Editorial — Month(s) in review….?

I know all my posts typically start out by making excuses as to why we have not updated the blog as much as we would have liked…. so I dont want to break the trend here! –

We experienced a much busier than normal winter with a ton of January weddings, and a huge bridal show which lead to multiple meetings every day of the week! – Plus after a slight lul in the news cycle, things have picked up again. Then came the snow, and after shoveling blizzard after blizzard I just didnt have the energy to blog! And would you believe it, now here we are in March!!

I’m writting this the day before our spring wedding season starts, and it is on track to be our busiest year ever! Thank you to all the previous clients who continue to send business our way by telling their friends and family about us!! – We could not have done it with out you!

With that said, we should have plenty of ammo for more frequent blog postings — if we can just get around to logging in and writting them that is! 🙂

But for now, here is some of the news I managed to cover over the last month or 2 in between my meetings and the shoveling! 🙂

January 20th, 2010 - Washington, District of Columbia, USA -  TARAQ SALAHI and MICHAELE SALAHI, who managed to attend portions of a White House State Dinner without proper clearance testify before the House Homeland Security Committee.  The Salahi's were subpoenaed to testify but repeatedly refused to answer any questions asked by the committee.  ...  (Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press) (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

January 20th, 2010 - Washington, District of Columbia, USA - TARAQ SALAHI and MICHAELE SALAHI, who managed to attend portions of a White House State Dinner without proper clearance testify before the House Homeland Security Committee. The Salahi's were subpoenaed to testify but repeatedly refused to answer any questions asked by the committee. ... (Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press) (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

January 20th, 2010 - Washington, District of Columbia, USA - CEO of ExxonMobil REX TILLERSON and Founder of XTO Energy Inc. BOB SIMPSON testify before the House Energy and Environment Subcommittee hearing focusing on the proposed merger between ExxonMobil and XTO and it's impact on US Energy markets. ..  (Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press) (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

January 20th, 2010 - Washington, District of Columbia, USA - CEO of ExxonMobil REX TILLERSON and Founder of XTO Energy Inc. BOB SIMPSON testify before the House Energy and Environment Subcommittee hearing focusing on the proposed merger between ExxonMobil and XTO and it's impact on US Energy markets. .. (Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press) (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

February 1st, 2010 - Washington, District of Columbia, USA -  President BARACK OBAMA walks into the Grand Foyer of the White House as he prepares to give remarks about his fiscal year 2011 budget...(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press) (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

February 1st, 2010 - Washington, District of Columbia, USA - President BARACK OBAMA walks into the Grand Foyer of the White House as he prepares to give remarks about his fiscal year 2011 budget...(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press) (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

February 1st, 2010 - Washington, District of Columbia, USA -  President BARACK OBAMA delivers remarks about his proposed FY 2011 budget in the Grand Foyer of the White House.  ..(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press) (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

February 1st, 2010 - Washington, District of Columbia, USA - President BARACK OBAMA delivers remarks about his proposed FY 2011 budget in the Grand Foyer of the White House. ..(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press) (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

February 2nd, 2010 - Washington, District of Columbia, USA - Treasury Secretary TIMOTHY GEITHNER is heckled by Code Pink Protestors as he prepares to give testimony about the President's proposed FY2011 budget. ...(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press) (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)
February 2nd, 2010 – Washington, District of Columbia, USA – Treasury Secretary TIMOTHY GEITHNER is heckled by Code Pink Protestors as he prepares to give testimony about the President’s proposed FY2011 budget. …(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press) (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)
February 2nd, 2010 - Washington, District of Columbia, USA - Treasury Secretary TIMOTHY GEITHNER gives testimony about the President's proposed FY2011 budget. ...(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press) (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

February 2nd, 2010 - Washington, District of Columbia, USA - Treasury Secretary TIMOTHY GEITHNER gives testimony about the President's proposed FY2011 budget. ...(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press) (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

February 24th, 2010 - Washington, District of Columbia, USA -Toyota President and CEO AIKO TOYODA testifies at a congressional hearing on the Toyota Gas Pedal recall.  Due to reports of malfunctioning gas pedals, Toyota had to recall millions of cars.  ....(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press) (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

February 24th, 2010 - Washington, District of Columbia, USA -Toyota President and CEO AIKO TOYODA testifies at a congressional hearing on the Toyota Gas Pedal recall. Due to reports of malfunctioning gas pedals, Toyota had to recall millions of cars. ....(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press) (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

 

Editorial Month-in-Review!!

