Saturday, July 31, 2010

Becky & Piseth got hitched! ~ MA Wedding Photographer

Before I head off to Maine for a mini vacation with my boys, I had to upload a sneak peek of the wedding from Friday night! Ceremony in a gorgeous church, a beautiful couple with amazing friends and a couple tearjerker speeches made this such a great wedding to photograph. Thank you, Becky and Piseth, for welcoming me into your lives and having me as your wedding photographer - it was an honor!

Don't like having photos taken.... psssh. You're too good looking for modesty :)

Congratulations to the lovely couple!

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Friday, July 23, 2010

Victorian Nouveau ~ MA Fashion & Wedding Photographer

These photos have been burning a hole in my "pocket" - aka hard drive - as I've been dying to show everyone! A few weeks ago, I had the immense pleasure of working with a full team of super talented people on a mock wedding editorial. This being the first one of its kind for me to plan and execute, it was most definitely a learning experience! A designer was going to supply us with dresses and didn't, we originally were going to have a "groom" but he bowed out, dates got mixed up, intense thunderstorms were scheduled on the shoot date, etc etc! It was an exercise in patience, teamwork and remaining positive in order to see a concept come to life. All I can say to my team is, "Thank You! So much!" - I wouldn't have been able to do this without all of your hard work and creative problem solving skills. In the end, art prevailed!

For the concept itself, we went with a "Victorian Nouveau" feel - a tribute to the era gone by with a distinctly modern twist. Hair and makeup looks by Jeni Teran, and assisted by Matt Brennan, were inspired by vintage looks from the late 1930's- early 1950's. Jeni wanted to keep the looks with a realistic vintage feel, but with a bit of a modern edge. The hairstyles were kept soft and elegant, and the makeup paid homage to another era with beautiful skin and a bright pop of color on the lips. The jewelry by Jen Parrish of Parrish Relics was inspired by Victorian elegance, a touch of Medieval symbolism, and the romance of Venice. Jewel toned Stained Glass is the centerpiece of these handcrafted necklaces, also giving a modern edge to vintage style. We mix and matched vintage pieces of clothing with corsets to create our wedding looks (Thanks for your help, Kim!). Last but not least, Gale Barton of Sweetferns designed a beautiful bouquet with white flowers, feathers and an antique metal piece as the perfect accent.

The location added the perfect ambiance as it's a retired train station with lovely nooks and unique design elements (hello, lion face carved into an armrest!). So without further ado, I'd like to share the images from the very first wedding editorial we put together! Hope you enjoy...

Thanks to our breathtaking models Stephanie, Claudia and Mara, respectively

So proud of this shoot and my magnificent team!

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Monday, July 12, 2010

Maternity Session ~ Plymouth MA Maternity Photography

Hello all and I hope you're enjoying the hot, humid New England summer as much as I am! That said with only a TINY bit of sarcasm as I am enjoying it when it's not over 80 degrees. ;) I've been a very busy bee this month so far and have fallen a bit behind on my blogging. Please forgive me and allow me to make it up to you!

I'll start with this super cute maternity session I photographed in Plymouth MA - downtown and by the beach. It was a scorcher of a day (go figure!) and Jess was the best sport lugging her baby belly all around town. She literally did anything within her power to humor my spontaneous posing ideas and locations. Thank goodness her super funny gentleman, Mark, was there to help keep spirits up and smiles cracking. :)

They schooled me on some new Indian food that I actually LOVED! Chicken Satay and other items that I had never tried (and subsequently forget the names of) were SO good. I washed it down with an Indian iced tea (the orange kind) and enjoyed the company of my friends/subjects for the day. Every time I see them (which is not often enough), I have such a good time and feel blessed to have so many good friends, near and far.

That being said.... on to the photos! Here is a collage of some of my favorite images from their session.

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A fun slideshow featuring all the images from their session!

Little baby *M* is going to be so well taken care of and loved by these 2 amazing people! I can't wait to meet her and see her in those cowgirl boots. :)