Knight Promotion | National Archives | Washington, D.C.

This was my third promotion ceremony at the National Archives and still find myself in awe of the majesty of the National Archives building and the ceremony being held. Being promoted is a special time in a person's career and to be surrounded by close friends and family makes these short events so wonderful to be a part of. 

When I do these events I try to get downtown a bit early to take a walk around the National Archives building and snap some photos of the morning sun as it rises over these beautiful buildings. Each time I have done a shoot, I have captured something different. I am grateful to be able to shoot these wonderful ceremonies. Here are some of my favorite images from David Knight's promotion ceremony to Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Air Force.

The McClees Family | Family Photography | Chantilly, VA

Let me start off by saying, it's really awesome when neighbors become friends! We met the McClees family when our kiddos hit it off at the neighborhood playground. When Katie found out I do family photography, she jumped at the opportunity to get a few shots of her family before the holidays. Due to a small window of availability, we ended up shooting at the Sully Historic Site on the coldest and windiest day of the year so far! Despite the bitter cold, they were troopers, and we managed to grab some great shots!

A Uram Family Celebration | Event Photography | Luray, VA

This is the way I want to celebrate my 70th birthday, surrounded by my closest friends and family. It was clear the moment Mike walked into Mimslyn Inn in Luray, VA how grateful and happy he was to see everyone. It was truly a magical moment. The instant he walked onto the balcony he greeted friends and family, and made his way over to Clifton, his grandson. He hoisted a proud Clifton on his arm as he greeted and mingled with family and friends. 

After mixing and mingling, guests gathered inside for a delicious lunch and celebration. It was a wonderful afternoon surrounded by family and friends.