Fashion


Fashion11 Sep 2012 04:08 pm

Last week, I got to go to one of my favorite places in Central MA, Purgatory Chasm, with the talented and beautiful professional flutist Andrea LeBlanc from Boston.

We’d been planning the shoot for a few dry weeks prior, but when the shoot day came, Mother nature decided that she should water the central MA area a bit with a few torrential downpours.  Nonplussed, Andrea made the drive out here to the central MA area, and we carpooled down to Purgatory Chasm in Sutton, MA.  As we pulled into the park, the rain let up, and we were good to go.  We began the session on the chasm side of the road, taking a few shots of Andrea in the main chasm.  At the mouth of the chasm was a really awesome rock formation with a tree growing out of it, and Andrea was brave enough to climb up for a shot (no small feat in a ball gown)!  Then we headed across the street down the trail to a small stone building, that framed Andrea and her flutes perfectly.  From the mouth of the building, we could see a clearing that was awash in light, so we made that our second destination.  The surrounding woods provided additional backgrounds, with a lush patch of ferns inspiring us for the last pose. We made the trek back up to the car, just in time - as we rode back to my home, the skies opened up once more.

On a side note, Andrea is the wife of Boston wedding videographer, Timothy Bakland. Tim is one of my absolute favorite wedding videographers.  I have had the pleasure of working with him numerous times, and we seem have the uncanny ability to seamlessly work together to give the bride and groom great coverage without getting in anyone’s (or each others) way.  So when Tim told me that he wanted to gift Andrea with some creative headshots, I was honored and excited to be the person he asked!

Purgatory Chasm Creative Artist Headshots

Purgatory Chasm Creative Artist Headshots

Purgatory Chasm Creative Artist Headshots

Purgatory Chasm Creative Artist Headshots

Purgatory Chasm Creative Artist Headshots

Purgatory Chasm Creative Artist Headshots

Purgatory Chasm Creative Artist Headshots

Purgatory Chasm Creative Artist Headshots

Purgatory Chasm Creative Artist Headshots

Purgatory Chasm Creative Artist Headshots

Purgatory Chasm Creative Artist Headshots

Purgatory Chasm Creative Artist Headshots

Weddings and Fashion30 May 2010 03:16 pm

About a month ago, I was contacted by an aspiring young model who saw a few of my photos and wanted to shoot together.  I was instantly charmed by the enthusiasm that she brought to the table in her very first email to me, and brought up the idea of an abandoned pig farm that was formerly part of an old insane asylum in Westborough, MA.  She loved the idea, and upped the ante by offering to bring an old fashioned wedding dress that she’d found at a thrift shop while taking a class on photography.

The shoot was even more fun than I anticipated, with Caitlin exhibiting fearlessness as she walked across glass strewn concrete in her bare feet,  crawled onto dusty old spider infested shelves and braved the pitch black basement that was filled with creepy old mattresses and crates.  In the process, we were able to shoot three different outfits, in three different abandoned barns, with nary a ghost pig in sight!

Trash The Dress Central Massachusetts

Trash The Dress Westborough Massachusetts

Trash The Dress Central Massachusetts

Trash The Dress Central Massachusetts

Trash The Dress Westborough Massachusetts

Trash The Dress Central Massachusetts

Trash The Dress Central Massachusetts

Trash The Dress Central Massachusetts

Trash The Dress Central Massachusetts

Trash The Dress Central Massachusetts

Trash The Dress Central Massachusetts

Trash The Dress Central Massachusetts