Happy Birthday Zac!

It was Zacs birthday and he officially is a teenager. I’m too young to be the grandma of a teenager. What a wonderful birthday. I wish I had time to post, But I just wanted to share a little of his day with family.
Changing of the guard!
Great way to turn 13. Two french girls presenting you with you birthday cake at a french restaurant in London!
Zacs pal Justin from New Mexico
Zac enjoyed watching me turn green on the top of the London Eye!
Sun sets on a perfect 13th birthday!

The Grand Tour – Getting Real!!!!!

OK, so I now realize it’s a little unrealistic for me to try to post much in the middle of our trip. We are going to have some awesome n pictures to share when we return and Zac is becoming quite the photographer and is “hogging” the camera most of the time.
OK, so I’m dating myself. I finally made it to Carnaby Street, though I no longer look like Twiggy!
Will, looking down on us. We went to a Shakespearian theater today also.
Zac running from the guards at the Tower of London. Tomorrow is a special day for Zac. He is turning 13 ( a real live teenager). I know mom and dad are a little sad that he won’t be with them, but just know he is having the time of his life. I’ll try to post a birthday picture tomorrow.

The Grand Tour – Day 1

With SEVER jet lag and 4 hours sleep Zac and I set off for Stonehenge at 5:30 in the morning.
Zac channeled ancient Druids. I can’t say he’s a changede boy!
London Calling
Well, the Jet lag has got the best of my little one. He fell asleep at 8PM, but I promised to wake to to call his mom. Not sure what to do? Any advice? Well my jet lag has got the best of me. Any suggestions? I think sleep!

Marie + Zac’s European Adventure

I want to share a little secret with you all. I’ve never had a passport and never gone anywhere abroad. I’ve always felt like a citizen of the world and enjoy reading about all the cultures and countries. I love meeting people from different cultures and just having a little chat! One of my dreams was to be a world traveler but single moms who are social workers get to go to Florida not France. Well, it’s finally my turn. I guess if you hope long enough dreams do come true! My grandson Zac and I will be departing for our first European adventure. (Hopefully the first of many adventures to come.) We are off on the first leg of our “grand tour” to London and Paris. Zac has such a joy of travel and we have been on a few adventures in America like Washington DC and Niagara Falls. I love seeing the world through his excited eyes. He does wear me out though, because he is such a “tourist” he wants to go go go and see everything he can. He is so excited about our trip. A real history buff, Zac wants to see things that are “old”. I guess we don’t have real old things in the US. Well, the first thing we are going to visit in England is Stonehenge. I hope that’s old enough for him! I’m going to try to post some images of our adventure every couple of days so family and friends can see the marvelous things we are up to. Note to self: post on blog at least every two days.
Au revoir!

Ann + Howard 06-14-08

No, I did not shoot 2 weddings in one day! (You will note I have already posted a 6/14 wedding.) My associate photographer, Jessica Inverso photographed this beautiful day! Jessica has been one of my second shooters for 6 years now and has been shooting weddings on her own for several years. This year she began shooting weddings for me and I will be doing my “Photoshop geek magic” on them. I think it’s going to be a great amalgamation! I was going to keep my blog to mostly my weddings but I just LOVED these vineyard images. I’ve photographed over 500 weddings at this point and I have yet to photograph a wedding in a vineyard. I will be doing my first vineyard wedding in August. I just can’t wait! Beautiful job Jessica!