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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.

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!


 

Kristyn: A Maternity Session

30 Jun

There is something so special about new mommy and daddy’s to be. They seem to always be wearing a glow and  a smile in anticipation as they wait to welcome a new addition into this great,big, scary, exciting, amazing world!  I had so much fun with the Cole’s and was so excited to do a maternity session before baby  arrives!

The happy couple are welcoming Tyson Bishop into the world and are taking the leap into parenting with arms wide open. I loved how these newlyweds (they were married a little over a year ago) shared so many laughs and smiles amid the heat and gnats and were up for anything…even when I rearranged half their living room, scratch that, entire living room to make room for my camera and myself.

Congratulations Cole Family!! Can’t wait to meet Mr. Tyson! xo

UPDATE: I spoke with Kirstyn earlier in the week and she was emailing me FROM the hospital and was in labor! Yay!!

Happy First Birthday Trip!

17 Jun

I really can’t believe how big this sweet boy has grown! I was lucky enough to photograph the baby shower, Trip’s first few months of life, and just a few weeks ago….saw him turn ONE!

The Markmann family is amazing. Amanda is a designer and it comes through in everything she touches and  I adore her style. She can make a nursery look cool enough to be my own bedroom and Trip’s first birthday was no exception. Colorful mustaches were placed in beautiful cupcakes, party favors in bright boxes featured a little note featuring a funny little mustache, there were even fake mustaches for the guests to sport around the party. ADORABLE!

What I loved most about Trip’s birthday was that it celebrated family and giving back to help others. Instead of wrapped boxes in all shapes and sizes, a simple white and blue box sat proudly in the front hallway. In lieu of presents, Amanda had asked all of her guests to bring/donate their old cellphones to Hope Phones. Hope Phones is a not profit organization that provides phones to medical clinics in developing countries which gives families access to emergency medical care, health information, transport services, and clinic resources.

See! I told you the Markmann’s were super cool!!

Thank you so much Bill, Amanda, and of course…happy birthday Trip! I had such a fun day and think the world of you guys!

happy party goers!



Ashley & Steve: An Engagement Session!

31 Mar

Last week, I met up with Ashley and Steve for a fun engagement session at East Potomac Park. Even though the clouds hung heavier than the cherry blossoms and spring decided not to make an appearance, we decided to bundle up and go for it!  Ashley was the brave one of the group,  instead of wearing her jacket she tossed it aside and in its place donned the most beautiful smile.

Steve and Ashley are just adorable! They are truly best friends and in between laughing and smiling with each other they cuddled with their adorable puppy Desmond! Even though the time we spent with each other was short, I had such a fun time getting to know them!

Thank you so much Ashley & Steve! You both are so sweet!

PS: I hope you the traffic didn’t keep you from enjoying dinner!