2016 was the second year for DC Swim Week and DC Swim Week came in as the weather in the area was at record highs. I did not make it to the first three events, but I did make it to the finale show at the Embassy Hotel in Washington DC. The show did not disappoint! The SWAG bags were amazing and so were the models and the music. Great designers from the area as well as several designers from abroad to include Brazil and Lisbon were on deck. Please enjoy the photos below and stay tune for DCSW17.
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A lot was learned in this week long fashion experience in the DC area. I closed out with the Indie Fashion Week Finale which I found out about the night before. I am certainly learning my way around the media circuit and how to get into such events. I can tell you that I have been bitten by the fashion photography bug and I am now headed in the right direction. I met a handful of business people in the area and any opportunity to network is an opportunity to grow and learn. I am very optimistic about my future in fashion photography.
Being in the DMV for two years has been an eye opening experience in many ways. One way was to be able to discover the local fashion scene here in the city and it only took two years to find out that DC has a fashion week. I was fortunate enough to be able to cover three of the events they had starting with the mens fashion show on the first night. The second event I covered was the emerging designers of the area and eight designers were featured. The finale night, which was my favorite, showcased a lot of the international designers that live here in the DMV area. Below are just a few of the images I was able to show on this blog but believe me there were plenty of amazing designs this year! I can't wait to see what the next season will bring for this DC designers.
Excited that this former photography classmate of mine trusted me to take her maternity and family portraits for her third and final child...so she says! LOL! It was a pleasure having the Mills family in the studio for the afternoon and getting to know her hubby and other two children who are eagerly looking forward to the arrival of their little brother next month! Congrats Monae!
There is nothing like having a newborn in the studio in the afternoon! Miss Margo was no exception and was a pure joy to meet and cuddle with! She was so sweet with her head full of hair and overall calm disposition. Her parents and little sister have become a staple in my studio and I can't wait to see more milestones from this family as they continue to grow!
Meeting people is what I do and I love when I meet people that like to be in front of my camera. A few weeks ago I was contact by Rayshawn that wanted to update his photos to update his online presence. He recently became a spokesperson for a supplement company and is on his way to doing big things. I look forward to working with him again in the future.
Family sessions are so much fun...especially when they are a combo to announce the new arrival to the family. This session was so fun and carefree on a chilly afternoon. The girls were glad to walk in the leaves and sit and look at the water while mom and dad took some photos with each other. I can't wait to meet the new little one and capture his first moments.
Babies are amazing and when you get to photograph two of them it is a wonderful thing! I met these two little ones at 11 days old and they were just gorgeous. Malia with her calm demeanor and Joseph, who is the feisty one already, brought such a joy. Once both were asleep, because one would be awake and the other would snuggle, we were able to snap a couple of portraits.
I have learned so much through newborn photography and the number one thing is PATIENCE!! I had a totally different vision for this session but you have to always be flexible when it comes to little ones. I can't wait to see them grow and develop their personalities to see if they stay calm and feisty! :-)
New models that are trying to grow their portfolios are awesome to work with. Theo was no exception. We have had the opportunity to work together twice and try some different looks. He is an awesome guy and being Asian brings a different flavor to the industry. I hope that he is able to pick up some work in this ever changing industry. Enjoy, Like and Share!