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Tuesday
Nov082011

Anniversary Photographs

I had the pleasure of photographing Katie and Runjit's wedding a couple of years ago.  We have a standing appointment to do a quick photo shoot every year on their anniversary.  This year we picked to do the shoot in Vienna, VA along the Washington & Old Dominion Railroad Regional Park by Church Street.  Within a block you have a large mural, a train station, and the Historic Freeman House.  

Vienna VA Family and Couple Photographer

Vienna VA Family and Couple Photographer

Vienna VA Family and Couple Photographer

Vienna VA Family and Couple Photographer

Vienna VA Family and Couple Photographer

Vienna VA Family and Couple Photographer

Vienna VA Family and Couple Photographer

Monday
Oct242011

Spy Museum Event in Washington, DC | Washington DC Photographer

One of my client's was hosting a party for their clients at the Spy Museum in Washington, DC.  To spice it up they brought in some actors to play the parts of James Bond and Austin Powers.  The also had the "Bond Girl" in her beautiful red dress as well as an actor playing the role of a polygraph (lie detector) examiner.  It made for a very lively and entertaining evening.  The guests were also able to tour the Spy Museum.  No photos were  allowed in the museum so the event photographer, yours truly, was not allowed in that part of the museum.  

Wednesday
Oct122011

One Year Anniversary Photographs in Georgetown - Washington, DC Photographer

Chris and Josh were married last year on a tropical island.  Their wedding photographer did an okay job, but they wanted some really nice photos of the two of them.  They live out of town currently, but are from the Washington, DC area and they were in town for a few days and wanted the photographs to have a DC theme to them.  We discussed a few ideas and decided on Georgetown as our backdrop.  Even though I have been a photographer in the Washington, DC area for a number of years, I haven't done a lot of photography in Georgetown.

We walked around Georgetown for about 90 minutes and just stopping at places that had interesting light or overall character that we thought would make for a nice portrait.  Chis and Josh are a wonderful couple, they were a pleasure to spend some time with, and Georgetown provided a wonderful environment for our pictures.

Washington DC Georgetown Engagement Anniversary Photographer

Washington DC Georgetown Engagement Anniversary Photographer

Washington DC Georgetown Engagement Anniversary Photographer

Washington DC Georgetown Engagement Anniversary Photographer

 

Washington DC Georgetown Engagement Anniversary Photographer

Washington DC Georgetown Engagement Anniversary Photographer

Washington DC Georgetown Engagement Anniversary Photographer

Washington DC Georgetown Engagement Anniversary Photographer

Washington DC Georgetown Engagement Anniversary Photographer

 

Washington DC Georgetown Engagement Anniversary Photographer

Washington DC Georgetown Engagement Anniversary Photographer

Washington DC Georgetown Engagement Anniversary Photographer

Washington DC Georgetown Engagement Anniversary Photographer

Washington DC Georgetown Engagement Anniversary Photographer

Washington DC Georgetown Engagement Anniversary Photographer

Washington DC Georgetown Engagement Anniversary Photographer

Washington DC Georgetown Engagement Anniversary Photographer

Washington DC Georgetown Engagement Anniversary Photographer

 

Washington DC Georgetown Engagement Anniversary Photographer

Washington DC Georgetown Engagement Anniversary Photographer

 

Posted by Washington, DC Photographer Len Spoden

Wednesday
Oct052011

Executive Portraits - Fairfax Chamber of Commerce

The Fairfax Chamber of Commerce, led by its President Jim Corcoran, have done a wonderful job of serving the business community in the Fairfax County Virginia area.  Even with a difficult economy, they have managed to grow their membership and as a result have added some new staff members to help support their growing membership.  I was asked to do a few executive portraits / head-shots of some of their new members and while I was their, take a portrait of Jim Corcoran by their logo.

