Tuesday, December 1, 2009

LifeBrushed Beauties

These two cuties have been our pleasure to capture for years now. For their first LifeBrush, I created two versions from which to choose. In the end, they got one of each! What adorable subjects to paint.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

A Baptism Day

After having creating the video album for this couple 2 years ago for their wedding, we had the pleasure of doing both photography and video for their first child's baptism day. The beautiful Greek Orthodox ceremony was followed by a studio sitting to capture the adorable toddler in her finery. We followed up with a LifeBrush for the family's wall. The images above include some close-ups of the LifeBrush painting to show detailed brush-strokes. Overall, wonderful day with a lovely family.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

LifeBrush on the Beach

Love this very dynamic shot of my brother with his girlfriend. Taken with a beach-friendly point-and-shoot, not the best quality or color. Sent it through some filters and did some adjustments to get the richer version you see at the top. Then painted the below image for them as a gift - extra brushy. Love the final result. We got this one printed on a canvas gallery wrap.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Jessica and Eamon tie the knot in Westminster Hall, Baltimore

Jessica and Eamon tied the knot today at the historic Westminster Hall in Baltimore, MD. What a thoughtful couple! They arranged for a guide to make the historic catacombs accessible, and even prepared a guided tour. Thank you for the opportunity to capture your special day! Congratulations on the start of your new lives together!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Two Dreams

Can you believe these adorable little ballerinas? I love the tu-tus and minxy smiles that go with them. What a fun shoot with a family that's up for anything! I am currently working on a LifeBrush painting for one of the fantasy images. More on that soon.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

And they found each other...

Katrina and Michael wed this past Saturday in a lovely ceremony we were happy to video tape. With a charming minister that brought chuckles and tears to their guests with his heartfelt homily, we look forward to editing the footage into a completed video for them. We are so glad these two found each other.

Friday, June 12, 2009

1 is a wonderful number

Dear little Vallery turned 1-year-old this week! I was invited to capture this thought-filled toddler to commemorate and record her in this moment. Mom and big brother Daniel joined Vallery for her feature shoot to increase the fun and comfort. Daniel spontaneously started kissing his sister on the head during one of our sets. Little boys are priceless! I especially like the profile with the thumb. Sure we captured those smiles, too, but the thumb shot's seriousness really seems to highlight who Vallery is at this beautiful age. Happy Birthday, sweet girl!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Love for Two, Under One

This couple had such love for each other, and clearly for God as well. Julie Anne and Matthew made their vows to each other and to God through solemn promises and song. We really enjoyed the spirituality of this couple's ceremony in a quaint victorian church setting. We loved every detail down to her antiqued lace parasol.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Spirited Love

In photographing weddings, engagement sittings, and family portraits for so long, we have seen so many different relationships. We strive to capture the honest truth with our photography and film production. With all this close observation and intention, we have seen many types of love. Some couples have a quiet, yet deep love. Some couples have a new, fiery hot love.

This particular couple was so spirited and playful, it's clear their common sense of humor is one of the key features of their great relationship. They were up for anything from jumping, leaping, dipping, dancing, kissing, and splashing. (The splashing was their idea since we don't usually splash near our equipment... hahah.)

We can't wait for their wedding this August! Here are some of our favorite photographs from the sunset photo shoot.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Save the Date

During a windy afternoon over Memorial Day weekend in St. Michaels, Brian's brother and his fiance wanted a few casual shots of their interactions for a "Save the Date" magnet they were sending out this month. This is my favorite shot from that imprompu afternoon.

Family Time

We were lucky to spend the weekend on our boat in St. Michael's with family and friends. These are our favorite photographs that tell the story.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

A Waterside Wedding (even a swan on the guest list)

Kim and Dan got married in Oxford, Maryland - a quaint waterside town on the Eastern Shore, that prides itself on its small town feel. The hospitable Banks offered their beautiful waterfront home as the venue for this intimate wedding. We loved the bursts of red accents amid all the blues, greens, and tans of this outdoor setting. Even a glowing, white swan couldn't resist making a glorious appearance during the wedding ceremony.

Congratulations, Kim and Dan! We can't wait to incorporate these images into your wedding video! What an dimension they will add to the finished product! Your shots at the Capitol capture your love of your country with exquisite and meaningful architectural backgrounds, while the photographs at your wedding capture the two of you, together, and with a love as natural as the scenery around you.