main street, usa.
nothing makes me happier than being able to photograph the people i love, especially ones that are in love!
nicole is one of my very best friends and favorite people in the world — she’s exuberant, hilarious, brilliant, and a fabulous cook — did i mention she’s hilarious? we share the same sense of humor and appreciation for the ridiculous and i miss her being part of my life every day! im sad that we live so far away from each other now, but i love visiting her in park city, utah. as fabulous as sundance + snow are, i was thrilled to see park city in autumn — perfection! and in all the years ive known nicole i have never seen her happier or more beautiful than she is right now. i was so excited to snap some quick shots of her and her boyfriend nick on main street — they are such a fun couple and truly bring out the best in each other, which makes me so happy.
i had the most wonderful time visiting my friend holly + her gorgeous family! it’s been years since i’ve seen her — and our early morning family session was a striking change from our old late night karaoke rendezvous! yay for facebook and fantastic friend (re)connections! holly was just as fun + beautiful as ever, and glowing with happiness! and with good reason — she’s head over heels in love with a hunky hubby and darling new baby! little harper is 8 months old and has the cutest personality (and beautiful face!) and i absolutely loved spending the morning with this family!
jess + will :: married! washington, dc.
science, japanese gardens, and lots of love…chicago style.
kathy + ulisses are getting married! in mexico! and there’s going to be a tequila donkey! but wait, im getting ahead of myself…
kathy + ulisses are engaged! and they are loving life in chicago — enjoying being in the same city together and planning their awesome celebration south of the border. chicago was the first stop on my recent trek across the country, and i had so much fun hanging out with them, from margaritas + karaoke the night before, to the wine tasting after our session, it was a great weekend! kathy + ulisses are a fabulous + fun couple — they have great chemistry and share an incredible sense of humor. we spent the afternoon exploring the museum of science + industry and wandering through the japanese gardens behind the museum — the site of the 1893 world fair. i had yet another fabulous time shooting in chicago, and i am so happy kathy + ulisses chose me to be their photographer — i cannot wait until they tie the knot — enjoy!
crabbing in september.
johnny gowe scoops up a crab from his trotline in broad creek — neavitt, md.
at the end of september i ventured out into broad creek to photograph the local watermen working their trotlines — fall crabbing! i spent most of the morning aboard dreamer with captain johnny gowe. once again i was so impressed by the dedication of the watermen, and loved watching them scoop up the blue crabs and fill their bushels!
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…more from my on-going watermen project…
oyster recovery partnership :: ORP project – le compte bay, choptank river.
environmental matters committee :: SB 342 :: eastern shore watermen rally in support of senate bill 342.
choptank to the railway :: neavitt to tilghman aboard the dreamer.
…of the photo variety.
roadside shop — pittsburg, pa.
i have returned from an absolutely inspiring and *awesome* road trip across the country…and back! over the next few days i will be posting tons of images of the fantastic places and wonderful people (and pups!) that i photographed. im also preparing to jaunt off again, back to africa in a few short weeks, for a long and much anticipated trip…details to come!
across the usa…and back!
for the next 3 weeks i will be on the road — literally shooting my way across america! woo!
tomorrow morning i start out from dc heading northwest along I80 to chicago! i’ll be spending a few days in each city, visiting friends + photographing clients. this is my second cross-country road trip but with a completely different trajectory. most of the places ive been to before (chicago, san diego, nola — yay!) others im excited to see in a different light (park city sans snow? really? woot!) and others will be a first (austin!) as of now the itinerary looks something like this ::
dc — chicago, il — lincoln, ne — park city, ut — venice beach, ca — san diego, ca — somewhere in the new mexico desert — austin, tx — new orleans — nashville — dc
i probably wont blog from the road, but will definitely be posting (ridiculous/amusing) updates + mobile photos on the blonde photographer’s facebook page — stay tuned!