Testing out the Nikon P7100

I just picked up a new Nikon P7100 digital camera, and have been carrying it around me with for a few days testing it. So far, so good.. a fuller report will come. I'm waiting, in particular, for the day (soon) when I can convert the NRW files to DNG's and then look at them in Lightroom and ACR. But here's a quick test image from twilight yesterday as I walked on the footpath near my home. Photo is from the jpeg created by the camera at the same time as it recorded the NRW file.


Return to the Comus Inn for a Disney reception

I only met Richard on the day before he married Sarah, but I knew all about how he had proposed to her at the Wishing Well in Disneyland and how his bride-to-be was very eager to have that Disney princess wedding. In truth, Sarah was as pretty as any screen princess, and the two of them had a very sweet wedding. Richard is a combat-hardened Marine, but does have a welcoming warmth and genuine niceness to him that makes him a great partner for his outgoing bride.

Richard and Sarah were married at St. Bartholomew's Catholic Church in Bethesda, Maryland, by the bride's uncle, Father Byrne, who normally is the priest at St. Peter's on Capitol Hill down in D.C. I've shot several weddings there where he presided, and it was good to see him again. As always, he gave a good homily during the ceremony. After the wedding everyone drove out to Dickerson, Maryland, to the Comus Inn for the reception. It's been about five years since I was lucky enough to shoot at the Comus Inn, and they've spruced up the place a bit since my last visit, but it's situated beautifully out in the countryside. Aside from knowing how to clasp your hands together like a princess there weren't too many Disney-themed elements there, except for the Wishing Well cake. But I'm pretty confident that these two will live happily ever after.

Very cool people, a terrific location & a beautiful day make a lovely Washington D.C. wedding

In 2010 at a wedding in D.C. I was fortunate enough to spend a few minutes talking with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, and found her to be personable and charming; not to mention, wise. In 2011, when I photographed Kimberly and Jonathan’s wedding at Decatur House in Washington, D.C., Madame Justice was the officiant for the ceremony, and I was able to chat with her for a few more minutes as the evening went on. What a treat! I admire the Justice, but even more I am fond of Kimberly (who goes by Kimi) and Jonathan, who are some of the smartest and most well-grounded people I have had the privilege to meet.

Someone has to get Austin to smile when he's being photographed.


Venue: Decatur House in Washington, D.C.

Florist: Philippa Tarrant

Caterer and cake: Occasions Catering