Weddings18 Aug 2017 01:11 pm

This weekend I had the awesome opportunity to return to the New England Aquarium to photograph the awesome lunch date wedding of Krysta and Sean. Lunch date wedding, you ask…never heard of it…well that’s because, to the best of my knowledge, Krysta and Sean invented it. And it’s an awesome concept…let me describe it for you.

I arrived just as the family started to gather for formal group photos on the walkway overloking the water. Krysta and Sean had organized well, with the help of the always amazing Tasks @ Bey, and it didn’t take long to bang through the list. Then Krysta, Sean, and I headed into the aquarium for a few photos of the couple. While we were there, the guests arrived, were ushered into the tent, and instructed to grab a plate, and head through the buffet. When the three of us arrived back at the tent, everyone was seated and eating lunch, as the happy couple walked right onto the dance floor. In a ceremony that packed a whole lot of love (and brisket) into 5 minutes, Krysta and Sean became official, and sat right down to their own lunches as their closest friends began to toast them. By the time the toasts were over, everyone was ready to dance…and dance they did…tearing up the dance floor in celebration of the just married!

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

New England Aquarium Boston MA Wedding Photos

Kids & Families10 Aug 2017 10:44 am

I love a family reunion…especially when it’s a family that has trusted me to capture their most important milestones for almost 10 years!  Starting with Michelle and Nate’s wedding in (gulp) 2008, continuing with Christine and Chris’ in 2011, and of course, the awesome spunky boys of the Worcester Hafer branch.  So when they asked me to photograph their joint vacation/staycation at their lovely Worcester home, I jumped at the chance to catch up with the entire family, and meet beautiful 5 year-old Hannah!

The cousins and their parents and grandparents were ready to go when I arrived, so we started out with a round of posed family photos, before allowing the kids to run the show for a bit.  Starting on the jungle gym, which has been a favorite location for so many shoots, the three cousins climbed and jumped, and brought along their favorite stuffed friends.  Then Henry suggested we hang out at the tepee that they had erected at the top of the hill behind their home, so a bit of climbing was in order.  Once we had the kids a little tired out, I was able to spend a little time photographing their parents, grandparents, brothers, sister’s in law, and any other combination we could think of in various locations throughout the well maintained back yard.  By this time, the kids had their second wind, so we ventured out front to climb a favorite tree, play on the family’s very own fire hydrant, discover a hidden hideout underneath a Japanese maple, and scour the grass for a few earthworms, which Michelle dutifully held (#momofboys), while the boys climbed up on Nate’s back and went for an upside down ride on Uncle Chris.  With this much fun on the first day of vacation, I can only imagine how many adventures they had the rest of the week…and how exhausted their parents must be!

Worcester MA Family Portraits

Worcester MA Family Portraits

Worcester MA Family Portraits

Worcester MA Family Portraits

Worcester MA Family Portraits

Worcester MA Family Portraits

Worcester MA Family Portraits

Worcester MA Family Portraits

Worcester MA Family Portraits

Worcester MA Family Portraits

Worcester MA Family Portraits

Worcester MA Family Portraits

Worcester MA Family Portraits

Worcester MA Family Portraits

Worcester MA Family Portraits

Weddings21 Jul 2017 03:23 pm

Part two of my amazing wedding weekend found me on a beautiful sandy beach in Gloucester MA with two high school sweethearts who happened to both be awarded “Best Smile” their senior year.  Seriously, could anyone have handed me an easier job than the wedding of Hannah and Kyle?

Arriving at the elegant Beauport Hotel in Gloucester, MA, I wasted no time heading up to Hannah’s oceanside room where her award winning smile was already on display, only disappearing when it was time to put on lipstick!  The mood was just as jovial down in Kyle’s room, where he had a little help tying the perfect full windsor knot, and donning his jacket.  Back up to Hannah’s just in time for her to step into her dress, and take a few bridal portraits.  Heading down to the oceanside deck where the ceremony was bing prepared, Hannah and Kyle had a moment together before the three of us took a walk around the block for some couple’s portraits.  The Beaumont was nestled among a bunch of old fishing warehouses that provided a plethora of interesting locations within a short walk of the hotel.

With all of the portraits out of the way, Hannah and Kyle were free to participate in the entire event, and participate they did!  The ceremony took place on an oceanside deck, with the Atlantic Ocean witnessing the vastness of their love, on one side, and all of their closest friends and family witnessing it on the other.  The celebration never ended as they enjoyed the cocktail hour with their guests, then headed into the ballroom, where their smiles infested the entire room, and their dance moves kept the crowd moving all night!

