It’s a cold, rainy day on the Shore and I keep thinking I’d rather be back in London. So many photos to sort through and edit from our 18 day, European birthday trip! Hopefully I’ll get to them soon!
What a treat I had on Labor Day weekend! These sweet families gathered for a photo shoot to commemorate their parents’ Golden Wedding Anniversary. The kids were precious and the adults engaging. Lovely, lovely people all around. I was honored to capture this moment in time for them.
It was a very cold, blustery day in November and Talbot Country was celebrating the annual Waterfowl Festival. Terrell & Shirley chose this day and Harbourtwowne Resort in the town of St. Michaels for their intimate gathering of close friends and family to say their vows. St. Michaels was a significant place in their courtship. It’s the small, charming and romantic town they would sneak away to for day trips and the place they fell in love.
I knew from our first meeting that I liked them. A lot. They are generous, articulate, kind and their faith is the cornerstone of their relationship. I had to step out of the reception at one point because I was so moved and emotional. (Not my most professional moment.) My heart was warmed once again when I received Shirley’s sweet note: “Oh my gosh. These are absolutely BREATH TAKING photos. You did a perfect job of capturing our special day and they are worth the wait. Thank you so much for paying such attention to detail and showing me all of the small moments I missed. I’m so glad God allowed you to come across our path. You were definitely the RIGHT photographer for our perfect day.”
Happy First Anniversary Terrell and Shirley! May God bless you with many years of extraordinary love.
This man could sing!
One of my absolute favorite wedding images. Just look at that bliss!
The details in both Shirley’s dresses were gorgeous. This one weighed over 8lbs.
There was so much joy and laughter and not nearly enough blog space to cover it all. Here’s some highlights.
A big thank you to Brooke Michelle Jackson for all her help as second shooter and laughing buddy. Always a good day when she’s shooting with me! xoxo
Hope everyone had a fun filled night and lots of candy to show for it! We stopped by our church for the annual event then headed to to some friends’ house to start the trick-or-treating. I managed to get the girls still enough to snap a few photos before the sugar overload.
One of my favorite things about this day is the excitement that bounds throughout our house from the moment the kids wake-up. They can’t wait to slip into their costumes and character for the day. I love watching their imagination come to life. Our girls plan their costumes all year long. This year, The Avengers and Once Upon A TIme are the inspiration.
Now these two little cuties, princesses from the Happiest Place on Earth…they were the most enthusiastic models I’ve ever had! We started in the school library. (Their mom was my daughter’s 3rd grade teacher whom we just adore.) Surrounded by books where our favorite characters come to life, then moving on to the charming leaf filled streets of town. Here’s a few of my favorites from these animated and prissy little princesses.
*Don’t miss the note at the end.
While putting this post together, I began thinking about all the families here on the East Coast affected by hurricane Sandy. All those kids excited about trick-or-treating in their costumes. For so many, shelter and day to day clothing is the priority. They are in our thoughts and prayers. I’m including a link for those that would like to make donations to the Red Cross. Donate here
Hurricane Sandy has arrived! Here’s to flashlights and getting lost in our favorite books. Everyone stay safe.
Someone posted a quote on Facebook the other day that was so perfect.
“October is to photographers what April is to Accountants.”
I’m so thankful that business is good. I’m also falling behind with this blog. Facebook gets updated more frequently these days. There’s so much to share from weddings to senior sessions to a brand spankin new website! I have to admit, I’m a bit giddy over the logo Inslee created. Hoping to be caught up on the editing enough next week to share.
Here’s a rare self portrait I dug up to be included in the “get to know me” section of the new site. Happy Friday!
What fun I had playing dress up with this sweet little guy! Full cooperation was his game. He slept through the wardrobe changes, hat fittings, rain and and even gave us the perfect cry to tag the final series of his session with the current Ravens news. Here’s just a few of my favorites. Enjoy!
Check out the little fish in his back pocket. Once of my favorite newborn props I’ve ever used. Too darn cute!
Daddy is a hunter.
I’m not sure I can properly articulate my love for this coffee. I’ve quickly become an addict and often suspicious of hidden ingredients.Before Tim & Noah introduced Easton to the magic of their roasting, coffee was a reluctant necessity for me to wake up and take on the day. Now it’s a craving. A bit of an experience, actually. More than just the enjoyment of a good cup of java the baristas greet you as a friend they’re always happy to see. Life is good with Rise Up Coffee Roasters.
Just a few weeks old, Miss B was wide awake for most of her session. As soon as we took her outside for a more natural setting, she settled into a peaceful slumber. I was most excited about incorporating one of my favorite props, a friend’s wooden bowl from Germany. I’ve gotten a lot of mileage out of this beautiful thing. Here are a few of my favorites.
An absolutely perfect day for the most laid back bride ever! Absolutely beautiful!!
One the nicest couples I’ve ever worked with. Nicole and Will’s Valley Forge engagement session was seamless, playful, romantic and just in the nick of time. Minutes after we wrapped, the rain fell in buckets. It was a perfect later summer day and I’m so excited to be photographing their fall wedding at Combsberry Inn here in Maryland. Cannot wait to see Nicole in her gown and Will in his Burberry suit! I’m a sucker for anything Burberry.
A little sneak peek from Jackie & Justin’s gorgeous wedding at Tabrizi’s this weekend. I am one lucky photographer!
Bridesmaids shenanigans just minutes before walking down the aisle.