Charles Jablow Photography

Charles Jablow Photography Beautiful Images of You and Your loved ones are Our Specialty. Family Portraiture, H.S. Senior Packagess, Business Portraits, Weddings and B'nai Mitzvahs.

Charles has earned the designation "Certified Professional Photographer" from the Professional Photographers of America. Fewer than 3% of all professionals have earned this degree (that's fewer than 2500 worldwide), which attests to consistent quality under all conditions. Charles himself has photographed hundreds of families, children, business portraits, weddings, bar mitzvahs, and advertisments, earning admiration and praise from a wide variety of clients. Please feel free to call or visit with any questions you have! Come see our beautiful studio in Tysons Corner!

What happens when a professional photographer (Charles) visits a national park without a camera?Stunning vistas captured...
09/01/2017

What happens when a professional photographer (Charles) visits a national park without a camera?
Stunning vistas captured with a cell phone, that's what. I had to show them off for you-- Enjoy! Kellie

Power to the Pooches is Back! A lovely latecomer to our program.  The exotic and winsome Zara - a black lab, came out fo...
09/01/2017

Power to the Pooches is Back!
A lovely latecomer to our program. The exotic and winsome Zara - a black lab, came out for her session recently. It was Kellie's turn this time. Not a bad showing. Zara"s mom was quite happy with her cell phone app featuring many images of Zara. Here are just a few.

A Beatiful walk in RockvilleSome late afternoon R&R exploring a park I have not visited for years. Despite the heat, Kel...
07/22/2017

A Beatiful walk in Rockville
Some late afternoon R&R exploring a park I have not visited for years. Despite the heat, Kellie and I walked about three miles, found some good places for family portraits and took opprtunities for some landscape training. These are Kellie's images -- she's getting better and better. Landscape study willl help any photographer grow.
A pleasnt afternoon, we'll go back. Please join us!

We want to say "Thanks!" to the parents of Double Bogey who wrote: Thank you so much Kellie & Charles - what a handsome ...
07/16/2017

We want to say "Thanks!" to the parents of Double Bogey who wrote: Thank you so much Kellie & Charles - what a handsome puppy we have! We will definitely recommend you. I'm so glad we ran into you and those humongous, beautiful Leonbergers.

Robin, Walter & Bogey

Bow-wow--WOW!  And Double WOW!Aw gee- thanks Mom and Dad for taking me to meet Charles and Kellie!  I look so pretty in ...
06/30/2017

Bow-wow--WOW! And Double WOW!

Aw gee- thanks Mom and Dad for taking me to meet Charles and Kellie! I look so pretty in the pictures -- and Kellie was fun to play with. Do you think we can go again? I want you in the pictures with me! 😊

Charles made us look so good with his new camera. You should see the rest of the pictures. He caught the right moments- WE ALL LOOK AWESOME, but I'm the best!!

Thank you to the pet parents. Your FREE phone app will go out shortly.

Charles Jablow Photography's cover photo
06/20/2017

Charles Jablow Photography's cover photo

Happy Father's Day - CJP Style!
06/19/2017

Happy Father's Day - CJP Style!

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06/19/2017

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04/17/2017

Happy Easter to all the families we have served and all the families we have yet to serve!

Hi.  Here we are a the Milestone.Media show for B'nai Mitzvahs and Wedding .  Lots of interested people. But small enoug...
02/26/2017

Hi. Here we are a the Milestone.Media show for B'nai Mitzvahs and Wedding . Lots of interested people. But small enough to allow time to get to know people a bit. We prefer this pacing. We are here today, Sunday, until 3 PM. Facebook is great, but there's nothing like meeting people face to face!

We wish all our friends an amazing 2017!  Thank you for sharing your best moments in 2016.  Happy New Year! - Charles an...
01/02/2017

We wish all our friends an amazing 2017! Thank you for sharing your best moments in 2016. Happy New Year! - Charles and Kellie

LEAVES, LAUGHTER, and LOVE!! Mother and daughter images were never so much fun or this stunning.  These two ladies joine...
11/25/2016

LEAVES, LAUGHTER, and LOVE!!

Mother and daughter images were never so much fun or this stunning. These two ladies joined us for a session at a local park, then laughed and giggled all the way through the session. From props, hugs, and gorgeous fall color to some great individual portraits -- Charles really outdid himself in an all too brief mini session. Some of images are here for you to see. The closeness and deep affection these two feel for each other is up front and makes us smile! We hope you like them too!

