Seniors


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

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

Seniors02 Nov 2012 04:44 pm

An approaching hurricane was no deterrent for Sutton High School senior, Cameron, when we met on a misty morning for his senior portrait session at Purgatory Chasm in Sutton, MA.  In fact it proved to be just another part of the adventure!

When we arrived at the park, we immediately headed across the street and down the trail to the little stone shack that I love so much.  In the few weeks since my last shoot here, the lush greenery had given way to the browns of fall, making it look like a completely different place - but just as cool.  After using the stone textures, we walked into the woods, where a fallen tree nestled in a small clearing awaited.  Then we walked down into the chasm itself, using the towering stone walls, and rocky outcroppings to our advantage.  Finding a steel trail to the top, we paused in a great little crevice where an ancient glacier had split a huge boulder in half.  We to follow the trail at the top of the canyon, pausing in a copse of faded blueberry bushes, and a rocky part of the wooded trail.  The trail took us to an old bathroom building that was built like the proverbial brick…errr…river stone…errrr… goodnight everybody!

Purgatory Chasm Sutton, MA, Senior Portraits

Purgatory Chasm Sutton, MA, Senior Portraits

Purgatory Chasm Sutton, MA, Senior Portraits

Purgatory Chasm Sutton, MA, Senior Portraits

Purgatory Chasm Sutton, MA, Senior Portraits

Purgatory Chasm Sutton, MA, Senior Portraits

Purgatory Chasm Sutton, MA, Senior Portraits

Purgatory Chasm Sutton, MA, Senior Portraits

Purgatory Chasm Sutton, MA, Senior Portraits

Purgatory Chasm Sutton, MA, Senior Portraits

Purgatory Chasm Sutton, MA, Senior Portraits

Purgatory Chasm Sutton, MA, Senior Portraits

Purgatory Chasm Sutton, MA, Senior Portraits

Purgatory Chasm Sutton, MA, Senior Portraits

Purgatory Chasm Sutton, MA, Senior Portraits

Purgatory Chasm Sutton, MA, Senior Portraits

Seniors09 Oct 2012 05:20 pm

An awesome photo shoot on a beautiful fall day in a quaint New England town is the perfect way to start the week.  And that’s just how my week started when I met Olivia and her Mom in Sutton MA for her high school senior portraits.

We started the session just down the road from Olivia’s home, where an old schoolhouse sat nestled along a scenic road across from a pond fringed by beautiful fall foliage.  If that last sentence seems chock full of great locations - the reality was even better, and we took advantage of them all.  We started out lakeside, using the foliage to frame the photos, as barefoot Olivia braved the pine needles and avoided the patches of poison ivy.  Moving across the street, we incorporated the historic schoolhouse building into the next series.  Then we hopped into the car and headed into downtown Sutton.  All day I’d been seeing these little blue flowers on the side of the road and wanting to incorporate them into a shot.  Downtown we hit the jackpot when we found an entire field of them.  Again, Olivia showed her bravery, wading into the flowers and the swarms of bees that were busy gathering pollen before their winter rest.  The absence of shoes came in handy, however, when we headed over to an awesome patch of cattails.  In my excitement, I forgot that cattails grow in marshes!

Sutton, MA, Senior Portraits

Sutton, MA, Senior Portraits

Sutton, MA, Senior Portraits

Sutton, MA, Senior Portraits

Sutton, MA, Senior Portraits

Sutton, MA, Senior Portraits

Sutton, MA, Senior Portraits

Sutton, MA, Senior Portraits

Sutton, MA, Senior Portraits

Sutton, MA, Senior Portraits

Sutton, MA, Senior Portraits

Sutton, MA, Senior Portraits

Sutton, MA, Senior Portraits

Sutton, MA, Senior Portraits

Sutton, MA, Senior Portraits

Sutton, MA, Senior Portraits

Seniors05 Sep 2012 10:33 am

Senior year of High School.  A time to be top dog, to go to proms and “easy” :) classes,  and plan your future.  And, most importantly, a time to get your senior portraits taken! Last week I got to hang out with high school senior, Hannah, on the waterfront of Boston, and learn all about how high school has changed since I was a senior.  Apparently, there are no more easy senior classes!

We met at the Boston Marriott Long Wharf, and began our photo session just outside, taking advantage of the oceanside venue, and the lush greenery of Christopher Columbus park.  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, and the lobster bouys of a marina entrance as a frame for the photos.  Ending at the pavilion, we were finally able to get the sun where we wanted it, and the water in the background.  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.  By that point the sun was setting, giving us a beautiful, late afternoon glow, so we headed back to the waterfront, finishing up the session with the days last rays.

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

Seniors19 Mar 2012 09:42 am

One of the best thing about my job is all of great new places I find when my clients choose the locations for their portraits.  This weekend I had the opportunity to photograph high school senior, Avery, on the Joppa Flats at Plum Island in Newbutyport, MA.

It was a cloudy, overcast day, which couldn’t have been more perfect for the vintage, dramatic feel that this budding actress and aspiring screenwriter wanted to achieve with her photo shoot. It didn’t hurt that the area offered so many interesting places to take photos.  We started out at an old lobster shack, but quickly moved across the street to a ramshackle boathouse, buried in a marsh, surrounded by tall reeds.  Our view from the boathouse included an abandoned old home just down the road, and that was our next stop.  The rabbits inhabiting the overgrowth that threatened to take over the property, skittered out of the way as we temporarily camped out in their territory, but the thickets they called their home provided an awesome background.  Continuing our tour, we drove down to the drawbridge, where we found out why the marsh is called a marsh as we got our shoes filled with mud to get a shot of the barren landscape.  We saved the best for last, however, as we jetted back up to the Plum Island Airport, where the hangar, the parked single-engine airplanes, and the old administrative building brought to mind an old Hitchcockian mystery - and Avery played the part of the leading lady perfectly!

