Sunday, July 29, 2007

My husband thought it would be a terrific idea to visit Flag Pond in Calvert County. I thought it was a great idea as well. What we didn't consider (temporary loss of reality due to too many Sunday morning pancakes,) is that taking two fully clothed children to the beach probably was not the greatest idea. We ended up at the end of the long hike (forgot strollers as well) and our children were instantly in the water. The poor families that had to watch our children swimming in a diaper and Nemo underwear. The good news is we had a blast and found two (very tiny) shark's teeth. The bad news is my husband had to carry two children equal to 56 pounds up the hill to the parking lot which was about a 1/2 mile away. I was happy to remind him that that was about the weight I carried (plus a few pounds, but who is counting) when I was pregnant:) Our next visit will include bathing suits, strollers, and towels!

I have one session spot open for the end of August. I was telling a new Mommy the other day that although my calendar may be full, I try to make room for newborns and those other special times that require a photographer sooner.

Friday, July 27, 2007

The eyes have it!

I am always telling clients that I love proofing pictures because I get to see very close up the detail and beautiful colors of different eyes. I love this example because you can see my reflection in this child's beautiful brown eyes.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Vacation Tips

We just returned from Williamsburg, Virginia and had a blast! After half of us being sick on our vacation last year, we had very low expectations. This can be a good thing when things go well and you are surprised! I captured this image of my DD (darling daughter) at the time share we were staying at called Powhatan Plantation.

As promised, my special tip that involved detailed research. When going anywhere that involves crowds, always go to your left! Why the left you may say. Most of us are wired to go the the right (right handed.) I noticed that when we entered the amusement park, the line was shorter on the left. As soon as your in, go to the left and you will notice that most people are rushing to the right (silly people.) When in line to get food, again, go left. I neglected to follow my own tip and watched two people in the left line of the eatery while my line (the right one) was 20 deep. I hope you use this tip on your next vacation and if it doesn't work for you, you didn't hear it from me:)

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Favorite Picture of the Month (Maybe Year)

I captured this picture of my friend's little man and it screamed black and white. He is a great age to photograph!

I am excited to say that July is now booked and August has a couple of spots left. I look forward to hearing from you!

Sunday, July 08, 2007

Summer has been wonderful thus far. This weekend my family and I spent time picking raspberries and spending time on the beach, all in little old St.Mary's. I am starting to believe there is no reason to leave in the summer with all of the wonderful activities. We all know winter is a different story:)
This great little helper along with his family pointed out the beautiful sunset picture below. Every family has a photographer in it!
I am enjoying photographing families and am excited to start photographing older children along with seniors. The father below is making an amazing sacrifice for our country as he begins a tour in Iraq.