You’ re an animal baby!

January 13, 2010


Animals are one of my favorite things to photograph.  As a photographer you have little to no control over them, but I often find them doing the craziest, funniest, most beautiful things, almost as if they know their photo is being taken.  Just look at these guys…

Wine Shop Guard Dog

Shar pei  in Valldemossa, Majorca, Spain

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Kitties of Spain

Vespa Kitty

“Leave me alone”


Perfect Profile Pose


Camo Kitty


The world is your trash can, just waiting to be rummaged.

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Dogs of Maine

Christmas dinner at my sister’s house in Maine consisted of 8 people, 1 Spinone, 1 Pug, and an 8 month old Llewellin Setter.  It was wild and fun to say the least…well at least until my sister stepped in Mya’s surprise she left upstais…Oops.

Sophie the Pug

Mya the Llweellin Setter

Feeling very sorry for the accident she had in which my sister stepped, and also looking like the Luck Dragon from the “Never Ending Story.”

Jake the Spinone – king of the house

And giant lap dog

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Horses, horses, horses, horses

Cajun

Melissa & Cody






Magical Majorca (Mallorca)

December 30, 2009

The island of Majorca was simply magical.  With its aqua blue water, alpine like cliffs, grazing sheep and rolling olive and citrus tree groves , the island felt like 5 worlds in one.



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Deià

We stayed at the Hotel La Residencia, in the small town of Deià.  The quaint town (they only have 800 permanent residents) is located on the western side of Majorca and served as the perfect quiet honeymoon get away location.  From the city center  you could access dozens of trails and walks through the hills and olive groves.  The only thing that broke the peaceful silence was the sounds of sheep bells ringing through the valley or the church on the hill ringing its bells to indicate the hour.   It was honeymoon bliss at its best.



Model Jump Shots – just like in Vogue



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Valldemossa


Great cafe

With a cozy fire


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Hotel

The Hotel La Residencia was the perfect honeymoon get away hotel.  It had many amenities, including indoor and outdoor pools, hot tub, spa, tennis, wonderful food and impeccable service, but it did not feel too large and resort like.  It was absolutely wonderful, but I will let the photos do the talking.

View from our room


Indoor Pool




Love, love

Ugh!  Just look at that tennis court over looking the ocean.  I am sure my tennis friends in Atlanta are seething with envy :)


Dinner at El Olivo

Portrait of a Husband



Scotch shot (practicing my product shots)

Mmmmmmm…Scallops

Baked and served in a gorgeous shell.


So wonderful and so sad to leave

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Majorca Airport

The Majorca airport was one of those enormous concrete modern airports with glossy floors and stainless steel accents.  It reminded me of a building the people from Wallpaper magazine would just go gaga over, and even though it is not really my taste…I have to admit…in this particular light I thought it was strangely lovely.

Adios Majorca.  I promise to come visit lots.  :)

Real Madrid

December 15, 2009

Madrid was a bit of a blur but it was great to get a little taste of the city.  With it’s narrow medieval streets, stone buildings and beautiful plazas, old Madrid was perfect for just walking around and exploring.

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We found this crazy antique shop.  Too bad it was closed for Ciesta, so we just gawked through the windows and snapped some photos.

Crazy Colorful Feather Hats



A Feather Tie!


Sea Urchin Lamp! - Perfect for the summer beach house…hehe


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The Prado Museum

The Prado Museum did not disappoint.  The Velasquez’s, Zurbarans, El Grecos and Goyas were a dream to see in real life for this Art History nerd.  I am always so taken with the darkness that exists in a lot of the Spanish painters’ works, especially Goya.  They were haunting.

The museum did not allow photos inside but here we are goofing around outside.


* Good travel note: The museum is free Tuesday – Saturday, 6pm – 10pm.  We got there around 5:30pm, only to discover this, so we popped over to the Hotel Ritz to have a drink first.  Very beautiful old hotel with a great lobby.


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Spain is a great place to walk around at night.  Most businesses stay open until 10pm and most dinner places don’t even get started until then as well.  The historic buildings, palaces and churches are also lit up so beautifully, that staying up late in Spain seems to be required.

Walking around the Palacio Real (The Royal Palace)


Bar Snacks

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After the busy cities of Paris and Madrid, we were ready to hit Majorca, and I think I have to say it was the highlight of our honeymoon.  Saving the best for last… next stop Majorca.



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