Sunday, March 11, 2012

Attlee Recommended by Joseph Gawler's Sons

Attlee Weddings and Portraits Photography is delighted to receive the warm endorsement of Joseph Gawler's Sons, the "funeral home to the presidents" for our Honors Ceremony photography at Arlington National Cemetery and elsewhere. "We're proud to recommend Attlee Photography" says Gawler's on their Facebook business page.

Founded in 1850, Joseph Gawler’s Sons is a prestigious funeral home that has a rich history of serving the local Washington, DC metro area as well as presidents, dignitaries, diplomats, military heroes and celebrities.

"We thank Gawler's for their support and for the opportunity to serve military and other distinguished families with our photography," says Tracey Attlee.  "My professional photographer husband Todd A. Smith is USMC retired so we work together to photograph military Honors Ceremonies.  My father was combat wounded Navy in World War II and my uncle, also Navy WWII, was KIA.  Todd's father was a U.S. Marine.  Honors Ceremony photography is special to us."

Tracey Attlee of Attlee Wedding and Portrait Photography is a professional wedding and corporate business photographer in Alexandria, VA serving DC, VA, MD, NJ and NY.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

On Photographing a President: Plan, Plan, Plan

Patrick F. Minan portrait by Tracey Attlee of Attlee Photography

Patrick F. Minan is the most recent president Attlee Photography has had the honor of photographing.  Tracey Attlee, a former White House photographer, was entrusted to make an official portrait of Mr. Minan who recently served as president of prestigious Washington Golf and Country Club in Arlington, VA. The black and white portrait will be on permanent display at the Club.

"Mr. Minan was a pleasure to photograph because he is decisive and prompt," says Tracey Attlee.  "He agreed to a consultation in advance of his portrait which gave us time together to plan everything from his choice of backdrop to his wardrobe to logistics of how and where we would handle the location executive portrait shoot," she says. 

"On the day of the assignment Mr. Minan was ready the second we arrived. We knew just where to set up our lighting because we had a strategy in place from his choices the week before.  It could not have gone more smoothly and we had great shots to show him in fifteen minutes.  In fact, the portrait he ultimately selected is the first one I shot!  He nailed a great pose and expression on the very first frame."

VA corporate photographer Tracey Attlee of Alexandria, VA and Spring Lake, NJ specializes in DC, MD, NJ, NY and VA corporate photographs and business photography including annual reports, professional head shots and executive portraits.