Washington, DC Event Photography

Washington, DC is a popular city for meetings.  Organizations like to come to our nation's capitol from around the country and the world to discuss and plan on topics ranging from education, energy, health, immigration .... you name it.  It is especially attractive because it allows attendees to visit with elected officials and department officials while they are here, and quite often local officials and department heads stop by to present and mingle with attendees.

Here is just a sampling of the photos I have taken over the past few months at some of these meetings.

Strayer Celebrates 125th Anniversary with Charles Mann at Washington Nationals Baseball Game

Strayer University celebrated their 125th Anniversary at the Washington Nationals baseball game in DC last month!  They celebrated with great food, company, and of course a great game (sort of, they lost to the Dodgers)!  Three-time Super Bowl champ Charles Mann (who is a Strayer alum!) was there to great fellow alumni along with the Abraham Lincoln racing president mascot.  

I was asked to photograph the event which was held in a large tent right outside the main entrance to the Nationals Stadium ... great place for a large pre-game party!

Images from The Zetema Project Meeting in Washington, DC - September 2017

The Zetema Project was founded in 2016 to discuss the state of US healthcare. More specifically, the concern was that the poorly informed and non-productive national conversation about healthcare was unlikely to lead to positive changes in the system.  Zetema was created as a way to improve the quality and productivity of that conversation.

The Zetema Project membership consists of a group of approximately 25 panelists representing a wide variety of political viewpoints and industry stakeholder groups. Members meet two to three times annually, with the first meetings held in January and September of 2017. 

The September 2017 meeting, which I was asked to photograph,  featured a session with Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin and focused on such issues as:

  • Reducing the cost of care delivery
  • Single payer healthcare/Medicare for All
  • Drug prices and costs
  • State innovation case study: the Arkansas Payment Improvement Initiative
  • Bipartisan opportunities for healthcare reform


NAFSA Paul Simon Awards 2016


The 2016 Simon Award winners were recognized at a November 2016 ceremony in Washington, DC. This is the fifth year that I have the privilege of photographing the event. 

The Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization recognizes colleges and universities that are making significant, well-planned, well-executed, and well-documented progress toward comprehensive internationalization—especially those using innovative and creative approaches.



NAFSA Paul Simon Awards

The NAFSA 2015 Senator Paul Simon Award Ceremony was held at The Hyatt Regency Washingotn Hotel on Capitol Hill back in November of 2015.  This is the fourth year in a row that I have photographed this event.  The event starts with an panel discussion with the university presidents, followed by the award ceremony and cocktail hour.  Award winners include: 

2015 Simon Comprehensive Award Winners

  • Troy D. Hammond, President, North Central College
  • James Harris III, President, University of San Diego
  • Lynn Pasquerella, President, Mount Holyoke College
  • Teresa A. Sullivan, President, University of Virginia
  • Nancy M. Targett, Acting President, University of Delaware

Dr. Ben Carson - ALPAC Event

Dr. Ben Carson just announced he is running for the 2016 Presidential race.  I had the opportunity to meet and photograph him at an event that was held at the Gaylord National Hotel just outside of Washington, DC back in March of 2014.  

He seemed like a very well spoken and intelligent individual.  From what I could gather, he seemed to be a very conservative Republican.  The 2016 Republican Nomination race is gearing up to be very interesting.  

NAFSA 2014 Paul Simon Awards Event Photographs

NAFSA presented the 2014 Senator Paul Simon Awards for Campus Internationalization to seven U.S. colleges and universities for their innovative international programs.     

Columbus State University, North Carolina State University, The Ohio State University, and Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey received the 2014 "Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization" for excellence in integrating international education across all aspects of college and university campuses. Albion College, George Mason University, and the University of Texas at Austin received the 2014 "Senator Paul Simon Spotlight Award" for a specific international program or initiative that contributes to comprehensive internationalization

IDEA Fitness Convention San Diego 2012 | Washington, DC Event Photographer

I had the pleasure to photograph IDEA’s 30-Year Anniversary at the 2012 IDEA World Fitness Convention in San Diego, CA.  As a photographer, these events present you with some great photo opportunities.

On the first day I find myself photographing on the deck of the Midway Aircraft Carrier with a few hundred trainers running through drills.  I then go back to the San Diego Convention Center to photograph Jane Fonda who was awarded the Jack LaLanne Life Time Achievement award from the IDEA Health and Fitness Association.

If you are familiar with the fitness industry the giants of the industry were there, namely Todd Durkin, Peter Twist, Kathy Smith, Tony Horton, and Chalene Johnson.

To see some photos click here.

Jane Fonda IDEA San Diego Convention Image Photograph

Jane Fonda IDEA San Diego Convention Image Photograph

Jane Fonda IDEA San Diego Convention Image Photograph

Jane Fonda IDEA San Diego Convention Image Photograph

Jane Fonda IDEA San Diego Convention Image Photograph

Jane Fonda IDEA San Diego Convention Image Photograph

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