Weddings30 Nov 2017 08:29 pm

Last weekend I got to end the 2017 wedding season with a bang, as I photographed the beautiful wedding of Lissa and Eric at The Commons 1854 in Topsfield, MA.

I began the day with Lissa and the girls at The Doubletree by Hilton Boston North Shore.  And it actually took me longer to type that name, than it did to get up to their room and get started with the pre-wedding fun! We were on a tight schedule, so quick as a whip, the ladies were dressed and on the bus to The Commons.  We got there in time to confirm that Lissa is an amazing model (in addition to being an exceptional makeup artist, and owner of 2 Kiss and Make Up).  We were just finishing up when Eric arrived, and Lissa walked out onto the historic common, tapped him on the shoulder, and threw her arms around his neck.

That moment set the tone for the rest of the evening, as Lissa and Eric became husband and wife, then joined their guests for a rocking party full of food, fun, and dancing!

Tha Commons 1854 Topsfield MA Wedding Photos

Tha Commons 1854 Topsfield MA Wedding Photos

Tha Commons 1854 Topsfield MA Wedding Photos

Tha Commons 1854 Topsfield MA Wedding Photos

Tha Commons 1854 Topsfield MA Wedding Photos

Tha Commons 1854 Topsfield MA Wedding Photos

Tha Commons 1854 Topsfield MA Wedding Photos

Tha Commons 1854 Topsfield MA Wedding Photos

Tha Commons 1854 Topsfield MA Wedding Photos

Tha Commons 1854 Topsfield MA Wedding Photos

Tha Commons 1854 Topsfield MA Wedding Photos

Tha Commons 1854 Topsfield MA Wedding Photos

Tha Commons 1854 Topsfield MA Wedding Photos

Tha Commons 1854 Topsfield MA Wedding Photos

Tha Commons 1854 Topsfield MA Wedding Photos

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Seniors22 Nov 2017 11:44 am

High School Seniors Kayla and Maddie’s shoot was double the fun as twin sisters Kayla and Maddie were adventurous enough to trust my crazy location ideas and explore a few hidden Grafton gems.

My first location idea was located in a 19th century cemetery just down the road from my home.  I’ve been driving by there for years, and have always bee intrigued by the fact that the light always seems good on an old, stone retaining wall.  Not ones to be creeped out, Kayla and Maddie were game!  So when I sprung location 2 on them…an abandoned warehouse down by the river…they never even batted a collective eyelash.  After that, the locations were almost boring, but the girls never were.  A quick wardrobe change, and we hit the town canoe landing on the way to a location that I have been scoping out for months. The light was perfect, and the girls rocked that grassy field!

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

Grafton High School Senior Portraits

Grafton High School Senior Portraits

Grafton High School Senior Portraits

Grafton High School Senior Portraits

Engagements21 Nov 2017 04:20 pm

I love I when I get to take advantage of the first light.  So when Laurie and Kevin agreed to meet me first thing in the morning for their Boston engagement session, I was thrilled!

Kevin works on sailboats, so we met on Castle Island in South Boston to be right on the water.  Since it was November in Boston, it was a bit chilly, but the couple was game…even removing their coats for a few photos as we took a lap around the old fort.  After walking the beach for a bit, we decided to find a warmer spot in town, and headed up to the Boston Public Garden.  A lap around the historic garden provided all of the amazing backgrounds we could have asked for, as the chilly morning gave way to a gorgeous day!

Castle Island South Boston Engagement Portraits

Castle Island South Boston Engagement Portraits

Castle Island South Boston Engagement Portraits

Castle Island South Boston Engagement Portraits

Public Gardens Boston Engagement Portraits

Public Gardens Boston Engagement Portraits

Public Gardens Boston Engagement Portraits

Public Gardens Boston Engagement Portraits

Public Gardens Boston Engagement Portraits

Public Gardens Boston Engagement Portraits

Public Gardens Boston Engagement Portraits

Public Gardens Boston Engagement Portraits

Public Gardens Boston Engagement Portraits

Public Gardens Boston Engagement Portraits

Kids & Families20 Nov 2017 11:55 am

Continuing my whirlwind fall portrait tour in lovely Exeter, NH, Where I got to see how amazingly Lily had grown in the 4 months since I photographed her newborn session.

Her session began in her bedroom, where she was hanging out with Mom practicing the myriad of cute faces that she was planning for the shoot.  She quickly decided that Mom and Dad’s bed was a much more comfortable place to hang out for tummy time, and her bff Napolean agreed!  Downstairs she wanted to show me what a big girl she was, sitting in a favorite grown up armchair before having some good cuddle time with Mom.  Then it was outside to enjoy the lovely fall evening, modeling her favorite new coat and pulling off the Baby in Red perfectly!

