Smile and Help a Child :: Portrait Promotion

Help Us Out Portrait Promotion

For people in DC and MD :: Portrait Promotion
Please consider helping Ms. Payne and Ms. Braxon’s 3rd and 2nd grade classes raise money for a bus to Great Falls National Park in McClean, VA. By scheduling this promotional mini portrait session for $100 during the next two weeks, you will help Ms. Payne’s class raise $180 for this bus with the proceeds.

Portrait sessions are 30 minutes and can include up to 4 people. The price covers the sitting fee plus a CD with edited images from the session. Additional time and products can be added for an additional fee. Portrait dates will be between May 25th and June 3rd.

Doin’ Hair

Back in the day… ok, it was not that long ago – just after my undergraduate experience – but back then, I wanted to “do hair” as my profession.   Perhaps I was motivated to do so after creating a retailing plan for an upscale salon and spa in the Atlanta area in a Marketing class, or perhaps it was because I loved creating exotic hairstyles for myself and my friends.  It could have even been because I decided to start growing my relaxer out, and I really had to “do” my hair on a regular basis.  Whatever the case, I wanted to pursue a cosmetology degree, so I started researching hair schools in the Atlanta area.  When I saw Empire Beauty School’s $18,000 tuition, I started re-evaluating my new career aspirations, especially since I had student loans of about that much that I needed to pay off.  Needless to say, I never did move in the direction of hair school, but recently I have been blessed with opportunities to work with hair stylists, like the one I photographed in Delaware last week.

View select images below from this “hair-focused” headshot session, and by the way, if you see something you like, don’t forget to leave a comment below!


Up Close


Whipping it Back


Holding it Up


From the Side


With the Shears


Just the Hair