Archive for January, 2008

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!  🙂


The Shaeffer Boys

That term (‘the shaeffer boys’) had a whole different meaning when I was a kid.  The Shaeffers were the ones who immediately got blamed if there was a pumpkin smashed in the road the morning after Halloween, or your trash cans were tipped.  But these two Shaeffers could not be sweeter (and hopefully that will run straight into their teens).  To get an idea of just how tiny Charlie & George are (each is weighing is at 4 lbs and some change), we put a 2 dollar bill above them:















Here they are with mommy & daddy looking on:











Look at this tangle of toes:








 And these shirts may be 100 sizes too big, but I thought they were great (and I love how George stole the show with his wave that covers Charlie’s face):









 Can’t wait to watch these two grow this year! 🙂

The Grant Family

I had the honor of doing a 4-generation family shoot for the Grant family this past Saturday.  This is such a fun, tight-knit group…it was truly a pleasure to be the one to capture them.  Here is the whole gang:








I love this shot of great-grandma & Isabela (this little one fell dead asleep minutes after this photo was taken…eyeballs not to be seen again):
















And these three goof-balls were like a barrel of monkeys…never a dull moment:









Thank you all so much for having me!  🙂

Meet Mr. Gaius

Here is beautiful baby number two.  Gaius was born on the 5th and weighed in at a whopping 9 pounds.  Look at the size of this guy:








I love this shot of his tootsies:















And here he is (thinking hard about something) with his monkey:









 Thanks for having me out in the middle of your sleep-deprived week!  Hope you get some shut-eye soon!  🙂

I’m BACK, Baby!!

Its been too long…so glad to be getting back into the swing of things!  Hope this finds everyone well and rested after a beautiful holiday season!

So far, 2008 is off to a great start!  Babies definitley seem to be the theme so far…I have seen 4 of the most precious new babies in as many days, and I can’t wait to introduce you to them.  I am going to start with Miss Lola…she was kind enough to share a few smiles with me, which always makes my day:
















Is she a chubby bubby or what?!

Here she is with Mom, Dad, and big sister Lily:
















Here are the girlies together (this one required a little chocolate bribe for Lily, but it was worth it):

















And I love this on of Lola in her beautiful cradle:



















Thanks so much to Lisa & Bobby for having me out!  I look forward to watching  your family grow over the next year…

And to all you blog geeks…keep an eye out for more posts tomorrow!  🙂