I'm a little late on this post but I wanted to share with those of you who have not yet come across the latest issue of Martha Stewart Weddings. Kristen & Jon Paul's gorgeous Palm Springs wedding which I shot back in February at The Parker is featured on pages 74-75 so run right out and pick yourself up a copy. And while you're at it, don't forget to read the awesome interview with my friend and all around awesome wedding planner, Maria Cooke of Ritzy Bee!
Archive for Jun 2010
Well the countdown has begun. In a little less than 2 weeks I will be heading back to Port Au Prince for my 2nd excursion to Haiti since January's devastating earthquake. I was fortunate enough to be invited to go on a medical relief trip with an organization called New Reality International and I am thrilled to be going back with them again. I will be traveling with a small group of doctors, nurses and other relief workers to help provide medical care which is so desperately needed by the people of Haiti...and has been for many years now. The last time I went to Haiti, I was very fortunate to receive donations from family and friends to help foot the rather hefty costs of getting there (and back). Thank you so much to all of you who donated and/ or sent me your well-wishes. This time around, I am footing
Okay, I am gradually starting to catch up on my blogging. Yay! So at this point we are up to mid-May. The day after I photographed Abby & Zack's engagement session, I woke up bright and early to head downtown to photograph Danielle & Ken's wedding-day triathalon. I will blog about that in my next post but in the meantime, let's get right to the wedding. Luckily after the morning activities, Danielle & Ken and their families had plenty of time to rest and recover before the 9:30pm ceremony at the rooftop at Charlie Palmer in Washington DC. I had never photographed a wedding at this particular venue before and now after doing so, I am surprised that there aren't more weddings up there. Overlooking the Capitol building, the views are absolutely stunning...one of the best views in all of DC for sure. Danielle's family owns a string of grocery stores
If you get a chance today, jump on over to The Bride's Cafe written by my lovely friend and talented florist Janie Medley and you'll see Abby & Zack's engagement session featured. Thanks so much Janie for sharing my work with your readers!
Abby and Zack came to me by way of the always delightful Amy Guthridge from Engaging Affairs. Now I got to chat on the phone with Abby and Zack but never met them until the day of their engagement session. But Abby sent me some pictures of the new craftsman-style home which they had just bought and suggested that they might like to do their engagement session at their house. And my brain started working. I thought wouldn't it be fun to shoot a sort of "Sunday morning at home" sort of editorial-style engagement session. Maybe even a little retro throwback. It all started to come together when I arrived on a Friday afternoon (not a Sunday morning) and we picked out some clothes and just played for a couple of hours. I loved how we were to use various parts of their home to make it really personalized while