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Portrait session with Jo and Ava, Alexandria, Virginia. October, 2016.

After a recent portrait sitting with Jo, she paid me the one of the highest possible compliments – she asked me if I would photograph her and her daughter Ava and, to make it even cooler, she told me to approach it exactly as I please.  Another dream sitter!  

Portrait session with Jo, Alexandria, Virginia. September, 2016.

Jo recently stopped by my Alexandria, Virginia studio for a portrait sitting and a lengthy discussion on the merits of and universality of The Smiths.  The Smiths were an easy task to conquer – it only took moments to come to an agreement on their collective genius.  Our portrait session moved right along and, before we knew it, we were wrapped and saying “goodbye” to one another.

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Portrait session with Dominic, Alexandria, Virginia. August, 2016.

Dominic, an excellent graphic designer from the DC / Baltimore area, recently dropped in on the Alexandria, Virginia studio to sit for a portrait.  Dominic was familiar with my portraiture and, after discussing collaboration over the course of a few months, sat for a series of portraits in my studio.

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Portrait session with the Kain Family, Syracuse, New York. Part II. July, 2016.

As I mentioned earlier, I recently traveled to Syracuse, New York and made portraits of my friend Ron and his family.  Working with the Kains on their portraits was a treat!

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Portrait session with John McKaig, Alexandria, Virginia. June, 2016.

John McKaig, an accomplished artist and old friend, recently visited my studio to collaborate over a portrait sitting.  John recently wrapped a gallery show and had a moment of downtime before jumping back into the studio.

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Portrait session with Helanah, Syracuse, New York. April, 2016.

Helanah and I recently collaborated on a portrait session in an ad hoc – errr, cough cough – garage studio during a visit to Syracuse, New York.  Despite the space being cramped (and the ceiling being comically low), Helanah was a trooper and her patience and poise are reflections of her professionalism.