Joppa Flats, Newburyport, Plum Island MA, Senior Portraits

Joppa Flats, Newburyport, Plum Island MA, Senior Portraits

Joppa Flats, Newburyport, Plum Island MA, Senior Portraits

Joppa Flats, Newburyport, Plum Island MA, Senior Portraits

Joppa Flats, Newburyport, Plum Island MA, Senior Portraits

Joppa Flats, Newburyport, Plum Island MA, Senior Portraits

Joppa Flats, Newburyport, Plum Island MA, Senior Portraits

Joppa Flats, Newburyport, Plum Island MA, Senior Portraits

Joppa Flats, Newburyport, Plum Island MA, Senior Portraits

Joppa Flats, Newburyport, Plum Island MA, Senior Portraits

Joppa Flats, Newburyport, Plum Island MA, Senior Portraits

Joppa Flats, Newburyport, Plum Island MA, Senior Portraits

Joppa Flats, Newburyport, Plum Island MA, Senior Portraits

Joppa Flats, Newburyport, Plum Island MA, Senior Portraits

Joppa Flats, Newburyport, Plum Island MA, Senior 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

 

Seniors09 Nov 2010 12:34 pm

Last weekend I had the opportunity to spend the morning with Lindsay and her Mom, Michelle, for a super fun senior portrait shoot in Clinton, MA.

We began the day at the Clinton dam, where the rain (mostly) held off long enough for us to use the unique landscape and architecture as a background for Lindsey’s portraits.  We climbed 286 steps, hiked through the woods in clogs (well, Lindsey did…I don’t own clogs :)), and even had a bit of fun with a hat that someone had left in the woods.  Soon we’d used up all of the cool spots at the dam, and decided to look for a more urban location.  And we found it in spades.  Arriving at an old warehouse that has been reclaimed into business space we found it open for the day, though strangely abandoned.  It was in one of these spaces that we found really awesome light…and an axe :).  The adventure continued as we explored inside and out, making our way through a martial arts studio and into the tower of the mill.  Lindsey and Michelle were adventurous throughout, even when we decided to explore the creepy basement.  As you can see we made it out alive!

High School Senior Portraits Clinton MA

High School Senior Portraits Clinton MA

High School Senior Portraits Clinton MA

 Central MA High School Senior Portraits

Central MA High School Senior Portraits

Worcester County High School Senior Portraits

Worcester County High School Senior Portraits

Worcester County High School Senior Portraits

Worcester County High School Senior Portraits

Worcester County High School Senior Portraits

Worcester County High School Senior Portraits

Worcester County High School Senior Portraits

 

Seniors23 Sep 2010 01:37 pm

I love having a chance to work with High School Seniors.  They are always so fearless, and willing to go the extra mile to get the shot!

I met Adam at his home, where we began the session by setting up my portable studio and taking a few headshots of him in a suit and tie.  Once we were done with the formalities, Adam changed into more casual clothes, and we headed down the street to an abandoned train depot that I had scouted out on the way to their house.  With Mom and dad watching a little nervously from the doorway, we climbed over the rotten timbers and around the rusty machinery taking advantage of the unique background and the awesome natural light inside.  From there it was a short drive down to Trout Brook in Holden, where the rocky stream and the vintage covered pavilions gave us a completely different look.  We even got Adam’s younger brother, Nick, in on the action!

Holden MA Senior Portraits

Holden MA Senior Portraits

Holden MA Senior Portraits

Holden MA Senior Portraits

Holden MA Senior Portraits

Holden MA Senior Portraits

Holden MA Senior Portraits

Holden MA Senior Portraits

Holden MA Senior Portraits

Seniors03 Oct 2009 10:44 am

With all of the weddings that I have this time of year, it was nice to have a little change of pace to photograph Julianne’s senior portraits.  Julianne is a senior at Danvers High School, but drove down to Framingham when I described what a picturesque location h downtown area was for photos (just a little tongue in cheek here!).  Turned out, I was right!

We met at my office, and headed right over to the Brazilian restaurant next door.  The brilliant blue walls gave us a great backdrop to begin.  Then we headed over to a run down parking garage, but on our way we were distracted by an alley with a bunch of really cool red doors.  After a few minutes in the alley, we finally made it to the garage, only to find that most of the graffiti was inappropriate for the yearbook!  We found a couple of pieces that worked for us when, from the top of the garage, we spotted the train yard across the street.  So that was our next stop.  Then it was back to the office for a quick change, and off to an old stadium.  Finally across the street to an abandoned building with really cool textured walls.  Whew…makes you tired just reading it, right!?

Danvers High School Senior Portraits Framingham MA

Danvers High School Senior Portraits Framingham MA

Danvers High School Senior Portraits Framingham MA

Danvers High School Senior Portraits Framingham MA

Danvers High School Senior Portraits Framingham MA

Danvers High School Senior Portraits Framingham MA

Danvers High School Senior Portraits Framingham MA

Danvers High School Senior Portraits Framingham MA

Danvers High School Senior Portraits Framingham MA

Danvers High School Senior Portraits Framingham MA

Danvers High School Senior Portraits Framingham MA

Danvers High School Senior Portraits Framingham MA