Labor Day Weekend is here – and with it is my annual vacation!  The end of summer is always bittersweet, and I try to savor it as much as possible.  I will be back working my tail off for the fall season starting September 8th, so please be patient until that week.  Also, please note I am almost completely booked through the end of October, so if you are looking for a session before the holidays you should contact me soon.

Here are a few favorite Instagrams I have shot so far (you can follow me here, I’m fairly addicted when I have free time).  Cheers, and enjoy this holiday weekend!

These are portraits of my lovely summer intern, Christine.  She has helped me so much this season, and I am only now posting these images we did back together in early June (it’s been a BUSY summer!).

Christine came in for one of her first days of work with no idea that I wanted to go out and explore Rock Meadow in Belmont and use her as a muse.  She had no make up on, her hair was un-brushed, and she hadn’t planned a special outfit.  But I dug how she was sporting combat boots and an olive bomber jacket.  And it helps that she is naturally stunning! (Note to seniors : your don’t need a ton of make up – keep it natural and fresh so your youthful glow will shine through).

I wanted to experiment with a soft yet edgy, editorial look, so these images play with filters more than normal.  I also broke out my Lensbaby which is a plastic lens with bellows, creating the images with warped focus.  Rock Meadow has pretty meadows but also has an abandoned, graffiti-painted shed that was perfect for some more edgy shots to complement Chrisitine’s outfit and cool gaze.  It is a perfect location for clients who want a little bit of prettiness and a little bit of grit!

So excited to share these photos of sisters Keara and Brianna!  Their mom Tricia put her faith in me when I was starting up my official business 2 years ago to capture older sister Brianna’s senior portraits.  Now that Keara is entering her senior year, she contacted me again and told me K wanted beach photos.  So I of course encouraged them to come up to my beach home in Rockport and walk on over to Long Beach to get some gorgeous golden hour shots.  I especially love the ones of the two of them dancing atop the rocks – both the silhouette and lit up ones -as well as the ones of them pestering each other and laughing together as sisters do.

Remember this cool, creative couple from a springtime downtown Boston engagement session?  Well, they are now newlyweds, and I was honored to photograph their intimate yet stylish wedding at XV Beacon, a small luxury hotel in Boston’s Beacon Hill earlier this summer.  Take a look below to see images from their beautiful and special wedding day.