Posts Tagged ‘wedding photography’

Wedding photos – Ruth & Don – part 1

Wedding photo - Rassi Borneo -

Palmyra, PA – This was a crisp, beautiful day in December for wedding photos. I have known Ruth for a long time – she attended my 2nd birthday party. (This was proven by film in fact, not by my recollection.) Her parents have been friends with my parents for long before we were around. So, it was quite an honor that she asked me to photograph her wedding to Don. We met earlier in the Fall, and we looked through weddings albums. Some that I had made, and some of her family’s wedding albums. This overall helped to plan what we wanted to shoot on her wedding day. I think we were able to get a lot of nice images.

Wedding photos – Portraits

Wedding photo - Rassi Borneo -

Portraits of the bride and groom are some of my favorite images from the wedding day. There is so much going on, so many people around that it’s nice way for photographers to give them a chance to breathe. We can say, “Sorry – I need to get a few shots without any distracting things in the background.” The groom never seems to have as many “getting ready” shots – I wonder why?

After finishing the shots of Ruth adjusting her dress, and veil, I went over to the church to see how the guys were doing. The room where the groom and groomsmen were getting ready had a strip window on the door to the outside. I used this like a strip-light, a long rectangular softbox that creates a beautiful light for the groom. It was just luck that behind the groom in the background was a sign “God is Love.”

The ceremony in their church with friends and family attending was one of the most personal I have attended. They were blessed to have all their parents there to witness the ceremony, and Ruth’s brother sang during the ceremony. I always consider it a privilege to photograph weddings. But this in particular was special for me since I knew one of the families. They treated me as a guest, not just a vendor, and I think it pushed me to get the best images of their day.

Wedding photo - Rassi Borneo -


Leah & CJ – Newport News, VA Wedding photography

Leah and CJ had a beautiful late August wedding with family and friends gathering by the banks of the James River for a lovely wedding ceremony. CJ is a colleague from my former career as a lab technician. In the lab, you could always count on CJ to get things done correctly, on time, whenever you asked with the rest of the team following his lead. Because of that, I really wanted to get the best images for him and his bride after they decided to have me produce their wedding photography!

Virginia Wedding Photography

With the help of Jenn Kelley, I think we were able to capture some especially great wedding photography from beginning to end of Leah and CJ’s day. They had lots of time for pre-wedding portraits. During the ceremony, they had a little breeze. Finally, they had a full dance floor the rest of the night. Congratulations you two! I hope we get the chance to see you again – probably at a Redskins game or three 🙂 Enjoy your photos!

Getting-ready location: Omni Newport News Hotel
Ceremony location: The Mariner’s Museum
Videographer: LNR Productions

Detail of Leah’s wedding dress ©TimeLine Media
Wedding photography - Leah as she get ready on her wedding day ©TimeLine Media
Flowers for Leah and her bridesmaids
Wedding photography - Leah  in her limo on her wedding day ©TimeLine Media
Beautiful light pouring into the limo ©TimeLine Media
Wedding photography - CJ on his wedding day ©TimeLine Media
Portrait of CJ on his wedding day ©TimeLine Media
Wedding photography - CJ and his groomsmen on his wedding day ©TimeLine Media
CJ with his groomsmen ©TimeLine Media
Wedding photography - Leah  and her bridesmaids on her wedding day ©TimeLine Media
Leah and her bridal party ©TimeLine Media
Wedding photography - Leah  and her dad walking down the aisle on her wedding day ©TimeLine Media
Wedding photography - Leah and CJ on their wedding day ©TimeLine Media
Wedding photography - Leah and CJ on their wedding day ©TimeLine Media
Wedding photography - Leah and CJ walking with their bridal party on their wedding day ©TimeLine Media
Leah and CJ walking with the bridal party after their ceremony ©TimeLine Media
Wedding photography - Leah portrait on her wedding day ©TimeLine Media
Wedding photography - Leah portrait on her wedding day ©TimeLine Media
Portrait of Leah on his wedding day ©TimeLine Media
Wedding photography - Leah and CJ on their wedding day ©TimeLine Media
Wedding cake at Leah and CJ’s wedding ©TimeLine Media

Wedding photography is a privilege whenever a couple selects you for the responsibility. For this reason, I work as hard as I can to get images that a wedding couple would enjoy looking at and sharing for years to come.

703-864-8208 2011 Award!

2011 Bride's Choice Awards | Best Wedding Photographers, Wedding Dresses, Wedding Cakes, Wedding Florists, Wedding Planners & More

Again, it is humbling to have received the awards from such especially wonderful things written about me. These were by brides and grooms photographed on their wedding day last year. This is the 4th year in a row receiving this award. Thanks to all my assistants that were working with me. Especially thank you for the bride referrals. At this time, I am preparing for upcoming weddings this season. In light of this recognition, I am inspired to do even better. Further, here is the press release about the award: Press Released

Fairfax, VA  – January 31, 2011 – WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding technology company, is thrilled to announce TimeLine Media has been selected to receive the prestigious annual WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011 for Wedding Photography!

Recognition for the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011 is determined by recent reviews and extensive surveys from over 750,000 WeddingWire newlyweds. Our past clients are among those that shared their experiences on WeddingWire, the largest wedding review site in the nation.

TimeLine Media stands among the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire community. It is representing quality and service excellence within the wedding industry. Awards were giving to the top wedding professionals across 20 service categories. These go from wedding venues to wedding photographers, and were based on the overall professional achievements throughout the past year.

“WeddingWire is honored to celebrate the success of the top-rated wedding professionals within the WeddingWire community,” said Timothy Chi, WeddingWire’s CEO. “With the annual Bride’s Choice Awards™ program, WeddingWire has the unique opportunity to recognize the best wedding professionals across the US and Canada. We applaud TimeLine Media for their professionalism and dedication to enhancing the wedding planning experience last year.”

We are happy to announce that TimeLine Media is among the very best photographers within the WeddingWire Network. This includes leading wedding planning sites WeddingWire, Martha Stewart Weddings, Project Wedding and Weddingbee. Additionally, we would like to thank our past clients for nominating us to receive the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011.

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2011 Bride's Choice Awards | Best Wedding Photographers, Wedding Dresses, Wedding Cakes, Wedding Florists, Wedding Planners & More

Planning a wedding this year? Booking photographers is an important step. I am working on being more efficient in communicating. In any case, time is a precious resource for everyone. With this in mind, I simplify the choices for wedding couples. From coverage, albums, and assistants, I make it easier for you. If it is easier for you, it is easier for me!

Thanks again for writing reviews on my site. It is emphatically the best way to relay your experiences. I have asked for these reviews, and am thankful for the responses.


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