Archive for September, 2009

My.Last. Post.

Posted in Personal on September 21, 2009 by Kathy Freundel

It’s true. This is my last post on this ol’ friend, Through the Lens.

But I’m excited about my new blog

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It has one BIG, WIDE column.

That means I can get the photos really big ūüôā

Come on over and subscribe.

{oh, and this blog isn’t going anywhere if you’re feeling nostalgic}

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Lisa. Steve. Sneak Peak.

Posted in Weddings on September 20, 2009 by Kathy Freundel

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Lisa and Steve live over the hill from me. Literally.

In fact, every single vendor at this wedding was right here from good ol’ Westminster.

(Except for my second, Tim. He drove all the way from Hanover, PA.)

Last night I made it home in time to eat dinner with my tribe.

Nice.

I’m so excited about this couple and this wedding. Here’s just a sneak peak.

Way more coming soon.

Lisa and Steve met working at the Olive Garden . . . you may remember their romantic, after-hours engagement session at the restaurant.

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Beautiful anticipation.

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They laugh a whole lot. That’s the way it should be in my book.

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A big white ballroom tent, a reflecting pool and acres of greenery . . .

a backyard reception most elegant.

What an amazing wedding. That’s just a sneak peak to entice . . .

there’s way more to come, but today is a big day in our home.

Shh. It’s a secret, but ‘ll tell you soon. Gotta go. Tons to do!

One last image . . .

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I can never resist a chippy, white, warehouse wall.

Sam. Carl. Woody.

Posted in Personal on September 19, 2009 by Kathy Freundel

It’s all about Woody. Buzz is okay, but it’s Woody all the way.

At three, Sam wants to BE Woody.

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Big birthdays for both my boys.

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We treated ourselves to a Starry Night Bakery cake. Hmmm.

No lie. It was so rich that we all had headaches about fifteen minutes after the party!

Rich, but delish.

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Then, Carl jaunted off to play a gig with Skip in Belair, and I took the kids to the

MD Steamshow in Arcadia.

It was tractors and steam engines galore, and my little guys were in their element.

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Later that night, Carl and I played “Where did you ¬†think ¬†you’d be at 50 . . . .?”

We agreed that our concept of “life at fifty” is nothing like the real thing.

It’s so much harder.

It’s so much sweeter.

To infinity and beyond.

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Tara. Paul. Swan Cove Manor.

Posted in Uncategorized on September 13, 2009 by Kathy Freundel

Swan Cove Manor ,Cambridge, Maryland, was the site of Tara + Paul’s casually elegant wedding celebration. ¬†Bringing together two amazing families for the first time, ¬†Tara and Paul flew in from Colorado on Wednesday, and got the party rolling. ¬†Tara’s family has always vacationed on the Eastern Shore, and it holds special memories. ¬†Surrounded by hundreds of acres of ¬†woods, meadows, ¬†farms, and an incredible waterfront, the families vacationed together, crabbing, boating, and enjoying the relaxed pace of life on the eastern shore.

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So, by the time I arrived to shoot the wedding, everyone was in vacation mode. Tara and Paul had each claimed one of the three estate houses as wedding headquarters . . . so I literally went from door to door to document the wedding day. You may remember Tara and Paul and their daughter Haley from our engagement shoot this summer on the campus of St. John’s College and downtown Annapolis. ¬†I knew it then . . . this is one special family.

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This is how I came upon the day. Paul out on the dock with his nieces and nephew, catching Maryland blue crabs.

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Meanwhile, Tara and her maid of honor, Haley, were next door, getting ready for the ceremony. The house was filled with lots of laughter . . . after all, Tara’s four sisters had come from far and near to live, once again, under the same roof. They nibbled on crabmeat, applied makeup and tied bows for each other and precious Haley got some coaching on “the princess walk.”

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I remember thinking, at the engagement session, that Tara was just incredibly beautiful without a stitch of makeup on her face . . .  But for this day . . .  drop dead gorgeous.

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When Paul called from next door, Tara sneaked off to the window to enjoy the excitement with him. They were minutes from seeing one another for the first time that day and their excitement was palpable.

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A quick moment alone.

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Time for the marriage of true minds.

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One last love from Haley, the sweetest, most attentive maid of honor ever . . .

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That’s one happy man.

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Really. happy.

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Guests’ arrival.

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Glorious anticipation.

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The “I Do’s”

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With Haley right by their side . . .

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And then the celebration . . .

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Paul and Tara enjoyed the best of the Eastern Shore.

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Hope you enjoyed this sneak peak.

Click here to view Tara + Paul. The Slideshow.