Fashion For Paws – 2011 Kickoff Event

On February 3rd, Teatro Goldoni hosted the 2011 Fashion For Paws Kickoff Event. This event marks the two month countdown to the 5th Annual Fashion For Paws Runway Show and is the “official” start date for hopeful runway models to begin raising funds to walk in the show.

Tara de Nicolas, Amanda Polk, Wendy Gordon, and W…indy Shepard were there to welcome everyone to another great year of fund-raising for the Washington Humane Society. I was honored to take part in yet another wonderful F4P event and cannot wait for more great things from them this year. As always, a portion of sales from this gallery will go to the WHS.

Tara de Nicolas snaps a pic during the kickoff event

Nina Snow (L) and Amanda Polk (R)

Georgetown Cupcakes special F4P treats

“I Do” Wedding Images wins 2011 Bride’s Choice Award For Second Straight Year!

Manassas Park, VA – January 28, 2011 – WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding technology company, is thrilled to announce “I Do” Wedding Images has been selected to receive the prestigious annual WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011 for Photography!

Recognition for the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011 is determined by recent reviews and extensive surveys from over 750,000 WeddingWire newlyweds. Our past clients are among those that shared their experiences on WeddingWire, the largest wedding review site in the nation. 

“I Do” Wedding Images stands among the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire community, representing quality and service excellence within the wedding industry.  Awards were given to the top wedding professionals across 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, and were based on the overall professional achievements throughout the past year.

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We are happy to announce that “I Do” Wedding Images is among the very best photographers within the WeddingWire Network, which includes leading wedding planning sites WeddingWire, Martha Stewart Weddings, Project Wedding and Weddingbee. We would like to thank our past clients for nominating us to receive the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011.

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I’m Pretty Sure I Have The Best Daughter Around

Yes, we all say it about our kids, but really nobody can compare to Holly.   I could spend years talking about how great my kid is.  How brilliant, funny, happy, kind, laid back she is (with a dash of attitude) so how about a few pictures from December that capture Holly doing what she does best, being happy (or fussing).  I should really make more of an effort to put her pictures up each month.  I’m a slacker, I know.

Looking back on Fashion Takes Flight 2010

Last year I as fortunate enough to be welcomed into the Luke’s Wings family when I attended the Fashion Takes Flight fundraiser at the Longview Gallery in DC. For those who don’t know Luke’s Wings is an organization that provides transportation for the families of wounded soldiers so that they may be close to each other during the recovery process. Last year’s event raised close to $40,000 and was a wonderful event to be a part of.

I was fortunate enough to not only meet some new friends through this (Michael Domingo, Nakeva Corothers, Vithaya Phongsavan and JB Yong) but two of the soldiers who were in attendance that night, John and Joe were a joy to be around and their stories kept JB and I laughing at the after party.

On January 28th the Longview Gallery will once again host this great cause and I’m happy to have been one of the photographers selected to cover it once more.

Congratulations, Katy!

Yesterday it was announced that a new, and dear friend of mine, Katy Nelson is expecting her second child. I couldn’t be happier for her family as she is a wonderful person and already has a great kid in her son Sam.

Katy and her son Sam, my new best friend.

I met Katy at Fashion For Paws in 2010, and by met I mean after the fact via facebook we became friends thanks to countless emails, status updates and various other postings. One of the benefits of the ‘book, you meet great people. She also happens to be the subject of one of my favorite pictures of all time (you’ve no doubt seen it before, and if not here you go!).

Katy in the now famous pose

I was fortunate enough to do a photo shoot with Katy for her website and, without knowing, capturing the first shots of Baby Nelson. With F4P right around the corner we may have our first pregnant model on the runway, woo hoo!

Congrats Katy, can’t wait to meet the little guy/gal!