King Family Vineyards featured on Washington Posts “Road Trip”

As a follow up to our images on the Pink Ribbon Polo Cup for King Family Vineyards, The Washington Post picked up my photograph for their “Road Trip” feature.  To see the full link, click below:

Washington Post Road Trip feature on Polo


The committee announced that over $25,000 was raised and these funds will provide support to active breast cancer patients undergoing treatment at the University of Virginia’s Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center and to increasing awareness of breast health through the Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation.

The host, King Family Vineyards, the many dedicated sponsors, and to all of those who came out to support deserve a multitude of credit.

The 2012 Pink Ribbon Polo Classic will take place on Sunday, June 17, 2012.




Polo Players Edition – Rob Garland’s photographs featured on cover and article


It’s always been a pleasure for us to jump into charity work and photograph events that raise so much for a worthy cause.  King Family Vineyard’s breast cancer fundraiser, The Pink Ribbon Polo Cup, is a yearly event and this particular event was featured on the cover of Polo Players Edition, a national magazine for the sport of Polo and

One moment – pit stop

There are times when you are documenting a wedding day that you know exactly what you are going to blog before you press the shutter release on your camera.  Amanda, the bridesmaids, and parents were riding in our limo from Keswick Hall to the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Richmond, Virginia when her nephew quickly spoke up.  He had to go…!  At this point, I knew we were in for a great photograph.

The one hour trip

Boar’s Head Inn wedding – wedding announcement in Richmond Times Dispatch

You may recognize Carleen and Les from their Boar’s Head Inn wedding and a previous blog post.  Carleen and Les’ portrait at the Rotunda on the grounds of the University of Virginia and their wedding announcement appeared in the Richmond Times Dispatch.  A screen shot from the online version is below:


One moment – with the mother of the groom

In the previous post I talked about finding a unique photograph in a situation revisted by a photographer in our industry on a weekly basis.  I document weddings for a living, so one might presume that I see a groom dance with his mother on a regular basis……you would be correct if that was your assumption.  Bryan and Meg’s wedding in the lovely Adirondacks of New York had just such a moment.  Bryan and his mother

One moment – layering people


Weddings are about people….period.  Brides are frequently overwhelmed with the planning, the details, and the timing of the wedding day.  Everything can be a difficult challenge and we are quite often inundated with  hundreds of websites showing off a plethora of detail driven links that can get us away from what is really important.  That always drives me back to the essence of the wedding…..the individuals present.  It is quite simply the most important piece of the day.  Details can be replaced, people cannot.  That is part of what defines my style as a photographer.  I spend time capturing all of the details and obviously want to showcase that in my work, but I wouldn’t be doing my job if I didn’t look for a unique perspective in regards to all of the people present.

I was able to

One moment – first glance at The St. Regis

The Muller family has been a joy to work with and know over the years and Debby’s wedding was going to be a special treat for us, as we photographed her sister’s wedding at The Homestead almost five years ago to the day.  This wonderful afternoon made for many special moments and it was quite hard for me to choose just one moment for our blog.

The St. Regis is one of the worlds most exceptional