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Family Portraits – Burnside Farms – Haymarket Virginia

This spring we partnered with a local farm that features Tulips, Daffodils and Dutch Irises every spring! My studio ran a special family portrait sitting that covered the cost of admission, after hours access to the farm, a proof CD of the images and an 8×10 leather hard cover book of twenty images. The special was very popular and we are running a other special in July featuring the same farm with their summer sunflowers!

The images below are but  a sample of one sitting, call us today and book your families session today!

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Burnside Farms

Family Portraits – © B Payden Photography

Burnside Farms

Family Portraits – © B Payden Photography

Burnside Farms

Family Portraits – © B Payden Photography

Burnside Farms

Family Portraits – © B Payden Photography


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Real Estate Photography – Lorton, VA.

Real Estate Shoot for Michael Sheridan at Long and Foster – Woodbridge.

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Michael Sheridan - Long & Foster - Woodbridge

Cardinal Forest Condo

Cardinal Forest - Kitchen. Michael Sheridan - Long & Foster - Woodbridge

Cardinal Forest – Kitchen

Cardinal Forest Living Room - Michael Sheridan - Long and Foster - Woodbridge

Cardinal Forest – Living Room

Cardinal Forest - Master Bedroom - Michael Sheridan - Long & Foster - Woodbridge

Cardinal Forest – Master Bedroom

Sara – Bull Run Bluebells

Bull Run Bluebells, Manassas National Battlefield Park

Every spring along Bull Run creek in Manassas National Battlefield Park, the Virginia Bluebells, Mertensia virginica, come alive and add a touch of beautiful blues and purples to the stream hiking trail. This year I shot a local Professional Ballet Dancer, Sara Gaydash, in among the bluebells, I love the moody dark feel of this image. I will be posting more from this shoot in the near future!

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Real Estate Photography – Bristow, VA.

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!


Holland in Haymarket – Burnside Farms

My family and I went to this beautiful family farm in Haymarket, Virginia this spring for a pick your own tulip event. The tulips were beautiful and everyone working this small family farm couldn’t have been more helpful! We will definitely be going back next year.

From The Burnside Farms Facebook Page:

We have been in the flower business for 3 generations. On most days you can still meet the Grandmother, Mom and Son all together, working at the farm stand. We spend the spring summer and early fall harvesting beautiful blooms for our wholesale clients in our field and greenhouse operations. We are also open to the public for special pick your own events, fall festivities and Christmas trees.

Call for seasonal hours. 703-930-3052

Thanks for supporting family farms!!
– Team Burnside

We are a full service studio serving all of VA, MD, DC, The OBX and Your destination Wedding or Event. Call us today and allow us to demonstrate our passion for photography to “Capture the Memories of Your Lifetime”


Three Families at Three Fox Vineyards

Three Fox Vineyard

Last week, we shot three families at the Three Fox Vineyards in Delaplane, Va. It was a beautiful late fall day and the vineyard is a beautiful location for portraits as it is located in the rolling foothills of Virginia’s hunt country and Mosby Heritage area. Although Three Fox is only 40 minutes from the beltway you feel like you are a world away in the tranquil setting with 50 rolling acres.

We shot the Savoca, Fukui and Praizner families in this scenic location and I couldn’t be happier with the portraits. If you find yourself in Delaplane do yourself a favor and stop by for the wonderful Virginia wines and the spectacular scenery and hospitality. You can find more information about Three Fox Vineyards here or their Facebook page here.

New Buckroe Fishing Pier

Buckroe Fishing Pier

The new Buckroe Beach Fishing Pier replaces the old wooden fishing pier destroyed by Hurricane Isabel in 2003. The City of Hampton rebuilt and operates the pier and it opened for business on May 30th 2009. Construction began March 14th 2008 and is in the same location as the previous pier, it measures 709 feet in length and is 16 feet wide, it includes restrooms, a snack bar, and a bait shop. The pier is constructed with concrete pilings and beams with wooden decking and railings which should help it withstand heavy winter storms and hurricanes. The estimated cost of rebuilding the pier was approximately 4.1 million and the pier is already gaining a reputation for it’s excellent Cobia fishing.

Buckroe Fishing Pier

Fort Monroe – Chapel of the Centurion Wedding

Fort Monroe – Old Point Comfort Light

Today, November 1st 2011, President Barack Obama signed a proclamation designating Fort Monroe as a National Monument. The Army decommissioned the instilation and transferred their facilities to Fort Eustis on September 15, 2011. The six sided fort, surrounded by a moat, was the last active fort in the Army before it’s decommissioning and was named for US President James Monroe. Fortifications were first erected on the location in 1609. The point of land containing Fort Monroe has long been valued as a strategic location to protect Hampton Roads, the confluence of the Elizabeth, Nansemond, and James Rivers with the Chesapeake Bay. With the decommissioning of the fort access to the property is no longer restricted to military personnel, the image below is of the Old Point Comfort Light located on the property of the Fort. I took this image in early October 2011 shortly after the property was opened to the public.

Old Point Comfort Light

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