Saturday, November 29, 2008

Festival of Trees

Just a reminder, I will be at the Festival of Trees this weekend. Stop by to say hi and register for a chance to win an iPod Shuffle!!
Festival of Trees will be at Huntingtown High School in Huntingtown, Maryland. 
Saturday, November 29: 9:00 a.m - 8 p.m.
Sunday, November 30: 10 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Admission: Adults $4, Seniors $2, Children ages 4-12 $1, (3 and under free)

Here is one of the MANY trees you will find at the festival. This one is called "Memories" and has a "Cats" (Broadway Musical) theme. There is over 70 vendors, food, and fun for the whole family. If your out this weekend, come by a support a great cause. I hope to see you there!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

Give thanks in all things...

Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

College Headbands and Festival of Trees

This weekend (November 28-30), my wife and I will be attending the "Festival of Trees". We will be a part of over 70 vendors offering merchandise, art, photography, and unique crafts. All Festival proceeds benefit the Burnett-Calvert Hospice House.

Leanne will be bringing with her some new creations. Headbands and pony tail holders in popular college teams. If you are a fan of college football or basketball, this is a great way to show your team spirit. These are just in time for the holidays and make great stocking stuffers! She will also be bringing her travel tumblers, key fobs, scarves, and all things monogrammed! 
Her is our daughter modeling a University of Maryland headband.  
Our youngest daughter is sporting a University of Maryland pony tail holder.

I will be displaying some of my latest photography and will have some really cute handmade photo frames for sale. I hope you will stop by our booths at the Festival of Trees and say hi. 

Festival of Trees will be at Huntingtown High School in Huntingtown, Maryland. 
Friday, November 28: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday, November 29: 9:00 a.m - 8 p.m.
Sunday, November 30: 10 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Admission: Adults $4, Seniors $2, Children ages 4-12 $1, (3 and under free)

For additional information of Festival of Trees, click here.
For information on Leanne, click here.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

The Bowling Family

I met the Bowlings a few years ago when I was the soccer coach for their middle son. Since then, I have taken several photos of their daughter Amy but was never able to get the family to sit still for their family portrait. Until now.
I arrived early and started taking pictures of the boys (the girls were still getting "dolled up"). Above is the youngest son. He wanted to sit on the very LARGE pumpkins in the front yard. 
This is the middle son. The soccer player and over all great kid. 
Dad was ready early so he hammed it up with the boys. 
Here is Amy. She is a natural around the camera. 
Another shot of the boys in the backyard. By this time they (the kids) had had enough of me and they went off to play with their friends. The parents on the other hand...
...wanted to take some picture of "just them". How long has it been since you took a picture with just your spouse? I don't know what John said by it must have been really funny. 
John and Caroline took me on a tour of their (very large) back yard and this was one of the last photos we took during our session. I think it is my very favorite. What do you think? Thank you Bowling family for letting me be a part of your life and capturing these memories for you.  

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

The Miller Family

Meet the Miller Family (they are really pets to Sophie). 

Sometime back in late 2007, I was having a conversation with Puna. I learned that she was a yoga instructor. I then said something that changed my life, I said, "Maybe one day I'll take your class." (Note to all who read this, don't say these words to a fitness instructor). Puna replied, "You should, you would really like it." Fast forward to January 1, 2008 -- New Years resolution time -- a new gym opened up around the corner and I joined. Puna was teaching yoga classes there and I decided to "give it a try" and I have never looked back. 

Over the last 11 months, I have yoga-ed, run, push-uped, spun, and weight-lifted 40 pounds off of my old body and gotten myself into better shape (round is a shape you know!). Puna and my wife Leanne (who pushes me out of bed in the mornings) have been the "gentle" forces in my change in lifestyle. Puna is now documenting my successes (and failures) on her new fitness blog for the whole world to see. For her patients, encouragement, and friendship I say "thanks". And to Puna's husband TJ for allowing me to be tortured, er, I mean, worked out by your wife, thank you too. And lastly, thank you Sophie for letting me photograph your family. I hope they will put their photo in your dog house.        

Monday, November 10, 2008


This is Sophie. She is one of the beloved pets of my friend Puna. Tonight I had the privilege of photography Sophie and her family. Sophie enjoyed all the attention, didn't 'cha. So, while I process the family images in Photoshop, please admire the beauty that is Sophie. Sit girl. Good dog.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Monday, November 3, 2008

Senior Portraits - Amy

Could Amy be any more GORGEOUS?!?!  High school seniors are so much fun to shoot and Amy was no exception. Her personality really came through during our session. She was very easy to work with and loved to ham it up in front of (and away from) the camera. I think we captured her personality in each of our pictures. What do you think? 

Sunday, November 2, 2008


Today I took my child to a birthday party at the local bowling alley. She's never bowled before in her young life. So, her first attempt at chucking an 8 pound ball, down a 60 foot lane, that is only 42 inches wide (please note the "bumpers" in the gutters) went something like this... 
Walk very slowly up the approach... 
drop ball...
watch ball roll...
still watching the ball roll...
still watching the ball roll...
still watching the ball 5 minutes later...
First ball, first strike! The kid is a natural! 
Watch out WPBA, here she comes!! 
She gets her athleticism from her Dad!

Then on her next attempt, she got a 3. 
She apparently got some of her Moms athleticism too.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Baby Eddie

Meet Eddie.

Hi everyone!

My Mom, she loves me. Alright, quit the kissing!

Mothers and babies! What's not too like. 

FYI, Cousin Xander wanted to join in the fun. I captured this image when he wasn't paying attention. Gotta love the candid pics!