Fairfax Vienna Reston Tysons Corner McLean Executive Portrait Photographer

Fairfax Vienna Reston Tysons Corner McLean Executive Portrait Photographer

Posted by Fairfax, VA Photographer Len Spoden

Sunday
Sep252011

Senior Portraits 

A Penn State college friend of mine who lives in York, PA asked if I could come up to York and take some senior portraits of his senior high school daughter.  Needless to say, I was flattered and honored to do it.  They have a beautiful home and we were able to take all the photographs at their home.  The fact that his daughter is beautiful made my job very easy. 

Virginia VA Senior Photographer Great Falls McLean Vienna Reston

Virginia VA Senior Photographer Great Falls McLean Vienna Reston

Virginia VA Senior Photographer Great Falls McLean Vienna Reston

Virginia VA Senior Photographer Great Falls McLean Vienna Reston

Virginia VA Senior Photographer Great Falls McLean Vienna Reston

Virginia VA Senior Photographer Great Falls McLean Vienna Reston

Virginia VA Senior Photographer Great Falls McLean Vienna Reston

Virginia VA Senior Photographer Great Falls McLean Vienna Reston

Virginia VA Senior Photographer Great Falls McLean Vienna Reston

Virginia VA Senior Photographer Great Falls McLean Vienna Reston

Posted by Virginia Senior Photographer Len Spoden

Wednesday
Sep212011

Engagment Photographs at the Jefferson Memorial

Amanda and Kyle are college students in their senior year at Gallaudet University in Washington DC and are getting married next June and wanted to take some engagement photographs around the Jefferson Memorial. It was late in the afternoon and the sun was low and warm, perfect light for photography.  We stayed long enough so we could get some nice photographs just  as the sun was setting.

Washington DC Engagement Photographer Jefferson Memorial

Washington DC Engagement Photographer Jefferson Memorial

Washington DC Engagement Photographer Jefferson Memorial

Washington DC Engagement Photographer Jefferson Memorial

Washington DC Engagement Photographer Jefferson Memorial

Washington DC Engagement Photographer Jefferson Memorial

Posted by Washington, DC Photographer Len Spoden

Friday
Sep162011

Carly and Tim Wedding Portraits at the Jefferson Memorial

Carly and Tim were married earlier in the day on this rainy day in September here in the Washington, DC area. They are both in the military and were only going to be in town a short while.  This was a week in Washington where it rained for five days straight and it was raining pretty hard on this  day.  But since it was their wedding day and we might not have a chance to do it again while they were in town we decided to roll the dice and go down to the Jefferson Memorial and take some photographs. 

Other than a few sprinkles, we got pretty lucky with the weather.  On the plus side, the weather also kept the tourists away.  The photographs turned out great and they were able to get some nice photographs taken on their wedding day.  Oh by the way, as soon as I got into my car the clouds opened up and it poured.

Washington DC Portrait Photographer Jefferson Memorial National Mall

Washington DC Portrait Photographer Jefferson Memorial National Mall

Washington DC Portrait Photographer Jefferson Memorial National Mall

Washington DC Portrait Photographer Jefferson Memorial National Mall

Washington DC Portrait Photographer Jefferson Memorial National Mall

Washington DC Portrait Photographer Jefferson Memorial National Mall

Washington DC Portrait Photographer Jefferson Memorial National Mall

Washington DC Portrait Photographer Jefferson Memorial National Mall

Washington DC Portrait Photographer Jefferson Memorial National Mall

Washington DC Portrait Photographer Jefferson Memorial National Mall

Sunday
Aug142011

IDEA WORLD Fitness Convention Photographs - Los Angeles 2011

Over 5,000 fitness & wellness professionals  gathered at the 27th annual IDEA World Fitness Convention in Los Angeles. The sessions leaders  are some of the best in the industry teaching 300 sessions over the three day convention.

In addition to the session leaders, the attendees were treated by appearances by Louis Van Amstel, best known for his seven turns on the hit ABC show “Dancing with the Stars.”  He introduced his new LaBlast dance fitness program, an innovative partner-free dance fitness program.  

