October 2014


Kids & Families31 Oct 2014 12:59 pm

Finishing up my marathon portrait day last weekend was the Signori  family.  Last year I had the opportunity to photograph Giuliana at and around their Grafton home, but a lot has changed since then.  For one thing, they’ve added a new member to their family.  I was so excited to meet little Liam.  They’ve also moved out of Grafton.  But even though they no longer live here, it still holds a special place in their hearts, so we decided to photograph their newly grown family on and around the Grafton town common.  As 2 year-olds can often be, Giuliana was a little shy when we first met up, but a quick trip to the car for her favorite ball had her running and cavorting and smiling in no time.  Liam slept through the game of tag, but was wide eyed and ready to go as soon as we decided to sit down for a family photo.  We had to be fast, because Giuliana was up for exploring…at full speed, so we followed her around town checking out several of the historic town buildings, and capturing her and baby brother’s cuteness at every turn!

Grafton, MA Children's Portraits

Grafton, MA Children's Portraits

Grafton, MA Children's Portraits

Grafton, MA Children's Portraits

Grafton, MA Children's Portraits

Grafton, MA Children's Portraits

Grafton, MA Children's Portraits

Grafton, MA Children's Portraits

Grafton, MA Children's Portraits

Grafton, MA Children's Portraits

Grafton, MA Children's Portraits

Grafton, MA Children's Portraits

Grafton, MA Children's Portraits

Grafton, MA Children's Portraits

Grafton, MA Children's Portraits

 

Seniors29 Oct 2014 11:59 am

A beautiful fall day was perfect for packing in the portrait sessions, and my second stop found me close to home when I met Grafton High School student, Bergin, for her senior portrait session in Grafton, MA.

Bergin’s Dad is the CEO of JCSI, which owns a beautiful historic building on South Street, so it was only natural that we would begin her session here.  It proved to be a perfect location, with its rustic charm and beautiful architecture providing a variety of locations to explore with Bergin.  We began in front of the old barn out back, wandering over to the yellowed maple leaves to bring a little autumn into the session.  From there we decided to take a lap around town, wandering through the picturesque common, and exploring the other historic buildings surrounding it.  Back to JCSI for an outfit change, we decided to integrate some of the amazing interior details for the next series.  The beautiful day lured us back outside, however, and we finished the session where we started it…in front of the cool old barn.

Grafton High School Senior Portraits

Grafton High School Senior Portraits

Grafton High School Senior Portraits

Grafton High School Senior Portraits

Grafton High School Senior Portraits

Grafton High School Senior Portraits

Grafton High School Senior Portraits

Grafton High School Senior Portraits

Grafton High School Senior Portraits

Grafton High School Senior Portraits

Grafton High School Senior Portraits

Grafton High School Senior Portraits

Grafton High School Senior Portraits

Grafton High School Senior Portraits

Grafton High School Senior Portraits

Engagements27 Oct 2014 04:51 pm

Often a creative solution to a problem yields surprisingly good results.  In this case the problem was not having enough hours in a Saturday to add a last minute engagement portrait session when Sarah contacted me last week.  So I suggested a sunrise shoot, knowing I’d have just enough time to make it back in time for my next portrait session.  What I ended up with was the most amazing light of the day…light that was worthy of the radiant smiles that Sarah and Sebastian broke out in every time they looked at one another!

I met Sarah and Sebastian and their energetic dog, Napoleon, just as the sun was cresting the water of Boston Harbor.   All three were excited about the shoot, but I think Napoleon was the most excited.  So we let him run, got his shots, then handed him off to Sara’s Dad, who took him to Dunkin.  That allowed us to slow the pace a bit as we made out way around the historic old fort, pausing every so often to give the happy couple a chance to catch up on their cuddling…and, of course, every time I saw a spot with great light…which was basically everywhere!  One lap around the property was all that we needed to capture the love and fun of this great couple.

As for me, I’m taking more reservations for sunrise portrait sessions!

Castle Island South Boston Engagement Portraits

Castle Island South Boston Engagement Portraits

Castle Island South Boston Engagement Portraits

Castle Island South Boston Engagement Portraits

Castle Island South Boston Engagement Portraits

Castle Island South Boston Engagement Portraits

Castle Island South Boston Engagement Portraits

Castle Island South Boston Engagement Portraits

Castle Island South Boston Engagement Portraits

Castle Island South Boston Engagement Portraits

Castle Island South Boston Engagement Portraits

Castle Island South Boston Engagement Portraits

Castle Island South Boston Engagement Portraits

Castle Island South Boston Engagement Portraits

Castle Island South Boston Engagement Portraits

Engagements24 Oct 2014 05:24 pm

Wrapping up this week of blog posts with Sara and Michael’s fun engagement portrait session at Larz Anderson Park in Brookline, MA.

