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Thursday
Nov082012

The White House | Washington, DC Photographer

I was walking back to the Metro after a shoot in Washington, DC and I decided to grab a cup of coffee and sit down in Lafayette Park and just watch people as they came by the White House.  Sometimes you need to take a moment and, as they say, smell the flowers.  

A photograph of The White House in Washington, DC

Thursday
Nov082012

Executive Portrait / Headshots | Northern VA Photographer

Clients are constantly looking for different and interesting Executive Portraits.  They want their images to stand out from the crowd and show their company's personality.  So more often than not I will go to a client's office and make use of their office space for backdrops for environmental executive portraits.  The fun is taking areas of an office space that look pretty plains to the naked eye, and turning them into a work of art by using light and shapes creativly.  

The following executive portraits were taken over the last month in a variety of office environments in Reston, VA, Herndon, VA, Tysons Corner, VA, and Leesburg, VA.  I even met an executive who was having a meeting at Lansdowne Resort and we walked around the hotel and took a few portraits of him before he headed into his 8AM meeting.

 

 Reston VA Executive Headshot Portrait Photographer 

Reston VA Executive Headshot Portrait Photographer

 

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Monday
Nov052012

Company Testimonial Brochure Photographs in 45 Minutes | Dulles, VA Photographer

I received a call from a client in Philadelphia, PA who needed a few photographs of their client for a marketing brochure they were developing. Their client's offices were in Dulles, VA.   They needed the photographs within 48 hours and the client only had about 45 minutes to give me to take the photographs.  Other than that it was easy.  So I showed up and scoped out the building to get some ideas, the client (four people) showed up on time at 9AM and we started.  We were done by 9:45AM and everyone was able to get back to work.

I sent the photos to my client later that afternoon.  They were VERY pleased.  It can be nerve racking walking into an unknown environment and having to come out with first class, professional photographs with little time, but I also find I thrive under those conditions and produce some of my best work. 

Dulles VA Corporate Photographer

Dulles VA Corporate Photographer

Dulles VA Corporate Photographer

Tuesday
Oct302012

Holiday / Christmas Card Photographs on the Mall | Washington, DC Photographer

I have received a lot of inquiries this year for couples and families to have their picture taken around the National Mall area for their annual Christmas / Holiday Card.  It makes for a fun and unique card and shows off our beautiful city of Washington, DC.

This couple is from Michigan, and moved here just recently.  They wanted to show everyone themselves in their new home.

Monday
Sep102012

IDEA Fitness Convention San Diego 2012 | Washington, DC Event Photographer

I had the pleasure to photograph IDEA’s 30-Year Anniversary at the 2012 IDEA World Fitness Convention in San Diego, CA.  As a photographer, these events present you with some great photo opportunities.

On the first day I find myself photographing on the deck of the Midway Aircraft Carrier with a few hundred trainers running through drills.  I then go back to the San Diego Convention Center to photograph Jane Fonda who was awarded the Jack LaLanne Life Time Achievement award from the IDEA Health and Fitness Association.

If you are familiar with the fitness industry the giants of the industry were there, namely Todd Durkin, Peter Twist, Kathy Smith, Tony Horton, and Chalene Johnson.

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Jane Fonda IDEA San Diego Convention Image Photograph

Jane Fonda IDEA San Diego Convention Image Photograph

Jane Fonda IDEA San Diego Convention Image Photograph

Jane Fonda IDEA San Diego Convention Image Photograph

Jane Fonda IDEA San Diego Convention Image Photograph

Jane Fonda IDEA San Diego Convention Image Photograph

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Wednesday
Sep052012

Angel and Nick's Engagement Photographs in Georgetown | Washington, DC Engagement Photographer

Angel and Nick while they were serving in the military over in Cambridge, England.  They wanted to take their engagement photographs at a location that reminded them of Cambridge.  They saw some of my prior engagement photographs taken in Georgetown and decided that would be the perfect location.

We started at 7AM, bright and early, and it was a wonderful morning.  They make a really great couple.  It was great talking to them as we walked along the canal as well as the streets of Georgetown. 

