It was the night before Easter and time to dye the eggs. Me-Mom and Grandpop stopped by to share in the festivities.
It’s still hard to believe my little girl will be two in a little over a month from now. As she gets older, she is starting to show more interest in the holidays. Well this year she wanted to help put the eggs in the food coloring. It was a lot of fun and even though we had a no spill egg dying kit, Teaghan still managed to get the dye all over her.
Here are some of the eggs minus the ones Teaghan broke dropping them into the colored dye.
The Easter Bunny stopped by while Teaghan was asleep and dropped off some of her favorite things.
Th Easter Bunny was very good to Teaghan this year. She received light up ball balls, Sesame Street book for her Tag Jr, Thomas the Train figurine, Bubbles, outfits for summer and 5 dollars.
Seeing the expressions on Teaghan’s face brought back fond memories of when I was younger.
This is the aftermath…..
I met Rachl and Toni at Recher Theatre in Towson MD during The Fallen Blue’s Rock Harvest 2012 benefit concert. Toni is a guitarist for one of the bands who were performing called The Mandy Lion Band. Rachl was there in support of her boyfriend Toni. Rachl is a singer in her own band however she was not scheduled to perform that night. We were all hanging out backstage when I asked the couple to step up for a few photos. Here are the results…..
Earlier today I had the liberty to shoot head shots of a dear friend of mine. James or other wise known as Jimmy Reef, has been a very good friend of mine since my teenage years. I have been studying the works of a world famous head shot photographer Peter Hurley. The shots you are about to see are my take on this style of photography. Expect to see a lot less band photos and a ton more of this style in the near future. I think I have finally found my calling.
I am always keeping an eye out to scout new locations for my portraits. I spotted this bridge a few months back and finally had a chance to take my daughter there. This bridge sits way back on a dog walking trail in Gloucester Twp. I will be going back when the fall season is in full effect. Till then enjoy a shot of Teaghan running down the bridge.
On Thursday August 2nd Glitter City Productions presented a KISS Tribute @ Rebel Rock Bar in Philly they had members from multiple bands come together and sing open mic style. Glitter City books bands of all types in the best venues all over the Tri-State area, check them out sometime and come out to one of their events. It is important to support the local bands because this is how they get established. I want to personally thank all the bands for putting on a great show along with Rick Drill and Mikey Primadonna for having me come out and cover the event for them.
I was contacted by Kaitlyn who lives in Massachusetts to photograph her Bachelorette party in Atlantic City. She would be traveling to Atlantic City for the entire weekend and wanted to do a photoshoot on the beach in Vintage bathing suite attire. I met with Kaitlyn and her girls this past Saturday, here are a handful of shots from the day.
Meet Ethel, she has been my grandmother’s friend for many years. When I was younger my grandmother, Ethel and I would all go out on Saturday mornings to yard sale. Ethel has always had a good sense of humor and I would enjoy her company whenever she was around. While talking to my Grandmother a month prior to this post I learned that Ethel served in the military during World War II as a truck driver. This is her story……
It was 1944 when Ethel made the decision to enlist in the service. Ethel chose to join the Army as a way to get away from the bothersome man who lived across the street. She served a full term of two years as a truck driver out of Camp Kilmer New Brunswick. She drove anything from buses to ambulances. While on tour Ethel had to pick up a soldier who had a shrapnel in his back. Ethel and the injured soldier got to talking and come to find out they had met years prior and he told her he never wanted to see her again because she went to a bbq with a couple of guys to grab something to eat.
One of Ethel’s duties as a truck driver was to pick up the soldiers who just got back from combat and drive them back to base. One group of guys got on the bus and said “great we survived the war and they stick us with a woman driver”. Ethel replied “don’t make me nervous this is my first time driving”. In 1946 Ethel married a man she had met that worked out of the same motor pool in which she was serving. Soon after she was discharged.
Overall, Ethel enjoyed her experience and serving for our country. One of Ethel’s fondest memories during her time was hanging out with her group of six guy friends.