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Friday, May 23, 2014

Introducing: Lorin Marie Photography!

For as long as I can remember, I've had a pen in one hand and camera in the other.
Capturing people's love stories is one of the most rewarding experiences.

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Who Knew Feet Could Be So Photogenic?

And y'all thought I was kidding. For reals though. Total foot models*,
am I right? 

Saturday morning was spent with adorbs couple-friends (they're married
& we're all friends) Sarah + Craig in their lovely Arlington neighborhood. 

Let me just say Sarah and I are soul sisters. As in, we-are-so-alike,
separated-at-birth sisters in Christ. When I had just moved to Virginia and
visited Frontline, she was the first person I met that
Monday night. Signing up for her small group was one of the best
decisions. ever

The Heckmans are stellar. After living in Kosrae (as in, Micronesia!) for
10 months, this is their first Christmas back in the States. You can
read alllll about their adventures in living overseas on their blog here.  

After properly hydrating ourselves (coffee, whaaat!), we transformed the
inside of  their living room into a wintery Christmas-land, before heading
outside to take for more Christmasy photos.

*Btw, Mrs. Heckman, you inspired the close-up shot above. Do those
shoes look familiar? Word on the street is you have a similar pair...

Like they say back home, if you can't hide it, decorate it.

Team Heckman all the way.

Do you see what I see? hint: it starts with l and ends with o-v-e.

These two were all smiles the wholeeee morning.

All lights on and we're good to go.

Good golly. this might be on of my absolute faves.

In black and white.

Just two peas in a pod, I tell you.

After we finished indoors, we bundled up and strolled down to the
W&OD path a couple blocks away. And what should we see just
before our eyes?

Oh, you know. Just THE perfect Christmas-tree-farm-tree. Like the
one I've always imagined would be the exact size to fit in my larger-than-life
(no Backstreet Boys reference here) Christmas tree corner. 

Craig led the way, moving a park table near our tree.

Manual labor ain't no thang for the Heckmans. And it was cold out! Well, for
this Florida girl anyway. 

Want the steps for uber-great
Christmas card photos? Here goes:

1. Be stupid silly in love
2. Walk to nearby park
3. Find the biggest, greenest fir tree
4. Sit under/stand in front of it & be yourself
5. And you think I'm kidding

Big thanks to the Heckmans for sitting their pretty mugs (and feet)
in front of my camera.

Hope you find that perfect evergreen, and perfect love, this season.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

How Bow Ties Are {Still} Making a Comeback

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Last night I told this sweet older parking garage attendant I liked his bow tie.
His response: "You mean my butterfly? Shall I give it to you?"

Whether on your nails or bathing suit, here's hoping you, too, have a butterfly-filled day.

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Blessed Day
Blessed Day

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Keep Calm & Carry On

Happy May Day, my lovely readers!

It has been way too long, to say the least. On the first day of this new month,
I am looking back at how much life has shifted, changed, moved forward since I last
posted. Praise the Lord for His great & abundant mercies!

I stumbled upon this wonderful video over at Design Editor & just had to
share. If you've ever wondered where the 'Keep Calm & Carry On'
poster got its start, now you'll know.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

It's Summer. Let's Have Some Fun

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Today is the last day of school for students. And on Friday, most of the staff  [including me!] has their final day of school/work. And that means summer really, really will be here by the end of the week. Ahh! Here's how I want to romp around and enjoy the sunshiney days, when I'm not being a grown up/interning/working at my other job, of course:


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What are your summer plans?

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Are You Hungry? Nah, I Had Some Wind

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If you haven't already watched the comedic efforts of Harvard Sailing Team, an "Ivy League" sketch comedy group, you're. going. to. love. this!

My coworkers and I pull up their YouTube videos almost daily.

This NY-based group of 5 girls & 4 guys neither sails, nor hails from Harvard. And they're hilarious - in a I'm-not-trying-I-was-born-with-genius-timing way.

Here's one of their funniest videos to date:

P.S. Today's title comes from a joke at 1:24 in the video.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Pump Your Gas & Have Your Thai, Too

So as I mentioned a few weeks ago, I'm currently interning at NoVA Mag. As part of a new assignment, I'll be blogging about all things arts & entertainment over on our Game Plan blog. 

Check out my post there today: they have some of the best Thai food in Leesburg; it's served ala gas station?

Clara, another A & E intern, will be posting, too, along with tons of cool theater reviews & highlighting shows you won't want to miss this summer. Her personal blog Clara-fict-tation is also a fun read.

I'll post more updates as we blog our way through this summer's hottest things to do, places to go & shows to see.