August 29, 2012

Patchie [Packs]

Sorry, I've gone quiet again. But it's mostly because faire started last weekend, we were house sitting the week before and two weeks before that, and I've spent all my spare time editing pictures for shoot I did in August or prepping Dragon*Con in Atlanta, which I leave for tomorrow and still have a To Do list that's a mile long. I'm exhausted thinking about it.

I will write and share when I have time, but the next couple months may be a little quiet. I love this time of year, but I run out of time so quickly it makes my head spin!

August 14, 2012

The Cape: Day 6

Our sixth day on Cape Cod we woke up to cold, damp, and rolling rainstorms. While I love my beach days this is a large part of Cape weather too, and I love them just as much. We threw on our hoodies (hoodies! In June!) and decided to spend the day in Chatham. Chatham is where most the shark sightings happen on The Cape (at the beach pictured above), but the recent shark attack was elsewhere. You know, in case anyone was interested.

The camera stayed tucked away for the most the day because of weather, but after short beach visit we ducked between shops and had a long leisurely lunch at one of our favorite stops, The Squire.





We spent a little time with my cousin while she gardened and we drank and watched her garden, and then went off to find someplace for a nice date night. I first wanted to go to an outdoor place we hadn't been to in a few years, but as soon as we got there it started raining again. On our way back to find something different we decided to try a totally new place - The Starvin' Marlin - and I tell you what, we'll hit it every year. Everything about the experience was awesome, and the food was even better! I love still discovering new things in places I've been going to all my life. It keeps life exciting.

August 10, 2012

Patchie [Shoots Some More]

Speaking of shoots, I had my first maternity session this past week too. While I got through the first round of editing pretty quickly, I'm taking my time with round two (choosing a decent handful for further photoshop...fixing backgrounds, turning to black & white, etc). I wanted to get a teaser out for the mom-to-be (and keep my photography page active) and this was the first to come out of it!

August 9, 2012

Patchie [Shoots]

I shot my first ever wedding by myself yesterday (!!!) and arrived a little early so I had some time to get familiar with the space. It was located on a horse farm, and as I was walking around this guy tried to land on my face. A last-minute decision sent him (her?) to the table instead where he hung out for over an hour. The Maid of Honor kept trying to shoo him away so they could finish setting up, but he'd go into attack stance and charge her hand.

So little, so fierce. Maybe I need to charge the things that feel bigger than me more often and earn the respect to hold my ground.

August 2, 2012

Patchie [Eats]

Last Monday was Alex's birthday and I met her halfway in Georgetown where I spent the day with her, her family, her boyfriend, and one of her friends who was home from college. I hadn't been to Georgetown in a couple years and was excited to go again! We had a great day wandering around, shopping, and visiting Georgetown Cupcake (from the TLC show "DC Cupcakes!") and going to an awesome little French Cafe with the best food. It was a great way to spend a Monday!






Georgetown Cupcake is notorious for having a line that wraps around the block, so when we hit Georgetown and there was no one even inside the building I told everyone we had to go, now. By the time we were done with our cupcakes the line was already starting to make its way down the block. The cupcakes were delicious...worth waiting in a 2 hour line for? Probably not. Worth running one block, across a street and having cupcakes for a late breakfast? Absolutely.

August 1, 2012

The Cape: Day 4

Last year's epic Outer Beach Day was pretty on-par with this year's epic Outer Beach Day. Started a little differently though - woke up at the crack of dawn as usual, but I had barely slept that night due to being up with some awful heartburn and when I decided to let myself sleep in an extra 15 minutes my grandmother went all grandma-mode on me and kept yelling up the stairs that we were going to be late. So tired and still hurting from the heartburn, I groggily got up, got dressed, and went to head downstairs. What happened next is a blur, but next thing I knew I was at the bottom of the flight and The Boy and grandma both came running.

Grandma lives in an old historic sea captain's home. If you've never been in one, the stairs are steep. Like, steep. It throws everyone off the first dozen years they come and stay. And in 26 years, I can proudly say I had never even stumbled on them.

Well, until now.

I was fine. I wound up pretty bruised and shaken and I disappeared for a good 10 minutes so I could get my shit back together (10 minutes I could have slept, grandma), and then we were off.

(for the record, I love grandma. That was in jest and totally joking)



Leisurely drive out, breakfast on the grill (with a clam digger...improv!) and then I took a nap and finished a book. I also didn't burn this year! And I didn't burn because I kept covered almost all day, so I also didn't get much tan at all. But I'm blonde, do theatre, and work in an office 40 hours a week, so no tan is pretty much how I roll.






This year for lunch my cousin's boyfriend went and caught us a bunch of clams and we had steamers about as fresh as you can get them. And on par with last year, we caught a sunset and then ate dinner at a local pub.




I miss it.