Wedding Wednesday

Posted in wedding by You Oughta Be In Pictures-MD on December 12, 2012
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Pulled this one out of the archives from the mid 90’s. This was such a fun wedding. The Bride and Groom wore matching Wing Tip shoes. She also was the first Bride that I saw use glass flowers instead of real or silk ones for her and the bridesmaids bouquets.


What unique details have you used or would like to use in your wedding?


Monday Musings

Posted in Thought for the day by You Oughta Be In Pictures-MD on December 10, 2012
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Color outside the lines

Life is too short to color in the lines~Onyx

My eldest did this painting at age 3. I would love to say that this is a masterpiece, wait who am I kidding I think it is. This painting doesn’t follow the rules on thirds, composition, telling a story, etc. It’s about a kid who had fun with a brush. Some times coloring outside the lines can make a beautiful picture.

Wedding with the Fishes

Posted in wedding by You Oughta Be In Pictures-MD on June 28, 2012
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A Magical Setting for Your Special Day

I spend a lot of time on the internet researching information, trying to keep up with the latest wedding trends, and just looking for stuff that catches my attention.  During one of those “just looking” phases I came across the above heading on a page for the Maryland National Aquarium

What a great idea!  They provide the Blue and you provide everything else.  This is a great way to make your wedding day unique.  How many people are able to say that they got to eat wedding cake with a shark.



Posted in Thought for the day by You Oughta Be In Pictures-MD on June 18, 2012
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“The creative act last but a brief moment, a lightening instant of give-and-take, just long enough for you to level the camera and to trap the fleeting prey in your little box.” ~ Henri Cartier-Bresson, French Photographer
I’ve never really thought about photography in that way.  Sometimes the best images that you capture of a client in your studio are the ones that you didn’t have them strike a pose.  A child tumbling backwards, a person lovingly adjusting another’s clothing, etc.  But those moments happen just as quickly as a lightning strike.  Blink and you missed them. 
So, how many lightening strikes have you caught today?

Daddy’s little girl

Posted in Thought for the day by You Oughta Be In Pictures-MD on June 15, 2012
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A son is a son till he gets a wife, a daughter is a daughter for the rest of her life~ Author unknown
In all the years that we have been capturing moments of people’s lives, some of the most powerful ones are with fathers and their daughters at a wedding.  Even the toughest, hard-nosed fathers will get choked up when asked “Who gives this woman away?” or during the infamous father daughter dance.  I think that’s why a lot of the dances that are making headlines are not the slow dances of old.  Having to remember the choreography keeps Daddy’s mind off the fact that he has lost his little girl to another man.  But he never really loses us.  We always know that when all else fails call Dad.  Dad will come to the rescue and either fix it or knows someone who can.
This Sunday over 70 million fathers will be honored with phone calls, neck ties or soap on the rope.  Some fathers will even get flowers because roses are the official flower for Father’s Day. A red rose is worn in the lapel if your father is living, a white rose if he is deceased.  Yes some of the gifts are cliché but they are also badges that have been earned by men who have had tea partes with tiaras, taught a child to throw a curve ball or to change the oil.
Thank you to all the men who in some way are a father figure.

What is a Father?

Posted in photography,Thought for the day by You Oughta Be In Pictures-MD on June 13, 2012
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Father’s Day was founded in 1910 by Sonora Smart Dodd.  Its first celebration was in Spokane, Washington on June 19, 1910.  After hearing a sermon about Mother’s day she wanted a similar honor for her father.  Her father, the Civil War veteran William Jackson Smart, was a single parent who reared his six children in Spokane, Washington.  I was wondering what the dictionary’s definition of a Father is and this is what I found:
What is a father?
The dictionary’s definition of a father is: 
1.  man who is parent: a man who is the parent of a human being, or a male animal that has produced offspring – “been like a father to me”
2. man acting as parent: a man who brings up and looks after a child as if he were its father
3. man who is ancestor: a man who is an ancestor, especially the founder of a family or people – “the land of our fathers and mothers”
4. man who is founder: a man who establishes, founds, or originates something – “the father of modern linguistics”
5. prototype: something that is a prototype or original version of something else
6. man who is leader: a man who is a community or civic leader – “the town fathers”
There are times when I think a father is forgotten about, there is so much focus on a mother and her roles in both society and a child’s life.  But what about the father and his influences in the world?  It’s not an easy job being a father especially when there is so much expected of them.  This weekend we celebrate Father’s Day.  We show our appreciation to all the men that take on this role.  To all the fathers who throw their kids in the air, chase away the scary monsters, teach them how to throw a ball, how to change the oil and remain calm even when they are just as afraid as you are – this day is for you.

Fathers Day Deal!! Put your mug on a mug for dear old Dad

Posted in photography by You Oughta Be In Pictures-MD on June 11, 2012

March Deal of the Month

Posted in Deals and discounts by You Oughta Be In Pictures-MD on March 2, 2012
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Spend over $100 on prints and your Session fee will be reimbursed. 

Book a portrait session during the month March and if you spend over $100 in print orders, then your sitting fee will be reimbursed.  Deal ends Midnight March 30th, 2012.  Cannot be combined with other deals.


*picture courtesy of Google search


Sivert Session

Posted in Keeping you in the loop,Latest Sesion by You Oughta Be In Pictures-MD on February 27, 2012
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Check out the link to one of our latest session.  It was actually a mini session

Thought for the day

Posted in Thought for the day by You Oughta Be In Pictures-MD on February 22, 2012
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English tradition says that Wednesday is considered the best day to marry.  It’s definitely a cheaper day to marry.  Here’s the rest of the poem:

Monday for wealth,
Tuesday for health,
Wednesday the best day of all.
Thursday for losses,
Friday for crosses,
Saturday for no luck at all

It makes you wonder, if the reason that the divorce rate is so high is because most people marry on Saturday.  But more people are planning their weddings on days besides Saturday.  Some marry during the middle of the week because thy are having only their immediate family there with them.  Some do it on a Friday night because the price is less.  Some will have their wedding in conjunction with some one else at their place of worship to save on decorating costs.   Some faiths will not allow you to marry on the Sabbath.  And for some, it’s a spur of the moment decision and they decide to go to City Hall.  Bottom line: It’s your wedding, you do it when you want to make you happy.

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