September 2010


Weddings29 Sep 2010 02:38 pm

Three years ago, I received an email from Tracey.  In it, she explained that she believed she’d met the man she was going to marry, and wanted to make sure that I would be on deck to photograph her wedding.  Even though it was a couple of more years before Dave popped the question I’ve been looking forward to the event ever since!

And it was worth the wait!  Friday arrived beautifully warm and sunny as I drove into Cambridge to meet Tracey and her bridesmaids at the Charles Hotel suite where they were getting ready.  It didn’t take long for everyone to dress, and soon we were on to the business of photography.  The awesome light of the hotel suite made it easy to bring out the intense blue of Tracey’s eyes.  After a few photos in the suite, we headed downstairs to the empty bar where we found more fantastic light, and some really cool backdrops for more fun photos of Tracey and her bridesmaids.  Before we knew it, it was time for us to head outside where Dave was waiting to see Tracey for the first time, in a beautiful and emotional meeting.

After a few more photos outside, it was time to take the short trip across town to St Paul Parish in Cambridge MA.  The beautiful old church was a majestic setting for Tracey and Dave to commit their lives to one another in an emotional and heartfelt ceremony.  With a kiss and a smile for each other and the cheering crowd, the walked down the aisle together hand in hand.  Outside the church, we gathered the family together for a few photos, then took a walk down the streets of Cambridge taking advantage of the cool old brick architecture of Harvard as a backdrop for their photos.  After watching the sun set over the Charles river, it was time for Tracey and Dave to head back to the hotel, where the party was just beginning!  With DJ Ron Camberlain from Murray Hill Talent spinning the tunes, the dance floor was packed all night…with Tracey and Dave leading off with their best moves!

Charles Hotel Cambridge MA Wedding Photos

Charles Hotel Cambridge MA Wedding Photos

Charles Hotel Cambridge MA Wedding Photos

Charles Hotel Cambridge MA Wedding Photos

St Paul's Church Cambridge MA Wedding Photos

Cambridge MA, Harvard Wedding Photos

Cambridge MA, Harvard Wedding Photos

Charles Hotel Cambridge MA Wedding Photos

Charles Hotel Cambridge MA Wedding Photos

Charles Hotel Cambridge MA Wedding Photos

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The Details
Ceremony: St. Paul Church
Reception: The Charles Hotel
Entertainment: DJ Rob Camberlain from Murray Hill Talent
Dress: Priscilla of Boston
Florist: Winston Flowers

Seniors23 Sep 2010 01:37 pm

I love having a chance to work with High School Seniors.  They are always so fearless, and willing to go the extra mile to get the shot!

I met Adam at his home, where we began the session by setting up my portable studio and taking a few headshots of him in a suit and tie.  Once we were done with the formalities, Adam changed into more casual clothes, and we headed down the street to an abandoned train depot that I had scouted out on the way to their house.  With Mom and dad watching a little nervously from the doorway, we climbed over the rotten timbers and around the rusty machinery taking advantage of the unique background and the awesome natural light inside.  From there it was a short drive down to Trout Brook in Holden, where the rocky stream and the vintage covered pavilions gave us a completely different look.  We even got Adam’s younger brother, Nick, in on the action!

Holden MA Senior Portraits

Holden MA Senior Portraits

Holden MA Senior Portraits

Holden MA Senior Portraits

Holden MA Senior Portraits

Holden MA Senior Portraits

Holden MA Senior Portraits

Holden MA Senior Portraits

Holden MA Senior Portraits

Weddings16 Sep 2010 11:55 am

This weekend’s wedding brought me to Plymouth, MA, and surrounding towns for Meaghan and Brian’s perfect wedding day!  I began the day at Meaghan’s Parents’ 18th century farmhouse in Hanson, MA Where her dad’s awesome collection of antiques watched anxiously as the wedding party skittered through the house rotating between the makeup chair and the dressing rooms.  It didn’t take long before everyone was dressed and ready, and we headed outside to take a few photos, using the old barn as the backdrop for the girls to pose for their magazine cover shoot.  We finished the photo shoot just in time, as the trolley arrived to take everyone to the church.

The bright interior of St Joseph the Worker Church in Hanson, MA, was the perfect compliment to the happy occasion as Brian and Meaghan’s family and friends gathered to witness their union.  With a kiss, they were pronounced “husband and wife”, and headed to the back for the well wishings of their guests.  Then it was back on the trolley for a trip to historic downtown Plymouth, MA, where we spent equal time on the beach taking photos of the family and wedding party, and equal time in the back alleys of an old Plymouth street for Meaghan and Brian’s portraits.  When the trolley bell rang, we jumped back on and headed over to Jones River Trading Company in nearby Kingston, MA for the reception.

