Taking a break from photography posts to get on a soapbox here for a moment.  I love our parks in Prince William County, Virginia.  We have a lot of them and there is a great variety.  Something can be had for everyone, from water fronts, playgrounds, hiking trails, sports fields.  And the county is really… Read More

Second day of riding in the Outer Hebrides: From somewhere atop Clisham, to Horgabost, South (or West?) Harris. What is it about the beach that regenerates? A beach, regardless of the climate, seems to soothes the soul. The ride down (with several more ups) the mountain resulted in a late breakfast (thank you AGAIN for… Read More

  Adventures from Day one in the Outer Hebrides, 9 June, 2018 When embarking on an adventure never yet undertaken, always expect the unexpected.  My first day on the bike, starting from Stornaway, my goal was a 46 mile ride south to Horgabost campground on South Harris.  But the unexpected happened.  I underestimated the effect… Read More

Melephoto is officially an LLC!  And with this is the setting up of a permanent studio space for portraits and product work.  These images are all example of studio capabilities.  And with creative lighting, we can have backdrops of pretty much any color desired. Drop us a line and and let us help your business… Read More

So I recently bought a drone, a DJI Mavic Pro.  The goal is to become FAA licensed and offer aerial video and stills to my repertoire of offerings. While at the PDN PhotoPlus Expo in NYC last October, I was able to get my hands on this awesome bag, the Manfrotto Aviator sling for carrying… Read More

When trying something different, far from home, learning how to deal with equipment is part of the fun. It can be a challenge to figure out how to carry camera gear AND the stuff you need for a couple weeks away from home.  In these articles I recount the challenges of dealing with high-end photography… Read More

            What better way to start of the new year than with a wedding!!  These two beautiful people were married at the end of 2016 to start off 2017 in a new and exciting way.  They were married in the Washington DC LDS temple so pictures inside but after family pictures… Read More

  Nutcracker season is over for me. Manassas Ballet Theatre presented a beautiful production like aways.  Each year gets bigger and better.  The live orchestration makes this a performance worth seeing. The company has two more performances slated for this season.             See the full gallery here.          … Read More

  And speaking of the holidays . . . It is officially Nutcracker season!  Virginia National Ballet (formerly Gainesville Ballet) company kicked off the season with their black friday performances at the Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas. Their beautiful production features guest artists, company dancers and students of their dance academy. See the full gallery… Read More

It’s the time of year for pictures with our big jolly friend here.  A successful pictures with Santa session finished with hopefully more to come!… Read More