Friday, December 12, 2008

White's Ferry Stranding on Friday December 12th Part 4

The final group of photos.

White's Ferry Stranding on Friday December 12th Part 3

They are of course better than what you will see on the network news stations this evening.

White's Ferry Stranding on Friday December 12th Part 2

Here are a few more images.

White's Ferry Stranding on Friday December 12th

We had an exciting morning commute to our photo-shoot this morning. We got stranded for several hours on Whites Ferry across the Potomac River from Leesburg to Poolsville.
With the first heavy rains last night we had a large amount of debris in the river including large trees. One of these became caught under the ferry and than other trees started snagging the ferry cable, which was lifted off the bottom of the river by the ferry's midstream position.
River rescue teams from Maryland and the fire department from Virginia soon joined us.
Next a news helicopter and than the media from the various networks joined the scene while we evacuated the ferry via the zodiacs with the help of the rescue squads.
Following several hours of delays the ferry crew was able to remove the large tree wedged under the ferry with a tractor and bring our cars to shore.
No one hurt or stressed, just very late for arrival at our various destinations.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Barack Obama campaign rally "Change We Need" Leesburg Va.

We covered the Barack Obama “Change We Need” campaign rally in Leesburg today.
The event included Virginia governor Tim Kaine, and former governor Mark Warner.
It’s estimated that 10,000 people attended the rally.
Below are some of our images from the event held at Ida Lee Park near sunset.
Virginia is one of the key states that the democrats believe may switch from voting for a republican president for the first time since the 1960’s.

Monday, October 06, 2008

Awards at The Edge Photography Studio

Awards at The Edge Photography Studio

The Edge Photographers Don Harper and David Kay reported recent awards in several photo competitions both local and international.

The Waterford Foundation Art & Photography Exhibition based in Waterford Virginia was held this weekend October 3rd, 4th and 5th. Edge Photographer David Kay submitted two entries including “Honor” which took first place in the Photojournalistic category and his artistic rendition of “Southern Swamp” third place in the “Nature” category. “Honor” is representative of the body of work these two photographers have been creating at Arlington National Cemetery during memorial services they’ve been photographing for many families. More of their work from ANC may be viewed at the website The Arlington Photographer. There are also open Internet galleries at The Edge Galleries related to the Old Guard (3rd U.S. Infantry) and different military service honor guards and bands including the Army, Air Force, Navy and Marines.

Don Harper is an international member of the British Professional Photographers Association and the Society for Wedding and Portrait Photographers. Five entries in the latest competition won one Gold, one Silver and three Bronze awards. The gold award winning image “It’s Time” was selected for promoting the 2008 Virginia Polo season at Great Meadow in Warrenton. The silver award is a contemporary bridal portrait.

Graphic design services are always provided by Ines Harper, a recognized leader in event design documentation.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

The Washington DC National Building Museum Corp Events

We had the chance to photograph a corporate event at the National Building Museum in Washington D.C. on Saturday. It's one of my favorite venues for large corporate events. It's simply a remarkable building for allowing creative decor and lighting. You should checkout the history on this building that from the outside is very unassuming, but inside a real capital gem.It was originally built to provide housing for processing retirement benefits for union soldiers from the civil war. Yes, I know that's a bit redundant. Give us a call if you want our creativity at your corporate or holiday event this winter. We have the teams and know-howto capture not only the individuals, but also the ambiance that you've invested in for associates, staff, and clients.
You can view a larger selection of images at our on-line galleries:
Here is a link:
Stewart Davis from Q Street Photo and I had a great time at this party.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Great Meadow and Polo It's Time to celebrate

We are happy to see our photos used by Great Meadow including the image above for their campaign promotion celebrating 100 years of Polo in Virginia.

Check out the Great Meadow Foundation website for news about upcoming events.

See you there.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Wedding & Event Locations, Where we've worked

I thought it was time to update the locations where we've photograph weddings and other events as this is a frequent question from brides and other clients. The Edge Photography list exceeds 200 venues.

