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  1. Photographing The Saluting Marine in My Studio

    03 Jun 2019

    Back in February 2019, I came across a story on the internet about a Marine veteran that saluted motorcyclists every year as they rode into Washington DC during Rolling Thunder.  I was surprised that I had never heard about Staff Sergeant Tim Chambers and his yearly volunteer duty that has…


  2. Rolling Thunder Portraits in DC

    07 Aug 2017

    For a while, I had been wanting to photograph a portrait series of bikers.  This was probably a result of me binge watching Sons of Anarchy for what seemed like forever.  That and my interest in photographing sub cultures pushed me to finally create this portrait series.  With a little…


  3. Photographing Portraits in a Small Space

    23 May 2017

    Lately, I’ve been working on photographing more studio portraits.  I enjoy this type of work but don’t have a large studio space available to work in unless I wanted to rent one.  As an alternative, I have been using my small home office as a shooting space.  With my desk…


  4. Photographing the Civil War Bucktails of Pennsylvania

    21 Nov 2016

    After two years of coordination and extensive research, I finally got to photograph a personal project that is very dear to me.  It was one of those projects that kept me up late at night while lying in bed anxiously thinking about the portraits and how they would look in…


  5. Outdoor Bridal Portraits with My Adventurous Wife

    20 Sep 2016

    The moment I saw her walking down the aisle, my eyes started to fill with tears.  At that moment and to this day, she was the most beautiful thing that I had laid my eyes on.  In six days, that will have been exactly one year ago.  To celebrate our…


  6. Hell’s Angels B-17 Top Turret Gunner Donald Conley

    26 Jan 2016

    The last couple months of 2015 got to be so busy that I unfortunately did not have much time for personal work.  With the start of the new year, I’m trying to make it a point to shoot more of what I really enjoy.  That of course includes continuing to…


  7. U.S. Government Accountability Office for Government Executive Magazine

    11 Jan 2016

    Before I jumped into the world of self-employment, I would walk past the U.S. Government Accountability Office every day on my way to and from my full-time job.  It always struck me as a very plain looking building, and the street level offices always looked so boring.  I don’t know…


  8. Rob Bagnall for Nextgov

    03 Nov 2015

    When I first got asked to photograph Rob Bagnall who works in cybersecurity, I thought of a dark server room, blinking LED lights, and computer screens everywhere.  What the assignment turned out to be was pretty much the exact opposite and in a very good unique way. Bagnall has a…


  9. Nicole Lurie for Government Executive Magazine

    26 Oct 2015

    Back in August, I visited the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services to photograph Nicole Lurie who is the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response.  When talking with the team at Government Executive Magazine, we decided that we wanted to shoot in a lighter more airy style in addition…


  10. Denise Turner Roth for Government Executive Magazine

    09 Jul 2015

    I really love shooting for Government Executive Magazine.  It’s always a fun collaboration of ideas when speaking with Katie about upcoming assignments.  Last month, she got in touch about photographing Denise Turner Roth who is the Acting Administrator of the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) in DC.  It wouldn’t…


  11. FTC Commissioner Julie Brill for Government Executive Magazine

    08 Jul 2015

    One of the things that I like most about doing what I do, is that every day is different.  On top of that, I am always meeting new and interesting people who I normally wouldn’t have access to if it wasn’t for my job.  Such was the case in early…


  12. U.S. Army’s PEO Soldier for GX: The Guard Experience

    06 Jul 2015

    Every once in a while, an assignment comes along that makes you fall in love with what you do all over again.  The concept is something that you dream about getting the opportunity to photograph one day.  The creative team is filled with some of the nicest people you’ll ever…


  13. Major General Singh for GX: The Guard Experience

    19 May 2015

    On April 1, I got to photograph someone who is no fool.  I was really excited when GX: The Guard Experience, an official magazine of the National Guard, got in touch about an upcoming assignment in Baltimore, MD.  They asked if I would be interested in photographing Major General…


  14. Pearl Harbor Veteran Isaac George

    13 May 2015

    A while back, I received a phone call from a woman who lives in my hometown.  She had come across my portraits of WWII veterans that I photographed while visiting Pennsylvania, and wanted to pass on a name and telephone number of someone I may be interested in contacting.  She…


  15. Nagesh Rao for Government Executive Magazine

    06 May 2015

    Here’s the latest assignment I photographed for Government Executive Magazine.  This time, I headed to the U.S. Small Business Administration where I met and photographed Nagesh Rao.  Nagesh’s job is to search for makers of innovative technology that could have a major impact on various industries.  While talking with…


  16. Phaedra Chrousos for Government Executive Magazine

    22 Apr 2015

    You may have noticed, but I’ve been doing a lot of work for Government Executive Magazine lately.  The following assignment for them took me to the offices of the U.S. General Services Administration in DC where I would photograph Phaedra Chrousos.   I typically like to arrive at a location at…


  17. Maura Sullivan for Government Executive Magazine

    21 Apr 2015

    With the recent work that I’ve done photographing WWII veterans, I was extremely excited about having the opportunity to photograph Assistant Secretary Maura Sullivan in her office at the Department of Veterans Affairs.  After the usual hurdle of getting all my equipment through security, I was escorted to Sullivan’s rather…


  18. Alexis Bonnell for Government Executive Magazine

    11 Feb 2015

    As I wrap up this three-part series, my third and final shoot for the latest issue of Government Executive Magazine was at the offices of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in Washington D.C. Once Rich and I got all of my equipment through the x-ray machines and cleared…


  19. Jeffrey Neal for Government Executive Magazine

    10 Feb 2015

    Following up yesterday’s post, here is a look at my second of three shoots I did in December for Government Executive Magazine. For this assignment, my assistant Rich and I found ourselves at ICF International in Fairfax, VA where we photographed Jeffrey Neal. We walked through the building and eventually…


  20. Towanda Brooks for Government Executive Magazine

    09 Feb 2015

    Back in December, I was asked to shoot three assignments for Government Executive Magazine’s upcoming issue. For each assignment, we had limited time with our subjects so as usual with a majority of my work, efficiency was key. I enlisted my trusty friend, Rich Kessler, for this and the other…


  21. Beef Farmers for EatingWell Magazine

    05 Jan 2015

    This was a really fun assignment. Instead of an assignment, it was actually more like a mini high school reunion. You see, my subjects are former high school classmates of mine. And the article’s author, Lindsay Westley, she’s another former high school classmate. Lindsay contacted me about the article she…


  22. Goofy Portraits with my Mom and Dad

    16 Dec 2014

    My parents were making a roadtrip from Pennsylvania (Yinz-country) to Florida. On their way south, they made a pit-stop and stayed here in D.C. for a couple days to break up their long journey. One night during their visit, I thought it would be fun to set up a couple…


  23. Jose Antonio Vargas for The Washington Post

    01 Dec 2014

    I got a call from The Washington Post asking if I was available to photograph a portrait the next morning at the Lincoln Memorial. Luckily, I was able to push back my departure time for a trip I was making the next day and got to shoot the assignment for…


  24. Senior Portraits with My Sister in Washington D.C.

    08 Oct 2014

    Late this summer, my family came to visit me in Washington D.C. While visiting, my youngest sister asked if I would be willing to take her senior portraits. I don’t normally do this type of work, but I’ll do just about anything for my family. We, including my pup Fritz,…


  25. CIA Deputy Director Avril Haines for Washingtonian Magazine

    22 Sep 2014

    As I was sitting on my couch one night, I got a call from a photographer who I really look up to and admire their work a lot. “What are you doing June 7th?” he asked. Initially, all I could think was, “If anything, I’ll cancel it.” After checking my…


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