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The Bridal Event in Philadelphia
I just wanted to thank everyone who came out to the bridal show on Sunday on The University of Pennsylvania's campus in Philadelphia. We had a great time and met some really fabulous brides!It was my first time with this particular booth and I was very happy with how it turned out. I had several people come up and tell me how hap ...
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Tina + Stephan: Winery Wedding in Los Gatos with Julie Cheshire
As promised, here are some images from a beautiful wedding I shot with the talented Julie from Julie Cheshire Photography this past winter.The couple, Tina and Stephan, were a lot of fun. We showed up several hours before the ceremony so we really got to take our time with the getting ready, couple, and formal portraits.The brides ...
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Moving Forward
Bad, blogger, bad!Oh my, so I have a lot of make up work to do. I promise that I have been thinking of you but the last few months have been crazy, to say the least. Here's a brief rundown of LDP news…Moved across the country! I am now settled into my new home in Narberth, PA which is right outside of Philadelphia. I grew up ar ...
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Loss
I don't like being negative, especially here. I don't get angry very often or very easily but there are a few things that are very near and dear to me that, if threatened, will trigger my fury. My pictures are one of them.I am staying with family in Maryland while looking for a new place to live in Pennsylvania. I was in Pennsyl ...
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Eastward Bound
I've mentioned that I'll be moving back to Pennsylvania.  Well, the movers have taken all of my belongings and now the time has come for me to get on a plane early tomorrow morning so I can get to the east coast.I'll be spending some time in Ocean City, Maryland where my mom lives while I hunt for a place around the Philadelphia ar ...
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My Grandfather, the Reverend George MacPherson Docherty
I learned on Saturday of the passing of my paternal grandfather, the Rev. George M. Docherty.He was a great man who raised 5 children and witnessed the death of two, my own father being one of them.He was also the man behind the controversial addition of "Under God" in the pledge of allegiance. A simple search of "George Docherty" ...
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Thanksgiving at Hidden Villa Farm
I have no doubt that I was in good company yesterday: absolutely stuffed!I went to Hidden Villa Farm with Coye and Julie to spend Thanksgiving with Andrew, Julia, Becca, and Lorena.We had a fabulous evening of fantastic food, frisbeeing, farm animals, and conversation (sorry, just couldn't keep the alliteration going).Here's a tast ...
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Betsy & Mitch: A Halloween Wedding in New England
Betsy and Mitch's wedding was the kind many wish they could have. It was perfectly intimate and devoid of pomp and circumstance. It was more like a festive family get-together that just happened to be celebrating a very beautiful bride and groom.Betsy and Mitch married on Halloween in Betsy's family's stunning New England backyar ...
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Stephanie & Adam: a winery wedding in Gilroy, CA
Other photographers out there will know what I mean when I talk about client crushes. Photographing a wedding is a very intimate process and you're practically stuck on the couple all day long so it's incredibly important that they like you and you them. Some couples, however, just go above and beyond and are incredibly kind, inc ...
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Professional Photographer Cover Contest Honorable Mention!
Some very exciting news…I've received an honorable mention in Professional Photographer Magazine's Cover Contest!According to the magazine,"The contest drew more than 50,000 entries from photographers around the world. Those who placed or received honorable mention did so against high odds.First prize was awarded to Heather Smith o ...
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