Kids & Families16 Nov 2017 05:34 pm

It’s that time of year when I get to catch up with my favorite families as they prepare for the holiday season with a family portrait session.  And this weekend was no exception as I traveled to Waban MA ho hang out with my favorite almost 4yo twins: Mohini and Ranesh.

As soon as I arrived, the kids led me into the formal living room, where they introduced me to their favorite stuffed pets and their couch jumping skills.  Into the family room, there were toys and smiles and pincer crab claws.  From there we headed up to the play room, where they both showed me their favorite toys, then back down to the living room, where we recreated an iconic image from one of their baby sessions.  Coating up, we finished the fun in the back yard, and the front yard, and the back yard…we did laps!

Waban MA Baby Portraits

Waban MA Baby Portraits

Waban MA Baby Portraits

Waban MA Baby Portraits

Waban MA Baby Portraits

Waban MA Baby Portraits

Waban MA Baby Portraits

Waban MA Baby Portraits

Waban MA Baby Portraits

Waban MA Baby Portraits

Waban MA Baby Portraits

Waban MA Baby Portraits

Waban MA Baby Portraits

Waban MA Baby Portraits

Waban MA Baby Portraits

Kids & Families14 Nov 2017 01:04 pm

Right on schedule, lovely little Amalia arrived into the world, and I had the chance to meet her last week, when she modeled for her newborn portrait session in Boston, MA.

Since she was sleeping so soundly in Mom and Dad’s bedroom, we decided to take advantage of the soft window light (and the soundly sleeping baby), and began our session there.  Tiptoeing across the hall, we continued shooting, while she continued snoozing, in her lovely nursery.  She found a particularly cuddly spot on her favorite as-yet-to-be-named stuffed elephant.  Movie upstairs, she snoozed a little more with Mom and dad, before opening her beautiful little eyes and telling us she was a little hungry.  Snack accomplished she was ready for more snuggling, and Mom and Dad were only too happy to oblige!

Stay tuned for her next session in just a few months!

Boston, MA Baby Portraits

Boston, MA Baby Portraits

Boston, MA Baby Portraits

Boston, MA Baby Portraits

Boston, MA Baby Portraits

Boston, MA Baby Portraits

Boston, MA Baby Portraits

Boston, MA Baby Portraits

Boston, MA Baby Portraits

Boston, MA Baby Portraits

Boston, MA Baby Portraits

Boston, MA Baby Portraits

Boston, MA Baby Portraits

Boston, MA Baby Portraits

Weddings09 Nov 2017 12:49 pm

A fall wedding on the Cambridge riverside with a killer view of the Boston skyline already sounds perfect.  But it doesn’t even begin to describe the amazing party that made Danielle and Michael’s wedding at the Royal Sonesta Hotel!

The party had already began in Danielle’s suite as her friends gathered around her for lunch while her bridesmaids were downstairs for a bit of pampering.  Didn’t take long for them to return, and the leisurely lunch turned in to a mad rush of activity as the ladies all got dressed for the main event.  Once arrayed in her elegant dress, Danielle and I headed down to the river, where Michael was waiting to meet his bride.  After a happy reunion, we spent a bit of time wandering around by the riber and the hotel lobby before heading upstairs for a record number of family photos (completed in record time).

With all of the preliminaries taken care of, we headed in for the ketubah signing, followed by the beautiful ceremony overlooking the lights of Boston.  Right into the cocktail hour, the band warmed up for what followed:  An EPIC night of dancing and celebration!  As the city lights sparkled in the background, Danielle and Michael, along with all of their friends and family kept the dance floor humming until after the stroke of midnight!

Royal Sonesta Boston MA Wedding Photos

Royal Sonesta Boston MA Wedding Photos

Royal Sonesta Boston MA Wedding Photos

Royal Sonesta Boston MA Wedding Photos

Royal Sonesta Boston MA Wedding Photos

Royal Sonesta Boston MA Wedding Photos

Royal Sonesta Boston MA Wedding Photos

Royal Sonesta Boston MA Wedding Photos

Royal Sonesta Boston MA Wedding Photos

Royal Sonesta Boston MA Wedding Photos

Royal Sonesta Boston MA Wedding Photos

Royal Sonesta Boston MA Wedding Photos

Royal Sonesta Boston MA Wedding Photos

Royal Sonesta Boston MA Wedding Photos

Royal Sonesta Boston MA Wedding Photos

Royal Sonesta Boston MA Wedding Photos

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Uncategorized07 Nov 2017 03:08 pm

Seems like just a few months ago that I was celebrating Maddy’s Bat Mitzvah with her family in Newton Center.  So I was totally surprised to find out that nearly 4 years had passed, and Maddy was ready for her Senior portraits.  It was exciting to get the chance to catch up with her as we wandered around Auburndale Park on a rainy Friday afternoon.

