Archive for October, 2007

Vicki’s Baby Belly

She seriously looks like she swallowed a beach ball!  She only has like three weeks left, and she looks terrific!  Don’t hate her becasue she’s beautiful…
























Vicki is super close to her nephew, Isaac, so he joined us in a few pics.  Here he is solo:



























I think we all know how I feel about tootsies:
























And here are Mommy & Daddy together:
























It was so great to meet you guys!  I can’t wait to get my camera on Duncan!  And thanks to Kim Baicar for the hook-up.  🙂

Ella & Parren

These two sweet girlies were so adorable…Ella with her freckles and braids, and Parren all tiny and sweet.  Parren decided not long after I arrived that she needed a snack so I took Ella outside and she hammed it up for me.  Check it out:























And look at the smile on Parren once her belly was full:























Ella is such a great big sister.  When Parren was crying, she’d say things like, “Whats wrong, punkin?”  So cute!























And then we got some of Parren and her big bright eyes…she was super-alert!
























Thank you guys for having me…it was great to meet you!  And thanks to grammy Lyn for giving me as a gift (maybe I should start tying a bow around myself when I arrive for the gift session…)!  🙂

Brad & Chris’ Wedding!

Sunday finally came…my brother got married!  It was a beautiful (and 90 degrees) day for thier wedding at the Baltimore Museum of Industry.  Christine’s family was down from Boston, and they were SO awesome and SO much fun!  I mean, we were so excited to finally have Chris as an official part of our family, but I think I speak for all of the Fleurys when I say we are just as happy to be united with the enitre Cleary family.  We have so much in common, and just had a blast with them all this weekend. 

Here is a shot of our newly extended family:















(Did I mention that my brother has married me into three sisters??!  Could I be more excited??!  I think not!) 🙂


Here is the happy couple…do they look awesome or what?




























Chris designed her dress and had it made just for her.  She has been practicing different poses with her sparkly scarf…too funny!  Here is a great one of both of them (look at that backdrop!):























Here are our two hot mamas right after the ceremony:


























This may be my favorite shot of them.  I think it captures the fun of the museum as well as the laid-back, happy-go-lucky lifestyle these two are all about:





























Chris and her Dad dancing:
























And me & my bro:






















It was such a great day!  Anyone looking for a band for their event should definitley look into XPD’s Band & Show, Inc. They rocked the house and put on a great show…it was awesome!  Biddle Street Catering filled us with yummy food and drinks, and Norman Marsh took the photos (thanks for getting me off the hook!). 

And just one more shout-out to our new Boston fam…we all had such a blast, and can’t wait for another excuse to be together again soon.  Miss you guys already!  And here’s wishing Brad & Chris a nice, quiet, relaxing honeymoon in Deep Creek.  You deserve it!  Love you guys!

Sutton Girlies

Yesterday I headed to Sykesville to visit the Sutton ladies.  Mom was all prepared with sweet fall outfits and great costumes.  Sophia wasn’t too excited to see me, so we worked quickly and grabbed every smile she’d part with.  The overcast sky made for great light and no squinting…it was super!

Here are the girls together:





































































And look at these cute costumes…Sophia was not hip to the hat, so they became a prop:




























Thanks for a great session! 

And on a personal note, this will probably be my last blog post for this week.  My brother’s wedding is Sunday, so there is much to do, and I didn’t schedule anymore work for the week.  I’ll post some pics from the wedding on Monday!  🙂

Happy Anniversary to Us

Monday marked our 13th wedding anniversary, as well as Rusty’s grandmom’s birthday.  We headed over to Michelle’s for Beatsie’s birthday party, since she claims to have never had one before (you would think after 81 years, that would be impossible, but she swears this was her first.)  It was so great to have the whole family in one place…that usually only happens at Christmas, and even then a body or two is missing.  But this was really everyone:

























Here are all of the grandkids:






















And all of the great-grandkids:
