Airlie Conference Center 6809 Airlie Road Warrenton VA 20187

Airport Holiday Inn 1000 Sully Rd Sterling VA 20166

All Saints Catholic Church 9300 Stonewall Road Manassas VA

Annapolis Waterfront Marriott 80 Compromise St. Annapolis MD 21401

Arlington National Cemetery Memorial Dr. Arlington Va 22211

Ashburn Presbyterian Church 20962 Ashburn Rd. Ashburn Va

L'Auberge Provençale Highway 340 White Post Va 22663

Ballroom at Sandy Spring 17921 Brooke Road Sandy Spring MD 20860

Belmont Manor Country Club 20101 Stubble Drive Ashburn VA 20147

Belmont West 18980 Upper Belmont Place Leesburg Va 20147

Berea Baptist Church 28 Fleet Road Fredericksburg VA 22406

Beth Chaverim Reform Temple 21740 Beaumeade Circle Sterling Va 20146

Beth Sholom Temple 805 Lyons Rd Fredericksburg VA 22406

Beth Sholom Temple 11825 Seven Locks Road Potomac MD 20854

Bethany United Methodist Church 100 West Main St. Purcellville Va 20134

Bethel Presbyterian Church 19856 Evergreen Mills Rd. Leesburg VA 20175

Bethesda North Marriott Conference Center 5701 Marinelli Road Bethesda Md 20852

Black Horse Inn 8393 Meetze Rd. Warrenton VA 20187

Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church 1427 West Braddock Rd. Alexandria Va 22302

Briar Patch Bed & Breakfast 23130 Briar Patch Lane Middleburg Va

Bristow Manor 11507 Valley View Drive Bristow Va 20136

Brookside Garden 1800 Glenallan Ave Wheaton Md 20902

Brown's Chapel 11450 Baron Cameron Ave. Reston Va 20190

Café Milano Georgetown 3251 Prospect St. NW Washington DC 20007

Carnegie Institute 1530 P Street NW Washington DC 20005

Celebrations at The Bay 2042 Knollview Pasadena Md 20876

Cacapon State Park 818 Cacapon Lodge Drive Berkeley Springs WV 25411

Centerpointe Church 4104 Legato Road Fair Lakes VA 22033

Centreville United Methodist Church 6400 Old Centreville Rd. Centreville Va 20121

