I met up with Nick and Pinar in what was possibly the BEST spring day we have had so far in New England. New England weather is forever the joke around here. It usually goes something like: Are you hot? Wait a minute. Cold? Wait a minute. Too rainy? Wait a minute. Too windy? Wait a minute. Ha! We really were blessed after rescheduling and trying to predict the next nice day. These two met at Boston University and were college sweethearts so it's only fitting that we come back to the beginning.
A little fall of rain could not stop the romance. This storm just started their marriage off snuggling closer together under an umbrella. Amma and I headed over to Block Island Saturday morning to shoot Mike and Olivia's wedding. Olivia wished for a first look with her dad and it was oh-so-special. His reaction was super sweet and I couldn't help but think of all the flashing memories running through his head of when she was a little girl.
Congratualtions Mike and Olivia! 100 years of health and happiness!
First wedding of the 2017 season! Yay! It's so good to be back to work after having my daughter.
Adam and Abby's wedding was such a joyful and lovely way to start. I knew some familiar faces as I had photographed Abby's cousins wedding years ago. (wow does time fly!) Belle Mer looked stunning in peach and coral, the band was aaaamazing and can we talk about the hanging vine chuppah?! Such awesome vendors came together for this wedding! Adam and Abby are the sweetest couple and are so loved. I could see it in every face present that day. It is a testament of love being surrounded by so many family and friends. Congratulations to the happy couple :)
Tony and Courtney were married at one of my favorite venues in New England, Tyrone Farm. Their wedding party brought non stop laughs. I had never photographed a bridal party so large..21 strong! It was an amazing celebration of love all day and the dance floor was never empty all night!
Photographing other artists is such a joy. I love hearing about their process, their journey, their challenges. I can relate on so many levels to their experiences. Lee is a folk musician just getting started in the industry and has made the cross-country journey to settle in Boston. We chatted about an album cover concept and set to work in the woods of Middletown, RI.
To be on the other side and listening to these stories is pure magic. All of our journeys are unique and special. There is no destination. There is no "I know everything now.". There is no "I have made it". There is only moving forward, learning and growing. As an artist, the evolution of a lifetime of work is profound. As a human being, the evolution of a lifetime is a miracle. I am honored to be a part of such journeys and to tell their stories.
Having a client walk into my studio for a boudoir session is so exciting. Every session is different. Every session is an awakening. It's amazing to watch a womans beauty and confidence unfold before my eyes. These sessions are for every woman, every body type, every look and style. They are for every woman in every stage of life; newly engaged, celebrating a weight loss, enjoying a new look, graduating from college/grad school, going through a divorce/break-up, etc.
A few times a year I offer mini boudoir marathons. These sessions are offered at a special price starting at $350 and include professional hair and make-up styling. I'll be taking the marathons on the road this year! Here is the upcoming schedule:
Jan.14, 15 & 29--Providence
Email me to grab your spot: email@example.com
Tis the season for boudoir photography. Just in time for Valentine's Day!
These sessions are perfect for every woman who needs a little boost. I understand the long days at work, rushing to the gym, taking care of little ones, baking, cooking, hosting guests, juggling a full schedule. These are the days when you throw your hair up in a messy bun, grab a coffee and try to get it all done. Time to take it down a notch after all the holiday madness and pamper yourself. I can help with that. Gimme a call to set up a session!
"So hey, our wedding reception will be at a local bowling alley and we want to bar tend our cocktail hour." Awesome. Kevin and Amy's wedding was so laid back and fun I forgot I was seven months pregnant! Ha!
After a ceremony at the Providence College Chapel, we headed over to Hope Artiste Village. So many fun, personal touches were weaved throughout the day. It was an amazing wrap to the 2016 season!
Collaborating with local business owners and creatives is so exciting for me. It's a creative process in which we carefully curate a collection of images that remain relevant for their use for things like: seasonal specials, a new retail space or studio, social media library, website revamp, etc. It's so interesting to here about their journeys and the way their business has unfolded. Lindsey is a Lifestyle and Fitness Coach and recently moved her business to New England.
Nothing makes me happier than being in Providence. Well, nothing makes me happier than Providence with couples that have Philly ties. Hehehe. Meghan and I bonded instantly over being Temple University grads. I absolutely adore touring couples through Providence on their wedding day or during an engagement session. It's a city of endless beauty year round and all kinds of nooks and crannies for photos. During the planning process I even sent Meghan and Paul a map of my favorite places in the city. What a fabulous day and perfect evening!