Apolo Anton Ohno also gave a presentation at the general session and he signed his new book "Zero Regrets" for attendees.  Apolo Ohno is an American short track speed skating competitor and an eight-time medalist in the Winter Olympics. He is the most decorated American Winter Olympic athlete of all time.  He also won the Dancing with the Stars competition. 

Jack LaLanne's wife, Elaine LaLanne, Lalanne's wife of 51 years, accepted an award for Jack Lalanne's lifetime achievements in the world of fitness.

I was first introduced to IDEA last Spring when I photographed their convention in Alexandria, VA.  The LA convention was at least five times the size of he VA convention.  They asked me if I would consider flying out to Los Angeles and be the photographer for their main event of the year, the IDEA WORLD Fitness Convention which was held at the LA Convention Center and JW Marriott.   I had a great  time photographing the Alexandria, VA event, so I was very eager to photograph the "main event."  This more than surpassed was I was hoping for.  The energy was unbelievable.  It made for a great three days of photography.  

You can view and buy prints from the event by clicking here.

Washington DC VA Event Photographer

Washington DC VA Event Photographer

Washington DC VA Event Photographer

Washington DC VA Event Photographer

Washington DC VA Event Photographer

Washington DC VA Event Photographer

Washington DC VA Event Photographer Louis Van Amstel

Washington DC VA Event Photographer Louis Van Amstel

Washington DC VA Event Photographer Louis Van Amstel

Washington DC VA Event Photographer Louis Van Amstel

Washington DC VA Event Photographer

idea world fitness convention photographs Apolo Anton Ohno

Washington DC VA Event Photographer Apolo Anton Ohno

idea world fitness convention photographs

Washington DC VA Event Photographer

Washington DC VA Event Photographer

Washington DC VA Event Photographer

Washington DC VA Event Photographer

idea world fitness convention photographs

idea world fitness convention photographs

Washington DC VA Event Photographer

Washington DC VA Event Photographer

Washington DC VA Event Photographer

Washington DC VA Event Photographer

Washington DC VA Event Photographer

Washington DC VA Event Photographer

Washington DC VA Event Photographer

Washington DC VA Event Photographer

Washington DC VA Event Photographer

Washington DC VA Event Photographer

Washington DC VA Event Photographer

Washington DC VA Event Photographer

Washington DC VA Event Photographer

Washington DC VA Event Photographer

Washington DC VA Event Photographer

Washington DC VA Event Photographer

Washington DC VA Event Photographer

Washington DC VA Event Photographer

Washington DC VA Event Photographer

Washington DC VA Event Photographer'

Posted by Washington DC Event Photographer / VA Event Photographer Len Spoden

Wednesday
Aug102011

Executive Portrait / Headshots | Northern VA Photographer

With the proliferation of corporate websites, Linkedin profiles, Facebook profiles, etc.  clients are always looking for a professional and distinctive portrait / head shot.  So many professionals try to have one of their colleagues take a photo of them in their office and it looks unprofessional and leaves a bad first impression.  So executive portraits are always in big demand. 

Reston VA Portrait Executive Headshot Photographer

Reston VA Portrait Executive Headshot Photographer

Reston VA Portrait Executive Headshot Photographer

Posted by VA Portrait / Headshot Photographer Len  Spoden

Wednesday
Aug102011

Washington DC Enagement and Couple Photography | Washington DC Photographer

It has been a busy couple of months and the Washington, DC National Mall area continues to be a popular location for couples who want engagement photographs and portraits taken.  The weather in DC has been very hot this summer with over 25 days over 90 degrees and very humid.  I try to get my couples to start bright and early to beat the heat and to best the tourist crowds.  It doesn't hurt that the best light of the day is in the early morning and late evening. 

Washington dc engagement photographer

Washington dc engagement photographer

Washington dc engagement photographer

Washington dc engagement photographer

Washington dc engagement photographer

Washington dc engagement photographer

Washington dc engagement photographer

Washington dc engagement photographer