A few years ago, I found myself sitting on a park bench in Parque Bolivar, a large town square in Medellin, Colombia. As I sipped scorching hot coffee from a thin plastic cup, an endless parade of fascinating characters passed by me. Businessmen clutched their briefcases, priests and nuns headed towards the cathedral, musicians serenaded couples, street kids picked through the trash, prostitutes eyed potential clients and young families ate ice cream. It was the good, the bad and the ugly of Medellin concentrated into a square block with free seating and ample snacks.

The show was fascinating and inspired ...

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If you need a new passport or visa photo for you (or your dog!), we can easily work that into any individual studio session. We can do standard US passport images, as well as meet the unique requirements of any foreign country or embassy. Just let me know the details before the shoot, and we'll get a passport photo that will earn the envy of your fellow travelers and bring a smile to the face of the grumpiest TSA agent! There is no extra charge for this.

After your session when we're retouching your best portraits, we will also ...

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Working at a company where the mission is to make everyone's house a safe and healthy place must make people happy. I recently had a location headshot session at the Green and Healthy Housing Initiative in Baltimore and they were an extremely smiley bunch. This was a very good thing, because I had to photograph 40 people in the space of two hours. There was no time to turn on the Drenner charm if someone was having a bad day!

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A few years ago, I did the official holiday portrait for Vice President Joe Biden and family. I first met the uber-charming Dr. Jill Biden and her staff while photographing an event at the VP's residence for the Red Cross. Two years later, they thought of me when they were looking for a portrait photographer to do some family photos for their annual holiday card.

(Below you can see an awkward photo of me, Dr. Jill and Santa Claus from that day.)

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I recently had a second great shoot with the good people at Baltimore Gas, and Electric and wanted to share a few of the photos here. I'm sorry I couldn't resist the cheesy pun/dad joke in my headline, but the photos were just electrifying. (Doh! Did it again...)

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