Lenzy Ruffin Photography

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Lenzy Ruffin is a corporate event and lifestyle photographer in Washington, DC. 

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The Small Business Development Center and the Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce teamed up to host a holiday market on Howard University's campus. Here are some images from the event:

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Notice the glove...

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...and the matching scarf...

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...and the busy knitting bee who made the gloves and the scarf hiding behind the soap. More on her later.

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Gonna caption this for all the fellas who have no idea what this is. This is called a bath bomb. I'd never heard of a bath bomb before this lady introduced me to the term. I had to get further explanation because, to me, a bath bomb sounded like something you'd use during an intervention on someone having some hygiene challenges. I was wrong. Apparently, a bath bomb is something you do to yourself. Okay then. Keepin' it moving...

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Here we go with the bath bombs again. Who knew?

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Support your local small businesses. All day, every day, not just on Small Business Saturday.

There are artisans all around you that provide superior products and services and a personalized experience that you can't get from Big Business. Make a commitment to do as much of your holiday shopping as you can with small businesses. If you don't know where to find them, ask me. Tell me what you're looking for and I'll be happy to put you in touch with someone who can provide that service. Men, you want a custom suit? I know a guy. Ladies, you want custom clothes, purses, and accessories? I know more than one great seamstress. You need art for your home or as gifts? I know some seriously talented artists across multiple disciplines (painting, ceramics, photography...not talking about me), etc. 

You need professional services for your business? I know branding and marketing specialists, sales coaches, web designers...you name it. 

I can put you in touch with caterers and personal chefs for your special events. Having a corporate event and want to live stream it? I know a lady who does exactly that.

Let's close out 2017 and roll into 2018 by establishing relationships with small businesses not to do them a favor, but because they deliver a superior value proposition. You work hard for your money. You should spend it where you'll get the most return on your investment. Nobody works harder to make you happy than a small business owner. We need you to have a great experience so you'll tell a friend and we work hard to get that referral. All we ask for is a chance to submit a quote. 


It's never too late to get great family photos!

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I shoot an alternative to the traditional, studio family portraits called Family Photojournalism. Family photojournalism is about documenting your family in a way that is true to life. There's no better place to do that than in your home or at some other place familiar to the family where everyone is relaxed and being themselves.  

Just think of it like having a fly on the wall with a camera. We'll do some traditional portraits in the first few minutes and the remainder of the session is about capturing candid family interaction.

Very little planning is required for this style of family photography. Everybody doesn't need to be dressed the same. You don't have to coordinate schedules and haul everyone to a studio. The only thing that's really required is your family engaged in some common activity...whatever stuff you guys normally do is fine. 

** Through December 31st, 10% of your session fee goes to the PTA of your choice **

Click here to get more info about a Family Photojournalism session or use the contact form below.