Craft Studio: Flower pomander ball

2 03 2016

While I was in Wilmington, NC this past weekend, my friend Dawn and I crafted this flower pomander ball. We watched a youtube video to learn how to burn the fabric. The flowers are crafted from various size fabric circles that are layered and hot glued together with embellishments. It was a bit frustrating at first to determine just how close the fabric had to be to the tea light flame to make it curl and pucker. Dawn became the master fabric burning guru while I assembled 22 flowers and glued them to the styrofoam ball. When I started to apply the first flower, I plopped on a big blob of hot glue. The ball began to roll so I grabbed it with my right palm…palm met hot glue and turned me into a swearing machine. It was SO painful! No pain, no gain—even in the crafting world. We are pretty proud of our first attempt at making handmade fabric flowers. One thing we learned—gold lamé fabric will ignite and disappear in a flash (good thing my baby sister Kelley never stood near an open flame while wearing her twirling costume in high school!)

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Scenes from a wedding: Jeff & Angela, 10.18.2014

27 10 2014

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Here comes the bride…

6 04 2014

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Eric & Kim

6 04 2014

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Eric & Kim, 4.5.2014

6 04 2014
Yesterday I photographed the wedding of my neighbors Eric & Kim at the Osprey Point Inn in Rock Hall on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Beautiful weather, lovely venue and fun, relaxed atmosphere—it was truly a joy to photograph their big day! For this outdoor session, I used my new Nikon D800 and my bright and gorgeous Nikkor 85mm 1.8 (first time I’ve used it). Gotta get used to my RAW files being a whopping 45mb, though! More photos to come…
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Scenes from a wedding: Shelly and Matt 3.16.2013

9 04 2013

Here are a few shots of the bridal party, family groups and happy couple shots after the ceremony. We timed everything to be able to take advantage of the sunset when it came to doing the solo shots of Shelly and Matt. Perfect timing!—with very special thanks to one of Shelly’s brothers (a videographer and film maker) for moving things along by efficiently organizing the groups. How about that sunset over Huntsville?

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Scenes from a wedding: Shelly & Matt 3.16.2013

9 04 2013

I don’t think I ever caught Shelly without a smile during the entire event. She was one of the happiest brides I’ve ever photographed (not to mention very photogenic, too).

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