Morgan + Nick engaged

We all know who the real star of a shoot is when a dog comes along. I’m kidding (mostly!).

Morgan and Nick, accompanied by their sweet pup, made for great partners during their engagement shoot a few weeks back. With a brilliant setting sun amongst the startling blue sky, we were able to capture their engagement photos while exploring an awesome park in Brookline. Despite the chill, the lovely couple was able to keep each other warm with their constant embraces. What stood out most to me during the shoot with Nick and Morgan was how comfortable they were with each other. It made for a lovely shoot, just capturing exactly who they are.

Congratulations on your engagement and I’m excited for next year’s wedding!

 
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Dakota + Kyle

I’ve always wondered what it would be like to photograph a wedding in a castle and for my last wedding of the season that pretty much happened. Set in the hills of Bradford, Pennsylvania this beautiful old clubhouse had such a magical feel. With the surrounding woods beginning to turn autumn colors, Dakota and Kyle were beginning the rest of their lives together with quite the party. From the decorations to the festive family, this day was one for the books.

Being my last wedding for 2018, I want to thank all the couples that allowed me to share in their special day. Each evening, after a full day of wedding activities, I can’t help but feel so grateful for how much trust and creative freedom was given to me by these amazing couples. Our packed days of collaboration are some of my most favorite and I love what we have created together.

Congratulation you two! Thanks for making the wedding season a blast. I’m looking forward to next year!

 
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Erika + Matt engaged

A quick photography tip—sometimes it’s really hard to get people to laugh. I always ask for a fake laugh to warm everyone up. The silliness of pretending always quickly turns into real authentic laughter. Erika and Matt are pros at laughter, which was only pretend the first moment, and quickly turned into authentic smiles. 

With wedding season over I took this engagement session as an opportunity be more expressive with the portraits. Each fall I try to examine my work from the summer and make the images even better. I really enjoy staging shots, but being in the moment often requires a lighter touch, which is not always very practical on structured wedding days. 

Walking up and down the Charles River Esplanade on a surprisingly sunny autumn afternoon provided an excellent opportunity to just go with my creative inklings. I often just let Erika and Matt be and simply recorded their interactions and emotions. Many thanks to you both for making the shoot a creative adventure!

 
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Portugal

I can’t think of any other way to describe Portugal than colorful. From the red tiled roofs to the green blue ocean water, each hue was brilliant and a sight to behold. Our ten day journey took us from the north coast in Porto all the way to southern Algarve region and sights in-between.

Each destination in Portugal provided a different cultural and visual experience. Striking landscapes, exciting architecture, delicious food and many laughs made for an incredibly memorable trip. The bright sun and clear blue skies hung over us during each adventure.

These are memories made to last. Here are some of my favorite digital and film images.

 

Porto

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Douro Valley

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Algarve

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Lisbon

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Vennesa + Ismail

A quick photography insider tip - sometimes it’s hard to get subjects to laugh. I always ask for a fake laugh to warm everyone up. The silliness of pretending always quickly turns into real authentic laughter.  

But that wasn’t the case with Vennesa and Ismail. They were all smiles and laughs from the very beginning. When asked who was funnier they immediately acknowledged the other. As we celebrated made some images to celebrate their one-year anniversary, the love they shared was so evident.

We spent a joyful late summer evening at the Crane Estate in Ipswich. It was slightly warmer than expected and the clear skies lead to a stunning golden hour. Surrounded by such beauty, Vennesa and Ismail stood out even more.

It was such a pleasure making beautiful images and celebrating Vennesa and Ismael’s relationship.

 
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