Blood Moon – October 8, 2014

Smyrna, Delaware October 08, 2014 – Blood Moon 6:54:59am. Photo by: Doug Curran. © Doug Curran (


Smyrna, Delaware October 08, 2014 – Blood Moon 6:54:59am. Photo by: Doug Curran. © Doug Curran (

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Meet Mia, an adorable little puppy that I had the opportunity to photograph while doing a pet shoot at Concord Pet Food & Supply in Smyrna, DE to help raise funds for an animal rescue group. All proceeds went to the rescue group and 5×7 prints were provided by the local Walgreens so that customers could take a print home with them.

A huge thanks to Walgreens for donating the prints and to Concord Pets for selecting me for their photography needs to perform the fund raising effort.


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Korean War Memorial Dedication – Dover, Delaware

DOVER — A memorial to Kent Countians lost in the Korean War will be dedicated at the Kent County Veterans Memorial Park on South Little Creek Road, Dover, at 2 p.m. on July 27.

“That date was chosen because it will be the 61st anniversary of the cease-fire between North and South Korea after three years of conflict,” said Joe Startt Jr., president of Kent County Chapter 850, Vietnam Vet­erans of America. Chapter 850 will conduct the ceremony. More than 36,500 Americans lost their lives in that conflict.


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Dethroned Miss Delaware, Amanda Longacre, files for $3 Million in Damages

Amanda Longacre filed a lawsuit today (Wed July 16, 2014) in Delaware’s Court of Chancery seeking $3 million in damages after she was dethroned as Miss Delaware 2014. The $3 Million would share $2.5 million among pageant contestants and give her $500,000. More information in an article by the News Journal and New York Post as well as previous blog posts: Miss Delaware 2014 Loses Crown & Miss Delaware 2014

June 14, 2014 - Amanda Longacre wins the crown. Miss DE 2014 finals at the Rollins Center at Dover Downs. © Doug Curran -

June 14, 2014 – Amanda Longacre wins the crown. Miss DE 2014 finals at the Rollins Center at Dover Downs. © Doug Curran –

June 14, 2014 -  Amanda Longacre wins the crown. Miss DE 2014 finals at the Rollins Center at Dover Downs. © Doug Curran -

June 14, 2014 – Amanda Longacre wins the crown. Miss DE 2014 finals at the Rollins Center at Dover Downs. © Doug Curran –

June 14, 2014 – Amanda Longacre wins the crown. Miss DE 2014 finals at the Rollins Center at Dover Downs. © Doug Curran –

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Devine Paws Custom Collars

I had the pleasure of photographing Michaela of Devine Paws and her two beautiful pitbulls, Winston and Simba, in my studio today. Devine Paws makes custom handmade dog collars, harnesses, and leashes.


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Miss Delaware 2014 Loses Crown


According to the Miss Delaware Scholarship Organization via the Delaware State News

“The Miss Delaware Scholarship Organization announced this afternoon that first-runner up, Miss Wilmington Brittany Lewis, has been awarded the title of Miss Delaware 2014 effective today. She will officially be crowned Thursday evening at Dover Downs Hotel Casino in the Mezzanine at 7:30 p.m., at the site of the annual Miss Delaware Pageant and will go on to represent the state at the national competition.

Following the Miss Delaware Pageant, it was determined that Amanda Longacre exceeded the age requirement in order to be eligible to compete therefore, the Miss Delaware 2014 title was awarded to Ms. Lewis. Ms. Longacre is currently 24 years old but will turn 25 in October after the Miss America Pageant is held in September, which exceeds that pageant’s age limit.

According to a statement, The Miss Delaware Pageant congratulates Ms. Lewis and wishes Ms. Longacre the very best on her future endeavors. The organization awards over $40,000 of scholarships. ”

Some of my photos were used by The Daily Mail in the United Kingdom and The New York Post

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Miss Delaware 2014


2014 State Pageant Results

Miss Delaware: Amanda Longacre

1st Runner Up: Brittany Lewis

2nd Runner Up: Brooke Mitchell

3rd Runner Up: Amanda Debus

4th Runner Up: Donata Viktoria Leckie


Margherita Carrieri-Russo

Keturah Braithwaite

Janey Covel

Mikaila Ryan

Rebecca Lusk

Charity Cramer

Preliminary Lifestyle in Fitness Awards:

Alyssa Mills

Amanda Longacre

Brittany Lewis

Donata Leckie


Preliminary Talent Awards:

Brooke Mitchell

Amanda Debus

Amanda Longacre


Miss Delaware Community Service Awards

Winner: Brittany Lewis

1st Runner Up: Taylor DeMario

2nd Runner Up: Amanda Longacre


Miss America Academic Award: Janey Covel


Non-Finalist Talent Award: Martha Adjei


CMN Miracle Maker Award: Amanda Debus


Air and Hospitality Scholarship: Martha Adejei


Miss America Community Service: Taylor DeMario


Carol Maclary Excellence in Education Award:

Winner: Brittany Lewis

1st Runner Up: Amanda Nicole Debus and Rebecca Lusk

2nd Runner Up: Donata Viktoria Leckie


Rookie of the Year: Brooke Mitchell


Miss Congeniality: Amanda Longacre


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Desiree & Matt’s – One Year Anniversary

Desiree & Matt were married one year ago and wanted to have some portraits taken to commemorate their anniversary. I was honored to be asked to be their photographer. Desiree & Matt chose Brandywine Creek State Park in Wilmington as the setting for the photo session. Here is a selection of the moments that we captured this past Tuesday evening …


Posted in People, Portraits, Wedding

Mockingbird Fledglings

I have seen a mockingbird flying  in and out of an evergreen tree in my yard for several weeks now. I suspected that she was building a nest and indeed she was. The past few days I have heard the cries of hungry babies and I took a quick look into the nest to see two little baby mockingbirds …



Posted in Nature & Wildlife

Beautiful Storm

Today I had the pleasure of a pet photo session for Stephanie’s beautiful cat, Stormy. Stormy was rescued by Stephanie and is full of personality. Our first attempt to capture some images was in my studio a few days ago, but Stormy was a little stressed out and a session in her own home proved to be just what was needed. Here is the beautiful Stormy …


Posted in Pets, Portraits