Monday, November 29, 2010

Niki & Chris - Kent Manor Inn Wedding Photography

Niki and Chris' wedding, like them, was full of character. It took place at the historic Kent Manor Inn, where we tried to make use of all the beautiful scenery and the unusually warm October day. 

Instead of a traditional first dance, Niki and Chris invited two Hawaiian dancers to perform. It was awesome!

These people know how to party! 

Chesapeake Beach - Take Two

Maybe you remember my last trip to Chesapeake Beach. (Yes, the one where it rained the entire time.) Well, my friend Ted came back to town so we tried it again... success! It was such a gorgeous day to be outside, and the leaves were perfect.

These are taken at Bayfront Park - a new favorite spot of mine! I think it'll be great place for portraits too - any takers? :) There's an actual beach there (albeit small) but what's super cool about it is all the fossils. People come just to fossil hunt. We ran into one lady who had found six shark teeth just in the last hour!

Another freelensing attempt.

And here's Ted's photo of me. Fun!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Nadine & Kevin - WeatherLea Farm Wedding Photography

I can't believe I almost forgot to blog about Nadine and Kevin's wedding! It takes the cake as one of my favorite weddings so far this year. It was my first time to shoot at WeatherLea Farm, and I hope not my last! That place is awesome. Nadine and Kevin met on eHarmony, and I have to say, they seem to be quite perfectly matched. I couldn't have asked for better models - they didn't stop smiling the entire day! And I'm pretty sure they enjoyed all the kissing I made them do for photos. :)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Pumpkins, pumpkins, pumpkins!

So this is a totally un-wedding-related post just in case you're tired of looking at all these people in love. :)

The day before Halloween was my first free Saturday in twelve weeks. (I enjoy shooting weddings, but let me tell you I was ready for a break!) So Paul and I went to a pumpkin patch to pick our perfect pumpkin for Jamie and Jonathan's pumpkin party. Okay, maybe "pumpkin party" is a bit of a misnomer, but my brain was totally on pumpkins that day so that's what I'm calling it.

AND my roommate from college, Lisa, came down from NYC to spend the weekend with me so she got in on some of the pumpkin action as well.

As they say, a photo is worth a thousand words, so I'll just stop writing now.


Jamie made some fabulous gingerbread martinis (they were supposed to be pumpkin, but apparently pumpkin liqueur is tricky to find).
The newlyweds... (Oh wait! This blog post has people in love in it after all!!)

 It was a little chilly, so Brady wore his coat:
The finished products! Mine is clearly the rockstar here.

And at night:

Monday, November 08, 2010

Jennifer and Brian - Spoiler Alert!

I'm not gonna blab on and on about the fantastic session I had yesterday (I'll save it for a full-sized blog post), but I just wanted to share a photo I came across while doing a quick first-round edit.

I'm a little bit in love with this photo, and I couldn't wait to post it!!!

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Sheri & Jerry - Catherine Marie Boat Cruise Wedding Photography

Sheri and Jerry (I just like saying that because it rhymes) are such a sweet couple! They had their wedding aboard the Catherine Marie boat as it cruised around the South River and Chesapeake Bay. Unfortunately, it rained all day, so the ceremony happened on the lower deck and not up top like they had hoped. But the skies cleared up just in time to allow for one of the most beautiful sunsets I've seen at a wedding! It just kept getting better and better; I'd take a couple of photos and think we were done, then the sky would change colors again. It was awesome.


 Jerry and Sheri's "guest book" was this awesome wood sign both families created together. They plan on hanging it in their house. What a great idea!

This is Thomas Point Lighthouse, a cool-looking lighthouse just outside of Annapolis. You can really only see it from the water.

Jerry's daughters sang (in their cowboy boots) a boisterous rendition of Garth Brooks' "You've Got Friends in Low Places" for the bride and groom.

The cake was an awesome creation by Loretta Faulkner