Beauport Hotel Gloucester MA Wedding Photos

Beauport Hotel Gloucester MA Wedding Photos

Beauport Hotel Gloucester MA Wedding Photos

Beauport Hotel Gloucester MA Wedding Photos

Beauport Hotel Gloucester MA Wedding Photos

Beauport Hotel Gloucester MA Wedding Photos

Beauport Hotel Gloucester MA Wedding Photos

Beauport Hotel Gloucester MA Wedding Photos

Beauport Hotel Gloucester MA Wedding Photos

Beauport Hotel Gloucester MA Wedding Photos

Beauport Hotel Gloucester MA Wedding Photos

Beauport Hotel Gloucester MA Wedding Photos

Beauport Hotel Gloucester MA Wedding Photos

Beauport Hotel Gloucester MA Wedding Photos

Beauport Hotel Gloucester MA Wedding Photos

Beauport Hotel Gloucester MA Wedding Photos

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Weddings20 Jul 2017 06:13 pm

What a weekedn to get married,  and I was fortunate enough to get to photograph two amazing couples as they pledged their lives to one another!  First up was a wedding close to home, as I photographed the marriage of Jennifer and Peter at St Mary’s Church in Shrewsbury, followed by their super fun reception at the Wachusett Country Club in West Boylston, MA.

I started with the ladies at the Beechwood Hotel in Worcester, MA, where they wore lovely silk kimonos as they took turns in the hair and makeup chairs.  Since they all looked amazing naturally, it didn’t take long before they were in their dresses and ready to ride the classic silver Rolls Royce to the church. Peter was already there, waiting for his bride, and with smiles all around, she walked from the car and right down the aisle to meet him.  A beautiful mass joined them together, and they strode arm in arm to toast their newly formed family in the back seat of the elegant ride.

It only took a few minutes for them to be transported to the Wachusett Country Club, where the rolling green hills awaited their portrait session.  After taking advantage of the lush surroundings to capture them with their family, we headed inside for the dancing.  Those two could really cut a rug, dazzling the room with their moves and their smiles.  The rest of the evening was just as fun, with emotional speeches, delicious food, and more dancing!

Wachusett Country Club Boylston MA Wedding Photos

Wachusett Country Club Boylston MA Wedding Photos

Wachusett Country Club Boylston MA Wedding Photos

Wachusett Country Club Boylston MA Wedding Photos

Wachusett Country Club Boylston MA Wedding Photos

Wachusett Country Club Boylston MA Wedding Photos

Wachusett Country Club Boylston MA Wedding Photos

Wachusett Country Club Boylston MA Wedding Photos

Wachusett Country Club Boylston MA Wedding Photos

Wachusett Country Club Boylston MA Wedding Photos

Wachusett Country Club Boylston MA Wedding Photos

Wachusett Country Club Boylston MA Wedding Photos

Wachusett Country Club Boylston MA Wedding Photos

Wachusett Country Club Boylston MA Wedding Photos

Wachusett Country Club Boylston MA Wedding Photos

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Kids & Families17 Jul 2017 02:59 pm

At under 5 lbs, newborn Lily can nearly fit into one of Dad’s hands.  But she packed a WHOLE lot of cuteness into her diminutive frame when I arrived at the family home in Exeter, NH.

I was greeted at the door by Dad and Napolean, the family dog…who was all to happy to see me again.  Mom and Lily joined us, both looking beautiful and ready for a photo shoot!  We began up in Lily’s new nursery, where she test drove her crib, and hung out with some of her favorite stuffed animals, before cuddling with Mom in the rocker.  Lily was a natural, handling each new pose and location with grace and beauty, and gently letting us know when we tried something that wasn’t her cup of tea.  Next we headed into mom and Dad’s room for a hangout on the bed with Napolean, before heading downstairs.  Lily did so well at baby posing, that we decided to try the advanced stuff…and she handled it like a pro baby model.  She perfectly hunkered on the wine crate that had held her parents’ wedding cake, and looked prettier than the flowers she posed with on the kitchen table.  All of that hard work was rewarded with a meal and a cuddle and a well deserved nap!

Stay tuned in a few months for her 4 month portrait session!

Natick, MA Baby Portraits

Natick, MA Baby Portraits

Natick, MA Baby Portraits

Natick, MA Baby Portraits

Natick, MA Baby Portraits

Natick, MA Baby Portraits

Natick, MA Baby Portraits

Natick, MA Baby Portraits

Natick, MA Baby Portraits

Natick, MA Baby Portraits

Natick, MA Baby Portraits

Natick, MA Baby Portraits

Natick, MA Baby Portraits

Natick, MA Baby Portraits

Natick, MA Baby Portraits

Weddings30 Jun 2017 12:50 pm

The second half of my double header weekend found me close to home…5 minutes in fact…as I photographed the beautiful wedding of Danielle and Marc at St James Church in Grafton, MA and reception at Blissful Meadows in Uxbridge MA.

