May ’71: Prom Night Pandemonium

May 29, 2013 in Photography

For most people I know, Prom Night didn’t go exactly as planned.  It’s a night of incredible hype and huge expectations!  With Prom Season amongst us, I couldn’t resist creating a little story of my own!;)

6:00PM Photos by Mom & Dad.


9:00PM “Looking good kids!  Smile!”


10:00PM Please note, lipstick on Boy’s face does not match the color on Girl’s lips.


11PM Back at home.  Hair, Makeup, Dress, Corsage, & Fingernails all intact!


Assistants: Brian Gladkowski & Kevin Panacchia
Hair & Makeup: Martina Sykes
Models: Madeline Northway & Ryan Thompson
Retouching: Sami (with a ♥ over the i) Hylla
Paper Flower Virtuoso: Andrea Donadio

Professor Kate at the James

May 9, 2013 in Photography

Have you ever had a friend start dating someone you don’t really like, changing your friendship because you don’t want to spend time with both of them?  I have, and it sucks.

When Ryan started telling me about his new love interest, I started to get a little worried.  Ryan Rude is a former assistant, a friend forever, truly one of my favorite people (and yes, you too might be one of my favorites-especially if you are taking time to read this! ha!).  The first time I met Katelyn, the three of us went to dinner when RR was in town for work.  She and I were sizing each other up-me thinking, “is this girl a good match for my friend? AND OMG I WANT TO PHOTOGRAPH HER!!!” and her thinking, “who’s this chick my new boyfriend is friends with AND WHY IS SHE STARING AT ME???”.

On top of being breathtakingly beautiful, Katelyn is intelligent, sweet, compassionate, hilarious, and sooooooo much fun!!!  I love that one of my favorites brought me another favorite!  XOXO!!!!!

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John T & his pup Pretzel

May 1, 2013 in Photography

One of the things I love most about my job is spending time with super talented people…and their badass pets!!!!  Seriously, don’t mess with Pretzel!!

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