Would you like to have your own mini session? Visit LittleByCharles.com to select your mini-session package, then give us call (703.216.8878) to book your session!

Timeline Photos
11/25/2016

Timeline Photos

An Orange Day for Charles and Kellie; From arresting fall color before service this morning outside the Center for Spiri...
11/07/2016

An Orange Day for Charles and Kellie; From arresting fall color before service this morning outside the Center for Spiritual Living Metro, in Arlington, VA (http://cslmetro.org) where Charles plays most Sundays, to a cast and band on fire with talent and energy performing a new musical "Freaky Friday" at Signature Theater the day was a blast! Charles ran into an old friend Max Murray (http://www.maxbass.com/.) who was doing a great job on the bass as part of the pit band. Thanks Max!

Beautiful Portraits of your precious family support the St. Luke's Day School - When was your last child or family portr...
10/13/2016

Beautiful Portraits of your precious family support the St. Luke's Day School -
When was your last child or family portrait? A professional wall portrait in your home says "Life is good!" and speaks to the value of family. Charles Jablow Photography creates some of the finest family portraits in the country, right here in Greater Washington! Attend the St. Luke's Day School 2016 Fall Silent Auction, make $100 donation bid and you could WIN one of 5 gift certificates (valued at $300 each!) Bring your top hat and your best Monopoly game strategy. "It's Your Move" is their theme. There will be gourmet food, games and fun from 7 - 9 pm, Nov. 12, 2016 at St. Luke's School in Alexandria, VA. Learn more: http://sldsauction.weebly.com/ We hope to attend and to see your there!

This is what happens when you let a photographer and his assitant loose with a professional camera at twilight...Charles...
05/09/2016

This is what happens when you let a photographer and his assitant loose with a professional camera at twilight...
Charles and Kellie decided to have an impromtu training session at Colvin Mill in Virginia. Believe it or not, there was almost no light at all. Just barely enough for us to take a few pictures and Kellie to learn a few new things. We finally had to stop when the sensor (censor) Said "No More!"

Did you just finish paying for the spring break vacation?  And Mother's Day is here?!  Whoa--!  Don't worry!  We didn't ...
05/05/2016

Did you just finish paying for the spring break vacation? And Mother's Day is here?! Whoa--!
Don't worry! We didn't forget about you!
Your FREE family portrait session is waiting for your to claim it! (prints not included.)

Try us out for FREE! We want to be YOUR Family Photographer—for all the Years and Events in your Life!
Call Charles at 703-216-8878 now - before this offer is gone!

As seasons change  --  so do our families.  For children, it’s quick every 6 months to one years.  For teens, once eve...
04/28/2016

As seasons change -- so do our families. For children, it’s quick every 6 months to one years. For teens, once every two years.
Never miss a season in their precious lives again. Right now, call to ask for a FREE family portrait session (prints not included / limited time offer.)
The catch -- we ask you to write two on-line reviews after you love your pictures. That's it!

Visit our website www.charlesjablow.com to see more of our work. Or let's chat, call now: 703.216.8878

Try us out for FREE! We want to be YOUR Family Photographer—for all the Years and events in your Life!

The Cherry Blossons peak tomorrow -- Spring has arrived in Washington!
03/30/2016

The Cherry Blossons peak tomorrow --
Spring has arrived in Washington!

Timeline Photos
11/23/2015

Timeline Photos

10/22/2015

We would like to send out a big thank you to our friend and pro photographer, Doug Gordon, for an amazing class on "seeing light" and posing. Charles has taken 4 seminars hosted by Doug. Kellie 3 so far. It just gets better each time. It was a hands-on class that packed a wallop -- an early Christmas gift of learning we will WoW our clients with in the future. Thank you Doug and your sponsors; Pilot Imaging, Adorama, Nikon, our fast friends at Bay Photo! By the way, you can see a lot of Monte Zucker and Clay Blackmore in Doug's work, and even Doug said so.

The wild west has come to Walkersville, Maryland!  We took a relaxing train ride last month on a rainy Saturday, only to...
10/13/2015

The wild west has come to Walkersville, Maryland! We took a relaxing train ride last month on a rainy Saturday, only to have it interrupted by the notorious James Younger Gang! The players were there for living history and a bit of looting and swaggering. The local sheriff showed up to rescue us after a brief gunfight! Really - too exciting!

