On this past Sunday, February 12, 2017, my husband took me and our girls to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts to see the Jasper Johns and Edvard Munch: Love, Loss, and the Cycle of Life. I have been a huge fan of Edvard Munch since I was a teenager. So when I heard the VMFA was going to have an exhibit of his work I knew I had to go. Fortunately, this was a photo friendly exhibit so I was able to capture my aspiring artists in action. My daughters brought along notebooks so they could sketch some of the pieces they liked best. It was a perfect day! The girls asked lots of questions and took their time looking at the art work. When we were done with the exhibit we wondered around the museum to see what else they had to offer for our day of art!
Sketching Mom’s favorite Edvard Munch
Jasper Johns This was my Husband’s favorite.
Even my husband wanted to capture some art.
Telling Daddy what she’s seeing.
Deep conversation. Art can do that!
What do you see?
Family Portrait in the Art Deco mirros.
Discussing art with Daddy
On to the next one.
Waiting for Mommy
My Wish for 2017 to spend more time with the family.
I had the privilege of shooting my first wedding. My brother and his wife asked me months ago to do the honors. (We all have to start somewhere) So I went to work. I googled. I Pinterested. (Is that a thing?) I looked at the blogs of my favorite photographers. I made lists of photos I wanted to take. And in between the photography research, I also, planned the wedding for my sister-in-law who was finishing up nursing school. (Which she did with flying colors and high honors, so proud!) I was planner/photographer/guest. The big day arrived. I had all my gear ready. They had wanted a backyard barbecue with a pool party at the end. I am delighted to report that is just what they got! We set the whole thing up in my parents backyard. With the amazing talents and help from close family and friends the wedding was a huge success. What follows is a small sampling of the photographs taken. It was a lot of fun. I look forward to photographing another wedding soon!