October 2008


Weddings and Engagements30 Oct 2008 07:56 pm

UPDATE: What was lost, now is found. Thank you to blog reader Dennis Gregorovic, who had the original text on his RSS reader and emailed it to me. This post was lost when Wordpress randomly deleted my last 5 posts this week.

I met Brian at a photography seminar where I had the privilege of sharing a few of my techniques for finding finding unusual locations to create great photographs. Brian, and his business partner Michael, own Reflections Photography in NY and NJ. Over the past year we have stayed in touch, and he even drove up from his home in New York to assist me at a wedding in July. So I was super excited when he told me that he had popped the question, and that they wanted me as their wedding photographer.

Last weekend we met at my office in Framingham for an engagement session. This was my first session in Framingham, and I was excited to use a few of the locations that I’ve driven by for years. We started the session at a parking garage that was empty for the weekend. After taking advantage of the great light in the stairwells and the fun graffiti on the top level, we moved to an old pump house on the reservoir. Then is was a short drive to an old factory building where we found all sorts of nooks and crannies to tuck the happy couple into…including a fun sequence in dirty old car seat tucked away in a corner!

Framingham Engagement Portraits

Framingham Engagement Portraits

Framingham Engagement Portraits

Framingham Engagement Portraits

Framingham Engagement Portraits

Framingham Engagement Portraits

Framingham Engagement Portraits

Framingham Engagement Portraits

Weddings and Engagements28 Oct 2008 07:14 pm

With only a couple of months to go until their New Years Eve wedding, I was excited to have a chance to spend a couple of hours with Kelley and Dennis on, Saturday photographing an engagement session. Since they were looking for more of a rural feel to their photos, we met at Walden Pond State Reservation in Concord, MA. All week the weather had predicted heavy showers for Saturday afternoon, but we decided to chance it…and I’m glad we did! The approaching storm provided beautiful light and a dramatic background to the session.We started out in a field of high grass on a rolling hill, just outside the park, then moved to the site of an old trailer park just inside the boundaries. After climbing all over a freestanding old fireplace in the abandoned trailer park, we finally made it down to the pond.

Walden Pond Concord Engagement Portraits

Walden Pond Concord Engagement Portraits

Walden Pond Concord Engagement Portraits

Walden Pond Concord Engagement Portraits

Walden Pond Concord Engagement Portraits

Walden Pond Concord Engagement Portraits

Walden Pond Concord Engagement Portraits

Kids & Families21 Oct 2008 07:12 pm

Last year I met Connor and Brendan and family when we got together in Wellesley for a lifestyle portrait session. We had so much fun that we decided we’d like to do it again this year! Looking for a little change of scenery we met in Boston this time. We began at the Boston Museum of Science, and progressed down the Charles river to the Longfellow bridge, running, jumping, climbing and shooting the entire way!

Boston Children's Lifestyle Portraits

Boston Children's Lifestyle Portraits

Boston Children's Lifestyle Portraits

Boston Children's Lifestyle Portraits

Boston Children's Lifestyle Portraits

Boston Children's Lifestyle Portraits

Boston Children's Lifestyle Portraits

Boston Children's Lifestyle Portraits

Weddings and My Family13 Oct 2008 07:11 pm

Sarah and Arik made me feel more like family than any other wedding I’ve photographed this year. Of course, that might be because a large portion of the guests at the wedding are related to me (including my cousin, the groom)! Arik is currently serving in the Air Force, at Langley AFB in VA, so that’s where we traveled for the celebration.I began the day by meeting my new cousin-to-be at the beautiful Embassy Suites in Hampton, VA. As soon as we all arrived, we hit the ground running, with Sarah getting dressed and touched up in record time. After taking a few minutes for photos at the hotel, it was off to the Langley Chapel for the ceremony.

Once Sarah was officially made a Wexler, we stepped outside the chapel for a few photos, then headed over to the Enlisted Club to finish the photo session. Then we moved inside where dinner was hot and ready to go. After dinner, the DJ kept the evening moving along with loads of dancing and fun until, before we know it, the evening was done, and Sarah and Arik escaped through a gauntlet of sparklers to their waiting car. Congratulations to the happy couple, and welcome to the family, Sarah!