Ceresville Mansion Frederick 8529 Liberty Road Frederick MD 21701

Chesapeake Beach Club 8416 Bayside Rd. Chesapeake Beach MD 20732

Chesapeake Resort and Spa 4165 Mears Avenue Chesapeake Beach MD 20732

Chevy Chase Country Club 6100 Connecticut Ave. Chevy Chase MD 20815

China Garden 1100 Wilson Blvd Arlington Va

Christ Episcopal Church 34 W Baker St. Gordonsville VA 22942

Christ the King Lutheran Church 10550 Georgetown Pike Great Falls Va 22066

Christ The Redeemer 46833 Harry Byrd Hwy Sterling Va 20164

Christian Fellowship Church 21673 Beaumeade Cir Ashburn VA 20147

Church of the Nativity 6400 Nativity Lane Burke Va 22015

Church of the Redeemer 1545 Chain Bridge Road McLean Va 22101

City Club of Washington Columbia Sq. 555 13th St NW Washington Dc 20004

City Palace 9720 Capital Court Manassas Va 20110

Clarendon Methodist Church 606 N. Irving St. Arlington VA 22201

Clarendon Methodist Church 606 N. Irving St. Arlington VA 22201

Congregation Beth-El 8215 Old Georgetown Road Bethesda Md 20814

Congressional Country Club 8500 River Road Potomac Md 20817

Country Club of Culpeper 2100 Country Club Road Culpeper Va 22701

Doubletree Hotel Crystal City 300 Army Navy Drive Arlington Va 22202

Dutch’s Daughter 581 Himes Road Frederick Md 21703

Evangelical Lutheran Church 31 E. Church St. Frederick Md 21701

Evergreen Country Club 15900 Berkeley Drive Haymarket Va 20169

Faith Chapel Presbyterian Church 14188 Chapel Lane 20176 Leesburg VA 20175

Faith Lutheran Church 3313 Arlington Blvd, Arlington Arlington Va

Family Farm and Compound Buttermilk Spring Road Staunton VA 24401

Fauquier Springs Country Club 9236 Tournament Rd Warrenton VA 20186

First Presbyterian Church of Annandale 7610 Newcastle Drive Annandale VA

Fort Belvoir Officers Club 5500 Schultz Dr. Fort Belvoir VA 22060

Fort McNair Officers Club Fort McNair Washington DC 20319

Fort Monroe Fenwick Rd. Hampton VA 23651

Fort Myer Officers Club 214 Jackson Ave. Arlington VA 22211

Four Seasons Hotel 2800 Pennsylvania Ave. Georgetown DC 20007

FoxChase Manor 8310 Chatsworth Dr. Manassas Va 20109

Fredericksburg Square 525 Caroline Rd Fredericksburg VA 22401

Gaithersburg Marriott 9751 Washingtonian Blvd Gaithersburg MD 20878

The Galleria at Lafeyette Centre 1155 21st St. NW Washington DC 20036

Gaylord National Hotel & Conference Ctr. 344 Waterfront St. Oxen Hill MD 20745

Grace Episcopal Church 110 N Church St Berryville VA 22611

Grace Episcopal Church 6507 Main St. The Plains Va 20198

Great Meadow 5089 Old Tavern Rd. Warrenton VA 20198

Greenwood Firehall 809 Greenwood Road Winchester Va

Gunston Hall Plantation 10709 Gunston Hall Rd. Mason Neck Va 22079

Hamilton Baptist Church 16 East Colonial Hamilton Va

Hampton Inn 1204 Berryville Ave Winchester VA 22601

Hay-Adams Hotel 1 Lafayette Square Washington DC 20006

Hemlock Overlook Regional Park 13220 Yates Ford RD Clifton VA 20124

Heritage Hall Middle Road Inwood WV 25428

Heritage Hunt Golf and Country Club 6901 Arthur Hills Drive Gainsville VA 20155

Hermitage Inn 7134 Main St. Clifton VA 20124

Herrington on the Bay 7149 Lake Shore Dr. Rose Haven Md. 20714

Hillsborough Vineyard 36716 Charles Town Pike Hillsboro Va 20132

Hilton Hotel BWI Baltimore 1739 W. Nursery Road Linthicum Md 21090

Hilton Hotel Gaithersburg 620 Perry Parkway Gaithersburg Md

Hilton Hotel Rockville 1750 Rockville Pike Rockville Md 20852

Hilton Hotel Dulles 13869 Park Center Rd Herndon Va 20171

Historic Long Branch 830 Long Branch Lane Millwood Va 22646

Holiday Inn at Carddorac Hall 1500 East Market Street Leesburg Va 20176

Holy Spirit Catholic Church 8800 Braddock Rd Annandale VA 22003

Holy Trinity Catholic Church 3513 N St. NW Washington DC 20007

Holy Trinity Catholic Church 8213 Linton Hall Road Gainesville Va 20155

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church 605 W. Market St. Leesburg VA 20175

