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Saturday
Mar192016

Comments are working again!

Apologies to those of you who have been trying to post comments on my blog... CAPTCHA wasn't working, and it was causing errors when people try to send me a comment. Oh no!

That problem had now been fixed, and you should be able to comment again normally.

Thank you for your patience!!

Sunday
Feb212016

Family Photography ~ Glen Burnie, MD

This family wanted some family photos done. Specifically, they wanted to arrange to have the pictures taken on Sunday after Church. I had my studio set up prior to their arrival, so the session went smoothly and the results were great!

Family portrait photograph. Glen Burnie, MD. (Copyright Angela Ferguson Photography 2016)Family portrait photograph. Glen Burnie, MD. (Copyright Angela Ferguson Photography 2016)

Hover your mouse cursor over the photo to see the un-retouched image.

Angela Ferguson, Baltimore/Annapolis photographer
Angela Ferguson is a professional photographer in the Baltimore-Annapolis, specializing in headshot photography. She runs her own photography studio, Angela Ferguson Photography.

Family portrait photograph, before retouching. Glen Burnie, MD. (Copyright Angela Ferguson Photography)

Family portrait photograph, after retouching. Glen Burnie, MD. (Copyright Angela Ferguson Photography)

Family portrait photography in the studio. Client from Glen Burnie, Maryland.

Monday
Feb082016

Dance Audition Photography, Part 2 ~ Linthicum Heights, MD

You may remember Catie from an earlier blog post. At the time, she was auditioning to get into the Joffrey Academy of Dance.

Dancer practicing in her studio. Linthicum Heights, MD. (Copyright Angela Ferguson Photography 2016)

Well, she seems to have done quite well, because she approached me again for more dance photos! She's now preparing for a dance competition at the Joffrey Academy!

Dancer practicing in her studio. Linthicum Heights, MD. (Copyright Angela Ferguson Photography 2016)

While the last photo session was in my studio, this series of photographs was taken on-location in her dance rehearsal space. This presented some new challenges, since I didn't have the same amount of control over the environment as I would in my studio.

Dancer jumping in her studio. Linthicum Heights, MD. (Copyright Angela Ferguson Photography 2016)

Some things, like the new lighting setup, could be taken care of as part of my location setup so that the pictures looked good "in camera". Hovering over these images shows you the retouching that was done to handle other challenges. I removed the speakers, cleaned up the floorspace, and evened out the color on the wall behind Catie. These changes reduced the number of distractions in the images, so the school will be able to focus on what's really important: Catie and her dance form.

Dancer jumping in her studio. Linthicum Heights, MD. (Copyright Angela Ferguson Photography 2016)

She looks great to me, and I wish her the best of luck as she continues her dance journey!

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Dance Audition Photography ~ Linthicum Heights, MD

Angela Ferguson, Baltimore/Annapolis photographer
Angela Ferguson is a professional photographer in the Baltimore-Annapolis, specializing in headshot photography. She runs her own photography studio, Angela Ferguson Photography.

Dancer practicing in her studio, before retouching. Linthicum Heights, MD. (Copyright Angela Ferguson Photography)

Dancer practicing in her studio, after retouching. Linthicum Heights, MD. (Copyright Angela Ferguson Photography)

Dancer practicing in her studio, before retouching. Linthicum Heights, MD. (Copyright Angela Ferguson Photography)

Dancer practicing in her studio, after retouching. Linthicum Heights, MD. (Copyright Angela Ferguson Photography)

Dancer jumping in her studio, before retouching. Linthicum Heights, MD. (Copyright Angela Ferguson Photography)

Dancer jumping in her studio, after retouching. Linthicum Heights, MD. (Copyright Angela Ferguson Photography)

Dancer jumping in her studio, before retouching. Linthicum Heights, MD. (Copyright Angela Ferguson Photography)

Dancer jumping in her studio, after retouching. Linthicum Heights, MD. (Copyright Angela Ferguson Photography)

Portrait headshot for a healthcare professional. Client from Baltimore, Maryland.

