Papa’s Hats

Posted on June 26, 2011

I’m not sure why but I haven’t done any personal posts. I think I want to change that. Sometimes I come up with ideas for shoots and want to try them out. So those are the personal posts I will share here because they almost always include my family somehow.

My daughter has grown up dealing with my photographic whims and she obliges me more so the older she gets. My son, on the other hand, argues with me about doing them. “Only 1 picture!” He tells me constantly. And anyone who knows me KNOWS I simply can not take just ONE picture!

So I had this idea that involved some personal items of my dad’s. My dad used to wear these cool hats. When my mom was going though his stuff (my dad is in a nursing home) she came across some of these hats…and so was born my idea. I ventured down to the waterfront of Annapolis with my son and nephew in tow along with 2 of Papa’s hats. They actually cooperated well when I bargained with the thought of an ice cream afterword…lol

I really love the results I got and am trying to think of a way to incorporate them into one thing…maybe a collage canvas…

I love you Dad…

These next three are my favorites…

This ones pretty funny…he wasn’t happy with me at this point.

The boat that docks there for rides out into the bay was blowing his horn at this point and the boys kept their ears covered…

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Khan Family portrait session

Posted on June 25, 2011

One of the coolest places to shoot in Bowie is Foxhill Park. The lake is visible from the main road but getting to it is a good walk so it’s never busy with lots of people. That’s where I met the Khan family. The wanted to get some family shots to send off to family that lives out of town.

I have a 4 year old boy of my own so I was prepared for the energy their boys had. They loved checking out the turtles from the bridge (we must have seen at least 10 of them!). Their little sis is one lucky girl to have 2 sweet older brothers to look out for her.

Thanks so much Khan family! I hope you enjoy your images! 🙂

Sanford Family ~ Meadowlark Gardens

Posted on June 17, 2011

Meadowlark Gardens is one of my favorite places to shoot. I’ve done a handful of weddings there but portrait sessions are fun because you have lots of time to take in everything there is to see there.

I had such a great time photographing the Sanford family. Their little ones are so sweet and funny.

I hope you enjoy your images! 🙂

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Laura & Taylor ~ Mount Airy Mansion

Posted on June 17, 2011

It was a perfectly beautiful day when Laura and Taylor tied the knot. Mount Airy Mansion is such a beautiful venue.

Intrigue Design and Decor made the wedding amazing with their gorgeous touch.

I had such an amazing day with Laura and Taylor and their families. So much love felt all day.

Thanks so much for letting me be a part of it! 🙂

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