Rain, rain go away

It was raining like crazy when I parked my car at work this morning! I sat for a few minutes to let it pass, and snapped this shot of the rain drops on my windshield.

Happy (almost) weekend!

Recently Published Images

Recently, four of my photos have been chosen to be used on two blogs and an online slideshow. Here are those photos and links to the publications.

Catherine Calvin, the catering sales manager for the Hilton Garden Inn in Fairfax, VA, chose the following two photos for her blog describing the Brides Against Breast Cancer bridal gown sale, which I blogged about here. See her post here.

A few days before Memorial Day this year, I headed out to Arlington National Cemetery to take a few photos of the flags that the Old Guard put out for the holiday. The following image was chosen by dcist to be featured as the photo of the day on Memorial Day: May 25, 2009. See the post here.

Back in April, I submitted this photo to the Washington Post of the cherry blossoms near the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC. It was chosen to be included in this slideshow. You can also see it from my profile.

Brides Against Breast Cancer

I spent Friday afternoon and Saturday morning volunteering for the Making Memories foundation’s Brides Against Breast Cancer bridal gown sale in Arlington, VA. The foundation accepts bridal gown donations from manufacturers, bridal shops, designers, and individuals, then sets up at various locations on their “Nationwide Tour of Gowns” to sell the gowns to brides-to-be at incredible prices. There were tons of styles and colors to choose from! Here are images from a few of the gowns that were for sale.

The hosting hotel had set up a few tables to showcase their wedding packages. This is a close-up of one of the centerpieces. Yum!

Alexandria’s Birthday Party

The city of Alexandria hosted a birthday party for itself and the nation on July 11, 2009. The Marines from The Basic School at MCB Quantico provided a fantastic fireworks show, while the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra played the 1812 Overture and other classics.


Natalie Franke hosted a Lunch-n-Learn workshop and session in Annapolis, MD, on July 12, 2009. We spent a few hours walking around and taking pictures of each other, then sat down for lunch while Natalie and Vida Carson went over the business of photography. Here are some shots from that day.