Wednesday, April 29, 2009

A Life in Bloom

One of my favorite trees is a dogwood, even with their likelihood to die within a few years of planting. After our third try to plant one in our yard, we finally have one that is doing well enough to give us the beautiful white blooms I adore. And what better than to put our girl into those blooms as a frame to her life-filled eyes.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Beauty in Repose

We just learned that we were awarded a Gold Hermes Creative Award for the above portrait, "Beauty in Repose". This photo is one of my favorites, and we are so pleased that it was recogized by the Hermes Creative Awards for 2009!

Brian and I are always looking for the truth with our photographs; well here it is. I think there is really something quite remarkable about the emotion in her expression. Thank you, Dolores, for allowing us to capture this image.

Friday, April 17, 2009

The Art of Love

This couple's up-for-anything style resulted in some unique engagement photos. Brian traveled around nearby Chestertown with the couple to capture photographs at different inspiring settings such as abandoned trains and churches, family docks, and blue-sky fields. The love of most couples is apparent. I feel these shots not only capture their love, but also feature their powerfully artful sensibilities.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Family of Three

These boys came for a shoot with their dad, and just loved the whole experience. The laughter at our silly monkey ABC's and the freedom to be themselves resulted in these images. And they had their own ideas on how they wanted to pose. It was adorable! I actually love this last black-and-white photograph. You might not send this one to Grandma, but their expressions and body language really speaks truth to me.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Teen Model

An amazing young girl had her first formal shoot to start building her portfolio for teen modeling. With some changes of outfits, lighting, and scene we got these photographs of this dancer/model's grace and beauty.