Sunday, April 2, 2017 | 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm

My purpose of this session is to advertise my photography business to friends and family that don't quite know that I am now a photographer.  This session will be short and limited.  I expect to photograph each participating individual in under 5 minutes.

I have chosen moved the location to Leesylvania State Park  and the fee  to get in is $7 per vehicle.   Leesylvania is nestled along the tidal shores of the historic Potomac River. Native Americans lived on this land for thousands of years. Capt. John Smith visited the area in 1608 on his voyage of discovery. It's also the ancestral home of Virginia's legendary Lee and Fairfax families. Listed on the National Register of Historic Landmarks, Leesylvania offers many land and water activities, including hiking, picnicking, fishing and boating. A universally accessible fishing pier, playground, boat launch, boat storage area, snack bar and store, visitor center and gift shop are available. A 20-station fitness trail and canoe and kayak rentals also are available..  I suggest you bring a change of clothes and food and drinks to feed yourselves.  Of course a blanket to set and relax is a plus.

You will receive rights to one (1) photo of your choice to post on any of your social media sites.  You will get all printing rights for the same photo. Each participant will be required to sign a model release form.

I look forward to meeting all of you.  I ask that you please send me a message that you will be attending.  E-mail me at or by text to (202)413-6758.

Thank you,


Jose Mateo Rios

PS Each participant will be automatically entered to win a 1-hr full photography session.