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Clare+Jaime||Wedding

A couple weeks ago, I assisted Pat Stewart at Clare and Jaime’s wedding.  Their ceremony was held at St. Aloysius Catholic Church and the reception was at Congressional Country Club. It was a great day of celebration surrounded by their families and friends. Jaime and Clare were very friendly and fun which can be seen by their bridal party. I had never seen a bridal party as big as theirs before but just shows you what kind of people they are… people lovers.  After the ceremony, they headed back to the reception site in a red vintage  Mercedes Benz convertible.  I had a great time hanging out with them and their friends on this special day. Congrats to Jaime and Clare!

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Pete & Christina||Wedding

Last month I got the opportunity to photography Pete and Christina’s wedding. I’ve known Pete since he was in high school and it was really nice to see him meet his perfect match. Every time Pete came home from school, he’d rave about how great Christina was and I didn’t get a chance to meet her until the day of the wedding but she lived up to every word Pete said. Christina was delightful, fun, and nice. I was happy that I got to capture this special day for them with the help of Jennifer and Claire.  Praise the Lord that the weather held out for us and only a few rain drops fell.   Congratulations Pete and Christina!!

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Action Packed || Sports

Lately it’s been a cycle of weddings and football games.  At weddings you usually know when certain things will happen and can usually catch it because it’s at a slow pace.  In a football game, everything is happening so fast, you don’t know where you should be pointing your camera.  I’m all about anticipating the moment so I made it a goal to improve on it during football games.  As the weeks go by, I am learning to read the player’s body movements so that I can tell if they will be getting the ball.  Just like in poker, everyone has a tell. So this past weekend’s game was an early one and the sun was still out.  I thought shooting in the dark was hard but shooting when the sun is setting is even harder, there’s no control of the light, it’s just blaring bright!  I will be posting some wedding pictures later this week.  Have a great one.

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Explosive Performance

Last week, my brother said he needed my help so I said yea sure.  Little did I know what I would be getting myself into the next day.  My brother is a Training Director for Explosive Performance(EP) at the Tysons Sport & Health.   Explosive Performance provides sport specific training to athletes of various ages.   The training involves increasing the agility, speed, and explosiveness of the athletes.  So if you need some extra training to get to the next level, you should definitely go see these guys.  Not only do they know what they are talking about but are also really nice guys.

Anyways, they are in the process of creating a new website and needed some head shots of the EP trainers for the site.   I’ve never done head shots before so it was definitely a new experience.   I made it through the 14 trainers and we did a casual group shot at the end of their training session.

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Canon Rocks!||Sports

So I’ve been working on trying to improve my action taking skills.  The darkness and the speed of the guys makes it a bit difficult but I think I am starting to get the hang of it.  The IS(Image Stabilizer) feature on the 70-200 definitely helps a great deal but I guess a monopod would help too.  I guess I will just stick to trying to improve on my hand held skills of shooting the action in the dark.  Here are some images from this past weekend’s football game.   I brought my cousin to the game but he got bored and started running the perimeter of the football field.

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