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.