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Thursday
Mar222012

Executive Portraits - On Location and in Studio | Washington DC Photographer

Professional, unique Executive Portraits / Head-shots can significantly raise the professionalism of a client's website.  Photographs of executives that look like they were taken photograph a point and shoot camera, or dated pictures that look like they were taken a decade ago, can reflect poorly on a company. 

Clients are looking for fresh and clean style, quite often in a location setting, to set themselves apart.  The following photographs were taken over the last month.  Some of the photos were taken outside the client's office building, in a "borrowed" law office, inside the client's office, and some in my studio. 

Washington DC Executive Portrait Photographer

Washington DC Executive Portrait Photographer

Washington DC Executive Portrait Photographer

Washington DC Executive Portrait Photographer

VA Executive Portrait Photographer

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Thursday
Mar152012

Sister - Sister Family Photography in Georgetown | Washington DC Photographer

Two twin sisters who go to college in the Washington, DC area thought it would be fun to have their photographs taken in and around the Georgetown area.  We spent about 90 minutes walking around Georgetown.  The sisters were a lot of fun and we got some great photos. 

Friday
Feb102012

Professional Headshot Portrait Photography | VA Photographer

One of the largest set of requests I get is to do a head-shot or portrait photograph of an executive or business person.  With so much social media and web sites visibility, professionals want and need professional looking photographs that project who they are.  

I have learned over the years that it is not the lighting or camera that makes a good portrait.  The key is to get the person who you are photographing comfortable, talking, and just being themselves in front of the camera.

I also try to give my clients a lot of variety ... not just the typical head and shoulders portrait.  Peter was starting a new business and needed a set of photographs that he could use for his website and other marketing materials.  As you can see, he has a lot of great photos to choose from that fits the medium that he is using.

McLean VA Headshot Portrait Photographer

 

 

 

 

Saturday
Jan212012

Reston Hyatt Hotel Holiday Party Event Photography | VA Photographer

One of my clients decided to hold their Holiday Party in January to avoid all the conflicts and cost of trying to put on the same event in December when everyone else is trying to hold their party.  I photographed the event which was at the Hyatt Hotel in Reston, VA.  

They did a great job organizing the event.  The food was great, they gave away great prizes, the DJ kept the dance floor going, and to top it off they had a casino night which was a big hit.  

Reston VA Event Photographer

Reston VA Event Photographer

Reston VA Event Photographer

Reston VA Event Photographer

Reston VA Event Photographer

Reston VA Event Photographer

Reston VA Event Photographer

Reston VA Event Photographer

Reston VA Event Photographer

Reston VA Event Photographer

Reston VA Event Photographer

Reston VA Event Photographer

Reston VA Event Photographer

Posted by Reston VA Photographer - Len Spoden

 

Friday
Dec162011

McLean VA Hilton Hotel Holiday Party | VA Photographer

ASCE held their annual holiday party at the McLean VA Hilton Hotel.  Over 200 employees and their guests enjoyed a great evening of good food, good drinks, good dancing, good friends and most of all good cheer.  Awards were given out for years of service, and a raffle was held with the grand prize being an Apple Ipad II!

McLean VA Event Photographer Hilton Hotel

McLean VA Event Photographer Hilton Hotel

 

McLean VA Event Photographer Hilton Hotel

McLean VA Event Photographer Hilton Hotel

McLean VA Event Photographer Hilton Hotel

McLean VA Event Photographer Hilton Hotel

McLean VA Event Photographer Hilton Hotel

McLean VA Event Photographer Hilton Hotel

Wednesday
Dec072011

Architectural Photography - Alexandria, VA

I love doing architectural photography.  It is always interesting to look at a new building, office space, or home and see what the architect or interior designer was trying to accomplish with their design.  It is my job as the architectural photographer, to capture that spirit / theme in my photographs. 

I recently photographed an office building in Alexandria, VA that was still in the final stages of construction, but the property management company wanted to begin marketing the property.  As you can see from the photographs the building had a unique angled design with water fountains and sitting areas.

