Just some of my recent sessions

I get asked all the time if I use Photoshop. And the answer is yes. Do I create my images there? The answer is no. I’m a photographer – a professional portrait photographer. I specialize in high school senior portraits, business and corporate portraits, family portraits, and wedding photography. I create images that are intended […]

Photoshop CS5, Topaz Results, Portrait comparison

You met Kelley & Nick the other day after their studio session, on Monday we met again and did some shots outdoors to round out their engagement photos. It was hot, but not as unbearable as the week before, so we moved forward and found the shade! Once again, if you’ve stopped by, leave a […]

Engagement Portrait, Loudoun County Photography, Patty Schuchman Portrait Park, Northern Virginia Photographer

Kelley & Nick are getting married! So it’s time for engagement photos! First step of their photo journey is a studio session….and although we wanted to do their outdoor session at the same time, the insane heat wave we’ve been having here in Northern Virginia kept us indoors for just a studio session only. But […]

Engagement Photos, Wedding Photography, She said Yes!, Portrait Photography, Northern Virginia Photographer, Loudoun Photographer

It’s almost to the point where you should ask a photographer to “show your stuff”. Seriously, most folks don’t even think to ask what a photographer will take their portraits with – or how they will light it if the light isn’t right in a certain setting. Or even how many different lenses do they […]

Being invited to photograph a wedding is a priviledge I don’t take lightly.  Big or small, weddings are all treated with the same care, attention, and detail. Equipment is very important, but truly it’s experience you want in a wedding photographer.  Because even if they arrive with a bag full of gear, if they don’t […]

Wow…a recent search on Google of Northern Virginia Photographers brought up so many photographers even my head is spinning.  I’d second guess my chosen profession except I know so many of these photographers are part time folks who find it easy to start a photography business because so many folks say they take great photos. […]