Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Baby Love

What a busy week!

I have done lots of fun shoots this week that I can't wait to share, but I only have time for one tonight.

On Monday I had a really great shoot with an adorable newborn. The weather could not have been more perfect, and little Mr. "J" was so calm and happy. Here are a few of my favorites.

Thanks mom for letting me photograph your family!

Well that's all for tonight, time to get back to editing.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Wanna play tag?

There is this game going around professional photographer’s blogs. You tell eight little known things about you and then name some other photographers. I was not really tagged, but watching this game going around made me want to play. So, I tagged myself ;)

1. When I was in photography school, I was convinced I was going to be a fashion photographer. I planned on being the next Herb Ritts. It was not until I started at a children’s photography studio that I realized that I had a knack for it, and that is what I wanted to do.

2. I love Britney Spears. Granted I think she needs some underwear, mothering classes and a hug, but I still love her. I can’t help it!

3. Until I was sixteen I was scared to death of cats! I was attacked when I was two, so even the cutest little kitten made me nervous. Someone gave me a kitten for my sixteenth birthday and I was terrified. I was not able to sleep the first night because she kept purring and trying to sleep on me. It only took me a week to warm up to her, and almost nine years and another kitten later she is still purring and trying to sleep on me. :)

4. I can drink coffee 24 hours a day.

5. My dad is the coolest dad in the world. Seriously, he is one of my biggest inspirations. I am told we are exactly alike and I take it as the biggest compliment.

6. I am ridiculously superstitious. Sometimes almost to the point of OCD. For example, I have to check my alarm three (count ‘em) three times before I can go to sleep at night or it will not go off in the morning, and I can’t listen to the traffic report in the morning, otherwise I will get stuck in it. OK so my superstitions are not the norm because I have a black cat who crosses my path constantly and that’s OK. Go figure. :)

7. When I was nineteen I moved in with my grandmother and my dad. I cut my work to part time and took her on all her errands and just kept her company when otherwise she would be alone. Until I moved in with her I didn’t know her very well, and I am glad I got the chance. She became like my best friend and living with her and my dad was one of the best things that could have happened to me at that point. I learned a lot about her and my grandfather (who had passed away eight years earlier) and she got to know about me. Her death is the most devastating thing that I have had to deal with. It was five years ago last week. She is still my inspiration and actually the reason for my personal project which will be displayed when I put my new site live next month (more on that later)

8. I am a daredevil when it comes to shooting. If you have ever seen me shoot you know what I mean. Climbing on furniture, up trees, on the edge of a porch even standing on top of a ladder. If there is something that will give me a higher angle that I can climb on, I will, most of the time while holding a reflector with me feet (true story) I actually had to make this statement once: “I will not fall out of this huge tree while holding on with one hand and keeping the reflector straight with my feet so don’t worry, just look happy.” :) I guess that is not so much a little known fact, but I am an open book so I was running out of stuff.

So now I get to tag people:
Meg Belanger: http://www.megbelanger.blogspot.com/
Jay: http://www.imagesofjay.blogspot.com/
Emily: http://www.emilykearnan.blogspot.com/
Paulette and Matt: http://www.saypickles.blogspot.com/
Benjamin: www.benjaminburrows.net/blog

and a last minute add on (sorry I didn't know you had a blog!)
Michelle: http://michellecaucuttphotography.blogspot.com/

And because what would be a good post with out photo’s, Here are some of my god-daughter (who else?) for a project I am working on.

That’s all for now. I have a couple e-sessions this weekend, which I am pretty excited about. I’m sure I will have some fun stuff to post soon!


Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Beauty is everywhere!

A little over a year ago my friend and fellow photographer Lynette was telling me that her three children were at a hard age to photograph. She asked if I would mind trying. Seeing as we knew each other from work I had never actually met them. Of course I agreed, and early on the next Sunday morning I went to her house to find three of the most beautiful children I had ever seen! They were fun and friendly and have become some of my favorite models. This past weekend I had to pleasure of doing their pictures again and we had a blast. Maranda played peek-a-boo with a leaf bigger than her head, Kiah was acting too cool, and Jada hung from a tree. Here are some of my favs:

Thanks for the great morning guys! I look forward to next time!!

After I photographed Lynette’s children, I photographed her friend’s newborn cousin. She is so sweet, and at three weeks old I would say she is a pretty good model!

Lastly, I photographed a model on Tuesday. Hareem and I met at the Boston Public Gardens and had a really great shoot.

Isn’t she stunning?!

Thanks Hareem, hopefully we can work together again!

Well that’s all for now, Faith and I went to Liz and Craig’s wedding on Saturday so I have lots to edit! Here is one that I thought was too fun not to share now:

Check back for some more of those images next week!


Tuesday, October 02, 2007

So behind…

I am so behind on blogging!!! It has been a busy couple of weeks. I have lots of fun things to share.

Faith and I had the pleasure of photographing Casey and Johnny’s wedding at the Quincy Marriott a few weeks ago. It was such an intimate ceremony on the deck just as the sun had fallen below the horizon. Their reception was quite the party to say the least. The music had everyone on their feet the whole time. We really had a great time!

Thanks for letting Faith and I share in your special day!
I also had the pleasure of doing some post wedding bridal shots of Bridget. She is the stunning bride whose wedding Faith and I photographed back in July. Running around Revere Beach with a beautiful woman in a bridal gown was interesting to say the least. :) Everyone made comments and asked questions, mostly wondering if she had really gotten married or if she was just walking around the beach in a wedding gown…
Thanks for the fun afternoon Bridget.

Also, If you area recent bride (that I have photographed or otherwise) and are interested in pictures like this, with or without your husband, after your wedding day, please comment or e-mail me. I really LOVE doing these.

You may also remember these cuties, my goddaughter and her sister. We thought it may be fun to play on the beach at sunset. The only problem is that the town we went to only has permit parking, so we watched the beautiful sun fall below the water from the comfort of my car!! We were able to get to the water to enjoy the red and orange sky, thanks to their mom watching my illegally parked car. :) Oh fun, what I’ll do for a picture.

I have some fun things planned for the next couple days, so there will be more images to share soon.