Monday, August 31, 2009


the beasts are sleeping....

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Uh woke up and gave me this evil glare...shutter is not quite as quiet as I would have liked.

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By the way, poor photo quality because these are taken in almost complete darkness using available light from a doorway that was cracked open. Not sooo bad.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

It's Starting.

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It's almost my favorite season! Just because of all the pretty colors. And the cool crisp air. Mmmm. I'm looking forward to it.

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But I think this is my Mom's least favorite season, so to her all the leaves are ugly and brown. :-) At least I don't have to rake them.

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Saturday, August 29, 2009

Friday, August 28, 2009

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Sunset in the garden.




Same photo as that last one - just experimenting with some texture. Feedback welcome!


Going out of town with this girl on Thursday to NY/NYC, so look forward to some pretty plants I have pre-posted while I'm gone:

Me and Mere

Update! Wei and Bill!

So close to having your photos completed!

Check out Lauren's photo taking skills combined with my editing skills! (Coming Soon: a whole meet Lauren post, it's in the works!)


My favorite - happy couple with the photographers!


Monday, August 24, 2009

Parachute - She is Love (Acoustic)

Keith Urban and Sugarland

Last Thursday Lauren and I went to see Keith Urban and Sugarland at the Verizon Center! This is us looking cute:

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See? Two gorgeous blue eyed blondes could be photographing your next event!

Anyway, back to the show. I didn't know that I liked Sugarland and Keith Urban as much as I now do. They put on a tremendous show. Jennifer Nettles was so much fun to watch and they both put a lot of energy and emotion into their act. That little tiny woman in red boots is Jennifer Nettles.

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And after an hour of them singing to me, KEITH came out to sing to us. Now, I know a lot of Keith Urban songs but I always kind of thought of him as a snob. I don't know what it is, but he always seemed to have some sort of smug look to him. Thursday's show wiped away that impression. He was fun and seemed down to earth. He moved around the arena, even sang one song in the stands with his light up guitar. He went to a stage that was set up in the back of the arena and said "Who has the best seats now??" Also worthy of noting - he introduced each of his back up singers/guitar/bass players - they all have AMAZING voices.

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Keith is on the right in this one. Yes, I can call him Keith. I feel like I know him well enough now.

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To prove his awesomeness, you all should watch this video, which I'm not allowed to embed in this blog for some reason - watch until the end!!

My only problem with the whole show was this:

Yep. Right in front of that silhouette is the stage that was blocked by her stupid sailboat covered shirt. Annoying.

Also - if you ever go to a concert at the Verizon Center and drive down, you should really try to park where we did. I am going to try really hard to remember the name of the building but it was off F Street by the International Spy Museum's Gift Shop. Cost $15 but that is about 50% less than what you would pay one block up and there was little to no waiting at all to get out of the garage when the concert ended. Perfect!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Sticks and Dogs Take 2

The dogs are in a duel for this stick.

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You can't really tell, but Sunny has a stick in her mouth and that is definitely what Ollie is after. I love this photo.

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Saturday, August 22, 2009

Sticks and Dogs

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I don't get it but these pups are obsessed with sticks - to fetch, to play keep away with, to sneak into the house, to gnaw on. As long as it keeps them entertained, I guess it is fine by me.

I think it is super cute that even when it is over 90 degrees outside and I am being eaten alive by mosquitoes that are out because it is ridiculously humid, that Ollie still cuddles up right beside Sunny for his stick gnawing.

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Friday, August 21, 2009

Friday Nights

are for laying on the cold, hardwood floors after running around outside all day.

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Be prepared for a dog filled weekend of photos! I feel like I have been neglecting them on here lately.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Teasers - Wei and Bill

I know. It's been more than a week since these gorgeous people got married. I have been busy but it was worth the wait, I promise.

I am beginning to really love day weddings, not that I don't like night weddings, but there is something sweet and almost cute about getting married during the day.

Me and Lauren's day started at a hotel nearby where all the gals were getting ready.

I went a little overboard taking photos of these Jimmy Choo's. I'm a tad jealous. This is just one photo, but trust me, for some reason I have a good 30 of them on my memory card.


And her pretty, pretty dress!


I love this one.


Check out these blooms! Perfect for an outdoor, daytime wedding.


And cute kids, wow, I could do a whole post on the cute kids at this wedding. But I have two for now. One here before the ceremony. Cute as a button flower girl.


After the ceremony, we walked around the gardens for some fun shots. I think they all turned out splendidly.



I could have taken photos of them on this bridge all day.



:-) Balloons.



After the bride and groom shoot, Lauren and I packed all the stuff up and followed the Rolls to Mrs. K's Toll House for the reception.


Where there was a live band!!! I'm a sucker for live bands. Mostly because they are just so much more fun to photograph than DJ's. Although DJ's do provide me with some entertaining images as well.



Know what else I am a sucker for? Cake. Yummy. Yummy. Cake.


Oh and brides who change into sexy red dresses for the reception.


Oh and cute little kids. Especially this one who wouldn't smile at me at all prior to the reception. He only smiled when I stole his balloon from him. But after that I got some great shots.


Wei and Bill, thanks so much for letting me share your day with you! I hope you enjoy these, and can't wait to get the rest done for you!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Update! Grace and Clayton!

Seriously, almost done with your photos! I love them all! I think I am making myself an album to show off to my potential clients! :-)

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Can't wait until the wedding!