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Archive for 'loveshoot'

August 31st, 2011

I had a great time sweating it out with Ruby & Rob in DC and Maryland!  We got up early to beat the crowds to the monuments only to discover that the reflecting pool is completely torn up.  Who knew… I guess they’re renovating?  We hung out at the Washington Monument (pre- earthquake crack) and wondered why none of the hot dog vendors were open at 9 am (Ruby wanted a hot dog).  I learned a new word that will be added to my vocabulary… Hangry.  It’s when you’re hungry, so you get angry… as in “Honey, did I do something wrong or are you just hangry?  Great word, right?

We were all on the verge of getting a little hangry, so we hopped back on the Metro and were entertained by the most interesting (ie-crazy) guy ever.  He wasn’t really crazy…well, maybe… but he did proceed to talk in one run-on sentence for the next twenty minutes non-stop.  We learned about carbon, and meta-physics, and religion and that everyone in DC has a cousin in NC.. all with a Caribbean accent.  Needless to say, our Metro trip flew by and we were off to lunch and our second location, Glen Echo Park.

The park was a little less eventful.. unless you count the lady who caused a scene getting kicked off the carousel for not paying her $1.25 … don’t mess with the carousel guy, he means business!  On to the pictures!

June 30th, 2011

anne was a bridesmaid at one of the most creative and crafty weddings that we have ever photographed a few years ago.  it was so much fun getting to meet her fiance and shooting their loveshoot on one of their trips to nc.  anne and matt had just started dating when we first met her.  now they are going to be tying the knot on a mountaintop in colorado.  : )

May 17th, 2011

i can’t wait to photograph rachel and chris’ wedding next year.  with beautiful peacocks as inspiration and a lovely coastal town as the setting, mixed with a super fun and laid back couple, i am sure it is going to be amazing!



May 12th, 2011

here is a little blip of sunshine on this overcast and gloomy day.

amanda + evan are super sweet, super cute, and super smart.  both of them are preparing for their residency!

we met up in evan’s hometown of pinehurst.  what a beautiful place to spend the afternoon!

November 23rd, 2010

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE all the colors in this shoot!!

Can you believe this tree?  Amazing…and Kristin chose the perfect color to go with it!

Kristin + Bennett first noticed each other in the mail room at Elon.  It is fascinating how we end up finding love!

November 16th, 2010

I had a great morning hanging out in Chapel Hill with these two and their sweet doggie!  We had the most perfect weather and finished up with lunch at Chipotle- yum!

November 16th, 2010

katherine and grant and their adorable pup, reagan, met me in charlotte for their loveshoot.  i love all of the fun colors in their photos!

their wedding at duke chapel and reception at ferrington is going to be a-mazing!  i can’t wait to work with this super couple on their big day.

what a cute dog!

November 9th, 2010

elise and matt met 6 years ago at u penn.

the city of brotherly love is beautiful! u penn’s campus was at the height of fall beauty.

then we headed over to the philadelphia museum of art.  it was fun to watch every tourist that visited run up the steps humming the theme to rocky!

October 26th, 2010

michelle and eric are such a great couple.  they just light up when they look at each other!

i can’t wait for their upcoming wedding at raffaldini vineyards.  it is such a gorgeous location!

michelle and eric brought their sweet golden, vegas, along for a few shots.  i heart goldens!

October 21st, 2010

Challenge:  Get those pictures off your hard drive and onto your wall!  It is a daunting task…as I well know.. the wall over my couch has been bare for the last three years and I’m a photographer!  It’s really hard to choose a huge piece of art because you’ll have to really LOVE it for years.  So, I decided a wall gallery is probably the best way to go for me.  Here are some options that I really like:

My fav:  Perfect Picture Wall.  They mail you the wall template AND the frames, all you have to do is add the pics… and it’s super affordable.  They have modern frames and more traditional options.

If your house is a little more traditional, Michael’s has some great wall template galleries too.

I also really love the layout of this gallery that I borrowed from Tara Whitney‘s blog.  It is a great example of how to use lifestyle portrait photography in a REAL home.  Thanks Tara and Visty for the inspiration!  I seriously LOVE those curtains too!

So- lovely clients- please send us photos of how you’ve hung your whitebox photos!  We’d love to feature them here on the blog!  I’ll post some pics of the wall gallery over my couch… as soon as I get it finished!