Sunday, August 30, 2009

the wedding of b&l

These two were married 35 years ago, and I had the incredible privilege of photographing the ceremony at which the re-united in marriage. Only their immediate family was in attendance, and it was quiet, gorgeous, and perfect. Afterwards we all slipped down to the beach for a few family photos, and it was a lovely way to spend a Saturday afternoon.

the whole family

foot-popping kiss


the boys

The girls

ring around the rosy

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Thursday, August 06, 2009

family beach photos!

This amazing family was down in the Ocean City area for vacation and wanted to get family photos taken by someone else, but something came up. Since they already had their outfits and really wanted them done, they asked around and a friend gave them my name. We didn't meet until the day of the shoot, and that day everything was conspiring against us; traffic was insane, it looked like it might storm, and the beach was crowded.
But when we finally managed to get on the same beach at the same time, I had a freaking blast. This family, besides being gorgeous, is just super-fun. The kids were awesome, their parents were amazing, and I'm so glad I met them! Can't wait until next year.

I usually plan on throwing away the first ten or so shots, just because it takes a little while for everyone to relax. Nope! Not this family. How adorable is the little guy's face?

love. this. image.
This has to go on my all-time favorites list. I love the sense of movement with all the kids.

classic Laura Dye shot.
Lens flare! Yes, very classic laura dye shot.

Isn't she lovely? She's going to be the princess for sure, seeing as she's the only girl.

how much do you want to snuggle this face?
The whole shoot all I wanted was to pick him up and snorgle those adorable dimples. He would have NONE OF IT.

Five kids and they still look this amazing. Wow.

Love. This. Image. That is all!

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Saturday, July 25, 2009

pregnancy pictures!

I met this absolutely gorgeous couple through mutual friends, and we decided to take some pregnancy pictures and final family portraits before the new baby came in nine days. Yes, you read that right. NINE DAYS. This girl looks amazing! She looks better at nine months pregnant than I ever have in my entire life.
So anyway, we started at their house and then headed down to Roaring Point State Park. It is lovely down there, and the threat of rain had cleared out most people, leaving the beach to us. It was absolutely lovely, and we just took pictures until we realized that the soon-to-be big brother was hungry. There are still more, but these were so gorgeous I had to share them.

Aren't they adorable together?

The boys!

On the drive down we found this abandoned house and we had to stop and use it for pictures. Isn't it fabulous?

Um, supermodels much?

Isn't this just a fabulous stairway? Could have spent house just at this place.


Love. This. Shot.

Hard to believe they're days away from child #2. They are so sweet to watch together!

She is so freaking cute.


Um, yes. This is amazing. And I know I took it, but, yeah. Love it.

isn't she just breathtakingly lovely?
And this. This was her idea too--don't you love people who are also photogs?

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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

sneak peek of a family shoot

I did these family pictures on Good Friday, and had a total blast. We shot in Ocean City, Maryland, since that's where they were spending Easter together, and it was kind of cold and windy. Everyone was super-patient, though! It just motivated everyone to smile faster.

the little guy

family love


all together now

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Monday, December 01, 2008

the engagement of J&T

This is le husband's brother; we're shooting his wedding in July next year. While they were out for Thanksgiving we drove up to Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, to take their engagement photos, and I love them. They're both super-photogenic (to the point that it's a little sickening), so I loved shooting them. Although I must confess to being a little nervous going into it; we're a very non-PDA family, so would it be weird to take mushy pictures of my brother-in-law? Fortunately, it was cool, and I love these pictures. 

There's this old house I love to use as a backdrop; I made them go inside. (Actually, J volunteered and T was sort of dragged along.) 

Isn't that light amazing? 

See, this is the way I usually use this space. 

Isn't she lovely? 

Hooray for brick walls! 

sweet moment
Yes, those "sexy brooding good looks" genes do run in the family. 

i've got a secret

On the steps to somewhere. 

almost a heart shape
I love the way they almost form the shape of a heart here. 

But that's not how it used to be/ When the jester sang for the king and queen
This makes me think of that line from American Pie about the king and queen and jester. 


an unfortunate moment ensued in which he attempted to recreate that scene from "forgetting Sarah Marshall"
Ok, so right before this picture was taken we had an unfortunate moment in which he attempted to reenact that moment from "Forgetting Sarah Marshall." yeah, THAT moment. 

marc jacobs ad, anyone?
Is it just me, or does this look like a Marc Jacobs ad? You know, these ads

they made with the smoochies

iconic much?
My absolute favorite, and once again, taken by le husband, NOT ME. Sadness. 

every heartbeat bears your name

penny lane
Penny Lane and ambient light. Love it. 

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