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Archive: November, 2011

A Park Portrait Session ~ Delightful!

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

Had a wonderful time photographing this lovely family in Charlotte’s Freedom Park. A beautiful late afternoon time gave us that soft light that is so flattering for portraits. Mom is a good friend and a fellow reader, we met through our book club and she also enjoys photography. Her daughter looked so sweet and pretty! We had a good time and here are the portraits from our session in the park. Thank you!!!

Portrait of a Golfer ~ Charlie Sifford

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

I had the pleasure of meeting an photographing Charlie Sifford, a golf legend, at his home in Charlotte, NC. The Southern California Golf Association inducted him into their Hall of Fame this fall, and published a story about his legacy in the pages of its magazine, FORE. You can see a virtual copy of the magazine here. Turn to page 14/15 to view the story & portraits. Sifford, now 89, fought discrimination in golf and ended up winning  two PGA tournaments. He broke the color barrier and paved the way for all athletes to compete fairly. At his home, I photographed him with his golf club, his golf memorabilia and also focused on capturing a simple portrait of his face.  It was an honor to work with him and here are some of my favorite images from my assignment with Charlie Sifford.

Family Friends ~ Savage Mill, MD

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

I recently trekked up to the Baltimore-Washington area, to see my family and photograph photo sessions. This family is a friend and a client, and we’ve known each other since our children were babies. It’s so much fun to see these children grow up so nicely ~ each time I visit they are taller and more gorgeous! (is that possible?!) and I get to visit with their mom and catch up ~ a total win-win!  This time we decided to photograph their session at Savage Mill, a lovely historic mill-turned-complex featuring antiques, shops, pubs, restaurants, a French bakery and artists lofts. The setting is beautiful with the historic Bollman Iron Truss Bridge spanning the Little Patuxent River next to the Mill.  And here are some of my favorite portraits from our session ~

Family of Eight ~ UCity Magazine

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

Remember the show Eight is Enough? Well, I met a real life family of eight while on assignment for U City Magazine last month. Meet  David and Mendy Henderson and their six children – their most recent additions are twins, adopted  from Ethiopia last year. The Hendersons, who started University City Fellowship church in 2000, are featured in the November issue of UCity. My favorite quote from the story is “love loud, risk often, hope always,” David’s mantra. He and Mendy truly practice what they preach and follow their hearts. Their church’s mission is to reach people local and globally, and they have done just that. Here are my favorite images from my afternoon with the Hendersons. To see more, please visit the UCity Magazine pages.