MUSINGS OF A PORTRAIT ARTIST
Friday, September 13, 2019
By By Pet Photographer and Family Photographer, Irene Abdou Photography, LLC
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S's original plan for their pet photography & family photography session at Manassas National Battlefield Park in Northern Virginia was to get hi-resolution digital files of the photographs, but M convinced him that it would be better to invest in printed artwork that they could immediately hang to decorate their home.  

 

"Think of our wedding photography!" M said to S at their 'photo reveal'!  "We haven't done anything with it, and I don't want any more digital files [that will waste away on a hard drive] right now!"

 

And so, M & S chose their four favorite images from their Northern Virginia family photographypet photography session for us to print and arrange as a 4-piece love grouping.  The largest image is a 20x30" thick canvas gallery wrap, and the other 3 images are 12x12" prints on metal.  Gorgeous!!!  

 

Make your house a home with heirloom photography decor of your loved ones that's made to last.

 
Thursday, September 05, 2019
By Gaithersburg Portrait Photographer - Irene Abdou Photography, LLC
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Steve and I knew each other from our Gaithersburg, MD gym where we played racquetball several times a week. I'd heard so much over the months about Steve's girlfriend, Liz, so I was so delighted when Steve broached the subject of a couple's portrait photography session for the two of them.

 

"I take a ton of picture of us, but they're just selfies. I've thought about doing a professional portrait photography session for a while, and Liz has agreed to it!" Steve told me.

 

Upon further discussion, we planned a petite (30-minute) couple's portrait photography session for the two of them at our Maryland photography studio. My absolute favorites are the ones with the chandelier, because they're artistic and different.

 

It's funny, but sometimes when I start incorporating the chandelier in the morning room of our DC photography studio into the photographs, my clients think I'm making a mistake. "The chandelier's in the way!" they helpfully warn me, not realizing that I'm including it on purpose. Because that's what art is... the expression of imagination...

 

Many thanks to Steve for writing an awesome review of our Gaithersburg portrait photography services! Enjoy some of my favorites from their petite couple's portrait session below!

 
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
By Northern VA Boudoir Photographer - Irene Abdou Photography, LLC
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Q had explored boudoir photographers in Northern Virginia in the past, so boudoir photography was something she'd always wanted to do. This particular boudoir photography session, was a gift from her boyfriend, and what a gift it makes for both him AND her!

 

Q looks so incredibly beguiling and alluring in all of her classy boudoir photos. I love each and every one of these, but as a Northern Virginia boudoir photographer who strives for artistry and creativity, I'm especially proud of the set I did with the colored gels, which add a red highlight to her hair and the edge of her body and floor and blue to the background. These were some of Q's favorites too!  LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!

 

Beguiling boudoir photography is the gift for the both of you.

You deserve the gift of boudoir photography, and you deserve it now.

 
Saturday, August 24, 2019
By DC Headshot Photographer - Irene Abdou Photography, LLC
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As an author and motivational speaker, Tyecia had mentioned her website to me on our phone call, so of course, when we got off the phone, I headed over to find out more about her in preparation for our professional headshot session. And I was impressed in reading about not only the challenges she has faced throughout her life (foster child, drugs, early teenage pregnancy, being stabbed, incarceration...) but how she has OVERCOME them in order to be launching her own radio show in October! 

 

Tyecia had promised to share with me the radio show promotional flyer once the designer had finished it and added the professional headshot I created for her, and it looks absolutely AMAZING!  I just had to share the flyer with you, as well as another one of my favorite professional headshots from her studio photography session. Tune in to the show, and in the meantime, learn more about Tyecia here!

 

Have big dreams for your own personal brand?

Brand yourself with personal brand photography that makes all the difference.

 
Sunday, August 11, 2019
By DC Wedding Photographer - Irene Abdou Photography, LLC
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Your wedding photography is one of the few things from your wedding day that - if you allow it to - will last forever. In fact, with the passing of each day, your wedding photography will become ever more precious. Yet, if it sits on a computer hard drive where you're unable to see and enjoy it without making an effort, then you are wasting a priceless treasure. Instead, have your professional wedding photographer create an heirloom album of your favorite wedding photos or have your wedding photographer create wall art that will bring a smile to your face everytime you enter your home, sit at the TV, or eat dinner.

 

Need ideas for how to hang wedding photography in your home? Here's a sample 11-piece love grouping from Tim & Liz's Northern Virginia wedding at Stonewall Golf Club. The large pieces on each side are framed, whereas the 9 smaller frameless pieces in the middle can be made as either prints on metal, canvas gallery wraps, or photographic prints with standout or bamboo mounting.

 

 
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