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Just some of my recent sessions

Carleigh is one of the happiest kids I know.  And having the opportunity to photograph her is a joy!  I love letting Carleigh just smile…and be so relaxed about it – because that is how Carleigh really is! Here is just one of the ones that struck me as one I had to share from […]

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Yearbook photos are traditionally done by the school – you know, you get a postcard automatically from “the school” (which isn’t really the school – they give the mailing list to their contract photographer to market the senior parents).  You are automatically signed up for a “session” and on your appointed date and time you […]

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As a photographer specializing in senior pictures I have one MAJOR obstacle: the school photographer.  It’s like an immovable object at times and has been one of the most frustrating blockers to my business since day one.  There seems to be no amount of advertising that can overcome the age old – “the school takes […]

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It is time again for enrollment in the Patty Schuchman Photography Senior Rep program for the class of 2012.  This is the year we will make the schools stand up and listen that we won’t settle for the school’s contract photographer as the only option, and this is the year I am asking for a […]

Graduating from high school deserves a little attitude…for a while, anyway!  Here’s Alex – a soon to be Loudoun Valley High School graduate heading to American University in the fall.  He was fun to photograph and I hope he likes this one – there are many more in your gallery, Alex, I promise! Just for […]

Kala first came to my studio last fall for his yearbook photo and I enjoyed meeting him, and helping him get a yearbook photo he was happy to have.  He attends Stone Bridge and had missed his summer appointment, and the make up date, so he and I met in October right before the yearbook […]