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Cherry Blossom Festival on film

If you remember from this post, my father owned and used a Nikkormat film camera in the 1970s. Well, guess who dusted it off and put it to work recently? This gal. Since I’m lucky enough to live close to Washington, D.C., I’ve been to the festival before and have taken photos of the blossoms time and time again. This time around, I thought I’d try something different in capturing one of my favorite spring time events. All photos are taken with ISO 400 film. Above at left is Jeff, my go-to friend for all things film. I hope everyone has a friend who encourages you to try new things; it’s good for you! Using film again was, I have to say, exhilarating. Finishing off a 24-exposure roll was more gratifying than taking hundreds of digital photos. I certainly won’t be packing my dad’s camera away just yet. I hope I made you proud, dad! P.S. My first and second exposure to manual SLR film cameras. (Pun intended, haha.)

Jen+Mikey | engaged!

Before I get to my Australia photos (I’m still sorting/editing them!), let me share some pics of this adorable newly engaged couple. Jen and Mikey asked me to dinner one weekend, which not only resulted in delicious trout (send me that recipe ASAP), but also a mini photo shoot in their scenic backyard. Through my eyes… Congratulations, Jen and Mikey!! You guys were so much fun to photograph — thanks for the many laughs that night and good luck with the wedding planning!!

Marissa+Tom | married!

Last month, an old, dear friend of mine said her “I do’s” in a sweet, simple outdoor wedding in Pennsylvania. Here are some of my favorite photos… The bride, a creative genius, made the bouquets, boutonnieres, her own hair piece, reception centerpieces, and her brother made the ceremony backdrop. She also did her own hair and makeup. :) Beautiful Denisa. What’s the best way to transport the bridal party in a single ride? A school bus! My favorite. Congratulations, Marissa & Tom. Best wishes for a beautiful life together!

A concert by the river

Summer is here, and we’ve been trying to enjoy every good-weathered day before the season blurs past us. One sure way to enjoy our surroundings with friends is attending the River Concert Series hosted by St. Mary’s College of Maryland. The concerts, held on campus grounds, overlook scenic St. Mary’s River. There are six concerts this season, music ranging from “serious classical composition, to light classics, to jazz.” We always like to plant ourselves in the “serious socializing” section. The best part? The music plays through the sunset. Does it get any better? Most likely, but I’m content as can be. Hope you are all enjoying your summer!

Sunday Park with the Pies

I love visiting the Pie family and spending time with my goddaughter. During this past visit, Abby showed me her big girl room, sat me down for tea, served me pizza and made me rock her baby doll to sleep after giving her milk, hugs and kisses. She makes me laugh! Here are some snapshots of this beautiful growing family… Abby says “goodbye!” The next time I see you Pies, I’ll get to meet Little Pie! Being excited for you three is a huge understatement. Lots of love, Jen