august started with a trip to rochester, ny to celebrate nate p getting his nuptials on, hang with college friends, take a wine tour, eat all the foods we have missed, see old colleagues, visit the old college campus and drink that sweet, sweet genesee river beer.
the following weekend was the wedding of sloane's brother in rhode island, which we were both in. i opted not to take any pics at this one, and just have a good time. sloane and i arrived thursday morning and i was promptly introduced to the two women who took care of the wee little whelans 20 odd years ago, and their children, all of which were good people. the nannie's are from spain, and were pretty set on showing as much of the east coast as they could to their kids. so, we took them to boston for the day, although sloane and i aren't experts on the city i suppose we knew a bit more about it than they did.
the tour went well, the wedding even better. we returned home the following monday, and prepped for our next tour with the spainards - dc. sloane is a much better dc tour guide than boston, since she lived there for a stint in college. they arrived from nyc late friday night via the megabus, we slept fast in baltimore and were up early to catch a train to dc.
i had a rather large shoot as well this month, with a company that is making some new water saving, energy saving and planet saving water heaters. i did a few studio shots, but also built a false wall in my garage studio and faked a few new construction images as well. check out the time-lapse of the construction, shooting, and deconstruction - over the course of three days.
last but not least, i finally got the newest addition to the mccorkle navy out on the water for a short trip. i paddled only 6 miles of the monocacy river in md, while sloane attended a baby shower the town over. it was quick, but glorious.