Tuesday, April 27, 2010

photo of the day: perfect light

Someone asked on twitter the other day what one thing I would teach to young photographers if I could, and I responded without a second thought: look for good light. Which then brought the response: what exactly is good light. I was having a hard time defining it in 140 characters, and could only say: you know it when you see it. It's the light that smoothes skin, brightens eyes, rims hair, bathes everything in the golden glow that only actually exists in your memory.
It's the light you see here:

perfect light

It's here, and here, and here. You can find it when there's harsh light, you can find it when you're picking up trash. The key is knowing how to look. (Yes, that's what we're going to spend an hour doing on Saturday. At least.)

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

photo of the day: in memory

It's quite possible, and even probable, that I've posted this photo before. But that's ok: I'll keep posting this picture, every year, on Saint Patricks Day, until I just stop blogging. Because St Patricks Day will never be just a holiday to me any more: it's the anniversary of the death of Randi Dye, my husband's mother. Today marks 4 years since she finally succumbed in her battle against breast cancer, leaving behind 6 kids, the youngest of which was 8.
This picture was taken in July of 2005, less than 12 months before she died, and it's one of only a handful that I've taken of her. The family had driven in from Ohio for one last family vacation before Jared's and my wedding in the fall, and we spent as much time as possible at the beach. She couldn't walk much at that point--there were tumors in her legs--but she still managed to organize meals and rally hordes of people out the door.
You can see in this shot how thin she is, and you can even see a little bit of the distortion that the tumors were causing in her head. But she's laughing, and that's how I try to remember her.

my mother in law

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Friday, March 12, 2010

photo of the day: hair toss

Being up in Rehoboth this week reminded me just how much I love shooting there, so I was going through some of last years shoots from the beach. I love this particular shot, which would never make the cut for a senior since you can't see enough of her face, but I love her smile and the movement of her hair. So much attitude. A few more of her images are here.

hair toss

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Thursday, March 11, 2010

photo of the day: ignite sussex

For me, this photo encapsulates what last night's Ignite Sussex meetup was all about: people connecting and using technology and face-to-face contact to build bridges and inspire each other.

ignite sussex

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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, July 06, 2009


So last month we shot two weddings on the same day, and I'm trying to get the completed galleries up on the same day. Both galleries work the same way: click on the image of the couple you want to see, and the username is "GroomsnameLovesBridesname." Password: 20352.

This gallery is ready:

This gallery will be up tonight:

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Thursday, July 02, 2009

the wedding of p&a

I didn't actually shoot a single one of these photos; they were all taken by my husband, Jared, and my sister, Joy. Both of them are super-talented, and this couple knew when they booked for the wedding that I wouldn't be able to shoot the actual wedding. Well, if you saw the engagement photos, you know that J&J know what they're doing. And now, looking at the wedding pictures, I wish I could have been there!

Yeah, he's a ham. 


mr & mrs!

grand entrance

first dance

chicken dance


on the bridge


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