Thursday, April 19, 2012

Lily Jane - April 18, 2012

Yesterday, my friends, Susan and Randy, stopped by with their adorable daughter Lily.  There is construction going on in their home and they were looking to escape the noise for the day.  I could not resist taking Lily up to my studio for a few quick shots as I am just loving my new light modifiers and always look for models.  Even my tiny dog, Binky made it into a shot.  Love my Lily!

Head Shots in Bethesda - April 19, 2012

Earlier this week I took some head shots for my beautiful friend, Deborah's, web site.  She is a very talented interior designer who we have used for many projects in our home.   One of my favorite local places to take photos is the alley in Bethesda between the Apple Store and Rio Grande Restaurant.  The Apple store has a reflective surface that creates a very interesting reflection.   Rio Grande has yellow stucco that also makes a great backdrop.  Photographers - check this site out if you are looking to take portraits in downtown Bethesda.

Deborah - thanks for being a great model and even better lunch companion post-shoot!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Gabe's 90th Birthday Party - April 14, 2012

My friend Joni's dad, Gabe, turned 90 this past week.  Joni and all her family (and there are lots of them!) threw him a surprise birthday party last night.  They created quite an elaborate story to get him back to the house after everyone had assembled.  From the look on his face when he walked in, I do believe they succeeded in surprising him.

It was a great party.  There were Gabe's friends and then a host of nieces and nephews and aunts and uncles and cousins.  I could not keep track of everyone, but they were all lovely and very festive.   You know its a good party when I have to put my camera down for a few minutes so I can do a wine run with Joni early in the evening!

Happy Birthday to Gabe!  And many more!