Archive for July, 2007

The Marshall Family

My second outing today was to visit the Marshall family.  They just welcomed Olivia to their family and wanted to get some photos as a four-some.  What a good looking group:




























And I don’t know what is with all of these moms who just had babies not looking like they did.  My youngest is 7 and I’m still trying to lose that weight!  🙂


Here is Miss Olivia in her dresser drawer.  Big brother, Andrew, wasn’t sure what to make of that:





















Daddy goofs with Andrew while I grab some shots of Olivia alone:




















What a good big brother!





























And here is Mommy with her girl:

























Thanks so much for having me out!  And thanks to Tracey (who I don’t even know if I’ve met) who passed my name along.  I owe you one!  🙂



Miss Avery

Cousin to Miss Eleanor from a couple weeks ago, I got to visit 3 week old Avery today.  She is such a little peanut, but her cry packs a punch! When she is hungry, there is no denying her.  We did manage to get some sweet stuff…

This one is a fave for me because it could be a picture of my oldest, Trent.  He was a thumbsucker, and his habit was to rub his ear with the hand he wasn’t sucking on.  He could turn his earlobe inside of itself so it would stick inside!  He can still do it if you ask him…


















Avery was also fascinated by her arms and hands.  It was clearly a new discovery…she kept raising them over her head and staring at them.  Isn’t it amazing to watch babies discovering new things?






















And here is a sweet smile…




















Thanks, Bridgette, for having me out today.  Especially on your first day alone with her!  You are one brave mama!  It was great getting to know you.  And thanks to Patti Bayly for the hook up!  🙂

Friday Night on Green Street

After my shoot on the Shore Friday, I took the kids to visit our friends the Lancasters.  Since they moved to Centreville, we don’t see them as much as we used to…I mean, did you know you need a passport to get there?  😉 

Kent & Kik had steamed some yummy crabs, so we hung out at Sean & Dawn’s drinking margaritas and picking crabs.    Sean was the mix-master, and Kent was doing some claw-magic on the crabs making me piles of meat.  I was completely spoiled all night…it was pretty great!  Thank you guys for eveything…I had a blast!

It started getting chilly, so the boys built a fire and we busted out the marshmallows.  What better way to round out a great day?  Here is a shot of Cam and his friend Zach roasting marshmallows:
























And here are Graham & Turner together…in costume…as usual:






















You see the big boys in the background zoning on the Xbox…fun for all!

Again, thanks to all who contributed to my spoilage.  And Kent even made pancakes & bacon for breakfast the next morning.  I think I may get myself a EZpass and do that more often…


Brooks’ Birthday!

I met the Macey family Friday at their beautiful Eastern Shore home right on the water. It was late afternoon light…my favorite!  Here is the birthday boy and his celebratory cupcake (well, what’s left of it…):
























Brooks and his big bro Cody strolling on the beach:





























And here is Mom & Dad goofing with Brooks:



















Thank you guys so much for having me, and for being so kind to let my kids come, and for being so hospitable to all of us.  You were a pleasure to work with!  Next time, I’m bringing my bathing suit and staying for the yummy-smelling dinner!  😉  And a quick shout-out to Cara Colon for the hook-up…thank you!!

A Few Fotos of the Few’s

This past Friday (I know,  I know…I’m behind) I went to visit the Few family.  Lauren & David are expecting thier second child, and called me to get some belly shots of them and their son, Grayson.  I shot David’s brother’s wedding last summer, so I was so glad they thought of me for thier photos, too!  Lauren wears pregnancy so well…she has one of those perfect basketball bellies which is a joy to shoot.  Now, 2 year old Grayson had other plans…30 minutes into the shoot, I was unsure if I was going to get even one photo the family would like.  But then, Daddy said something about a dancing bird, and Grayson started cracking up, and I started shooting like CRAZY!  I ended up shooting over 350 frames (lots of mistakes in there, but nonetheless) and we ended up with some really good stuff.

Here they are:
























And he wasn’t too interested in the belly, but I got a couple of him peeking at it:





























And here is Mommy and Daddy, who were pretty good at working the camera:





























I can’t wait to get my camera on that baby!  🙂

I Ain’t Missing You

It was another fun night at Ram’s Head Annapolis for us  last night (we should buy stock in them, really) for the John Waite show.  You remember the bad mullet when he was in Bad English singing “When I See You Smile” and of course the 80’s classic “I Ain’t Missing You”.  We Waited (excuse the pun) 🙂 around to get a photo, but he was whisked past the crowd out into the foyer where he stood behind a table signing CDs.  Not much of a photo-op guy, I guess.  Oh well…the show was good…it was pretty packed. 

Here is a clip from ‘Ain’t Missing You’ shot sideways because I’m a dork (if anyone knows how to fix this…enlighten me):

More and more Morses!

Yesterday I visited the Morse family.  Amy is one of those people who I’ll be forever grateful to for spreading the word about my photography.  I have quite a following in Catonsville & Ellicott City thanks to her, and hear that this blog is often a topic of conversation at playgroup.  So…Holla girls! 🙂

Amy’s kids are pretty used to me and my camera, so our shoots usually move pretty quick.  Mom knows what she wants, and we dive right in.  I think it took us less than 30 minutes yesterday…they are pros!  Here’s the whole gang:




















Trevor starts Kindergarten in the fall…hard to believe!  Look how grown up and handsome:





























And Miss Meredith as pretty as ever is mini-mommy to Nolan…too cute:




























And here is Nolan who is celebrating his first birthday and taking his first steps:
























And by Christmas, there will be a fourth Morse!  I think Scott and Amy just want to make sure I never run out of beautiful blonde-haired, blue-eyed kids to take pictures of.  Thanks for expanding my client base, yet again!  😉