About Me

Welcome to Sally Wood Photography!  I hope you enjoy viewing these photographs as much as I did taking them!

My motto is,  “ You don’t take a photograph. You ask, quietly, to borrow it.”  ~ Author Unknown

  I have lived, worked and raised my family here in Northern Virginia for the past 22 years.  I hail orginally from the midwest, Minnesota, but thanks to the military have traveled throughout the United States and Europe.

My journey with photography began when my sons were growing up playing sports.  I soon became very adept at anticipating the next play in baseball, and catching the swim stroke at just the right moment.   Years went by and I upgraded my Nikon cameras and lenses,  and learned photo editing techniques.   I enjoy nature photography as well as natural light portaiture in addition to anything sports related.

Business wise, I specialize in children, families, and wedding/engagement photography.

I am member of PPA, Professional Photographers of America, and am a charter founder and Gold Member of the Northern Virginia Professional Photographer’s Association, the only professional and pro-path association in eastern Prince William County.  Please visit us at www.nvppa.com.

I would be happy to discuss your photography needs and desires with you.   Please call me at 703-927-7562 or email at sallywoodphotography@comcast.net.

In addition to my blog you can view more of my work at Nature Photographers Network


Thank you for visiting my site, and please enjoy your day!


“Amateurs worry about equipment, professionals worry about money, masters worry about light, I just take pictures…”- Vernon Trent

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43 comments on “About Me”

  1. Thank you for the follow.OAK wishes to shout out loud..YOU ARE OAK’s 150th follower.

  2. you have beautiful photography, i’m enjoying my visits.. : )

  3. Thanks for visiting and the lovely comment 🙂 You have a lovely site here yourself, great shots. Looking forward to seeing more.

  4. Hi, thanks for following “In My View”. You have a great site here and I look forward to seeing more of your work. — Rob

    • Hello R C Norman!! I see you don’t live too far from me! I live in the Woodbridge area! So glad you found my blog! Looking forward to seeing your work, and learning from each other!

  5. You have very nice pictures.

  6. Thanks for following, you’ve got a great blog here!

  7. Sometimes I use the WordPress Reader with a random topic just to find interesting things. Your “Mother and Child” picture grabbed me. Very well done. I think the topic I punched up was “family” — in case you were wondering. You have a good eye for snapping pictures.

  8. Thanks for visiting and following my blog. I am not a great photographer, but I’m working on it! I admire your photography and your tenacity to improve your skills.

    • HI JoAnn, I will enjoy seeing your posts and your images… it is a work in progress, and at this time I year I reflect back to where I was a year ago with my photography, and am excited to see how I have improved… never feel like I am improving fast enough, but like you said tenacity goes a long way… lol!

  9. I am new to this environment and have been wandering looking at what other people have posted. It is a bit daunting and intimidating to share and express yourself to the masses. Your Cardinal picture reminded me that its just people and stop sweating it. Looking forward to more of your pictures! Thank you for following!

    • Hello there, exactly, we all have started somewhere, and I must say I am not much of a “blogger” , but do enjoy sharing my photos! I have found that a consistent pattern of posting really helps build traffic, etc.. it is fun, and at this time of the year I always like to look back a year ago, and see how I have progressed! Happy Blogging!! Sally

  10. Hi Sally! Thanks for being my No. 1 commenter for 2012! Keep up the great photography.

  11. Hey, I saw that!! That was pretty cool! Bona fide comments, each and every one! Well deserved… Looking forward to more in 2013! Happy New Year!

  12. Hi Sally,
    Just stopping by to say that I really enjoy your blog and have nominated you for the Very Inspirational/Lovely Blogger Award! If you would like to accept, please visit The Inbox Jaunt for more information. If you do not wish to accept the award, please know that your blog has inspired me!

  13. Hi Sally,
    Thanks for starting to follow my photography blog. I’m truly honoured that a professional photographer is interested in my amateur pictures. 🙂
    Best regards from southern Texas,

    • Oh well,, we are all learning everyday right? I am sure I will learn from you! Your blog is showing up in German to me.. is that correct?

      • Hi Sally,
        You’re right, my blog “Pit’s Bilderbuch” is mainly in German: sorry. As I wrote on the “about page”:
        “For my English-speaking readers: I apologize for almost always writing in German. If you need help in translating, the “Fox Lingo” Add-on for Mozilla’s Firefox or the translating function of Google might prove somewhat helpful even if my style of writing, with parentheses within parentheses doesn’t lend itself well to automatic translation. Sometimes though, I regret to say, you’ll only get gibberish using any automatic translation. If you need help and would want something translated, just contact me.”
        I hope you’ll enjoy following that blog all the same. And don’t hesitate to ask me in case there are questions.
        Take care,

      • Well, I did study German in college,, so we’ll see how I do!!!

  14. Just a quick note to thank you for stopping by my blog and for the follow. I hope what inspires my lens and thoughts will give you a smile and chuckle every now and then. Thanks again for the follow.

  15. Sally thank you so much for following my blog! You sound like an incredible person and I’m shocked you’ve visited my site! HAHA! I’m sure I don’t need to say, but you’re photographs are amazing. Thank you again and I can’t wait to see more of you’re posts as well 🙂

  16. Hi Sally,Your blog is amazing! thank you for stopping by mine. I will spare my time to see you other posts. Best wishes

  17. Thank you for following my blog and liking my posts. You have a wonderful blog in here and great photos too.

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