You’ve already met Emily here on the blog. She is another one of my b.e.a.utiful high school senior portrait model reps for the Class of 2014. We met up last evening to capture a few images in the flowered fields around Salisbury. Then we headed to the Atlantic Hotel in Berlin to do a few portraits with a different flavor than your normal senior portraits. A few weeks back we took a few minutes to photograph over at SU to catch the tulips in bloom. I’ve included a few from that session as well.
She will be singing at Open Mic Night next Friday night…come on out to hear her, she rocks.
I love springtime. It marks the beginning of Wedding and Senior portrait season for me but also because it gives me a chance to give back. This month marks our 3rd annual Open Mic Night at Viva Espresso here in Salisbury.
OMN grew out of conversations I had with the clients I often have the privilege of photographing. Many of them are extremely talented musically. We would end up talking about their favorite bands and music they loved while doing their portraits. So a few years ago I thought, why not take my clients and put them together with something they love, music, and give that as a gift to them every year.
The past two years our OMN events have drawn some great local amateur talent who just happen to be my past and current clients. This year I have once again invited them to take the stage for a night of great music, awesome coffee and food, and a chance to connect with other clients. There are some cool give away items this year, like free prints, itunes cards, elixr strings etc…don’t want to spoil all the surprises.
You don’t have to be a client of mine to come on out and enjoy the music and free coffee, but you do have to be a client of mine to take the stage and perform. You’ll hear a diversity of live music this year. From current country, folk, classic rock, metal, top 40 tunes, and even some new songs written by my clients themselves. Did I mention that I have some pretty awesome and talented clients? I am so excited to share this night with my clients and their friends. Come on out if you are in the area on the 24th, 7-9pm at Viva Espresso on College Ave. The coffee is on me!
I would like you to meet an adorable couple that recently tied the knot. Except for the 30mph winds and coolness of the afternoon, it was a beautiful May day. Still, we had a wonderful time and it truly was a beautiful day. They were married on the beach surrounded by their friends and family. After the ceremony and pictures they partied the night away on the 22nd floor of the Golden Sands Club.
Vendors who helped make the day spectacular:
Congrats Jamie and Ray. I had been looking forward to sharing in your wedding day for a long time. Thanks for trusting me with capturing the moments and story of your day. I loved every minute of it(except those agonizing minutes you were stuck in the elevator before the ceremony). I wish you the best in your journey as husband and wife. Enjoy the sneak peeks!
Getting ready at Bliss Salon in Ocean City
Ray's groomsmen gifts - pipes...awesome!
Flowers by Beyond Flowers
The adorable ring bearer and flower girl before the ceremony.
Taken right before the girls got STUCK in the elevator on the 22nd floor before the ceremony. Love the faces on the ends!
It was a bit breezy on the beach.
Mom walking Jamie down the aisle.
With this ring....
Jamie and Mom before the reception.
First dance as husband and wife.
Jamie and Mom share a dance.
Beautiful and delicious cupcakes by Cupcakes in Bloom...their red velvet is to die for!
Last shot of the evening.
You’ve already met Morgan. She is about to be a senior in the Class of 2014 at Parkside High School. She is a gorgeous and fun-filled ball of energy. She is also one of my model reps. for my studio this year and a joy to photograph. We headed up to Cape Henlopen State Park the other day for this outdoor session. Let me just say, she is amazing. Although it was a beautiful sunny day the 30mph winds and the freezing temperatures didn’t stop her from enjoying her session and working with me to capture some stunning and beautiful images. Thank you Morgan for being such a good sport and still having a ton of fun at this session. I am looking forward to working with you the rest of this year. Enjoy the sneak peeks….it was really hard to narrow these down.
At the Point - Cape Henlopen State Park - absolutely beautiful.
Keeping warm in between pictures.
You’ve already met Maddie. She is a model rep for my studio this year in the Class of 2014 at Bennett High School. On Sunday we squeezed in a few portraits in between her busy lacrosse and work schedule. We headed to the inlet and boardwalk in Ocean City to add more images to her portfolio.
I absolutely love that she brought her cruiser bike for some pictures on the boardwalk. We did a few there and then headed down to the beach. It was freezing, so we didn’t get to do some of her other outfits….we will save those for when it gets a bit warmer out. I had been looking all over for a beach sling chair that I could use for her session. I couldn’t find one I liked so I made my own. It turned out great and I will probably make a few more for our deck at home. So, until our next session, enjoy the sneak peeks from Sunday. I am looking forward to working with you this year and capturing more portraits for you.
In August I have the privilege of being a part of the Jeff and Melissa’s wedding day. We met up the other day to do their engagement portrait session. In talking with them about this session, they wanted to do something a different. Jeff loves to golf, so we headed out to River Run Golf Club to capture these images. We had a fun session and it was great getting to try something different.
Jeff and Melissa,
I am looking forward to your wedding in August. Thanks for joining me out on the golf course the other night to capture these portraits. I wish you the best as you continue to plan your special day. Enjoy the sneak peeks.
Meet Zoe again. She is a stunning beauty that is in the Class of 2014 at Parkside High School. She is also one of my Model Reps. for the year. We met up last night in downtown Salisbury to add some more images to her portfolio. We strolled around downtown and then ended the evening up on the parking garage with her VW for some night time shots. I absolutely love, love, love the images with the bug. Enjoy the sneak peeks. Thanks for representing my studio this year. It has been a pleasure photographing you. I look forward to capturing some more images of you during the year.
Meet Kara! She is one of my beautiful high school senior portrait model reps for the Class of 2014. We already did some studio portraits over the winter and it has finally gotten warm enough to venture outside for more portraits to add to her portfolio. She’s into old buildings, barns, county music, and things rustic. We found a couple of old structures around the area and spent the afternoon capturing these images and many more. Enjoy.
Thanks for representing my studio this year. I look forward to working with you more this year and capturing some more images for your senior portraits. Thanks for bringing Gavin along with you. You guys are just too cute together. By the way you rocked this session.
Meet Jamie and Ray! They will be getting married in just a few weeks….super excited about their wedding day, by the way. We headed out to Roaring Point Park to capture these. The park has changed a bit since the last time I was out there. One of our storms uprooted a beautiful tree that was close to the water and a ton of damage was done to the beautiful beach area. But, that didn’t stop us from having a great session. Enjoy the sneak peeks….the next post of these two will be their beautiful wedding sneak peeks.
Meet the Etling girls. They have been friends of ours for the past few years and recently (a few months ago) they added another daughter to the mix. They are fun, full of energy, and their new baby sister is the cutest chubby cheeked baby I have seen. We headed out to Cedar Hill for a few evening portraits of this trio as the sun was setting.
Dave and Kate,
Thanks for having me do these. Your kids are amazing and so much fun to be around, as well as you too. Wasn’t trying to leave anyone out. Enjoy the sneak peeks.