Monday, April 12, 2010

sneak preview for h&t

This bride is a friend of mine and coworker: we are both employed by the local Starbucks. I shot their engagement photos last fall, and I was thrilled when they asked me to do the wedding photos as well. I discovered during their engagement that this bride looooves the camera, so I was looking forward to a very chill time together, and they didn't disappoint. There were so many details of this wedding that I just loved, and I especially fell in love with the butterfly theme that was carried throughout.


Someone mentioned that they love my shoe pictures. Um, you can tell what I love.








I got myself an assistant! He managed to take a particularly accurate (and therefore less-than-flattering) shot of me holding a camera.


The butterflies!










I saw this pink building by the side of the road and was all "Must! Use!"


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Monday, April 05, 2010

photo of the day: eyes

This is the last one from the shoot, I promise. But I love getting reeeeeally close to faces, and this was just adorable.

ready for a closeup

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Saturday, April 03, 2010

slideshow: portraits of marin

There are more images here than made it into the final cut for the shoot, but I wanted to show movement a little more. All pictures were taken at Winterthur Gardens in Wilmington, Delaware. Enjoy!

photo shoot with marin from Laura Dye on Vimeo.

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Monday, March 29, 2010

photo of the day: cuddles!

I mentioned on Friday that I had lots of shoots scheduled over the weekend, and I did indeed have three. (There was another band performance I could have dragged le camera to, but after 1300 photos that day, I decided not to.) Anyway, the first one was in Wilmington at Winterthur Gardens, and it was awesome seeing the gardens for the first time. Even though not much is blooming, there was a slope COVERED IN BLUEBELLS. Amazing. All I could think was "I want to do bridal portraits here!"
Anyway, the subject of the shoot was a five-year-old who's a friend of my sister, which is how I got involved with the pictures. In the shot below she's got M wrapped in her trench coat, keeping her warm while we waited to start taking pictures.
I love this image because it is such typical Joy: impulsive, laughing, comfortable in her own skin. If you've ever met my sister (and a lot of you probably have--she's incredibly good at her job) you know that she absolutely lives up to her name, besides being one of the most focused people I know.

le sister

Anyway, I had to share this image, because it probably won't end up framed anywhere, but it is the sort of image that is frozen in my mind when I think of my family.

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Thursday, October 01, 2009

::sneakiest peek::

So today I shot the senior photos of my youngest cousin, and now I officially feel old. I took her older sister's senior photos, I've taken her pictures before, three years ago, and she's grown up so much since then that I really can't believe that she's a senior in HIGH SCHOOL. Where has the time gone? (Also: let us all pause and compare the difference that three years has made in my photography. Just. Wow.) Anyway, she looks so freaking beautiful; I had to share just a couple of my favorites from the dozens of good ones.









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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

the engagement of m&l

I'm in a tearing hurry, so I haven't much time to write anything, but trust me: this couple is awesome, I love them, we had a blast doing the shoot, and I can't wait for their wedding. Apparently L & I share an affinity for food, specifically sushi, laughing, and marrying guys who like to give us a hard time. Love it!






















the light! The perfect light!
























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Monday, September 07, 2009

::wedding:: of k&a

This couple, besides being adorable, are two of the warmest, most genuine people you'll ever meet. It was an incredible privilege to be in attendance at their wedding.
The ceremony was at First Baptist Church in Dover, (I think), and the reception was at the Sheraton. Both spaces were lovely, and we were able to stop at the governor's mansion for about 15 minutes to grab a few photos of the two of them. It was a gorgeous, gorgeous day.

























grand entrance











the party

the girls

the guys



isn't she gorgeous?







so lovely

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