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Springtime Macro

May 30th, 2012

I’m a little behind.  Here’s some macros from earlier in the spring. This little guy was crawling on the fence when we were at my mom’s for spring break.  Caterpillars move fast! Remember Bandit the Wonder Dog?  He doesn’t like it when he’s not on the same side of the fence as everyone else. Dogwoods: […]

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I’m a little behind.  Here’s some macros from earlier in the spring.

This little guy was crawling on the fence when we were at my mom’s for spring break.  Caterpillars move fast!

Remember Bandit the Wonder Dog?  He doesn’t like it when he’s not on the same side of the fence as everyone else.

Dogwoods: (By the way – the dog to dogwood transition was totally unintentional)

Daniel loves dandelions.  He calls them “blow away flowers” which always makes me smile.

And this is my favorite from the day, I think:

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Wedding, Take 2 | Baltimore md photographer

December 12th, 2011

Recently, I got to meet Candace and Rob, nearly-newlyweds.  Candace’s mom was ill and unable to go to her wedding last year, so they got dressed up again in their wedding finery to recreate the event, so to speak.  And I must say, even a year later, she certainly is a beautiful bride! Congratulations, Candace […]

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Recently, I got to meet Candace and Rob, nearly-newlyweds.  Candace’s mom was ill and unable to go to her wedding last year, so they got dressed up again in their wedding finery to recreate the event, so to speak.  And I must say, even a year later, she certainly is a beautiful bride!

Congratulations, Candace and Rob, and I wish you many years of happiness to come!

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Tree Hugger | columbia md family photographer

November 28th, 2011

This is little J.  I got to meet him and his parents shortly after he turned 1.  Isn’t he adorable?  Just learning to walk (and doing a pretty good job with it!) and the cutest eyes.  He’s a little tree hugger too!  Happy to hold onto the trees for me, and play peek-a-boo around them. […]

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This is little J.  I got to meet him and his parents shortly after he turned 1.  Isn’t he adorable?  Just learning to walk (and doing a pretty good job with it!) and the cutest eyes.  He’s a little tree hugger too!  Happy to hold onto the trees for me, and play peek-a-boo around them.

Curious what they ordered?  Click here to see!

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More Macro

November 5th, 2011

I finally finished editing all the images I took in late September at the Robinson Nature Center. (By the way, that creepy fuzzy thing on the 3rd row is a giant poison ivy vine!  Yuck!) Have you been to the nature center yet?

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I finally finished editing all the images I took in late September at the Robinson Nature Center.

(By the way, that creepy fuzzy thing on the 3rd row is a giant poison ivy vine!  Yuck!)

Have you been to the nature center yet?

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Quick Recommendation

October 10th, 2011

We started our Sunday off with an ear infection.  I have no idea why my kids can’t bother to get sick when their pediatrician’s office is actually open.  Daniel started Sunday with a delightful ear full of pus.  Yum.  On a recommendation of a friend (and because we were going to be on that side […]

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We started our Sunday off with an ear infection.  I have no idea why my kids can’t bother to get sick when their pediatrician’s office is actually open.  Daniel started Sunday with a delightful ear full of pus.  Yum.  On a recommendation of a friend (and because we were going to be on that side of town anyway), we tried out KinderMender.  They were FANTASTIC!  Daniel and I were in and out in less than 20 minutes (much better than the 2+ hours we tend to spend at the urgent care place we used to go to).  The staff and Dr Rafei were wonderful!  Daniel especially liked the Thomas train that drove around the lobby, and I liked not having to wait forever to get seen!  It was honestly the easiest urgent care visit we’ve ever had (and thanks to my kids’ preference for getting sick after hours or on the weekend, we’ve had quite a few).  We’ll definitely be going back the next time we need after-hours pediatric care!  (Now kids, please, could we wait a little while for the next one?  We’ve already had 4 urgent care visits this year!)

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Macro | columbia md photographer

September 30th, 2011

This morning I visited the Robinson Nature Center to try out a macro lens.  It was a perfect day for it – not too hot, wonderfully sunny, and the nature center is such a beautiful location!  If you haven’t been yet, I highly recommend a trip. I still have a ton more to edit, but […]

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This morning I visited the Robinson Nature Center to try out a macro lens.  It was a perfect day for it – not too hot, wonderfully sunny, and the nature center is such a beautiful location!  If you haven’t been yet, I highly recommend a trip. I still have a ton more to edit, but here’s what I’ve done so far.

Leave me a comment and let me know which is your favorite!  I still can’t decide which I like best…

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Holiday Mini Sessions!

August 6th, 2011

Have you thought about the fabulous holiday card you’ll send to your family and friends this December?  Everyone wants a new picture of the kids, and what better way to do it than with a high quality, press printed photo card?  If you’re looking for a quick session to get the perfect portraits for your […]

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Have you thought about the fabulous holiday card you’ll send to your family and friends this December?  Everyone wants a new picture of the kids, and what better way to do it than with a high quality, press printed photo card?  If you’re looking for a quick session to get the perfect portraits for your cards, I’ve created mini sessions just for that purpose!

