Monday, July 28, 2008

5th Annual Operation Christmas Child Collection!

Once again, we will be collecting for Operation Christmas Child. It won't be long before the hustle and bustle of the holidays are upon us . . . so I wanted to put out an early reminder just in case you wanted to get an early start this year. Here is a link that will give you additional information. 

Please call the studio at 410-974-1751 if you have any questions.

As a thank you for your generosity from Vivienne Photography, you will receive a certificate for each box received (shipping fee must be included with each box)  You will receive a $30 off certificate that can be applied towards any new portrait session order. Also, boxes will need to be delivered to the studio by November 14th! 

Sunday, July 27, 2008

After the storm . . .

We ended up staying overnight behind Dobbins Island.  Around noon, we decided to go for a sail and within a half hour the sky was changing, a heavy line of storms was heading our way . . . so we decided to go back to the dock and wait it out. So after the storm we went back out . . . the air cooled off but the winds died down.  Since there wasn't enough wind to sail, we decided to anchored by Gibson Island and grilled dinner.  Here is tonight's sunset. . . it was such a peaceful and pleasant evening. 

Friday, July 25, 2008

Empty Nester!

This morning my son tells me that the birds are gone!  I guess it was time for them to spread their wings and move on!  It was a fun experience finding the eggs and watching them grow!  

Speaking of an empty nest, our son will be going back to the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in a few weeks . . . it has been wonderful having him home this summer and I can't believe I have to go through the departure again!  I'm getting emotional just thinking about it even though I am excited for him as he loves it there. He has met wonderful friends and is involved with a great church called Life Community Church in which he will be joining them again as part of the worship team.  Not to mention that he is a few miles from the ocean . . . he goes surfing in the morning before his classes. . .  and every minute that he can!  I love to hear about his adventures every day . . .  

So moms and dads, enjoy every minute you have with your children . . . the time just slips away so quickly!  

Here's Phil while sailing Sundance. He takes after his dad . . . he loves sailing, surfing, wake boarding, snow boarding . . . just to name a few.  We have been truly blessed by him!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

What a difference a day makes . . .

Look at them now!  I can not believe how fast they are changing! Aren't they cute!

One week later . . .

Well, they are growing!  I don't think the third egg hatched as of three days ago. Not sure if it is underneath these two.  I was going to post an image of them the day after they hatched but it was not very pretty . . . now that they are getting their feathers and looking like birds, I thought I would share this one.  It has been interesting watching this from the beginning! They are probably 2 1/2 inches in length . . .

Friday, July 11, 2008

Classic Beauty

This is Madaline . . . I've been photographing her since she was two years old.  She is one of my favorite clients to photograph and I just love capturing her beauty.  She has the best hair ever and I hope she never cuts it. Madaline is very athletic and soccer is her favorite sport.  I recently photographed her sister, Caroline, and will post one of her images once they come in to order. . . she is a real cutie too and I can't wait to see what her mom selects from her session.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

July 10, 2008 ~ Anchored at Gibson Island

We went out for a sail and it was a great day!  There were no threats of any storms . . . we had one come through last night which kept us from going out for the sailboat races.  After our sail across the bay, we anchored at Gibson Island and chilled . . . it was a very peaceful evening.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Speckled Eggs . . .

Nestled in between the branches of a spruce that I have in a planter by my front door, is this tiny little nest with three little baby blue eggs.  They look just like the candy speckled eggs you get in the spring . . . and they are about the same size, maybe an inch or so! My son spotted them yesterday after seeing a tiny bird flying out of the spruce when he opened the door. How precious!

Monday, July 7, 2008

July 1, 2008 ~ Annapolis Harbor

We sailed to the Annapolis harbor on Tuesday, July 1 early in the morning. By the time we got to Annapolis, it turned into one of the most gorgeous and beautiful days. I was in awe the whole day long.   The sky was so blue and there was an abundance of white fluffy clouds. . . and an added bonus was that the humidity was low! What a spectacular day!     

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Happy 4th of July!

I know I'm a few days early but wanted to wish everyone a very Happy 4th of July!  Have fun with your family and friends as we celebrate this day of FREEDOM!  We will be celebrating the 4th in Annapolis at the city dock on our sailboat. It has been a tradition for the last 5 years . . . 

On a side note, I will be offering a "Limited Edition" called FairyDreams. . . (see above photo) In conjunction with another artist, together we will create an expression of childhood fantasy.    

If you are interested in more information, please call the studio at 410-974-1751. Leave your name and phone number and I'll get back with you as soon as all the details are complete.