Friday
Nov252011

Washington DC Engagement Photographs at Georgetown Cupcake, Union Station and the Jefferson Memorial | Washington DC Photographer

Manda and Amar got engaged at the world famous Georgetown Cupcake last spring.  Amar called ahead and had the chef at Georgetown Cupcake prepare a special set of cupcakes that popped THE (will you marry me) question to Manda.  They live in Dallas, TX and were visiting some relatives in the area, so they wanted their engagement photographs taken in the DC area, specifically at Union Station, the Jefferson Memorial, and Georgetown Cupcake.

The weather couldn't have been better.  It was the day after Thanksgiving and we had 70 degrees and sunny  weather.  They were such a beautiful couple that we were stopped a number of times and asked if  we were doing a magazine shoot with models.  We ended the busy day with about a dozen cupcakes to go ... they were VERY good. 

Washington DC Engagement Photographer at Georgetown Cupcake the Jefferson Memorial and Union Station

Washington DC Engagement Photographer at Georgetown Cupcake the Jefferson Memorial and Union Station

Washington DC Engagement Photographer at Georgetown Cupcake the Jefferson Memorial and Union Station

Washington DC Engagement Photographer at Georgetown Cupcake the Jefferson Memorial and Union Station

Washington DC Engagement Photographer at Georgetown Cupcake the Jefferson Memorial and Union Station

Washington DC Engagement Photographer at Georgetown Cupcake the Jefferson Memorial and Union Station

Washington DC Engagement Photographer at Georgetown Cupcake the Jefferson Memorial and Union Station

Washington DC Engagement Photographer at Georgetown Cupcake the Jefferson Memorial and Union Station

Washington DC Engagement Photographer at Georgetown Cupcake the Jefferson Memorial and Union Station

Washington DC Engagement Photographer at Georgetown Cupcake the Jefferson Memorial and Union Station

Washington DC Engagement Photographer at Georgetown Cupcake the Jefferson Memorial and Union Station

Washington DC Engagement Photographer at Georgetown Cupcake the Jefferson Memorial and Union Station

Washington DC Engagement Photographer at Georgetown Cupcake the Jefferson Memorial and Union Station

Washington DC Engagement Photographer at Georgetown Cupcake the Jefferson Memorial and Union Station

Washington DC Engagement Photographer at Georgetown Cupcake the Jefferson Memorial and Union Station

Washington DC Engagement Photographer at Georgetown Cupcake the Jefferson Memorial and Union Station

Monday
Nov212011

Executive Portrait / Headshot | VA Photographer

The classic executive portrait / headshot never goes out of style.  Every client has a different personality and objective for their portrait.  I try to get to know each client and understand what they are looking for and trying to portray before every portrait session.  

Posted by Virginia Executive Portrait / Headshot Photographer - Len Spoden

Friday
Nov182011

Georgetown Engagement Photography | Washington DC Photographer

One of my new, favorite spots for photography lately has been in Georgetown in Washington, DC.  I have done about four photography session with four different couples over the last couple of months.  Three of the four couples lived out of town and were just visiting friends and family in the area. 

Emily and Matthew are both from Texas (and will be getting married in Texas on 3/17/2012 as you can see by the bottom of their shoes), but they currently live in the DC area.  We spent the entire time along the C&O Canal in Georgetown.  It is such a beautiful area to do engagement photographs.  You would never know by looking at the pictures that the hustle and bustle of Georgetown is a few hundred feet away.  

Georgetown Engagement Photographer in Washington DC

Georgetown Engagement Photographer in Washington DC

Georgetown Engagement Photographer in Washington DC

Georgetown Engagement Photographer in Washington DC

Georgetown Engagement Photographer in Washington DC

Georgetown Engagement Photographer in Washington DC

Georgetown Engagement Photographer in Washington DC

Georgetown Engagement Photographer in Washington DC

Georgetown Engagement Photographer in Washington DC

Georgetown Engagement Photographer in Washington DC

Georgetown Engagement Photographer in Washington DC

Georgetown Engagement Photographer in Washington DC

Posted by Washington, DC Photographer Len Spoden

Tuesday
Nov152011

BMX | VA Photographer

I had the opportunity to photograph a BMX racer back in October down at the NOVA BMX track in Woodbridge, VA.  The magazine I was shooting for wanted portrait (vs. action) shots so we walked around the track and tried to get as many fun angles as we could and leverage the blue sky and midday sun.