Interracial marriage are one of my favorite marriage subjects. I find that, culture is the breathe of life and what makes it lush.
I love specializing in interracial weddings because it becomes all about light and love. – Kafi

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From Ama Chandra: Loving Miles…

 

Laughing, loving MaeLee and Miles

With great courage and love, our friend Ama Chandra delivered twins Miles and MaeLee.  Today she will be letting Miles say goodbye.  With all her love, she wanted to share Miles with you all.  Our friend always shows great spirits and uplifts others, even in her most difficult moments.  Many of you have asked how you can help Ama during this time.  Please contact me directly at studiokafi@gmail.com or via facebook @KafiD’Ambrosi. Ama also requested that you leave your comments here on the blog so that she can read each one instead of on facebook.  “Thank you all for your love.” – Ama

Mamma love you Miles-

 

 

Miles and MaeLee

Miles + MaeLee

Mamma + Miles

 

 

What Spring Looks Like: Ocean City, MD + Bethany Beach, DE

In the middle of preparing and getting ready to launch my new brick and mortar studio in Station North Arts District, I decided to take a day off.  A friend’s birthday, a girls day out; Ocean City, MD and Bethany Beach in the off-season. It was cold rainy, warm and windy. This is what I saw.




Karen + Christian } A Wedding at the Eubie Blake Cultural Center

Karen + Christian James. From the beginning, they were all about their love, starting their life together, their faith and their family. Their wedding had to have two additional passions, art and dancing. Their perfect day came together at the Eubie Blake National Jazz and Cultural Center.  They pledged their love and fidelity surrounded by friends, history, art, music and loved ones.  Then they danced until their DJ left. Heres to you Karen and Christian. We’ll never forget such an amazing day and we’ll definitely will never forget the Converse.


So You Think You Can Dance?

My daughter thinks she can dance.  She thinks she can dance salsa, samba and of course, her own private happy dance. This is her private happy dance.

she thinks she can dance

It seems all summer I’ve been dancing a somewhat fun, but complicated dance with my business and art.  I’ve been balancing wedding photography and art openings and my own personal development with family, friends and sanity.  I had a successful show, Body Politic I, at the Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute and Cultural Center that ran from July through mid September. As a proud affiliate of The Black Male Identity Project, I received a grant from Baltimore Office Promotion of the Arts to present this show and programming for Free Fall Baltimore 2011.

I will have a month of programming for the month of October at the Station North Arts Cafe, located at 1816 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD.  Please come support Free Fall Baltimore, Station North Arts and me if you are so inclined.

October 8th, Opening reception of Body Politic II, 6-8pm

October 14th, Grits and Gravy Artist Talk, 11am-12pm, Second Friday

October 19th, ‘Just Do the Work’ Business of Art Discussion, 11am-1pm

October 27th, Exhibition Closing, Spoken Word Night, 5pm-7pm

Enjoy the dance and hope to see you all soon.

Kafi-

You Are Still the One

Happy Anniversary to my gorgeous husband, to us.
As I sat here this morning thinking of marriage, my marriage, I was eating gourmet jelly beans and had an epiphany. Love and marriage is like a mouthful of Jelly Belly beans. You take that first bite and it’s joyous, the second is full of surprise and on it goes. Spicy, soothing, fire, coffee? I love so many things about him, about us. I try not to share too much so others won’t get jealous.

He’s the man who couldn’t wait to begin our marriage, so we preplanned our elopement. He wiped away the morning sickness, faced a choice of losing me or our unborn baby, and has encountered prejudice for loving me. He makes me cry with his tenderness and makes me proud just for being himself. I love that we fit.

thinking about Louis

 

praying for olivia

My last post showed a maternity session with Julie and Andy.  They have requested friends and family pray for their daughter Olivia. In their own words:

“Please keep our little girl in prayer. An ultrasound this morning revealed a mass in her abdomen and surgery is being recommended. We’re being followed at Hopkins and should know more once we consult w/ pediatric surgery tomorrow. Please pray for her, the doctors, and us as we wait to find out the final diagnosis and treatment plan.”

“We’ll know more about the mass and surgery once Olivia arrives, so we’re just loving and waiting for her to make her entrance. We can’t say enough about the amount of love and support we’ve received. Thank you all for your continual prayers. We have felt them go before us in each step of this process.” – Julie Lange