This morning I photographed Jackson and Olivia, a favorite set of siblings I photograph yearly.  This time, we headed to a gorgeous park near their home called Elm Bank Park.  There are paths, fields, a horticultural center, and a garden that caters to children called “Weezie Park”.  Jack and Livi ran around the oversized birds nests and sandbox, playing with delight until hunger set it.  Well-fed  and comfortable in their surroundings , I snapped some photos after lunch as their true colors really came out.

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I am proud to announce that I now offer 4 customizable holiday card designs.  In addition to photographing this fall, I figured that it would be fun to whip up a few designs as an great add-on for family portrait packages.  They can be ordered on their own with any existing image you want to use.

The flat cards are 5 x 7″  and feature preppy plaids and stylish chevron patterns.  All pattern colors are customizable.  So is the text you would like to include on the back or inside of your card.  I only charge a flat design fee plus the Miller Pro cost/card printing and shipping.  The best thing is that these cards ship overnight for only $4!

Prices:

$108 for 50,  $156 for 100, and $260 for 200.  Cost includes design, print, and envelopes.  I can also design matching return labels for $45/50.

Contact me for more information!

FYI, the photographs of Dan and me are taken at Fresh Pond in Cambridge, one of my favorite spots.

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#1: Backyard Table Cloth

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#2:  Mint Laurel

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#3 Faded Madras

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#4 Candy-Cane Chevron

Some More Client Designs

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Yesterday I got to photograph a charming high school senior named Christian who has aspirations of becoming an architect.  Some of you probably know how pumped I was that he chose to be photographed at the Institute of Contemporary Art (a venue that holds a lot of meaning for me)!  The modern lines of the museum’s architecture combined with the Boston Harbor and skyline provided the perfect, cool backdrop for a guy portrait session.   During the session, Christian, his mom, and I discussed the rapidly changing Seaport District.  We took a stroll through some of the construction grounds as well as an older section of Fort Point Channel, resulting in a series images that juxtapose Christian in front of  “Old Boston” and “New Boston”.

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Yay!  I just had my first maternity session yesterday with my former Southfield and Nobles classmate, Adrienne.  I hadn’t seen her in years (I won’t say how many) – and it was amazing to witness how much she has “grown”!  Adrienne has always been effervescent and it was refreshing to see nothing has changed.  She and her husband, Jeff, welcomed me warmly into their South End home.

It was a gorgeous afternoon, so we decided to take a walk around the neighborhood, stopping at picturesque James Hayes Park and Union Park.  My goal was to capture Adrienne glowing.  Jeff was supportive the whole time – he even assisted me with the reflector (you can see him holding it in one of the photos like a “man purse”, as he called it).  I also snapped a few of Jeff putting Adrienne’s sandals on for her, which I found both sweet and a good illustration of just how far along Adrienne is in her pregnancy.  In just a few weeks, they will be welcoming a child into this world (they are keeping the gender as a surprise!) – I am so excited for them, and know they are going to make amazing parents!

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Sydney is the daughter of my college tennis coach, Jackie (go Lady Jeffs!). She may be a tow-headed beauty, but I wouldn’t describe her as “lovely”. Nah, Syd has enough spunk to knock you over in less than 5 minutes. This girl is going to grow up to be a musician, actress, artist, or most likely, all three (if MTV is still alive, she’ll be on it – think Jenna McCarthy making fun of every person who crossed her path on Singled Out). And I know she will kick some booty on the tennis courts too – including mine.

For our shoot, she struck poses on a field in Hadley and then climbed orchard trees near Atkins Farm. There was a live possum in one of the trees that Sydney tried to make her pet. Eventually we made our way back home to her real pet chihuahuas (told you she’s Hollywood bound!). This turned out to be a crazy fun shoot, and as always with Jackie, a work out!

 

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