local art pops on the eastern shore!
“people of the sun”
last week i had the pleasure of attending the gallery opening for my friend + local artist ramon matheu at west annapolis art works!
i met ramon at last year’s honfest where he took second place in the “what is a hon?” juried art contest. i absolutely love ramon’s vibrant and inspired work which he describes as “a combination of radiant black outlines and vivid colors that put a fun spin on the various subjects” that he illustrates. his style is “distinctive post-pop” and i think it’s simply fantastic!
check it out and enjoy!
the artist, ramon matheu.
annapolis baby boutique has new owners!
congrats to kristin demarco + renee seigley – the new owners of the fabulous lil’ lamb shop in annapolis, md!
this full-service baby boutique + nursery design center has the cutest and chicest baby apparel + goodies! it’s a wonderland of color and miniature everything – the perfect place to find a special gift or totally deck out a nursery for mommies-to-be! kristin specializes in interior design and together with renee they provide simply stellar customer service.
i was so excited to swing by and see them in action – the shop is gorgeous! 3 years ago my aunt + cousin opened the boutique and it’s such a great place with fabulous energy! i’m so happy for kristin + renee and wish them the best of luck!
visit their website for more info or become fan on facebook to stay up-to-date on events + specials!
nursery designer extraordinaire kristin demarco!
lil’ lamb shop owners kristin demarco + renee seigley.
adrienne + steve = james. excellent formula.
james is one seriously cool kid and he’s oh so incredibly adorable! i had the absolute best time ever running the streets of annapolis after this little guy – he was super adventurous climbing all over and exploring everything. truth be told, he started the session a little skeptical of me – giving me some super serious looks, but i totally won him over (check out the high-five he gave me below!) and managed to get some sweet smiles and a few laughs! i mean, the kid is seriously stylish – and with his cool outfit, big blue eyes, and super blonde locks, i fell in love with him immediately. let’s be honest – he’s the cutest thing ever with a personality to match. proof: we’re walking downtown and james wanders into a bar to start dancing…turns out he loves to dance…to frank sinatra no less…*smitten*!
i *love* family sessions!
…and i even managed to sneak just a few of james’ parents being so very cute together! *love* these two!
and the sweet high-five! thanks to my intern/mentee renee higdon for this awesome capture!
faith, hope + love.
this past weekend i had the pleasure of documenting anna rose’s baptism at st. mary’s church in annapolis, maryland. st. mary’s is truly stunning and it was a beautiful ceremony. anna rose was perfectly serene, taking it all in and looking delightful in her fabulous little gown! afterwards they had an intimate lunch at maria’s with family + friends.
i loved seeing anna rose – she already looks so different from just a few months ago at her newborn session! i feel so lucky to be able to photograph this amazing family and be a part of their lives and most important moments!
*love* this image.
big sister julia saying grace.
he won’t stay without melissa…
melissa + joe are married!
they tied the knot with a fabulous celebration two weeks ago on a sunny august afternoon in downtown annapolis. truly one of the most easy going and happy couples ever, melissa + joe had a perfectly blissful day, just as i expected. their love is strong and quiet, and together they are totally magnetic. i love that every couple has such a unique bond and different type of love *and* that i get to witness it on one of their best days ever – yay for weddings!
the ceremony took place at st. mary’s church – and was absolutely stunning. afterwards we lingered in the courtyard for family photos before heading down to the docks for some more fun ones – causing quite the stir among tourists with our entourage…the bridal party was big and spirited and kept everything exciting as we toured around town in the fabulous party bus!
the reception was at the loew’s annapolis – located right on west street with gorgeous decor and a great annapolis vibe. *plus* the loew’s is a pet-friendly hotel! (and yes, cricket came with me for my annapolis weekend getaway!) after cocktail hour in the atrium, guests moved into the ballroom where dinner was served and the party began! i’ve gotten to know this group very well, both socially and in front of the camera (having photographed many of their friends + bridal party) and i knew to expect some serious action on the dance floor! i was delighted to see some sweet moves and even hear the boys sing for their alma mater (lots of maryland alums in attendance – particularly the bride + groom!) – it was fantastic!
melissa + joe thank you so much for having me! i loved being a part of your wedding day and i’m so happy for you both! congrats!!
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5-star vendor reviews!
evolution of style :: dashing custom suits from the expertise of jonathan mustich.
wedding savvy :: superb planning + event execution by the amazing raquel shutt!
silver stems :: gorgeous flowers!
tower entertainment :: dj john rocked the dance floor!
loew’s annapolis :: wedding *and* pet-friendly hotel in downtown annapolis.
st. mary’s church :: stunning church in downtown annapolis.
missy + mark are married!
they made it official surrounded by their family + friends on the sandy shore at the chesapeake bay foundation – one of my favorite venues – in annapolis, maryland. it was a gorgeous afternoon (even though the wind was whipping around like mad!) and everyone had an amazing time watching this couple throughout the day’s celebration.
and what a celebration it was! mark hails from australia, where he and missy met and started dating, and his family brought the fabulous energy and charm you would expect from our good-natured neighbors down under. and i must say that the americans truly brought the funk – tearing up the dance floor to the righteous tunes of the wild rovers band. let me tell you – there is nothing better than an irish band wearing kilts at an australian/american wedding!
from the moment i met missy + mark i totally dug their vibe – relaxed, down to earth, and totally in love with each other – and i was thrilled that they chose me to document their day. i’m always so amazed and impressed when a bride + groom’s greatest concern is that their guests enjoy themselves and have a great time. i think that is so awesome and it was definitely important to missy + mark. i know everyone had a phenomenal time, and i have the photographs to prove it! from the ceremony + the champagne toast on the beach, to the cocktail hour on the deck and dinner overlooking the ocean and then the rockin’ dance party that followed, the day couldn’t have been any better!
missy + mark: i think the world of you both. your family + friends are amazing and i am so very happy for you! congrats and enjoy!
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5-star vendor reviews!
the chesapeake bay foundation :: fantastic venue on the water in annapolis, maryland.
wild rovers band :: phenomenal irish band that rocked the reception and inspired a dance off!
intrigue designs :: ridiculously amazing flowers.
fiona’s cakes :: perfectly beautiful cake and so delicious!
saucy salamander :: great annapolis-based caterer.
chris dunn :: flawless classical guitar performance during the ceremony + cocktail hour.
tara spuhler mccabe :: wonderful officiant!