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The Barr-Sanchez Family

Nothing pleases me more than making new friends, and meeting this fam was no exception.  Isabella greeted me with a huge smile and wanted to show me all her cool stuff.  Braxton wasn’t quite as sure about me, but once he saw Isabella thought I was cool, he warmed up quickly, too.  Here she is playing a little peek-a-boo to warm him up:

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Before long, the giggles started flowing and we moved the party to Isabella’s room.  And it isn’t everyday that you’re allowed to play in the top bunk, but it was working for us:

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Here is Isabella, again, showing me her infectious smile:

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And I love this shot of Braxton on Mommy’s great rug:

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It was so great meeting you guys!  Thanks to Susie for the hook-up!

The Smithereens

One of my favorite Christmas presents is usually in my stocking in the form of tickets to Rams Head to see the Smithereens play.  Last year, there was no show.  The year before, there was no bass player due to an unfortunate arrest on his way to Annapolis from Jerssey.  But this year, FINALLY, they were back.  All four of them, in full force.  They played everything we wanted to hear, and stuff we have never heard them play that we have always wanted to hear…it was AWESOME! 

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My pictures aren’t as awesome, though.  But whatever. 

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You guys ROCKED!

Gaius in ONE!

More proof that time is going by too quickly…Gaius has turned one!  His family and friends gathered in Annapolis to celebrate…here is the birthday boy with Mom & Dad:

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Here is his beyond-adorable cake, done by Caroline’s Cakes:

gauis01There has been a monkey-theme in the Holmes home since the begninning, so it was only fitting to find it everywhere at this party.  And the taste factor of the cake was equal to the cute factor.

Present time!  Present time!  Open a present see whats inside!

How about some puppy love?

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HA!

Happy Birthday, you little monkey! 🙂

The Austraw Family

Elliott, the youngest member of this family, hit his 6-month milestone last month, so a photo session was in order.  He is sitting up on his own, scooching around on his belly…all kinds of fun stuff!  Here is the fam early on a Saturday morning:

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You can see Elliott is totally into his feet in that one…

Here he is looking handsome in his sweater:

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Mommy and Daddy giving a little love:

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I love the look on his face in that one…

And here he is with big brother Elliott (who had to be torn away from his 4th bowl of Lucky Charms to get this):

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Thanks so much for having me out!  It was great to see you guys again!

Joe & Wendy Tie the Knot

I’m going to back track to my last wedding of 2008…Joe & Wendy.  I had forgotten how beautiful their photos were!  It was a rainy Saturday (which no bride wants to wake up to), but with an afternoon wedding, the sky had a chance to do a little clearing.  The ceremony was on the shore in Easton, and I grabbed these first two post-ceremony:

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I think this one has a magazine feel to it…

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OH yeah!  That’s what I’m talking about…

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Thank you guys SOoo much…you were AWESOME!

Meet Julia Jane

Another baby!  I told you…this is what happens in January!

The Huber-Hall family has been using me for the past three years, and I was thrilled to be the first to photograph their newest addition, Julia (who was named by big sister, Morgan).  Who loves her sister??

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Morgan is so sweet with her…she gave Julia her bottle, and just couldn’t keep her lips off of her.  She held her hand so gently…hub8

Mommy & Daddy watching their girlies:

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Julia is all cheeks…you just want to squeeze her all over!

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Congrats, you guys!  Can’t wait to watch her grow!

Baby Aivry

It is always fun meeting new people, especially when the great people I already know send their good friends my way.  Such was the case with Danean and her new daughter, Aivry, who were sent by another client, Luchana.  These two were all dolled up for their first photo shoot together, and we got so many sweet shots of them together. 

Here is bright eyes herself:

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Aivry’s nursery is decorated in sweet pinks & browns, and has the juiciest light streaming in her window:

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Aivry was putting on quite a show…and no one ever said being a super model was easy…

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This was one of the last things I snapped, and it might be my fave…

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It was so great meeting you guys!  Congrats!

The Shaeffer Boys

The road to hell is paved with good intentions.  That is what my Grandmom always says.  Well, I have been headed down that road, full steam ahead, for the past three months, and today, I am coming to a screeching halt.  I promised to back-blog all of the stuff I did in October & November, but that task has become a black cloud over me, and I think I just need to make a clean break from that, and start anew.  So here goes!

As most years in the past, January & February are brimming with birthdays, bellies and babies.  2009 started with the Shaeffer twins celebrating thier first birthdays.  Here are Charlie & George wearing the same t’s they wore in their newborn shots (you can refresh your memory here):

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 Showing off thier standing skills…

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Then we hit a wall pretty fast, and all of a sudden, it was nap time:

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And who doesn’t like a little snuggle??

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Thanks for having me out!  I can’t believe how quickly the year went by!!  🙂

October 15th

I usually have a very strict rule that I do not work on my birthday, but at 37, birthdays just aren’t what they used to be.  Besides that, school was out all over town, and my people needed me.  🙂  So I planted myself at Banneker Park in Oella, and my people came. 

First was the Hendrick-Holmes family.  Gauis is growing so quickly…he’ll be walking any time now!

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I love this red door on the Banneker house (especially when adorable, smiling, well-dressed kids sit in front of it):

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(Side note:  Dear Stride Rite (and all other children’s shoe manufacturers), Please stop making kids shoes with unphotogenic soles.  Thank you.)

And a great family shot to top it all off:

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Then I met some new friends, Bryan & Jen.  These two hot tamales were willing to do pretty much anything I asked, and they got some really great stuff. 

This one was my fave:
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Jen wore a great pair of shoes we needed to show off a little:

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Love this one, too…

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The sun was working its way down in the sky as the afternoon passed, and just set the great fall colors on fire!  Love these golden head shots of the Wilking girls:

Kate:

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Caroline:

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The whole group (by that great red door):

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Thats just one of those pictures where you can hear the giggling, isn’t it??

Then the girls switched outfits into their tutus, and the cute factor went sky high:

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Then one last round with Ken & Shannon whose wedding I am shooting in May.  These two are so much fun, and this is one instance where it isn’t me asking them to do weird things, it is Ken who has all the crazy ideas.  I think this photo says it all:

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This next one is my favorite of them:

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A little romantic walk…

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Thanks to all who kept me busy today, not wallowing in the fact that I am getting OLD!!

October 14th

I got to meet some new friends today…the Polizos family.  Baby Faye was born on September 20th and mom wanted to get some sweet pics of her and her big sister, Maria.  Maria is beautiful…dark hair, dark eyes…and sweet as pie.  Faye looks like she will have the same gorgeous color as her sister.  Look at the beauties together:

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Has a pouty lip ever looked so cute?

Love this hand shot:

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Faye was having some sweet dreams:

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Then she made our day and opened those peepers, and got cuter by the minute:

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It was so great to meet you guys!  Congrats on your beautiful girl (s), and thanks to sis-in-law, Helen, for the hook-up!


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