Weddings25 May 2017 03:55 pm

This weekend I got to kick off the 2017 wedding season in style, when I joined Lisa and Jeff, along with the rest of their families, in the elegant rooftop ballroom of the historic Omni Parker House Hotel in Boston MA.

But before we could get to the flag waving, Canadian beer hoisting, sing-along-with-the-band party that was the reception, everyone had to get dressed to the nines, including, hair, makeup and beautiful dressed for the ladies.  Everything ran like clockwork, and before we knew it, I was escorting Lisa up to the rooftop terrace for a few moments alone with her betrothed before the ceremony. We were shortly joined by all of their closest friends and family for photos in the fireside room, then it was down to lovely, wood-paneled room, where Lisa and Jeff pledged their lifetime commitment.

I escaped with the new Mr and Mrs for a few photos at the old city hall across the street, then we all headed upstairs to join the party.  Lisa and Jeff started the show, dancing their first dance on the same dance floor that her parents had at their wedding years before.  I wasn’t there to witness her parents’ wedding, but I’m sure Lisa and Jeff did them proud with the love and laughter and fun that was had by all the entire night!

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 & Families21 Dec 2016 01:21 pm

This week I had the opportunity to catch up with my little friend, Damon, at his lovely Danvers home, and see how much he’s grown over the last 6 months. I’ll give you a hint…it’s a lot!

He was smiling impishly as soon as he saw me, and had to be one of the happiest little baby models I have ever photographed. We began exploring his family’s apartment, checking out Mom and Dad’s bed, the Christmas tree, his crib, where he’s watched over by an army of mini super heroes, and the giant stuffed monkey that helps mom and dad keep track of how much he’s grown each month. Next it was up to grandma and Grandpa’s home, where he warmed himself in front of the fireplace, then got even toastier inside a Christmas stocking. Since he was so toasty, he figured it was time for some outside play, so out we went. In the yard he modeled a super warm winter hat, before getting his very first driving lesson in Dad’s truck. It’s gonna be a little while before his feet reach the pedal, but we all have to start somewhere!

Stay tuned for the next installment of his exciting first year!

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 & Families28 Nov 2016 06:03 pm

The next stop on my “favorite families that I see every fall” tour found me in Reading, MA, catching up with the Condon clan!  Last time we connected, James was a joyful smile with legs, and Bridget had just made her entrance into the world.  But what a difference a year makes.  In Bridget at least.  James is still a joyful smile with legs…they’re just a little longer this year :).

I arrived just as the young’uns were getting dressed.  Bridget was fighting a bit of a cold, but she was ready to brave through for the shoot, so we started with a few solos of her looking fancy in a beautiful dress and pearls.  Then she and her brother hung out by the fireplace for a few photos together before being joined by Mom and Dad.  A quick outfit change for Bridget, and we ambled over to the well lit den where she showed off her red dress.  Not wanting James to feel ignored, I headed outside with him, while his sister had a rest and an outfit change.  He showed me his awesome climbing and sliding structure, then we spent a little time posing on the awesome stump that we hit every year.  Soon we were joined again by Bridget, who had just a few more photos in her before she needed to call it a day.  But, true to form, she rocked them, then headed inside for a much deserved nap!

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

Kids & Families22 Nov 2016 06:11 pm

Continuing my 2016 fall family portrait tour, I got to reconnect with the Koncius family in Newburyport, MA, and meet the newest addition…Aiden!

We met right in downtown, with AJ wasting no time with shy avoidance, instead leading me right to the waterfront park that he and his family like to frequent.  While Aiden warmed up to the idea, AJ stepped in to fulfill the primary modeling role, posing with his family, then in a cape chair on his own, then showing off his mad stunt skills…jumping off  a short wall, then climbing up to jump again.  It was about the time that AJ discovered some trees to climb, that Aiden decided to get in on the fun, posing cutely in the fallen autumn leaves.  With both boys fully on-board, we walked a short distance to a cool antique market, where the boys explored the interesting artifacts that were displayed out front.  They were so interested, that they completely missed it when Mom and Dad got a chance to model for a few beautiful shots of their own.

Newburyport, MA Family Portraits

Newburyport, MA Family Portraits

Newburyport, MA Family Portraits

Newburyport, MA Family Portraits

Newburyport, MA Family Portraits

Newburyport, MA Family Portraits

Newburyport, MA Family Portraits

Newburyport, MA Family Portraits

Newburyport, MA Family Portraits

Newburyport, MA Family Portraits

Newburyport, MA Family Portraits

Newburyport, MA Family Portraits

Newburyport, MA Family Portraits

Newburyport, MA Family Portraits

Newburyport, MA Family Portraits

Kids & Families17 Nov 2016 07:35 pm

Continuing my weekend of reunions, I joined the Mackin family in their adorable North Andover home.  When we last hung out, Anora and Bennett showed me all around their home, and generally just acted like their cute selves.  A couple of years later, and they’ve only grown more cute…and grown as a family, with the introduction of young master Broderick just a few weeks ago.

