Friday, April 30, 2010

suzie & madden : family

It couldn't have been a more perfect day for a photo shoot on the beach. It was Madden's first time going! We settled on Ocean City, New Jersey. The sun was warm and the air was calm. We went in the morning so we weren't shooting while the sun was mid sky.

When Madden saw the water for the first time, his eyes grew so wide. He didn't know what to do, it was too cute!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010


I went out to lunch with my friend Brynn today. We decided to eat at the fabulous Pop Shop located in Collingswood, NJ. I've eaten here twice before and I adore the atmosphere and their widespread menu! They serve breakfast (any time, I believe), are known for their grilled cheese sandwiches (even Bobby Flay has a signature sandwich there!), and have a gazillion desserts to choose from. Oh, and it's very kid-friendly. Saturdays are pajama day. They even get to walk away with their very own 'pop shop' balloon.

For an appetizer we had pigs in a blanket. After what seemed like hours, I'm sure, I finally settled on "The Stokes" grilled cheese; which consisted of american cheese, with tomato and applewood smoked bacon. But then I had to be difficult and make it 'my own' so I also added caramelized onions, avocado, and had it on sourdough bread, rather than white. :) Let me tell you, it was delish!!

Afterward, we decided to walk around a bit and we found this antique shop called The Painted Cottage that had such lovely pieces in front of the store.

Needless to say, I had a blast taking photos! It's invigorating to find amazing simplicities of items and places around you, and they've always seemed to be there, but you had yet to discover its beauty.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

new slang

I went to Long Beach Island with my lady friends to take some photos! It was a beautiful day! On the island it was a bit chilly, but still just as lovely. We went to the Barnegat Lighthouse, and climbed up top. It's not as easy to climb up from what I remember when I was younger haha. I love the way the ocean smells. There is nothing like it!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

logan michelle : baby

Today I went to visit one of my best friends and her newest addition, Logan Michelle. She is such a cute baby, and very tiny! She was so good for her little photo shoot. She slept most of the time, except towards the end. She was a great little model for her first shoot!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

the boy who blocked his own shot

Today I met up with my good friend from college and decided to take photos at a football field near his house in Hamilton. It was a gorgeous day outside. I'm definitely loving this spring weather. I knew I wanted to get photos on the bleachers, but little did I know I would find even cooler objects under the bleachers to help accentuate my photos. Lemar was a good sport despite feeling a little under the weather. He even had awesome ideas and inputs, which is great. I'm open to trying anything.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Another Day

I had a shoot with my friend Joe today. We went to a Playwicki Park in Langhorne, PA. It was a little too bright to shoot, but as it was perfect for me to play with my camera and new lenses. We found this spot under an overpass with awesome graffiti. Despite some random dogs and holes in the ground, we got some neat shots. Here are some of my favorites:

Later on in the day, I met up with my best friend for dinner. Afterward, while we were hanging out I noticed the setting sun coming through her window, and it was illuminating her face perfectly. I asked her if we could shoot some photos. Luckily for me, she obliged :)
(I shot all of these in TV mode.)