Fun with Photographers: Kristin W.

Awhile ago I reached out to a Flickr contact I had come across named Kristin.  She seemed really cool and her photo showed she was wearing Rayban Wayfarers just like I love so I knew she had to be awesome!  We ended up meeting a few months later in October 2011 at Walt Disney World for the Magic Kingdom’s 40th Anniversary Flickr meet up and the rest is history!  I visited her last year in Massachusetts, and this past weekend, she and her husband came to visit us!  It’s always fun to hang out with Kristin, she may be “Northern” but she’s really laid back so I’m making her an honorary Southern-er 🙂

She is also one of the 3 founders of our photography site: The Glass Slipper Blog.  If you like Disney, photography, both at the same time or just great photos in general, you should totally check it out!

I drove them around Ocean Springs and Biloxi, they got to experience the Peter Anderson festival and we also got to take them on their first New Orleans trip!  We also took some portraits on the beach and in general, had a nice weekend!  They’ve moved to Pittsburgh since I visited them last year, so maybe next year I can go visit them there!  And, I’m trying to get her to join us at Walt Disney World in the next few months… Here’s hoping that works out too!  Hope you enjoy some of the photos from this weekend!

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Trip to the Ohr Okeefe Museum of Art

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Photographing local wildlife 🙂

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Trip to the Abita Brewery (Free beer!)

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No New Orleans trip is complete without beignets from the legendary Cafe duMonde

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More scenes from New Orleans

 

 

And before she left, I took some glamour shots for Kristin 🙂

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It was such a fun time, I’m so glad they were able to come and visit!  Hope to see them again soon!

Also, be sure to come back tomorrow for the first installation of the Avgerinos wedding photos!

Snapshots of Raleigh, Part II

I’m back from Raleigh, NC but wanted to share more photos from the trip!  Last week I shared these photos, and now here’s another set!

I went to the North Carolina Museum of Art two days in a row last week.  It’s that awesome! There are 2 buildings housing artwork and there are multiple sculptures in the surrounding museum park and trails and I still didn’t get to see everything!  Again, I’d highly recommend a visit there!

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I even lost my lens cap twice and had to retrace my steps quite a bit to find it each time!

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There are even remains (the smokestack below and some other sculptures) of the old youth prison that was once housed there!raleigh-5-2

Then, the next day, I had the opportunity to go back to the Raleigh Rose Garden and do some portraits with some local models. One of the models was late, so I unfortunately didn’t get many photos with her due to time restraints, but it was still really fun to work with them, as well as the other 2 photographers who were there!

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Overall, I really enjoyed my visit. The weather was great, the city was really fun to explore and everyone that I met was extremely nice.  Even that far North (even though NC is still technically the “South”), Southern hospitality is still easy to find!