It was Bennett that met me at the door with a big smile followed by a warm hug and an invitation to go play in his room.  We headed upstairs, and were joined by Anora, who wasted no time telling me all about she and Bennett’s halloween.  The tour continued in Brody’s room, where they were joined by the little guy in his favorite rocking chair.  It was a lovely fall day, so Anora announced that we should go outside and take photos near thebeautiful tree in the front yard.  So that’s what we did.  While we were down there, she shyly asked if they could take photos jumping into a pile of leaves.  I told her she was the boss, and we headed into the back yard, grabbing a few garden implements on the way.  While Anora and Bennett created their epic leaf piles, I spent a little time with Brody, and the kid was a natural…turning on the cuteness on cue!  Back to the big sibs, it was time to jump into the giant leaf pile…and jump they did…until they decided that it might be a little more fun to throw the leaves at the photographer.  Then a massive leaf fight broke out, with Mom stepping in to take the brunt of the fusillade.  That’s when Brody signaled that he wanted to head back inside.  So we headed back up to his room, where cuddles with his favorite sock monkey (and his favorite Mom) made his day!

North Andover, MA Family Portraits

North Andover, MA Family Portraits

North Andover, MA Family Portraits

North Andover, MA Family Portraits

North Andover, MA Family Portraits

North Andover, MA Family Portraits

North Andover, MA Family Portraits

North Andover, MA Family Portraits

North Andover, MA Family Portraits

North Andover, MA Family Portraits

North Andover, MA Family Portraits

North Andover, MA Family Portraits

North Andover, MA Family Portraits

North Andover, MA Family Portraits

North Andover, MA Family Portraits

Kids & Families16 Nov 2016 04:17 pm

This week I got to catch up with my favorite set of toddler twins, when I met Mohini and Ranesh for their holiday portrait at their lovely home in Waban, MA.

As soon as I arrived, they wasted no time shwoing me their love of Thomas the Train, simultaneously watching their favorite episode on an ipad and playing with the famous wooden engine.  Mom and Dad soon decided to get them into the front room for a portrait, and after taking a joyful few laps around the hall, they all ended up together on the coffee table.  But we weren’t done playing yet, so we headed upstairs to their playroom, where they delighted in making one another dinner.  After a meal like that, it is important to have a little exercise, so they headed into Mom and Dad’s room to jump on the bed.  That’s when we all decided that maybe we should check out the back yard, and all of the lovely autumn leaves…

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 & Families04 Nov 2016 08:21 am

Continuing my weekend portrait tour, next up is the oh so cute Hermanny family, who met me bright and early on Sunday morning at the Grist Mill in Sudbury MA.

After a week of rain, it was refreshing to arrive to the gorgeous morning light and warm weather that Sunday provided.  As soon as Jake and Ella jumped out of the car, they were ready to go, smiling at me as they played around the stone wall at the border to the property.  Of course we had to check out the old mill, so we started our session there, Ella and Jake happily sitting next to one another on an old stone bench. But it was the water that really excited Jake, so we followed the little stream up to the lake, pausing for a few family photos on an old wooden bridge.  I’d photographed Jake and his Parents here before, so we set off in pursuit of our favorite spots.  As we were walking, the two little ones each took one of my hands, and melted my heart.

Grist Mill Sudbury, MA Family Portraits

Grist Mill Sudbury, MA Family Portraits

Grist Mill Sudbury, MA Family Portraits

Grist Mill Sudbury, MA Family Portraits

Grist Mill Sudbury, MA Family Portraits

Grist Mill Sudbury, MA Family Portraits

Grist Mill Sudbury, MA Family Portraits

Grist Mill Sudbury, MA Family Portraits

Grist Mill Sudbury, MA Family Portraits

Grist Mill Sudbury, MA Family Portraits

Grist Mill Sudbury, MA Family Portraits

Grist Mill Sudbury, MA Family Portraits

Grist Mill Sudbury, MA Family Portraits

Grist Mill Sudbury, MA Family Portraits

Grist Mill Sudbury, MA Family Portraits

Family02 Nov 2016 03:08 pm

This weekend I got to catch up with some of my oldest and dearest clients…and boy I wasn’t expecting to be looking them in the eye!  I started photographing Paige and Ryan when they were 2 and 4 years old.  When I last caught up to them, around two years ago, they were still kids.  Now they’re teenagers, and my mind is a little blown…where has all that time gone so fast!

