Annapolis fine art photographer, Celia Pearson invited me to her studio where I photographed her working on her next exhibition. Her work is absolutely gorgeous and innovative! She has been published all over the place, I even have one of her books 'Pure Sea Glass' by Richard LaMotte on my coffee table. Its full of her beautiful photography. Click here to see more of her work!
Loved having the stunning Vickie Althoff in the studio. Ridiculously talented Mara of Lady Peacock toped off the look with beautiful hair and makeup.
A little behind the scenes action... Love these girls!
I love my job, especially when I get to work with photographers like Marisa of MisaME Photography. I was so excited when Marisa asked me to be a second shooter for Steven and Jessica's beautiful wedding. We spent the day in downtown Annapolis. First at the gorgeous St. Mary’s Parish where the ceremony was held and then later to party at the Marriott Waterfront (with a view to die for). The entire day was filled with lots of laughter and love. Here are some of my favotate shots!
Absolutely loving this shoot we shot on the Eastern Shore of Maryland with Baltimore based model, Nicole. We had a great time exploring the natural landscape of the shore, contrasting the muted background to her vibrant flowing dresses. Fabulous makeup by Faces by Mara and hair by Caitlin Gibbons.
"Family, like branches in a tree, we all grow in different directions, yet our roots remain as one." - Writer Unknown
Terry, Christine and Kevin Nolan in their beautiful backyard.
Over Memorial Day Weekend I had the opportunity to photograph my very first wedding! I don't know who was more nervous, the bride and groom or me. Check out a few of my favorite moments from Kristen & Nick's special day!
Reception Venue + Caterer: Kent Island Yacht Club
Wedding Stylist: Revelry Event Styling
Wedding Cupcakes: Fields of Heather Bakery
Florist: Island Flowers
Hair & Makeup: Crystal Teta
DJ: Michael Welsh
Meet Jean Wade Mayer & Emily Jean Villarreal, co-owners of Boutique Events. They met while employed at a catering company in Hunt Valley and shortly thereafter decided to start their own business together as event planners and consultants. Jean & Emily are partnered with Gertrude’s, a restaurant at the Baltimore Museum of Art. This partnership allows them to plan and coordinate all special events held within the venue. They also plan events in and around the surrounding area including weddings, mitzvahs, corporate functions, and residential soirees. They are deeply rooted in the Baltimore community and enjoy giving back by serving on committees and also producing many chic fundraising events around town. Boutique Events is a member of the National Association of Catering and Events and have spent a number of years on the board as Co-Director of Fundraising. This year they are co-chairing a committee for NACE National Conference that will be held in their hometown. Emily earned a BS from Virginia Tech graduating cum laude. Jean graduated from The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College, majoring in Hospitality Management. The combination of their educational and life experiences has without a doubt strengthened their reputation and allowed them to thrive in this industry delivering extraordinary designs and one-of-a-kind experiences. Loved working with these incredibly smart and talented ladies on their head-shots! Hair & Makeup by Up Dos for I Dos. Jewelry provided by Emily Williams at Stella and Dot.
Have a chance to check out my latest headshot? I have this Up Dos For I Dos hairstylist to thank for helping to make me feel absolutely beautiful! Her name is Stephanie Packett, a 24 yr old licensed cosmetologist/stay at home mom. Stephanie graduated from The Temple: A Paul Mitchell Partner School in Frederick, MD. She's had her license for over 4 years & has worked in the beauty industry since the age of 16. I'm so happy to highlight this beautiful talent and loved having the opportunity to take her headshot!
"I love that I can be part of one of the most important days in someone's life. It's such a gift to be able to make someone feel beautiful & to be trusted with your passion. I also love to do freelance work for other special events and photography. I am completely obsessed with fashion, coffee, working out, & everything makeup & beauty. I truly feel blessed that I get to do what I love & make a living from it!" -Stephanie
Happy 17th Birthday to Courtney Walker! Check out my shoot with Courtney, who was in need of commercial / lifestyle work for her portfolio. We braved the cold to capture some great images with her bestie.
I had a great time photographing Shendel & Ken Clingenpeel in their new home. With their first baby on the way, I wanted to make sure the two four-legged soon-to-be older siblings had their moment in the spotlight, too. Excited to photograph Baby C with the rest of the family once he (or she!) arrives!
MEET THE AUTHOR
Amy Abrams is an award-winning author, widely-read journalist and former publishing executive at national magazines (including Art & Antiques). She has published over 200 stories, both fiction and non-fiction, contributing to The Wall Street Journal, Art in America, and Village Voice Media. She has appeared on TV and radio programs including NPR and SiriusXM, as well as lectured about publishing, art and the media to university, museum and writing conference audiences across America. Her two new book releases, The Cage and The Key (a novel), and a 220-page coffee table book, Schenck in the 21st Century—The Myth of the Hero and the Truth of America (about famed Pop artist Bill Schenck), are showcased at a book signing on:
Saturday, December 14th
11:00am - 1:00pm
218 N. Washington Street, Easton, Md.
Photography // Angie Myers
Hair and Makeup // Carrie Smoot, The Village Spa in Bluffton, SC
Clothing, Shoes and Jewelry // Taffeta, Hilton Head Island, SC
Lighting Engineer // Jean Marie Côté
Photographed at Huspa Plantation Sheldon, SC.
Published // Coastal Isles 1.2
Behind the scenes photos by Jean Marie Côté