The Gang joined us for portraits, using a cell phone, but even in an apprentice's hands, the players look great. The group takes donations as part of their visits, for local animal rescue groups. Thank you to "Outlaws and Peacemakers" members Mike, Roy, and Linda for helping to make our ride a blast!

We were pleased to share this charming young lady's Bat Mitzvah with her and her  family.  After a lovely service our en...
10/02/2015

We were pleased to share this charming young lady's Bat Mitzvah with her and her family. After a lovely service our energetic hostess had a ball at her Art Deco themed reception! Congratulations to our terrific client and her proud family!

Some of our musical friends invited us to the Flashband concert at Iota in Alrlington,VA this past Saturday. Flashband p...
08/21/2015

Some of our musical friends invited us to the Flashband concert at Iota in Alrlington,VA this past Saturday.
Flashband puts musicians together for one month to prep a set for a themed concert - in this case 70's music. Fun! Naturally we brought a camera!

Amazing, cutting edge jazz, new compositions and and nationally known guest artists made this evening a great one!  This...
08/11/2015

Amazing, cutting edge jazz, new compositions and and nationally known guest artists made this evening a great one!
This concert kicked off four days of music for Jeff, his students, and the teachers. Maryland Sumer Jazz is for adult students of jazz- watch for more images in the next few days!

Playful. Pensive. Joyful. Laughing. Wedding moments that really show off guests, family, brides and grooms. Photoshop ca...
07/18/2015

Playful. Pensive. Joyful. Laughing.
Wedding moments that really show off guests, family, brides and grooms. Photoshop can not do this! It takes artistry, patience, and awareness.
Candid Portraiture - A New Look at You - only from CJP.

Beautiful bride, handsome groom amd a joyful event to start thier life together.  We loved working with this wonderful c...
07/10/2015

Beautiful bride, handsome groom amd a joyful event to start thier life together. We loved working with this wonderful couple. They had a lovely outdoor wedding under a snowy white chuppah on a June evening at the iconic Omni Shoreham hotel in Washington DC.
Kudos to Kaitlin and Herb for outstanding event mangement. The evenning was seamless.
Scott and Dana helped us take some stunning and romantic images of them using the Shoreham's pictureresque hotel gardens as a backdrop.
Thank you Scott and Dana! Our best wishes to you both!

Michelle and her family celebrated her call to a Bat Mitzvah.  Showing off Michelle in all her sides was easy and fun, b...
06/10/2015

Michelle and her family celebrated her call to a Bat Mitzvah. Showing off Michelle in all her sides was easy and fun, because Charles gets along with kids so well. The images show just a taste of how lovely Michelle is a young scholar, a proud daughter and grandaughter, and a pretty and smiling young lady! And everyone in all three generations looks great!

Lovely Michelle had a great Bat Mitzvah reception!   Her family and friends made for a great evening.  That's her with M...
06/02/2015

Lovely Michelle had a great Bat Mitzvah reception! Her family and friends made for a great evening. That's her with Mom and Dad in the first two images. Congratulations Michelle!
We cannot wait to show off her temple portraits... check back - they are amazing!

04/08/2015

Wow! We have a new catering friend and -- "Catering by LT" - the Lebanese Taverna to all of us in the know. They let us sample the food and we tried everything! Man! can this group of talented people led by Shawna Bates COOK! Every single dish was just great!! - They create beautiful and healthy Lebanese and Middle Eastern dishes and can do Portuguese, African, and other dishes, too. These are pictures of the Market in Arlington. Behind that case where all the good eats come from is the Master Sampler plate maker. Be sure to see him when you visit. Thank you Shawna and Erica for your hospitality! We'll be back!

It was Mardi Gras at the Hyatt Fairs Lakes!  This is such a beautiful venue!  Many thanks to Lucy Warner and her fellow ...
03/15/2015

It was Mardi Gras at the Hyatt Fairs Lakes! This is such a beautiful venue! Many thanks to Lucy Warner and her fellow sales team associates at the Hyatt Fair Lakes for having us out to take pictures of their gorgeous hotel!

