The Travis Family!

20 Oct

You may recognize these darling little girls from a previous photo session/blog post and I am so happy to that I am able share the newest images from our most recent session! In a way, I have watched these two curly haired cuties grow up in front of my camera. Rachel & Caitlin have transformed into young ladies that are even more dynamic and full of energy than when I first met them almost two years ago! I still have a giant grin on my face each time I am introduced to these two and their glorious green/blue eyes seems like they are made to be in front of a camera.

I met up with the Travis Family at Lake Anne in Reston on a particularly beautiful Fall afternoon. We played on all the abstract sculptures, said hello to “Bob” aka Robert E. Simon, and ran up and down paths, bridges, and turned the plaze into our makeshift playground. Mom, Dad, and Grandma were a part of the action and there were lots of hugs, kisses, and when all was said and done….a gum reward! I had such a fun day and hope to see these two beauties grow into young women!

Thank you so much Travis Family! In my opinion, you are one big, cute overload!

Takk Fyrir Mig Iceland

14 Oct

Dear Iceland,

You left me speechless. I can only hope that my memories do you justice and express even .001% of the beauty you offer this mighty world. Out of all the places, I never imagined it would be you that  could steal my heart. I suppose that is how it goes, you expect to choose but end up falling. I am forever grateful for knowing you and promise to return and breath you in once more. Thank you.

the beautiful clouds eased my farewell.

Glenann & Eric: September 10, 2011

10 Oct

After a very soggy week, we were all a bit nervous that Mother Nature would once again put a damper on our weekend but thankfully, September 10, 2011 was an absolutely beautiful day and I was thrilled to photograph Glenann and Eric’s charming, rustic wedding at Hidden Brook Winery.

Glenann and Eric have known each other since highschool…they actually met when they both were on the Robotics Team! Alas, their relationship did not begin with the press of a button. It wasn’t until after college that Glenann and Eric rekindled their friendship and  built a foundation which transformed into a beautiful love for one another.

I met up with Glenann and her Bridesmaids as they finished getting ready which gave us plenty of time to climb old trolleys and pose in beautiful fields. Unfortunately, we had a bit too much fun jumping and Glennann muddied the train of her dress which called for an emergency bridesmaid duty!  She totally kept her cool and laughed and smiled as her friends worked on the solution.She is so easy going which is what makes her even more amazing!

What I loved most about Glenann and Eric’s wedding were the personal touches they brought into their special day. She being a graphic designer and he a photographer, their wedding day was filled with  details that  truly reflected Glenann & Eric’s personalities. Of course, the evening was also filled with close friends and family and a boatload of smiles, laughs, and of course…. dancing!

Thank you so much GA & Eric, I had so much fun and wish you a lifetime of happiness! xo.


Eat, Drink, and Be Married!

29 Sep

So excited to share more images from Michael and Heather’s wedding celebration! In the meantime… Eat, Drink, and Be Married!!

 

Good Food, Doing Good!

23 Sep

I am beyond thrilled that I was selected to be the official photographer for the CulinaryCorps Alumni Leadership Trip 2011-
New Orleans and Mississippi Gulf Coast! I will be following 20 premiere chefs from around the globe as they bring their talent and goodwill to both New Orleans and Mississippi. The project begins in Pass Christian, an area hard hit by the BP spill where we will be spending two days with the Boys & Girls Club. We will also be working with Real Food Gulf Coast  helping the fisherman impacted by the spill. Lastly, we will be stopping by the Edible Schoolyard NewOrleans for a day of cooking, mentorship, and fun.

I am honored to be a part of this incredible trip and so incredibly excited to document these passionate and more importantly compassionate chefs, cooks, food educators, and culinary students as they volunteer their professional skills and tackle some of America’s most critical food challenges: emergency hunger relief, cooking and nutrition education, healthy food access, childhood wellness, and culinary heritage preservation.

Cinemagraphs: The small touches

16 Sep

While I am not quite ready to share a sneak peek of the images from Glenann & Eric’s beautiful Hiddenbrook Winery wedding, I thought it would be fun to once again showcase a few cinemagraphs of some of the small touches I noticed from the day! enjoy. xx

Lauren & Steve: August 13, 2011

12 Sep

You may remember Lauren and Steve from their adorable love story in which their hearts connected over a bottle of wine at Old Ebbit Grill in Washington DC. In August, I was and honored to document their big day in Tarrytown, NY. I cannot say enough glowing remarks about these two collegiate coaches that found themselves in the arms of each other.

Tarrytown is such a beautiful, little town and is resident to, the aptly named, Tarrytown House where Lauren & Steve’s wedding celebration was held.  Throughout the day the sun peeked out and giggled from above as many smiles, hugs, and laughs were shared down below.

“Lauren and Steve are perfect for each other!” was the sentiment shared by many in attendance of their special day…and it’s true.

Lauren is beautiful, hilarious, and whip smart (so are her sisters!) Steve is fun-loving, adorable, and incredibly kind.  Their love for each other builds upon their strengths and they support each other no matter the idiosyncrasy.

From bright green shoes (Lauren’s favorite color), to guest cards adorned by gold baseballs, and even a hot dog and soft pretzel stand Lauren and Steve really shined through all of the details. And the FUN everyone had! My gosh! The whole party was dancing even before the salads were served! I ended up tapping my toes and was probably laughing harder than I should when the Chicken Dance came on and there didn’t seem to be a single person at their tables!

Lauren & Steve thank everyone for making their day so special but I especially want to thank THEM for being so wonderful. May your happiness grow as you grow old together! X.O.

 

PS: A very SUPER shout out loud, from the top of the rooftops THANK YOU to Danny for  being the most amazing, supportive. outstanding assistant/2nd photographer for the weekend!