It’s Engagement Season!

Hey Y’all!

Wow what a fall to remember. So privileged to capture some great couples who will be great Brides & Grooms. Crab Boats, National Mall and SkyLine Drive to start off with and its still early in the season. Enjoy a few images from our recent travels and keep an eye on the blog for great fall and winter work with some very cool couples.

Nikon D4, Multiple Lens but the go to is the 200mm Prime F2.0 -
Canon C100 Video Cameras -
DJI Ronin-
PhaseOne 645 with IQ280 Back -
Profoto B1 Air Remote with air control and Air TTL control -
Manfrotto Lighting Stands -
Assisted on every shoot and all things good in life by Brenda Turk
Working from our great studio in DC, Fl, MD, and Destinations around the world. -

#BigGumboLove Y’all
When you get us you get the entire studio.


So sitting here today thinking “I need to update the blog” but what to put up, we have had several great weddings, some fantastic headshot sessions, a couple of very cool family meetings. So as i searched for inspiration i kept coming back to a day that was supposed to be in a Junk Yard in Southern Maryland and by circumstance turned into a studio session instead. These things happen and when they do sometimes its just magic for all involved. The work was for Casandra Marie who loves to style and is so fantastic with her eye and touch. Casandra owns and operates “Speak Vintage” clothing boutique where she inspires with “Recycled Glamour”. Visit the online store @

The weather gets crappy and we all just agree to pile into 203A Photography Studio in downtown DC NW. Her model is the fabulous Mariana Bornstein, an old soul who just carries herself with a passion for building great images that represent a time long ago.

Makeup with Ivory Perkins and a real team effort on hair with a little Mariana a little Ivory and a little Casandra. True collaboration. Lunch from Pot Bellies and Naiffer assisting on some light modifiers. A good day all around! It is certainly one of those #BigGumboLove days and the final images just stick in your head.

As always we choot em with @PhaseOne IQ280 and @Profoto Lighting and a touch of the new B1 air remote, standing on a Hurley Board by the fabulous @PeterHurley, all images processed in CaptureOne.

So all that said, take a look below and tell us what you think.

Free Spirit

This week we are all smiles as we say so long to a super talented artist who is making a big jump to Nashville to continue the rise of her career. We have so much admiration and respect for the courage it takes to follow your dreams as she is doing. Seems to be a big trend this spring and summer with folks we capture taking off for the great smoky mountains and the sights and sounds of Nashville. All we can say is go baby go and let us know if we can do anything to support that dream chaser… What a feeling, what anxiety, what thoughts and what great songs come from something like this. Tiffany Thompson has a great quote on her page:

Music is a passport, bridge-builder and voice-giver, and I aim to write honest, beautiful songs that compel you to hit repeat. Thanks for listening! - Tiffany

She lives this and breaths it every day as she works to live and lives to work. A great person and a true Free Spirit. #BigGumboLove See ya soon Tiffany standing in that circle at the Grand Ole Opry.

Tiffany @

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