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virtual golf girl.

VGG :: DC launch party.

this week i returned to the amazing dc design house to photograph the virtual golf girl dc launch party!

virtual golf girl launched earlier this year at sundance – showcasing their innovative indoor golf product combining advanced shot accuracy + HD graphics with exquisitely designed luxury rooms by lynni megginson.

fantastic product + swanky room in the dc design house + amazing team of “golf girls” = resounding success!


the amazing kristian estevez prepared cortez handmade cigars.


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clamoring for clams.

your personal fisherman.

this weekend st. michael’s celebrated their annual winefest – with two days of food, wine, music and celebration throughout town. the talbot county watermen’s association had a tent featuring soft-shell clams with phenomenal cooking demonstrations and tastings all afternoon. the amazing carol bean organized the event and local artist marc castelli leant his talents to the the flyer which featured a watermen’s workboat and the slogan caught by “your personal fisherman.” i stopped by just in time to catch the fabulous barbara helish, chef + owner of bella luna restaurant, as she prepared the clams in a chipotle garlic tomato butter extravaganza – to die for! earlier in the day philip bernot, wine director at wishing well liquor, served much-raved about tempura rockfish bites – delish!



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children’s miracle network.

miss america + credit unions come together for children’s miracle network.

juri valdov, chairman, credit union miracle day, inc.

last week the atrium at children’s national medical center was a very exciting place – dozens of patients participated in an awesome event to decorate piggy banks and hang out with 2010 miss america! the lovely caressa cameron serves as a goodwill ambassador for children’s miracle network – an international non-profit serving hundreds of children’s hospitals, and the official platform for the miss america organization. the kids loved meeting her, posing for photos with her and the crown, and she even helped decorate and play games with everyone. during the program following the arts + crafts she also spoke on behalf of the organization and what it means to her to be able to work with the children.

in addition to celebrating the children, the event commemorated the absolutely amazing $923,000 raised by the 2010 credit union cherry blossom run. credit unions have sponsored the run since 2002, and contributed over $4m for children’s hospitals nationwide. on sunday april 11 over 15,000 runners took to the streets of dc, marking the 37th year of a great tradition.


lead partner PSCU financial services presented one of last year’s auctioned piggy banks to juri valdov.

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DC design house!

a voice for children.

design house :: washington, dc.

last night children’s national medical center welcomed circle of care members to the 3rd annual dc design house benefitting the foundation. the evening began with self tours of the spectacular home – designers were available to discuss their renovations and inspiration, and cocktails and delicious food were served poolside by ridgewells catering. following the reception, the program featured friends, family and doctors speaking on behalf of the child health advocacy institute.

it was truly a gorgeous evening and a superb event – enjoy!


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kimsey’s cowgirl birthday!

kimsey turns 2! yeehaw!

shannon + kimsey enjoying the pony rides!

yesterday i spent the afternoon with one of my favorite clients (shannon – kimsey + gracyn’s mom) photographing kimsey’s amazing cowgirl birthday party! her little friends + awesome family celebrated her turning 2 years old with pony rides, balloons, cowboy party hats and, of course, cupcakes!

shannon gets a HUGE gold star for party planning mom of the year – every detail was perfection, including her pony cupcake cake! yeehaw!

baby gracyn!

pony (cup)cake!

tiniest cowgirl ever!


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NACE: post-holiday social @ policy dc.

truth. love. liberty. and the pursuit of cocktails.

this week i met up with the DC chapter of NACE for their annual post-holiday social at policy. it was an awesome venue with funky decor (love graffiti walls!) good beer, and a unique menu. a mix of NACE members + guests attended to network, learn about the committees, and witness the 2010 board induction. in addition to connecting event professionals by offering social + educational opportunities, NACE also focuses on community service. this month’s meeting featured a book drive for the dc non-profit books for america.

it was a great event made even more fun with boxci‘s innovative little photobooth and the dj stylings of gordon thorn from absolute entertainment!


raffle ticket insanity.

gordon thorn is the man.

NACE board members with tiffany penn from policy.

thanks to the crazy + fantastic alexander morozov for grabbing my camera + snapping this shot of me with some of my favorite ladies – jennifer charles, alex pare & danielle couick!

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