A Headshot for Love...

Brian found me on Yelp a few weeks ago and when he called to schedule a headshot session, he explained that he was moving to the other side of world because he'd asked a very important question to a girl. He didn't know what she was thinking, but she had responded with a yes. What that really meant was Brian had fallen in love with a girl from Germany, he had asked her to marry him last Valentine's Day, and was now planning a big move "across the pond" at the beginning of the summer.

German job applications require an accompanying photo and having done headshots a few months ago for Britta, a German intern for Volkswagen, I knew exactly what he needed. I told Brian to bring a couple well-fitting suits and three to five of his favorite shirts and we would have him well-prepared to enter the German job market.

Over the course of the hour, I ran Brian through a variety of poses to find the ones that suited him and his job experience as a military contractor best. I even convinced him to let me take some more GQ-esque photos (because fiancées never mind having a stylish photo of their man on their desk!).

Although he'll probably want to go with one of the more reserved photos, I loved his smiling, black and white photo the best—which one is your favorite?

Sonja's Mother's Day Out Beauty Portraiture Session │ Northern Virginia

As the mom of twin toddlers, my life of work, family, and other obligations has left me harried and weary. I cannot remember the last time I took some beauty time for myself and, quite honestly, am a teeny bit intimidated by the idea. But I would love the opportunity for this portrait session which, among other things, would remind me of the beauty and energy of who I was before becoming “mommy.

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As 2014 quickly comes to a close, I wanted to take a moment to look back on the year and remember of all of the old friends, new friends, and family I got to photograph.  Getting to play a part in making them feel beautiful, helping them to get new jobs and promotions with great headshots, and capturing their special memories made 2014 a fabulous year for Lisa Damico Portraits.  Can't wait for more great times in 2015!

With love,


Holiday Card Mini Sessions

Instead of a cell phone photo or quick automatic timer snapshot, would you like a beautiful portrait for your holiday cards that will wow your friends and family when it arrives in the mail? Lucky for you, I'm offering two holiday mini sessions for individuals, couples, and families.  Decide whether you'd like to have it taken with autumn backdrop on November 9 or at Christmas tree farm on November 16 and call 540-798-9547 or email lisadamicoportraits@gmail.com to reserve your spot! 

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