Monthly Archives: July 2009

anna rose: newborn session.

hello baby!

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anna rose has arrived!

anna rose is the tiniest baby and *newest* newborn i have ever photographed! at 17 days old and under 8 lbs she is so little and so very perfect! i was thrilled to meet her and amazed that she was so alert throughout our session – her big blue eyes loved my camera! yay!

joe + kristin (her fantastic parents) are thrilled to welcome their third child into the family, and anna rose couldn’t be luckier! this is one of my absolute favorite families – i’ve photographed them many times and i always have a blast and love how the photographs seem to reflect their love so perfectly. they have so much fun together it’s contagious, and i know jules and alexander are so excited to have a new baby sister!

kristin really just wanted photographs of anna rose, but i couldn’t help capturing the amazing moments between mommy + baby! kristin is such a wonderful, loving, gentle, and understanding mother – watching her with anna rose in her arms made me so happy :)

kristin + joe: it’s truly been a joy and a privilege to document your lives so far and i can’t wait for our next session in a few months! thank you for continuing to trust me with preserving your memories. 

enjoy!

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kristin designs nurseries, so of course anna rose’s room is *perfect*!

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lily: boxer session.

an afternoon with lily.

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meet lily. she is a total love bug, especially with her owner jeanne! these two have so much fun together and i was delighted to spend an afternoon with them, first at home where lily was super chill and very loving towards me – i got lots of boxer kisses in the first few minutes i was there! she totally crawled into my lap and jeanne was amazed! what can i say? big dogs and drunk groomsmen always love the blonde photographer!

it was a gorgeous afternoon, and we took a walk through the neighborhood and onto a wooded path with lots of bikers, runner and other dogs. lily led us to her favorite spot – a rocky creek where she loves to chase her frisbee and dash through the water! it was hilarious watching her search for the frisbee – jeanne tossing it and lily leaping and taking off, her ears perked and her muscles flexed – she’s a beautiful boxer!

thank you jeanne for sharing an afternoon with me – i loved meeting you + lily and can’t wait to see you both again soon!

enjoy!

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missy + mark: married!

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missy + mark are married! 

they made it official surrounded by their family + friends on the sandy shore at the chesapeake bay foundation – one of my favorite venues – in annapolis, maryland. it was a gorgeous afternoon (even though the wind was whipping around like mad!) and everyone had an amazing time watching this couple throughout the day’s celebration.

and what a celebration it was! mark hails from australia, where he and missy met and started dating, and his family brought the fabulous energy and charm you would expect from our good-natured neighbors down under. and i must say that the americans truly brought the funk – tearing up the dance floor to the righteous tunes of the wild rovers band. let me tell you – there is nothing better than an irish band wearing kilts at an australian/american wedding!

from the moment i met missy + mark i totally dug their vibe – relaxed, down to earth, and totally in love with each other – and i was thrilled that they chose me to document their day. i’m always so amazed and impressed when a bride + groom’s greatest concern is that their guests enjoy themselves and have a great time. i think that is so awesome and it was definitely important to missy + mark. i know everyone had a phenomenal time, and i have the photographs to prove it!  from the ceremony + the champagne toast on the beach, to the cocktail hour on the deck and dinner overlooking the ocean and then the rockin’ dance party that followed, the day couldn’t have been any better! 

missy + mark: i think the world of you both. your family + friends are amazing and i am so very happy for you! congrats and enjoy! 

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5-star vendor reviews!

the chesapeake bay foundation :: fantastic venue on the water in annapolis, maryland.

wild rovers band :: phenomenal irish band that rocked the reception and inspired a dance off!

intrigue designs :: ridiculously amazing flowers.

fiona’s cakes :: perfectly beautiful cake and so delicious!

saucy salamander :: great annapolis-based caterer.

chris dunn :: flawless classical guitar performance during the ceremony + cocktail hour.

tara spuhler mccabe :: wonderful officiant!

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laurie + ben: wedding preview!

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laurie + ben light the unity candle at their church ceremony earlier today.

i had the *best* time ever at laurie + ben’s amazing wedding today – so much so that it’s 4am and i can’t stop looking through the images as they load onto my computer! much, much more to come from this incredible celebration – stay tuned! :)

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preview: anna rose.

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anna rose, 17 days old.

i loved meeting anna rose yesterday! she is a doll – so amazingly alert and adorable! more from her newborn session coming soon!

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hair @ hela.

oh so fabulous.

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kylen @hela, styled to perfection by neven radovic.

a little something different! just a quick teaser from yesterday’s super fabulous hair shoot at the ted gibson salon at hela!

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boxer love.

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lily searches for her frisbee during yesterday’s session.

why are boxers so awesome? more to come from miss lily’s rambunctious photo session yesterday!

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