Monday, October 27, 2008

Engagement Session - Chesapeake Beach, MD: Dana and Jeff

On the day we had originally set up Dana and Jeff's engagement session, it was raining buckets and the forecast showed there was no end in sight. So a few weeks later when Chris and I arrived to meet up with Dana and Jeff, we were happy that the rain seemed to be holding off. When I asked Dana where she wanted to go for the engagement shoot, she had already picked this spot because it was where they first met. It is really sweet when a couple picks a place that has a special meaning to them. Chesapeake Beach was full of colors, and for a small area, we were amazed by all the cute places we found to take pictures. It got a little drizzly in the middle, but we found an overhang with these cute little benches.

For the next few, we took a stroll down by the marina.

This little cart had some fun colors and drew our attention.

By the end, Dana and Jeff had warmed up to the camera and we captured some great emotions. =)

Monday, October 20, 2008


We were tagged by our friend and super talented photographer, Jason Angelini and unofficially by our own wedding photographer and good friend, Armin DeFiesta. Well, without further adieu, here we go. I'm going to change the first question because yesterday was more interesting than today:

4 things I did yesterday:

  1. Had dinner at a mediterranean restaurant with my mom, brother, and soon-to-be-sister-in-law Maggie near DC, before heading to the airport. My mom took a quick pic with my point and shoot.

  2. Drove up the mountain with my mom and hubby to Sunny Ridge, to see the beautiful fall foliage.

  3. Backed up a bunch of pictures from the e-session and wedding we shot this past weekend.

  4. Had the most entertaining flight attendant on our Southwest flight back to Tampa last night. As part of our entertainment, he conducted a race between a bag of peanuts (the Rays) and a bag of pretzels (the Red Sox) to predict who would win game 7. They were placed at the starting line (the front of the center aisle of our plane), and the first bag to reach the back of the plane during takeoff won. I'm convinced he had tried this before and chose the peanuts on purpose since there was a plane full of Rays fans. Yay for the Rays! I'm not a fan, but it's cool that part of the World Series will be so close to home.
After the Rays (peanuts) won the race, we looked out the plane window and saw this. (Again, point and shoot.)

4 things on my to-do list:

  1. Edit pictures from this weekend's e-session and wedding.

  2. Buy a new car... I've been talking about it for over a year.

  3. I need to go grocery shopping. We've been traveling a lot so we haven't been keeping fresh food around.

  4. Plan our honeymoon... oh wait, we FINALLY scheduled it for February and bought plane tickets! It's official, and only a year and a half late. Better late than never. =) Southwestern US, here we come!
4 of my guiltiest pleasures:
  1. I love the purple bag of skittles. You know, the berry kind? If they're around, I can't stop eating them till they're gone.

  2. Soda... Dr. Pepper and Mountain Dew to be exact... and not even the diet kind. It's terrible. It's enough to make me dread the dentist. Wow, this is like an intervention.

  3. Facebook. I am obsessed. Come be my friend if you aren't already!

  4. Blog Stalking. Well I try to leave comments on as many as I can, so maybe it is blog browsing. But I have a list of at least 50 blogs I follow on Google Reader. It's fun to keep up with everyone and get inspiration from other great photographers.

Ok new it's time to tag 4 friends. Theresa Marie, Shem Parsons, Gina Leigh, Courtney Fries, and Mary Beth Tyson (even though I know Mary Beth won't play along), you're it!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Wedding - Bluemont, VA: Taylor and Pete

Last weekend, Chris and I flew up for my cousin, Taylor's, wedding in Northern Virginia. You could tell she had been looking forward to this day for a long time and was really excited it had finally come. Taylor and her bridesmaids were a great group to hang out with and made the day lots of fun!

Here are a few of my favorites from the beginning of the day.

The wedding was held at a vineyard which made for some great details shots.

Of course a lot of my side of the family attended the event and we had to grab a few shots of them as well.

Here they are strollin' in and this is Maggie (being her adorable self) with my brother. I'm so glad she'll be officially part of the family in May!

And my sister, Lindsay, and Maggie looking fabulous as always.

Chris and I are glad we got to be a part of your special day, Taylor. Congrats to you and Pete!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Client Information: Engagement Guest Sign-In Book

If you are looking for an alternative to the guest sign-in matted picture on the easel, this is a great option. Maybe you don't have a room or wall where you can hang that matted picture, so how about keep this right next to your wedding album on the coffee table? The engagement guest sign-in book is a more modern option for keeping your wedding guests' thoughts in your home, while saving room on your wall for that large canvas print of your favorite wedding image. =) Guests sign the book just like they would a yearbook, while pictures from the engagement shoot fill the other parts of the pages.

Here is an example of an 11"x 8.5" horizontal book with a black leather cover where we can stamp your name and wedding date in silver.

The hinged pages allow the book to lie flat for ease of signing.

In our designs, we use opacity and white space so guests have plenty of room to sign and leave their thoughts.

The pages are nice and sturdy so they'll hold up as you read and re-read all the notes your friends and family wrote on your wedding day. =)

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