Lindsey & Chris

On a rare warm November day, the kind that makes you forget about yesterday and want to put tomorrow on hold forever, Lindsey and Chris were married in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Take a look, if you like.


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Kingman Park Football, The Redux

I got to spend some more time with the Green Machines. At their championship game, in fact.

I have to say: I don’t know anything about football. I had no brothers, and I’ve quit every sport I have ever tried. But even I can tell there is something special about this team.


They are a great team.


But part of what is so great about them, or maybe what makes them able to be so great, is their fan club.

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harlan_kbgc_championship1129_152And it makes me proud to say that this team, The Green Machines, are now the champions.

harlan_kbgc_championship1129_113And it makes me even prouder to say that they didn’t win the first game I attended. They struggled. But they have grit. Which, if you’ve been watching TED talks lately, you’d know is the number one predictor of success.

I’m glad to have witnessed their victory.

But I’m especially glad to see a group of people working together, rooting for each other, and  putting passion in the struggle, even when they aren’t the ones who win the first time.



Fighting Fires With Insurance Providers

I had the opportunity to assist with a commercial shoot for Liberty Mutual. Firefighters were performing a controlled burn of a residential home in Fairfax County, and we were given access to photograph the hard work of these men and women as they fought the blaze.
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Patty & Josh

Patty and Josh on their wedding day, outside the U.S. Capitol.

I hope you enjoy these romantic images as much as I enjoyed creating them!


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Myrtle Beach State Park

These are from Myrtle Beach State Park. They were taken on a trip in September, when most of the summer crowds have left and the beach scene is more laid back. The sun isn’t as hot but the water is.




Kingman Park Boys & Girls Club

Football and Cheerleading always remind me of the fall. Nothing accentuates a crisp October day like the voices of cheerleaders rising together in unison or the whistle of a coach running drills.

I was able to spend some time with the Kingman Park Boys and Girls Club this month, photographing their autumnal sports practices and games. It was a pleasure to get to know such an active organization.


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Salvation Army Fashion Show Luncheon

These images are from the Salvation Army Fashion Show Luncheon at the Ritz Carlton in Tysons Corner, Va. It was a fundraising event and silent auction, but the highlight was the runway show held by fashion designer L.K. Bennett (I know nothing about fashion). This was the first time I have shot a fashion show and I surprisingly enjoyed it– the energy, the constant motion, the reactions of people watching. And of course, a lot of money was raised for a good cause.
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We Can Row

On August 25th I photographed the annual WeCanRow DC’s Learn-to-Row Weekend for breast cancer survivors. Participating women had an opportunity to work as a team, share challenges presented by the disease and the treatments, and build a new community. It was very powerful and inspiring to see how much they pushed themselves and how much they supported each other choosing rowing as the path to physical and emotional healing. And it was a special treat to meet and photograph former Olympic gold medal-winning rower, Holly Metcalf.


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Shooting StereoRiots

I photographed the band, StereoRiots, at Zeba Bar in Columbia Heights last Saturday. They have a sweet story about how they got together: Craigslist. One of the members, tired of working with people less serious than himself, posted looking for some dedicated bandmates. And that, Ladies and Gentlemen, is how this magic happened.

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