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2014 Wedding Welcome Book

Our 2013 wedding season was very busy and we expect this year to be another successful wedding season. This year we designed and have printed new wedding books for every wedding consultation! If you are newly engaged or looking for a personal wedding photography experience please view our book below and then call us for all your wedding photography needs!

Wedding Booklet 2014


Contact us for all your Wedding Photography Needs!

B. Payden Photography
571-377-8681     757-348-3402

She Said Yes!

I had the pleasure of booking John and Jess’s wedding this past week and we also shot these engagement images for them at Leesburg Executive Airport. John is a pilot and I love the images of them with his plane! Congratulations to John and Jess and we look forward to sharing in your special day!


Free Lifestyle Portrait Session!

B. Payden Photography is giving away a FREE Lifestyle Portrait Sitting!!!

Visit our website and email us via the Newsletter form to sign up for our monthly newsletter and then like our Facebook Business Page, that’s it!

1 lucky winner will receive a 1 hour portrait session anywhere in the DC Metro area, professionally processed images hosted online for 3 months, 1 Proof Photo CD, 1 8×10 10 page keepsake album, and a $25 Print Credit!!! ($200 Value)

*Contest ends 3/31/13 and 1 random winner will be announced 4/5/13 on our facebook business Page*

Postern Gate – Fort Monroe

Postern Gate - Fort Monroe

Today’s image is an HDR, High Dynamic Range, image of the Postern Gate at Fort Monroe. I shot this beautiful image today and chose to do an HDR image as there was wonderful diffuse lighting through the high altitude rain clouds. Blending the three images into one image using Photomatix Pro allowed me to bring out the ominous feeling of the cloud cover as well as intensifying the fall colors and warming the fortress’s walls. The lines of the walkway to the gate transition the viewers eye from the foreground through the wonderful blue green of the water to the strong receding horizontal lines of the forts walls which are warmed by the fall coloring and the soft lighting. The foreboding dark grey cloud cover focuses the viewers eye back to the Fort serving to further reinforce the strength of the subject. This image is printed on professional metallic photo paper and is available for sale here at my online art print store,

To view more of my work or for more information about me and my studio please visit my website here,