March 2009


Awards31 Mar 2009 04:28 pm

The Knot Magazine ~ Best of Weddings 2009 came out today, and I made it in! Every year, the wedding couples that use The Knot to plan their weddings get a chance to pick their favorite local vendors. The top choices from each region are given a “Best of Weddings” award, and listed in their annual “Best of Weddings” magazine.

If you happen to be near a newsstand that carries The Knot magazine, flip to page 63, to see this great write up:

“Book early” advises one bride, as this “very popular” photographer’s calendar fills up fast with brides craving his “absolutely amazing” digital photojournalism. Reports one bride, “he just stepped back and shot us as we interacted naturally,” yeilding “excellent” results.”

In addition I was given their highest three star “Above & Beyond” rating!

Thanks so much to my couples that voted for me and wrote so many nice things. It was wonderful to be a part of each of your weddings, and I’m humbled and thankful that you would share your experience with others in this way.

Knot Best of Weddings 2009Knot Best of Weddings 2009

Kids & Families27 Mar 2009 11:35 am

Yesterday, I had the privilege of being a part of a new family officially coming together…but not in the way I am usually a part of these events. This was an adoption ceremony, where Jeremiah officially became a part of Lisa and Matt’s family.

The day started at the Worcester Court House, where the ceremony took place. After having a chance to play judge, witness, and juror in the courtroom with his cousin, Jeremiah was fully prepared when the judge came in and began the ceremony. After everyone signed the papers, the judge, then Jeremiah, banged the gavel on the table, and the adoption was complete.

Then we headed off to the Higgins House at WPI to celebrate the new family with a few photos. Jeremiah has been talking about how his adoption was going to be him “married” into the family, so Mom and Dad celebrated the occasion with boutonnieres. Jeremiah was a natural model!

Congrats to Lisa, Matt, and their new son Jeremiah, and thanks for making me a part of your special day!

Worcester family portrait photographer

Worcester family portrait photographer

Worcester family portrait photographer

Worcester higgins house family portraits

Worcester higgins house family portraits

Worcester higgins house family portraits

Worcester higgins house family portraits

 

ShootStyle17 Mar 2009 08:02 pm

Could you ask for a better way to spend a Sunday afternoon?

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of shooting with my pals from Shootstyle at the Renaissance Hotel in Downtown Providence RI. As you may remember from past posts, Shootstyle is a group of leading New England Wedding photographers that I along with the other founding members, Earl Christie, Stacey Doyle, Jeff Newcum, Michelle Turner, and Alicia Williams formed a couple of years ago. Our goal with Shootstyle is to get together as often as possible to grow together as atrists, push the boundaries of our skills, and have fun doing it.

Sunday’s shoot was our most ambitious project to date. First off, it was a full blown production with dresses custom designed for the project by Julie Ebel and her girls at Juliana Designs. Julia is best known for her beautiful, custom designed irish step dancing design company, but has recently begun to branch out into couture designs for select clients. She also happens to have a space in the same building where my galler/office is located. When we told her our idea for a winter themed shoot, she jumped right onboard, custom desinging two beautiful dresses just for the event.

In addition to Julia, we hired professional models and a makeup artist, the talented Jenny Dimucci from Providence. When I arrived at the location the suite was buzzing with activity as the models were being made up, the wardrobe gals were making last minute alterations to the dresses, and the photographers were checking and rechecking their equipment. OK that last bit was a little fib. We photographers were mainly standing around and eating doughnuts…

But as soon as the makeup and wardrobe were ready, we were off. And what a location we had! The Rennaissance Providence is one of those hotels tht makes you feel cool when you walk through the lobby…like you’re a VIP at one of the “it” places in town. The decor is modern and hip, and funky…the perfect backdrop for the unique dresses. 6 hours of shooting went by like a blur.

But enough blathering - on to the photos!

Renaissance Hotel Providence Photos

Renaissance Hotel Providence Photos

Renaissance Hotel Providence Photos

Renaissance Hotel Providence Photos

Renaissance Hotel Providence Photos

Renaissance Hotel Providence Photos

Renaissance Hotel Providence Photos

Renaissance Hotel Providence Photos

Uncategorized14 Mar 2009 07:19 pm

Not sure if you’ve noticed or not (you’re supposed to notice these things), but there’s a new link on the right side of the page. Click the link and you will be directed to my Facebook page.

I want you all as friends!

So click the link and friend me! And if being my friend isn’t reward enough, I’ll provide free Facebook-optimized digital files to all of my clients who are also my friends. So you can easily share your photos with your friends!

Weddings04 Mar 2009 05:37 pm

Susan and Mike were the winners in my 2009 Free Wedding Photography contest. Susan’s winning contest entry was so moving and heartfelt, and I was super excited to have a chance to share in their day.

We began at Susan’s Dad’s house in Dedham, where Susan’s family and bridesmaids were packed in and bustling with excitement. With all of her helpers, it didn’t take long for Susan to be dressed and ready for her bridal portrait session. A quick look around the house revealed some great natural light, and a really cool antique bed in her brother’s room, so after a quick cleanup (I hope he was able to find his pants the next day), we turned his bedroom into a photo set worthy of Vogue magazine!

After the photos, it was time for the long, 100 yard, trek to St Mary’s Church in Dedham. The ceremony was beautiful with the church quickly filling up with all of Susan and Mike’s friends and family. At the end of the ceremony I snuck the newlywed couple up into the choir loft, where they had a few moments to themselves, before we took advantage of the really cool light, and the even more cool armoire for some unique portraits!

Next it was off to Lombardo’s in Randolph for the family photos. Since we were able to complete the family photos a few minutes early, we had the awesome opportunity to walk around the Lombardo’s facility a bit. As we were exploring, we noticed that a short hall opened up into a nightclub - and it wasn’t open for business yet. They were nice enough to let us use the room for some fun and unique portraits.

Then it was time for the reception to begin…and what a fun reception it was, full of love and celebration and awesome food!

Dedham, MA Wedding Photos

Dedham, MA Wedding Photos

St. Mary's Dedham MA Wedding photos

St. Mary's Dedham MA Wedding photos

Lombardo's Randolph MA Wedding Photos

Lombardo's Randolph MA Wedding Photos

Lombardo's Randolph MA Wedding Photos

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