Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Cape May Carriage Company and horses

Good afternoon everyone!  I hope everyone is keeping nice and warm on these frigid winter days.  Right now it's a brisk 25 degrees.  A nice improvement for yesterday when it was 10 degrees out!  I regretted even stepping out the door.  Anywise, today's post is from the same day as yesterday's post but a lot more fun.  I got to hang with the hee-haws at the Cape May Carriage Company.  If you're gonna be in Cape May at any point I suggest booking a carriage ride from here.  The service is great and the people are very friendly and fun.  Plus they have many options for rides and tours of the town.  Cape May is beautiful in the winter but even more so in the summer.  You can get more information or to schedule a carriage ride go to this address; It is well worth the time and money!  Now on to the pictures!  The first one was a fun experiment with the horse's eye.  I believe this horse is named; Oreo.  I'm having to look in the Cape May Magazine (the carriage company was featured in an article!), to try and figure out names lol.  Hopefully I'm getting them all right.  The second picture is of Oreo as well.  Very friendly horse.  The next picture is of April, a big bay clydesdale.  We had to bribe her and the other two horses with fritters to get them to come a little closer.  They weren't too happy when we ran out though.  The spotted horse in the other pictures I couldn't find a name for but was one of my favorites because of the pictures and interaction.    I believe Knight is the other horse in the picture with April.  Notice how April is licking the electric fence.  I've heard that the horses do this now and then especially during the winter.  Maybe it's to warm up their tongues?  The final horse was the one pulling our carriage through town.  Sam was a pretty awesome horse :o)  They had put the jingle bells on him for our ride.  It was a nice addition to the experience.  Something even my sister-in-law has noticed is that I tend to take pictures of my shoes during a lot of shoots.  I couldn't resist the horse shoe with my Chips.  I'm a city girl but also a country girl at heart.  I just had to include the picture of her and I on the ride.  Such a fun day!  I hope to be back in Cape May someday very soon!         

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

The architecture of Cape May

After arriving in New Jersey at 8:30 in the morning on no sleep, I was ready for a day of exploring Cape May.  I knew nothing of the town except for the fact that it was once the playground for the rich and celebrities during the summer months.   There is even wreckage from a ship not far from the shore.  I unfortunately did not speak up about getting out of the car when we passed by.  The day was so cold that when we were outside all of us were shivering.  It was the first time I had seen sand and snow in the same place.  I come from the northern part of California where we rarely see snow.  All of the pictures of the houses were taken from the carriage as we went into town.  I fell in love with Cape May and have even considering moving there in the future.  You never know where I will end up!

Monday, December 28, 2009


I had the opportunity to spend Christmas with my brother and his wife's family this holiday.  Just like turkey day, it was a wonderful time.  Here are the pictures from Christmas morning.  Pokie, the family dog was as cute as can be and so much fun.  She tends to steal the spotlight at times.  My brother received the final pieces of my Grandfather's train set from my mom.  This was a very special gift.  He intends on refurbishing the entire set.  I look forward to seeing it go around the Christmas tree at their house in the future.  He did find a ton more tracks at an antique store so it could end up going around the entire house if he really gets into it.  Everyone seemed very happy with their gifts.  I ended up with a very nice coffee press (comes in handy for those rushed mornings), and expresso beans.  Being the coffee nut that I am it made my day.  The light up ducky from my daughter was also a nice edition.  The best gift of all those was being with family even if my daughter and parents were still in California.  I had them in my heart and thoughts of course.  The week was amazing and I have at least three more posts yet to come this week of the beauty I was able to see.  I hope everyone checks in to see those posts as well.  I promise that they will be well worth it!  I hope everyone had as enjoyable holiday as I did!  Many blessing.  Oh and yes, the last picture is of me passed out with my stocking on my foot.  I had been so drained from traveling the seven hours down days before on no sleep and I think it had finally caught up with me fully.  My Grandmother had made all of my family's stockings and they are very cherished.  The first picture is of the toy my daughter sent to my brother.  He had been teasing her about giving him one of her toys so she picked one out to wrap up and send to him.  It was a very cute little joke.  I'm sure this won't be the last we've seen of this toy :o)

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


Greetings everyone! I have to admit that I have been up the entire night editing this shoot but I feel that it was well worth it.  I was able to photograph my brother and his lovely wife once again while I was down south for Turkey day.  We had Rachel's whole family down to take pictures as well.  The sun was shinning and everyone was in great spirits.  It was very difficult for me to pick only certain pictures to post but I am extremely happy with the images I did select.  There are so many more amazing images but if I posted everything I really wanted to, my blog would be way too long lol.  Well I am off to get a few hours of sleep before my interview for an internship in the photography world.  Wish me luck!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

A Modern Day Love Story

I got the pleasure of meeting Sarah and Jack while I was on vacation for Turkey day down south.  We got to do a wonderful and fun shoot in a Colonial setting.  The shoot was very different from most of my work but I love all the photos and had a hard time choosing which ones to put up on here.  I was so excited when I finished up editing to get these out and I know the couple will be happy to see them as well.  I hope to work with Sarah and Jack again in the future.