Hope Lutheran Church 10391 Sudley Manor Dr. Manassas Va 20109

Hotel Dupont 100 W 11th. St. Wilmington DE 19801

Hyatt Dulles Airport 2300 Dulles Corner Rd. Herndon Va

Hyatt Fair Lakes 12777 Fair Lakes Circle Fairfax VA 22033

Immanuel Lutheran Church 1801 Russell Road Alexandria VA 22301

Indian Springs Country Club 13501 Layhill Road Silver Spring VA 20916

Inn At Vint Hill 4200 Aiken Drive Warrenton VA 20187

Inn At Kelly’s Ford 16589 Edwards Shop Rd Remington Va 22734

International Country Club 13200 Lee Jackson Highway Fairfax Va 22033

Irvington Baptist Church 53 King Carter Dr. Irvington Va 22480

Jefferson National Monument Washington DC

Keswick Hall 701 Keswick Dr. Keswick Va 22947

Knights Of Columbus Hall “The Barn” Sterling Va

Lansdowne Resort 44050 Woodridge Pkwy Lansdowne VA 20176

Leisure World Inter-Faith Chapel Silver Spring MD 20906

Lightfoot Restaurant 11 King St. Leesburg VA 20176

Loew's Annapolis Luxury Hotel 126 West St. Annapolis Md. 21401

Maggiano's Little Italy 2001 International Dr McLean Va 22102

Manassas Baptist Church 8800 Sudley Road Manassas Va 20110

Mandarin Oriental Hotel 1330 Maryland Ave SW Washington DC 20008

Manor House at Linden Springs 1850 Old Reston Ave Reston Va 20190

Marriott Ranch 5305 Marriott Ln Hume VA 22639

Martins 79 W. Frederick Walkersville Md 21793

Mary Washington College 1301 College Ave. Fredericksburg Va 22401

Maryland Inn 30 Maryland Ave Annapolis MD 21401

McCormick and Schmidt 11920 Democracy Blvd. Reston Va 20190

Meadowlark Gardens Park 9750 Meadowlark Gardens Ct Vienna VA 22182

Memorial Chapel, University Of Maryland 1101 Memorial Chapel College Park Md 20742

Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church 3401 Nebraska NW Washington DC 20016

Middleburg Community Center 300 West Washington Middleburg VA 20117

Morrison House 116 S. Alfred St Alexandra VA 22314

National Arboretum United States 3501 New York Ave Washington DC 20002

National Building Museum 401 F St. NW Washington DC 20001

National Conference Center 18980 Upper Belmont Place Lansdowne VA 20176

Nativity of our Lord Russian Orthodox Church 8911 Weems Road Manassas Va 20110

Navy Yard Convention Hall 8th Street SE Washington DC

New Life Christian Church 245 McCarty Lane Winchester VA 22601

Norfolk Opera House 160 Virginia Beach Blvd. Norfolk VA 23510

Oasis Winery 14141 Hume Lane Hume Va 22639

Oatlands Plantation 20850 Oatlands Plantation Ln Leesburg Va

Oceana Officers Club 906 G Ave, Virginia Beach VA 23460

Opequon Presbyterian Church 217 Opequon Church Lane Winchester VA 22602

Osprey’s Golf Club 401 Belmont Bay Dr. Woodbridge Va 22191

Oxon Hill Manor 6901 Oxon Hill Rd. Oxon Hill Md 20745

The Piedmont Golf Club 14675 Piedmont Vista Drive Haymarket Va 20169

Policeman's Hall Dumfries VA

Quantico Officers Club Quantico Marine Base Quantico VA

Raspberry Plain 16500 Agape Ln Leesburg Va 20176

Regency Dominion Country and Golf Club 15351 Championship Dr. Haymarket Va 20169

Renaissance Mayflower Hotel 1127 Connecticut Ave Washington DC 20036

Reston Town Center Hyatt 1800 Presidents Street Reston VA 20190

Ritz-Carlton Hotel 1150 22nd St .NW Washington DC 20037

Ritz-Carlton Hotel 1700 Tyson's Blvd. McLean Va 22102

River Creek Country Club 43800 Olympic Blvd. Leesburg VA 20176

Ronald Reagan Bldg 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. Washington DC 20004

Rose Hill Manor 42140 Raspberry Plain Lane Leesburg VA 20176

Satty's On The Water 701 Sophia St. Fredericksburg VA 22401

Sha’are Shalom Temple 19357 Evergreen Mill Rd. Leesburg Va 20175

Stonewall Jackson Golf Course 15601 Turtle Point Dr Gainsville Va 20155

Trinity United Methodist Church 0425 Kings Hwy King George VA 22485

Sequoia at Washington Harbor 3000 K St. NW Georgetown DC 20007

Shenandoah Crossing Golf Resort 10 Shenandoah Crossing Road Gordonsville VA 22942

