August proved to be a very busy month for me, particularly the first week. I had the opportunity to do three weddings over a four day period. The first wedding took place on Thursday, August 6th at the Newton White Mansion in Mitchellville, Maryland. I shot this lively evening wedding along with Capturing Perfection Photography and it was the kickoff to a very eventful weekend. The second event was on Saturday, August 8th at Montclair Country Club in Woodbridge, Virginia. This beautiful 14 year vow renewal ceremony was done in the likeness of a traditional wedding followed immediately by a formal reception. This couples ongoing commitment to each other was truly inspirational to capture. Vow renewals are very special because they prove that a couples love can withstand the test of time and therefore, should be celebrated. Below are a few images that I captured, highlighting the 14 year vow renewal ceremony. The first picture is the bride's photo product package prior to delivery; a large 12x12 hardcover photo-wrapped album, over 700 edited high resolution images on 2 discs, an 11x14 large wall portrait print, a few 8x10's and 5x7's. It is extremely gratifying to see the emotion of a bride when she opens her album and pictures for the first time, so I hand deliver all my wedding photo products. The final wedding was on Sunday, August 9th, and was also at the Newton White Mansion. At this event, I assisted one of the DMV's top wedding photographers, Kirth Bobb.
On September 10, I shot the "Back to School" Concert featuring Devon Beck, Aaron Camper and Black Alley at the world famous Howard Theater in Washington, DC. Beck gave me an all access media pass and I was able to capture some of the images below. Beck's retro Hip-Hop sound, and Aaron Camper's blend of R&B, Hip-Hop and Soul sounded great behind their live bands. As we all know, Black Alley put on an outstanding show as well. I was also blown away by the amazing murals backstage so I posted some images below.