Monday, December 22, 2008

Kitchen Photo Project

Matt & I finally got the time to put up some photos in our kitchen that have been sitting on the dining room table for quite some time now. It took so long, because we had to measure perfectly between each frame so that it looks right all together. It really makes our kitchen look "finished" now!

Friday, December 19, 2008

My Wedding Photos on Premier Bride Site!

I found out earlier this week that some of the photos that I took of Michele & Darren's wedding are posted on Premier Bride's website as a Maryland Featured Wedding. Their wedding will also be featured in the printed magazine, which I believe, is scheduled to be printed and distributed in January 2009!!! I was really excited to have my photos featured on the site for their wedding at Ripken Stadium!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Christmas at TU

I took some photos of the giant tree on Towson's campus last week with all LED lights lit up just as the sun was going down. It was so beautiful, especially with the clouds in the sky.
Matt & I put LED lights on our real tree in the front picture window in our house. I was excited to have a real tree this year. There's something about walking into your home and smelling that fresh tree smell that really puts you in a good mood! :) The LED lights are amazing. They were more expensive that the other lights, but totally worth the money. They don't get hot, and they're a lot brighter...they almost seem to glisten on the tree!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Marathon Cookie Weekend

This past weekend, my mom and I had a cookie baking marathon and baked 12 different batches of cookies. I think I'm really getting in to the Christmas spirit now!

(And yes mom, I had to post the photo of the two of us!)

Happy Holidays to all!!!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Missing Fall Weather

I finally got around to printing some photos for Matt & my house, as our kitchen walls have been bare since we've moved in.
My mom and I went to Baugher's Restaurant in Westminster this fall, and I snapped hundreds of photos of the delicious looking produce outside in the bins. These are the nice images I decided to print & put in frames on our kitchen wall. I'll have to post a photo of the finished product once I get them all framed, matted, and hung!!!
On a side note, I'm ready for spring, summer, or fall weather again. It was so cold this weekend!!! We got a Christmas tree and decorated it, so it's looking like winter in our house, as well as feeling like it!!!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Sarah's Senior Portraits

This past Sunday, I photographed Sarah's senior portraits on her grandparent's farm. Her dad even brought over "Gorgeous" for a few shots (the beautiful cow!!!)
Even thought it was incredibly windy, we all survived, and ended up getting some amazing photos. Sarah has beautiful brown eyes...and I think I captured her personality pretty well with these photos. Can't wait to post some more, but these are just a few of the ones that stood out at me!

Monday, November 10, 2008


The weekend I photographed Cheyanne's senior portraits, I also took some photos of Wayne, who is a paramedic for the Pleasant Valley Fire Company. I was looking back through some of the recent photos I took, and this one caught my eye. He was my lighting helper for the day!!!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Rebekah & Alex ~ Engagement

I spent Sunday afternoon photographing Rebekah & Alex's engagement photos, and I think we created some amazing photos. Here's just one of the more "traditional" photos we did, but I'll hopefully be posting some others on flickr tomorrow!!! They were so great, and up for anything, which made our day really fun. They even ran into the middle of the road for some adorable shots on Main Street in Westminster!!!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Cheyanne Senior Portraits

I had the most amazing morning photographing Cheyanne's senior portraits this past Sunday. We first started out at the Pleasant Valley Fire Company to do some photos of her at the firehouse, am I am so happy with how they came out. She was a great sport, and even brought along a prom gown to wear for some fun shots! After the firehouse, we went to a local park in Westminster and took some more traditional photos, which I love as well! Check out flickr for more pics!!!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Samm, Stephen & Max

Last weekend I spent some time photographing an awesome couple, Samm & Stephen, and Samm's amazingly (handsome) dog, Max. When I first saw him hop out of the truck, I have to admit, I was a bit scared at his size, but quickly found out that he was more scared that I was, and once we walked around a bit, he warmed up to me, and the area around us for photos. Trying to ignore the squirrels in the woods, I think we did a pretty good job, and I was able to create some beautiful images of Samm & her 2 men!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Steffen Farm

This past weekend, I photographed one of my best friends (and practically a sister to me) and her dad on their farm. A photo will be used for a book about MD farmers through the years. Paula has been farming with her father her whole life, and it's not often that you find a woman farmer! I hope you like the photos, and I can't wait to see which one they choose for the book! :)

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Ashley & Jerica's Senior Portraits

This past weekend I photographed two wonderful high school seniors, Ashley & Jerica at my parent's farm. It has been so hard to edit these photos, because all of them look so beautiful. You girls were great!!! Can't wait to show you the rest!!!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Congrats Jen & Jerry!

