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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Sonya + Steve + Olivia

I love photographing kids- partly because they are so darn cute but also because they are so expressive. They really hold nothing back- if they're happy, you really know it, if they are curious, or mad, or sad it just shows in every bit of their face, in every movement of their body. If we could all express ourselves this freely, life would be a lot less complicated.

I had a lovely time photographing Olivia and her family. They welcomed me into their home- especially the dogs who seemed to like me a lot. I think they really liked my shoes, too, because when I went to put them back on they were awfully drooly.

Olivia's room was so soft and gentle and cuddly.

She just started smiling from the very beginning and couldn't stop. Such a sweet nature...

Olivia wanted to eat the grass and I can't say I blame her- it looked deliciously green.

It doesn't get much cuter than baby toes. Except maybe all the other parts...

I think this is my favorite. Something so dreamlike, ethereal about this image- it's just a moment between moments.

The curly cues are darling.

My favorite family image. I can only image how exciting it is to be parents for the first time, when everything about your baby is so new and fascinating. Spending time with little ones really makes you put your life in perspective and spend time doing the things that seem so little but are so important, like just watching and listening.

Sonya, Steve + Olivia,
It was a pleasure to photograph your family- so refreshing to spend some time with such a smiling little face.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Amy + Brian

I met Amy and Brian over a year and half ago and I remember being really touched by how they communicated with each other. They left this space for the other's thoughts and ideas, never stepping on each other. When I photographed them together, I was really struck by the way they compliment each other. You can see it in the way they stand together, in their embraces, in their small gestures of contact. Brian seems to have this calming affect on Amy that just makes everything else melt away in his presence. It's pretty powerful to watch, to think that another person can bring that out in you.

Beautiful dress + cute shoes + pretty flowers = really happy bride.

I love photographing the getting ready process. So full of these intimate little moments where it's like the bride is holding her breath in anticipation.

We did a couple portraits in the front yard:

Nothing like those first super happy smiles when they walk out of the church. That's a feeling you want to remember to feel forever.

The reception was held at the lovely Black Rock Country Club. We got to wander around the grounds a bit to create some portraits of Amy and Brian. The light was so perfect at this time of day- just so glowy-warm.

I think I sustained some grass stains from this one, but well worth it.

One of my favorites of the day- the wind just picked up her dress and I caught this moment as it started to billow in the breeze.

One of my very favorites- I love interactions that are less traditional, that somehow show another perspective, less obvious than a hug or a kiss.

Mike's take on the same moment:

Love the expressions.

Possibly my very favorite of the day. It's hard to say, but I really love the gesture and the grace of this image.

Amy's dress did these awesome twirls during the first dance.

Amy + Brian,
It warmed my heart to see the two of you married and to be able to create photographs that I feel really speak of who you are together. Thanks for inviting me to be a part of your wedding day.

To see more images, take a look at the slideshow below.


I've been thinking a lot lately about the things I am grateful for in my life. At the top of that list are my friends and family because they inspire me and teach me to be a better person and support and love me unconditionally. It feels like even if I am walking on a tightrope, I have this huge crowd down there cheering me on and ready to catch me if I fall.

I am also really grateful for my clients because they are willing to share so much of who they are with me. They let their guard down and allow me to see how they love each other and I grow as a person as I watch all the different forms in which this manifests. I think when you love someone, that love doesn't just sit there, it's an on-going process of discovery and development, figuring out ways to show how you love each other. I have a friend who said if today was his last day, he could go knowing that everyone he loves knows it. I want to make sure that I live my life like that.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Anne + James

Anne and James have lived in the North End together for a while so it seemed the perfect spot to shoot their Engagement Session. They pointed out all their favorite places along the way and I could tell they really loved their neighborhood. I enjoyed the real sense of community- people would stop and say hello instead of just passing by each other .

This was my second Engagement Session in the North End this season and we didn't pass a single location that I had photographed during my other session, which is great because I love exploring new places and I seldom photograph in the same spot twice. I love the sense of adventure that comes with picking a starting point and just wandering around looking for unusual or interesting areas.

I have so many favorites to share- this is definitely one:

This next one might be one of my all time favorites. I love the composition, the lighting, the feel, everything.

Love playing with the shapes and patterns you find only in the city.

These alleyways were just beautiful- makes me want to move back to the city.

We made it all the way to the park. We spent a bit longer than normal photographing because I was having so much fun (I hope you guys were, too.)

I love this crazy, wild growth right in the middle of the city.

And one of my very favorites. I think it's the expressions or the body language, but it makes me smile.

Anne + James,
I had a lot of fun getting to know the two of you. You are both so sweet and considerate. I can't wait to hear more as the wedding plans continue to unfold. James, I hope you don't get made fun of, although you might deserve it just a little bit.