Georgetown Washington DC Engagement Photographer

Georgetown Washington DC Engagement Photographer

Georgetown Washington DC Engagement Photographer

 

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Thursday
Aug022012

Studio Portrait vs. Environmental Portrait vs. Editorial Portrait | Reston, VA Executive Portrait Photographer

Portrait / Headshot styles can vary greatly.  Over the last couple of weeks I have gone on location in Washington, DC, Reston, VA and Columbia, MD for a number of clients.  In additional to taking portraits in my studio, I have setup a temporary studio in a conference room or hallway to take more traditional studio portraits, I have walked around my client's office with the executives and have taken environmental portraits, and for magazines or newspapers I get asked to take editorial portraits in an environment that is germane to the article that is being written. 

Here are a few examples of these different styles:

TRADITIONAL STUDIO PORTRAIT / HEADHSOT:

Reston VA Studio Portrait Headshot

Reston VA Studio Portrait Headshot

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Wednesday
Jun202012

Fairfax Chamber of Commerce Citizenship Awards Event | Northern VA Event Photographer

The Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce held their 2012 Outstanding Corporate Citizenship Awards at the McLean Hilton in Tysons Corner, VA. The awards were presented at the Chamber’s Annual Chairman’s Luncheon before a record-breaking audience of nearly 700 members of the business community, elected officials and other community leaders.  The Outstanding Corporate Citizenship Awards honor business leadership and above-and-beyond corporate social responsibility. The nominations period took place from January-March 2012, and finalists and winners were selected by an independent selection committee.

I photographed the reception prior the luncheon as well as the awards luncheon.  You can see the entire set of photographs by going the the Chambers Flickr site:

Chamber's Flickr Photostream

 

Tysons Corner McLean VA Event Photographer

Tysons Corner McLean VA Event Photographer

Tysons Corner McLean VA Event Photographer

Tysons Corner McLean VA Event Photographer

Tysons Corner McLean VA Event Photographer

Tysons Corner McLean VA Event Photographer

Monday
Jun112012

DC Eaters / Mintwood Restaurant Event - Washington, DC Event Photographer

On Monday night, June 11th,  100 lucky Eater readers gathered at the Adams Morgan hotspot Mintwood Place in celebration of the launch of CityEats, the newest online destination for restaurant reservations. iPads were on-site for guests to book tables directly through CityEats, while a crew of celebrated chefs turned out an exclusive tasting. Some highlights? Beef cheek sliders from Tim Ma (Maple Ave); chilled spring Irish pea soup from Ryan Miller (Virtue Feed & Grain); braised lamb shank sliders from Jeremy Kermisch (Granville Moore's); Todd Gray's (Equinox) watermelon and arugula salad; and bacon & onion flammekueche from Mintwood Place's own Cedric Maupillier

I had the pleasure of photographing the event and tasting some of the delicious food. 

 

Tysons Corner McLean VA Event Photographer

 

Tysons Corner McLean VA Event Photographer

Tysons Corner McLean VA Event Photographer

Tysons Corner McLean VA Event Photographer

 

Tysons Corner McLean VA Event Photographer

 

Tysons Corner McLean VA Event Photographer

Tysons Corner McLean VA Event Photographer

Tysons Corner McLean VA Event Photographer

Tysons Corner McLean VA Event Photographer

Tysons Corner McLean VA Event Photographer

Tysons Corner McLean VA Event Photographer

Tysons Corner McLean VA Event Photographer

Posted by Washington, DC Event and Food Photographer  - Len Spoden
Wednesday
May302012

United States Marine Earns Degree | Northern VA Photographer

A local University was putting together their Virtual Commencement website and video and wanted to highlight a local Marine who had earned his degree online was serving in the US Marine Corps.  I went out to his base in southern Maryland and photographed him working with his staff.   He and his staff were extremely professional and helpful has they took time out of their busy day for the shoot.  

Military Photographer

Military Photographer

Posted by Washington DC Photographer - Len Spoden