Family Documentary: Boston, MA

I am continually thankful for families who allow me to capture how their life really is. The worn furniture, the mismatched clothes, the toys in the crevices of a well-lived home. It’s beautiful. It’s real.

To me, family isn’t dressing in matching outfits, going to a place you’ve never been and posing on a velvet couch in a field. Nope, a family’s legacy takes root in a home. A messy space meant for living, laughing and loving. I love that a photograph is valuable not only in the subjects it showcases, but the little items in the background that also spark memories.

Decades from now I want my clients to remember the way that old carpet felt on their bare feet or how it felt to chase around the pet through the cramped hallways. In-home sessions fuel my photographic soul.

I can’t thank this family enough for welcoming me into their honest life…

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Video: Body By Design

This small business owner is someone who constantly inspires me and motivates others! Jennifer owns Body By Design, a studio which means so much more than group fitness. Spending time with this tribe, you get a sense that the BBD studio is not just a place of motivation and physical activity, but underlying love, support and transformation.

A profile of the members and owner of this special place…

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Kristin & Chris: Lake Placid Lodge Wedding

Amid a fresh snowfall and the bluest sky you’ve ever seen, a group of incredible people got together for an intimate celebration. Nestled in a quintessential Adirondack lodge, there was something truly magical about this winter wedding. Kristin and Chris are an easygoing, carefree couple. They did not stop smiling for a minute! Best of all, we were able to get the most natural reactions. Everyone was so emotionally invested in the festivities, no one even noticed us!

We should all be so fortunate to live a day like this in our lifetime.

A few favorites from Kristin and Chris’ Lake Placid Lodge celebration…

What a spectacular wedding! To see more photos, check out their slideshow.

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Special thanks to these wonderful folks who assisted in a breathtaking day:

Bride’s Dress: Spybaby Bridal

Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Azazie

Beauty: Kat Oropallo with Katherine Elizabeth Salon

Florals: Trillium Florist

Ceremony: St. Agnes Church

Reception: Lake Placid Lodge

DJ: Joe Leonard (Joe Load) 

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Headshots: Ashtyn

I’ve taken quite a few children’s headshots recently and they reminded me how much fun they can be! Kids have such a range of fun and silliness but there is something about a more serious portrait that really inspires me. That moment of quiet and contentment when they’re really locked into the moment. Ashtyn says so much with her gorgeous eyes.

This little beauty rocked her studio headshot session like an old pro!

 

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Headshots: Oak

To anyone who has ever designed a Save the Date, a celebratory invite or a newborn announcement, you know the drill:

You log onto a website and start designing from featured templates, type in the info, upload a photo, and, bam! Instant artwork! Well, you may not realize that some of those designs were initially hand painted by local artists!

Oak runs Tumbalina, she hand paints lettering and designs for several nationally known printing companies who specialize in this sort of thing. I got to hang out with this talented pro and take a few new headshots! She also mocked up some design samples with my photographs…

Oak actually hand painted this wall mural for Colgate University…

Some of her designs before digitization…

A sample of her work with a senior I photographed awhile back…

She even offers all kinds of templates that can be used for weddings and other events on her Etsy shop!

To top it all off, she even has gorgeous Snapchat Geofilters you can buy for the wedding day! Was pretty pumped I got to hang out with this talented woman!

 

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