MUSINGS OF A PORTRAIT ARTIST
Friday, November 23, 2018
By Newborn Photographer - Irene Abdou Photography, LLC
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There is no bigger honor for a newborn photographer than having the privilege of photographing a family from the time there were only two to when there are three (and eventually more), and it has been this newborn photographer's privilege to have followed this young family from pregnancy announcement session to maternity photography session to, finally, Baby Kylie's newborn photography session!

 

"Thank you so much for coming on this journey with us! The pictures from start to finish have been amazing and will be in our family for generations." -- Beth, Baby Kylie's Mom, Gaithersburg, MD

 

In planning for Baby Kylie's newborn photography session, our brainstorming with Kylie's mom & dad brought us to three different themes in addition to the family portraits: a mermaid theme, a flower theme, and a fall theme. I do believe the mermaid theme ended up being my favorite, because, don't you agree that these mermaid newborn portraits could not be any more precious than they are!

Notice the ring in the second flower photograph below? That's Kylie with Grandma Anne's ring, which has been passed down from Kylie Anne's great-great grandmother to the first girl in each generation. "Grandma Anne would be so proud," said Kylie's mom.

Don't let your memories of your newborn baby's precious first breaths fade with time.

And, a heartfelt thank you to Kylie's mom for writing this awesome review of our pregnancy announcement photographymaternity photography and newborn photography services on Yelp a few days ago!

 
Thursday, November 15, 2018
By Boudoir Photographer - Irene Abdou Photography, LLC
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Did you catch L's Great Gatsby-themed boudoir photography session a while back?  Well, she had chosen six of her favorite images from her boudoir photography session to adorn the walls of her bedroom.  Enjoy a peek into her mind and heart!

 

Get your own glamorous boudoir photography session and feel like a movie star!

 
Thursday, November 08, 2018
By Maternity Photographer & Newborn Photographer - Irene Abdou Photography, LLC
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I had first met Beth + Mike when they were celebrating the recent news of their pregnancy and wanted to share their joy with the world with pregnancy announcement photography.  At that time, we had headed to Manassas National Battlefield Park in Northern Virginia for their pregnancy announcement session.

 

Now, 4.5 months had passed and their baby was blossoming.  This time, for their maternity photography session, Beth donned a beautiful red Priscilla maternity gown from Sew Trendy, and we headed to the beautiful Brookside Gardens in Wheaton, Maryland.  

 

Enjoy some of my favorites from Beth + Mike's maternity photography session.  I can't wait to meet Baby for her newborn photography session when she finally arrives!

 

Expecting a baby?  Remember the first feelings of life with maternity photography that your family will enjoy for generations.

 
Thursday, November 01, 2018
By Maryland Headshot Photographer - Irene Abdou Photography, LLC
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"I found you doing a Google search for 'professional headshots dc,' and then I Yelped you and saw all the good reviews you have. The headshot section of your website is impressive, and I saw the headshot reviews you have there too. Right now, I'm looking for professional headshots for a podcast website on fraud and anti-money laundering compliance that I'm building, as well as for use on LinkedIn. I do have a headshot that I'm currently using, but it's outdated - plus, I got it at a conference that offered professional headshots, and there was no preparation on my part to be photographed."

 

As we continued to chat, Davreen mentioned that she is picky about how she looks and that the partnership aspect of how we work was very "refreshing." And so after a few calls, we planned for Davreen's outdoor professional headshots at Rockville Town Center in Rockville, Maryland. Enjoy some of my favorites below, as well as the 5-star headshot photographer review that Davreen wrote on Google about her professional headshots experience!

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Thursday, October 25, 2018
By Family Photographer - Irene Abdou Photography, LLC
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"My wife and I have been talking... It's been 10 years since our last family photography session together, and my wife really wants to get family portraits done before our daughter goes to college next year. 
When our kids were very, very little, we had a number of family portraits taken at the mall.  Some were successful because of the props, and we enjoyed those portraits of the kids, but then, as they got older, we didn't care for that anymore.  We found a photography studio that wasn't as large and commercialized that offered longer family photography sessions, in which the family photographer spent more time with us, tried more different things, and was very interactive.  We don't like the classic Sears family photography, and we liked having all the different size and frame options that the new studio offered. 
Now, years later, our kids aren't little anymore, so we don't want a studio photography session, but would like to leaverage the season and do something outdoors.  We like family portraits that are more candid and would also look for guidance from you," said Craig.

 

Upon further discussion, the Ano's chose the beautiful botanical gardens in Wheaton, Maryland, Brookside Gardens, as the venue for their family photography session especially for its gorgeous rose garden. And what fun we had! Check back soon for photos of the Ano's finished 6-piece canvas wall portrait grouping and 30-page custom-designed family photography album. And in the meantime, enjoy some favorites from their summer family photography session!

 
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