Monochrome Monday: Ms. Cruella de Vil

Happy Monday!

This weekend, I had an awesome time at the DC Cosplayers event!

Jennifer did a wonderful job impersonating the villain from 101 Dalmatians, Cruella de Vil.

Isn’t the puppy adorable? 🙂

Have a wonderful week!



The Magic of Lighting II


Happy Monday!

Here’s another photo from the workshop I mentioned in my last post.

I was amazed at how a slight change in lighting could add so much drama to a photo. 🙂

A special thanks to Ms. Nataliya Natta who was one of the models in the workshop!

Monochrome Monday: The Magic of Lighting I

I’m so excited to share this photo with you! This weekend, I took a portrait photography course that focused on lighting (the key to all great images).

After the lecture, I put what I learned into action and it was so much fun.  🙂

A special thanks to the lovely Jessica Shaulis who was one of the models for the class. You can find her on instagram (@jessicashaulis.model).

Have a great Monday!

100 Beautiful Strangers Project: Stranger #46

Happy New Year! I’m so excited about 2018. A new year means new opportunities for photography.

I was lucky enough to receive an opportunity today while visiting my husband’s favorite comic book store.

My husband and I cruised around the store for about 45 minutes. As my husband was checking out, in walks Patrick wearing a very cool winter hat. On a typical winter hat, there’s one pom-pom (I think this is the correct name) that sits on the top of the hat. Patrick’s hat had multiple pom-poms that started at the top of his hat and went all the way down creating a vibrant mohawk.

He was perfect for the 100 Strangers Project! Patrick was told all about the project and he was happy to join.

Patrick had a very jovial personality and smiling came easy to him. While we were talking, I learned that he’s an IT Manager, but that his real passion is collecting comic books. Patrick said he started collecting comics when he was around 12 years old and now has over 75,000 books. Wow!

Patrick, it was a pleasure to meet and talk with you today.  Thank you for joining the project and sharing your warm smile!

Weekly Photo Challenge: 2017 Favorites

Wow! I can’t believe we’re at the end of 2017.

There were many times when I wished I could get out with my camera more. However, when I review the year through photos, I’m amazed at all the photo ops I experienced.

A few highlights included learning more about studio photography, capturing a big wheel bicycle race, exploring the metro tunnels, and photographing holiday lights.

Here are just a few of my favorite photos from 2017. I hope that you enjoyed them too!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Cheeky

Here’s my submission for this week’s photo challenge, “cheeky”.

I really had to put on my thinking cap for this challenge. After searching my archives, I discovered a picture of Julia (Stranger #31) with her beautiful daughter.

Her daughter’s cheeks were so adorable and it made my heart melt. I’m so glad that I found an opportunity to share this heart-warming photo with you.

Find other blogs that are “cheeky” by clicking here.