I began with Marc and his guys as they got ready at his childhood home in Grafton, then I popped over to hang out with the ladies.  The excitement was high in both houses, as everyone cleaned up and beautified for the big event.  Soon enough the girls were rocking their gowns and kick butt cowboy boots and climbing into the limo for the short drive to the church.  Once there, Danielle’s father escorted her down the aisle and into the waiting arms of Marc.  It was a beautiful mass, with Danielle and Marc beaming through the entire thing.  Those smiles never left their faces they walked down the aisle successfully married!

We headed right to Blissful Meadow, where we wasted no time taking advantage of all of the old farm equipment, climbing on an antique tractor, and recreating a famous Kenny Chesney song.  Wandering the amazing grounds, we took advantage of all of the cool old buildings and lovely gardens before making our way to the rest of the family for photos.  Then it was time to party, with Danielle and Marc starting the celebration right, with an awesomely choreographed country dance that showed off Danielle’s fabulous boots.  With the tone properly set, the rest of the evening was all smiles and laughter, and eating and drinking and dancing.  In short…perfect!

Blissful Meadows Uxbridge MA Wedding Photos

Blissful Meadows Uxbridge MA Wedding Photos

Blissful Meadows Uxbridge MA Wedding Photos

Blissful Meadows Uxbridge MA Wedding Photos

Blissful Meadows Uxbridge MA Wedding Photos

Blissful Meadows Uxbridge MA Wedding Photos

Blissful Meadows Uxbridge MA Wedding Photos

Blissful Meadows Uxbridge MA Wedding Photos

Blissful Meadows Uxbridge MA Wedding Photos

Blissful Meadows Uxbridge MA Wedding Photos

Blissful Meadows Uxbridge MA Wedding Photos

Blissful Meadows Uxbridge MA Wedding Photos

Blissful Meadows Uxbridge MA Wedding Photos

Blissful Meadows Uxbridge MA Wedding Photos

Blissful Meadows Uxbridge MA Wedding Photos

Blissful Meadows Uxbridge MA Wedding Photos

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Kids & Families29 Jun 2017 07:13 pm

A Melody so sweet, who though only 9 days old, was already being groomed to be an accomplished musician, acrobatic climber, and fearless cat wrangler, when I met her at her Natick home for her newborn photo session.

We started the session in Mom and Dad’s room, where Melody was getting ready for her debut by sleeping until the very last minute.  Actually she was really tired, so after changing into her first outfit and checking out her new bedroom.  We spent a couple of minutes measuring her growth, before she snoozed next to a stuffed lion that was her Mom’s childhood friend.  While she snoozed in her crib, Mom set up a really cool ball pit for her to play in and, after Baxter the cat made sure it was safe, played happily in there for a few minutes.  Lying among all of those balls, reminded her that she was a ping pong master in training, so we headed into the basement, where she showed me her best moves.  The it was up to the cat fortress, where she liked to pretend she was a princess, guarded by a fierce, giant , wild cat!  We ended the session with a little music, the violin was bigger than her, but she grabbed on all the same and gave it her all!

Natick, MA Baby Portraits

Natick, MA Baby Portraits

Natick, MA Baby Portraits

Natick, MA Baby Portraits

Natick, MA Baby Portraits

Natick, MA Baby Portraits

Natick, MA Baby Portraits

Natick, MA Baby Portraits

Natick, MA Baby Portraits

Natick, MA Baby Portraits

Natick, MA Baby Portraits

Natick, MA Baby Portraits

Natick, MA Baby Portraits

Natick, MA Baby Portraits

Weddings28 Jun 2017 09:09 am

I have been photographing weddings for 14 years now, hundreds and hundreds of best days ever all over the world, but in all those weddings, no one has ever died.  Until this weekend.  Before he had a chance to present the bride and groom as husband and wife, the officiant was MURDERED…and the wedding party was escorted out of the ceremony in handcuffs in front of the stunned guests who had gathered at the Omni Parker House in Boston to witness the nuptials of Alessandra and Kevin.

If this sounds all very dramatic, it fit this couple to a T.  I arrived in proper attire for this 1940’s themed noir wedding, and found all of the bridesmaids being made into starlets from the golden age of Hollywood, with beautiful hairstyles and classic movie star makeup.  Moving up to the bridal suite, we took some time for a fun pinup inspired photoshoot before Alessandra stepped into the beautiful, scarlet accented gown and the role of a lifetime.  Back down to the press room, the ceremony went off without a hitch, with the bride and groom reading their own vows, while the crowd smiled, laughed and cried with them.  Without a hitch, that is, until the officiant suddenly keeled over dead.   Luckily a detective arrived in record time, determined to get to the bottom of the shenanigans, and declaring everyone in the room a suspect.  That’s when the wedding party was led out in cuffs.

