ShutterStock video contest finalist!

Michael Pettigrew is a finalist in Shutterstock's creative grant program Shutterstock Stories: Profiles in Creativity. To see all 26 finalists and to vote for your favorite, visit The winning entry will receive a $25,000 artistic grant.


This spider scene above is based on a real event that happened to me. I was photographing a huge black widow  and I thought that it would nicer if it was isolated on a white background. Well, a gust of wind came by and blew the whole thing on me.

It was very easy to perform an historical reenactment on this event.



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Photography for all occasions in Northern Virginia

Hello Friends and New Visitors!

I’m excited to be sharing some favorites from my photography portfolio with you. Feel free to share your comments!

It’s my pleasure to offer photography services for all occasions including, formal and casual portraits, weddings, graduation celebrations and other special events, commercial (advertisement etc.), families, pets and general occasions - and my extensive collection of stock photos.

My work is ongoing and frequent photo sessions keep this site ever-changing - so come back often! Also, if you are interested in receiving automatic updated blog entries you can use the RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feature - just click on Subscribe RSS at the bottom of any page and follow the instructions.

Thanks for visiting my online portfolio! I look forward to reading and responding to your posts!

All my best,

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