Thursday, February 24, 2011

Try Executive Portraits on Location

Attlee Photography salutes TRINITY Group Construction in Herndon, VA who recently commissioned us for environmental portraits on location. They opted for portraits in and around their corporate headquarters rather than on a backdrop. 

Susan Caudle, the dynamic new marketing director at TRINITY Group Construction, helped us plan and shoot with clear requests and great ideas.

Successful environmental portraits require creativity, skill in balancing light sources and good planning.  Our solution was to scout the interior in advance, plan several locations for portraits and then build shooting stations at each of three locations.  That way we had the lights ready and waiting at each stop and could photograph and return the busy executives back to their offices quickly. 

Attlee Photography's tip to companies thinking of environmental portraits:  have the photographer in for a consultation before the shoot.  That way they will be visually prepared for your space and know exactly what equipment to bring on the shoot day.  And, they can help settle wardrobe questions so your executives will know what to wear.

Tracey Attlee is a former White House photographer whose commercial work as a VA, DC and MD corporate photographer includes executive portraits and high level events.  If you need a DC, MD or VA commercial photographer Attlee Photography is located in Alexandria, VA at 703-751-1778.  Her social photography as a DC, VA, MD, NY and Jersey wedding photographer is also highly regarded throughout the region.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Make Time for Creativity in Bridal Photos

Photographers are used to thinking quickly on their feet but if you give them a little time to use their creativity you'll be amazed with the backgrounds, light and compositions they see.  Why not leave a few minutes in the schedule just for creative shots? 

While waiting for her ceremony to begin and again before departing for her reception, our recent Washington DC bride Melissa Kuba did just this. "Take whatever shots you want, " she said, giving Todd and me the green light to use our cameras with imagination.  We came up with this lovely bridal portrait of Melissa and the beautiful image of the wind in her veil as her new husband kissed her on the steps of St. Matthew's Cathedral. All because Melissa gave us a little extra time to work.

Wedding days speed by. Every moment of them is precious. Empower your photographers with time to think and create.  Oh how they'll surprise you with what they see if you'll just give them the chance.

Attlee Weddings and Portraits has offices in Spring Lake, New Jersey for brides needing a local NY or Jersey wedding photographer. We're also in Alexandria, Virginia for brides needing a good wedding photographer in VA, MD, DC, PA and DE! Please call us at 703-751-1778 to let us know your wedding details and wishes. We'll be happy to create beautiful memories just for you.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Attlee Wins International Award, Again

Attlee Weddings and Portraits, owned by Tracey Attlee, Alexandria, VA and Spring Lake, N.J., has just been chosen to receive the Bride's Choice Awards 2011. The award recognizes the top 5 percent of wedding photographers throughout the U.S. and Canada determined by recent reviews and extensive surveys from over 750,000 newlyweds. The award is presented by a network of leading wedding planning sites including Martha Stewart Weddings, Weddingbee, Project Wedding and Wedding Wire. Attlee Weddings and Portraits offers services from Washington, D.C. to New York and is on the web at For corporate portraits and head shots services please visit