Archive for May, 2007

On the Down-Lowe

I got to shoot the Lowe girls today…trying to get a shot for Daddy for Fathers Day, so shhhhh!  Jen even let me take a couple headshots of her for her site (and her blog is up…you may see more of these shots there!).  We had so much fun in the stream and climbing on the rocks…all in pretty blue dresses and new sandals! 

Mommy & the girls….























Alayna getting brave on her own…
























Jen’s girls are used to a camera being shoved in thier face all the time (like my kids) so sometimes it can be hard to catch a true smile. But I think I grabbed some good giggles from them both.  Here is Analisa:
















And Alayna:


















And then I gave Mommy the boot and managed to get two giggling at once:






















Always a blast hanging out with you guys.  Even when its 100 degrees!  😉

My Headshots

Last Friday, Jessica Curtis (at Christie’s in Glen Burnie) cut my hair, and Jodie Hawk (yes, the infamous Lancome genius from Neiman Marcus) did my make-up.  I met up with Jen Lowe for a quick photo session in hopes of getting a new head-shot for my website, and here are the results.  (These photos prove it takes a village…thanks, everyone!)


































Waiting for Lily

I was able to catch up with Andi & Mike Chamberlain yesterday morning (at 8am…gasp choke) before they headed home to New York.  I shot their wedding last August, and here they are having their first baby!  (Not exactly a honeymoon baby, but pretty close!)  Andi is a loyal blog-stalker of mine (thank you!!) and knew she wanted to have belly photos done.  So, in an effort to cram a month’s worth of activities into one weekend, we got these yesterday:

I can’t decide if Andi was more beautiful as a bride or a mommy…























Mommy & Daddy together:























And have you seen anything cuter than these pint-sized Crocs??! 




















Best wishes for a smooth delivery!  Can’t wait to get my camera on Lily!

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We enjoyed yet another concert at Ram’s Head Annapolis today.  We saw the Beatle’s tribute band, 1964, and they were super!  What a fun time…listening to 90 minutes of all those songs you know by heart played by a band that could be the Beatles if you closed your eyes. They will be featured on CBS’ Morning Show on Monday, June 4th at 8:50am…check them out!

They invited us to call someone and share the music with them while they sang “In My Life”, but everyone we know is out of town, so I took a little video with my camera instead. (Remember…I am a photogapher, not a videographer.  Please excuse the shaky hand…) 


Ann-Marie & Adam’s Wedding

I must say…what a FANTASTIC day we had yesterday!  Ann-Marie was gorgeous with her long, dark hair, and Adam was was hot (figuratively and literally) in his tux.  And they were every bit as fun and adventurous yesterday as they were the day of their engagement shoot!  Here are a few peeks into their wedding day:

My beautiful, laughing bride:























Can you believe she went down the zip line in her dress??!  She was so much fun!
























Here is the handsome groom:
























Their flower girl, Piper, was playing peek-a-boo games with me during the ceremony:



















One of Annie’s bridesmaids couldn’t make the wedding due to being pregnant & bedridden, so they sat a phone on the table behind the pastor during the ceremony so she could hear, and then sent her photos afterwards…



















Here they are…husband & wife:



















Thank you SO much for choosing me to share in your big day. You guys were awesome!!  Can’t wait to “Trash the Dress”!

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Double Trouble

Sorry this is a day late…had some internet problems last night…

I spent the morning with Austin & Mackenzie yesterday.  They belong to Cassie, my dear friend and second shooter when I do weddings.  The twins are growing so quickly and are talking so well!  We went to McDonalds for indigestion, I mean lunch 😉 and they were so fun to watch.  Here are a few of my favorite shots…still trying to get to 10,000, but not even close…






































































A Not-So-Sick Day

Trent came home from school early yesterday with a fever and sore throat.  He slept the whole day away on the couch, and by the time we put him to bed last night, his lips were a shade of red Lancome couldn’t have done better.  So we agreed I would take him to the doctor this morning, so we didn’t even wake him up for school.  Well, by 10am, he was back to himself…no fever, no nothing.  So we decided to make the most of the beautiful day, and headed to Main Street Ellicott City for a photo shoot.  Here are some of Trent: 





































































We had spotted this dog across the street from where we were (and we spotted him from over a car, to give you an idea of just how tall he was…) and then we turned around and he was right behind us.  He was larger than life!  His name is Gunter (be sure to say the ‘u’ like ‘oo’) and he was about the biggest bundle of sweetness (and drool) that I’ve ever seen.  His owner was kind enough to let us take some photos with him: 
























Here they are paw to paw:




















Mr. Gunter alone…(note the drool 😉 )




















Then, on the other side of the dog spectrum, we ran into this little guy down the block:





















Then we stopped into “All Time Toys” and Trent went into sensory overload.  He has been watching old Star Treks on TVLand in the morning before school, so naturally he went right for Mr. Spock:



















He did get a talking Archer to take home and a few goodies for Graham, too…




















I wanted to get a nice shot by this bridge, but someone was a little grossed out by all the spiderwebs…



















He took complete credit for G’s gifts…























Then we decided to head to the library, and I got some good shots of Graham.  The black & white is my fave:








































And then he pulled my favorite childhood book, but once he heard that, he put it right back…












One of the seminars I went to in Chicago said it was important to take photos constantly…at least 10,000 images a week.  Not quite that many, but thanks for looking…  🙂

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