Every year, the Washington Capitals stage a Courage Caps Campaign - selling caps and T-shirts to raise money for military charities. I was proud to connect the Capitals with TAPS (Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors) back in 2013. Here are some of my photos of Caps players hosting families who benefit from TAPS for a skating party to launch the 2013 campaign - which raised more than $105,000 for the charity. You'll see Caps players John Carlson, Matt Hendricks, Joey Crabb, the Red Rockers and some very happy kids.
What a pleasure it was to join Marcia and Jamie for their Wedding Day in June. A great couple, with fun friends, charming parents and a real sense of style. Best Wishes! See more in our Weddings Gallery!
Sometimes we get to shoot events just for fun -- like the recent Juniors ice hockey showcase at Hampton Roads, VA. We were rooting for the Atlanta Junior Knights.
Alexis and Claire are represented by the HBF Talent Agency - and we had the good fortune to shoot the images for their portfolios and comp cards. Both are getting called to auditions - and we wish them great success! And there's more in our Fashion & Glamour Gallery...
My partner Maria and I were lucky enough to photograph these local gym rats at our studios recently. They are proof positive that if you make working out part of your routine, the benefits are awesome.
When the model who was supposed to be featured in our fashion shoot called in sick at the last minute, Ethel - a promising student at the Washington School of Photography, where we have our studio - graciously agreed to take her place. We're sure Ethel will be great behind the camera - but we're mightily impressed with how talented she is in front of the camera!
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It was our good luck to have the opportunity to shoot Diamond Alley, probably the best local band in the Washington metro area, at a charity event at Downtown Crown in Gaithersburg. The event was a Taste of Downtown Crown - home to more good restaurants than you can count - and the funds raised are going to the Manna Project. The food was great - the entertainment was even better.
We had the good fortune to meet - and photograph - Thai model Chintana Vann at HBF Boutique's recent back-to-school fashion show in Gaithersburg's Downtown Crown. One look at her and you know why she's a successful model. Talk to her for just a few minutes and you discover what a genuinely nice, positive woman she is. You can see our images of Chintana here, or in the slideshow below.
Before it opened, Rockville MD's trendy The Vyne restaurant wanted something special to decorate the walls of its main dining room and its private party room. For the main dining room, the owners wanted a bold, colorful floral theme. For the private party room, they wanted a beach theme. And they wanted all of the images BIG - 4'x6' or larger. Here's a gallery of what we delivered...
Juli and the fine folks at HBF Boutique in Gaithersburg's new Downtown Crown invited Perone Photography to grab some images at the boutique's Beauty Bash in June. Clients were treated not just to new styles and fashions, but to free makeovers, special discounts and more. You can see a collection of Beauty Bash images here.
The National Parks Conservation Association chose Perone Photography to shoot stills and video clips at its volunteer cleanup day at the C&O Canal National Park in Washington, DC in early June -- and what a great day it was! More than a hundred volunteers picked up trash, kayaked down the canal and retrieved bottles and hubcaps and old tires and canoed to (relatively) distant shores to clean up debris that careless boaters had tossed overboard and that had washed up on the river banks. The National Parks Conservation Association does great work - and is on a "Find Your Voice" campaign to clean up every national park in the country. You can see a collection of the images heralding this valuable volunteer work here.