Archive for August, 2008

Natalie | CT portraits by request

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

Newport wedding photographer mergeweddings.com

I finally had a chance to go through the images from my session at Elizabeth Park in West Hartford CT with sweet Natalie – and please note that it is an incredible park [reference]. I’ve said it before but I need to say it again: I love that Marilee and Nathaniel combined their names to come up with their daughter’s name.

I photographed their Newport RI wedding two years ago. I was delighted when M&N contacted me when they had Natalie. They wanted to take me up on the complimentary newborn session I offer to all of my wedding clients… except, due to scheduling issues on both sides, Natalie was practically walking by the time we got together in early August!

CT wedding photographer mergeweddings.com

[ my favorites here and the rest here ]

charm and adventure

Wednesday, August 20th, 2008

We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open. 

Jawaharlal Nehru

Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.

Maya Angelou

seen in other places…

Tuesday, August 12th, 2008

I made it to the UK and have had two cups of proper tea today in order to adjust to the time difference. There are lots of things about this place that I love already!

But for now I wanted to leave you with two links.

1. Awhile back, Tiffany gave the juxtaposition sessions some great press by blogging about her session over at weddingbee. More to come soon. [link] I love press on this project! I really want a gallery show in November or January.

2. Last week I did a workshop with groundbreaking Las Vegas based photographer John Michael Cooper of Alt-F. Let’s just say he’s the guy who invented the idea of ‘trash the dress’ or what has morphed into my fearless bridals — as in, not limiting the dress to sit in a box forever without being properly commemorated. At the end of the workshop, we watched him do an art bridal shoot…. recreating [in the rain] the image of little red riding hood (look carefully in the right side foreground for the wolf, which was actually his dog). We then watched as he made a composite of about 10 images to bring his final product to life. Intense and stunning. And too much work for me! Also of great note is my backside prominently featured as I was photographing jmc doing the zipline swing halfway through the video at the bottom. [ link to blog post ]

The G Family | Portraits by Request

Monday, August 4th, 2008

Boston wedding photography

Boston wedding photography

I wanted to share some photos from a recent family session I did with the G family in Wisconsin. I only do family stuff by special commission — I have found that expectations from a family session vary wildly but usually end up centering upon finding the perfect, smiley ‘Christmas card shot.’ And that’s not really me – I do creative lifestyle portraiture, a day in the life of you, and intimate glimpses into the real deal. So when little Drew was checking out the light fixture in fascination while mom and dad snuggle… that’s what I love.

Boston portrait photographer
Boston boudoir photographer
Wisconsin family photographer

[ for an afternoon of imperfect, perfect portraits, go here ]