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bawlmer’s best hon!

hey hon!


charlene osborne, bawlmer’s best hon 2009  :: about faces day spa – towson, md.

baltimore’s best hon 2009 is hoping to snag the title of best new author in 2010! i was very excited to see the fabulous charlene last week and photograph her in all her hon glory for her upcoming book, due out in time for this year’s honfest! based on her life and experiences as a hon, the book features her writing along with stunning images from the year’s highlights, taken by her favorite photographers. i’m honored to be among the list – getting to know charlene has been a wonderful delight. she is an amazing & effervescent person and it’s a thrill simply being around her. i can say with conviction that she has truly embraced her hon character and represented baltimore to the fullest this last year and i can’t wait to see & read her book!

congratulations charlene!

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snow day.

getting the tape measure to hit the deck was more difficult than expected.


10am = 22+ inches and falling!

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sweet as honey.

local art: baltimore-based calligrapher lee ann clark.


carriage house farms raw honey :: calligraphy + design by lee ann clark.

earlier this week i had the opportunity to meet + photograph the very talented calligrapher lee ann clark for baltimore bride magazine! lee ann greeted me with a huge smile and a beautiful jar of raw honey from her farm, carriage house farms – how fabulous is that? stay tuned for the upcoming feature on lee ann’s calligraphy in the next issue – or contact her for more info!

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the return of the pink flamingo.

giving b’more the bird.


the big pink bird once again adorns the exterior of the beloved cafe hon.

last night i attended the awesome pink flamingo re-release at cafe hon in hampden, one of my favorite baltimore neighborhoods! after much controversy, the iconic pink bird was re-affixed to the cafe’s facade, after a short-lived hiatus, looking more fabulous than ever! cafe hon owner denise whiting welcomed the crowd – a sea of excited faces draped in pink boas and waving plastic pink flamingoes – and led everyone in the pledge of allegiance and the flamingo dance! whiting then introduced mayor sheila dixon who did the honors – tugging on a feathered boa which dropped the large tarp and unveiled the shiny new bird. the ever-amazing charlene osborne – baltimore’s best hon 2009 – was present in all her hon glory, posing for her adoring fans and spreading her fantastic energy.

it was a hontastic celebration and media frenzy and i loved being a part of it! oh yeah, and afterwards john waters gave me a hug outside of rocket to venus. it doesn’t get any more bawlmer than that, hon.

enjoy!


flamingo power. like flower power, but pinker. and more radical.


baltimore’s best hon 2009 charlene osborne with the little hampden hons!


cafe hon owner denise whiting welcomed the crowd.


baltimore’s best hon 2009 charlene osborne does the flamingo dance!


…and cafe hon owner denise whiting joins in!


baltimore mayor sheila dixon spoke about the importance of supporting local businesses.


mayor dixon did the honors!


i *love* little hons!


mayor dixon posed for photos! while wearing a pink boa!


baltimore’s best hon 2009 charlene osborne with the newly unveiled flamingo!


denise whiting: mission accomplished!

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meghan vince: charm city lovefest.

a few of her favorite things…

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i *loved* meeting up with meghan vince a few weeks ago in baltimore for a very fun lifestyle session! we started in federal hill and worked our way across town to fells point, just in time to catch the sun setting on the pier. love that golden light! meghan was so great to photograph – her energy + excitement were amazing, especially since she was surrounded by everything she loves most! i captured some quick headshots for her new photography business { meghan lynn photography } and then photographed her + her boyfriend jim and their two awesome dogs, zoey + izzy! big thanks to meghan + jim for sharing their evening and their love with me!

enjoy the things that meghan loves…

meghan loves her boyfriend.
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meghan loves her dogs.
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meghan *loves* her camera!
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charmed.

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meghan + jim, the perfect charm city couple – baltimore, md.

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honfest 2009: photo gallery!

a weekend full of fabulous hons in bawlmer!

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hons on the avenue, honfest 2009.

honfest 2009 was amazing! once again i was the official honfest photographer for the 2-day festival in hampden. i feel very lucky to work with honfest (yay for cafe hon owner + honfest creator denise whiting, and amazing event coordinators kate callahan and lisa davis for another great year!)  the 16th annual honfest was a weekend long celebration – two very long, very hot days of music, dancing, food, crazy cool vendors, and hons like nobody’s business took over the avenue in hampden! the main stage gave new meaning to the word entertainment with three hon competitions – little miss hon, miss honette, and the main event, baltimore’s best hon! musical talent like dj landis expandis, the groove mammals, and uptown hons performed, along with amazing dance troupes and the sultan’s treasure belly dancers! local bands lined the falls road stage all weekend long, including the cold, cold, heartbreakers with rodney henry, lawnchair, the bobwhites, pete yorko and others.

huge thanks to the blonde creative team, especially my amazing mamasita who once again ran my booth all weekend while i was shooting – she is amazing! she also woke up super early with me both days to set up and stayed late to take down everything! plus she took some amazing photos in the photo booth and is simply so fun to have around! major props go to quinn peyser at quinnep doodles for some serious logistics work this year! she was in charge of ordering all the amazing honfest tshirts, stickers, and water bottles in our booth, as well as doodling the 6ft-tall life-size hon for the photo booth! woohoo! i was also thrilled to have jessi ringer of 5ringsphoto there both days shooting + hanging out with me, and the fabulous + talented mk mckenna and natalie franke stopped by saturday as well! the brand new canton car wash gave us awesome coupons + gift cards to give away and we had two big raffles!

enjoy the blog and check out the galleries below for all the photos from the weekend, including the crazy photo booth pics taken by me, mamasita + quinnep!

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click HERE for the PHOTO BOOTH GALLERY

click HERE for the FESTIVAL GALLERY

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1st place winner in the “what is a hon?” art contest, “Hon” by local artist holly petr.

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artists holly petr + ramon matheu.

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blonde photo balloons!

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jessi ringer channels her inner elvis.

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hey hon!

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the illustrious cafe hon pink flamingo!

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quinn peyser loving her life-size doodle!

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denise whiting cracks up on stage.

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little miss hon 2009!

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bubble gum + heineken hon!

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me + charlene osborne (baltimore’s best hon 2009!) in the photo booth!

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holly + jessica (left) stopped by!

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hontastic mother-daughter duo heidi + rita!!

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men wearing beehives used their cameras against me in the photo booth!

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this humongous crabcake broke the guinness world record on saturday!

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miss hypothermic hon scoops the first crab cake!

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cafe hon owner denise whiting raised over $2000 for charity in the dunk tank!

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the cold, cold heartbreakers rocked the falls road stage.

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oh mai!

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dogs with beehives: only in bawlmer, hon.

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snake charming blonde photogs + belly dancers.

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the booth!

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mamasita + quinn workin’ it!

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clockwise from top, starting with queen hon: mk mckenna, jessi ringer, me, quinn peyser, natalie franke.

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