sneak peek – a walk in the park with the “s” family {maryland family portrait photographer}

Today was such a gorgeous day for photos! I spent the morning in Patuxent State Park with the beautiful “S” family. I had the pleasure of meeting Natalie and her daughter Keelyn about a year ago at one of my sister’s mommy meetup groups. Keelyn was so little then, was just learning to sit up, and was one of the prettiest most photogenic babies I’ve met! I was excited to see how much she had grown and even more happy to be able to photograph the entire family this time.

Natalie also wanted to take a generations photo – I absolutely LOVED the idea!
Four generations of women – great grandmom, grandma, mom, and little Keelyn. :)

sneak peek jessica claire photography workshop {natural light wedding photography}

As soon as I heard Jessica Claire was holding another photography workshop I had to sign up! I jumped on the chance to get a coveted seat and waited in anticipation as I entered my name onto the wait list! I was psyched when I got an email from Jessica herself welcoming me to the April 6, 2010 workshop.

I’ve admired Jessica’s work for many years and was excited to meet her in person! I wanted to learn from the best, instead, what I found was not only did I learn from the fabulous Jessica herself, but many other photographers who attended the workshop as well. Their experiences ranged from just starting out to the well seasoned, but one thing everyone had in common was a love and passion for photography! Just my kind of peeps!

Here is a sneak peek at some photos from the workshop. These are straight out of the camera…needs some photoshop work to give it the little extra touch…will post more soon!

The infamous Jessica Claire in action!

The class photogs. Majority Canon shooters, a few Nikon, and some Sony shooters in the crowd (shout out to the Canadians!)

The lovely couple Brianne & Sean!

Big shout out to the folks who made the workshop memorable!

Workshop Instructor:  Jessica Claire
Design & Coordination: Joyful Weddings & Events
Design & Floral Design: JL Designs
Hair & Makeup: Erica L. Beukelman
Paper Goods: Posh Paperie
Cake & Desserts: Sweet and Saucy Shop
Furniture Rentals: Luxe Event Rentals
Linens: Wildflower Linen & Fusion Linens
Ceremony Chairs and Placesetting Rentals: Classic Party Rentals
Veil/Hair pieces: Lo Boheme
Sashes: The Treasured Petal & Heart of Light
Necklaces: RachelleD
Shoe clips: To the Nines & toii
Bridesmaid Necklace, Banner, ring pillow & paper penant: Joyful Joyful

a day with taylor & the easter bunny {maryland photographer}

I had last Friday off and decided to try to spend it with my little rambunctious niece Taylor. The morning started off with an early trip to the mall for photos with the Easter bunny…the scary Easter bunny…

45 minutes waiting in line and this is the best shot I got…

My turn to try! I couldn’t help but LAUGH MY A@@ off at Taylor’s reaction to the Easter Bunny.

After a few minutes of balling her eyes out…Taylor is back to her normal sassy self…

We then headed to the AWESOME playground in Ellicott City. I wish we had this when I was growing up! Foam padded playground with zip line, rock wall, plenty of slides and monkey bars. You can see all the kids imaginations running wild as they whizzed pass on a quest to save the world or capture the secret agents! I was very very tempted to start climbing on the monkey bars but thought the parents might find it odd a 31 year old was playing on the playground. (of course I think I can still pull off looking 12)?