Monthly Archives: July 2010

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Do you see "The Line"?!
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Do you see it?

…”The Line”, that is. Do you see “The Line” in your images?  I’ve started talking about “The Line” like it’s a living being. I’ll come home from a wedding and will be scanning through images (normally at 3am, bad bad bad) and I’ll see him…. “The Line”.  He shows up in the best of the best portraits, in the detail shots, bridal party shots. Any GOOD shot has to have a little bit of “The Line”.  Some other photographers have emailed me about composition and visualizing shots beforehand and really, I just depend on the two “L’s”… The LIGHT and the LINE.  Light is a whole other concept that we could spend years and years discussing.

Josh + Karynne

Virginia Beach, Founders Inn Wedding Photographer
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There is a theme

…this summer’s theme is HOTT. Just plain HOTT! Sunday, as I was driving to the Founder’s Inn, I looked at my thermometer in my car and it hit the triple digits. As I sat on 64, I slouched in my seat and prayed 1. That my car would make it! (I don’t understand how they run in 100+ degree weather sometimes) and 2. That I would survive this outdoor ceremony and that the guests would too! Well, I arrived and was informed that everything had been moved inside because of the intolerable heat wave! woohoo! I was so relieved! Although Karynne had dreamed of an outdoor garden wedding, having it indoors was such a smart decision! …. and it was still gorgeous! Josh and Karynne have one of the most interesting stories! When we met …

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Wedding Wednesday & Our House!

10.10.10 Hairpieces and a Little Cape Cod
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I left a trail…

of hot glue ALL OVER the kitchen counter by the time this little project was done! It was a mess. Luckily I was the only one home to witness my hot glue disastor and it was cleaned up before the parents returned! Did you know that if you leave the hot glue gun on accidently for 2 hours that it constantly drips hot glue all over the counter? Welp! It does! And I quickly learned to remember to unplug after using! Last week I showed you some fun hairpieces that I have photographed this summer! Now I want to show you ours!

Eddie + Lilian | Engaged

Fredericksburg Wedding Photographer
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106 Degrees…

… that’s what my thermometer said inside my car as I pulled up to meet Lilian and Eddie. I was experiencing that tug-of-war feeling… I was so excited to see them and go give them a huge hug but man, I was dreading getting out of the car. It was HOTTTT! Four T’s doesn’t even describe how hott it was! But Eddie and Lilian are hard core. They didn’t quit and we didn’t cut their session short at all! We hit a ton of locations that Lilian had picked out and wow, did we find some neat spots! After half of the session was over, we were walking to the next spot, just talking, and we found a sketchy old garage! JACK POT!

Good Things

REAL SIMPLE Organizer
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Organization….

….it’s such an important part of my life right now…. or at least it should be. There are so many different things going on.  Paperwork is everywhere!  Client invoices, loan documents, wedding receipts, thank you cards to write (from GRADUATION!)…. it’s all adding up and my life and my business are starting to blur. I have a business to run and weddings to shoot every weekend until September. I also have a wedding to plan… a LARGE wedding to plan and a ton of vendors of my own to keep straight! whew! Like I said, it’s all running together.  The numbers, the papers, the to-do lists! I needed a good way to separate all of my “to-do’s” so that I can…

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