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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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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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honfest 2009: photo booth!

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you came. you saw. you got hon’d up in the blonde photo booth and now you want to see your photos. they are coming! this blonde photog is recovering from two fun-filled days and processing 4000+ images from the weekend, so hang in there and be patient hon! it will be worth the wait!

galleries will be up soon – keep checking back!

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honfest 2009: day 2!

hampden crowns baltimore’s best hon 2009!

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denise whiting with baltimore’s best hon 2009, charlene osborne.

it’s official! charlene osborne is baltimore’s best hon 2009! woohoo! yesterday was FANTASTIC! best honfest ever! more photos to come soon – enjoy this sneak peek!

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loved seeing my photo on all the honfest posters!

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the cafe hon flamingo!

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me posing with my favorite baltimore hon and this years’ BEST! congrats charlene!!

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honfest 2009: day one!

day one preview of the hontastic weekend in b’more!

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

day one of honfest 2009 was fantastic! 36th street bustled with the energy of all hons strutting their stuff down the avenue. dazzled spectactors took it all in for the 16th year, and watched round one of baltimore’s best hon competition as well as the crowning of little miss hon and miss teen hon 2009! their was an awesome art show, great bands, and a ton of fabulous vendors! if you missed out on the fun you can get your “hon” on tomorrow as well! check it out :: honfest.com!

see ya in hampden, hon!

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hey hon!

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the blonde creative rocked it out at honfest 2009 with the queen hon doodle!

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get your HON on!

HONFEST 2009 is almost here!

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are YOU ready?

the blonde creative is gearing up for this weekend – 2 days of fun in the sun with hons on the avenue in hampden – oh yeah!

click HERE for more info!

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HONFEST 2009!

get ready hons…HONFEST is this weekend!

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blonde photo + the entire crew at the blonde creative is gearing up for honfest 2009 this weekend – i’ll be shooting non-stop hon action all weekend and the blonde creative will have a tent (same spot as last year, right in the center of it all!) complete with a fabulous photo booth, lots of giveaways + goodies, and so many fun people! we hope to see you all there!

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