Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Busy, Busy, Busy

Well, not only was it BACK TO SCHOOL for my two children this week, it was a week filled with wonderful families and little children! AJ and Veronica are "big kids" and I feel so blessed that I can spend time enjoying my younger clients! Having two teenagers is a daily adventure that I would not trade for anything but I don't think I will ever stop loving babies and those adorable little ones.
These are the Butler's. Ella and Banks are just the sweetest children!

The Morgan's asked me to take their photos again this year! I love watching these children grow and more being born!!

Friday, August 24, 2007

Carin and John (and the Kite Guy)

Carin and John were married last night behind The Palm's Hotel on the Isle of Palms.
They had arranged to have our locally famous "kite guy" there to decorate the sky during and after the ceremony!

These little flower girls were adorable!

you can see more photos here

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

More fun with Catie and Ken

Our getting to know you session did not end at Charleston Cooks! After a few photos in the heat downtown, we met again out at the beach on the Isle of Palms for some evening beach shots. This couple is so much fun and so photogenic. Take a look.

you can see more photos here

Taste of the Lowcountry

Catie and Ken met me yesterday afternoon for part one of their getting to know you session downtown in front of Charleston Cooks on East Bay Street. I planned a surprise cooking class for them with Tracy. When I first called her to share my idea she was just as excited as I was and planned a great lowcountry menu for the two lovebirds to create together! The menu included, summer tomato soup, shrimp and grits and peach cobbler for dessert.

Reviewing the recipes!

This was the perfect way to pass a very hot afternoon and for the three of us to spend time together. Catie is on her way to Boston to start her PhD program and next July they will get married in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Cheers you two! I can't wait for the next Kraper-Draper get together! That's right.. their last names are KRAPER and DRAPER!

Cudo's to Tracy and Charleston Cooks!!! It was a fantastic afternoon.
You can see more of their escapades in the kitchen here!

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Families I Met This Week

Well, I hit the ground running this week after returning from our vacation. In fact, I never posted the last of my photos from Connecticut! Maybe this weekend I can get to that. Here are some of the wonderful families I got to meet this week!
The Ranken's

Clay and Julie Robbins

The Baker's

The Stone's

The Allen's

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

The Morgan's

I drove out to Seabrook this morning for a sunrise shoot with the Morgan's. It was so worth getting up at 4am to spend time with this couple and Melora's mom! Sailor,their Golden puppy was absolutely beautiful. Check out some of their photos!

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Rhode Island

Well, our photo op day on the Cape was a total bust! It rained all day yesterday. I drove all of us out to Provincetown in the off chance there was some sun but it was raining out there too. So I have no photos from the Cape except this one of Veronica. We came across this tree as we were driving up to a souvenir shop.

Today we hit the road early and made it to Newport, Rhode Island by about 7am. We ate a great breakfast, walked down to the water to look at the boats and then started our tour of the "cottages" along Belleview Rd. I would love to live in one of these, even for a week!! They are unbelievably gorgeous! We met up with Mom's cousin Virginia at Marblehouse and then we took a scenic drive down Ocean to meet Virginia's daughter Patricia for lunch.

All the ironwork was beautiful. I took so many photos of gates and fencing!

The same is true for the hydrangeas. I wish we could grow such big, lush bushes back home!

Here is mom with Patricia and Virginia at lunch.

AJ saw this car out front and wanted a photo with it! He informed me that he would be driving a car like this within 10 years...

This artist lives in Connecticut and I thought it would be fun to take a photo of with her of what she was painting!

This is one of the Newport beaches.

We made it into Providence about 4pm. The kids were really tired so we did a driving tour for the most part and I jumped in and out of the car to take photos.