We hadn’t planning to shoot a rainy day session…In fact all the way up to 30 minutes before the shoot, the day had been warm and sunny.  But Maddy loves rainy days, and came prepared with a perfect, clear umbrella, and a sunny disposition.  Starting right on the ball field, we quickly wandered over to the historic part of the park, where the cool old rock walls, the beautiful stone bridge, and even the more modern mid century rec building provided a lovely riverside backdrop for the photo session.  Moving across the athletic fields, we next followed the trails into the swamp, discovering a cool old picnic area surrounded by leafy woods and high grass.  The rain was nice enough to have ended by the time we finished the session with the day’s last cloud-filtered sunlight.

Newton High School Senior Portraits

Newton High School Senior Portraits

Newton High School Senior Portraits

Newton High School Senior Portraits

Newton High School Senior Portraits

Newton High School Senior Portraits

Newton High School Senior Portraits

Newton High School Senior Portraits

Newton High School Senior Portraits

Newton High School Senior Portraits

Newton High School Senior Portraits

Newton High School Senior Portraits

Newton High School Senior Portraits

Newton High School Senior Portraits

Newton High School Senior Portraits

Kids & Families02 Nov 2017 02:03 pm

It was a beautiful warm fall day last week when I headed up to Reading, MA, to catch up with the Condon family.  It’s been nearly a year since our last shoot, and the kids were more fun than ever!

Upon my arrival, I was immediately invited by James to join him watching Dora in the family room.  I caught up on my Dora, while Bridget had her hair done, then we headed upstairs where James was excited to show me his new bedroom trampoline…aka his big boy bed!  Bridget came in and wanted to show me her room too, along with her favorite baby doll.  Back downstairs we started to take a few photos on the fireplace, when a spontaneous dance party broke out.  We carried the party outside, hanging out on our favorite stump, and climbing on the cool old rock wall at the back of their property.  The session ended with smiles, fist bumps, and even more Dora!

Reading, MA Family Portraits

Reading, MA Family Portraits

Reading, MA Family Portraits

Reading, MA Family Portraits

Reading, MA Family Portraits

Reading, MA Family Portraits

Reading, MA Family Portraits

Reading, MA Family Portraits

Reading, MA Family Portraits

Reading, MA Family Portraits

Reading, MA Family Portraits

Reading, MA Family Portraits

Reading, MA Family Portraits

Reading, MA Family Portraits

Reading, MA Family Portraits

Seniors25 Oct 2017 04:53 pm

It was a beautifully warm, sunny afternoon for Grafton High School student Olivia’s Senior Portrait session in Grafton MA, and we had a blast exploring our hometown and taking advantage of all of the golden hour goodness!

Olivia had an idea that she would like a few photos with her in the high grass, and suggested we try Tufts.  I loved the idea!  I’ve done a few shoots at tufts and have spent a bit of time exploring the property.  Before it was a vetinary college, it was a mental institution a century ago, and there are remnants of the old hospital that haven’t been touched since it closed down.  Driving to Tufts, we noticed a really cool field on the side of the road full of tufty milkweed, and made a not to return when the sun went down a bit.

At Tufts we started at the old cement grandstand for the athletic field, then headed up the the crumbly old hospital building.  The shady light and disrepaired river rock hospital building provided an amazing backdrop for Olivia’s first outfit, and she was ready for a costume change by the time we moved on.  Next we headed to the iconic red barn, where we found her high grass, as well as the striking textures of that building.  On to outfit number three and back to the milkweed field, the waning sun cooperated very well, casting a lovely late afternoon glow on the scene.  We finished the session at the abandoned bridge that gives Bridge Street its name. It was the perfect combination of amazing light and a fantastic model!

