November 2011


Engagements25 Nov 2011 10:42 am

On the day Chris asked Sarah to marry him, they spent the afternoon walking around the long wharf area of Boston, taking in the romantic sights of the city on one of the most romantic days of their lives.  So picking a spot for their engagement portraits was super easy!  We met at the Marriott Long Wharf, and headed right over to Christopher Columbus Park to take advantage of the beautiful late afternoon sunlight which was quickly falling behind the buildings.  From there it was a meandering trip around the area, wandering through the Greenway, where a wood and stone bench caught our eyes.  Back in the direction of the water, we took advantage of the unique architecture at the Boston Aquarium before heading into a local hotel for a quick change.  Then we wandered back into the city, pausing at various spots that we liked heading to our final destination: Haymarket Square.  We were surprised that the outdoor market was in full swing, so we ducked down the first alley we found, and discovered a weird and wacky world hidden behind the square…with a very interesting cast of characters.  Luckily Sarah and Chris were all to willing to play along!

Boston Waterfront Engagement Portraits

Boston Waterfront Engagement Portraits

Boston Waterfront Engagement Portraits

Boston Waterfront Engagement Portraits

Boston Waterfront Engagement Portraits

Boston Waterfront Engagement Portraits

Boston Waterfront Engagement Portraits

Boston Waterfront Engagement Portraits

Boston Waterfront Engagement Portraits

Boston Waterfront Engagement Portraits

Boston Waterfront Engagement Portraits

Boston Waterfront Engagement Portraits

Boston Waterfront Engagement Portraits

Boston Waterfront Engagement Portraits

Kids & Families22 Nov 2011 01:55 pm

A sunny fall Saturday and a happy family in the park…can my job get any easier! I met the Negron family at the Newton Center Park in West Newton, MA. We started out by wrangling everyone onto a blanket for a photo with the entire family, including Chester, the family dog. From that vantage point, I could see an interesting trail through woods. We romped in the woods for a while, enjoying the crunch of the fallen leaves. Then it was time to hit the playground, with Cecilia showing us her big girl moves hitting the fire truck playset with the slide, before heading over to her personal favorite: the swing!

Newton Center MA Family Portraits

Newton Center MA Family Portraits

Newton Center MA Family Portraits

Newton Center MA Family Portraits

Newton Center MA Family Portraits

Newton Center MA Family Portraits

Newton Center MA Family Portraits

Newton Center MA Family Portraits

Newton Center MA Family Portraits

Newton Center MA Family Portraits

Newton Center MA Family Portraits

Newton Center MA Family Portraits

Newton Center MA Family Portraits

Newton Center MA Family Portraits

Seniors16 Nov 2011 06:42 pm

A blustery fall day in Boston turned out to be the perfect opportunity to capture Maddie’s Senior Portraits in Boston, Ma. I met Maddie and her Mom at The Boston Public Gardens, just as the sun was beginning to fall behind the Copley buildings. Knowing time was short for the golden glow of the setting sun, we jumped right into it. Luckily, Maddie was a natural, and didn’t need any time to warm up at all, and Maddie’s Mom, Kim, was ready to help out by making sure that the leaves fell at just the right time. We spent a bit of time exploring the Public Gardens, utilizing the historic park fixtures and the lovely fall colors for our backdrop. A quick duck into a local hotel allowed Maddie to do a quick change, and we changed the setting as well. We wandering the streets and cool little alleys of Beacon Hill, and took advantage of the old brick buildings and interesting doorways, and gates, throughout the neighborhood. Maddie is currently looking for colleges with photography programs. If she is as amazing behind the camera as she was in front of the camera, I think she will easily land her dream job at National Geographic!

Boston Public Gardens Boston MA Senior Portrait session

Boston Public Gardens Boston MA Senior Portrait session

Boston Public Gardens Boston MA Senior Portrait session

Boston Public Gardens Boston MA Senior Portrait session

Boston Public Gardens Boston MA Senior Portrait session

Boston Public Gardens Boston MA Senior Portrait session

Boston Public Gardens Boston MA Senior Portrait session

Boston Public Gardens Boston MA Senior Portrait session

Boston Public Gardens Boston MA Senior Portrait session

Boston Public Gardens Boston MA Senior Portrait session

 Boston Public Gardens Boston MA Senior Portrait session

Boston Public Gardens Boston MA Senior Portrait session

Boston Public Gardens Boston MA Senior Portrait session

Boston Public Gardens Boston MA Senior Portrait session

 

Weddings10 Nov 2011 05:23 pm

It seems like no matter how many times I am lucky enough to shoot a wedding at The Willowdale Estate in Topsfield MA, there is always something new and super cool to discover on the property.  So I was excited to head back this weekend for the awesomely fun wedding of Meghan and Jake!  First off, when they picked a wedding “Party” they weren’t kidding.  As the bridesmaids and family arrived to get ready, they spilled over into two of the upstairs rooms, making the entire top floor ring with fun and laughter.  It wasn’t long before it was time to head downstairs where the solarium was already filled to capacity with the rest of the family who were there to witness Meghan and Jake’s wedding.  As the early evening light filtered into the glass enclosed room, the JP happily declared the smiling couple “married”.  Taking advantage of the light, we headed outside into the courtyard, where the groomsmen displayed the swords they’d received as groomsmen gifts by running at me full speed brandishing them.  It was one of the most terrifying things I’ve experienced as a wedding photographer :).  A walk around property with Meghan and Jake restored my wits, however, as we checked out the cool buildings behind the estate, discovering one in particular that resembled Hagrid’s cabin from the Harry Potter stories.  With the sunset upon us, we headed back into the manor house, where Meghan and Jake showed us how to properly treat a dance floor!

