just beautiful…
Mr. and Mrs. Riley
Tyree looking so handsome
one of my favorites…the light
After its all said and done… friends are forever….Tyree and Timika- Married….
Andre and Andrea were married on a hot summer day at the Oxon Hill Manor in Oxon Hill, Maryland and were blessed with gorgeous views of the National Harbor and the river during their ceremony. The sunset was beautiful and extended beautiful light for their wedding portraits. The smile on Andrea’s face was ever present and capped off what was already apparent to all…. She is just stunning! As Andre locked eyes with her at the alter her smile became contagious and he beamed from ear to ear as well. It’s official… Andre and his bride, Andrea will live happily ever after because of the love between the two, the respect that is given and the smile that transcends all!!!
Those eyes…. Captivating makeup by Letitia Thornhill
Surrounded by her beautiful cousins, helping with the dress…
Like mother… Like daughter…
Daddy’s girl….so proud…
That smile… I told you…!
Perfect light for “Just Us Portraits”
At the end of the night…we all caught a glimpse of the magic…. LOVE!
There are so many awesome photos from the day…Be sure to check out more by watching…. Andrea and Andre’s Slideshow!
It’s always a thrill when my photos of clients are used for magazine covers or other commercial endeavors. Tracye McQuirter’s cover for the September/October issue of Barefoot Vegan Magazine is no exception. She is a vegan trailblazer, public health nutritionist, author, lecturer, and 30-year vegan. She is the author of a national best-selling book, By Any Greens Necessary which is the #1 recommended vegan book on The Huffington Post.
She also is another client who makes my job easy….. fierce!
I often work with a team of professionals when re-branding/branding is requested. We have worked together for many years and often call ourselves the “Dream Team”. Branding/rebranding often begins with a client contacting Robin Fisher of Polished Image and Style and the team is assembled… makeup with Jeff Enriquez (@makeup_machine) and yours truly for killer photos….. Check out other professional Images captured here !!!!
Be still my heart!
I love it when clients call me to capture different stages in their lives. I captured Jasmine on her wedding day and actually won an award for a photograph taken of her and her sister. Later, I captured Miss L. when she was a newborn and now again when the family desired pictures of her before she grows up. Stages…. That in between stage..somewhere between toddler and full blown teenager.. This is perfect!…and so it was.
Truth be told, Miss L. had another thought on this day at this time. If you were to get down and look at the photo shoot from her point of view, instead of mom’s and dad’s, I’m sure she was thinking…. Why am I dressed in this tutu? Why is mom dressed in a tutu? Where are we going? Why are you trying to get me to put on THOSE shoes, mine are comfortable? and WHO is this lady with the big smile on her face with this big machine in her hand and up to her eye saying look this way…hold it….hold hands…smile….Miss L.? Look this way sweetie…. Would you like to see your picture? Come here and look… awww you look so pretty! Don’t you want to take a picture for Mom and Dad?
She’s an old soul and was not having it… She merely did not see the point of it all and did not understand the Big Picture… but that leads me to think.. really.!!!! What is the big picture? She actually gave me all that I strive for as a Family Photographer. My tag line is…. “a portrait is a mirror to the soul…time standing still…to be treasured forever…!” It was so clear to me as I reviewed the photos. Miss L. had it right. I’m not there to create the seemingly perfect photo. I’m there to capture the moment in time that captures the soul, just where it is…standing still so people can look back on it and treasure the moment… THAT moment! Just where she is, like she is and who she is…at that moment… Perfect! Brilliant! Beautiful! Natural!…
W and J, thanks for trusting me, in this moment, to capture your souls. Miss L may have given us a run for our money, in our first mind, but rest assured if you turn the script these pictures are truly a reflection of Love, Family and Truth! Miss L. had it right… we just need to catch up with her…!
Mom and dad…. Beautiful! Naturals…
She decided when and how…
There is something in there… something living in that hole… what is it…?
You Go Girl…