Saturday, September 17, 2011

BCC 5K Run and Fall Fest 2011

Joshua S and Kiernan C start the BCC 5K

Broadlands Community Church in Ashburn, Virginia held its second annual 5K run and fall festival this weekend to benefit the Ashburn Volunteer Fire Department.

Christine M finishs the BCC 5K
Ellie helps out with the games during the fall festival
A few more pics are in the video below.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Full Moon over DC

My daughter and I went to photograph the full moon over DC this evening.  Almost every year in September, the full moon rises at just the right spot so that it is aligned over the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument and Capitol Building.  We positioned our cameras in front of the Netherlands Carillon and waited for the moon to rise.  Here are four of the pictures I captured, all straight out of the camera with only minor adjustments in Adobe Bridge.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Becca and Taylor Wedding

I had the pleasure this past weekend to be the assistant photographer to Angela Goodhart at the wedding of Becca and Taylor.  Becca and Taylor are a delightful couple to photograph, so full of energy and ideas.  They really made photographing the wedding an enjoyable event.  I focused on preparation shots of the groom and groomsmen while Angela focused on Becca and the Bridesmaids' preparations and the formal portraits after the ceremony.   Angela did a terrific job working with the couple and bringing out their youthful energy; I greatly enjoyed the opportunity to assist her.

Becca and Taylor

Their wedding was held at Rose River Farm near Syria Virginia. Rose River has absolutely gorgeous mountain scenery and Becca and Taylor were blessed with beautiful weather for the outdoor wedding.  I could not think of better location or a more enjoyable couple to photograph as my first assistant wedding assignment.

More pictures below.  Plus you can see a video containing both Angela's and my pictures on Angela's blog.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Virginia Military Institute

While in Lexington, Virginia over Labor Day weekend, I made an early Saturday morning trip to the Virginia Military Institute Post.  Even at the early hour of 6 AM, the cadets were quite active, especially new cadets living on the 4th (top) floor of Barracks.

VMI Old Barracks

Cadets streaming out of Barracks for morning formation
Cadet walking past Jackson Memorial Hall

VMI Cadet Battery
VMI Cadet Battery

Charlottesville Virginia

Over Labor Day Weekend, my family took a trip to Charlottesville, Virginia.  We walked around the University of Virginia Campus one evening and toured Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson, the next morning.  I was struck by the architectural similarity between the UVA Rotunda building and Monticello.

University of Virginia Rotunda

University of Virginia Academical Village