What are you up to this weekend?
I’m spending the next several days at Endicott College to be a staff member and small group leader for the National Teen Leadership Program! It’s a really awesome program where high school students learn about diversity, responsibility, and being a member of their community. I participated in NTLP as a high school student and love that I’m able to give back to so many students, just as my group leaders did for me!
And what’s extra-special is that 2011 is NTLP’s 20th anniversary! That’s right–next year we’ll be legal! ;) 2011 also marks a new chapter for NTLP, as the camp I’m staffing this weekend is the first one to take place on the east coast! Yahoo!!
Since I never can get enough of the east coast, I’m going to leave you with some images I took when I visited Colonial Williamsburg while I was still out in Norfolk. I went for a day, not really knowing what to expect, but had a ton of fun exploring the historical town! And I had a super delicious crab omelet for lunch. Yummy!
I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
I was chatting (via email) with Stephanie for a while before we decided on a location to do some portraits to add to her portfolio. I was looking for a place where we could get some variety, and suggested that we start out at the beautiful campus of Old Dominion University. I had driven by several times before, and, being an architecture nerd, loved the mixture of old, warm brick and new, shiny steel. I had no idea that the inside of the campus was going to be so gorgeous! I also didn’t realize until we met up that Stephanie is a student at ODU and will be graduating next year! How fun! :)
Take a look at some of my favorites from the session.
I can’t get over how gorgeous her eyes are!
This sculpture reminded me of all the ones around the campus at my alma mater, Texas A&M University. I was feeling a little nostalgic while we were walking around inside some of the buildings, and this piece of art made me miss Aggieland even more!
Happy Thursday, y’all! It’s almost the weekend! :)
Not too long ago, I met up with Alexa at Waterside in downtown Norfolk, VA, for some portraits. We started out at Town Point Park and walked along the water towards Nauticus before heading into downtown a bit. It was really great to hang out with her and get to know her! Here are a handful of my favorites from our afternoon together.
Of course I had to play with my flash! I was happy to learn that Alexa was interested in these more stylized portraits. We had fun with them!
Thanks for stopping by! Happy June! :)
Last week, I spent an afternoon at Nauticus and aboard the USS Wisconsin in Norfolk. The battleship Wisconsin is one of the largest battleships that the U.S. Navy built and was first used during World War II. She was decommissioned in September 1991 after serving during Operation Desert Storm earlier that year, and has been berthed adjacent to Nauticus since 1998.
Happy Memorial Day! Please take a moment to remember the Marines, Airmen, Soldiers, and Sailors who sacrificed everything in the name of this wonderful country.
Today is also my birthday! Here’s the cake that my mom baked for me yesterday. We celebrated my birthday dinner a day early by grilling burgers and enjoying this cake with my mom’s delicious, homemade ice cream. Yum! Happy Birthday to ME! :)
Have a great week!
Earlier this month, I stumbled upon the opportunity to check out the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral‘s Greek Festival here in Norfolk. Since I had never been to a Greek Fest before, all I knew was that I was probably going to be in for some delicious Greek food and good fun. I was right! Not only did I dine on scrumptious treats, I got to see an awesome performance from the award-winning Annunciation Dancers and enjoyed an evening of Greek bliss. :)
OPA! And have a great week! :)