11 May 2011 08:21 am
Jen & Sean’s Engagement Portraits in Charlestown, MA
Jen and Sean are getting married this week. On one of those islands where it is always sunny, the water is a deep blue, and the beaches are open year ’round (i.e. NOT Massachusetts )! But before they took off for their adventure in paradise, they wanted a chance to capture their life in beautiful Charlestown. So with thunderstorms looming, we headed out.
We began at their apartment. Once an old school building the view from their many windows was one of the most spectacular in Boston,with the Zakim bridge visible through the sliders onto their balcony, and the Bunker Hill Memorial visible through a large picture window on the other wall. We took advantage of the awesome light, the fantastic modern decor, and the breathtaking views from their balcony before heading downstairs. After a quick stop off in the stairwell - which retained much of the look of the old schoolhouse - we headed outdoors to the park across the street and the church a block away. With the rain continuing to hold off, we then decided to push our luck and drive down to the Navy Yard. And our luck held! We had a great time as we watched the sky get grayer by the minute. It wasn’t until the lightening started arcing across the Boston skyline across the day that we decided to call a wrap!
Kids & Families
05 May 2011 09:47 am
The Devereaux Family Portraits in Woburn, MA
I have a special place in my heart for the Devereaux family. I used to work with Julie when my days were spent in a cube farm, and her two children were among the first that I photographed when I decided to take my “hobby” to the next level. I’ve photographed them regularly since then, and it always feels a little like a family reunion whenever we get together.
This year we decided to meet at Horn Pond in Woburn, MA. There’s a great nature trail that runs around the lake, but in order to get there, you have to fist walk by the power plant. Which suited us just fine. Between the High Voltage signs to pose in front of, and the cool abandoned pipes outside the fence to climb in, it was a place to start the session. Moving away from the power plant, we found the woods equally full of things to climb on - and climb we did. Rocks, trees, monkey bars, stumps, you name it, we climbed it…and took a lot of great photos in the process. All that climbing stirred up the kids’ appetites, so we found a great little meadow to stop for a snack. While the kids were busy refueling, I got the mom’s together for a few photos of just the two of them.