Archive for September, 2009

September 28, 2009
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melissa & mike have to be one of the most fun-loving couples I’ve ever worked with! shooting their engagement session was such a great time. I didn’t even really have to pose them at all – they are so comfortable with each other and in front of the camera they are just themselves. we walked around berlin, climbed a tree and finally made it to the local playground which was a perfect place for their playful nature to take over. I can not wait to shoot their wedding – it sounds like it will be amazing!1111

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thank you so much mike & melissa for such a fun afternoon – I’m so excited for your wedding!!!

September 24, 2009
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I met up with sarah & drew out at lightouse sound last week – it was a beautiful day and we had a blast taking the golfcart all around the grounds! it always cracks me up when I’m shooting there and all of a sudden a couple of guys will come whizzing through to their next hole and look at us with curiousity. sarah had just returned from a month long trip to greece where she was studying photography. I seem to be working with a lot of clients who are as passionate about photography as I am and I love it!

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these two are so cute together and I loved capturing them in fun and playful moments – it was like I wasn’t even there and it was perfect!

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thanks sarah and drew for such a great afternoon – I’m really excited for your wedding!!

September 22, 2009
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meet austin – my senior portrait representative from worcester prep! austin is actually the cousin of alex from the previous post and the niece of my good friends ann & randy – as a matter of fact ann introduced me to austin at kelly & alex’s wedding. so this is a girl with a schedule that rivals my own! she is crazy busy with school, soccer, visiting and applying to colleges so we set up to meet on a sunday morning. we started on the beach at assateague and then headed into berlin – the weather was a bit iffy at first but it was actually great cloud cover for a beach shoot!

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thanks so much austin for such a fun morning and for being my worcester prep senior rep!!

September 21, 2009
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I had SO much fun at this wedding – it was amazing! I’ve known members of alex’s family my whole life, but had never met alex until he and kelly came into the palette one night. they were talking about their engagement and upcoming wedding and one thing led to another ane kelly left with my photography information. A bit later she called me and we set up to meet and I was thrilled when they decided that they wanted to work with me. they have such great energy and joy when they’re together. as their wedding day approached, kelly and I got together to scout out photo locations which was a lot of fun. kelly and alex had specifically set aside a good chunk of time for photos in 3 different areas in berlin and assateague and we had such a gorgeous day!

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I LOVE this shot – this was right after the ceremony while we were in the back room of the church – their excitement is contagious

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kelly and I discovered this tree during our scouting expedition and I love the way the branches appear to embrace them

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this was taken on the back deck of the family boathouse and the colors just POP

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work it girl! kelly just wanted to have a good time and get some fun photos – getting down onto the sand? yep!

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okay – now this is one of the cooler things I’ve ever seen at a reception….. kelly & alex’s cake is pictured above, and behind it is a curtain. you wouldn’t really think anything of it, but I and a handful of people knew what was behind it. kelly’s parents were celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary a couple of weeks after her wedding – so kelly has her baker create an exact replica of her parents wedding cake. kelly even went on ebay to find the same topper and plastic swans. so after kelly and alex cut their cake, the MC told the crowd of the upcoming anniversary and then the curtain was pulled back to reveal the surprise – it was SO great and so emotional – I loved it!!!

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her mom’s reaction is priceless!

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these last 2 photos were taken during their last dance and I adore that they are just so blissed out all the way to the end!

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716thank you THANK YOU kelly and alex for allowing me to play a part in your amazing wedding – the whole day was so special and filled with joy from beginning to end and I love love LOVED it!! I loved your families, your band, the toast and especially the two of you! you’re an amazing couple and I know you’ll have the happiest of future together!

September 18, 2009
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061meet anna – my new senior portrait representative for snow hill senior high! anna responded to an open call for senior reps about a month ago and once I met her, I was really excited to work with her. anna is into photography and has even shot some weddings for friends – so once I explained how I like to handle a senior shoot, she was all in. she brought some really fun clothes and we had a great time!

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thanks anna for such a fun afternoon and shoot – I’m so glad you’re my rep!!

September 10, 2009
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I’ve known taylor for about 6 years – so since she was 12 – yikes, I’m old!! her mother hope is my close friend and also my sanity saving manager at the palette - taylor also works with us there as a server. so as she entered her senior year at snow hill high school, there wasn’t a question as to who would be shooting her senior portraits – I basically insisted! last week, I picked her up -  we went all around town and she was game for anything!  the cool thing about knowing taylor for as long as I have is that I have seen her grow into a confident and vivacious young woman over the past few years – this is a girl who is comfortable in her own skin. not like me when I was her age – I was an insecure mess!

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children of the corn! hee hee

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I had a blast on this shoot – taylor knows a little something about photography. in fact, rumor has it that she is thinking of going to MICA(maryland institute, college of art) for photography – I’m a little biased because that’s my alma mater, but I think she would LOVE it  there. she’ll do great anywhere, but my obvious vote is MICA – don’t tell her mom I said so!

September 10, 2009
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290marcella & eric were married a couple of weeks ago in and around baltimore. we were anticipating bad weather all week, but once saturday came, it was a gorgeous day. marcella got ready at gramercy mansion in baltimore which was stunning – I had never been there before, but I hope to have a future event that brings me back. although time constraints made it impossible to shoot everywhere I wanted to,  we were able to get a few in before heading to the wedding . then it was off to the chapel at loyola which was ethereal and beautiful. for the reception, we traveled to essex to the baltimore yacht club - what  a  beautiful day for a wedding!

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congratulations eric and marcella – may your life together be as beautiful as your wedding day!

September 02, 2009
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I met with Alexa – my new parkside high school rep – last week. originally, we had tried to meet in salisbury, but mother nature had different plans as torrential rainstorms destroyed our plans. but the next day she came to snow hill and we had a great time wandering the streets, using  a bunch of different locations. alexa has such a great energy about her that made photographing her so much fun! any suggestion I made, she was all in and practically knew what I was going to ask of her before I opened my mouth. I definitely knew we were on the same page when she chose my favorite shot as her senior rep card. this is the first year that I’m really pursuing doing senior portraits and I’m so glad that it was alexa who kicked it off!!

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thanks alexa for such a fun afternoon and for being my rep – I feel lucky to have such a great girl representing gillette portrait arts!!