Just because… and no, we were not drinking!
Archive: April, 2012
Sunday was a rainy day, but that didn’t stop me from making the trek to the Walker residence on Sunday morning. I met Cynthia through a friend and she was hoping for some photos with her husband John, their dogs, and especially with their adorable son Codi who is 1 year old!
I walked into their home to a happy chorus of yips and a room full of toys… This family is so full of love and joy, and passionate about each other and their life together! Codi is an adorable, lucky little boy, and out of all the awesome toys he favors the yellow ball!
John is a painter and created the gorgeous mural hanging in the nursery!
One of Codi’s hobbies is opening and closing drawers…
We braved the outdoors for a few group photos…
And of course the dogs didn’t want to be left out! (that’s rain you see in the photo below- yes, we braved it!)
Cynthia and John are such a cute couple- the classic tale of bad boy and good girl
The day finally arrived… After (what seemed like) a long engagement, and a LOT of planning, Karen and Dave’s wedding day was here. All us bridesmaids worked late into the night after the rehearsal dinner on Friday night on some last minute details, then got up early to get ready for the big event. I only shot some photos of intimate moments in the morning- the rest of the day and event I left up to the photographer, Josh Lynn.
Remember when Karen and Dave got engaged on Christmas? They used the photo I shot of the proposal ornament along with their engagement photos for their beautifully put-together guest book:
I didn’t go to the salon in the morning because I was doing my own hair and make-up, but the girls all came back looking gorgeous!
Karen’s bridal sweatsuit:
The photographers had to step out when Karen actually put on the dress, but I got a few shots! Janet, Karen’s mom, and Tara, bridesmaid and stand-in Matron of Honor, helped Karen:
Mikayla, the adorable flower girl, and Murphy, who definitely should have walked down the aisle with that adorable bowtie!
A letter from Dave, and something old to go down the aisle!
Karen read the letter just before we headed to the church…
Just a few tears!
It ended up being an amazing day and beautiful wedding… I am so happy for these two people who have become such close friends!!!
When you go to a touristy place, it’s hard to get a photo that nobody has ever gotten before. Especially when you are visiting an iconic and photogenic destination in the middle of the day, when most other people are there also.
I guess what I am saying is that although I like these photos, you’ve probably seen them all before…
After a long weekend of seminars at Photoshop World, Gillian and I were just antsy to go out and shoot some photos! The weather was finally behaving on Monday, so we hopped on the metro from the convention center and landed ourselves at the Smithsonian stop right in the middle of the National Mall. We got our cameras out and started wandering, our first stop the Smithsonian Institution! We didn’t go inside, but we shot a few photos outside…
There are a lot of big differences between New York City and Washington D.C., two historic and iconic cities in the United States. One difference is the mass transportation. Everything in New York seems to be a bit dirty and grimy, especially the subway. In D.C., however, it is amazingly clean and beautiful. The architecture is the same in all the stations, and it is very easy to figure out.
On the last day, we found out why the metro was so clean. Gillian and I were on our way back to our hotel to pick up our bags and head to the train station, but we were so hungry that we picked up some food beforehand- I got a salad from Potbelly but we didn’t have time to eat right then so we took our food with us. I started eating a little bit on the metro to settle my growling tummy, and a lady in her mid-forties, very business-like with her briefcase and notebooks, came up to me and said, “You know, it’s illegal to eat on the metro.” She then sat in a seat right next to us and kept her eye on me until we got off at our stop ten minutes later.
Thanks, good citizen, for informing me before you whipped out your handcuffs and performed a citizen’s arrest.
Remember last May when Meg and Erik tied the knot? Well, it’s about ten months later and they are just a few days from the due date of their first baby boy! I headed over to their house on Thursday after work and though we only had a short time with daylight, we got a bunch of great photos! I am sworn to secrecy on the baby name so for now, here are some glamor shots!
I didn’t go black & white for this one because I just love Meg’s baby blue manicure…