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Quick update! March 17, 2010
The Deborah Cull Photography blog is MOVING! We’ve been working on getting our new blog up and running, and sadly have not been able to update this blog right now. BUT – we have 8 weddings to post and at least 6 other shoots on the way. We’re so excited about getting the new blog up and running!
Weekend Sneak Peak November 16, 2009
I’ve been sorting through this weekends weddings and I fell in love with this picture. Kelly was one of the most beautiful brides of all time, and I am so looking forward to working with her again soon. She and Matt had an absolutely wonderful wedding! I will be posting their engagement shoot soon – along with pictures from our current work. We have enough fodder to post daily through the end of the year!
Petey October 28, 2009
It took three days, and a LOT of coaxing, but Matt and I were finally able to brush Petey’s teeth. Petey is our Miniature Australian Shepherd, and we are totally in love with him. When he gets really excited, he grabs a toy and runs in circles, shaking his little rear end (since he doesn’t have a tail). Once we finally won the battle of the toothbrush, we let him have the toothbrush and watched him go in circles. He is a cutie!
Back online! September 8, 2009
I ended up in the emergency walk-in clinic with sever abdominal pain at the beginning of last month. They never figured out what was wrong, but it basically ruined the entire weekend. So I’ve been in and out of doctor’s appointments, traveled to two out-of-town weddings, and am back on track now. They still haven’t figured out what’s wrong, but I have one more test on Thursday – I’m hoping it will be negative, but we’ll have to see.
That said, I wanted to post a few pictures from the last few sessions we’ve had. We’ve shot a LOT since I last posted and I just haven’t had the chance to blog. But I’m hoping that I can blog a few posts a week to catch up.
At the end of July we had the awesome opportunity to do a band shoot. It was SO much fun. We met up with the band Jubilee at an airport in Labelle and we had an awesome time. Here are a few favorites from the shoot:
DaRuMa: Date Night and Restaurant Review July 21, 2009
Matt and I have decided to start blogging date night ideas. We already blog restaurant reviews – when we have the chance to try out a new place. So we thought we would start by writing a restaurant review AND a date night – in the same piece. This isn’t actually our first date idea – we have a road trip date coming up in the blog later this week or next. But I thought it would be fun to post these two together.
DaRuMa is a Japanese Steak and Seafood restaurant that offers traditional Japanese food as well as Teppan-style dining. There are two restaurants – one in Sarasota, and one in Naples. The Naples restaurant is located at Vanderbilt Beach Road across from the Ritz Carlton.
DaRuMa comes highly recommended. The food is amazing and the Teppan-style preparation is entertaining. I ordered the vegetarian meal (I love veggies) and Matt ordered the seared Tuna, both of which were fantastic. I have ordered the scallops as well, and they were simply amazing. Teppan-style dining is where you sit around a large flattop grill where your food is prepared by a master chef. You start with hot soup and a salad with ginger dressing. The chef appears and prepares the veggies and shrimp while you finish your salad. Your food is cooked to order right in front of you, and the chefs put on a show of sorts. I highly recommend DaRuMa for family outings and date nights. The food is served in courses, which gives you more time to connect with each other. I was thrilled that Matt suggested DaRuMa and we were not disappointed. If are in Naples (or Sarasota) and have the opportunity, don’t miss a chance to eat here.
Alison & Aaron July 20, 2009
Alison came down to Naples visit her cousins here a few years ago. She joined us for Ultimate Frisbee and came to dinner right after. I had a wonderful time getting to know her during her visits, so I was thrilled when she married a local friend, Aaron. We all attend the same Bible Study on Sunday nights, and it is always wonderful to catch up with them. They volunteered to do a model shoot with us one night – we had such an awesome time at the Corkscrew Swamp! I am looking forward to getting together with them often.
Isn’t Alison Beautiful?