Maryland: Day One
Declan and I headed out to the airport at the butt-crack of dawn Saturday morning, only to come to a screeching halt at the security line. (Oh yeah. Duh. It’s Memorial Day weekend.) But this most have been the mother of all Memorial Days, because the security line, at 7am, Saturday morning, not only filled the entire queue inside the big white tent at DIA – it rounded the corner and filled up half of the baggage claim area as well.
I called my mom and warned her we probably would be missing our flight.
But, in a miracle of time and space – including some literal dragging of a 4 year old as I ran at warp speed to our gate – we made it onto the plane with about 3 minutes to spare. Then the poor guy seated next to me made it with literally 1 minute to spare and pretty much popped a lung to do it – he was frantically trying to make it to his best friend’s wedding at the Naval Academy the next day. A sight not to be missed, for sure.
After we safely arrived at my mom’s house near Annapolis, I promptly melted from the humidity and my hair stayed soaked for the rest of the weekend. I have finally realized not to even bother with my hair while on the east coast and accept the fact that it will look like poop. Embrace it, rejoice in it, and it’s easier to look in the mirror – I promise.
And as my mom and aunt kindly babysat Declan for the evening, I headed to downtown Annapolis to meet up with my friend Christina, her husband Sam and their near-6 year old son Adam. We had a yummy dinner and then proceeded to make a spectacle of ourselves on the Annapolis docks, taking portraits of their family while I contorted myself all over the wood planks. Whatever, I’m from Colorado, right?
The results were totally worth it anyway.
Awesome! I agree they are great photos. Erika
Nice shootin’ Tex!
Glad you made your flight and stuff.
Paging the talent scout for J Crew. These are magazine-worthy.
These are FANTASTIC! Excellent shots!
Great shots of some of my favorite people! Glad you guys were able to get together!
i have been dying to get to this site all day!
you are fabulous, they came out so great. thank you thank you thank you for making time for us.
Wonderful pictures, Aimee. Gorgeous subjects, of course… but you did really good work.
As always! Amazing, amazing pics. Of course, I love the sujbects in the pics so that helps too!
I have GOT to get out there so you can take our pics.
These are great, I love the background! Beautiful family!
Make and Model of you Camera Please. Great SHOTS!!!
Thanks everyone! 🙂
I have a Canon Digital Rebel XT, and shot these in RAW format mostly with my Canon 60mm Macro lens, actually. I also just recently purchased the 85mm/1.8 Canon lens for the purpose of doing portraits but it had not arrived before I left for the trip. Some of the pics were taken with the standard kit lens that comes with the Digital Rebel.
fantastic pics. now i feel like being by the water and boats. so picturesque!
MPPs G’ma thinks the photos are awesome. You are certainly talented, Aimee, I’ve seen some of your other work, too. And, your subjects are 3 of the finest people I love.
With the Rebel I have to do very little editing anymore. I do usually pull the levels up/lighten it a bit, just since most people are looking at them on dark PC monitors and also when I get them printed, they are usually on the darker side.
With these particular shots, we kind of times it to make sure we had that perfect sunset light.
Also, I shoot mostly in manual mode and I get MUCH better color and exposure than auto.
Did you color correct these photos? They’re gorgeous! I have a Nikon D-50 but have never taken the time to really learn how to take great pictures. Nice!
Awesome pics… Can I fly you out to LV to take some pics of us now??? …and C and family are one beautiful bunch.