Posted on October 22, 2011
Okay, longest blog post ever. Huge family, huge fun. Gorgeous location, stunning bride, hilarious groom. Corn fields, dramatic skies, a first look, passing the peace, delicious food and unbelievable dance action. I loved it and hope you will, too! Another heartfelt congratulations to Rob and Vanessa. The Lavin Specktacular lived up to — and exceeded! — the hype. And her bridal portrait session at home (and with Sam’s horse) only added to the photo bliss.
Production details: stellar event coordination by Maria and Kelly at Ritzy Bee, breathtaking florals by Holly Heider Chapple and the amazing Chesapeake Bay wedding venue is Love Point at Kent Island, where they even managed to keep it from raining on this parade.
Posted on October 21, 2011
With evening temperatures dipping into the 40s, it seems fall has finally arrived. Fortunately, there’s a nearby green space where the browning sycamore leaves made it look like fall, even when it was still steamy. Loved this session with these adorable sisters sporting their funkytwirly Matilda Jane ensembles! A full post including their precious baby brother and handsome parents is coming soon.
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Posted on October 14, 2011
Last weekend, I took my seven-year-old daughter on a memory-making adventure in New York City. It was her first plane trip (unless you count a couple of short hops on Vintage Air from Jacksonville, Florida to the Abacos when she was ten months old). In fact, it was a weekend of firsts (taxi, subway, pedicab, Broadway show) and utter disregard for veggie counts and bedtimes.
I took today’s Faceless Friday feature after an elevator whisked us to the 67th floor of Rockefeller Center for breathtaking 360-degree views. We timed it perfectly: I purchased our tickets in advance for the slot twenty minutes prior to sunset. We saw the whole city in daylight as it transformed into a pristine autumn evening. It’s crowded up there, but don’t let that stop you. The view is well worth it, the staff is very efficient (they move 20,000 people to this rooftop on an average day) and everyone is pretty good about sharing a people-free spot with their neighbor. A definite highlight of our trip! Get to the Top of the Rock, y’all. That’s the Empire State Building on the left.