The official photo blog of J. David Buerk Photography.

Adrianna: GMU Class of 2017

It's right around the corner!  Adrianna, a dear friend, hiking buddy, and sushi aficionado, is graduating from George Mason University with a degree in Microbiology this May!  Here she is looking cute in this plaid wrap that makes me think of places closer to the West coast.  I'm proud of ya girl!

Senior Savannah - Portraits in Virginia Horse Country

For the longest time horses have fascinated me, but I've never had the chance to go riding (yet).  So, each time I am near horses I am some combination of awestruck by their majestic nature and jealous of the people who get to ride them frequently.

Savannah takes that a step further, since she not only rides horses, but has several years of training under her belt so she may compete in equestrian show jumping and dressage events.  As we waited for a missing part of her riding uniform, Savannah showed me how she grooms and prepares her horse before a ride, and told me about what the high school is like these days - Savannah will be a Senior at my (high school) alma mater beginning this September, and is a member of the Class of 2017.

We didn't photograph any jumps because it was becoming too dark to safely perform any.

Melissa Jonas

I just HAD to share this portrait I took of Melissa this weekend!  I took a few photos of her as she begins a new chapter of her career.  Those of you in Fairfax County may recognize her as Fairfax County's Commissioner of Redevelopment and Housing Authority, and the Town of Herndon's Vice Chair, Planning Commission.  We first met in 2012 at NASA's Space Shuttle Discovery Transport events at Dulles, and have kept up ever since.  Truly a fantastic woman, and without a doubt, Melissa is dedicated to her positions in Fairfax County's and Herndon's development.