I had the honor of photographing Jen & Jerry's wedding this past Saturday in Taneytown, MD. Jen was such a natural beauty, and her dress was so perfect for her. You can tell that the two of them are meant for each other. Thanks for letting me share in your beautiful day, complete with the most breath-taking blue sky & clouds to match the wedding colors. Congrats to you both! And I can't wait to start editing your beautiful images!

Friday, August 1, 2008

Editing Away!

I've been editing through the photos from Michele & Darren's wedding, and this photo keeps catching my eye. I love the way Michele is smiling, although you can't even see her mouth! What a goregeous bride! Hope everyone has a great weekend. I'll try to post more photos next week!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Michele & Darren's Wedding

We had too much fun with Michele & Darren this past weekend, at their wedding at Ripken Stadium. Michele thought of everything to make their guests feel extra special, from the personalized water bottles, to the popcorn balls, fans, and even a blue & yellow themed candy bar!!! You both were so fun-loving & adorable!!! Can't wait to post more photos!
The second photo is the photo team, Candy, Tiffany, and I, along with our two new friends from the wedding!!! Great models!!! haha!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Our Wedding

I realized yesterday that I never uploaded any photos from my own wedding, from last September. Here are some of my favorites, taken by my awesome boss, Kanji Takeno!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Michele & Darren

I'm really looking forward to Michele & Darren's wedding, taking place at Cal Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen, MD this Saturday.
Here's a photo from their "cute" guest book cut-out that will be on display at the wedding for guests to take photos with before the ceremony!!!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Last Day Before Vacation

Tiffany, our intern @ Towson this summer finally got to join in the fun of "test shots" today. We worked on all kinds of lighting techniques, then moved to window light, which I really like. I told her I might have to hire her to take some headshots of me...she did a really nice job!
I'm looking forward to taking some fun shots this weekend of the 4th of July festivities. Hope everyone enjoys their break!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Summer on Campus

I took a break during work today to walk around campus (of course with 2 cameras) and took some photos of the buildings & flowers, and anything else I saw. This was one of the last photos I took as I came inside. I think the bee got annoyed because it came after me once I took a bunch of photos!!!

Thursday, June 26, 2008


I just fell in love with this photo the day of the wedding. After I took this set, I knew it would be one of my favorites!
Angie, I hope you love it as much as I do!

Friday, June 20, 2008


Some of our best friends, Bridget & Brian, just moved to S.C., and I came across this photo I took of Bridget before her wedding last July. It made me smile :)

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

A Few of Angie & Brooks

I'm eagerly waiting to pick up the prints for Trisha & Andrew's proof album so that I can meet with them this weekend. Their album covers and CD covers look great, and I can't wait to see the whole thing coming together. Tonight, I'll hopefully get to start into the editing of Angie & Brooks' photos! But I wanted to post a few of my favorites now!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Thanks to my Clients!!!

I always try to get a photo of myself with my wedding couples sometime during the night. Angie & Brooks; thanks for making my job a breeze! You both were amazing to work with, and I really can't wait to go through the hundreds of photos we took this past weekend!!! Congrats again!

Friday, June 13, 2008

Angie & Brooks Engagement

Angie & Brooks are an awesome couple that I've known since high school. Their wedding is tomorrow, and I can't wait to photograph their special day! Here are a few engagement shots from last year that are my favorites! I can't wait to post some from their wedding!
I love the shot above. Their smiles are priceless!!!
The photos were taken on the McDaniel campus in Westminster!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Trisha and Andrew

A few weeks ago, I photographed a beautiful couple, Trisha & Andrew for their wedding in Frederick, MD. From the camo garter to the hilarious dancing of the guests, you all made my day! Thank you for a great day, and I can't wait to show you these awesome photos!!!

Friday, January 25, 2008

Our Wedding Rings

My husband & I spent some time outside this weekend, & I've been wanting to take a photo of our rings together in the river rocks we collected as part of our reception decorations. I finally got to it...I'm really happy with how they turned out!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Sami ~ Senior Portrait

Sami came to my paren't home to get her high school senior portraits taken by me. We had such a great time working with different backgrounds & outfits. I think this is my favorite photo from the shoot!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Silouette Kiss

Silouette Kiss, originally uploaded by desiree_chanel.

I've been going back through my wedding images, and this is one of my favorites from Michael & Melissa's wedding at Ceresville Mansion, Frederick, MD. They were such a fun-loving couple~such good memories!!!