It's so colorful over here!! Cambridge comes alive in the late summer. Graffiti alley is something special and always changing. It's these little treasures I so adore in every city. Places that you would normally pass by unless someone pointed them out. I feel the same way about the MIT campus. It is a labyrinth of walkways, buildings, gardens and sculptures. This is part of the reason Tim and Caitlin thought it would be a perfect place to explore for their engagement session.
Things are always busy at the end of summer for all but especially in the photo industry! Whew summer went by too fast! In New England, it always does. The winter lingers and the summer goes too fast. It's great to get to the beach whenever possible in Rhode Island and usually for me, that means I am with clients. Even better! When Erin and Kevin wanted to hang out at the beach and my favorite fishing spot I was all in! These two had no problem splashing around in the water and taking in the sunset. I am so excited for their wedding next year in 2017.
Babies, babies everywhere! Michelle and Grahame are expecting their little angel this fall. I spent some time in their home listening to their stories of pregnancy, nesting and family. Michelle is taking her time to journal this new adventure and read to her baby. The sweetest thing was watching the two of them in the nursery showing me all her clothes, books, furniture and decorations. Everything had deep meaning to them and a special place in their home.
Big city wedding coming your way this week! Kerri and Nick were married on board the Odyssey Boston. This yacht wedding started off at the Boston Harbor Hotel. They are famous for their arch on Rowes Wharf, a bustling view right on the waterfront. It was here where they had their first look and photos. We walked around the wharf and then onto the yacht for an evening of celebration and sailing!
They told me the story of how as kids, their families would bring them to the Narragansett Town Beach and always set up their beach days at lifeguard chair #5. Ironically, they never met until years later. This childhood memory was shared and so we captured it during their engagement session. How sweet?? You would never guess it, but the beach was slammed when we were there. Swimmers, surfers, families, kids running amuck. I always like to play the game of "street hockey photography" Game on. Game off. This is how I shoot in crowded cities and high traffic tourist areas. It always produces great smiles from everyone :)
Summer time is family time! The White family invited me into their home for a glimpse into all the kiddos and their dog named Chicken (Is there a better name for a small dog?! I don't think so. haha.) We played in the yard and I was shown all the many faces that a four year old can make. Pirate, tongue out, etc. I prefer the Pirate face, followed by listening to the story of Pirates as I laid in the cool grass. What a nice afternoon! Until we meet again little ones.
Oh happy day with these two! At one of my favorite venues, Tyrone Farm, in late July Jeff and Sarah exchanged their vows. This place is pure magic. If you are looking for a warm, rustic and friendly atmosphere for your wedding, this is it!! I seriously get so excited when I see a Tyrone Farm couple come through my inbox!
Jeff and Sarah are the sweetest and most laid back couple. They complement each other and make everyone around them feel at ease. It was so nice to be trusted as an artist to capture their day as it unfolded. Congratulations to this couple! Many years of bliss!
If you know me, you have heard stories of my son Jack. He is the greatest gift I have ever been given. He is my best friend and the reason I get out of bed in the morning. He is the reason I am a warrior. I am a fighter, I never give up. Even when days are hard and I feel weak, he is my reason for pulling myself up and working harder. Jack is just graduating from high school (mindblowing) and will be heading off to boot camp soon to serve in the US Army (mindblowing). My baby is off to be a soldier! I will miss him more than I can ever express but I know he is making his way in the world.
These photos are the last days this summer we had together. Jumping, splashing, swimming in the lake. Being silly and ridiculous. Just us. Messy and covered in lake grasses and mud. Thank you to our dear friend Heidi Finn for capturing these moments.
I have some of the sweetest, most kind and laid back clients around. I love that about all of them!! Shinkyu and Elli are some of the busiest people I know! They are always traveling for work but make time for each other. It was amazing to witness and listen as they spoke of their educations, their careers, their faith, their travels together and what is next on the horizon. So happy to spend the day with them and share in the celebration.
Traveling back home to PA is one of my favorite ways to spend a weekend. My family all lives there and it's so great to visit as much as I can. Just two hours northwest of Philadelphia is a place called Kutztown. It is at Blair Vineyards, in Kutztown, that I met up with Chris and Nancy for their wedding day. I went to high school with Nancy and we have known each other for ages. It is always an honor to photograph someone I know personally and that they trust me to capture bits and pieces of their lives.