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G Custom Photography I enjoy photographing children and families on location as well as newborns and babies in studio. V
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It's a  beautiful fall day, perfect for senior portraits
10/29/2023

It's a beautiful fall day, perfect for senior portraits

These kids are amazing!! All of the nominees were incredible but I'm especially partial to the Stone Bridge Running Dog ...
05/24/2023

These kids are amazing!! All of the nominees were incredible but I'm especially partial to the Stone Bridge Running Dog Productions. Congratulations to the winners at tonight's first annual Blue Ridge Cappies gala!!!

It's almost show time!!Blue Ridge Cappies 2023
05/23/2023

It's almost show time!!

Blue Ridge Cappies 2023

Spending my evening taking Cappies nominees photos. These kids are great!!
05/09/2023

Spending my evening taking Cappies nominees photos. These kids are great!!

03/04/2023

This really hit home for me. I hope it hits home for you too.

I'm currently booking family portraits for this spring!

I was in Lynchburg earlier this month for VPPA's ImageFest, and we had a fun architectural photo walk. I thought it woul...
12/01/2022

I was in Lynchburg earlier this month for VPPA's ImageFest, and we had a fun architectural photo walk. I thought it would be fun to share some of the resulting images, especially since they're different than what I usually share here. Virginia Professional Photographers Association

Finally got my Image Excellence Collection book from last year. It's so cool seeing my image on the cover!  Professional...
11/09/2022

Finally got my Image Excellence Collection book from last year. It's so cool seeing my image on the cover! Professional Photographers of America Marathon Press

Beautiful weather for senior portraits!
10/28/2022

Beautiful weather for senior portraits!

The International Photographic Competition was held this week and I'm happy to announce that 3 of the 4 images I entered...
09/16/2022

The International Photographic Competition was held this week and I'm happy to announce that 3 of the 4 images I entered were accepted into the General Collection and will be on display at Imaging USA in Nashville in January 2023.

This butterfly is next. Can't wait to meet it!
09/14/2022

This butterfly is next. Can't wait to meet it!

Now he's out in the sun to finish drying his wings so that he can fly.
09/13/2022

Now he's out in the sun to finish drying his wings so that he can fly.

First monarch of the year for me, and it's a boy!
09/13/2022

First monarch of the year for me, and it's a boy!

I'm a proud member of VPPA and I think it's pretty cool that my testimonial was featured this week!
08/04/2022

I'm a proud member of VPPA and I think it's pretty cool that my testimonial was featured this week!

Curious about VPPA?

We’re an association of professional photographers providing peer networking, photography/business education, and many opportunities to grow yourself as an artist and a business owner — all within a supportive and friendly community throughout the state of Virginia.

Don’t take our word for it. See what our members are saying…

It's a beautiful day for family portraits!
05/28/2022

It's a beautiful day for family portraits!

Ready to photograph a lovely young lady
05/14/2022

Ready to photograph a lovely young lady

Here are some of the pictures I took of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella, performed by Running Dog Productions at Ston...
05/07/2022

Here are some of the pictures I took of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella, performed by Running Dog Productions at Stone Bridge High School. These photos are a combination of the principal and understudy casts, both were amazing last weekend!!!

To see more, visit the gallery here: https://rdp.gcustomphotography.com/rdpcinderella/

Tysons Corner is in the distance. I can't wait to fly my drone again!
04/14/2022

Tysons Corner is in the distance. I can't wait to fly my drone again!

Can you see me? One of the first images I took with my drone. Thanks for flying with me  !!
04/13/2022

Can you see me? One of the first images I took with my drone. Thanks for flying with me !!

It's rare I post back to back, but I just saw that one of my competition images from last year is on LinkedIn promoting ...
04/01/2022

It's rare I post back to back, but I just saw that one of my competition images from last year is on LinkedIn promoting image competition with PPA. This is my favorite image from the case of four I entered (I still need to share them here, I have been remiss) and I'm so happy PPA selected it to highlight image competition this year. https://www.linkedin.com/posts/ourppa_are-you-on-the-fence-about-entering-photographic-activity-6915654512204472320-oK1Y

Are you on the fence about entering photographic competitions? We've got 4 reasons why you should take the opportunity to get feedback on your images. ...

Every so often I upload images to Pixabay so that others can use them for their own creations.  Well, I uploaded some fr...
04/01/2022

Every so often I upload images to Pixabay so that others can use them for their own creations. Well, I uploaded some from my visit with the cherry blossoms, and one was named Editors' Choice almost immediately. That's pretty cool, as the EC images I've seen are pretty fantastic! This is my second EC, hoping for more to come. I'd rather get paid for my images but Adobe Stock didn't want these so I thought I'd share with the world for free. https://pixabay.com/images/id-7091532/

Download this free picture about Sakura Cherry Blossoms Spring from Pixabay's vast library of public domain images and videos.

