16 Feb 2012 01:45 pm
Marissa & Jeff’s Engagement Portraits at Elm Bank Reservation in Wellesley, MA.
Real photographers and real engaged couples don’t let a little blast of artic air stop them in their mission to photograph love, and Marissa and Jeff proved their love and their heartiness at their engagement portrait session this weekend at Elm Bank Reservation in Wellesley, MA.
I met the brave couple at the top of the hill overlooking the soccer field, where the wind tried to let us know who was boss right away. After a few minutes taking advantage of the cool winter woods, it almost won, as we piled back into our cars to move to the next location. But thanks to the heaters, we arrived thawed and ready to tackle the gardens and the abandoned mansion that is located on the estate, taking advantage of the sparse winter foliage and the beautiful light of the setting sun. Back into our cars for another quick thaw, and we were ready to tackle our last location: the decrepit boathouse down by the river. Marissa and Jeff will have quite the story to tell their grandchildren about how cold it was during the photo session, but I’m not sure their grandchildren will believe them. The expressions on their faces as they gaze into each others eyes is anything but cold!
Kids & Families
08 Feb 2012 05:53 pm
Henry’s 3 Month Portrait Session in Worcester, MA
On a cloudy morning late last week I got a chance to hang out with Henry and his family again for his three month session in the Baby’s First Year project we are doing. And despite missing his nap over his excitement at once again being able to model, he was the perfect little gentleman!
Our session began in Henry’s well lit living room, where he flashed his first (of many) smiles as I was chatting with his Dad. From there he was quick to show me his favorite play mat, where all his favorite things to grab and chew were suspended within reach. Once we had a little while to play with that, he agreed to let me put him on the breakfast menu for a few shots, then was so kind as to let us put him in two different baskets, and put a hat on his head that he had long grown out of. A quick outfit change, and I got the tour of his room, with Henry taking a second to relax in his crib, under the wise owls that watch over him when he sleeps (and keep the mice away, I’m sure ). One more outfit change, and Henry was showing his Patriot pride. With the results of the Superbowl still undecided, he paused for a moment to look through the latest issues of Sports Illustrated while wearing a Patriots onesie and football sweatshirt. He quickly tired of the dry commentary, however, and decided to end the session with a little tummy time. I’m sure by now he’s heard the heartbreaking news about the Patriots, but fortunately, by the time his six month photo session rolls around, the Red Sox will be in full swing!