Thursday, September 23, 2010

Mini wedding

This past weekend I had the pleasure of shooting these two, Melanie and Joe, at their small wedding in Leesburg
I knew I loved this couple from the first time I met with them!  They are so laid back and fun-loving!  We bonded instantly on renovating houses and their love for photography
They are both so photogenic
Surrounded by great friends
Joe is wearing his father's watch, who passed a couple years ago.  Joe said it doesn't run anymore but he wore it anyway

Thanks to Melanie and Joe for having me there for your special day!

In other news, my days of assisting weddings is limited and coming to an end.  So you may be seeing less weddings and less updates

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Sugarloaf Mountain

yesterday Alex and I went hiking at Sugarloaf Mountain in MD after I had a small wedding to shoot in Leesburg in the morning
Sugarloaf is neat because there's a lot of history to learn there; a lot of old foundations and machinery
Giant man!
It was a perfect day for a hike!
Just enjoying the view
Having a little snack that Alex made; homemade granola bars that were delicious!
Us at the second overlook
Check out the vulture spreading its wings!
They all congregated on this rock
What in the heck are these?  Stone age toilets?
Cool old foundation and fireplace
The Stone Mansion
With an awesome backyard!  Sugarloaf Mountain also has another mansion but a wedding was going on when we were there so we didn't get a chance to check out the grounds.  Pretty awesome place to get married though!

Once I get some editing done, I'll share some pics from the wedding I shot yesterday morning

Sunday, September 12, 2010

New toy

I got myself a new toy this weekend!
But, syke!  It's a coffee mug!  The cool thing is, it's modeled after a lens I have and shoot with regularly; my 24-105mm lens

Photojojo is cool and sent this little guy too!  Rawrrrrr

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Mystery park

This evening I was told by a friend about a park in Reston
As far as I know, it's only accessible by cutting through some trees from the W&OD in Reston
It's quite an impressive park with lots of walking paths!
I've been researching it all night and can't find out what it's for or who it belongs to
It looks like there are large government buildings around it but the only thing I can find on google maps is a Fannie Mae building
This park is not mentioned anywhere
There are about 3 ponds (that I found) with fountains, places to sit, and rocks with plaques inscribed with poems
Such as this
And this
I saw a few other people walking around but it was pretty empty
It's a well-hidden gem in Reston!
I would like to find out what it is
Another poem...very interesting!

Sunday, September 5, 2010


The other night Alex and I visited Vinoteca in DC with some friends.  We got the ricotta crostini and a bison steak sandwich.  Since it was happy hour, $5 glasses of wine, we also got a few glasses of wine
It had quite an extensive wine list!
It also had a bocce ball court
They all decided it was time for shots
Here was the main bar outside
Then it was time for cake!
Alex got toffee cake
I got red velvet!
And this is just a random church near Adam and Catherine's place that I love

Tomorrow is another pig roast!  This one is hosted by a bar in DC called Saint Ex