Thursday, October 28, 2010

honey harvest!

oh yes. I love this time of year, bees buzzing, floors get a little sticky to the step, porch transformations and the end product...raw, fresh, unheated, untreated honey. there's nothing sweeter.

The other week my Dad (aka the bee man) gathered all his tools and began the extraction process and of course I had to shoot a few photos to share! My Dad is quite the resourceful worker. As you will see, the knife used to cut the thin wax cappings off each frame is nothing but the kitchen bread knife (used daily I might add) and to heat that knife he uses nothing other than his camping stove and french press. quite simple and smart I think. He doesn't do this commercially (anymore) he does this for himself, the environment and for his incredibly pushy daughter that would never let him hear the end of it if he quit. Therefore, he can convert the porch into a sticky, sweet, honey house once a year with out too much hassle from my Mom.

After all the frames have been spun and filtered into the bucket he put them out for the bees to finish it off, meaning, free lunch for the bees!

One last portrait of my Dad, The Bee Man. xo

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


Here is a wedding I shot with Kristi Odom. This was a super fun couple and a beautiful venue. To see the more from the day check out Kristi's blog. Thanks guys for having me!

Making it official!

This was my first Jewish wedding and I'm a bit behind when it comes to Jewish traditions. All Kristi told me was "to get ready" and "run to the middle...NOW!". So, being the newbie, I did what she said and there I was sitting on the floor in the middle of the circle doing my best to shoot the madness. It was great! Am I aloud to incorporate this into my wedding day even though I'm not Jewish?

crab feast

I can't think of a better way to end the summer than with a classic Eastern Shore afternoon surrounded by awesome people, crabs and enough Old Bay to feed a village.

The perfect sized Coke.

Our lovely host Jane. Thank you!

love this family!


Earlier this summer I had the pleasure of shooting with Jaime, The Blonde Photographer. If you haven't seen her work yet, do.

This was a beautiful wedding. Super sweet couple, Virginia inspired (whoohoo) and lots of love! Thanks guys for letting me hang with you. Here are a few from the day.