August 2007

Weddings27 Aug 2007 05:03 pm

When my good friend Jeff Newcum (of Jeff Newcum photography:, told me that he’d been contacted by a woman wanting to do a trash the dress session, and invited me along, I jumped at the chance. When he asked if I had any locations in mind - I had just the place!

First off - in case you are hearing about this for the first time, “trash the dress” is a fairly recent trend, where brides get dressed up again in their wedding gowns (usually after the wedding), for a fun, creative, fashion-styled photo session where no one is concerned if the dress gets a little scuffed. Very rarely are dresses actually harmed in the making of these photographs - but sometimes they get a little dirty, and sometimes they get a little wet! It is something of a national craze at the moment, with feature articles on it appearing on ABC and in the New York Times (among many others).

Ever since I have had an interest in a more “fashiony” style of photography, I have always wanted to do a shoot at the Clinton Dam on the Wachusett Reservoir. This seemed like the perfect chance. I met Jeff and Shona at the Old Stone Church on the other side of the Reservoir, where we began to explore the possibilities when keeping the dress clean wasn’t a priority, then we moved on to the Dam.

Thanks to Jeff and Shona (and Shona’s mom) for having me along - it was a total blast! If you are reading this, and would be interested in doing a session like this in your dress, send me an email at and we’ll set up a time!

For more trashed dresses, have a look at this gallery from a shoot we did last fall.

Weddings21 Aug 2007 09:28 am

Debbie and Eric’s wedding day was the perfect summer day. We started out with the girls at the Vista Motel in Gloucester, a cool Motel on a bluff overlooking the ocean. I love motels, and this one brought to mind the Brat Pack and lazy summer afternoons. After taking full advantage of the venue’s motelness we headed out to the Harbor Room where the ceremony was performed in a tent right next to the water. Next we headed to the beach for some photos of the family and the happy couple. Finally back to the Harbor Room for a delicious lobster feast!

Click here to see a few more:


My Family19 Aug 2007 08:28 pm

I am the official photographer for the super talented DJEuro out of central FL. Well truth be told, I have to be…he’s my little brother! At family get togethers, I go watch him play, and enjoy comped drinks as part of his entourage, and we shoot promo shots. Last weekend he made an appearance up here in Boston at the Roxy, and I was in tow to capture the event. Next day we played around on some old railroad tracks hooking him up with some new photos. Then he was off to play an event in Philly and then to SC before arriving home in Ocala.

First at the Roxy:


Then on to the promo shoot:

Uncategorized16 Aug 2007 11:02 pm

Part two of my catching up posts. Danielle is an aspiring model that lives in a neighboring town. A couple of weekends ago, Michael and I had the privilege of taking some photos for her portfolio. After assisting me all summer, Michael got a camera of his own. This was his first shoot, and I couldn’t be more proud…the kid’s got talent!

So we’ll start with a few of Michael’s:


I took a couple too :)

My Family16 Aug 2007 07:31 am

So here’s hw behind I am - Luke turned 2 on July 20, and I am just now getting around to blogging about it! Anyway, we held a small gathering for him on the 28th. My 16yo brother, Michael, has been assisting me all summer wth my photography business, so for the party, he was assigned to take the photos. That means I am actualy IN a few of them!

“Some assembly required”


Looking through the telescope at the tiny invisible men living in our carpet.


Opening his new beloved Diego backpack, courtesy of his friend Aubrey


And his new deadly schoolbus. Pull it back and it zooms really fast…usually into a wall or off a table!


The dinosaur bedecked cake


At the end I wrestled the camera away from Uncle Michael to take a shot of him and Luke having fun.