THE OLYMPUS OM-D E-M1: An Early Christmas Gift

Posted in: Portraits, Updates- Dec 17, 2013 No Comments

All good things come to those who wait, right? Well, I waited as long as I could for those ”Black Friday” deals, and to no avail! Prices on Olympus’ new flagship E-M1 have yet to give way to discounts, so I bit the bullet, and made my purchase. Verdict: I love it. Shortly after arriving in quite the impressive packaging, we put it to the test, and I’m astounded by the results. I appreciate my model for her willingness to participate in my impromptu photo session. Here are a few for your perusal. Let me know what you think! The details and my first impressions are included as well. If you have an Olympus, how does it hold up? Let me know in the comments below!


Having not customized the camera beforehand, it proved simple enough to use straight out the box, and the results were remarkable! Image quality, imo is the best to date for any Olympus body (digital of course). Being a long time Olympus shooter, this camera is exactly the upgrade I’ve been looking for. The focus with my existing Zuiko lenses is generous enough, providing for a complete shoot of little to no missed shots in studio. I have great expectations for how well it will compliment my existing setup.


All of the photos were shot with the Zuiko 35-100mm f/2.0 at 1/125, f/5.6, using the extended low ISO setting (comparable to 100 ISO). Another lens tested during the shoot was the Summilux 25mm f/1.4 during video. It too produced sharp, wonderful results, with quick, accurate focusing.

Lafayette & Whitney

Posted in: Couples!- Jun 07, 2013 No Comments

Congratulations to Whitney & Lafayette on a beautiful ceremony this weekend! What a wonderful couple, it was a pleasure working with you guys and your entire family. Best wishes!

Night Shooting in DC!

Posted in: Updates- May 14, 2013 No Comments

Photographed a fundraising and awareness gala for Down Syndrome Global at the Ritz Carlton in Washington DC last week… including a Sheryl Crow concert and appearances by politicians and celebrities. Awesome experience, capped off with a little late night tourism!

*Pictured are the Lincoln and Korean War Veterans Memorials

The Chapman Family!

Posted in: Family...- Dec 26, 2012 2 Comments

Had a great time with the Chapman family this weekend… family portraits for Christmas!
Thanks guys!