Memorial Park, Colorado Springs
July 7, 2007
This is Michael, whom I met through the organization Compassion for Kids. Mike recently graduated from high school, although he spent much of his senior year undergoing cancer treatment. In a little over a week, he’ll have major surgery to remove a tumor in his lung. Today several of Mike’s friends and family got together for a surprise picnic to show their support for him. His mother invited me to come along to take photographs. It’s an honor for me to be able to provide these photographs for his family.
If you are interested in learning more about Compassion for Kids and how to contribute, please visit their website: www.compassionforkids.com.
Michael and his mom
One of his mother’s friends gave him a cigar as a gag gift.
Smelling the cigar
Flying like a birdie
Adorable baby portraiture: It’s a team effort!
Aidan, Charlotte, Leslie, and Mike
This photo cracks me up! Mike captured this hilarious moment during our portrait shoot Saturday in Denver. You just have to wonder what is going through the baby’s mind.
Caption ideas, anyone?
JoEllen and Bill
May 9, 2006
I’ve known JoEllen and Bill for years, even before they were married, and this was the third time I’ve photographed them. It’s so fun to photograph an attractive couple, in a beautiful location, in perfect weather, right at sunset. Ahhh… it’s a good life.
JoEllen and Bill, it was great to see you! I hope you enjoy the pictures!
These running pictures make me laugh, because I asked poor JoEllen to run in those fabulous shoes. “Look! The sun is going behind the trees!” I said. “We have to hurry!” She is hardcore, I tell you.
The light certainly was gorgeous that evening.
Look at those red beams of setting sunlight hitting the monument overhead. I have other versions of this photo without the guy walking in the back, but somehow I like this one best. It’s true to the nature of the DC Mall, I guess.
We made it to the Potomac in time for the sunset!
May 7, 2006
I’ve been friends with Frank since we were in college together at UVA, so I was excited when he asked me to do some portraits for his business ventures. We started with formal headshots for his marketing materials. Then we took some more casual photos for his MySpace, showcasing his personality, artwork, and fabulous Clarendon condo.
Pictures like these are great for things like MySpace, blogs, or online dating profiles. Match.com claims that profiles with photos receive ten times more visitors than profiles without. If you’d like some pictures to make you stand out and look great, please let me know.
Myrna and Lisa
Silver Spring, Maryland
May 5, 2006
Happy Mother’s Day to Mary, Myrna, and Dottie! My friends and long-time clients, Tom and Lisa, asked me to help them celebrate Mother’s Day with some portraits of them with their moms. Isn’t that a wonderful idea? I think most mothers would love to have photos even more than material gifts. I really hope these photos make them happy this Mother’s Day!
My nephew, Robby, age 1
This is what happens when Aunt Charlotte babysits:
This is what happens when Grandpa babysits:
Robby is just unbelievably adorable. I want to squish him up and eat him.
We compared him to baby photos of my brother, and Robby is an exact MiniPaul. Amazing.
For the record, the bottle was empty.
Candidate for Colorado State Senate
With new friends in downtown Colorado Springs
April 8, 2006
Saturday afternoon I also photographed John Morse, candidate for Colorado State Senate. You may remember the portraits that I took of him last month. This time we met at Penrose Library in Colorado Springs, and I photographed as he greeted members of the community. It was a fun shoot with him and Michael Merrifield!
Colorado State Representative, District 18
Downtown Colorado Springs
April 8, 2006
I spent Saturday afternoon taking photographs for Michael Merrifield, a member of the Colorado State House of Representatives. We visited Penrose Library in downtown Colorado Springs, and I photographed as Mr. Merrifield interacted with other visitors. It was a true pleasure to photograph such a distinguished member of this community.
She is three.
This fifth-grader walked up to Mr. Merrifield and introduced himself. His class is studying state government right now, so he was excited to see his state representative in the library.
The Thirsty Parrot, Colorado Springs
March 3, 2006
Over the weekend we had an opportunity to photograph another great band here in Colorado Springs. Paul from Ginger’s Hotter enjoyed our photos of Wrestle With Jimmy, and asked us to come take photos of his band, too. It was a great show! They sing covers of some of my favorite rock songs.
You can find their website here: Ginger’s Hotter
Isn’t that one of the best band names you’ve heard?
John Morse, candidate for Colorado State Senate
Downtown Colorado Springs
March 1, 2006
This afternoon I photographed John Morse for his campaign for State Senate. He’s a fascinating person, with an impressive background in community service as a police officer and paramedic. He also has a great sense of humor! We had a fun shoot along Tejon Street in downtown Colorado Springs.
Hi, I’m Charlotte! I’m a photographer in Reston, Virginia. I love hiking, running, and exploring the world with my husband and young son.