Shenandoah Valley Country Club 134 Golf Club Cir. Front Royal VA 22630

Sheraton Premiere Tyson's Corner 8661 Leesburg Pike Vienna Va 22182

Springfield Golf and Country Club 8301 Old Keene Mill Road Springfield Va 22152

Springfield Hilton 6550 Loisdale Rd Springfield VA 22150

St. Andrews the Apostle Catholic Church 6720 Union Mill Rd Clifton Va 20124

St. Anne's Episcopal Church 199 Duke of Gloucester Rd Annapolis Md 21401

St. Ann Catholic Church 5300 10th St N Arlington VA 22205

St Clare of Assisi Catholic Church 12409 Henderson Rd Clifton VA 20124

St. David's Episcopal Church 43600 Russell Branch Pkwy Ashburn Va 20175

St. Elizabeth’s Ann Seton Catholic Church 12805 Valleywood Dr Woodbridge Va

St. Francis De Sales Church 37730 St. Francis Ct. Purcellville VA 20132

St. Francis of Assisi Church 18825 Fuller Heights Rd Triangle VA 22172

St. Isidore the Farmer Catholic Church 14414 St. Isadore Way Orange Va 22960

St. James Catholic Church 905 Park Ave Falls Church Va 22046

St. James Episcopal Church 14 Cornwall St. NW Leesburg VA 20176

St. James Leesburg 20101 Stubble Rd Ashburn VA 20147

St. John Baptist Catholic Church 12319 New Hampshire Ave. Silver Spring MD 20904

St. John's Catholic Church North King Street Leesburg VA 20176

St. John's Neumann Catholic Church 11100 Lawyers Road Reston VA 20191

St. Joseph's Catholic 750 Peachtree St Herndon VA 20170

St. Katherine's Greek Orthodox Church 3149 Glen Carlyn Rd. Falls Church VA 22041

St. Louis Catholic Church 2607 Popkins Lane Alexandria VA 22306

St. Marks Catholic Church 9467 Vale Rd. Vienna Va

St. Mary's Catholic Church 310 South Royal St. Annapolis Md 22314

St. Mary’s Catholic Church Catholic Church Rd Petersville MD

St. Marys Of Sorrows 5222 Sideburn Rd Burke VA 22032

St. Matthews Cathedral 1725 Rhode Island Ave. NW Washington DC 20036

St.Paul’s Lutheran Church Falls Church Va

St. Pauls United Church of Christ 235 South Main ST. Woodstock VA 22664

St. Philips Catholic Church 7500 St. Philips Ct. Falls Church Va 22042

St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church 11701 Clopper Road Gaithersburg Md 20878

