Lyndon Heath Cabinetry: Annapolis Custom Built-Ins

With this rainy day and cold weather here in Lititz, I all I want to do is to curl up with a blanket on the couch watch a movie, read a book that I have checked out of the library, or if I am honest write out my nesting to do list. With thoughts of relaxing and being cozy I want to share the work completed by Lyndon Sentz of Lyndon Heath Cabinetry.  The custom built-ins that Lyndon Heath Cabinetry built created a perfect space for this family to enjoy reading a book ,watching  TV or a movie together. Enjoy!!!

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Lyndon Heath Cabinetry


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Instagrams: September

September starts out warm and has me wanting more of summer, flip flops, and pool days. By the end of September it has me excited for the change of season…leaves crunching under our feet, cooler weather, football season, warm tea, and apple picking. We celebrated Labor day down on the farm where I grew up and made a trek to the river to explore and play. A tractor ride was a must. In September I finished all my interior sessions before maternity leave. Several of the shoots were working with Lyndon which was a goal this year. It feels good to accomplish this goal. Plus I love working with him. We even get to have lunch together. I ended this month moving my office out and ready to start setting up a nursery for this little boy of ours!

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my sister-in law is expecting too…I’m excited for more cousins!instagrams_923Lancaster in the fall…instagrams_924Bebe and Gigi visit while Lyndon and I had a photo shoot.instagrams_925I finished all my interior sessions for the year!instagrams_926we love being surrounded by local farms for dairy and meat goods, Danda is one of them.

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Pics below: 33.5 weeks!instragrams_935

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You look radiant!

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You look fabulous Jamie! I love seeing your latest family photos all of the time! Enjoy this Autumn and your soon-to-be, new little addition to the family :)

Amanda Austin Interiors: Jackie Bayer Baltimore Residence (part two)

Ready for part two of this beautiful Baltimore home? I walked into this room and as I always do I pause. My eyes wander about the room seeing the color, the details, patterns, and the light. This is room is layered with beauty and splendor that Jackie designed. The client wanted to create a room for their guest and I believe that any guest staying here will feel the beauty of the room from the moment they step in. Jackie described the deep teal Chinosserie Wallcovering as the crown jewel of this guest room. It wraps the room on all four sides. All the textiles that are in the room are monochromatic yet with patterns and textures. The drapery, chairs, bedding are creams, ivory silk and linens. Better than a room at a fine hotel, the elegant upholstered bed, custom made by Mitchell Yanosky. It is sized to fix a queen mattress that the client purchased from their favorite resort in Asheville, North Carolina where they travel to several times a year. Would you want to be a guest here? I surely would! Enjoy!!!

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Attached to the guest room is the bathroom. Jackie’s client knew exactly what she wanted: a crisp, clean and glamorous space.

This is exactly what Jackie designed. The dressy tile is ming green marble, Thassos granite

and peridot green glass accent tile. The fixtures are polished chrome and the walls are adorned with metalic platinum wallcovering.

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Love that bathroom!

Amanda Austin Interiors: Jackie Bayer Baltimore Residence (part one)

In September I had the honor to continue working and photographing a home designed by Jackie Bayer of Amanda Austin Interiors. I love hearing in advance about the client’s home from the designers whether through email or on the phone and catching glimpses of installs on their facebook post. It makes me excited  to see and experience all the details, colors, and textures in person. This shoot was no different as it was an all day shoot in which I spent with senior designer Jackie photographing beautiful rooms she designed for her client.

We started in the foyer. This elegant entry with upscale materials set the tone for the home. To start, the grasscloth wallcovering has a hand painted gold damask pattern.  The Macassar Ebony credenza sits perfectly in the entry just below the hand blown glass mini chandeliers and a beautiful rich brown mirror hung above it.

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The dining room is a warm and inviting space and the home of the client’s many treasures.

The hand knotted antique rug and the silk ikat jewel toned fabric on the dining room chairs adds a timeless and classic feel to this space.

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This bathroom was designed to be handsome using warm and rich materials: Emperador Dark marble counter tops;

a custom cherry vanity, and earthtone artisan tiles in the shower.

The ceramic plank floor tile is designed to look like hardwood and radiant heat is beneth to warm the tile.

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Now we move into the kitchen. Comfortable, bright, white, and an elegant place to dine.

Sadie, of Amanda Austin Interiors designed the serpentine banquette adorned with their favorite, new Mary MacDonald fabric by Schumacher.

Jenn Air & Fischer Paykel appliances outfit the kitchen with the white cabinetry mixed with an Espresso Island.

The hardware is brushed nickel by specialty hardware company Schaub & Co. The oversized mother of pearl lantern

is perfect in lieu of a traditional kitchen chandelier. The material is a nice offset to the glass table below with the cool Calcutta Gold marble surfaces.


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celebrating five

Each year my goal is to celebrate Myla and have a photo session capturing her and the things she loves. I am thankful to have these photos to look back on and see how she has grown and changed. She is now five. Yes, FIVE! My heart is full of joy and love for this little girl who is growing up, asks a million of questions, and is becoming the biggest helper. I love spending my days with her. I love listening to her play her music and sing or create songs spontaneously. She takes pictures of her self with my phone and creates videos of herself talking. She is independent and yet loves to snuggle and read books together. She loves to give hugs to everyone. Each baby doll of hers has a name and her love for them is evident in how she cares, feeds, and changes them. Each one important to her. Myla loves to create, draw, read books, and most of all pretend. She of course is the director and defines our roles. And sometimes even our lines, well most of the time. Myla loves to dress up in her wedding gown made by her Gigi and pretend to be a bride! She is truly a friend and such a gift that I treasure. And we ended the session with our family picture which makes nine of twelve!

This is where I will also speak being a parent and photographer. I know that it takes time to plan and put a date on a calendar however I would encourage investing in family portraits. Your family and children change and grow so fast in the early years. You are around them everyday and the changes seem small, but looking back through the yearly photographs of Myla reminds me that she is growing and changing. Photographs are one way to remember and reminiscence all the things you love about your children and family. You can see her three year old session here and four year old session here. ENJOY!!!




For this session, Myla had the ideas for poses and what she wanted me to photograph.

When her veiled stayed on and when she wanted it off.five_902five_903my girl_929

One day this daddy will give his little girl away and I can only pray it would be a man like him.five_904five_905five_906

And she still loves to run bare feet.five_907five_908five_909Her growing love for capturing moments makes me happy. She has a great eye and is becoming quite the photographer.five_910five_911five_912five_913

She is definitely a little mommy!five_919five_916Over the last four years I would read this book to Myla. I would forget what the wonderful secret Mama Bear had.

I would finish the book with tears in my eyes as we were waiting for our wonderful secret.

I still end now with tears in my eyes knowing that after all the waiting there is a wonderful secret growing.five_917five_914five_918


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I love the one with all of her baby dolls! So precious.