April 2016


Kids & Families23 Apr 2016 12:46 pm

A beautiful day, a beautiful family, and a beautiful location makes my job so dang easy!  And I was living on easy street when I met Taylor, Tori, Cole, and Sophia at Tufts University in Grafton, MA for an early afternoon portrait session last week.

We began the session with a couple of cousin photos in the old gazebo behind the antique administration building.  The early afternoon sun was casting a warming glow as the cousinly love shone through from the first shots.  I learned very quickly that there wasn’t a shy one in the bunch, and we were off like a shot…varying between individual photos, sibling photos, and group photos.  From the Gazebo, we headed up to the administration building to take advantage of the old fieldstone foundation that has held up the structure for a century, and provided a great backdrop.  Then it was down into the beautiful field of rolling hills, where the cousins frolicked on command, and made it look like another day in the…well…park.  Our last stop was the old red barn, where they each claimed a spot, and finished the session with as much enthusiasm as they began it.

Tufts University, Grafton, MA Family Portraits

Tufts University, Grafton, MA Family Portraits

Tufts University, Grafton, MA Family Portraits

Tufts University, Grafton, MA Family Portraits

Tufts University, Grafton, MA Family Portraits

Tufts University, Grafton, MA Family Portraits

Tufts University, Grafton, MA Family Portraits

Tufts University, Grafton, MA Family Portraits

Tufts University, Grafton, MA Family Portraits

Tufts University, Grafton, MA Family Portraits

Tufts University, Grafton, MA Family Portraits

Tufts University, Grafton, MA Family Portraits

Tufts University, Grafton, MA Family Portraits

Tufts University, Grafton, MA Family Portraits

Tufts University, Grafton, MA Family Portraits

Tufts University, Grafton, MA Family Portraits

Tufts University, Grafton, MA Family Portraits

Seniors20 Apr 2016 07:56 pm

Lynda didn’t have a chance to take her high school senior portraits in the fall, so when she contacted me for last minute spring portraits, I was all to happy to meet her in Boston on a fine spring day.  And the springtime suited this rocking dancer, as she rocked her portrait session!

We met at the Boston Marriott Long Wharf, and began our photo session just outside, taking advantage of the oceanside venue.  Wanting to get the sun behind us, we walked down Long Wharf to the end, stopping to use the old brick of the Chart House.  Ending at the pavilion, we were finally able to get the sun where we wanted it, and the water in the background.  It was a short hop to the aquarium to take advantage of the unique architecture and textures.  From there, we walked a few blocks into the North End, with the old narrow alleys, and unique textures giving us a completely different look.  Heading back to the Marriott, Lynda wanted to take a few photos in the outfit she’ll be wearing in an upcoming dance performance.  So we headed down in the other direction, pausing at the steel sculptures before heading to Rowes Wharf to finish the session under the Boston Strong flag that was proudly hanging fron the famous arch.

Boston MA, North End Senior Portraits

Boston MA, North End, Senior Portraits

Boston MA, North End, Senior Portraits

Boston MA, North End, Senior Portraits

Boston MA, North End, Senior Portraits

Boston MA, North End, Senior Portraits

Boston MA, North End, Senior Portraits

Boston MA, North End, Senior Portraits

Boston MA, North End, Senior Portraits

Boston MA, North End, Senior Portraits

Boston MA, North End, Senior Portraits

Boston MA, North End, Senior Portraits

Boston MA, North End, Senior Portraits

Boston MA, North End Senior Portraits

Boston MA, North End, Senior Portraits

Boston MA, North End Senior Portraits

Kids & Families04 Apr 2016 02:27 pm

Sure doesn’t feel like it on this snowy April day, but last week it was sunny and warm, and I had the opportunity to catch up with with the growing Sodano family at their beautiful home in Needham, MA.

Three year old Luca was a little shy when Mom and Dad opened the door, but he agreed to let me hang out a bit in his big boy bedroom.  We began to chat a bit, and both found out that we loved jelly beans and football, and were best friends from that moment on.  Jelly beans inspired him to jump and dance while singing a song about them, and as soon as he got a football in his hands he was running.  In the meantime, newborn Rocco made a sleepy, freshly fed appearance, and instantly showed off his amazing posing skills.  In the upstairs hall, was the chest where we’d taken Luca’s newborn portraits three years ago, and Rocco was eager to prove that he was just as cute as his big brother had been.  And prove it he did, never fussing as we posed him in his crib, then an old beer crate, and finally on the lazy susan in the middle of the dining room table.  But I wasn’t getting out that easily.  First I had to best Luca in a lively game of living room football!

Needham MA Family Portraits

Needham MA Family Portraits

Needham MA Family Portraits

Needham MA Family Portraits

Needham MA Family Portraits

Needham MA Family Portraits

Needham MA Family Portraits

Needham MA Family Portraits

Needham MA Family Portraits

Needham MA Family Portraits

Needham MA Family Portraits

Needham MA Family Portraits

Needham MA Family Portraits

Needham MA Family Portraits

Needham MA Family Portraits

Needham MA Family Portraits