St. Stevens Catholic Church 23331 Sam Fred Rd Middleburg VA 20117

St. Theresa's Catholic Church 21371 St. Theresa Lane Ashburn Va 20147

Sully Plantation 3601 Sully Road Chantilly Va

The Ballroom 5521 Landy Lane Bethesda Md 20816

Tarrara Winery 13648 Tarara Ln Leesburg Va 20175

Thomas Birkby House 109 Loudoun St, SW Leesburg VA 20175

Tide's Inn 480 King Carter Dr. Irvington Va

Top of The Town 1200 N Nash St. Arlington VA 22209

Tower Club 8000 Tower Crescent Dr Vienna Va

Trinity Baptist Church 8803 James Madison Warrenton VA 20187

Trinity Parish Church Trinity Church Road Charlotte Hall MD 20622

Union Station 50 Massachusetts Ave. NE Washington DC 20002

Unitarian-Universalist Church 1625 Wiehle Ave. Reston Va 20190

United Methodist Church 43454 Cross Roads Dr. Ashburn Va 20147

United Methodist Church 6400 Old Centreville Road Centreville Va

United Methodist Church 1233 Oak Lawn Dr Culpeper Va 22701

United Methodist Church 100 West Main St. Purcellville Va 22015

United Methodist Church 7047 Old Keene Mill Road Springfield Va 22150

U.S. Botantic Garden 100 Maryland Ave. Washington DC

Veramar Vineyard 905 Quarry Rd Berryville VA 22611

Villa la Champagnette 692 Old Winchester Road Boyce Va 22620

Washington Dulles Marriott 45020 Aviation Dr Sterling VA 20166

Washington Country & Golf Club 3017 N. Glebe Rd Arlington Va 22207

Washingtonian Marriott 9751 Washingtonian Boulevard Gaithersburg MD 20878

Watergate 12025 Lee Jackson Highway Fair Lakes VA 22033

West Belmont Conference Center 18980 Upper Belmont Place Leesburg VA 20176

Westfields Marriott 14750 Conference Center Dr. Chantilly Va 20151

Westin Grand Hotel DC 2350 M St. NW Washington DC 20037

Westin Hotel, Arlington 801 N. Glebe Rd. Arlington VA

Westwood Country Club 800 Maple Ave Vienna Va 22180

White Hall Manor Whitehall Estate Lane Bluemont VA

Willard Hotel Inter-Continental 1401 Pennsylvania Ave, NW Washington DC 20004

Winterthur Museum & Country Estate 5105 Kennett Pike Wilmington DE 19807

Monday, August 11, 2008

Washington Bridal Showcase Free Tickets September 7th

We will once again be anchoring the fabulous Hunt Country Celebrations display area at the Washington Bridal Showcase.

Come and see why so many other vendors consider The Edge Photography their first choice for referrals. Quality, Personality, Style, Class and Always Happy Brides.

Ines & I have a limited number of free tickets for the Bridal Showcase at the Dulles Expo Center.

Give us a call to arrange a time for pickup at our studio in Leesburg Virginia.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Virginia Gold Cup Races at Great Meadow

My associate David Kay was our representative photographer at the Gold Cup Races earlier this month.

Below is the link to a slideshow of a few of his images. Just give it a click to see some stunning images.

Great Meadow is a member of our event networking group "Hunt Country Celebrations" and we want to thank Elaine Burke and her associates for providing us access to their biggest event of the year.

This is the 83rd year for the races and the field included over 100 horses and several other events.

Saturday, May 03, 2008

Fort Frederick Colonial Days Market Slide Show

Winner for our April Open House Portrait Session.

We have a winner!

Ann Sweet is the winning bride for our free bridal portrait session while attending one of our April open-house events.

We are going to continue our Wednesday night open house events through May and once again offer another drawing for a free bridal portrait session with an 11x14 print.
These are the type of portraits that we can count on to win photography awards in competition. The value for this drawing is $475.00. Come and visit us at our Leesburg studio any Wednesday from 7PM to 8:30PM with no appointment required. Tell us about your wedding and see why our photography should excite you and tell the story of your day. We will draw a winner for this contest at the end of April, here’s your chance for something unique and special.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Century Market Fair At Ft. Frederick Maryland

"Colonel Washington's Frontier Forts Association" Century Market Fair at Fort Frederick Maryland.

Ines & I had the chance on Saturday (April 26th)to visit Ft. Frederick in Big Pool Maryland after our morning portrait sessions.We were invited by our good friends Art & Linda Winder with Shenandoah Carriage Company.

Art was camping there since Wednesday in authentic costume andgear for the colonial 1700's period. (Except for food, I saw there larder and itwas quite plush). Art was participating in an event called the Century MarketFair sponsored by the above association. There appeared to be 50 plussutlers with their tents and goods and you really felt like you had entered atime machine back to the colonial period and a trading camp on the frontier.

Each of the participants prided themselves on using materials that existed at that time period. We will definitely plan on attending again next year if our wedding schedule permits as this is a great opportunity for a fun yet educational day. It brings that period to life and has relevance for families and a wonderful photo opportunity for any photographer. Check out the association web-site for more information on future events and also don't forget to check out the Shenandoah Carriage Company website if you want a carriage for your own event.

This link is a slide show of a few of the images from that day.

