Paul and Meghan Wedding | Providence, Rhode Island

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! 

Tim and Caitlin Engagement | Cambridge, Massachusetts

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. 

Kevin and Erin Engagement | Narragansett, Rhode Island

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.

Grahame and Michelle Maternity | Warwick, Rhode Island

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. 

Nick and Kerri Wedding | Boston, Massachusetts

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!

Adam and Abby Engagement | Narragansett, Rhode Island

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 :)

White Family | Westport Massachusetts

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.

Jeff and Sarah Wedding | Pomfret, Connecticut

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!

 

 

Day At The Lake, Me & Jack | Sharon, Massachusetts

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.

Shinkyu and Elli Wedding | Kingston Massachusetts

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.

Chris and Nancy Wedding | Kutztown, Pennsylvania

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.

Shinkyu and Ellie Engagement | Boston, Massachusetts

What a hot afternoon walking around the back bay in Boston! These two had a practice session in New York City a few months ago so they are engagement session pros! The back bay is so fun to explore and where I spent quite a bit of time during grad school. From the Public Garden, to the Charles River, the Common...Boston is oh so charming!

Caleb and Laura Engagement | Boston, Massachusetts

Most couples are so nervous about being photographed. The engagement session is the first time they have ever been photographed professionally. I usually ask when the last time was they were photographed without a smart phone present. The answer is usually their senior portraits in high school. *gasp* There is always a bit of a worry about how they will look, if it will be awkward, etc. My philosophy is to keep an engagement session relaxed and playful. I strive for real emotion and I adore hearing about how their love story began.

Mike and Charlotte Wedding | Bristol, Rhode Island

It's an amazing experience when a family comes from near and far to celebrate a wedding. The music in the air, the food and drink, the excitement, the laughter. It is something to witness and has an electricity all its own. Of course, perhaps that's the reason I have been shooting weddings for the past ten years. I cannot get enough of that feeling.

Charlotte and Mike were married at one of my favorite venues, Mount Hope Farm in Bristol. It's such a quaint venue with a cozy, rustic feel. They were so excited to celebrate and dance and laugh on their wedding day and every minute of that shows.

Tim and Stacie Engagement | Providence, Rhode Island

Here is one of my favorite couples on this planet! Tim and Stacie are truly two of the most amazing people I have ever met. Years ago, I met Stacie on a shoot where she was modeling high end, custom heels. We connected right away and worked with each other over the years on various editorial and styled shoots. Tim has also modeled with Stacie on several shoots and while they have "played" bride and groom, this is the first time they ever posed for their real engagement session. I am always so deeply honored when past models, photographers, designers and friends come to me to photograph their greatest moments in life.

Daniel and Tori Engagement | Brooklyn, New York

I met up with Tori and Daniel in Brooklyn. One moment it was sunny and the next we were running for cover to get away from the downpour. One of the most challenging aspects of an engagement session is the weather and groups of people.

Weather can change quickly on the east coast. While I would typically recommend rescheduling, sometimes the weather changes while shooting and the weather channel was not very, uh, accurate. Luckily, there are cute umbrellas, overhangs, interior nooks, etc.

Urban environments have tons of tourists, especially during the warmer months of the year. It becomes a dance or maybe a game, like street hockey. Game on. Game off. Haha. This is how we play the game in Brooklyn.

Emma and Rhodri Wedding | Freedom, New Hampshire

There is something special about summer love. Maybe it's because it reminds me of movies and the beginnings of great love stories? Maybe it's because it reminds me specifically of the movie Grease when Sandy and Danny find summer love on a beach and break into song?

This sweet couple from the UK found love while they were camp counselors in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Apparently Camp Robin Hood has led to many a summer romance and even weddings! How amazing is it to go back to where your love started, surrounded by the forest and people who adore you? Even more amazing when most of the guests flew from across the Atlantic!

Bruce and Phyllis Wedding | Boston, Massachusetts

Bruce and Phyllis had a small ceremony and gathering of dear friends and family in downtown Boston at The Liberty. The Liberty Hotel has an interesting past and you can see it in the architecture of the rooms and the atrium. It's such a cool place for a celebration or to people watch while having a cocktail. Boston is never lacking in glamour, that is for sure!

Steve and Tilda Wedding | New Haven, Connecticut

I met up with Steve and Tilda in Brooklyn, NY for their engagement session for a fun afternoon of ice cream, sight seeing and a powdered paint war. I knew their wedding would be all kinds of fun! We started off downtown New Haven and ended up at Lighthouse Point Park. It was a beautiful blend of east meets west with both of their cultures colliding.

Jeff and Sarah Engagement | Newport, Rhode Island

Here in New England, we have such amazing landscapes to choose from when planning an engagement session. In Newport, there are beaches, woods, mansions and clapboard houses dating back to the later part of the 17th century!

As soon as I saw this red door in downtown Newport, I knew it needed to be part of Sarah and Jeff's session. Their engagement photos are a great example of what I talk about when I mention "color story" to my couples. Part of the fun of planning a session is putting together a wardrobe and a color story. This creates a visually cohesive collection of work. I love getting emails and texts from brides, excited to show me their outfit choices. This also creates a great energy and buzz about your engagement!