MUSINGS OF A PORTRAIT ARTIST
Friday, February 24, 2017 6:47PM
By Irene Abdou Photography, LLC, Great Falls, VA Family Photographers
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When I posted some favorites from the S's Rockville, MD family photography session at Glenview Mansion a few weeks ago, I promised to share the five family portraits that Mrs. S chose for her canvas gallery wrap love grouping. So here they are, unveiled! The largest wall portrait is 24x36 inches in size, and the four surrounding canvases are 11x14 inches. Looks amazing, right?

Here's a larger view of their love grouping.

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Friday, February 17, 2017 3:21PM
By Irene Abdou Photography, LLC, Silver Spring Boudoir Photographer
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While much of C's reasons for investing in a boudoir photography session was for herself after a difficult year filled with surgeries, C chose a beautiful artful storybook album format with glittering pearl inside pages and a vintage charcoal leather cover to showcase her boudoir photography as a gift for her husband for Christmas. And again, now that Christmas has once again passed, I can unveil some of my favorite spreads of her bombshell boudoir photography album for your viewing pleasure!  Enjoy! (Read the behind-the-scenes profile of C's vintage-y Maryland boudoir photography session here.)

Wow your partner with a bombshell boudoir photography album of your own.

 
Saturday, February 11, 2017 12:49PM
By Irene Abdou Photography, LLC, Great Falls, VA Family Photography
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The S's have three adorable (and rambunctious!) girls (I must say Mr. S. is quite outnumbered).  The two older girls were so well-behaved the first 20 minutes of our fall family photography session at Rockville, Maryland's Glenview Mansion, and then they just couldn't hold back the energy!  I'm quite certain they all had a ton of fun, with the two older sisters throwing leaves on the youngest, and with daddy picking up the older two, holding them sideways, and "playing" them like a guitar.  Sounds of joy and laughter filled the air, and I dare say that as these three grow older, and the years pass, all five of them will look back at this set of family photography, and that joy and laughter will fill their hearts once again.  Mrs. S. chose five of her favorite family portraits for us to print as canvas gallery wraps in a five-piece love grouping to hang over the family room sofa of their Great Falls, VA home.  Check back later for a 'home decorating with family photography' post on it!  And in the meantime, enjoy some of my favorites from their Rockville, MD family photography session below!

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Thursday, February 02, 2017 5:30PM
By Irene Abdou Photography, Frederick Family Photographer
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"Our last professional family photography session was when our son was 5, and he just turned 21... Our son is coming back from college right after Christmas. I wanted to ask if an outdoor family photography session is a possibility."

 

We talked over a few possible locations for family photography sessions, and as soon as I described Old Town Alexandria in Northern Virginia, Cathy was sold, and the afternoon of New Year's Eve, we met up in Old Town. Surprisingly, this Frederick, MD family had never been to Old Town Alexandria before... maybe because they're originally from Texas and haven't been in Frederick for so long. As we wandered Old Town, they admired the architecture and scenery and said how glad they were to have picked that location. And of course, their family photography turned out amazing... well worth braving the cold of winter!  Enjoy!

 
Thursday, January 26, 2017 11:22AM
By Irene Abdou Photography, LLC, Manassas Family Photographer
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"I'm exploring purchasing a family photography session as a third anniversary gift for my wife (we have one child, an infant)," wrote Mr. Gay.  "I'm an awkward photo subject.  I like having photos that look more natural and that capture the moment.  Our wedding photographer got some good pictures, but it was more volume than quality, and the lighting wasn't great.  This time for our family photography, I'd prefer quality over volume."

 

At their family photography planning/design meeting, we talked about concerns they have about how they look in photographs: awkward smiles were to be avoided!  Mrs. Gay commented that her right eye is smaller than her left, and so I noted that she would stand on the camera left side of the photographs, so that when she turned inward, her right eye would be slightly closer to the camera, and her left eye would be slightly farther.  (Things that are closer to the camera appear bigger, so this would partially eliminate the size difference.)

 

Two weeks later, wet met up at woodsy and rustic Manassas National Battlefield Park in Northern Virginia, one of our favorite places to photograph at.  Baby Calvin, about 11 months old, did awesome, though he didn't much like wearing the Santa hat!  Enjoy some of my favorites from their Northern Virginia family photography session below.

 

Do you too prefer quality over quantity in your family photographer?