Throughout the reception, the intrepid detective worked the case, with the help of the deceased’s twin brother, a reporter from the Boston Globe, and all of the assembled guests (who had clues to the crime at each of their tables).  In between there was time for dancing and toasts, and food and drink and plenty of celebration!  The crowd wasn’t going to let a little thing like a murder get in the way of Alessandra and Kevin’s special day.  By the end of the night, justice was served, the culprit was captured, and Alessandra and Kevin were declared married!  It was a perfect Hollywood wedding with a perfect Hollywood ending!

Omni Parker House Hotel MA Wedding Photos

Omni Parker House Hotel MA Wedding Photos

Omni Parker House Hotel MA Wedding Photos

Omni Parker House Hotel MA Wedding Photos

Omni Parker House Hotel MA Wedding Photos

Omni Parker House Hotel MA Wedding Photos

Omni Parker House Hotel MA Wedding Photos

Omni Parker House Hotel MA Wedding Photos

Omni Parker House Hotel MA Wedding Photos

Omni Parker House Hotel MA Wedding Photos

Omni Parker House Hotel MA Wedding Photos

Omni Parker House Hotel MA Wedding Photos

Omni Parker House Hotel MA Wedding Photos

Omni Parker House Hotel MA Wedding Photos

Omni Parker House Hotel MA Wedding Photos

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Kids & Families27 Jun 2017 07:06 pm

It was a photoshoot an entire lifetime in the making…and Damon has been practicing his little heart out, charming us with his cuteness since his very first days.  All those lessons paid off!  This was the final session in his Baby’s First Year package, an, while he rocked every one of them, he saved the extra charm for his season finale!

Damon and Dad met me at the front door, and we headed into their apartment to get reacquainted.  It’s been a few months since our last shoot, and Damon had to make sure I was still OK. We put our heads together, and decided that it was too nice a day to be cooped up inside. With that decision made, we grabbed a ball and headed into the back yard. It was so nice in the shade, that we just had to pass the ball around a bit. The whole time, the treehouse was begging us to climb it. So we did. Kicking the ball and climbing the treehouse was hot work. Luckily there was a water feature in the back yard to splash around and cool off in. Unfortunately, this made Damon’s clothes wet, and Mom insisted we go inside for a change. Once we got inside, however, Damon got to hang out in his favorite outfit. In his toy box and in his crib, and hanging out with his favorite, ginormous stuffed monkey. Back outside, we found a present on the porch, and Damon wasted no time ripping it open…delighting in his new toy cars. It’s good to be one year old!

Danvers, MA Baby Portraits

Danvers, MA Baby Portraits

Danvers, MA Baby Portraits

Danvers, MA Baby Portraits

Danvers, MA Baby Portraits

Danvers, MA Baby Portraits

Danvers, MA Baby Portraits

Danvers, MA Baby Portraits

Danvers, MA Baby Portraits

Danvers, MA Baby Portraits

Danvers, MA Baby Portraits

Danvers, MA Baby Portraits

Danvers, MA Baby Portraits

Danvers, MA Baby Portraits

Danvers, MA Baby Portraits

Danvers, MA Baby Portraits

Kids & Families16 Jun 2017 08:53 am

I only had to drive a little bit further up the North Shore for part two of my awesome Saturday shoot-a-rama when I met Sarah and Sebastien on Joppa Flats in Newburyport, MA for a fun photo shoot celebrating their impending bundle of joy.

We met at the Plum Island airport and immediately headed down to the old shack - one of my favorite photo locations.  The light was perfect, and the couple radiant as we braved the high reeds and swampy grasslands to capture the perfect photos.  Shooting and moving was the order of the day, driving a little further into the flats, for a dance in the grassy marsh, climbing up onto the drawbridge, and continuing down the road to the lovely beaches of Plum Island.  The warm sun broke through the haze as we wandered the beach…getting a little too close to the water as the surf rolled in.  Driving back to the airport, we finished off the session at the awesome old hangar.

Stay tuned to meet the newest addition to their family in just a few weeks!

Newburyport, MA Maternity Portraits

Newburyport, MA Maternity Portraits

Newburyport, MA Maternity Portraits

Newburyport, MA Maternity Portraits

Newburyport, MA Maternity Portraits

Newburyport, MA Maternity Portraits

Newburyport, MA Maternity Portraits

Newburyport, MA Maternity Portraits

Newburyport, MA Maternity Portraits

Newburyport, MA Maternity Portraits

Newburyport, MA Maternity Portraits

Newburyport, MA Maternity Portraits

Newburyport, MA Maternity Portraits

Newburyport, MA Maternity Portraits

Newburyport, MA Maternity Portraits

Newburyport, MA Maternity Portraits