03/30/2022

This video is pretty fantastic (I'm in it, but that's not the reason to watch it). I think this does a great job representing our association and I hope you make time to watch it.

The weather last Monday was perfect. Tomorrow will be soooooo much colder!
03/27/2022

The weather last Monday was perfect. Tomorrow will be soooooo much colder!

Cherry blossom time is a beautiful time
03/25/2022

Cherry blossom time is a beautiful time

Recognition for being a silver medalist in the International Photographic Competition 2021. I'm so happy to be up there ...
01/18/2022

Recognition for being a silver medalist in the International Photographic Competition 2021. I'm so happy to be up there with so many other fantastic photographers!

12/20/2021

Give yourself a gift this year, the gift of education! Join VPPA's Northern District as they present Judy Reinford and Metamorphosis - From Photography to Art.

This all-day class will show how to look for images from simple vacation or zoo shots that can be turned into beautiful works of art. The purpose is to open up the mind of the photographer to think outside of the traditional box. As we continue to have little ability to travel to amazing destinations, we can dive into our own archives and find a few images of a subject that can be put together to make one amazing image. Painting techniques will be covered but the focus is on the compositing and the way of thinking. First-time painters will get groundwork and experienced painters will be able to run with this idea. Images will be supplied along with a few custom-designed brushes by Judy.
Judy will be giving away a seat to the Animal Image Makers™ conference ($750 value) to one lucky attendee (must be present to win).

PPA members receive one service merit, the last service merit officially being granted for an online class. The class will be presented live online on December 30, 9 am - 5 pm and a recording of the class will be made available to all registered attendees. $99 for PPA/VPPA members, $129 for non-members

Register at: https://www.vppa.org/events

My photo of Natalie received the Editor's Choice award on Pixabay! I thought that was pretty cool and wanted to share th...
10/19/2021

My photo of Natalie received the Editor's Choice award on Pixabay! I thought that was pretty cool and wanted to share that news here. That means that she shows up in the Editor's Choice images, which is considered the best of the bunch.

Download this free picture about Girl Kid Bed from Pixabay's vast library of public domain images and videos.

The Professional Photographers of America (PPA) held their annual International Photographic Competition (IPC) last mont...
10/14/2021

The Professional Photographers of America (PPA) held their annual International Photographic Competition (IPC) last month and it was my best IPC yet! (I waited to post because they were still judging images for additional awards). Over 5000 images were entered, all competing against themselves (in a manner of speaking). IPC isn't a competition of images against each other - each image is judged by a panel of five judges who decide whether or not an image is deserving of a merit. What is a merit image? A merit image is determined by 12 elements - impact, storytelling, creativity, technical excellence, color harmony, presentation, lighting, technique, composition, center of interest, subject matter, and style. For me, competing in IPC makes me a better photographer as I improve my mastery of incorporating all 12 elements into my images. I try to incorporate what I am learning into my client portraits as well as my personal work, as the whole experience is about growing and learning.

All four of my images earned a merit and one of them was designated an Image of Excellence - this makes me a silver medalist. Electric White Tulip will be published along with the other Images of Excellence in a book, and I can't wait to hold it in my hands! Oh, and you'll notice that two of my images are of dandelion seed heads - this is because early in the pandemic I wasn't able to photograph people and so I picked my "models" from my lawn. Work with what you have, right?

My images will be on display during Imaging USA January 16-18, 2022 at National Harbor, MD.

Please join me at the Davis Mansion at Morven Park for the opening of the park's new exhibit "Morven Park Moments: A Pho...
10/10/2021

Please join me at the Davis Mansion at Morven Park for the opening of the park's new exhibit "Morven Park Moments: A Photography Partner Showcase". The exhibit highlights the work of photographers that have chosen Morven Park as the location for capturing their client's most precious moments. Two of my portraits will be on display. The opening night reception will be held on Thursday, October 14th from 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. and admission is free. White wine and desserts will be served. Please RSVP here: https://bit.ly/3lqKu0Y

I hope to see you there!!

Model Call!!!  Looking for expectant Moms and NewbornsSeptember 26th  from 5-9pm for Maternity and September 27 for Newb...
09/23/2021

Model Call!!! Looking for expectant Moms and Newborns
September 26th from 5-9pm for Maternity and September 27 for Newborn from 8:30-12:30. Sessions will take place at Sandy Williams Photography Studio in Berryville, VA with celebrity photographer Ana Brandt. Please fill out form here if you are interested: https://form.jotform.com/201625982393057

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