Tuesday, September 28, 2010

DC Fashion Week and Juried Exhibition

FashionWeek hit DC last week.

DC Fashion Week is growing with shows last week at 8 different embassies, hotels and other locations. As many will note, we're not New York, but DC Fashion Week is really growing and known for showing a lot of new designers creations from around the world.

In conjunction with DC fashion week a number of our photographs were exhibited at the Carriage House Studio last Friday night and extending through the weekend. The juried exhibit consists of work from The Edge Photography Studio and 13 other local photographers.

The Carriage House Studio is a Co-op of artists and is located just a couple of blocks from the DC convention Center.

Carriage House Studio is in the Logan Circle neighborhood.

1327 Naylor Court NW (entrance behind 918 O St. N.W.)

Washington DC

Thanks to those of you who joined  Ines and I for opening night from 7PM to 10PM on Friday September 24th 2010.

... and remember we can create amazing images for designers that want the Edge.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Blair Underwood and The Event last night.

The Event with Blair Underwood

We already experienced the Event with Blair Underwood earlier this summer.
Blair is the close friend of one of our brides.
He was a guest during her wedding at White Hall Manor in Bluemont Va.

So, if you get lost in the storyline, just drop us a note and we will tell you how our event turned out!

This wedding was lots of fun with a great couple and exciting location, plus Blair whose acting I really appreciate.

Of course Ines and I watched  The Event last night on NBC. We'll  see if it will keep us on the Edge of our seats.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Rest In Peace Boring Wedding Formals that run too long.


These are some fun pictures from a recent wedding at Fauquier Springs Country Club with a great bridal party that put up with my insanity.

When Ines and I meet with couples we've discovered a frequent refrain is that the bride and groom have been in lots of bridal parties and hate the length of time that may be spent on formal pictures. Time that could be spent at the cocktail hour with friends, family, and a drink or two. The couple wants to know that we're not going to torture their bridal party, but still get great images. We promise to deliver, in fact even weddings that are running late are frequently back on track as we move quickly through formals that will still impress not just the bride and groom, but their parents as well.

Anyway, this is sort of my vision of what happens when the bridal party lapse into a coma from boring long slooow... formal sessions.

Let's have fun, remember that the wedding day is about your family and friends celebrating the day and still get those pictures unlike any you've ever seen.

Don & Ines Harper
The Edge Photography Studio

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

South Asian Weddings

We have developed a reputation amongst Indian brides for great photography with reasonable pricing that blends the needs of a modern American bride and also the expectations of their parents for traditional posed pictures. We know not to miss any of the dozens of significant moments in the Hindu ceremonies and celebrations. Keep in mind that most of these events span three or more days.

This image is from a wedding last week at Rosehill Manor here in Leesburg for a New York couple.

We also had the opportunity to photograph their engagement session in Manhattan earlier this summer.

Maybe I should be known as Raj Don

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Tennis anyone? match point fifteen love and tennis Regency Dominion Country Club

This is an album collage from one of our spring weddings. Great couple and as you might guess really into tennis.

This was one of those torrential rain Saturday's with waves of rain and than short respites. We raced out during a lull in the rain to capture these quick images before rejoining the reception.

I'm never put off by rain on a wedding day as we always find some great elements that create distinctive images. We find episodes of wonderful light, reflections, saturated colors, colorful skies. In short, the same things that excite landscape photographers work with weddings. The most essential element are bridal couples that are flexible, fun-loving and trust us to deliver something different.

Let's go play in the rain!

Don & Ines Harper