Tuesday
Feb022016

Life Insurance Rep headshot - Glen Burnie, MD

Steve is a busy guy! Not only does he travel throughout Maryland as a managing representative for Transamerica, he's also recently started up the Quality Referral Group (QRG) in Glen Burnie, MD for networking business professionals. Because he meets so many new people, Steve knew it was important to have a new head shot portrait. He also hadn't lost quite as much weight as he wanted, so in addition to the usual retouching, I slimmed his face a bit. Check it out in these Before/After images!

Life Insurance Representative head shot portrait, Glen Burnie, MD. (Copyright Angela Ferguson Photography)Life Insurance Representative head shot portrait, Glen Burnie, MD. (Copyright Angela Ferguson Photography)

Best of luck with all your endeavors, Steve!

 

Angela Ferguson, Baltimore/Annapolis photographer
Angela Ferguson is a professional photographer in the Baltimore-Annapolis, specializing in headshot photography. She runs her own photography studio, Angela Ferguson Photography.

Life Insurance Representative head shot portrait, Glen Burnie, MD. (Copyright Angela Ferguson Photography)

Life Insurance Representative head shot portrait, Glen Burnie, MD. Client lives in Glen Burnie, Maryland.

Friday
Dec182015

Lightning Strikes Twice, Turns Tragedy into Blessing -- Arnold, MD Wedding photographer

Life is messy. Things happen. 

S and G are widows. Each of them had had a spouse who battled and lost to the same aggressive brain cancer within just a couple years of each other.
 
S and G didn’t know each other. 
They each grieved separately for years, both having had wonderful marriages that they weren’t ready to let go of.


Wedding Candles (Copyright Angela Ferguson Photography)Wedding Candles (Copyright Angela Ferguson Photography)

They also happened to know the same hairdresser. 
Many times, when one of them would come in for a haircut, the hairdresser would ask if G or S were open to the possibility of dating. Being a good hairdresser, she listened to their stories year after year. 
As the years passed, and as S and G separately processed their grief, they each slowly became open to the possibility of a 2nd love of a lifetime. 
S and G still didn't know each other. So the hairdresser introduced them.
Not taking marriage lightly, they took over 5 years to get to their wedding day. Taking into consideration the feelings of their extended families, they chose to have a small wedding with just their 12 adult children and 16 grandchildren.
 


Grandchildren walking down the church aisle (Copyright Angela Ferguson Photography)Grandchildren walking down the church aisle (Copyright Angela Ferguson Photography)

Two of G’s son’s were groomsmen and two of S’s daughter-in-laws were bridesmaids. 
Their 16 grandchildren, aged 2-12 all got to walk down the aisle. 
The bride and groom didn’t care if chaos ensued with this plan because, to put it simply, “They’re family. Life isn’t perfect", said the groom. 
"Having been through what we've been through, it puts things into perspective about what's important", said the understandably teary bride just days before her wedding day. 
They both still love their deceased spouses and appreciate the time they had with them and love the children and grandchildren that came from their separate marriages. 
Now the couple looks forward to spending the rest their lives loving and appreciating each other as husband and wife.
 


Wedding (Copyright Angela Ferguson Photography)Wedding (Copyright Angela Ferguson Photography)

God sometimes works through us without us even realizing just what’s happening. Their marriage certainly feels like God’s providence. 


Husband and Wife (Copyright Angela Ferguson Photography)Husband and Wife (Copyright Angela Ferguson Photography)

Angela Ferguson, Baltimore/Annapolis photographer
Angela Ferguson is a professional photographer in the Baltimore-Annapolis, specializing in headshot photography. She runs her own photography studio, Angela Ferguson Photography.

Wedding Candles. (Copyright Angela Ferguson Photography)

Grandchilden walking down the church aisle. (Copyright Angela Ferguson Photography)

Wedding. (Copyright Angela Ferguson Photography)

Husband and wife. (Copyright Angela Ferguson Photography)

Wedding story and photos, Arnold, DC.