Short Slide Show with music

Colonel Washington's Frontier FortsCalendar of Events
The Shenandoah Carriage Company

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Open House at Linden Springs, Sunday April 20th

Open House at Linden Springs, Sunday April 20th

We are going to be at a bridal open house on Sunday at the Manor House.
The hours are 1PM-4PM.
Please contact Melia if you would like to attend.

The address is 1856 Old Reston Ave. Reston Va. 20190
Their number is 703.668.3702

This 5+ acre estate is a new venue for both wedding & corporate events.
It’s in walking distance of Reston Town Center, but will remind you of a totally different time.

Visit their website for more details.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Winning Bride Announced & April Open House Events

We have a winner!

Nicole Cutie is the winning bride for our free bridal portrait session while attending one of our March open-house events.
We are going to continue our Wednesday night open house events through April and once again offer another drawing for a free bridal portrait session with an 11x14 print.These are the type of portraits that we can count on to win photography awards in competition. The value for this drawing is $475.00. Come and visit us at our Leesburg studio any Wednesday from 7PM to 8:30PM with no appointment required. Tell us about your wedding and see why our photography should excite you and tell the story of your day. We will draw a winner for this contest at the end of April, here’s your chance for something unique and special.Dates are April 2nd, April 9th, April 16th, April 23rd, and April 30th.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Another Award from WPPI & Open House

We have returned from the WPPI conference in Las Vegas with another "Accolade of Excellence " to add to our list. The bridal portrait below was the image that got us noticed. We are having a drawing for a bridal portrait session and 11x14 print for those who attend our April Open House events on Wednesday evenings from 7PM-8:30PM. This is your chance for an artistic portrait unlike anyone else's wedding photographs.
Heads up; tomorrow night is your last chance for this prize.
Come and see our work and tell us about your wedding.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Free Wedding Photography with The Edge Studio

"Now That's A Wedding" Only one winner!

The Edge Photography Studio is giving away a FREE complete wedding photography package for the 2008-2009 wedding season. Our lead photographer Don Harper will personally photograph this wedding with a second photographer and an assistant. This package is worth $4595.00 before sales tax and it 's FREE!
What's required? A lot more than LUCK.
We are searching for romance and excitement; we like hilarious; or bring a tear to our eye with poignant or even sad; surprise us with crazy stories. We appreciate the theater of the absurd called life. In short, MAKE US WANT TO PHOTOGRAPH YOUR DAY! Tell us your story.
How To Enter:Create a video that is no more than 3 minutes in duration, relaying to us your story. Be as creative or straightforward as you like. Post the video on YouTube.
Please label your video WeddingAtTheEdge"yourlastname""first initial". Please email us at with the following information when you’ve posted your video on YouTube:
Your full name
Your email address
Your phone number
Your wedding date if known
Your venue if known
The title of your video
The theme of your wedding day
The link to view your video on
By submitting your video entry to the Edge Photography Studio “Now that's a Wedding” Contest, you are giving The Edge Photography Studio permission to use your submission online and in print to promote the Edge Photography and it's services..
The deadline for this contest is July 31st 2008. The winner will be announced August 7th 2008 on our blog after we have spoken directly with the couple to confirm they are qualified to win.
Contest Details: The winner will receive the following:
Full day coverage of your wedding day by our lead photographer Don Harper, one of his associates and a lighting assistant.
A studio bridal portrait session prior to the wedding.
A Fine Art book containing selected wedding images designed by award winning graphic designer Ines Harper. Your art book will be designed for entry in international photography competitions.
A cd slide show of the best 300 plus images from your wedding day with music and permission to make copies for family and friends.
The digital negatives of all the images from your entire wedding deemed good by our photographers. This includes a digital catalog for easy viewing. Rights to make your own prints and distribute to family and friends, but not for sale or commercial media printing.
A wine and cheese party at our studio for family and friends to view your slide show, album proofs, etc. Usually 4 weeks after your wedding.
All of your wedding images in a password protected on-line gallery for 90 days after your wine and cheese party. Friends, family, and guests can order touched-up prints on-line.
Judging of entries will be by The Edge Photography Staff and their decision is final.
Bride will sign our standard wedding agreement with contest stipulations.
This package doesn't include parent albums or duplicate books, but they may be ordered at our standard prices. Print prices are our standard pricing for this package regarding prints ordered on-line.
Destination weddings (more than 100 miles from our Leesburg studio) may incur travel expenses.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Time for a break!

