Monday, November 10, 2008

NEW BLOGSITE! (not this one)

Hey everyone. I have a new website/blog. Here it is:

Check it out and tell me what you think (over there). I won't be posting or checking this blog anymore.


Thursday, October 16, 2008

Diana and Anthony Engagement

This was one of my favorite engagement sessions of all time. Diana and Anthony are a magical combination of beauty, humor, passion, and fearlessness. So they had no problem climbing fire escapes, getting kicked out of ballrooms, playing in fountains, etc.
After they were soaking wet from the fountain and we were walking home I thought the day was done. But we just kept passing cool little pockets of light and I ended up with some of my favorite shots of the day at the very end of the day. It was so hard to make a short engagement album. I love so many of these images. And it was a blast reliving this little adventure.

HERE'S the engagement album I made for them.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Christina & Ryan Trash the Dress

I learned a few lessons from this Trash the Dress session with the amazing Christina and Ryan. Evidently, those fire escape ladders are sometimes wired to a fire alarm. One of the above images is of Christina and Ryan looking over as about five guys with walkie talkies are explaining to me that it is not OK to pull down a fire escape ladder and have your clients climb up three stories for a cool picture. But it was going to be such a cool picture.

I also learned to my amazement that a beautiful woman in a wedding dress does not automatically get everything she wants. We tried to go aboard a ship named "The Christina". I wanted an image of Christina standing under her name on this yacht that was probably seventy feet long. The captain told a guy with a walkie talkie to tell Christina "No, with a capital 'N'". I wanted to know if the "o" was lower case but the guy didn't ask the captain. We were not getting lucky with walkie talkies today. To be fair, the captain didn't actually set eyes on Christina. Otherwise, he would have let her aboard, right?

Friday, October 10, 2008

Erin and Brian Wedding

It rained and rained and rained all over the perfectly set up chairs on the lawn at the Butternut Farm Golf Club in Stow, MA. So instead of watching them get married on the lawn, Erin and Brian's friends and family crowded under the porch eves and it turned into one of the most beautiful and intimate wedding's I've ever seen. The rain made everyone really be a close part of their moment.

Once the rain stopped we walked out to the perfectly set up chairs and took some pictures so as not to waste all the labor that went into setting up the chairs...

HERE'S Erin and Brian's album that I made for them.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Melisa and Michael Engagement, Wedding, and Trash the Dress!

This wonderful couple represents a lot of firsts for us. It's the first Trash the Dress session we've ever done. For those unfamiliar, a Trash the Dress (TTD) is where, after the wedding, the bride and groom get dressed up in their wedding finery and meet us in a place that would be unlikely for a newlywed couple to be to get some cool images. Sometimes it's rolling around in the ocean. Sometimes it's playing in the mud in a swamp. In this case, it was the carnival! We followed Melisa and Michael as they went on the rides, got cotton candy, threw balls at bottles, rang bells with hammers, made out in the ticket booth, etc. all the while being stared at by the people at the fair. Strangers kept asking us if they were really married, and if they could take a picture with their cell phones! It was such a blast.

It was also the first wedding album I've made where I incorporated text into the design. Melisa and Michael wanted their vows and some cool quotes interspersed. I usually include a photograph of the vows but have never actually used text in the design. I'm very happy with it and plan to do more of this in the future.

This is also the first time we've done multiple sessions in one album. Melisa and Michael wanted the engagement session, wedding, and TTD to be one story.

We had so much fun with Melisa and Michael... we're trying to invent new ways to photograph them. I want to go the carnival every couple of weeks or so :)

HERE'S a link to the album I made them.