Yes, you read right — this is going to be an editorial month-in-review not a week-in-review! As I’m sure most of you can guess, with weddings on our plate as well, the months of May and June can be extremely busy! I just have not found the time to update the blog until now!!Quite a bit happened over the last month! At the begining of the month, Obama announced that GM will now be Government Motors, as the US is taking over. I still cant help but wonder why GM’s CEO’s dont just meet with Ford’s CEO’s to follow their business model and solve their problems…. but hey, I’m just a photographer!
Friday, May 1st, 2009 - Washington, D.C.:  US Homeland Security Director JANET NAPOLITANO listens to president BARACK OBAMA speak at the naturalization ceremony for active duty service members at the White House. The ceremony recognizes the contributions made by immigrant members of the U.S. armed forces. (Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press). (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Friday, May 1st, 2009 – Washington, D.C.: US Homeland Security Director JANET NAPOLITANO listens to president BARACK OBAMA speak at the naturalization ceremony for active duty service members at the White House. The ceremony recognizes the contributions made by immigrant members of the U.S. armed forces. (Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press). (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Friday, May 1st, 2009 - Washington, D.C.:  With US Homeland Security Director JANET NAPOLITANO looking on, President BARACK OBAMA speaks at the naturalization ceremony for active duty service members at the White House. The ceremony recognizes the contributions made by immigrant members of the U.S. armed forces. (Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press). (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Friday, May 1st, 2009 – Washington, D.C.: With US Homeland Security Director JANET NAPOLITANO looking on, President BARACK OBAMA speaks at the naturalization ceremony for active duty service members at the White House. The ceremony recognizes the contributions made by immigrant members of the U.S. armed forces. (Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press). (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Tuesday June 2nd, 2009 - Washington, D.C.-  U.S. Supreme Court appointee SONIA SOTOMAYOR meets with US Senator PATRICK LEAHY of Vermont..(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press). (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Tuesday June 2nd, 2009 – Washington, D.C.- U.S. Supreme Court appointee SONIA SOTOMAYOR meets with US Senator PATRICK LEAHY of Vermont..(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press). (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Tuesday June 2nd, 2009 - Washington, D.C.-  U.S. Supreme Court appointee SONIA SOTOMAYOR meets with US Senator PATRICK LEAHY of Vermont..(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press). (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Tuesday June 2nd, 2009 – Washington, D.C.- U.S. Supreme Court appointee SONIA SOTOMAYOR meets with US Senator PATRICK LEAHY of Vermont..(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press). (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Moving on, here is some coverage of events unfolding on Capitol Hill, the most interesting of which was covering the GM and Chrysler CEO’s along with a panel full of dealership owners begging (literally) congress to reverse plans to close their dealerships.

Friday June 12th, 2009 - Washington, D.C.-  FRITZ HENDERSON (left), CEO of General Motors and JAMES PRESS, president of Chrysler LLC testify before the U.S. House of Representatives Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee hearing on "GM and Chrysler Dealership Closures and Restructuring."...(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press). (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Friday June 12th, 2009 – Washington, D.C.- FRITZ HENDERSON (left), CEO of General Motors and JAMES PRESS, president of Chrysler LLC testify before the U.S. House of Representatives Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee hearing on "GM and Chrysler Dealership Closures and Restructuring."…(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press). (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Tuesday June 9th, 2009 - Washington, D.C.-  Treasury Secretary TIMOTHY GEITHNER testifies before the Senate Appropriations Committee's Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee hearing on proposed budget estimates for FY2010 for the Treasury Department..(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press). (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Tuesday June 9th, 2009 – Washington, D.C.- Treasury Secretary TIMOTHY GEITHNER testifies before the Senate Appropriations Committee's Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee hearing on proposed budget estimates for FY2010 for the Treasury Department..(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press). (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)


The President hosted the Korean President at the White House as well in one of my first Rose Garden events that was not re-located to the East Room due to weather!

