Marlon J. Love, the visionary artist behind M.J. Love Photography, is all about love, whether it be his wife, his craft, or the vibrant cities from which he draws inspiration. A sketch artist and photographer from an early age, Marlon finally let his talents see the light when he decided to make photography his trade. The Brooklyn native hasn’t looked back since, mainly because he’s been busy photographing weddings, family portraits, and events. Marlon strives to capture his subjects’ true emotions in each photograph, which led him to develop a 100% satisfaction guarantee, which includes a complimentary reshoot or a full refund.
The shutter-snapping staff at Hut Photos trains studio lights, technical knowhow, and creative impulses on subjects to reveal inner and outer beauty. Adept eyes capture every moment throughout weddings and facilitate tastefully sultry boudoir sessions to highlight inner allure. Flash-popping fiestas also help aspiring models to build their portfolios, and craft poignant portraits ideal for hanging in family rooms or wearing on the back of the head to confuse mischievous children. Shoots take place in Union 206 Studio's expansive, climate-controlled space, complete with a private room for wardrobe changes and makeup.
One word jumps out from A Little Bash's online profile over and over again: you, you, you. And for good reason: its party planners tailor every minute detail of an event to suit your tastes and personality. And those details— a sparse potted tree hung with spooky ornaments, orangeade and lemonade dispensed by summery glass cylinders, pastel cakes and cookies celebrating a recently christened baby—make all the difference. Clients can even learn the secrets behind such cute, personal touches that guests will remember during Haute Host workshops that cover planning, cocktail recipes, and more.
Annette Labrozzi believes that it’s important to connect on a personal level with her subjects in order to capture the emotions behind an event. This connection is evident in her photojournalistic style, which has an emphasis on wide action shots and spontaneous, candid images. The self-described romantic’s wedding and engagement images strive to capture the intimacy and emotions behind each moment. Annette also snaps adolescent milestones such as bar and bat mitzvahs, quinceañeras, and first speeding tickets.
French-trained photographer E. David Luria loves many subjects, but he directs most of his attention toward Washington, DC's historic architecture. His images, which lovingly depict the city's landmarks, have been published in Time magazine as well as several local Washington papers. Luria teaches tricks of his trade privately for the Smithsonian Resident Associates Program, but also through Washington Photo Safari's tours.
Luria, along with a team of 11 other instructors—many experienced independent photographers and photojournalists—shepherd small groups through the capital's streets, gardens, and halls while teaching them photographic techniques. These include how to use selective focus, control F-stops and shutter speeds, and remove vampires from pictures taken at night. They then help participants practice these skills on expeditions through buildings such as the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington National Cathedral, and the National Building Museum. More seasonal tours let guests document the short-lived cherry blossom season, challenging them to capture striking tableaus of the pink petals from land or water. They also teach composition among the verdant garden landscapes and elegant buildings at Hillwood Gardens and the US Botanic Garden to foster tourists’ appreciation for nature and their ability to heckle squirrels.
Flex your pose muscles with a one-hour portrait session. Erin Scott draws on her background in photojournalism to tell the story of her subjects in images showcasing their individual personalities. All sessions are held on-site at one of eight Washington, DC, locations: Chinatown, the FDR Memorial and Tidal Basin, the Capitol grounds, the Smithsonian Gardens, Meridian Hill Park, the abandoned Wonder Bread factory, the Georgetown waterfront and C&O Canal, and Tilden Gardens. After a successful shoot capturing you and your fiancée re-enacting your favorite scenes from All the President's Men, Erin will give you 15 retouched, high-resolution digital images from the session for you to share with friends and family. Get your Groupon and schedule your appointment for moment-in-time archiving with Erin Scott Photography.