Apr 27, 2016

AWDF 2016 Championship

I am new to the schutzhund community. I have been involved in a local training club for about one year while waiting for my Belgian Malinois Dream dog's birth.  Attending the 2016 AWDF Championship won by Ivan Ballbalonov was very exciting and I look forward to attending competitions in the future.  I am   big IPO enthusiast and I am opening this gallery for the enjoyment of all participants. I would greatly appreciate it if you kindly give me some feedback. If you like any of the images you see, please share on your social media. More sub galleries will be added shortly. If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact me at: beatawhitehead@gmail.com 

Apr 23, 2016


 Langley AFB, Hampton VA

Today at the Langley Air Force Base Air Show I was able to see some great planes both vintage and current. It was a perfect day until the rains came in just before the Thunderbirds were about to start their flights. The Golden Knights looked great and Shockwave excited the crowd. Here are a few shots before the rain stopped the Air Power 2016 event on Saturday. I hope Sunday goes without rain.

Mar 24, 2016

Google Review for Beata Whitehead - Hampton Roads Wedding Photographer

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I hired Art B Photography for my daughter's wedding on January 23, 2016. I could not have asked for a more perfect photographer! Despite the major winter storm that day, Beata went above and beyond for us and the pictures came out just breathtaking! Many family and friends commented that the wedding pictures are some of the best they had ever seen. She was in the right place to capture very sweet and tender moments of the entire day not to mention the pictures of my daughter are just more than I could have imagined. She will be my family photographer for years to come!! She is an exquisite nature photographer as well!! There are no words to describe what she can and has captured in nature!

Oct 2, 2015


 I have had a bucket list thirst in great need of quenching, lately.  My vacations and spare time recently have been focused on getting me outdoors in search of wildlife and beautiful landscapes.  One such vacation is my recent trip to Alaska. 
This is a trip my husband and I have talked about almost since we met.  The agenda included a flight to Fairbanks, two days in Denali National Park, a scenic train ride to Anchorage and Seward where we cruised south for 7 days.
Denali National Park
At 6:45 we boarded a  green shuttle bus in Denali for a 12 hour park bus tour to Wonder Lake.  The bus tour is a single road that took us deep into the park.  For the first 13 miles the road is paved and wide, the next 70 are unpaved with only enough room for a single vehicle.  The drivers have cut-aways on the side to allow one bus to stop and the other to pass.

The landscapes were breathtaking.  Autumn starts early in Northern Alaska.  We arrived September 9th and the foliage was in peak colors in Denali.  Yellows, reds, mixed with evergreens, snow and natural colored rocks made every view a feast for our eyes.   We were surrounded by mountains on all sides and of course, the biggest mountain in North America is Denali-previously known as Mount McKinley.  It rises over 20,000 feet. We were told that few travelers get to see Denali in full view; it is almost always shrouded in clouds.  We were fortunate that we saw it on both days in all its glory.

 The wildlife started to show itself before we left the paved road.  We saw brown bears, caribou, dahl sheep, and moose .  We did not see any bald eagles in Denali. The bald eagles which often feed on salmon, are rarely seen on the north side of Denali Park.

The moose were everywhere.  It happened to be rutting season and we saw road signs warning about the dangers of approaching too close.  It was not uncommon to see a mother and her yearling or several females together.  When we were able to investigate closer we often found a bull nearby. 

The moose breed in September and early October.  During the rut the bulls can be aggressive and dangerous. They grow enormous antlers in Spring and shed them after breeding season in early Winter.  They use these heavy antlers for sparring in hopes of winning the females.  There are approximately 1800 moose on the north side of the Denali National Park and Preserve. 

Aug 9, 2015

The Wedding of Rita and Robby, August 01, 2015

It was such a pleasure to photograph the wedding of Rita and Robert on August 1st, 2015

Feb 25, 2015

How to capture snow falling in picture

Photographing Falling Snow

To photograph falling snow you'll need at least 1/120 of a second to capture snow falling as a single flake not a blurred streak.  1/250 will be ideal.  Aperture - the larger your depth of field, the more snowflakes you will see.