The most amazing Afro-Cuban jazz took place in Andie Musik in Baltimore last Friday.  The musicians came from all over t...
02/07/2015

The most amazing Afro-Cuban jazz took place in Andie Musik in Baltimore last Friday. The musicians came from all over the US, including New York and Canada. We were there - as the official photographers for our friend and saxophone genius Jeff Antonuik. (www.InDepthJazz.com)

How Do you Photograph A Child?
01/11/2015

How Do you Photograph A Child?

A twilight visit to the beautiful Kreeger Museum in Washington, DC.  The band features: our own Charles Jablow on keyboa...
01/08/2015

A twilight visit to the beautiful Kreeger Museum in Washington, DC. The band features: our own Charles Jablow on keyboard, Dan Hall on Bass and Anders Eliasson on drums. Jazz-tet had a cocktail party up and dancing in the second set. Thank you to Dan Hall and Jazz-tet (https://danhallmusic.wordpress.com/} and the Kreeger's Director Judy Greenberg for their invitation to hear some first rate jazz and take images of the museum.

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01/03/2015

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"Charles truly captured the love and of (my son"s) Bar Mitzvah. We can't wait to book him for our next Bar Mitzvah!"  Ja...
11/25/2014

"Charles truly captured the love and of (my son"s) Bar Mitzvah. We can't wait to book him for our next Bar Mitzvah!" Janice (last name withheld), Ashburn, VA

We went out to photograph one of our favorite bands (and friends). ETX.  They sound as good as they look!  Kellie kept t...
11/11/2014

We went out to photograph one of our favorite bands (and friends). ETX. They sound as good as they look! Kellie kept taking the camera from Charles - with great results!

Everyone else has fun drinking and dancing! We have fun creating great images for our friends!

Fall Family Fun - at home and in the changing trees!  Complete with farm animals: chickens & goats + the family dog
11/05/2014

Fall Family Fun - at home and in the changing trees! Complete with farm animals: chickens & goats + the family dog

A beautiful day in early fall was stunning for Mike & Ashley as they started their life together. BUT.-there is more her...
11/01/2014

A beautiful day in early fall was stunning for Mike & Ashley as they started their life together.

BUT.-there is more here than meets the eye! Learn what happens when pros pick pros to shoot weddings. Let me take you behind the scenes...

I got a call from a colleague last week. She said, “Charles, I need you to shoot primary on this wedding. "My husband has two other events this weekend. Can you help?” I happened to be available, so we met on Saturday and took images of her charming clients all afternoon. In breaks throughout the day, my friend commented how great it was to have a really supportive pro on this shoot with her.

Throughout the event, my friend commented that it was to have a supportive pro to work with her.We were getting some good images, which we should be, of course! She recalled series of real disappointments where the contracted photographer would shoot a few quick images of prime moments and walk away to eat, chat with a guest or grab a smoke! “**You know," she said, "they post great stuff on their sites. They seem like such nice people and so willing to help- yet this is how they treat us!”
And there it is – even the pros choose help based on personality!

She lamented further, "Worse yet, they are lazy. I am working hard all day long and they don’t care. They just want the check. They do not have to explain to the client why some weak images of their cake cutting are all we got.”

With most photographers there is no guarantee and no refund if you don’t love your pictures!

Later, she continued, “They don’t care about the client. They show up late or not at all ! Once, I got complaints during an event about rudeness! And their pictures weren’t that good.”

There are no do-overs in wedding photography.

Moral of the story: Just because a photographer is friendly and has some nice samples doesn’t mean your pictures will be great.

In case you were wondering - All the images here are images I took at the wedding in this story.

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Metro bus 28T & X and West Falls Church Metro Station

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Our Pledge To Clients When you invest in photograpic art with us, we promise to: Put your interests first at all times in order to delight you and your family. Create a great experience for you whenever you interact with us. Provide products of lasting value and quality that are consistently better than those of our competitors. Invest in the best equipment; use the best possible processes and suppliers. Adhere to the highest standards of ethical behavior and professional responsibility. Strive to be the highest-value provider of photographic services by offering outstanding performance and customer service. Communicate candidly with you, in keeping with our "plain talk" philosophy. Maintain highly effective controls to protect the quality of your final images and products. Keep confidential information confidential and protected. Employ a talented, diligent, and concerned staff to ensure your money is well spent. Adapt, evolve, and continuously improve, to provide excellence in all that we do. Please feel free to call or visit with any questions you have! Come see our beautiful studio in Tysons Corner!

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