Giggles, pouts and reconciliations

I had a great shoot yesterday to ring in this new spring weather. Headed down to the waterfront in Old Town, Alexandria, with family Melody, Kyle, Aya and big sister Maddie. We had a blast enjoying the 70 degree weather and sunshine, after being socked (and i say that relatively…) with 4 inches of snow on Tuesday. These guys were so much fun and…

Bridal Dress Shopping….

Sorry guys, this one might just not be for you today. Shoestring mag posted this article on finding a great deal on a bridal gown. From the stance of a woman who has seen a lot of weddings, the dress must fit. That’s what it comes down to. When you find “the dress”, you’ll know….it might as well have your name embroidered on the…

Winter is Here….

All these months I have been waiting for a winter scene in which to bring out some clients and shoot them having fun. I heard recently about a friend of a friend who had an Iowa wedding…in December. Guests sat on bales of hay, monogrammed blankets were the party favors, the bride had a white fur stole. A photographers dream. At least this crazy…

It’s a Major Award!

And this one is not F.R.A.G.I.L.E! Stacey Vaeth Photograpy has won the 2009 Bride’s Choice Awards! In its inaugural year, the Bride’s Choice Awards recognizes and honors vendors that demonstrate excellent quality of service, responsiveness, professionalism, value of cost and flexibility. Stacey Vaeth Photography has been recognized for these qualities, and ranked in the top three percent of the over 100,000 wedding vendors in…

I thought I was a photographer….

But lately it appears I am actually a web designer and accountant. Which wouldn’t be a bad thing, because see I think that those two career tracks definitely would be a bit more stable, because, see, well everyone has to do taxes, and companies pay a lot for websites, and, and, oh, who am I kidding, I would be miserable… So back to the…

Presidential Inauguration

Yesterday, over 2 million people descended upon our city to celebrate a moment that needs little extrapolation from me. I went with a good friend and incredibly sensitive and talented audio documentarian, Sarah Reynolds, to interview attendees of the inauguration about their thoughts and hopes on this momentous occasion. We’re putting together a sideshow with their images and interviews, to be posted on this…

Images Inspiring Words

In November I was approached by a blogger who said “i’ve discovered in my writing that a photo is an amazing tool to inspire creativity”. the author of Every Photo Tells A Story asked to use one of my photographs to inspire writers. I thought I would share the subsequent poem, spurred by this image of mine: …i think it’s great: CRASH—Free Write—Lights flash…

Exhale

A wise yoga teacher said yesterday “we are in the exhale”. We crave the heating power of inhalation, the excitement that comes from each new breath, giving the body and mind more energy, one more moment of life. Inhaling can be compared to external living. The heat and fire of summer and fall, socially engaged, busy all the time, staying out late, grinding away…

Fun with Arlo and family…

I didn’t have a chance to post these great pics of Arlo before leaving last week…here is one of my favorite photos in quite some time. I couldn’t stop giggling behind the lens, those shoes are just so cute. Arlo, on the other hand, was clearly not having nearly as much fun as his parents and I were. It was a blast shooting at…

Guatemala and the Human Knot

a snap from the reading group my husband and i formed in siete pinos, guatemala. we lived in this little block house at 11,000 feet above sea level in the mountains of guatemala as peace corp volunteers. here you see valentine, victor, eustaquio and daniele as directed by juan, playing the always fun ‘human knot’. we’re headed back in november for the first time…