The evening sun was casting its golden light on the top of the hill showcasing the amazing Boston skyline views, so we jumped right into the photos…or, I should say, I jumped right in.  Sara and Michael were ready to cuddle up in the sunset from the moment we arrived.  From the very first shot, they were not even the slightest bit self aware in front of the camera! Which made our tour of the old estate especially fun.  After some time on top of the hill, we headed down to the big house, and did a lap around it, enjoying the beautiful textures of the late fall vines on the old stone walls.  The old schoolhouse was especially resplendent, with two beautiful oaks in full fall bloom.  Then it was down to the picturesque pond, where the gazebo offered the couple a chance to sit and relax for a second.  Back up the hill, we took another shot at the skyline, before heading down to a beautiful row of oaks where, I imagine, millions of couples in love have strolled over the years. And I’ll ben Sara and Michael showed them all up!

Larz Anderson Park Brookline, MA Engagement Photos

Larz Anderson Park Brookline, MA Engagement Photos

Larz Anderson Park Brookline, MA Engagement Photos

Larz Anderson Park Brookline, MA Engagement Photos

Larz Anderson Park Brookline, MA Engagement Photos

Larz Anderson Park Brookline, MA Engagement Photos

Larz Anderson Park Brookline, MA Engagement Photos

Larz Anderson Park Brookline, MA Engagement Photos

Larz Anderson Park Brookline, MA Engagement Photos

Larz Anderson Park Brookline, MA Engagement Photos

Larz Anderson Park Brookline, MA Engagement Photos

Larz Anderson Park Brookline, MA Engagement Photos

Larz Anderson Park Brookline, MA Engagement Photos

Larz Anderson Park Brookline, MA Engagement Photos

Larz Anderson Park Brookline, MA Engagement Photos

Larz Anderson Park Brookline, MA Engagement Photos

Kids & Families23 Oct 2014 05:21 pm

My week of daily blog posts continues in one of my favorite places, where I got to catch up with the awesomely fun Tynan family.

They were all ready to go when I arrived, so we wasted no time in heading to one of my favorite spots off the beaten path, where an old stone house stands guard over a forest glen.  The best thing about the stone house is that it is low enough to climb on, and Shane and Delaney wasted no time climbing on up…much to the chagrin of Desmond, the family dog.  Desmond was too excited to be mad for long however, and quickly got into the spirit of things, posing with the kids as they explored the structure and the surrounding woods, and running through a sunlit field with them.  We even managed to get Mom and Dad into a couple of photos as we headed back up to the main chasm to complete our whirlwind photo tour.  We got the family in on the action at one of my favorite rocks (shush…I have a favorite rock, okay?!), before finishing up at the most amazing unusable bathroom structure in central Massachusetts.

Purgatory Chasm Sutton, MA, Family Portraits

Purgatory Chasm Sutton, MA, Family Portraits

Purgatory Chasm Sutton, MA, Family Portraits

Purgatory Chasm Sutton, MA, Family Portraits

Purgatory Chasm Sutton, MA, Family Portraits

Purgatory Chasm Sutton, MA, Family Portraits

Purgatory Chasm Sutton, MA, Family Portraits

Purgatory Chasm Sutton, MA, Family Portraits

Purgatory Chasm Sutton, MA, Family Portraits

Purgatory Chasm Sutton, MA, Family Portraits

Purgatory Chasm Sutton, MA, Family Portraits

Purgatory Chasm Sutton, MA, Family Portraits

Purgatory Chasm Sutton, MA, Family Portraits

Purgatory Chasm Sutton, MA, Family Portraits

Purgatory Chasm Sutton, MA, Family Portraits

Purgatory Chasm Sutton, MA, Family Portraits

Uncategorized22 Oct 2014 06:43 pm

Here’s a story about a blushing bride meeting her dashing groom in a busy park in Boston, on a perfect October afternoon.  Upon seeing him, she burst into tears of joy as she rushed into his arms and embraced him tightly, just like she had done months before in this same Boston park when Matthew had asked Julie to be his wife.  Her answer started the wheels in motion for their amazing wedding at The New England Aquarium in Boston, MA.

