Another second shooting opportunity I had this past summer was with the absolutely amazing and beyond sweet Carly of Carly Fuller Photography. I had never met Carly before but we were social media friends so we weren’t complete strangers I met up with her in Easton on the Eastern Shore and immediately fell in love with how she approaches photographing a wedding. She knows how to pose women in flattering positions and commands attention like a boss. I love learning from fellow photographers and I’m so thankful to have gotten to spend the day with her and her amazing clients Becca and Mac. Their Tidewater Inn wedding was gorgeous and they made me feel like a friend. Becca is like a super model and so sweet, and Mac is handsome and super fun. For second shooting this wedding I am posting way too many photos, but that just shows how much I loved it. Thank you for having me Carly, Becca, and Mac!!
I had so much fun hanging out with Maria and seeing her approach to photographing a wedding day and I can’t thank her enough for letting me tag along! And a huge thank you to Heather and Connor for being so sweet and welcoming and ummm SO GOOD LOOKING! I mean seriously people.
The farm is such a cool place and I would ride by it a lot when I was little with my Grandmaw, always wanting to stop by and be able to explore. This past Thanksgiving my Grandmaw asked me if I could go there and take pictures of it for her…..the barn specifically. The barn burned down years ago, from an unknown cause, but the stone structure still stands. She told me she would love to have pictures of it before it all fell down or was taken down. Obviously, I was concerned about trespassing and getting permission from the owners, which she told me she didn’t know. The house was turned into 4 apartments for rent a while back so my sister helped me find the contact info of the owners (thanks, Jenny!). I called them up, got permission, and drove up to Hagerstown one weekend and got some pictures for my Grandmaw, which I was then excited to surprise her with for Christmas. The house has been kept up well for being more than 100 years old, but all the farm buildings are definitely showing their age. It was really cool to be able to walk around and have my Mom point things out and try to imagine all the buildings and workings of the place when it was still a working farm. Enjoy a few of the images from my little adventure!
I feel bad….I photographed this Bar Mitzvah forever ago and this family has had all their photos for a while, but I never got around to blogging about Cole and his awesome Bar Mitzvah. Better late than never, though!
Bar Mitzvah’s are so much fun for me to photograph! They’re a great break from weddings and I get to work with some really awesome families. I don’t think you can get any more crazy fun than Cole’s family. During the formal portraits I couldn’t get them to pose with normal smiles for more than like 2 seconds at a time before one of them broke out into some craziness. And I wouldn’t have wanted it any other way!! It made for lots of fun shots showing off their personalities and, let’s be honest, formal portraits can be kind of boring so it was a welcome crazy
Cole’s Bar Mitzvah party was nothing short of amazing. His family transformed their backyard into an incredibly beautiful party space complete with two bars, floating lights in the pool, food stations, large white leather couches for seating with “C” for Cole pillows, a fun dance floor, and a custom backdrop at the end of a red carpet for guests to take photos and enter into the party like celebrities. Their friends and family danced and ate the night away in style and had a blast doing it.
A huge thanks to Cole and his family for sharing in the festivities with me!!
A lot of people came together to make this party a huge success! Among them included:
Catering: Zeffert and Gold
Tents and rentals: Loane Bros., Inc.
Planner: Sheri with rsvp
Entertainment: MC Chad with So Fresh Entertainment and Washington Talent Agency
Photography: Lauren C Photography
Valet: Jays Valet Parking
Favors: The Great Cookie