Phil Fabrizio

Phil Fabrizio is an award-winning event, news and sports photographer in the Washington D.C. Metro area. He lives in North Potomac and has operated Sugarloaf Photography since 1985. He is a member of the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce and serves on the board of the Glen Echo Partnership for Arts and Culture, Inc in Glen Echo. Stop by Phil’s PhotoLoaf site or follow him on Twitter @Photoloaf.

I began my blog site, Photo LOAF, in August 2011 to write about a photographer’s approach to documenting life as a slice of time. Photo assignments are usually specific place in time events. Photos of High School sporting events are captured “of the moment” and not modified and filed directly from my camera on the sidelines to MCM for them to retweet. The blogs with supporting photos reflect the event are subsequently posted. On occasions I spin off to cover other local DMV events or to add some stream of consciousness on the DMV’s sporting world events.

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Three Football Players, One Common Passion and Cheese?

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What do Brian Mitchell, Andrew Luck and former Damascus high school standout Jake Funk have in common?  Why, it’s their love for the game called football. In late August, I had the opportunity on the same day to sit with Brian Mitchell and Jake Funk.  I met the former Redskin football favorite at his office […]

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Spirit Prevail in Front of Packed House at Audi Field

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Billed as the home opener at Audi Field in Washington DC, the Washington Spirit prevailed over the Orlando Pride 2-1.  Soccer fans from all around the DMV packed Audi Field on a warm Saturday evening to cheer on the local team.  By my estimate, the stadium was filled to near capacity of 20,000. Girl soccer […]

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Ode to the Belward Farm Black Gum Tree

Black Gum / Tupelo Tree on Belward Farm in Gaithersburg, MD on Earth Day, April 22, 2013

I was recently asked to find an old photo.  Specifically, it was of “that tree” that stands on the former Belward Farm on the outskirts of Gaithersburg.  It’s a black gum tree. Back on Earth Day, April 22, 2013, I along with Sonya Burke met on the banks of the barbed wire Belward farmland adjacent […]

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71st Annual MoCo AgFair - A Blue Ribbon Affair

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It is the 71st annual Agricultural Fair in Montgomery County. Gaithersburg is home to this latest version of the Maryland country side meeting it’s urban cousin.  Pig races, fashion shows, the Queen and her court, dogs jumping and carousel rides converge for nine hot summer days within earshot of 1-270.  The crowds come for the […]

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University of Maryland Football Aims to Maximize It

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First-year Head Coach Mike Locksley opened up the 2019 University of Maryland football season Friday at a day-long press event. It is an effort to Maximize It – a catchphrase for the new season. In a fresh twist to past experience, the entire practice dates and schedules with planned post-practice interviews have been released.  Fifteen […]

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Smithsonian's Apollo 11 Celebration 50 Years in the Making

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The Smithsonian Institution knows how to throw a celebration.  Use an iconic image of America, the Washington Monument, then turn it into a projection screen for their 17-minute video montage of world history and the Apollo 11 Moon mission. Borrowing from the high technology of key sponsors, the Smithsonian edited video catalogs of NASA and […]

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Kings for a Day: MCSL Week 6 is a Family Affair

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The other half of the Montgomery County Swim League (MCSL) teams who traveled away last week had their last home meet Saturday, July 13.  I was on hand for the B Division meet between the Stonebridge Sharks and the Kentlands Kingfish.  I know the routine here having covered the Kentlands for the Town Courier newspaper […]

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County Swim League Heats Up as Season's End Nears

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The Montgomery County Swim League (MCSL) is in its fifth week of competition across the county.  Teams and individuals are running out of time and events to make a move upward in standings or make that cherished All-Star time.  For some MCSL  swimmers, this 4th of July holiday weekend and next can be a bittersweet […]

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MoCo Celebrates Fourth of July: Moments Caught in Photos

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From the agricultural reserve to the most diverse cities in the country,  local communities, families, friends and visitors came together to celebrate the Fourth of July in Montgomery County. Enjoy the best of Montgomery County on the Fourth of July. All images copyrighted 2019 © Phil Fabrizio | PhotoLoaf for MCM

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Washington Spirit's Joanna Lohman Honored at Saturday's Match

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It was a draw between the Houston Dash and the hometown Washington Spirit Saturday night at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Boyds.  The Spirit remained undefeated.  The show was really about Joanna Lohman.  Lohman  played 16 years of professional women’s soccer.  Saturday’s game was the Spirit’s inaugural Pride match and her #Forever15 retirement game. The Maryland […]

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