Back in the fall, Erin, Adam, and I set out for engagement pictures on an extremely cold morning … while Erin had strep. No good.
We decided it was well worth our time to schedule again and bank on better weather and better health. We started out at the Main Cup in Middletown and then moved on to Loy’s Covered Bridge in Thurmont. We got tons of fun shots along the way and here are just a few I picked out to include in the blog.
As you may or may not have noticed, I spent some time this past week working on the website – new photos in the galleries, new color schemes and information on the pages, etc. This was not only fun because of the finishing product but because it allowed me to look back and reflect on all the experiences from 2008. I’m so excited about the weddings I have planned in 2009 (and ones I will still become a part of) as well as expanding my kids portraits (if you have or know any kids, I’m looking for some willing subjects so email me – I’ll even kick in a great special offer)! I will continue making changes through the weekend and will have a new and improved site. Enjoy looking through the new galleries and let me know what you think!
Update: I asked Zofia in school today which picture she liked the most and she said the one of her spinning on the dock – who am I to override a kindergartener and not include it in my blog? So here’s one more pic:
This afternoon, I embraced the cold weather and took some pictures of one of my kindergarteners from Lucy School. We started out on the dock to look at the frozen pond and then Zofia directed the shoot and chose the areas we took pictures. Since she had just lost her two front teeth, it was the perfect opportunity for some fun, toothless pictures!
I recently took a picture of Ciana while we were hanging out at “Grandma and Grandpa’s house”. She’s almost 15 months old now and so happy. As always, it won’t be long until I post another picture of her…enjoy!
I spent today in a winter wonderland at Hollow Creek Golf Club. Lindsey and BJ (and their families) created a beautiful winter scene down to the last detail. Lindsey wore a silver snowflake necklace, Ace of Cakes designed and delivered a one of a kind cake that was a winter slope (details in the pictures…), and the weather even seemed to cooperate briefly this morning as snowflakes were falling from the sky. Back from when I first met Pat, Lindsey’s mom, I knew this was going to be a fun crowd. Everyone was SO happy and so excited – even the last minute sewing of Lindsey into her dress didn’t cause too much anxiety.
Congratulations Lindsey and BJ! Enjoy Florida (and bring back some warm weather)!!
All sewn in and ready to get married!
The cake is a slope with BJ carrying a paint ball gun, Lindsey on a sled, and their two pups joining them for the adventure. So cute!
BJ gave Lindsey the best looks all day – all lovey!
Most people who know me are well aware of my feelings about cold weather. I could do without for the rest of my life. I love snow and think it’s beautiful but the best snow I ever saw was when my friend and I were backpacking in Tahoe, California in the summer, were at a high altitude, and stripped down to swim across a lake to touch the snow that was on the mountain despite the warm temperatures. I’m all for snow in 80 degree weather.
All that said, while I am teaching part time, the occasional ice or snow still comes in handy. Today we closed early because of the weather conditions – a welcome surprise! For those of you in the area still having to drive home from work today or for those of you who still have to go out this evening, be careful on the roads! For those of you who don’t have to go out, drink some hot cocoa, curl up with a good book, and think WARM thoughts. Spring is coming…
With 2008 behind us and a couple of weeks of relaxation through the holidays, I have had time to reflect on 2008 and get excited for what 2009 holds. I created a short list of exciting things from 2008 (and I probably am not paying tribute to everything but I’m trying) both professionally and personally, times I learned and times I loved.
2008 in review (in the life of Liz Hough):
*I photographed 70 events and met countless wonderful people
*I photographed weddings throughout Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, DC, and West Virginia
*I launched a brand new website for Hough Photography and am excited about my 750 or so website viewers (blog stalkers) weekly!
*I opened a brand new studio in Middletown, Maryland and meet with lots of clients weekly
*I was spotlighted in two newspapers as a rising wedding and portrait photographer
*Jason and I rescued our 2nd puppy, Kona, and are excited about everything she has added to our family
*We moved from Fredericksburg to Middletown to be closer to family and take advantage of everything a small, country town has to offer
*I took more time to think about the important things in life (and am still working on this…)
*I met new people and built new relationships
*I traveled to NYC with my mom and went to see The View
*I saw lots of friends find love and get married
And LOTS more!!!!
I am so excited about what 2009 has to bring! There is a lot in the works for Hough Photography so be on the lookout for all of the fun new things we are offering! Thank you for all of your support and love – it sounds really cheesy but I definitely couldn’t have done it without you!