Here are some photos from a surprise birthday party I photographed earlier this month at Maggiano's in Tysons Corner. The party was full of energy and upbeat as the family celebrated a major milestone for their father. It truly was an awesome feeling to document and be apart this event.
This past Saturday I had the opportunity to second shoot a wedding for the talented Akins Lawal. He is one of the best photographers I know and one of the reasons I started shooting weddings. The wedding was a traditional Chinese/Vietnamese wedding which included a Tea Ceremony. I made this photo below of the grandmother giving her blessing to the couple. While I was taking the photo, I felt the moment as I was watching this proud elder pass along her wisdom and blessings to the young couple.
I'll have more photos of this wedding in the near future.