For this shoot, we picked one of our favorite locations from a session I did with them many years ago: Horn Pond in Woburn.  We began by the pond itself, working our way through a few combinations of family photos with grandparents and an aunt, and their amazing Mom, Christine, before wandering down to the water side with just the “kids”(man I sound old!)   I quickly discovered that Paige and Ryan hadn’t let their modeling skills fall by the wayside, or their obvious fondness for each other as we continued our hike past the power station where we had utilized the High Voltage signs last time.  Continuing our literal hike down memory lane, we walked down the forested paths in search of the random fire hydrant that we’d found in the woods last time.  On the way we discovered a cool rock bench where we took a quick break, and an amazing old tree that was just begging to be climbed.  When we finally found the object of our search, both young almost adults took one look at it and said…”I remember it being bigger”.  Yeah, well, about that…

Horn Pond Woburn, MA Family Portraits

Horn Pond Woburn, MA Family Portraits

Horn Pond Woburn, MA Family Portraits

Horn Pond Woburn, MA Family Portraits

Horn Pond Woburn, MA Family Portraits

Horn Pond Woburn, MA Family Portraits

Horn Pond Woburn, MA Family Portraits

Horn Pond Woburn, MA Family Portraits

Horn Pond Woburn, MA Family Portraits

Horn Pond Woburn, MA Family Portraits

Horn Pond Woburn, MA Family Portraits

Horn Pond Woburn, MA Family Portraits

Horn Pond Woburn, MA Family Portraits

Horn Pond Woburn, MA Family Portraits

Horn Pond Woburn, MA Family Portraits

Horn Pond Woburn, MA Family Portraits

Engagements31 Oct 2016 12:52 pm

Jennifer and Peter were a local couple looking for a more urban environment for their engagement portraits.  So when I suggested downtown Worcester, this brave Clark University Alum and her soon to be husband were completely on board…and I did a little fist pump inside.

Worcester is one of my favorite places to shoot…and not just because I can drive there in 15 minutes!  But because it combines the old New England charm of an industrial MA city, with all sorts of hidden alleys and textures, and signs of a bygone era.  Jennifer and Peter proved willing adventurers…meeting me at Union Station, and quickly moving on to fine the little sections of the city that would provide a unique backdrop to their love.  Of course we stopped in front of the classic Heywood Furniture heart, but from there we ducked down a pretty seedy alley, and found so much photographic goodness!  They danced for the revolution, climbed up and down pikes of rubble and old loading docks, and even had a spin in front of a giant bull.   Across the street we found more old warehouses, and a little patch straight out of a post apocalyptic movie where nature had reclaimed a small party of the city.  Through it all stalwart couple kept each other warm, and laughing, and dancing!

Worcester MA Engagement Portraits

Worcester MA Engagement Portraits

Worcester MA Engagement Portraits

Worcester MA Engagement Portraits

Worcester MA Engagement Portraits

Worcester MA Engagement Portraits

Worcester MA Engagement Portraits

Worcester MA Engagement Portraits

Worcester MA Engagement Portraits

Worcester MA Engagement Portraits

Worcester MA Engagement Portraits

Worcester MA Engagement Portraits

Worcester MA Engagement Portraits

Worcester MA Engagement Portraits

Worcester MA Engagement Portraits

Uncategorized28 Oct 2016 07:02 pm

A little rain was not enough to dissuade Lisa and Jeff from exploring their North End neighborhood with me…and I was glad to stomp through the puddles with them as we captured their love during their engagement portraits in Boston MA.

We met at the Marriott Long Wharf, but we immediately set off in the direction of the North End, pausing to take some photos in the blossoming foliage of Christopher Columbus park, and walking down the Harborwalk to capture the misty bay behind the happy couple.  Then it was in to the historic north end…taking a moment at their centrally located apartment for a wardrobe change, before venturing out into the rainy alleys of the densely populated neighborhood.  The weather didn’t deter them one bit as we snaked through the streets and parks that make up the North End.  As the rain poured down, they stayed dry under their umbrella, and in the warmth of each other’s arms.

North End Boston MA Engagement Portraits

North End Boston MA Engagement Portraits

North End Boston MA Engagement Portraits

North End Boston MA Engagement Portraits

North End Boston MA Engagement Portraits

North End Boston MA Engagement Portraits

North End Boston MA Engagement Portraits

North End Boston MA Engagement Portraits

North End Boston MA Engagement Portraits

North End Boston MA Engagement Portraits

North End Boston MA Engagement Portraits

North End Boston MA Engagement Portraits

Waterfront Boston MA Engagement Portraits

Waterfront Boston MA Engagement Portraits

Waterfront Boston MA Engagement Portraits