Massachusetts Wedding Photographer

Massachusetts Wedding Photographer

Massachusetts Wedding Photographer

Massachusetts Wedding Photographer

Massachusetts Wedding Photographer

Massachusetts Wedding Photographer

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Weddings07 Oct 2008 04:49 pm

What could be better than a fall wedding in Boston?  A fall wedding on Boston Harbor!

I met Roxanne and Don as they were boarding the luxurious Odyssey yacht, where all of the festivities were scheduled to occur.  With two entire decks at our disposal, we began the day by taking photos, using the harbor, and the unique shipboard location to our advantage.  Soon the guests arrived, and the wedding began.  Wanting something unique in their wedding ceremony, Roxanne and Don walked down the aisle together to the “Imperial March” from Star Wars as the Groomsmen and “Bridesmen” held crossed lightsabers over the aisle! 

And the fun only continued from there.  As the cruise got underway, the wedding guests were entertained throughout the evening by the many stories told by the friends and family at the open mic. 

Odyssey Boston Wedding Photos

Odyssey Boston Wedding Photos

Odyssey Boston Wedding Photos

Odyssey Boston

Odyssey Boston Wedding Photos

Odyssey Boston Wedding Photos

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Weddings02 Oct 2008 05:10 pm

Saturday brought with it a tropical depression dumping what seemed like gallons of rain on Massachusetts - and on Kate and Rej’s wedding. Yet the rain couldn’t compete with the brightness of the smiles on the faces of this couple. From our first meeting at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Worcester, where Kate and her bridesmaids were dressed, to the end of the day, Kate’s smile never faltered!

After getting dressed at the hotel, we wandered downstairs, and took advantage of the modern leather furniture (and the cool green door) at the Crown Plaza for the bridal portraits. Then it was off to the College of the Holy Cross for the ceremony. This is my second time at Holy Cross, and the chapel there is one of the most beautiful churches in the state. After the ceremony, we faced the challenge of getting the formal photos done without getting wet. The covered “porch” of Fenwick hall offered the perfect location…until we tried to get a photo of the entire wedding party. When my widest regular lens wouldn’t cut it for the job, and since the shot was kind of a fun one anyway, we decided to see how it would look through the fisheye!

Then it was off to the Sterling National Country Club for the reception. While the rain beat down outside, the warmth continued inside as Kate and Rej’s friends and family danced the afternoon away.

Crown Plaza Worcester Wedding Photos

Holy Cross Worcester Wedding Photos

Holy Cross Worcester Wedding Photos

Holy Cross Worcester Wedding Photos

Holy Cross Worcester Wedding Photos

Sterling Country Club Wedding Photos

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Ceremony: Holy Cross, Worcester
Reception: Sterling National Country Club
Hair/Makeup: Paul Conzo Day Spa
Flowers: Holmes-Shusas
Entertainment: Charlies DJ & Music, Charles Dionis

Jamie Wexler
www.jamisonwexler.com

Weddings01 Oct 2008 11:18 am

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Happy October 1st, and as you walk through the doors of the Jamison Wexler store, you’ll notice that the holiday music is cheerfully streaming through the speakers, and the cashiers are all wearing silly hats with reindeer horns attached. I know, I know…I hate stores that try to push the holiday shopping season earlier and earlier too, but I LOVE happy customers. So I want to give you all the heads up on this year’s holiday deadlines.

Albums:
In order to have you album in hand by December 25, please provide your album photo selections no later than Monday, October 20, 2008. The final approval for your design must reach me no later than Friday October 31, 2008.

Prints:
In order to have your prints in hand by December 25, please make all of your orders through your online gallery no later than December 1, 2008.

I don’t want to think about the holidays yet SALE!
And as a special thank you to all of you who have made this wedding season so successful, I am offering a 20% discount off of all orders on $100.00 or more now through December 1. Simply enter the code “Holiday2008” into the promotion field upon checkout and the discount will be applied.

Ho, ho, ho… –JAMIE