Kim & Jason TTD

Well, since Facebook has taken over and the blog has been neglected, I think I am down to like 8 readers.  And since Kim and Jason are two of those frustrated, neglected souls, the least I can do is post photos of them from their Trash the Dress session yesterday.  It was Africa hot yesterday, but we got some gret stuff and had some good laughs getting it.

One of the first shots of the afternoon:

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We stopped at Rita’s for some cool refreshment and caught the attention of management, who came outside to take their own photos to send to corporate.  We each walked away with smiles and free Rita’s in hand.  THANK YOU to the girls at the Odenton Rita’s!!

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Then we stopped at an unnamed rival school that boasts a pretty sweet field and took some fun pics:

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And just in case we forget which anniversary we are celebrating:

 

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Then it was off to Ben Oaks, where Kim & Jason had their first kiss.  DSC_0504

 

Then Kim really wanted a water shot, but she was a little afraid of crabs.  Here’s what happens when she suspects a crab is underfoot:

 

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And I got this great shot of just Kim at the beginning of the night:

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I had a great time, you two.  Love you both!

Dr. Aidan in the house

Yesterday I got to visit with Aidan and Caleb, who I haven’t seen since shortly after Caleb was born.  He is now 3 months old, and quite a chubby bubby!  Mom wanted to get some shots for Daddy’s office, so here is Caleb being a great sport while he is given a thorough once-over by Dr. Aidan:

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I also love this shot:

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And I got a few of just Caleb to mark his 3 month milestone:

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And these last two are just irresistable…he is so expressive!

 

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This one makes  me giggle…

 

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Want to taste photoshop?

One big question at my workshop was how do you edit and enhance your photos.  Well, I use Photoshop CS3.  But I started out using Elements (which is a mini version) and I think it is packed with all kinds of good stuff for you fotoholics.

For those of you wanting to learn Photoshop, this is a great place to start!  And from 6/15 – 7/5, Costco is offering Elements for $30 off…so only $49.99!  That is a steal!  Pick up a dummy guide to go with it, and you will learn all kinds of new tricks for making fab images!

 

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Cody & Kristen’s E-Session

After what felt like a month of rain, mud, and bad hair, the sun came out and smiled on me as I wandered around Eastport with Cody and Kristen to celebrate their engagement.  The wedding is in August, and I just can’t wait!  (I know, I know…I keep saying I’m not doing weddings anymore, but there are some families that are just SO great to work with, and I learned that these guys are one of them after sister, Melanie’s, wedding…refresh your memory here…)

Anyhoo…we started at Carol’s Creek Cafe where Cody proposed.  We worked our way around the streets and waterfront and just soaked in the beautiful day. 

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We decided early on that we did not want to be charged with trespassing, so when we gently used people’s yards and such, we did it quickly and quietly. This gate, for instance, was kind enough not to creek open…

 

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Kristen is going to be a stunning bride…

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Make a wish…

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Sooo romantic…

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And we got this one on the pier by The Chart House.  Look at that sky…how long have we waited to see that?!

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Cody & Kristen – you guys were so much fun!  Can’t wait til the wedding!

The Rafter’s

It was the big annual Easter Egg hunt at Melissa & Andy’s yesterday, and the Rafters were out in full Easter cuteness.  It was pretty windy yesterday, so we used the red wall in their sunroon for a lot of the pics (which I think looks great!) Here is the Oak Family:

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David’s family:

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Sarah’s family (who we managed to get outside in between bursts of wind, which Sadie thought were hilarious):

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Becky’s boys:

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Well, that is a little snippet of everyone…Thank you guys so much for having me out!  It was great seeing everyone again!

Ziggy…where are you??!

I made some more new friends yesterday…meet Jessica & Dan who are expecting their first child in the next couple weeks.  They want the sex of the baby to be a surprise, so for now, the affectionatley refer to him/her as ‘Ziggy’.  Adorable…

Here’s a great shot of the happy couple & baby bump:

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Jessica’s mom made this needlepoint for her when she was a baby, and now they have it hanging in Ziggy’s room.  They have a little parlor game they are playing…wanna join?  Can you tell me what the ‘N’ stands for?? (Just hit comment and leave your guesses!)

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Look at Jessica…is she going to be the best mom ever or what? 

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Okay, okay…so we got a little silly at the end with the cigar and pickle martini.  And the Safe Baby Handling Book was TOO funny!

I love the snuggle in this next one…

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Thank you guys so much for having me out!  Can’t wait to meet Ziggy!  😉

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More new friends today!  John & Marjorie are expecting their first child in the next couple weeks, so we met today to capture this very special time in their lives.  I’m going to start with my favorite…these two are bound to make a good looking baby, don’t you think?

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Wait…maybe this was my favorite:

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Hmmm…maybe it was this one…

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Does Marjorie make ‘pregnant’ look good or what?!

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I can’t wait to meet Connor!  🙂