My part in the story started when I met Julie and her bridesmaids at their hotel room at the Long Wharf Marriott in Boston MA.  The dresses were hanging up and the hair and makeup assembly line was in full swing, when I started snapping.  Seemed like it was only minutes until Julie was dressed and ready for the tearful meeting in Christopher Columbus Park.  Once she was holding Matt’s hand,  we were off and running, knocking out the family photos before taking a lap of the park with just the soon-to-be-wed couple.  Our lap took us at last to the Aquatium, where we were whisked away to a private room, where the Ketubah was laid out waiting to be signed, and Julie and Matt’s closest family and friends were there to witness.  I sneaked out after the document was signed to check in with the guests gathered on the pier as night crept in over the harbor.  But night brought with it a sudden rain storm, and we all ran quickly into the reception tent.  The staff of the aquarium was on it, though, quickly moving the Chuppa into the tent.  When I found Julie waiting in the wings she was happy as ever…eager with the anticipation of wedding her lifelong love.  And that’s just what she did, in a three handkerchief ceremony.  The happy tears of the ceremony, however, quickly gave way to the smiles and shouts and dances of joy as the celebration continued into the night.

New England Aquarium Boston MA Wedding Photos

New England Aquarium Boston MA Wedding Photos

New England Aquarium Boston MA Wedding Photos

New England Aquarium Boston MA Wedding Photos

New England Aquarium Boston MA Wedding Photos

New England Aquarium Boston MA Wedding Photos

New England Aquarium Boston MA Wedding Photos

New England Aquarium Boston MA Wedding Photos

New England Aquarium Boston MA Wedding Photos

New England Aquarium Boston MA Wedding Photos

New England Aquarium Boston MA Wedding Photos

New England Aquarium Boston MA Wedding Photos

New England Aquarium Boston MA Wedding Photos

New England Aquarium Boston MA Wedding Photos

New England Aquarium Boston MA Wedding Photos

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Kids & Families21 Oct 2014 05:14 pm

And then there was last Thursday, when I ended up chasing three year old Ceci (and her Mom) through the house pretending to be a ghost.  Why would I do that?  Because Ceci told me to.  And when you meet someone as precocious and charming and self confident and commanding as Ceci, you don’t say no!

The whole shoot was going to be a bit of a gamble.  Strong rain shorms were predicted, and Ceci’s mom was crossing her fingers that her little princess would enjoy a little time playing in the rain with the strange photographer she’d invited over.  I wasn’t a total stranger, I’d met Ceci once before, when she was 8 months old, and she insisted that she remembered me.  Either way, she treated me like and old friend, inviting me down to the basement daycare where she showed me all around, drew me a picture, read me a book, and showed me how well she could write her name…all within the first 15 minutes of my arrival.  From there we jumped on the bed, and checked out a storage room before we suggested putting on her rain boots and heading outside.  With her ladybug/frog umbrella firmly in hand, we started trekking though the light rain, which quickly became a raging deluge.  Ceci took it all in stride, finding the biggest puddles to stomp through.  She didn’t complain however, when we decided to head inside, especially when mom tolld her that she could pick any outfit she wanted for the next series of photos.  In a shirt that said, “Lettuce Turnip the Beet”, furry boots, and tiger striped glasses, it was only a matter of time before she suggested we play a ghost game.

Ashland, MA Family Portraits

Ashland, MA Family Portraits

Ashland, MA Family Portraits

Ashland, MA Family Portraits

Ashland, MA Family Portraits

Ashland, MA Family Portraits

Ashland, MA Family Portraits

Ashland, MA Family Portraits

Ashland, MA Family Portraits

Ashland, MA Family Portraits

Ashland, MA Family Portraits

Ashland, MA Family Portraits

Ashland, MA Family Portraits

Ashland, MA Family Portraits

Ashland, MA Family Portraits

Ashland, MA Family Portraits

Engagements20 Oct 2014 11:02 am

Fans of the Jamison Wexler blog (you four people know who you are) this is going to be a banner week, with a blog post scheduled every single day!  We’ll start the show with a some engagement portraits of a really fun couple with a really amazing roof deck!