Located in an old warehouse on the banks of a babbling brook, Jones River Trading Company is one cool venue!  With its wide open room designs and beautiful natural light it almost feels like you are outside.  And the wide open design also encourages people to dance…not that this crowd needed any encouragement!

Plymouth MA Wedding Photos

Plymouth MA Wedding Photos

Plymouth MA Wedding Photos

Plymouth MA Wedding Photos

Plymouth MA Wedding Photos

Jones River Trading Kingston MA Wedding Photos

Jones River Trading Kingston MA Wedding Photos

Jones River Trading Kingston MA Wedding Photos

Jones River Trading Kingston MA Wedding Photos

Jones River Trading Kingston MA Wedding Photos

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Kids & Families10 Sep 2010 02:56 pm

Remember that little newborn Kaitlyn, that was so sweetly sleeping in a basket in her room when I first visited her?  She is six months already!

I headed up to Newburyport, where Kaitlyn was enjoying a morning nap and resting up for her photo session.  After discussing a little bit of strategy with mom and dad, we all headed upstairs to wake her up.  Soon she was dressed and ready, and we all piled into the car to enjoy the outdoors a bit.  First stop, a park down by the river where Kaitlyn was delighted to sit in the grass and play with the dandelions.  With the help of a kind stranger, whom Kaitlyn fell instantly in love with, she couldn’t contain her smiles.  She did so well there, that we decided to head to the beach on Plum Island.  Kaitlyn wasn’t so sure about the cold, wet, sand down near the water, but once we found some warm soft, sand, she was all smiles again!

Newburyport MA Baby Portraits

Newburyport MA Baby Portraits

Newburyport MA children and family Portraits

Newburyport MA children and family Portraits

Newburyport MA children and family Portraits

Newburyport MA children and family Portraits

Plum Island children and family Portraits

Plum Island children and family Portraits

Plum Island Baby Portraits

Weddings08 Sep 2010 03:17 pm

Labor Day weekend, 2010, arrived with dire warnings of an impending hurricane raging up the east coast, and bringing thunderstorms to New England.  Good thing the warnings were unwarranted, as the only thing that Hurricane Earl brought was an awesomely sunny and mild day with blue skies and a pleasantly light breeze.  Come to think of it, a similar forecast was predicted for Jillian and Ross’ engagement portrait session in South Boston.  I think they have secret, magical, wedding warding powers!  And to go along with the perfect day, Jillian and Ross selected the elegant Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, MA to hold their event.

My day started when Jillian and her bridesmaids arrived at the Willowdale to get ready.  The bridal suite was equipped with a huge, antique tub in a bathroom that was bigger than many bedrooms I’ve had.  So as soon as everyone was dressed, we had to get Jillian in the tub for some photos!  I seem to have a bit of a reputation for taking bridal portraits in the bathroom, and who am I to argue, when presented with a bathroom this cool :).  From the bathroom, we headed outside where Ross was waiting to see his bride for the first time.  Upon seeing each other, their faces each broke out in huge smiles, that remained throughout the day.

And the wedding day was as perfect as the weather.  The ceremony, helmed by Jillian’s uncle, was filled with personal anecdotes that had the crowd in stitches!  After Ross broke the glass and the guests shouted Mazal Tov, we headed out for their wedding day portrait session.  First we took advantage of the beautiful manor house as our background, then we headed over to the old buildings beside the house, where we found a broken down old fire engine!  Since we’d taken all of their family portraits before the ceremony, Jillian and Ross, even had time to “crash” their own cocktail hour.  And from there, it was all fun and games, as the band, Soul of Boston, provided a jammin soundtrack, and Jillian and Ross provided the dance moves!

Willowdale Estate Topsfield, MA Wedding Photos

Willowdale Estate Topsfield, MA Wedding Photos

Willowdale Estate Topsfield, MA Wedding Photos

Willowdale Estate Topsfield, MA Wedding Photos

Willowdale Estate Topsfield, MA Wedding Photos

Willowdale Estate Topsfield, MA Wedding Photos

Willowdale Estate Topsfield, MA Wedding Photos

Willowdale Estate Topsfield, MA Wedding Photos

Willowdale Estate Topsfield, MA Wedding Photos

Willowdale Estate Topsfield, MA Wedding Photos

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The Details
Ceremony/Reception: Willowdale Estate
Video: Timothy Bakland
Flowers: The Wild Side Florist
Cake: Dolce Cake Design
Entertainment: Soul of Boston