• Sweating Bullets

    Anybody who knows me, knows I’m a worrier. It’s a tendency that usually reaches a fevered pitch at around 3 am.  Anytime we’re coming up an on event, I bolt awake right around that time and immediately start going down the list of all the things that could possibly go wrong.  No problematic stone goes

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  • A Date With The NFL Took Us To An Unlikely Place

    During one game each season, NFL players across the league are invited to wear their hearts on their cleats.  The program is called My Cause My Cleats and for that one game, fans get to see the issues that their favorite players care most deeply about. (And in the spirit of full disclosure, we’ve had

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  • A Tribute, But First, A Confession

    We’ve long wanted to pay tribute to our photographer extraordinaire, Leo Howard Lubow.  Sande or Lori could just have easily penned this blog post, but my version comes with a confession.  I had a crush on Leo 35 years ago. Most people assume Leo has always been a professional photographer, given his gift with the

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  • Honoring The Memory Of A True Softie

    Ever since I can remember our family has had a special love for animals and it started with my Gram.  When I was a little girl, I would go to her house and the first one to greet me was always  Mitzy, a little black poodle who was not only the sweetest soul, but also

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  • “So You All Just Make Posters?”

    Anyone who knows me knows I don’t like doing media interviews.  If I’m one-on-one I could talk for days about our Softies and all they do for the community, but pull out a camera or a microphone and I freeze like a deer in the headlights.  So it was under duress (i.e., neither Caroline or

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  • Winning

    No doubt, the ride home from Pittsburgh was a quiet one.  A hard fought battle, waged on Christmas Day, had come up short in the final seconds of the game. A mere four points had dashed Baltimore’s chance at a playoff berth and meant that within a week, the team that leads the NFL in

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  • A Softie Comes Home

    Friday, October 21, 2016 marked the second homecoming for U.S. Army Sgt. Matthew White.  The first was in 2010 when he returned from Afghanistan, wounded by an IED explosion and facing months, if not years, of surgeries and rehabilitation.  That horrific event set him on a journey that finally came full circle last Friday. On

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  • Hello Cleveland

    It takes approximately 50 minutes to fly from Baltimore to Cleveland and, certainly, that tipped the scales when we set our eyes on a certain NFL player for the Browns.  Yes, he’s drop dead gorgeous with dimples and a smile that could light up Times Square, but what really made our hearts skip a beat

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  • A Young Model Stole His Heart

    You never know when Cupid is going to take aim and the Ravens #66, Ryan Jensen, learned that the hard way when he agreed to model at this year’s Pawject Runway.  It was billed as an easy, casual night – come hang out with your teammates, have a laugh, give a couple chin rubs to

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  • The Real Thing

    Last fall, we traveled to a venue in New Jersey to photograph Brent Smith of Shinedown and a rescue pup for the Soft Side campaign.  We’d already heard the stories about how the band would sometimes contact a local shelter for “puppy therapy” while on tour so knew this would be a match made in

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