Resurfacing and #Instagram Round-up: April 2015

Have you ever had a month kick your ass completely? In a good way? That was April for me. I was wrapping up both my Boston Marathon project for this year as well as a part-time job I've had for almost three years at Jim Scherer's studio in Dorchester, I had a whole bunch of photo shoots, and then at the very end of April I got married. Whew! I have spent last week up through today coming up for air and it feels pretty great to navigate this new chapter in my life.
The marathon was freezing and rainy but also exhilarating as ever. I watched it with my friend Mary at the Heartbreak Hill Running Company which was taken over by Nike for the day for a huge spectating block party. I spent the rest of the month photographing some pretty amazing clients including the Boston Cannons Dance Team (who all fit in my studio at once!). The wedding went off without a hitch and we had a total blast, despite our massive amounts of anxiety leading up to the weekend.

And then - hooray - it was May. Now I can breathe again, freelancing full-time, and I'm looking forward to shooting even more, especially outside since the weather has taken a turn for the better! Hope your spring is treating you well too and you're getting some time in the sun. :)

A Little Bit of Wedded Bliss

This summer, I assisted my friend Julie of Julie Sterling Photography as second shooter at two weddings. Both were special in their own ways (one involved a last minute venue AND caterer cancellation, you can read all about that here) and working with Julie was delightful since she is nice, talented, hardworking, and our styles seem to compliment each other. Here are a few of mine from the two days-

Want to see more? Check out Julie's blog!

Andrea & Noah's Wedding in Atlanta, GA

Yes, that rainbow was real!

Last fall, Andrea asked me if I'd be the photographer for her wedding to Noah in June 2011. I knew Andy from my Nantucket days when she would visit our mutual friend, Mairi, who was also living out there at the time. I thought for her to ask me was a big leap of faith on her part, I hadn't even started my program at CDIA yet, but I happily accepted and flew down to Atlanta at the end of June to document their special day-

I love this shot of the patio outside of their reception; it's so simple and festive-

At the end, the guests sent the couple off through a tunnel of sparklers. I had never seen this done before, it was so cool-Thanks again to Andy and Noah for letting me be a part of your day!

The Details
Location: Decatur, GA
Caterer and Event Planner: Miller-Arnau Designs
Flowers: Chandler Park Flowers
Hair/Make-up: Amy Spaulding at Douglas & Co.
DJ: DJ Grizzly (aka John Gowen)
Church: Church of the Epiphany
Reception: The Solarium

Wedding Photography II

I was all set to head out on a dog walk this morning when I looked out the window to what appeared to be a monsoon. Dog will have to wait, so I figured I'd post some new photos instead! Last week we were doing engagements sessions and we were lucky enough to start the day off at the Boston Public Library in Copley Square which was a gorgeous place to shoot!

We even managed to make a dingy alley a romantic setting-

Ok the rain seems to have stopped so I'd better take out the poor dog. Have a great weekend!

Back from the West!

Wow, I have been a pretty bad blogger lately! With good reason though- I just got back from a week in California. We did a few days in San Luis Obispo for my cousin's wedding, then drove down to LA to stay with more cousins. It was a blast! I don't think any of us were ready to leave but we missed the dog too much so we had to come back.

Here are some shots I got of the wedding which was on a beautiful ranch in SLO:

It started out a little stormy but then the clouds parted...

...just in time for the bride to walk down the rose petal aisle.


Handmade napkin rings and blankets on each chair in case the guests got chilly.

Mason jars of white sangria and the place settings.

So many little details... it was a perfect combination of rustic yet elegant. Loved it!

More pics from CA to follow.

Wedding Shoot: The Details

Wildflower centerpieces

Here are more photos from the wedding I shot this past weekend. Naomi and Andy worked so hard to pull everything together, down to the very last detail, so I thought in addition to the couple pics and the family pics there should be some of the little things since they played a part too!

The rings, of course

Champagne toast

Custom M&Ms! Love these!

Andy is a beer maker and had his own brew on hand at the reception along with these awesome pint glass party favors.

Naomi made the sangria.

Dessert! Vanilla and chocolate cupcakes plus a large variety of Chilmark Chocolates (a Martha's Vineyard favorite of Naomi's).

Wedding Shoot: Naomi and Andy

This weekend I had the honor of photographing my good friend since childhood, Naomi, and her fiance (now husband! eee!) Andy's wedding in Maine. I'd never shot a wedding before but they asked me last year if I would and I said heck yeah! It turned out to be a blast of a wedding and a pleasure to shoot, I can't wait to show them the photos. Tomorrow they will be on their way to Italy for their honeymoon so that will have to wait but I'll be posting some of my favorites here in the meantime.

I'll start with some of the couple that I particularly liked:

Pre-wedding, contemplating the pocket square. He went with it.

Post-wedding: the happy bride, homemade sangria, and a ring shot all in one.


And finally- cupcakes!

Congratulations Naomi and Andy :)