Dr, Teacher, Author, Biblical Scholar :: Portraits

A little over a week ago, I had the pleasure of photographing Dr. Dennery, who is a teacher, author, and biblical scholar.  Our paths first crossed years ago at church, where she not only led Bible study, but she also led the sign language ministry.  Before meeting her, I had never seen someone passionately do sign language interpretation as she did.  She is beautiful inside and out, and it was my pleasure to capture her in this portrait session.      Below are select images from this session.

Dr. Dennery in red Dr. Dennery in turquoise Dr. Dennery in black and white Dr. Dennery in casual dress

Introducing Dr. Brown

Back when I was pursuing my Masters in Education, I met a beautiful pregnant woman working on her Doctorate degree at Howard University.  Well, I captured images of her pregnancy back in 2010, and then her family portraits a couple of times afterwards.  I was delighted and honored when she contacted me about a graduation session, which we did yesterday afternoon at the Franciscan Monastery in Washington, DC.  See select images from this session below.

Congratulations Dr. Brown!


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Taming the Mane!

I have been natural for years now, but still coming up with a hairstyle that can be easily managed throughout the week is a challenge!  One of my favorite no-fuss styles is doing a two-strand twist set.  It stays fresh for about a week, and at the end of the week, I let the twists out gradually.  Some days one of the best solutions is to go to the salon… they can do things there much quicker than I do things at home on my own…

Anyway, I managed to take the following images of myself after church over the span of 3 weeks…  These self-portraits show the versatility of being au naturale!

The Twisted StyleLetting the Twists OutCurls from the salon

Revisiting the Cathedral… and Celebrating Another Year!

I had the opportunity last month to revisit the National Cathedral for a portrait session of a young lady celebrating a milestone birthday.  This was the first time I’d been back since the earthquake last year, and I actually forgot that they had sustained some damage during that quake.   I was astonished at how much damage there was at the cathedral with all of the scaffolding that I was trying to dodge with my lens.  As the young lady had make-up applied, I took the opportunity to look around the interiors of the cathedral… WOW!!!!! I was speechless!  Just like when I visited the Holocaust Memorial, I was thinking about all of the money that was needed to make this Cathedral a reality.  There were so many details and such high beautiful ceilings.

I have included some photos of the inside of the cathedral as well as some of my favorites from this portrait session.  She was definitely a trooper because while we were out there, it started to rain, and she was out there braving the elements!  All in all, I love the end product, and I was so excited that I was able to get some  structural shots without the scaffolding and other signs of construction and repair!

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