I met Brianne and Charles at their beautiful South End apartment.  After checking out their amazing roof deck, we decided to save it for sunset and Ubered on over to the Comm Ave Mall and the Public Gardens.  We warmed up on the mall (not that Brianne and Charles needed any warming up), before heading across the Public Gardens where the warm late afternoon sun was bathing the greenery in a warm autumn glow.  A lap around the pond brought us conveniently to a cab stand for a ride back.  At this point the light had transitioned from beautiful to freaking awesome, and the happy couple took full advantage of it as we frolicked in the street behind their apartment.  Upstairs for a quick change, ant the sunset was nearly upon us.  Brianne and Charles had just enough time to pour a cocktail and toast the evening before it was time to watch the light show from their private rooftop vantage point.  With a finale like that, you’d think we would quit while we were ahead, but we were having way too much fun for that!  Back downstairs into the gathering dusk, we paused to rest in a park at the end of their street, before finishing the session with a hot coffee at their favorite neighborhood coffee shop!

Boston Public Gardens South End Engagement Photos

Boston Public Gardens South End Engagement Photos

Boston Public Gardens South End Engagement Photos

Boston Public Gardens South End Engagement Photos

Boston Public Gardens South End Engagement Photos

Boston Public Gardens South End Engagement Photos

Boston Public Gardens South End Engagement Photos

Boston Public Gardens South End Engagement Photos

Boston Public Gardens South End Engagement Photos

Boston Public Gardens South End Engagement Photos

Boston Public Gardens South End Engagement Photos

Boston Public Gardens South End Engagement Photos

Boston Public Gardens South End Engagement Photos

Boston Public Gardens South End Engagement Photos

Weddings17 Oct 2014 10:02 am

When you are a lifelong Boston girl, what could be better than a New England wedding in blustery October?  Why a wedding on sunny Miami Beach of course!  Which is exactly why Joanna and John packed it up and headed south for their “I do’s” at the Fontainbleau in Miami Beach, FL, bringing along your friendly neighborhood photographer to document all of the fun in the sun!

Their wedding day started bright and beautiful.  (I should know, I watched the sun rise on the beach before taking a morning dip in the giant pool.  My job is really touch sometimes!)  Anyway, it was a lovely Florida afternoon when I met John in their spacious suite.  He was all alone, getting ready in style.  After tying the perfect half Windsor and donning his jacket, he escaped, just as Joanna and her sisters arrived fresh from the salon and ready to slip into their beautiful dresses.  That didn’t take long at all, and before we knew it, we were headed downstairs for Joanna and John’s first look.  It went well, with both parties overjoyed to see the other, and ready to take a photo tour of the beautiful Miami Beach institution.  After meeting the family for a few photos, it was time to head down to the lawn for the main event.

The sun was setting as Joanna’s father escorted her down the aisle to the waiting arms of John.as the last rays of sunlight filtered through the palm trees, the happy couple made their vows under God’s own bright blue sky.  A kiss sealed the deal, and the three of us headed to the beach for some sunset portraits.  That’s when it happened.  As we were walking onto the boardwalk leading to the beach, Red Sox superstar, David Ortiz was walking off.  Knowing Joanna’s love for the Red Sox, we quickly appealed to Big Papi to jump in for a quick photo.  And being the class act that he is, he was more than happy to oblige.  And the only thing that could top that moment was a heck of a party…and Joanna and John had that covered, with the food and dancing and fun beginning the moment everyone walked into the room and never stopping the entire evening.

Fontainbleau Miami Beach Wedding Photos

Fontainbleau Miami Beach Wedding Photos

Fontainbleau Miami Beach Wedding Photos

Fontainbleau Miami Beach Wedding Photos

Fontainbleau Miami Beach Wedding Photos

Fontainbleau Miami Beach Wedding Photos

Fontainbleau Miami Beach Wedding Photos

Fontainbleau Miami Beach Wedding Photos

Fontainbleau Miami Beach Wedding Photos

Fontainbleau Miami Beach Wedding Photos

Fontainbleau Miami Beach Wedding Photos

Fontainbleau Miami Beach Wedding Photos

Fontainbleau Miami Beach Wedding Photos

Fontainbleau Miami Beach Wedding Photos

Fontainbleau Miami Beach Wedding Photos

Fontainbleau Miami Beach Wedding Photos

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Uncategorized09 Oct 2014 05:24 pm

For the past few years I’ve been hired by a major cable sports station to capture still images on media day.  We have a limited time with the team to capture both video and still images, so it is always a fun challenge to see what I’m able to get in less than 5 minutes with each player!  Here are my favorites from 2014.

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