Hooooraaaaaay! The 2017 "People Love Us On Yelp" award is out, and our photography studio is an award-winner for the second year running! Nothing warms our heart more than having the honor of creating gorgeous portrait photography of babies, families, couples, and individuals, and having amazing, wonderful clients who are nothing short of ravingly joyous about their experience with our photography studio. Thanks to each and every one of you who took a few moments from your busy schedule to share your thoughts online with others this past year!
Referred to us by another Maryland professional photographer, Maggie & Matthew's mom contacted us about event photography of her children's violin recital and reception at Stages Music Art Performance Theater in Cockeysville, Maryland.
"My 6 and 7 year old kids are having a particularly special concert/recital. They are also doing this in honor of a charity - Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Cancer Research. I looked at your photography portfolio, and I like the "calm and soft touch" of your website. I don't want big and flashy... as I navigated through your website, I felt a soft touch with poise, and that's exactly what I want. I want beauty and subtleties to speak out in the photography...
I've worked with professional photographers on many occasions and have learned that I don't want too much editing. Rather, I want to capture the atmosphere. I want to look back and be able to remember what the kids were feeling that day. Some professional photographers I've worked with embellished things so much that it felt fictional. For me, it's about capturing the moment, even if it's not perfect."
Maggie & Matthew performed together with their teacher, Byung-Kook Kwak on violin/viola, and his daughter, Christine, also on violin. Maggie & Matthew's mom is a pianist and graduate of the renowned Peabody Institute in Baltimore, MD, and she accompanied on piano at times. I myself grew up playing piano and clarinet and have been to many a student recital. But never have I seen two children of Maggie & Matthew's young and youthful ages perform at such a high level! They were absolutely amazing! Child prodigies! As I wandered and photographed the guests at the reception, I heard snippets of conversation... people speaking in wonder and awe about the children's skill and how much they had improved over the past year. Applause for Maggie & Matthew!
Are you planning an extra-special event of your own? Want to be able to look back and remember the smell of the flowers, the clink of the wine glasses, the laughter of friends and family?
The most special moments don't get do-overs. Make those moments last in your memories.
I first met Stephanie Flack when I worked with her daughter, Emily, on senior portraits and acting headshots at our Clarksburg, Maryland photography studio. It was just a few months later that Stephanie came back to us for concert photography of a tri-studio student violin recital and the Envisioned Strings concert that Stephanie was producing. Envisioned Strings was to be headlined by a rock violinist duo – The Dueling Fiddlers – comprised of talented violinists Adam DeGraff and Russell Fallstad, and after watching some of their YouTube videos, oh was I excited not only to see them perform in person, but also to photograph them! Envisioned Strings also included the amazing Amanda Kerr on bluegrass violin with two surprise guests who also blew my mind (that little girl is really something!), plus the InNOVAtion String Quartet. It was a fanTAStic night, well worth the 7 full days of recovery that my quads needed after running up and down the auditorium steps of the George Washington Masonic National Memorial all night long!
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