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My husband Miles and his business partner Mark, who together make up the entire staff of Mangold Entertainment, book local musicians for shows in our area.  They’ve been expanding their cache of artists from local singer/songwriters to nationally known acts, such as Steve Forbert, Ellis Paul, John Cowan, Erin McKeowen, and Jill Sobule.

When news broke of the tragic earthquake in Haiti, they immediately decided to assemble some of their best local favorites for a two-day benefit concert series.  The two shows both sold out to great crowds at NightCat, a 60-seat venue in Easton, Maryland.  Total funds raised topped $2000, thanks to generous patrons who donated beyond the $15 ticket price.

The shows were fun, the bands were great, the beer and wine delicious, and all for a humanitarian cause!

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Back in February, right after I got my new camera, I received a phone call from our friend Brian.  He asked if I would mind taking pictures at his wedding in September.  Mind?!  I was honored!  It was the first time I’d been asked to shoot a wedding, and although it was a lot of pressure, I was thrilled for the opportunity to be part of their special day in this way.

The wedding was at their farm, with the cornfields and barn serving as perfect backdrops to the relaxed and cozy atmosphere – perfect for a relaxed and cozy couple.  Brian and Angie were such a fun couple; even though the day was grey and drizzly all day, no one’s spirits were down and the party went on until the wee, wee hours.

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One of the teachers at my school told me that her daughter was playing her last…literally, last…field hockey game with her team.  The girls are graduating and the school is closing, so the game was really important to them in many ways.

The day couldn’t have been more grey, and the field couldn’t have been more soggy, but the girls played hard and had a great time.

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