In December 2013, Alan and Nicole Markley hosted their tenth annual Gloggfest at the City Reliquary in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The event featured the delicious Swedish holiday beverage, Christmas Carol karaoke, and a special performance of Sankta Lucia, arranged by Alan Markely and sung by a throng of their musically talented friends. It was a night to remember!
It’s event season in NYC, and I’ve been busy! On April 29th, I had the pleasure of shlepping my gear out to Woodmere, a small Long Island suburb, to take photos for the Lawrence Woodmere Academy Spring Fundraiser. I’ve never seen such a spirited live auction! The auctioneer asked a donor what it would take to double his contribution of a weekend at his vacation home. At the crowd’s request, the auctioneer took off his very expensive shirt and auctioned it to the highest bidder! All in good fun and for a great cause- why not?!
I’ve only been back just a bit longer than I was gone, but my trip already seems a distant memory. There are many things I’ll miss about London- specifically the British vernacular and sense of humor.
I didn’t find London to be much of a culture shock as compared to New York. However, it was far more polite and quiet during the afternoon hours. I loved the quaintness of the neighborhoods and the Brit’s enthusiasm for tea (white tea is black tea with milk in it).
Mostly I just wish I could continue calling the bathroom “the loo” in the US without sounding like a pretentious hag. Calling it “the toilet” as they do many other Western Europe countries rubbed my puritanical American sensibilities. However, saying it in French somehow felt less vulgar… I digress. I took many photos while I was there. Thought it’d be nice to share some… London and Paris, through my lens.
Last weekend, I went to Dallas to hang out and take photos of Rebecca, aka Tater, the coolest two-year-old I’ve ever met. Tater is the daughter of my college friends, Shawn and Jennifer. Last fall, Tater was diagnosed with leukemia. Now on long-term maintenance, she is getting back to the business of being a kid. A kid who takes chemo and steroids on the reg, but still a kid. Shawn and Jennifer are taking things with great stride and strength.
Some of Tater’s favorite things include blowing/popping bubbles, her Hello Kitty rain boots, The Lorax DVD, princess shoes, hats, and fun sunglasses.
Here are some shots of our fun afternoon at their home and in downtown Roanoke after a calorie-free lunch of fried chicken and actual mashed taters with gravy.
Zach, my friend since HS, and his fiancee, Chandy, asked me to do family portraits last week. Although it’s not my main photo business offering, I have a lot of fun doing family portraits when I’m asked by friends. I did portraits for Chandy and Zach late last year when Bru was still in the cooker. Now that Bru is here and Rocco is getting bigger, it was time to do it again!
I went with some structured shots in mind, but I typically tend to just see what happens beyond the poses. Here are some of my faves
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