Exeter NH Baby Portraits

Exeter NH Baby Portraits

Exeter NH Baby Portraits

Exeter NH Baby Portraits

Exeter NH Baby Portraits

Exeter NH Baby Portraits

Exeter NH Baby Portraits

Exeter NH Baby Portraits

Exeter NH Baby Portraits

Exeter NH Baby Portraits

Exeter NH Baby Portraits

Exeter NH Baby Portraits

Exeter NH Baby Portraits

Exeter NH Baby Portraits

Exeter NH Baby Portraits

Kids & Families16 Nov 2017 05:34 pm

It’s that time of year when I get to catch up with my favorite families as they prepare for the holiday season with a family portrait session.  And this weekend was no exception as I traveled to Waban MA ho hang out with my favorite almost 4yo twins: Mohini and Ranesh.

As soon as I arrived, the kids led me into the formal living room, where they introduced me to their favorite stuffed pets and their couch jumping skills.  Into the family room, there were toys and smiles and pincer crab claws.  From there we headed up to the play room, where they both showed me their favorite toys, then back down to the living room, where we recreated an iconic image from one of their baby sessions.  Coating up, we finished the fun in the back yard, and the front yard, and the back yard…we did laps!

Waban MA Baby Portraits

Waban MA Baby Portraits

Waban MA Baby Portraits

Waban MA Baby Portraits

Waban MA Baby Portraits

Waban MA Baby Portraits

Waban MA Baby Portraits

Waban MA Baby Portraits

Waban MA Baby Portraits

Waban MA Baby Portraits

Waban MA Baby Portraits

Waban MA Baby Portraits

Waban MA Baby Portraits

Waban MA Baby Portraits

Waban MA Baby Portraits

Kids & Families14 Nov 2017 01:04 pm

Right on schedule, lovely little Amalia arrived into the world, and I had the chance to meet her last week, when she modeled for her newborn portrait session in Boston, MA.

Since she was sleeping so soundly in Mom and Dad’s bedroom, we decided to take advantage of the soft window light (and the soundly sleeping baby), and began our session there.  Tiptoeing across the hall, we continued shooting, while she continued snoozing, in her lovely nursery.  She found a particularly cuddly spot on her favorite as-yet-to-be-named stuffed elephant.  Movie upstairs, she snoozed a little more with Mom and dad, before opening her beautiful little eyes and telling us she was a little hungry.  Snack accomplished she was ready for more snuggling, and Mom and Dad were only too happy to oblige!

Stay tuned for her next session in just a few months!

Boston, MA Baby Portraits

Boston, MA Baby Portraits

Boston, MA Baby Portraits

Boston, MA Baby Portraits

Boston, MA Baby Portraits

Boston, MA Baby Portraits

Boston, MA Baby Portraits

Boston, MA Baby Portraits

Boston, MA Baby Portraits

Boston, MA Baby Portraits

Boston, MA Baby Portraits

Boston, MA Baby Portraits

Boston, MA Baby Portraits

Boston, MA Baby Portraits

Weddings09 Nov 2017 12:49 pm

A fall wedding on the Cambridge riverside with a killer view of the Boston skyline already sounds perfect.  But it doesn’t even begin to describe the amazing party that made Danielle and Michael’s wedding at the Royal Sonesta Hotel!

The party had already began in Danielle’s suite as her friends gathered around her for lunch while her bridesmaids were downstairs for a bit of pampering.  Didn’t take long for them to return, and the leisurely lunch turned in to a mad rush of activity as the ladies all got dressed for the main event.  Once arrayed in her elegant dress, Danielle and I headed down to the river, where Michael was waiting to meet his bride.  After a happy reunion, we spent a bit of time wandering around by the riber and the hotel lobby before heading upstairs for a record number of family photos (completed in record time).

With all of the preliminaries taken care of, we headed in for the ketubah signing, followed by the beautiful ceremony overlooking the lights of Boston.  Right into the cocktail hour, the band warmed up for what followed:  An EPIC night of dancing and celebration!  As the city lights sparkled in the background, Danielle and Michael, along with all of their friends and family kept the dance floor humming until after the stroke of midnight!

