Sunday, December 20, 2009

Mr. Quicksilver says Merry Christmas from The Edge

This is a 5 exposure HDR image of our Christmas Tree with Mr. Quicksilver surveying the scene.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Washington DC in August and Arlington National Cemetery

We've been spoiled this summer with mild weather, but now Washington DC is living up to it's reputation as the place to escape during August.
I had the chance to photograph a Arlington National Cemetery Memorial Service today, but it was warm with not a hint of a breeze. As I drove past the Women's Memorial Bldg I noticed the empty fountain and thought wistfully of this image taken earlier this year.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

A fun 4th of July Wedding in Washington DC

Here is an image from our wedding on the 4th.

Capital in the background on Pennsylvania Ave.

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Flags at gravesites Memorial Day Arlington Cemetery

This is another image from Memorial Day 2009 at Arlington National Cemetery.

Flags are placed at each headstone by the Old Guard troops.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

President Obama at Tomb of The Unknown Soldier Memorial Day

We had the opportunity to photograph the President at Arlington National Cemetery yesterday.

Here are a few images from the day.

This was the president's chance to salute the U.S. military and also avoid the controversy about having a wreath also delivered to the confederate memorial in the cemetery.

Our position was on scaffolding next to the staircase leading up to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier which gave us a chance to have the Amphitheater and the guests as a backdrop.

Normally this isn't a perspective you can obtain when photographing at the tomb but our White House Press Pool pass gave us access next to the CNN and CBS cameras.

I have some other ideas for interesting locations at future Arlington services.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

The Knot Best of Weddings 2008/2009 Pick

We don’t advertise our wedding photography and instead rely on referrals, and to tell the truth have never paid much attention to The Knot.
Yesterday, we received an award plaque from The Knot informing us we were voted one of the best photography studios in the DC area. We picked up their magazine “The Knot Best of Weddings 2009” and found that we received their highest rating from our brides and were one of only seven photographers in the DC area to achieve that rating. Not to shabby, and thanks to the Edge brides. Love you ladies!

Here is The Knot’s verbiage to be polically correct.

"We are proud to announce that The Edge Photography Studio has been rated by local brides and voted The Knot Best of Weddings 2008/2009 Pick. Please pick up a copy of The Knot Best of Weddings 2009 magazine and check out our listing."

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Arlington National Cemetery Easter Sunrise Service

A few more images from the Sunday service including pre-dawn, moonset, and sunbeams starting to illuminate the soldiers, sailors and marines between the marble columns.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Dove Release concludes Easter Sunrise Service at Arlington National Cemetery

Following a three day Indian wedding and returning home at 12:30 on Sunday morning I got up at 3AM to photograph the Easter Sunrise Service at Arlington National Cemetery.

Here is the dove release that concluded the service.

I owe David Kay a big thanks for giving me the motivation to get up in the middle of the wee hours.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

QuickSilver Return Engagement

One Handsome Persian

Results of BPPA Photo Competition Announced

We had a chance to review the results of our entries in the International Photo Competition for the British Professional Photographers Assoc and did fairly well.
Attached are some of the images including:
Quicksilver in the Pet Catagory - Gold Award
Bride and Groom in the Contemporary Wedding - Silver Award
and four bronzes for entries in Children's photography, Press and PR, Events and Bridal Portrait.
Take a look and think about letting us create that special image for you and your family.
A number of these images will appear in the spring edition of Image Maker Magazine, the premier photography magazine in the UK.

Monday, March 09, 2009

First Spring Snow and now flowers blooming at Arlington National Cemetery

Last Monday I was photographing snow scenes at Arlington National Cemetery and today David Kay and I were photographing a carpet of flowers at the cemetery following a memorial service.

Here are a few of the images.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

The Washington Post Express and WEPSA

The Washington Post Express and WEPSA

Today, the Washington Post Express printed an article about ethnic weddings, and in particular South Asia wedding events. The Express interviewed a number of members from one on my networking groups “Wedding, Event Professionals South Asia” or WEPSA. WEPSA is a small group of event and wedding professionals focused on creating a tight network of companies focused on providing quality and integrity to the South Asia and Indian community. Common sense basics such as liability insurance, business licenses, tax ID’s are required, but more importantly respect from peers in the event industry. WEPSA members know the vendors that provide quality services with a proven track record and also those that skate by on the lack of knowledge of clients. Brides are making one of the larger investments of their lives when they marry, but have little experience in planning an event of this magnitude and the questions to ask, or how to judge vendors. One of the goals of WEPSA is to educate customers and establish a referral base of quality vendors for those brides.
Don’t think of these vendors as just a resource for South Asian events, they can also deliver outstanding results for any bride or corporate event. After all, once you’ve mastered an elaborate multi-day Indian event, anything else is easy.

Here is a link to the Washington Post Express article dated January 28th: on page 39

Here is a link to the WEPSA website:

The Edge Photography Studio is proud to be a founding member of WEPSA.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Fox News Brit Hume Retirement Party

We had the good fortune to photograph the Brit Hume retirement party last Thursday at Café Milano in old Georgetown. Thanks Stewart Davis.
I’ll see about sharing a few of the images we shot for Fox. Two of my favorites were done with the ambient light, one of Brian Williams and the other of Bo Derek by candlelight.

The hot spot Café Milano was packed tight with politicians, leaders from the George Bush administration, media people from the various networks and even a Hollywood legend.

It was really funny to see my name on the guest list sandwiched between congresswoman Jane Harman and others H's.

Below is a partial list of attendees who toasted Brit as he enters semi-retirement or perhaps simply a restructuring of his career to allow a new balancing of the priorities in life.

Brit and wife Kim Hume
Former Senator Bob Dole and Senator Elizabeth Dole
V.P. Dick Cheney and his daughter Liz
Chief of the Joint Chiefs Admiral Leahy with his personal photographer
Donald Rumsfeld
Paul Wolfowitz
Alan Greenspan and his wife Andrea Mitchell
Bo Derek Actress
NBC News Anchor Brian Williams
Previous Director of Home Land Security Tom Ridge
Former Senator and Law and Order actor Fred Thompson
Senator and presidential candidate Joe Lieberman
Commentator George Will
Bill O”Reilly
Fox News chief Roger Ailes
Fox News anchor in New York Megyn Kelly
Journalist Greta Van Susteren
Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell
Labor Secretary Elaine Chao
ABC News Anchor Charles Gibson
Rita Braver with CBS News
CBS News White House correspondent Bill Plante
Geraldo Rivera
Fox News Brian Wilson
Carl Cameron Fox News
Jim Angle Fox News
Shepard Smith Fox News
Bill Hemmer Fox News
New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd
Wolf Blitzer from CNN

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Washington Bridal Showcase Free Tickets February 1st

Washington Bridal Showcase Free Tickets February 1st

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.