For Natalie's senior portraits, I met up with her, her mother and her dog Rachel at Lake Ridge Park. It was a beautiful day and we had a lot of fun trying to get Rachel to cooperate. Here are a few of my favorites from the shoot.
I've posted a few photos from Jessica and Lennie's engagement session on the Ben Rasmussen Photography Facebook Page. We did the session on and around the Woodrow Wilson Bridge in DC (well, between Maryland and VA, actually...), starting at Jones Point Park on the VA side and ending up at National Harbor on the MD side. Here's one of the shots to whet your appetite. To see the rest, click over to the FB page. While you're there, feel free to become a fan of the page .
I had a great portrait session with Natalie a couple days ago at Lake Ridge Park in Lake Ridge, VA. We started shooting around 7 and had some beautiful light. There's more to come, but for now, I just wanted to post this shot as a quick sneak peek:
As I mentioned in my previous post, Caroline & Ben had an awesome wedding at the Ox Hill Baptist Church in Chantilly, Virginia. As evidence, I present a few of my favorite shots from the day:
First up, a few portraits and group shots that we took before the ceremony:
And here are a few from the ceremony. I got a little misty while working on the second one. I'm a sucker for crying at weddings
The first kiss!
Ben was recently commissioned as an officer in the Navy, and they were honored with a sword arch after the ceremony:
We headed back in to the church to take some family portraits. Caroline's family is delineated into two groups, the Crips & the Bloods. Bloods are born into the family, and Crips marry in. At family reunions games and contests are held pitting one side against the other. Things quickly turned ugly:
After order was restored, Caroline, Ben and I took a little while to get some portraits with just the two of them:
And lastly, here's a few from the reception, held at the Fairfax Marriott at Fair Oaks: