The official photo blog of J. David Buerk Photography.

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.


Rupeng for Mason

Sometimes it's important to have fun!  Rupeng is a friend of mine who is running for Student Senate at George Mason University; these photos are going to be turned into Meme Posters for his campaign at Rupeng for Mason.  I shot some fun photos of him (in addition to some serious ones... but the fun ones are what he'll be using more of in his campaign) during a VERY quick photo sesh.  I've also been giving him a bit of campaign advice, which is more marketing than campaigning; you have to be able to market yourself (something I admit I'm still learning to do myself). This post may be updated in the future as Rupeng creates Memes from these images - I will update with his usage as he goes!