Royal Sonesta Boston MA Wedding Photos

Royal Sonesta Boston MA Wedding Photos

Royal Sonesta Boston MA Wedding Photos

Royal Sonesta Boston MA Wedding Photos

Royal Sonesta Boston MA Wedding Photos

Royal Sonesta Boston MA Wedding Photos

Royal Sonesta Boston MA Wedding Photos

Royal Sonesta Boston MA Wedding Photos

Royal Sonesta Boston MA Wedding Photos

Royal Sonesta Boston MA Wedding Photos

Royal Sonesta Boston MA Wedding Photos

Royal Sonesta Boston MA Wedding Photos

Royal Sonesta Boston MA Wedding Photos

Royal Sonesta Boston MA Wedding Photos

Royal Sonesta Boston MA Wedding Photos

Royal Sonesta Boston MA Wedding Photos

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Uncategorized07 Nov 2017 03:08 pm

Seems like just a few months ago that I was celebrating Maddy’s Bat Mitzvah with her family in Newton Center.  So I was totally surprised to find out that nearly 4 years had passed, and Maddy was ready for her Senior portraits.  It was exciting to get the chance to catch up with her as we wandered around Auburndale Park on a rainy Friday afternoon.

We hadn’t planning to shoot a rainy day session…In fact all the way up to 30 minutes before the shoot, the day had been warm and sunny.  But Maddy loves rainy days, and came prepared with a perfect, clear umbrella, and a sunny disposition.  Starting right on the ball field, we quickly wandered over to the historic part of the park, where the cool old rock walls, the beautiful stone bridge, and even the more modern mid century rec building provided a lovely riverside backdrop for the photo session.  Moving across the athletic fields, we next followed the trails into the swamp, discovering a cool old picnic area surrounded by leafy woods and high grass.  The rain was nice enough to have ended by the time we finished the session with the day’s last cloud-filtered sunlight.

Newton High School Senior Portraits

Newton High School Senior Portraits

Newton High School Senior Portraits

Newton High School Senior Portraits

Newton High School Senior Portraits

Newton High School Senior Portraits

Newton High School Senior Portraits

Newton High School Senior Portraits

Newton High School Senior Portraits

Newton High School Senior Portraits

Newton High School Senior Portraits

Newton High School Senior Portraits

Newton High School Senior Portraits

Newton High School Senior Portraits

Newton High School Senior Portraits

Kids & Families02 Nov 2017 02:03 pm

It was a beautiful warm fall day last week when I headed up to Reading, MA, to catch up with the Condon family.  It’s been nearly a year since our last shoot, and the kids were more fun than ever!

Upon my arrival, I was immediately invited by James to join him watching Dora in the family room.  I caught up on my Dora, while Bridget had her hair done, then we headed upstairs where James was excited to show me his new bedroom trampoline…aka his big boy bed!  Bridget came in and wanted to show me her room too, along with her favorite baby doll.  Back downstairs we started to take a few photos on the fireplace, when a spontaneous dance party broke out.  We carried the party outside, hanging out on our favorite stump, and climbing on the cool old rock wall at the back of their property.  The session ended with smiles, fist bumps, and even more Dora!

Reading, MA Family Portraits

Reading, MA Family Portraits

Reading, MA Family Portraits

Reading, MA Family Portraits

Reading, MA Family Portraits

Reading, MA Family Portraits

Reading, MA Family Portraits

Reading, MA Family Portraits

Reading, MA Family Portraits

Reading, MA Family Portraits

Reading, MA Family Portraits

Reading, MA Family Portraits

Reading, MA Family Portraits

Reading, MA Family Portraits

Reading, MA Family Portraits

Seniors25 Oct 2017 04:53 pm

It was a beautifully warm, sunny afternoon for Grafton High School student Olivia’s Senior Portrait session in Grafton MA, and we had a blast exploring our hometown and taking advantage of all of the golden hour goodness!

Olivia had an idea that she would like a few photos with her in the high grass, and suggested we try Tufts.  I loved the idea!  I’ve done a few shoots at tufts and have spent a bit of time exploring the property.  Before it was a vetinary college, it was a mental institution a century ago, and there are remnants of the old hospital that haven’t been touched since it closed down.  Driving to Tufts, we noticed a really cool field on the side of the road full of tufty milkweed, and made a not to return when the sun went down a bit.

At Tufts we started at the old cement grandstand for the athletic field, then headed up the the crumbly old hospital building.  The shady light and disrepaired river rock hospital building provided an amazing backdrop for Olivia’s first outfit, and she was ready for a costume change by the time we moved on.  Next we headed to the iconic red barn, where we found her high grass, as well as the striking textures of that building.  On to outfit number three and back to the milkweed field, the waning sun cooperated very well, casting a lovely late afternoon glow on the scene.  We finished the session at the abandoned bridge that gives Bridge Street its name. It was the perfect combination of amazing light and a fantastic model!

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