MUSINGS OF A PORTRAIT ARTIST
Saturday, July 21, 2018
By Boudoir Photographer - Irene Abdou Photography, LLC
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"I have done a few other boudoir photography-type sessions, but this boudoir photography session with you will be different from the previous two. One of the previous sessions was more glamour shots boudoir at a mall that were very studio photography-ish, and the second one was a bridal boudoir photography session with a boudoir photographer, which was very specific to my wedding. The session with you will be a true boudoir photography session!" said M.

 

M. was actually a professional photographer for the federal government in a previous career. Her degree is in photography, and she still does real estate photography on the side. When we met for her boudoir photography planning & design consultation, she told me that as a government photographer, no creativity was allowed, and yet, she loves artistic boudoir photography and dramatic lighting, including backlighting.

 

Her husband works in construction, and with both of them being military veterans, of course we had to include some construction props and military attire (the latter not shown here in honor of M's wishes). Enjoy this peek into some of my favorites from M's artistic and revealing boudoir photography session!

 

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Whether you're searching for bridal boudoir as a wedding day gift or a gift for him just because, we'll wow both of you with imagery so beautiful and glamorous you never dreamed of it.

 
Saturday, July 14, 2018
By Online Dating Photographer - Irene Abdou Photography, LLC
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F. and I had met several times at social events. We connected over racquetball and a shared interest in learning Spanish. And one day, an e-mail from F. popped into my inbox asking if, as a professional photographer, I ever did online dating photos. But of course, I said, directing him to our online portfolio of online dating photos. After reviewing our online dating pictures, F. commented that one of his issues is that he doesn't know what's good, but that our online dating pictures looked nice and definitely different. And that's what he wanted to try! Something different!

 

And so, not long later, we met up in Old Town Alexandria, VA, which is a great location for online dating photos for the urbanite. And voilá! Enjoy this glimpse into F's new portfolio of professional online dating pictures from Clarksburg, Maryland's online dating photographer!

 

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Saturday, July 07, 2018
By Virginia Pet Photographer - Irene Abdou Photography, LLC
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Gabriela had found out about us through a previous client who owns a farm in Thurmont, MD, and for whom we had created horse photography & dog photography for her rescue animals last year. Gabriela and her husband had purchased their own farm in Middleburg, VA, and had rescued and welcomed their own group of farm animals, which included two pigs, three donkeys, and four horses (chickens to arrive shortly). They were preparing to launch a website for the rescue farm and contacted me about farm animal photography for their nine farm animals.

 

We had so much rain in May and June that we had to rescheduled their farm animal photography session several times. It wasn't enough to not have rain on the day of the session, but because of the mud around the barn, we needed several days of sunny weather for the ground to dry!

Arriving at the farm, we began with the pigs, and my first reaction to the two black & white pigs trotting quickly on their little legs was that they were awfully cute! Gabriela wanted pig portraits, donkey portraits, and horse photography of each individual animal, along with group portraits of each group of animals.

 

When I look back at the animal photography of the donkeys, some of the donkey portraits just make me laugh, especially the last one below, with the ears completely horizontal to the sides. And others simply make me say, wow, what a beautiful animal, like the first one below!

I have a similar reaction to the results of our horse photography. What beautiful animals! Standing atop a hill, surveying their kingdom or running through pasture, there's no denying the majesty and grace of these spirited horses.

During our time on the farm, an orange tabby cat made an appearance, and so we had the opportunity as well for a little cat photography - check out the portrait of the cat looking at the dog statue!

I must admit that pig & donkey portraits, and even horse photography and cat photography is not something that we do every day, but it makes for an exciting animal photography session and is something we look forward to that gives us fun and amazing stories and photographs with which to entertain and enthrall others. So enjoy this peek into the Radova rescue animal farm in Middleburg, Virginia!

 
Saturday, June 30, 2018
By Rockville Headshot Photography by Irene Abdou
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Tien told me he reached out because he was drawn to the style and professional feel of the headshots in our online professional photography portfolio. He's a young professional, employed, but wanting to continue to move forward. He was searching for a series of headshots that he could use on LinkedIn, in e-mails, and on resumes.

 

Aside from some family photography experiences, he'd never worked with a professional photographer before, and the #1 quality that was most important to him was to find a Maryland headshot photographer who would give him guidance on posing, because he didn't know how to pose himself. Tien wanted a few different looks for his headshots, including both outdoor headshots and traditional, studio headshots. He preferred a more urban look to the outdoor headshots, and so I suggested Rockville Town Center, close to his Gaithersburg, MD home. Check out some of our favorite results from his two headshot photography sessions!

 
Saturday, June 23, 2018
By MD Family Photographers - Irene Abdou Photography
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It was to be their parent's 50th wedding anniversary when Melissa reached out to us in search of a Rockville family photographer who could photograph them as an anniversary gift to her parents.  Her sister and brother would be coming to RMaryland for the holidays, and it was the perfect timing for an extra-special family photography session of the five of them. 

 

They didn't want a family photographer who would insist that their family portraits be created outdoors, yet they also didn't want the traditional backdrop studio photography look.  As a result, Melissa loved the sound of our unique Maryland family photography studio, especially the beautiful hardwood staircase that we love to photograph on.

 

And so, the big day arrived, and Melissa's parents were absolutely delighted by this anniversary gift of family photography. At their "photo reveal" & ordering appointment the next month, Melissa herself chose her 4 favorite family portraits for us to print on metal to decorate the walls of her own home.

 

It was such a pleasure to meet this family and take part in their special day! And many thanks to Melissa for writing this fantastic review of our family photography services on Consumer's Checkbook!

 
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