MUSINGS OF A PORTRAIT ARTIST
Saturday, June 16, 2018
By Portrait Photographer - Irene Abdou Photography, LLC
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Check out whose artwork got picked up today from our Maryland photography studio! When Rajit entered the photography studio and saw their 20x30 canvas wall portrait and other artwork on display, he said, "I think we picked the right image for the canvas! This will be the first thing we put up on the wall of our new condo! Thank you so much for putting this together for us!"

 

Enjoy this glimpse into part of Aditi & Rajit's couple's portrait photography order, and view more from their Northern Virginia couple's portrait photography session at Manassas National Battlefield Park here.

 
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
By Bridal Boudoir Photographer - Irene Abdou Photography, LLC
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As soon as K. saw the storybook bridal boudoir photography album samples at our Maryland boudoir studio, she knew that a showstopping bridal boudoir album would be the perfect wedding day gift for her husband-to-be. She chose a beautiful black floral fabric for the cover, which I complemented with black backgrounds in the interior, an art linen inside paper, and 45 of her very favorite bridal boudoir images.

 

When I sent K. the proof for her finished boudoir photo album design, asking if she would like me to make any changes, she responded, "This looks awesome!!! Thanks so much for putting this together! I am so excited for it! I don’t have any changes." Yay! That means I did my job as a boudoir photographer and boudoir photo album designer well!

 

Enjoy the glimpse below of K's finished bridal boudoir photo album, and view more images from K's bridal boudoir photography session here!

 

Getting married?  Give him the wedding gift of a lifetime.

Give him the gift he never expected.

 
Saturday, June 09, 2018
By Headshot Photographer - Irene Abdou Photography, LLC
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"I wrote a fantasy adventure book, and my publishing agent said I really need an author headshot for the cover, but I'm not comfortable in front of the camera... I like traveling and photographing wildlife, but I'm never usually the subject of the photography!" Craig told me on the phone during his headshot consultation.

 

And so Craig arrived at our Maryland headshot photography studio, and we came up with some very unique author headshots of him.  The clear favorite from both of our perspectives was the first headshot above.  It was just different, and we both felt like it really suited the fantasy adventure author persona.  I can't wait to see Craig's headshot published on the cover of the next edition of his book, and in the meantime, many thanks to Craig for this wonderful testimonial of our headshot services!

 

"I had a great experience with Irene. She made what could have been an awkward experience, for me, very comfortable. It was the first time I had done a headshot and she made it easy. As an author being in front of the camera is not a position I am used to but she was very relaxed and that helped me to relax. Irene was very professional and clearly knew her stuff. She was able to give me ideas about what would work and what looked best. She essentially guided me through the process. Irene was also very accommodating with her schedule. Most importantly, I am very pleased with the result. I would recommend Irene without reservation or hesitation."

-- Craig Washington, District Heights, MD

 
Tuesday, June 05, 2018
By MD Family Photographer - Irene Abdou Photography, LLC
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It was the second time this year that I'd worked with the C's. This past winter, Mr. and Mrs. C had been by for Mrs. C's artistic boudoir photography session at our Maryland boudoir photography studio. So I was super excited to meet up again, this time for their Rockville, MD family photography session at Glenview Mansion, when I got to meet their two adorably sweet kids.

 

Little Mr. C. is an electric guitar player like his dad, and Little Miss C. was into Harry Potter, so what better way to depict this family as they are at this very moment, then by incorporating the kids' likes? In addition, it was a spring family photography session, and Mr. and Mrs. C. loved the idea of incorporating cherry blossoms (how DC!) into their family portraits.

 

Of course, the Tidal Basin in Washington DC is not pleasant to wander during cherry blossom season with the hordes of tourists, so I told Mr. and Mrs. C about one of my favorite hideaway locations nestled in Rockville, MD, which has tens of cherry blossoms that bloom several weeks later than the DC cherry blossoms. And so we went to great effort to time the C's cherry blossom photography session just right for peak bloom. We had a bit of a scare as it seemed like the torrential daily rains we'd been having would wash the cherry blossoms off the trees as soon as they appeared, but we lucked out and had GORGEOUS blossoms for the big day! All the work to time this family photography session just right paid off!!

 

Check back later for a glimpse of the favorite family portraits that the C's chose for a 4-piece metal print love grouping to decorate their family room and enjoy each and every day!

 
Saturday, June 02, 2018
By MD Boudoir Photographer - Irene Abdou Photography, LLC
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J's bedroom sitting area had been empty since they moved into their home, and she envisioned buying a sofa and lamps and endtables for it. Above that sofa would prove to be the perfect location for the 5-piece canvas love grouping of images from her glitzy, glamorous boudoir photography session at our Maryland boudoir photography studio

 

Enjoy this glimpse of how J decorated her home with boudoir photography, and view more images from her classy boudoir session here.  We also made a custom-designed, storybook boudoir photography album for J, so check back here for photos of her finished classy boudoir album!

 

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