Reenlistment at the Martin Luther King Jr., National Memorial

A few weeks ago SPC Robinson reenlisted at the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial in Washington, D.C. A few people from the unit were there along with several members of his family. Unfortunately due to the park policies the ceremony had to take place just outside the memorial, even with a permit! That was a surprise to me, but It turned out great anyway as we ended up taking a few family shots in front of the memorial after the official ceremony.

Prior to the ceremony, myself and several others were standing just outside the memorial just talking and waiting, and random strangers, mostly kids, were coming up to us to say, “thank you for your service,” and offering handshakes, and asking for photos. It was so fun and cute to see even the little ones walking straight up to a Soldier in uniform, look up, and say thank you.

During the ceremony itself, we made quite a scene, even with only a handful of us there. We formed sort of a half circle in front of the flag and the unit guidon, while SPC Robinson said the oath that reenlisted him for another six years in the United States Army. A little bit of a crowd gathered and they helped add to the applause when it was over. After the applause died down, everyone turned around to hear three tiny voices calling out the Pledge of Allegiance with their hands over their heart. It was the cutest thing and a great ending to the ceremony!

I love how the one on the right is using the wrong hand!

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Allison | Washington D.C. Portrait Photographer

We just finished up the “Working with Models” module at school (Center for Digital Imaging Arts at Boston University). It was a busy two weeks and I have hundreds of images to sort through now! I spent most of my Saturday editing the final shots from our first model, Allison Howard, who was an amazing model with an incredible smile and the patience of a saint! Check out her website here. We started off with head and beauty shots and then moved on to get some full length body shots.  More posts with the other models to follow!

Allure Hair Salon Photoshoot | Washington D.C. Portrait Photographer

A few weeks ago I was invited to photograph some models for Allure Hair Salon along with some other photographers. Thanks to the stylists Greg Powers and Sammy for doing an excellent job on the hair and makeup!

Renee and Victoria

Victoria

Renee

Kayla

Kayla

Barbara

Barbara

Ashley

Ashley

Caitlin

Caitlin