Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Jeremy & Lauren - Engagement Shoot

Jeremy had worked with my husband for a couple years and they became good friends. In September Jeremy was told he would be doing a 1yr unaccompanied tour of duty in Japan. He was already engaged to Lauren, but their big wedding wasn't planned until next year (2011). They decided to get married in a civil ceremony with just their family present- they will however still be having their large wedding celebration next year- white dress/dress blues, the works.

Lauren found out he would be coming home for Christmas and asked if I could take pictures for them as a "late" engagement/save the date photo session. Of course I said yes! We even had a light snowfall... made the day beautiful.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Guinea Pigs & Pumpkins - Pets

These are "my boys" Twix & Beans... they tend to have their photos taken when I randomly have a new idea.

Here are their "fall photos:"

Around DC - Urban

We currently live about 45min from the nation's capital... you'd think I would have seen everything there is to see, but you'd be wrong. I think you could live in the city itself and never see it all. These shots were taken in October, sadly the weather had been overcast and cloudy for two weeks straight so the colors are kind of off...

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Maryland Fall - Nature

Just a few snapshots from around the neighborhood.

Sonny & Sara - Family Shoot

I met Sara about a year before I moved out here, shortly after I arrived I met her husband. These two are great and were super easy to work with! Even baby Riley managed a couple of smiles for us. I especially love the ones of her and daddy.

Holly & Brandon - Maternity Schoot

Holly and Brandon are new friends and great fun to hang out with. Brandon had taken some beautiful maternity shots of Holly, however they wanted some done together so I eagerly volunteered! Can you believe these photos were taken just 10 days before she delivered?!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Pickles & Ice Cream Baby Shower

We have, yet again, added a new wife to our group... and she's pregnant as well! I offered to plan her baby shower and a mutual friend opened up her home. This time around an ice cream display caught my eye and I thought "this could totally be adapted for a baby shower!" So, without further ado... may I present "Holly's Ice Cream Shoppe"

Yet again, I apologize for the photo quality (point & shoot)... however, Holly you've going to be an amazing mom!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Conner/Shupbach Wedding

So last night was Will & Melanie's wedding... As the "day-of wedding coordinator" I was the first one to arrive at the church and almost the last to leave, the only people who left after me were the parents (loading gifts/left-over food into their cars) and the key-holder to lock up! So I was on my feet running around from 1:45pm-10:45pm. My feet are sore, but I loved it.

I dressed professional, wore flats (no running around in heels for me), and had my bluetooth in along with the phone #'s for the florist, DJ, caterer, photographer. I ended up doing:
  • last minute detail work in the reception area
  • set-up the unity candle table, put flowers in the girls'/guys' rooms
  • brought pitchers of water/ice to each room as well as snacks
  • assisted the photographer with detail shots (ie-dress, flowers, jewelry, etc.) and organizing the people who needed to be in the photos
  • pinned on the ring-bearer's boutineer (he wouldn't let anyone else, they were all family)
  • repaired ripped table cloths
  • set-up the cake table (spun the napkins just how you taught me mom!)
  • helped the caterer set-up the hor'devours table
  • called the DJ when she was running late, after she arrived-delivered the CDs and timeline
  • managed to control the Jr. Bridesmaid, flower girl, and ring-bearer...whew.
  • opened the door for the bridal party entrance into the ceremony (and exit into the reception)
  • made sure there was constant communication between the couple and DJ during the reception
  • helped cut/serve the cake
  • announced when we needed everyone outside to say farewell to the couple
  • helped with clean-up
  • ...and probably tons of little things I'm forgetting
People asked me what to do and where to go.

I only got to take detail photos, but the photographer got a picture of me with the Bride and Groom and said she'd e-mail it to me in a week or so (her son is stationed in Hawaii and deploying to Afghanistan Monday... she is actually on a plane headed there right now).

Sunday, March 21, 2010

About to Hatch Baby Shower

Amanda is new in town (and to our group of Marine Wives/Girlfriends) but she is one of the sweetest girls I've ever met so when I found out she hadn't had a baby shower and was due in less than two month I told her it was unacceptable and I'd be throwing her one!

The theme was "about to hatch" since she's having a little girl I decided on pretty pastels and chicks, lots and lots of chicks!

I apologize in advance for the photos... bad lighting and point-and-shoot camera!

Congratulations Amanda, you'll be a great mom!