Today, I spent a day celebrating the wedding of Middletown grads. Both Richelle and Joseph graduated from high school with my younger brother and found their way to each other after high school. Despite the rains and winds, it was a day filled with smiles, laughter, and a few tears. Congratulations, R & J! Enjoy the Poconos!
Richelle handmade all of the colorful bouquets … then the florist showed up with ones she made …. here they are deciding what to do by showing off both
It was Richelle’s great grandmother’s 76th wedding anniversary today!
Richelle’s dad right after he saw Richelle for the first time. It was so sweet.
Richelle and Joseph definitely shared a love for belting out the tunes together
Yes, I know politics has no place in photography and generally I try to keep thoughts along these lines separate from my blog however, I feel the need to share one experience.
Yesterday I was driving home from a day in Virginia by way of 17 to 15 up to Middletown. During this drive, I started counting the prefabricated McCain signs I was seeing in front yards and street corners. These ranged from “McCain/Palin” signs to “McCain Country” signs. Then, as I was stopped at a light, on my left, in a field, I saw a large scrap board extended toward the sky and attached to farm equipment. Scrawled across the board, very puposefully in shades of blue, were the words: “Obama – YES WE CAN”. The light turned green and I kept going with this image in my mind. The pointedness and thought of this sign stuck with me as more of a statement than the actual words and spoke louder than any large, manufactured McCain sign I noticed along the way. This sign spoke of desperation, hope, and time taken to express a raw emotion.
I have never been someone who has had political bumper stickers attached to my car or signs in my front yard. I have always believed that actions speak louder than words and if I am working hard enough to give to others and help in my own little way, that I can make a small change in the world without blasting my beliefs through endorsements. This sign is the first sign that has spoken to me throughout this whole process. It is a critical time and it is a time to get out there and vote.
Now back to photography…
After Jason and I spent the early part of the afternoon at the Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard for their annual grape stomping festival, I met up with Elijah and Ciana at Middletown Park and captured some precious moments before the Redskins’ game. Elijah just turned three recently and is a ball of energy! It’s so much fun running around the playground with him! Ciana just turned one on Friday and she’s up to seven steps in a row! I love watching her walk – she is SO teeny for her age and only has one tooth but she’s determined to get around on her own!
This afternoon, Jason and I drove to Baltimore to meet up with Carrie and Mike to celebrate their wedding. What an AMAZING day! We began by taking pictures of Carrie getting ready at their house then took the bus to the Promenade for some scenic Inner Harbor pictures, then on to The American Visionary Art Museum for the ceremony and reception. It was the perfect site for Carrie and Mike! The reception was more of a concert than a reception and everyone was having a blast!
C&M: have a fantastic time in Hawaii!!!
This is the season of birthdays … it started with my nephew, Elijah’s birthday last month, then Kona’s birthday earlier this week, then finally my niece, Ciana’s birthday this Friday. I am excited about meeting up with my brother this Friday to take portraits of Ciana in a park as she turns one! Here are some recent pictures of my niece and nephew so I can show them off to the world!
Ciana, while Jason makes her laugh (always!)
A reused picture I took of Elijah this summer – it just sums up his life (tractors!)
Check back for updated pictures of my cuties this weekend!
Let me preface this blog post by saying – Kona is our puppy. It’s sad but true – we decided after dinner that we needed to celebrate her birthday (by doing more than taking her on a special walk) so we set up her very own birthday celebration in the dining room. Here are the pictures…please don’t hold it against me.
Yet another FANTASTIC day for portraits! This afternoon, I met up with Christine and Bobby in downtown Frederick for their engagement session. We walked around Carroll Creek and then up to Baker Park and the pictures say it all – these two are so in love. We had a great afternoon – what a perfect Columbus Day!
I can’t wait for the wedding you two!!
This afternoon proved to be another PERFECT fall day! I could definitely keep this weather around until springtime and completely pass on winter.
We met at Gambrill State Park and after being over-run by stink bugs at the first overlook, had a more successful shoot at the 2nd overlook we found!
It was a lot of fun exploring the area with Theresa and Sherman — I can’t wait for the wedding next May!!
Today I spent the day in Annapolis, Maryland at Historic Baldwin Hall for Christy and Doug’s wedding. What a gorgeous day and what thoughtful ideas to bring the fall season into their wedding. From individual pumpkin pies to a pumpkin patch with place cards, everything was covered!
Congratulations, Christy and Doug – have an awesome two weeks away from the rest of the world!!
This is the blackmail picture I have for Christy …. Doug, before the ceremony
Cake time – always fun!!
…and that means a GREAT time for family and kids portraits. What is cuter than your little ones running around a pumpkin patch or catching leaves?!
The leaves are changing quickly and the air is getting more brisk everyday. Just email me or call me to schedule a time that is convenient for you and your family!
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