Spaces for the mini sessions are VERY limited, so book early.  A deposit of $50 is all that is needed to reserve your time slot, and will be applied to your package purchase.  I will, of course, still be available for full sessions, but mini sessions are a great way to get that perfect holiday card, and a few prints as well.  Remember – photo gifts are perfect presents for Grandma and Grandpa, as well as those favorite uncles and aunts.  To book your session, just contact me at emily@emilysteelephotography.com.

Each 20 minute mini session will result in 5-10 proofs in an online gallery.  Holiday cards are available from an array of possible designs.  Up to 3 edits included in the package price.  Additional edits are $25 each.  Additional prints and products also available for purchase.

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“Earth laughs in flowers.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson | columbia md photographer

March 8th, 2011

Last fall, I planted bulbs.  A lot of bulbs.  174 of them, I believe.  My back and hands still ache thinking about it.  They were quickly forgotten though, with all the snow, wind and general freezing-ness winter brought.  The snow’s finally gone now, the sun’s warming the earth (and me!) and last week, I noticed […]

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Last fall, I planted bulbs.  A lot of bulbs.  174 of them, I believe.  My back and hands still ache thinking about it.  They were quickly forgotten though, with all the snow, wind and general freezing-ness winter brought.  The snow’s finally gone now, the sun’s warming the earth (and me!) and last week, I noticed lots of little green things poking out of the dirt!  I can’t wait to see them bloom.

Yesterday I posted the daffodils.  I believe there were 50 of those, and I expect to see blooms on a few of them any day now.

These are the crocuses.  100 of those suckers.  I never thought I’d get them all planted.  Scattered all over our lawn.  These are a lot harder to see right now, it’s hard to pick out the crocus spots of green from the new grass spots of green, and I’m pretty sure my neighbors think I’m nuts from the amount of times I’ve walked around, bent over, staring at our lawn in my search for the tiny shoots hidden in the grass.

Near our front walk is 24 hyacinths.  They were the first shoots I noticed, peeking out of the bed on a warm day last week.  Sunday’s rain did wonders for them – they’re already taller and easier to spot.

This little guy isn’t a flower, but I was glad to see him when all the snow melted!  He’s a solar turtle, and he glows as soon as the sun goes down.  We lost him for a few weeks, buried under the mountain of snow we took off the driveway.  I wasn’t sure he’d survive, but he did.  The kids love him, though they each gave him a different name.  They couldn’t agree, and it certainly wasn’t worth fighting over!

Some day soon, expect pictures of blooms!  I can’t wait!

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Spring | columbia maryland family photographer

March 7th, 2011

Yesterday the twig was brown and bare; To-day the glint of green is there; Tomorrow will be leaflets spare; I know no thing so wondrous fair, No miracle so strangely rare. I wonder what will next be there! ~L.H. Bailey

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Yesterday the twig was brown and bare;
To-day the glint of green is there;
Tomorrow will be leaflets spare;
I know no thing so wondrous fair,
No miracle so strangely rare.
I wonder what will next be there!
~L.H. Bailey



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11 for 2011 | columbia md family photographer

December 30th, 2010

2011 is almost here!  And to celebrate, I’m doing something very special.  For the first 11 days of 2011, I’ll be presenting a one day only deal! Here’s how it works.  Every day, I’ll offer a deal – a special item you’ll get with your session.  Want it?  Great!  All you have to do is […]

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2011 is almost here!  And to celebrate, I’m doing something very special.  For the first 11 days of 2011, I’ll be presenting a one day only deal!

Here’s how it works.  Every day, I’ll offer a deal – a special item you’ll get with your session.  Want it?  Great!  All you have to do is email me and pay the session fee.  Then the item is yours!  Your session must take place in 2011, but can take place anytime in 2011.  You don’t have to decide on a date now, but the earlier you book, the more likely you are to get the date you want.

Details:

  1. Only 1 person can claim the offer each day.  If you want it, act fast!
  2. To claim the offer, email me and then send the session fee ($100) to emily@emilysteelephotography.com via paypal.  (Don’t worry – if someone else grabbed the deal before you could, I’ll refund your payment.)
  3. Offers cannot be combined with any other discounts or specials, and are applicable towards full sessions only (not mini sessions).
  4. Offers are not redeemable for cash and all sales are final.  Offer items cannot be exchanged for other items.
  5. Order minimums still apply.  Free items do not count towards minimums.
  6. All offers must be redeemed in 2011.  Session may occur anytime in 2011, depending on availability.  The sooner you book, the better.

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Other things to note:

  • Offers may be used for any type of full session – newborn, family, senior, whatever – but may not be used for a mini session or other special offer.
  • You can get more than 1 offer!  You’re welcome to purchase multiple sessions, but you can only use one offer for each session.  Offers cannot be combined.

Let me know if you have any questions.  And enjoy 2011!

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