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Sherryn and Stephen's Engagement by Mark Soriano

I had an awesome opportunity this summer to travel to New York City for an engagement shoot at the Bronx Zoo. Even though NYC is only 3 1/2 hours away from D.C. I haven't been back to the Big Apple since 2013 so I was very excited for this gig.

This was my first surprise engagement shoot, and it was a lot fun! After I photographed the proposal we walked around the zoo and continued to get awesome shots while enjoying the animals! Sherryn and Stephen are so much fun and so in love, I really wanted that to come through in the photos.


Carmelita's Maternity Shoot by Mark Soriano

Carmelita is my sister-in-law and she is expecting her first child in a couple months and wanted to have a maternity shoot. We chose to take the photos at my mother-in-law's home. She was thoughtful enough to basically clear out her living room so that we had ample space to shoot.

There was a little bit of snow the night before, so it was quite cold and icy on the ground. Despite this fact, we did want to take a few photos outside. After carefully making it out back on the deck, we were able to take few shots out there. It was super pretty outside with just the thinnest layer of ice on the ground.

We ended the shoot back inside with a change in outfit. Carmelita wanted a very sporty and comfortable look. I couldn't resist jumping in on the fun. After getting into photography almost 10 years ago, I noticed that there were nice photos of everyone I knew except myself, so I figured I'd start ensuring I was in at least one haha!

My wife and I are very excited to meet the newest addition to the family, our neice Reign.

Lee Family Photo Shoot by Mark Soriano

I really had a blast photographing the Lee family! We did the shoot at their house in Baltimore, MD on a chilly Sunday afternoon. Even though it was pretty cold, I knew I wanted to take advantage of the overcast day providing nice and even light all around, and they wanted a few outdoor shots.

After finishing the outdoor shots, we went inside for the rest of the session. We set up a couch against one of their back walls. During our shoot, the Ravens were 15 minutes away playing the Eagles at M&T Bank Stadium. As I was setting up my lighting, the Lees being avid Raven fans were getting into the game as it played on TV. I took this opportunity to take some natural shots of the family in their element.

As the game ended, we continued our shoot with a few poses. I was able to catch a great moment when asking the boys to kiss their mom on the cheek!  I was so happy that I was able to give this family pictures that they can cherish forever and share with their loved ones.

Happy New Year everyone! I look forward to shooting much more in 2017!