Thanks again to Michelle for the yummy dinner (and getting me out of cooking)!  It was great to see everyone! 🙂

Boordy Vineyard

Yesterday, Rusty & I trekked out the the Boordy Vineyard in Hydes, MD.  Rusty and Kik ran into some friends from high school last week, and they invited us up there with them.  It is always fun catching up with high school friends and reminiscing about the old days.  To top it off, it was a beautiful day, and despite the fact that I am not really a wine-o, we had a great time.  I found several wines that I really liked (an I’m not just saying that…they we really yummy!).  Chilled Apple was my absolute fave…I think I may have polished off a bottle of that on my own.  We also brought home some Spiced Wassail for the upcoming holidays, Sangria, and some port (thanks to Julie and Chris!). 

Here is the Old Mill gang that wined it up yesterday:
























(Dina & Karen Millenburg, Julie Stammer, Chris Brown, Rusty & I)

Thanks so much for a great day!

Carrie & Larry’s Wedding

You may remember these two from their engagement shoot a few months ago at Patapsco Valley State Park at the elusive waterfall?  They were so much fun then, but their wedding this past weekend was even more fun.  They chose Thorpewood as the setting, which was totally appropriate for these two.  They love to camp and hike together, and Thorpewood is a beautiful lodge out in Thurmont.  The weather was perfect, and the love these two share is so strong and inspiring, no matter what was going on around them, they kept smiling at each other.  They were surrounded by terrific family and fun friends, so what could go wrong?  Here is Carrie’s grandmom seeing her for the first time (I just love this…):





















Here is the kiss (note the arch they are standing under:  Carrie’s dad made that, along with a wooden table used in the ceremony, and the cake cutting knives…he is quite handy with wood!):






















Cassie grabbed this awesome shot immediately after their exit from the ceremony…this is SO them:






























Again, I’m not trying to make you gag or anything, but these two are so great together and so totally in love…it was such a treat to be around them.  Here they are during the first dance:






















Carrie and her dad had a great dance together, too:






























As did Larry and his mom:

























And then there was the cake.  Holy cow…I have not seen a smash like this in quite some time!  I honestly thought Carrie was going to have to completely wash her face and re-do her make-up, but she managed to clean herself up like new with only minor re-touching.  Again, a tribute to how much fun they have together:





















There was some confusion throughout the night, and things weren’t always running as smoothly as they would have liked, but at the end, fun was had by all, and it was so great to witness that kind of love between two people so committed to each other. 

I got this email from Carrie this morning, and it almost made me cry:


We just wanted to take a second before we get out on the Honeymoon to THANK YOU!!!! You were our rock in the middle of all the craziness. While we were getting bombarded from all sides on things we thought professionals could take care of, you were there to help us through. The lack of courtesy and professionalism from the other people we had there was mind blowing, however, your grace and willingness to help out were second to none. Please let us know if there’s any way we can EVER repay the favor. We will be referring you to EVERYONE we know for ANYTHING they may need photos for. You truly were/are a blessing and we’re extremely grateful you were there with us on our special day.


Carrie and Larry

Thank YOU guys…you really are the best!  🙂

Roberts Girls

Last Friday, after two sickness-induced reschedules (one for me and one for them), I finally met the Roberts family.  Sofia & Gabriella are two beautiful girls, who are full of energy and giggles.  We were off to a slow start, but we ended with a bang, and ended up with lots of fun stuff.

Here is one of Sofia’s first poses (she is a pro at this!):































I got some exercise following Gabriella around the yard, but got lots of great moments like this: 





















Sofia is about to lose two of her teeth on the bottom, so she wanted to be sure I got them in the pictures:























Gabriella is only 21 months old, but I swear that beautiful head of hair makes her look 3 or 4.  But here she is demonstrating her two-year-old attention span to not sit still for me (but I think I got her pretty good anyway!):


















And this one of the girls together shows just how much fun sisters should have together:





















Thanks so much for having me out!  I had a great time!  🙂


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