Archive for July, 2008

It’s my Birthday today.

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008


I should post a picture of myself, but I’ve been wanting to post this happy fun image that I took of my daughters with their best friends from North Carolina. Enjoy.


Hayden and Sara are getting married!

Sunday, July 27th, 2008

I met up with Hayden and Sara this weekend. Of course the rain came in, but we went for it anyway. Hayden is a meteorologist so I guess it was appropriate.

I didn’t actually make them stand in the rain until the end of the session.


There were some dry moments.


They are super cute together.


It was great to meet you Hayden and Sara.


Friday’s Family Session

Saturday, July 26th, 2008

When I got to this session the little boy told me he didn’t want his picture taken. I didn’t listen, but I did try to cheer him up.

Before: see how excited he is to see me?


Yup, I did age this photo a bit–just thought it called for it.

After: he didn’t take long at all to warm up.


There are a ton of pictures from this session I could share.

Like this fun one–I love all the stuff going on in the background.


And this shot just makes me laugh–is it a hug or a take-down.


Cute and classic. A second later she was eating the mulch.


Another REAL family shot.


Finally, I have been asked before if I can do dog photography. I can, and while it is difficult I find it really fun. So, if you don’t have kids or are not getting married any time soon, give me a call to set up a pet session–gotta love that concentration.



Rain Date

Saturday, July 26th, 2008


My first engagement session with Carrie and Chris was cancelled due to rain. This one we just decided to go for it even though the day had been off and on rainy. I think my string of recent rainbows had me a little over confident that any bit of rain we got would soon go away and turn into a rainbow.

So…..we meet up at Dinosaur BBQ in the rain. The rain stopped for like 5 minutes, but then a full out steady rain started. I got about 5 images in outside before we had to run for cover under the bar. I think the first image is really funny and I hope Carrie and Chris don’t hate me for putting it on the web. We were all a little upset (well maybe not Chris) when we could hear the thunder. I was standing under an umbrella outside when Carrie and Chris got to stand under the bar.

When we head out again, I’m sure it will be a great day. By the way this is the Bone Yard at Dinosaur BBQ–a cool little outdoor bar area that would have been great had it not been raining.


July 19th Wedding

Friday, July 25th, 2008

Olivia and Cristian had a wonderful wedding that I was so pleased to have documented.

Olivia looked beautiful with an old-fashioned veil. I gave this image a slight tone to give it a more old-fashioned look.


The reception took place at the Hotel Syracuse and it was just beautiful. They had lovely flower arrangements on every table, a super yummy Indian horderve bar during the cocktail hour, and lots of dancing. During the reception there was also a traditional Indian necklace ceremony with a change of clothes beforehand. I love all of the reds at the wedding and will have to include more color images than I am used to because of it.


Olivia and Cristian are super nice, super smart people–just the types that you would want near you if you needed a doctor (which they both are). I think I heard at least three vendors at the wedding talking about what a great couple they were to work with. I hope you enjoy this slideshow story of your wedding, and I really hope you have gotten in a lot of beach relaxing on your honeymoon! Oh, and the music in the slideshow was the music played during the necklace ceremony.



Superman sticker.

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008


I wasn’t going to start the post off with this picture, but I just love, love, love it. You probably can’t tell in this image, but the sticker on his shirt is of spiderman. I thought it was so cool that his mom let him wear the sticker because that is just who he is right now. I thought it might be hard for her since she actually knows a bit about clothes. Click HERE to see some of the adorable dresses that she makes as a local business owner herself.

And a few more I love.


I loved the shape of this room.




Congrats to Olivia and Cristian!

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008


stay tuned for a slideshow from your wedding…


The First and the Last

Friday, July 18th, 2008

I normally tell people that the first and the last images are not usually my favorites. At the beginning people are not used to me or the camera, and at the end they may be getting a bit tired. So funny that while downloading the images from today’s session I found the first and last images blog worthy.

The first.


The last.


a few in between that I love.



Thanks for having me out.


A Big Mistake

Thursday, July 17th, 2008

I did a family session last night and I turned down dinner. Pretty surprising because the food looked excellent. I am still kicking myself about it, but at the time I was remembering the mound of work I am trying to get through and thought I was making the best choice….

Here are a few from the session that caught my eye during download.

Sibling love!


more love…


Nona and Papa


The 99 year-old Great-Grandmother who came over from Italy 10 years ago. This might have been the first time the baby was in her lap?




I’ll end with one of this little girl who just may be checking to see if she made it on the blog!



Yeah Baby R!!

Tuesday, July 15th, 2008

Isn’t she so sweet?She is wrapped up in a blanket that her Grandma made for her. I think it goes well with her almost red hair (at least what there is of it).


And two with mom that I just love.