Tuesday June 16th, 2009 - Washington, D.C.-  Korean President LEE MYUNG-BAK and President BARACK OBAMA walk to the podiums set up in the rose garden outside of the White House...(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press). (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Tuesday June 16th, 2009 – Washington, D.C.- Korean President LEE MYUNG-BAK and President BARACK OBAMA walk to the podiums set up in the rose garden outside of the White House…(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press). (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Tuesday June 16th, 2009 - Washington, D.C.-  Korean President LEE MYUNG-BAK  and President BARACK OBAMA leave the Rose Garden on the south lawn of the White House after speaking to the press...(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press). (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Tuesday June 16th, 2009 – Washington, D.C.- Korean President LEE MYUNG-BAK and President BARACK OBAMA leave the Rose Garden on the south lawn of the White House after speaking to the press…(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press). (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Towards the end of the month, there was a huge accident on the DC Metro – for various reasons, including a replaced cell phone, with out all of my news-apps installed on it yet– I didnt hear about it until it was way too late to get any spot-news shots from the crash, but I did head down the next day to try to cover clean-up operations. But, I was met with disgruntled, out-of-shape and smoking on the job, DC police officers who besides threatening to arrest me multiple times (even though I was not crossing their police line) – could not even help me by telling me how to get back to my car – since they would not let me go the way I came. Obviously, these guys were just a wealth of information — I cant help but think if this accident had happened a mile or 2 north in Maryland, we would have had alot better police to deal with! I was on a time crunch to make another appointment, so I snapped really the only shot I could and headed over to Capitol Hill.

Tuesday June 23rd, 2009 - Washington, D.C.-  Rescue crews continue work to clean up the wreckage of a Metro train collision yesterday that left 7 dead ..(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press). (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Tuesday June 23rd, 2009 – Washington, D.C.- Rescue crews continue work to clean up the wreckage of a Metro train collision yesterday that left 7 dead ..(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press). (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Tuesday June 23rd, 2009 - Washington, D.C.-    House Minority Leader JOHN BOEHNER (right) and House Republican Conference Chairman MIKE PENCE (left) look on as Mississippi Governor HALEY BARBOUR speaks to the media regarding Democrats' 852-page plan for government-run healthcare, its impact on states and working families, and the need for a better solution...(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press). (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Tuesday June 23rd, 2009 – Washington, D.C.- House Minority Leader JOHN BOEHNER (right) and House Republican Conference Chairman MIKE PENCE (left) look on as Mississippi Governor HALEY BARBOUR speaks to the media regarding Democrats' 852-page plan for government-run healthcare, its impact on states and working families, and the need for a better solution…(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press). (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Finally, this month ended with the German Chancellor visiting Washington, and me chasing her around town! I’ve got to say, I am much more impressed by the German Chancellors motorcade full of 745 bmw’s than I am of our chevy/cadillac motorcade….. but with the government owning GM, I guess they will never go any other way!!

Friday June 26th, 2009 - Washington, D.C.-  German Chancellor ANGELA MERKEL and President BARACK OBAMA speak to the media in the East Room of the White House during the Chancellor's visit to Washington.....(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press). (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Friday June 26th, 2009 – Washington, D.C.- German Chancellor ANGELA MERKEL and President BARACK OBAMA speak to the media in the East Room of the White House during the Chancellor's visit to Washington…..(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press). (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Friday June 26th, 2009 - Washington, D.C.-  House Speaker NANCY PELOSI (D-Calif.) meets with German Chancellor ANGELA MERKEL at the Capitol.  ....(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press). (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Friday June 26th, 2009 – Washington, D.C.- House Speaker NANCY PELOSI (D-Calif.) meets with German Chancellor ANGELA MERKEL at the Capitol. ….(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press). (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Editorial Week-in-Review

As I personally begin covering the White House much more, and given the fact that there is so much going on in DC right now – I am trying to update the blog as much as I can! 🙂 — Here are some snips from the last week or so since the last blog! — Enjoy!

Obviously, these 2 have seen quite a bit of each other recently! — they are both starting to give each other nasty looks…. no? 🙂

Not having had the experience of covering Marine 1 coming into the White House prior to this administration I must say, I was quite impressed!

Later, the President gave his first news conference as President, at which, apparently, many people saw me in the background! — and YES – I will no longer wear that ugly jacket to the White House! 🙂

This one (below) is one of my favorites, and will be submitted amongst best news photography Quarter 1, 2009 – I’m sure if we make it, you all will know by way of the blog! 🙂

Finally, Leon Panetta is sworn in as the newest director of the CIA at CIA Headquarters