Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Twice the Fun!

Today we had the opportunity to photographed another set of twins from the CAMOM (Columbia Area Mothers of Multiples) group. Jake and Drew are turning 1-year-old in a few days, and their parents wanted photographs to capture them at this amazing age. With their favorite "Cars" book and Chicken-Dance-Elmo, we got some grins and some awesome portraits of these adorable boys. For the end of the sitting, their mom had the genious idea to give them each their first cake - we just love these shots!!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Downs Park Family Photoshoot

We finally got a chance to capture Randy and Anji's family, now that their May wedding is behind them and things have settled down. The young boys really enjoyed the scene at Downs Park in Pasadena. At this waterfront location on a blue fall day, we photographed some individual and group shots for this fun family in lue of their complimentary engagement sitting prior to their wedding.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Sunset Photography and Warm Sunny Smiles

What a delight! We enjoyed capuring this kackie-clad family as they strolled and had moments of discovery and joy at Terrapin State Park on the beach. With a picturesque sunset, cheery smiles, and some pending ice cream, we all had a terrific time with wonderful images as a record. We used our amber flash gel to maximize the details in the water and sunset - one of our priceless tricks-of-the-trade.

Three Beauties

We had the opportunity to again capture a beautiful family - Julie and her charming daughters at Terrapin State Park on the water at sunset this past weekend. With a hazy walk across the causeway being our first backdrop, the family was all warmed up by the time we got to the beach. This family, who we have had a chance to photograph in the past, prefers documentary style photography where we capture them in candid moments having fun and sharing love.
The photo of the girls running down the beach really captures their personalities and ages in a way that I love. That final image speaks to me of the path from quirky, carefree childhood into the grace and joy that give a final hurrah before the pre-teen "colt" years.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

A Rockin' Couple!

Matthew and Anna, an adorable couple we just fell in love with, celebrated their wedding this weekend at the charming Harbourtowne Resort in St. Michaels, MD. From the pervading calm, to the surprise sunny day, to the couple rocking the night away, everyone had a great time as they reveled in the joyous and fun-loving event.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Angel Face

I photographed this aspiring teen model this weekend to help her build her portfolio. She really excelled on creating a variety of different facial expressions. As photographers, we need to be able to guide the models, give direction, and help them create the look we are imagining. So in addition to studying the tips of photography, we also study the art of modeling. I really enjoyed working with her to help her try different poses, angles, and expressions. Great job and good luck!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

The Ups and Downs of Life - (all on a single wedding day)

Megh and Ryan maintained their cool through the delays, upsets, and turmoil surrounding the big Bay Bridge Truck Incident of '08 which occurred the morning of their eastern shore wedding at The Oaks. Luckily, they called us right when they heard of the accident so we were able to jump in our car and head down 5 hours earlier than planned. As a result, even with the major delays and back-up on the bridge, we were able to get there in plenty to time to begin our photography and video of the couple and their family getting ready.
With a moving ceremony full of intimate smiles and joyful laughter, the couple held hands as they joined their hearts. As their reward for being such a perfect example of God's love and patience, just into their reception, everyone rushed outside to delight in the promising symbol of an exquisite double rainbow! We have never seen it's equal!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Inside the Box

Brian got to explore photography as fine art this past week with the help of Heather, a colleague, art student, and fellow photography enthusiast. Heather broke into her awesome collection of gowns to capture this shot at an abandoned water treatment station at noon. Using advanced flash and filter techniques, Brian was able to get this shot to appear darker and mysterious, rather than bright and sunlight as it really was. Thanks for modeling, Heather. Brian really enjoyed this shoot.

Saturday, May 31, 2008

A Blushing Couple

We were able to video the wedding ceremony and reception of Katie and Andrew, who joined their lives at the beautiful USNA chapel in Annapolis, MD this weekend. The touching ceremony was presided over by her father, who is a minister. The high-school sweethearts were so cute, and constantly blushing as they danced the night away and circulated among family and friends.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

A Brady Family

Brian and I had the opportunity to meet with a couple who are planning their wedding for the end of May. This intimate affair will be the joining of two families that will result if 4 boys! They are even having a Medallion Ceremony as part of their wedding ceremony so the families will be joined. What an adorable bunch! We can't wait to see them all in tuxes! The Randy and Anji have decided to change their complementary engagement sitting into an outdoor family portrait some time in the fall. Locations we discussed include Patapsco State Park, Terrapin State Park, Quiet Water's Park, and Downs Park. In any of these waterfront or wooded waterfall locations, their family will be just adorable. We look forward to capturing them on their wedding day as well as next fall's family portrait.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Florida Fun and Photos

We have a wonderful time in Florida this week. Brian had the opportunity to go to the Photoshop World conference. He just loved honing his photography and Photoshop skills, checking out the Pictobooks display, and taking classes a wide variety of photography related topics from some of the best in the industry. Meanwhile, our 2.5 year old daughter and I had the chance to visit Disney World for the first time. It was just amazing. Both before and after the conference, Brian visited the parks with us and got some amazing shots, but when it was just her and I, we only used our small waterproof point-and-shoot. All around, great learning experience and great vacation. We hope to go back in another year or two.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

The Oaks

We just met with a charming bride, Megh, to schedule a photo and video shoot for her August wedding at The Oaks, a beautiful hotel in Royal Oaks, MD. We have not shot at this location before and are always excited to experience a new venue. We look forward to meeting Megh's fiance, Ryan, at their engagement shoot this summer. He must be quite a guy to capture such a lovely bride.