Grafton High School Senior Portraits

Grafton High School Senior Portraits

Grafton High School Senior Portraits

Grafton High School Senior Portraits

Grafton High School Senior Portraits

Grafton High School Senior Portraits

Grafton High School Senior Portraits

Grafton High School Senior Portraits

Grafton High School Senior Portraits

Grafton High School Senior Portraits

Grafton High School Senior Portraits

Grafton High School Senior Portraits

Grafton High School Senior Portraits

Grafton High School Senior Portraits

Grafton High School Senior Portraits

Kids & Families19 Oct 2017 10:48 am

This weekend I got to catch up with the Christie family and meet the newest member, Butternut, when we met for their family portraits in one of my favorite locations: Joppa Flats and Plum Island in Newburyport MA.

I was met at the door of their home by Kaitlin and Kami.  Kaitlin was the first baby to take advantage of my “Babies first year” package, and boy has she grown in the past few years.  Kami was equally as sweet, and they couldn’t wait to be in front of the camera!  So we piled into our cars and headed down to Joppa Flats.  I love shooting here, and the girls were natural models.  Their smiles and fun loving personalities were on full display as we shot our way to the beach.  Butternut had joined us for a few photos in the flats, but couldn’t contain her doggie joy when we hit the beach.  It was contageous, as girls and dogs ran around enjoying the unseasonably warm October afternoon.

Newburyport, MA Family Portraits

Newburyport, MA Family Portraits

Newburyport, MA Family Portraits

Newburyport, MA Family Portraits

Newburyport, MA Family Portraits

Newburyport, MA Family Portraits

Newburyport, MA Family Portraits

Newburyport, MA Family Portraits

Newburyport, MA Family Portraits

Newburyport, MA Family Portraits

Newburyport, MA Family Portraits

Newburyport, MA Family Portraits

Newburyport, MA Family Portraits

Newburyport, MA Family Portraits

Newburyport, MA Family Portraits

Kids & Families06 Oct 2017 07:00 pm

This week I got to catch up with Brianne & Charles.  It’s been a few years since their amazing Boston Seaport wedding, and their family is about to be just a little bigger.  It was so much fun to spend a couple hours with them in and around their beautiful South End apartment as they prepare for the impending arrival of the newest member of their family!

With the fall sunset coming so early, we began the portraits by taking a walk around their charming Boston neighborhood.  The late afternoon sun was streaming through the streets imparting a warm glow into the as yet unlit gas lanterns, making them appear to glow and casting a halo of warm light on the happy couple.  A block up and we came across a charming little playground, where I’m sure their will spend countless hours with little Amalia in no time at all.  Back at their apartment, we climbed up on their rood deck, where we enjoyed the sunset together.  Then back down to check out the nursery, which is nearly ready to be filled with joyful baby laughter and many happy memories!

Stay tuned in just a few weeks as Amalia makes her modeling debut here on this blog!

Boston, MA Maternity Portraits

Boston, MA Maternity Portraits

Boston, MA Maternity Portraits

Boston, MA Maternity Portraits

Boston, MA Maternity Portraits

Boston, MA Maternity Portraits

Boston, MA Maternity Portraits

Boston, MA Maternity Portraits

Boston, MA Maternity Portraits

Boston, MA Maternity Portraits

Boston, MA Maternity Portraits

Boston, MA Maternity Portraits

Boston, MA Maternity Portraits

Boston, MA Maternity Portraits

Boston, MA Maternity Portraits

Weddings29 Sep 2017 11:19 am

Ever since she was a little girl, Catherine had a dream of being married in a castle.  So when she discovered Hammond Castle in Gloucester, MA, there was no place else for her wedding.  In fact, I think it’s safe to say that with their amazing venue, and even more amazing attire, Cat and Jack went medieval on their wedding day.  And I was lucky enough to be invited to capture it all!

I arrived at the castle just before the wedding party, so they weren’t there to see my jaw drop.  But soon the place was abuzz with activity, just like a castle would have been 1000 years ago, I’d imagine, when all of the castle attendants prepared for a royal dinner.  Helpers were everywhere, setting up tables and chairs in the great hall, preparing the food and drink stations, setting up the lawn for the marriage ceremony…Jack in the thick of it, making sure everything was just right for his new bride to be, while she was tucked away in the bridal suite preparing herself for her betrothed.  Once he was assured that everything was under control, Jack slipped away to dress in his kingly finery, and then they were read to do a little courting in the courtyard before the official ceremony began.