WPPI Las Vegas 2008

We are taking a break for a week while we attend the “Wedding & Portrait Photographers International” Conference in Las Vegas.

We may be a bit hard to reach during the conference, but will be back up to speed Wednesday of next week. March 19th and hosting our open house on that Wednesday night.

This is our chance to recharge the creative juices, meet with friends from around the world and see if we can win some portrait awards again.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Bridal Portrait & The Edge Photography Open House

Open House at The Edge Photography Studio

Includes a drawing for a free studio bridal portrait session and 11x14 portrait, a $475.00 value.

March 12th, March 19th & March 26th

Come and visit our studio in historic Leesburg Virginia
We are continuing our series of open house GTG each Wednesday in March 2008, with convenient evening times from 7PM to 8:30PM.
This is a chance to see our hundreds of wedding album proofs from many venues both printed and projected on our 8-foot screen.
Visit with Don & Ines Harper to see why they have the leading wedding and portrait photographer teams in Northern Virginia serving the mid-Atlantic region.

Yahoo mapping to the Edge

No appointments required for the open-house, just a no-obligation chance to see what’s new in weddings and find out about our partner vendors that can provide the wedding you dream about.
Free refreshments and a casual evening of fun.

The Edge Photography Studio
The Shops at Dodona Manor
312 East Market Street, Suite I
Leesburg, Va. 20176

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Wednesday Night Open House at The Edge

Open House at The Edge Photography Studio

Come and visit our studio in historic Leesburg Virginia
We have scheduled a series of open house GTG each Wednesday in March 2008, with convenient evening times from 7PM to 8:30PM.
This is a chance to see our hundreds of wedding album proofs from many venues both printed and projected on our 8-foot screen.
Visit with Don & Ines Harper to see why they have the leading wedding and portrait photographer teams in Northern Virginia serving the mid-Atlantic region.

Yahoo mapping to the Edge

No appointments required for the open-house, just a no-obligation chance to see what’s new in weddings and find out about our partner vendors that can provide the wedding you dream about.
Free refreshments and a casual evening of fun.

The Edge Photography Studio
The Shops at Dodona Manor
312 East Market Street, Suite I
Leesburg, Va. 20176

Monday, January 28, 2008

Bambi Cantrell Webinar

This evening we had the pleasure of attending Bambi Cantrell's first webinar. Sort of an experiment for her to reach out to those photographers she mentors.
Bambi is one of the original Microsoft Icon photographers and several years prior to this received accolades from the U.N. for her photography.
She is a great lady who stays on top of her game by anticipating trends in wedding and portrait photography.
Bambi has given us some ideas to refine and test this year. Our brides will benefit from more phenomenal bridal and groom portraits. Come and talk to us about your wedding with The Edge Photography.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Bridal Showcase & Hunt Country Bridal Show Special

A number of you met with us today at the Bridal Showcase.
Just a reminder that we are providing a showtime special until February 10th that includes a complementary 15 inch digital picture frame with your wedding slide show installed.
Book with us for a rare opportunity with The Edge.

Hope to see you at our HCC bridal show next Sunday.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Bridal Showcase Bridal Show at Dulles Expo Center Jan. 27th.

Hi brides;

We don't have any more free tickets for the Bridal Show this Sunday at the Dulles Expo Center.

Give us a call if you are interested. We'd love to see you at our booth in the Hunt Country Celebrations Expo arena. It's going to be a great area where the best of vendors are concentrated.

The Edge Photography Studio, Leesburg Va.

Our number is 703.669.1000.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

One of our recent weddings.

We are finally past the holiday portrait crush and have time to share an image from a recent wedding.
Thanks to Stacey & Greg!