So this is where I'm supposed to write about photography stuff, I guess? Well it'll be more about random things I do in my life as well as about my photoshoots and other "Sinannigans." Hope you enjoy!
After spending most of my life in the US, you'd think I'd be so acclimated to American culture that I've done everything there is possible to being American and celebrating the (at least Christian) holidays. Well, I've painted Easter eggs probably twice in my life... Mother's Day and Father's Day are just days where I call my parents... Christmas is a family day with limited presents... Thanksgiving is a day for lots of turkey and Cambodian food. So needless to say, I've NEVER carved a pumpkin in my life... until this weekend. My friend, the doctor, came to visit this weekend and we tried to pack in as many fall activities as possible...
But first, we had to go to the pumpkin patch!
And you need some cider to go with your pumpkin carving, so what's more perfect than pumpkin cider??
We only gave ourselves 45 minutes to carve 2 pumpkins before we had to leave to drop off the doctor at the airport. She had to go back to Columbus. :-( This is how I felt about that...
After the airport dropoff, we came back to clean up and roast the seeds (melted butter and TONS of Tastefully Simple Seasoning Salt... may have been a little overkill, but oh well)! I'm so glad we did two pumpkins because I can't get enough of them. And finally.... our finished work! Not so bad for the first pumpkins I ever carved!
This weekend, I met up with two friends of mine and their adorable cherubic 10 month-old baby boy. Baby W was such a sweet little guy and I couldn't get over those fun red curls of his! So what better season to photograph this cutie than autumn? We met up at Kids Castle in Doylestown so he could have some swing time. Let me just say.... I was a bit jealous of the kids because this was no ordinary playground. The castle was 8 child-size stories high! With it being a warm autumn day, the place was crowded with kids and picnicking families. We still managed to find some spaces for photographs though! I look forward to continue photographing this cutie as he grows up!
This weekend, one of my best friends from my hometown came to visit me for my belated birthday. She brought her two adorable kids with her and we went and did some photos since her little guy just turned 2 a month ago. Big sis absolutely LOVES getting her pictures taken and she is always a ham in front of the camera. There was no doubt I'd get nothing but fabulous photos with her. As for the other little dude.... we had to chase him a lot! But when I got him to sit and smile and laugh, it was definitely golden! Love and envy those blue-green eyes of his! Is it possible to be jealous of a 2 year-old? Why yes... yes it is.
I had a photo shoot for the animal rescue calendar today for two cats, one the owner had adopted and a second one that she fostered. Prior to visiting, I knew she fostered lots of cats for the rescue (87 in the last three years to be precise), but I had no idea it was more than a few! A few turned out to be 10 total! I think it’s great that she’s giving these cats a temporary home while they wait to be adopted. Shooting the calendar and designing it is about as far into volunteering I get so I admire people like her who can give up so much of their own time to help others in need, whether they be humans or animals! So here, are a few photos of my visit with Kipling, Blossom, and Katie.
This week, I met Finn.... a 6 year-old Husky-Retriever mix. He and his mommas were the latest addition to our Cares4Pets calendar shoots. Finn just got his end of summer haircut and greeted me at the door with lots of excited barking. I never expected to meet a golden husky, but he was absolutely one of the most gorgeous dogs I have ever met. We went to the backyard of their little Philadelphia neighborhood backyard where the ladies had a nice vegetable garden growing. I tried to take photos of Finn on the grass but apparently, this city dog is not too fond of grass! He definitely preferred the concrete of the patio and was rather camera shy. But after, several doggie treats later and multiple bug bites (for yours truly), we were able to get some wonderful glamour shots of Mr. Finn and his loving mommas.