In the meantime, the guests had gathered in the lovely castle garden overlooking the ocean.  Once everyone was seated, the music changed, and The wedding pary descended the beautiful stone staircase to the lawn.  In front of a kingly view, Cat and Jack made their vows to one another, and sealed it with a sunset kiss.  Their first act as the king and queen of their newly formed family was to walk through the property gardens for a few moments alone together, before heading inside to preside over a feast worthy of King Arthur himself!

With a special shout out to Bey from Tasks@Bey for planning another amazing event!

Hammond Castle Gloucester MA Wedding Photos

Hammond Castle Gloucester MA Wedding Photos

Hammond Castle Gloucester MA Wedding Photos

Hammond Castle Gloucester MA Wedding Photos

Hammond Castle Gloucester MA Wedding Photos

Hammond Castle Gloucester MA Wedding Photos

Hammond Castle Gloucester MA Wedding Photos

Hammond Castle Gloucester MA Wedding Photos

Hammond Castle Gloucester MA Wedding Photos

Hammond Castle Gloucester MA Wedding Photos

Hammond Castle Gloucester MA Wedding Photos

Hammond Castle Gloucester MA Wedding Photos

Hammond Castle Gloucester MA Wedding Photos

Hammond Castle Gloucester MA Wedding Photos

Hammond Castle Gloucester MA Wedding Photos

Hammond Castle Gloucester MA Wedding Photos

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Weddings27 Sep 2017 07:00 pm

Lighthouses, and haunted houses, and motorcycles oh my!  If your first thought is “Bad Ass”, you would be right! And I had all three of these things at Nicole and Tim’s bad ass wedding at the Union Bluff Hotel in York Beach Maine.

I started hanging out with Nicole, her family, and her bridesmaids in her suite overlooking the beach.  It was all fun and laughter, as Nicole got made up and dressed in preparation of seeing Tim for the first time.  We’d planned the first look at the famous Nubble lighthouse, so Nicole and I boarded the trolley and headed that way.  Tim was already there with his Harley.  He had a wallet chain hanging from his suit, and was wearing a set of tough motorcycle glasses.  The glasses concealed the tears that snuck out of his eyes when he saw Nicole for the first time in her wedding dress, and the smile never left his face for the rest of the day.  After a few photos at the lighthouse, and on the beloved Harley (that had once belonged to Tim’s dad), we headed back into town, where we found the gate to York’s Animal Kingdom wide open.  We couldn’t believe our luck and wasted no time finishing their portrait session on the carousel and in front of the haunted house.

It was a short walk back to the hotel and into their married life.  Nicole had chosen the Union Bluff Hotel because she could look at the ocean the entire time she walked down the aisle. And she might have noticed it out of the corner of her eye , but Tim had all of her attention as she walked down the grassy hill and into his life forever.  The celebration that followed was worthy of the lead up, with dancing and laughing, and love spread by all.  It was still in full swing when I drove away with a big smile still on my face.

Union Bluff Hotel York Beach ME Wedding Photos

Union Bluff Hotel York Beach ME Wedding Photos

Union Bluff Hotel York Beach ME Wedding Photos

Union Bluff Hotel York Beach ME Wedding Photos

Union Bluff Hotel York Beach ME Wedding Photos

Union Bluff Hotel York Beach ME Wedding Photos

Union Bluff Hotel York Beach ME Wedding Photos

Union Bluff Hotel York Beach ME Wedding Photos

Union Bluff Hotel York Beach ME Wedding Photos

Union Bluff Hotel York Beach ME Wedding Photos

Union Bluff Hotel York Beach ME Wedding Photos

Union Bluff Hotel York Beach ME Wedding Photos

Union Bluff Hotel York Beach ME Wedding Photos

Union Bluff Hotel York Beach ME Wedding Photos

Union Bluff Hotel York Beach ME Wedding Photos

Union Bluff Hotel York Beach ME Wedding Photos

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