Archive for January, 2008

Pretty Girls

The only thing easier to shoot than pretty people, are fun people.  And my new friends, Leslie & Caden, are a whole lotta both!  Look at the love between these two:









Caden is a bundle of energy, and if full of jokes and funny faces and energy (did I mention energy?):


















This next one really epitomizes her…jumping like a monkey on the bed with a tiara on…


















But what a pretty brown-eyed girl:









It was super meeting you guys!  And thanks a bunch to Radiah for the hook-up!  🙂

Pound for Pound

I made some new friends on Monday…meet the Pounds.  Luke & Ethan are two boys eagerly waiting the arrival of their new brother or sister.  Mom, Melissa, is radiant, making these three a pleasure to work with.  Here they are together:

















The boys reading “The New Baby” story we happened to find in one of their books (Luke is a great reader!):


















And Melissa wanted a photo of the boys hands on her belly, and I love the way it turned out:










Thanks so much for having me out!  I can’t wait to meet Charlie, Thomas, Rose…whoever’s in there!  😉 

Happy Birthday, Camden!

Camden turned 10 on Friday, and we celebrated with a bowling party and sushi on Saturday. 

Here is the birthday boy with his cheesecake (nice choice, by the way):










And then he had birthday ice cream at Nano:










Then Ms. Ling proceeded to give him his 10 birthday spanks… 🙂  Thanks, Lancasters!  We had a ton of fun…

The Cumberland’s

I made some new friends on Friday…Lauren, Brooks & Brett.  This was Brett’s first photo shoot, so it was supposed to be about him, but Lauren & Brooks were so cute, they almost stole the show. 

Here is big sister, Lauren:









And big brother, Brooks:










And their most recent addition…Brett (love the sleeping smirk):









And here is the trio:










So thank you so much for having me out to your beautiful home (seriously…when Better Homes & Gardens calls and wants to feature your home, be sure to tell them that you have your own photographer you’d like to use…)  🙂 …it was great meeting  your family.  And Lauren was such a sweetie…she told me how much she liked my lip gloss, and my coat, and she said my teeth were so white and pretty (it was like a B12 shot for my ego!).  I can’t wait to come again!


Jake’s Hair

Moving up through the ranks of the Civil Air Patrol comes at a price, and for my friend, Jake, that price is a haircut.  After seriously considering not taking the promotion he worked so hard for to hold on to his hair, he decided to suck it up and go under the knife.  But not before we took some pics to remember it…

I think this is my fave:




















And my next fave:



















And another:


















Its only a matter of time before Hollister or Abercrombie are on the phone to schedule your photo shoot, Mr. Lebo… 🙂

Girl’s Night Out

Last night I got together with some of my favorite people and ate pizza & queso and drank margaritas…what a dream! 

I’ve featured plenty of shots that my assistant (and life-long friend) Cassie has taken at weddings, but I’m not sure I’ve ever featured a photo of her…so here we are:















 And here are her three monkeys piled on top of me:


















 You may remember me talking about Jodie (the fab make-up artist) and her daughter, Kim, whose engagement photos I did back in October…here I am with them, Kenzie & my mom:










It was so nice to get out and have some girl time, so thanks to Jodie for having us all over, and for the all the make-up goodies, as well!  I had a great time…  🙂 



This photo does not capture the bright beauty of this rainbow that was in the sky yesterday afternoon at 5 o’clock:
















Waiting for Kaylah

Yesterday was my first time working with the Adams (they won’t be the Adams Family for another few weeks, so I’ll save that joke for later).  Nikita is a beautiful pregnant woman, and Reggie is already wrapped around that little girls finger. 


















No matter how many bellies I’ve seen, the miracle that there is actually a person in there still seems, well…miraculous.

Is she glowing or what?!


















I had fun snooping thru the nursery, which has been well-stocked with all things pink, fuzzy, and princessy. 









Not to mention a closet stuffed to the gills that any adult woman would envy:










And last but not least…this is my ‘shot-o’-the-day’ (can you feel the love, or what?!):


















Thank you guys so much for having me out!  I can not wait to meet that girlie!


We Nixed New York

We were supposed to go to NY this past weekend, but it was just too cold.  So we decided to stay home and had a nice, relaxing weekend at home. 

Rusty & I went out to dinner on Friday to Indigma (used to be Saffron of Charles Street).  It was absolutely yummy and when the bill came, it was much less than you would expect to pay for such good food in such a nice atmosphere.  If you are a fan of Indian food, it is a must.  And if you aren’t, you should try it anyway.  There is really something for everyone, and it is way too tasty to miss.

Then Saturday night we headed out for sushi with the Lancasters. We headed to Cafe Sado in Chester (205 Tackle Circle, 21619 if you want to find it…no website yet), and it was awesome.  This was my second time here, and the atmosphere is top notch, as is the sushi.  The owner used to own Kyoto in Severna Park (one of the first teppenyaki places back in the early 90’s) and he’s upped his game here at Sado.  Definitley big city sushi out in the country.  🙂

Then, being in the country, we stopped at a local watering hole called No Place.  A Steelers/Nascar bar with superb bowling alley pizza and Corona Lights to wash it down.  Not to mention pool tables, shuffle board, and a kick-butt online juke box that was belting out 80s new wave (much to the chagrin of the other patrons, I think).  But we had a good time, and there’s nothing like a good competition to keep the boys occupied. Here is Kent & Rusty playing the (did I mention free) shuffleboard:











 Me, Kik & Rusty ready to go home:












Howard Jones

Rusty & I went to see Howard Jones last night at Ram’s Head Annapolis (and Tia, there were tickets still available, so you should have come!).  We were right up front and it was great!  He is quite the story-teller.  He was telling us how during the process of releasing the single “Like to Get to Know You Well” they had the song title written in a bunch of different languages on the cover of the 45.  (One woman in that audience actually had brought her 45 with her that she bought in 1985!)  The contact in Japan called and asked them to stop the press on the artwork unless he wanted to end his career.  Apparrently, what they had written translated in Japanese to “Like to Force Myself Upon You.”  Needless to say, they made the correction, and the song was a huge hit, even in Japan.  Here he is with the 45:














 Many more funny stories were told, along with lots of great music.  And it never gets old to see these musicians up close and personal, who we could have only seen 20 years ago from a distance in a huge arena.














Thanks for a great night, Howard!  🙂


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