Friday, October 31, 2008

Meghann & Curt

I can't wait to shoot their wedding. These two were so active during the shoot as you'll see in the slideshow. So much going on it was too fun and I got to capture it all!

We shot these at Great Falls National Park & Reston Town Center in Virginia. Thanks guys!!



Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Napoleon Dynamite

Sometimes I need a mental break during massive editing tasks for my awesome wedding clients. YouTube to the rescue!

And now for a couple of classic scenes from one of my favorite movies, Napoleon Dynamite =)

I don't know why, but this is such a funny scene, I guess you had to be there...



And of course, the famous dance scene




Sunday, October 26, 2008

Kristie's Big Day & Bridal Session - Teaser Photos!

I just wanted to take a moment and catch up on some blogging and post some killer wedding & bridal photos of Kristie & Corey.

A few weeks ago Kristie & I rocked the city of Annapolis, MD with a fun bridal session shot among the curious crowds, hot cars, Harley Davidsons, and fancy boats. Here are just a few images that gives you a sense of just how rad a bridal session can be. I like to get my brides out there and milk it for all it's worth. They've put a lot of effort and detail into their weddings, and the wedding gown is no exception. Marking that milestone of searching for and selecting the dress should be celebrated with a fun stress-free bridal session...because my bridal sessions totally rock!



Kristie just loved hamming it up!





She made all kinds of friends around town =)



The bikers were kind enough to let her have a seat!



Then came the boats... she got a Captain's attention too...



...and welcomed her aboard!



... and showed her off to passing boaters, LOL




When you're in Annapolis, you're in Naval Academy territory,
so we had to mark the occassion.



While we were roaming the streets, a group of young teens were fascinated by Kristie in her wedding gown and thought it was the coolest thing that we were shooting these!



Nothing better than the tasty late afternoon light spilling around her



Yes I had to indulge myself a little here...




We kept getting plenty of attention around every corner.
It was a beautiful day and everyone was out enjoying the weather.



Yep, Kristie "stopped" traffic!
The guy in the yellow shirt on the right was kind enough to do some traffic control for us.
Notice some of the folks in the background gawking, lol. At almost every bridal session I get asked if it's for a magazine or something. I usually say "yes" since I may submit the images to an actual magazine.



A hot car deserves a hot bride!



I love the Shelby 427 AC Cobras!!
The owner was so welcoming of the idea, I think he just wanted a photo of his car =)



One of my personal favorites...and Kristie's =)



Finally, here are just a few teaser images from their wedding. Despite the torrential downpours and strong winds, everyone had a blast! There was so much love & happiness surrounding these two! My good friend the lovely Sarah Hodzic (one of my favorite wedding photographers in the area!) joined me to second shoot. We had a great time together as always!





This image is indicative as to how crazy a fun loving and lively crowd can get at a reception!



The impressive fireworks display at the Herrington Harbour Marina wowed everyone!



Sarah & I knelt side-by-side to shoot the couple enjoying the show.
It was so great seeing these two soak it in.




And a big shout out to Kristie's parents who also celebrated their 28th wedding anniversary on the same date as Kristie & Corey's wedding. Congratulations!!!!!


More to come =)




Friday, October 24, 2008

Tiff & Mike's Slideshow

Enjoy =)





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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

DVD Slideshows

Show It Web, developed by David Jay & his team, is a popular app some photographers use to create flash-based slideshows. We've all seen and love them. One of my favorite features about it is that you or your client can order a DVD of the slideshow. The folks at Show It DVD will produce and deliver the product in a nice package for your clients to enjoy. So when you're busy like many of us are, outsourcing this value added service is a must! If you're like me, I still like to take the time & effort customize my products as part of the grand experience I deliver. So I continue to use the sleek looking jewel boxes from JewelBoxing.com. But when efficiency is needed, Show It DVDs are the way to go. I've always received my Show It DVDs withing 10 days of ordering. Check out my video about them.


Sunday, October 19, 2008

Tiffany & Mike's Wedding


Tiffany & Mike are one of my most fun couples I've worked with this year. Just check out their E-Session! Denise and my second shooter for the day, Kristin Hughes, joined me to take on this big wedding. Here are some of my personal favorites...



Some quick casual shots ...





Stunning light spills over this beautiful bride. Other than resizing for the web, mild sharpening & vignetting, these are straight out of the camera. It's all about the light folks!
Nothing beats low sunlight in the sky, so tasty!




Dad couldn't help but get emotional.





The girls were a hoot! Count them... yep, 16! Here they are just hamming it up for me.



And the guys were no small group either!




Tiffany's brother was able to come back from his tour in Iraq and attend the wedding.
It was a wonderful surprise for Tiffany & her family.
Here he is looking sharp and reunited with his beautiful girlfriend.




A nice moment in the dark outside the venue




Thank you Tiffany & Mike for letting us be a part of your special day!

Stay tuned for more to come!



Friday, October 17, 2008

Jordan Laughing Her Butt Off!

Jordan loves having her big brother Nate with us every week. She's always excited to see him and he always manages to get her cracking up within the first 30 minutes they're together. Here they are messing around in front of a webcam. Couldn't resist sharing another glimpse into my life =)



Thursday, October 16, 2008

Alison & Dustin ... The E-Session Slideshow

This has got to be one of our coolest engagement sessions. Everything from the VW Bug car to the "Exorcist" stairs in Georgetown, Erin & Noah got some great shots of Alison & Dustin. Alison's already stunning, I can only imagine how beautiful she will be on her wedding day!


Here are more amazing photos from Alison & Dustin's E-Session!






Noah also managed to catch a behind-the-scenes shot of Erin setting up the couple along the C&O canal in Georgetown.




Wednesday, October 15, 2008

GET LOST!

Yep "GET LOST" ... That was the objective at the corn maze we went to! It was a pretty fun 50 minute walk trying to find our way out of the Maize Quest at Montpelier Farms. Denise, Jordan, Nathan & I had a great time together on the hay ride, petting zoo, and pumpkin patch. I think we spent close to 2.5 hours there.


Here's an aerial shot I took. As you can see, this maze is no joke ....



LOL, nah I'm only kidding. That's the shot from their website =)


Okay these are for real =)