October 2006

A Birthday Portrait

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We had fun throwing rocks into the water and trail blazing through the thickets to get these shots.  I love my job!

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Halloween projects

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Ok, so this is a post that has been a long time in the making.  I have been busy as a bee making all sorts of things to decorate the house.  Not too much, mind you.  But India and I have been having fun hanging things and making paper mache… still to be completed.  Hopefully we can get our pumpkins tomorrow!

Here are the latest projects… again, pretty modest.

Our window needed a little spooky added to it and India painted a pumpkin picture for us to hang on our wall. :

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Jack the Pumpkin King has joined our home:


Stay tuned for more updates on this topic.

Bean Town Reunion Tour

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We headed north to our favorite city.  One that we like to call home.  We may both have been born and raised in California but we call the birthplace of our favorite daugher home.  I love that dirty water!  Boston you’re my home.

Ok, ok.  Enough with song quoting.  On to the photos.  I was honored to photograph this newbie.  She was born only 3 weeks before.  I must say, my trip was timed well.


Then, later in the day I visited with this family and captured a little one almost the same age as my little guy. 



How cool it is to see my couples again… and with kids!  I may be a documentary photographer and capture real life but really, what is real about a wedding day?  The white dress, the up-doo, the guys in tuxes; nothing average or normal.  I really enjoyed capturing a day in the life of the people I had only previously captured the most extraordinary day.   As Sarah said; “in our natural habitat”.  A great time.  Stay tuned, a future trip is in the works!

October wedding

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Is October almost over??!!  Time has gotten away from me.  Between making costumes to shooting lots and lots I have gotten trapped in a time-warp. 

Anyway, I had such a good time at my last wedding.  I absolutely love that we were able to sneak away from the reception site to take a few photos along side a pasture.  Too bad we were not equipped with sugar cubes to lure the horses.  Note to self: always have something to temp the livestock to come closer!  Argh.  BUT I must say it was an adventure worth the extra time.  The photos are beautiful and the horses, no matter how far away, made us all smile.

I must say that I have never been to a wedding with so many photographers.  I think there were 4 others snapping away during the group portraits.  It’s nice to know someone’s got my back.  Hey, I even got a pic of myself with the bride a groom because of it.  I want to see that one! 

Lovely evening at the Beechtree Golf Club in Aberdeen, MD.  Great folks there… very good service!  Here are just a few.


I love this look:

This is my electric car.  Not as luxurious as a limo but a very quite ride…

Did I mention that mom had a camera too??  She was shooting while walking!  Next wedding I’m in, you’ll see me doing the same!

A time to unwind

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Ok, so I didn’t really unwind.  Since I had the weekend off from photographing, I decided to cook for my family.  We had our fameous Bonsai Burgers… credit for these awesome burgers goes to my cousins. 

You couldn’t buy a better burger.  They looked so good I had to pull out the camera.  Add guacamole with plenty of cilantro and these burgers reach new heights.  Is this the last bbq weekend?  I hope not!  Wow.  The weather here is great!


Then, to begin October off right, I roasted some veggies and topped a salad with them.  So good.  It reminded me of a salad I used to get while assisting for Paul Saraceno in Boston.  He’s a master with natural light and products.  I learned a lot from him.  Fond memories.


Not much else this weekend.  Oh yes, my daughter dressed up her brother as a fairy.  It has begun.  Sorry boy, this is too cute to keep under wraps.  You don’t mind now, but I know the day will come…



As the cute boy he is.