I recently read that Maryland has made another top 10 list. This list isn’t one to brag about. Our lovely state apparently is ranked number 4 in the top ten list of most depressed states in America. The list is based on tweets and you can find the original study here(CNN Twitter Based Study). I have a problem with this study because I believe it doesn’t adequately represent those of us who live on the Easter Shore. We live in one of the most beautiful areas of the country; pristine golden sandy beaches lie to the East and life is definitely not as fast-paced or hectic as it is across the bay bridge. If you love the outdoors I feel it is almost impossible to live in such a beautiful part of the country and be sad about that. Granted, geography probably does not have much to do with how we feel, but a long relaxing day at the beach, surrounded by good friends is hard to beat and does wonders for your countenance and soul. There is something about the salty air, the thunderous roar of the waves, the gentle breezes, and the feel of warm sand between your toes that can take the grump out of almost anyone.
This is where I get to call home and where I get to spend many of my working and leisurely nights during the year. The only thing better than the beautiful scenery is being able to photograph two equally beautiful young ladies in the midst of that scenery. The other night we found ourselves in the marshes of the Isle of Wright. No bugs, no tourists, not even another local to distract us. It was delightful. We also took some time to photograph around a wooden bridge near a popular golf course in Ocean City, again we were the only ones seemingly out that night. I wasn’t quite sure the feel or the look I wanted from these images, but it became evident early in our shoot…..PEACE. There is a serenity to these images and it marked our time together. It was relaxed, quite enjoyable, and filled with good conversation. I am so thankful that I get to do this and that I get to spend time with these amazing girls that are part of my Senior Team. So, if you are a bit frazzled or hectic today, take a moment and scroll through these images. In a minute to two you will begin to feel something wonderful….quite, peaceful, and Eastern Shoreish; just a taste of what we experience just about everyday here in this little slice of heaven on earth. Enjoy!