Friday, November 12, 2010

Washingtonian Magazine Names Tracey Attlee to Best DC Wedding Photographers List 2011

It's official! Washingtonian magazine confirms Attlee Weddings and Portraits is voted onto their list of Best DC Wedding Photographers again in 2011.

The results were tallied from a sweeping survey conducted by the magazine of local brides and grooms, top DC wedding industry vendors and the magazine staff.

Anna Spiegel of Washingtonian called us yesterday with the news and to check facts for the writeup she will produce about us in the January issue of Washingtonian's new magazine Bride and Groom. "I'm on your web site now," she said. "It's beautiful."

Attlee Weddings and Portraits is based in Alexandria, VA and has a second office on the Jersey shore in Spring Lake. To see our recent weddings, portraits and corporate photography please visit

Friday, September 17, 2010

Tip for Bridal Couples: Take Time to Play!

How you look in your wedding photographs will be with you and your family through the ages. So why not build a photo schedule with some great opportunities to look your best? One strategy is to make sure you have planned a little time together just to play. Work with your photographer to decide where and when. Time it so you'll be together without any other obligations.

We love spending ten minutes with the bride and groom at a special location we've selected in advance. We encourage them to laugh and look into each other's eyes. Then we go to work with our cameras to show how they relate to each other. Its always special and the pictures sing with personality and romance.

My tip this time is give yourselves a break to be together and let your photographers make the best of it for you. You'll enjoy the memories for years to come!

Tracey Attlee is a wedding photographer in VA with a second office on the Jersey shore in Spring Lake. She has professionally photographed weddings for over 20 years throughout VA, DC, MD, DE, NJ and NY.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Ladies: How to Stand for a Portrait

This tip is for brides, bridesmaids, mothers, in fact any woman in a dress or suit who is standing for a portrait. The prettiest way to stand is to place your feet in a T shape with one foot in front of the other. Point your front foot at the lens; place your back foot perpendicular to the front foot.

The very first time I ever photographed Hillary Clinton when First Lady she immediately placed her feet in a T stance without any suggestion from me. I was quite impressed because most women do not know what to do with their legs and feet in a portrait. She knows how to stand for the camera and now you will too.

Standing with your feet in a T will give you a long, lean line for the camera whether you are wearing a full length gown or a short dress. Line is so important in a portrait and it starts with how you present yourself to the lens. Try standing in front of your mirror to see how nice you'll look standing this way. Most women who are not used to facing a camera stand with their feet apart as if readying to catch a football or hop on a motorcycle. When you are dressed up and wearing elegant shoes, the T stance will add style to your legs and feet and set off your dress. Try it!

Tracey Attlee is a wedding photographer in VA with a second office in Spring Lake, NJ, making her a popular wedding photographer throughout the mid-Atlantic region.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Florist's Secret to Pinning the Boutonniere

Kevin Canfield, owner of K Aubrey Flowers in Alexandria, VA, has the best method of pinning on a gentleman's boutonniere we know at Attlee Weddings and Portraits. Not only does it secure the boutonniere very firmly but it hides the sharp end of the pin. Kevin's tips are as follows:

Center the boutonniere on the gentleman's left lapel so both are parallel. Hold boutonniere with left hand and pin with right hand. (1)

Gather fabric of lapel and push pin through lapel and through stem of boutonniere. Go through two layers of fabric, the lapel and the jacket front. That is Kevin's secret for pinning the boutonniere securely. Illustration shows pin on the underside of the jacket front. (2)

Weave the pin from the inside of the jacket out to the lapel. For safety, tuck the tip of the pin into the fabric of the lapel. Notice in the illustration, only the pearl end of the pin is visible from the front. (3) "This gives a sophisticated, finished look," Kevin says, "And, with the pin tip hidden, you won't hurt someone when you hug them."

K Aubrey Flowers, 1401 King Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314 Tel: 800-308-9808
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Tracey Attlee is a wedding photographer in VA with a second office in Spring Lake, NJ. She is a top wedding photographer in DC, NJ and NY.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Tracey Attlee Wins Brides Choice Award 2010

WeddingWire and partner Martha Stewart Weddings have just selected Attlee Weddings and Portraits to receive the 2010 Bride’s Choice Awards™ for photography. The annual Bride’s Choice Awards™ recognize and celebrate excellence in quality and service within the wedding industry, as determined by recent reviews and extensive surveys from over 500,000 newlyweds.

Attlee Weddings and Portraits is among the top five percent of all vendors in the WeddingWire community, which includes over 100,000 wedding professionals across the US and Canada!

Awards were given to winners across 19 different service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers. “We are excited to recognize and honor the success of the top wedding professionals within the WeddingWire Community” said Timothy Chi, WeddingWire’s Chief Executive Officer. “The annual Bride’s Choice Awards™ program has given us the unique opportunity to highlight the best wedding professionals in each region as reviewed by brides and grooms who have utilized their services in the past year.”

We are happy to announce that Attlee Weddings and Portraits has placed among the very best photographers within the WeddingWire Network, which includes WeddingWire and Martha Stewart Weddings. We would like to thank our past newlyweds for nominating Attlee Weddings and Portraits for the 2010 Bride’s Choice Awards™.