 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

Willowdale Estate Topsfield MA Wedding Photos

Willowdale Estate Topsfield MA Wedding Photos

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Weddings08 Nov 2011 03:08 pm

Saturday dawned a perfect, sunny fall day in Boston; just the kind of day that makes people smile…especially when it happens on their wedding day!   My day started at the soon-to-be-wed couple’s apartment in Cambridge, where the beautiful sunlight streamned through the picture windows casting a glow on Michele and her bridesmaids.  With their makeup and hair already perfect, everyone was eager to get dressed and head outside, and that’s just what we did, pausing briefly in the building’s parking garage to take advantage of the unique setting, and interesting light.  Then it was a few photos around the building before heading a mile down the road to St Paul Parish in Cambridge, MA, where the guests and (most importantly) the groom were awaiting the arrival of the bride.  The centuries old cathedral reverberated with the sounds of singing as a boy’s choir provided the soundtrack to Michele and Justin’s declarations of eternal love.  After pausing for a photo taken by the priest, they headed into the limo, and we drove over to MIT where the reception was to be held.  And as wonderful as the day had been up to that point, we hit the bank of the Charles at its most spectacular, with warm, glowing light casting its rays on the newly married couple as we wandered around a bit for portraits.  As the sun was setting, we headed up to the MIT Faculty Club, where the band and the crowd of friends and family were ready to welcome the new Mr. and Mrs. into the best party of their lives.

Cambridge MA Wedding Photos

Cambridge MA Wedding Photos

Cambridge MA Wedding Photos

Cambridge MA Wedding Photos

Cambridge MA Wedding Photos

Cambridge MA Wedding Photos

Cambridge MA Wedding Photos

St Paul Parish Cambridge MA Wedding Photos

MIT Cambridge MA Wedding Photos

MIT Cambridge MA Wedding Photos

MIT Cambridge MA Wedding Photos

MIT Cambridge MA Wedding Photos

MIT Cambridge MA Wedding Photos

MIT Cambridge MA Wedding Photos

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Kids & Families04 Nov 2011 01:20 pm

A sudden winter storm came through this weekend leaving much of New England without power…but if there had been some way to hook up the power grid to Gabby’s radiant smile and year-old enthusiasm during our portrait session in Boston’s North End, the lights would have some on way sooner!  That smile was the first thing I saw on Sunday afternoon around the corners of her binky as she woke up from her nap.  As soon as she was dressed, she was ready to go, first heading downstairs to play ball with me, then upstairs for an outfit change (or three), then into her bedroom, then Mom and Dad’s, then onto her 4 legged “brother’s” bed.  Once she’d shown me around the whole house, we bundled  up and headed outside, playing our way down the sidewalk and pausing at a cool cobblestone street for some family photos.  The grass was looking greener on the other side of the street - literally - so we ended the session on the lawn of a marina, right by the water with sailboats and seagulls in the background.

North End Boston MA family portraits

North End Boston MA family portraits

North End Boston MA family portraits

North End Boston MA family portraits

North End Boston MA family portraits

North End Boston MA family portraits

North End Boston MA family portraits

North End Boston MA family portraits

North End Boston MA family portraits

North End Boston MA family portraits

North End Boston MA family portraits

North End Boston MA family portraits

North End Boston MA family portraits

North End Boston MA family portraits

Kids & Families02 Nov 2011 08:36 pm

I have a peculiar habit. No matter where I am, I am always looking at spots, and thinking how cool it would be to take photos of people there. No place is that more true than my home town of Grafton, Ma. So when I had the opportunity to photograph two sisters on my home turf, I was super excited to try out some of these locations that I have been staring at for years…and Tori and Taylor were happy to go along for the ride. To break the ice we started out on the town common, one of Grafton’s most photographed locations, then quickly made our way across the street to the beautiful, historic, town library, where the backside of the building provided a great spot for a few photos. Across the parking lot, was an awesome overgrown field for a second location, and the waning sun helped us to make the most of it. Then it was on to the train tracks, where the rusty hulks of a couple of abandoned freight cars were perfect for climbing on. Finally we headed across the street, where a couple of old buildings were the perfect spot to finish off the session. When it came to great locations, Grafton didn’t disappoint…and neither did my models!

Grafton MA Family Kid's Portraits

Grafton MA Family Kid's Portraits

Grafton MA Family Kid's Portraits

Grafton MA Family Kid's Portraits

Grafton MA Family Kid's Portraits

Grafton MA Family Kid's Portraits

Grafton MA Family Kid's Portraits

Grafton MA Family Kid's Portraits

Grafton MA Family Kid's Portraits

Grafton MA Family Kid's Portraits

Grafton MA Family Kid's Portraits

Grafton MA Family Kid's Portraits

Grafton MA Family Kid's Portraits

Grafton MA Family Kid's Portraits