Jennifer and Charlie threw the most amazing seaside backyard wedding at Jennifer’s childhood home in Manchester-by-the-sea this past summer. These two mean business! They are both in the photography and art fields at their home in San Francisco, so to say the pressure was on would be an understatement. I so appreciated working with these two! They loved that I shot film, and being able to geek out with people about art brought me back to the time I spent in art school. They paid such attention to detail, even hand making their programs and menus on a Risograph machine which, if you know what that is, is SO kickass! Jennifer also wore her mother’s dress which was originally made by her aunt. I’m not even going to try to describe it here, just wait. They ended the night with a surprise fireworks shot put on by their friends. None of us were prepared for it in the most magical way possible. What a way to throw a party!
Finally blogging some of my 2017 weddings, starting with Liz and Pete’s backyard celebration at Liz’s childhood home turned wedding venue Greylock Valley Estate! Liz and I clicked from the moment we chatted over the phone. She described her wedding day vision to me which was not only personal but extremely creative and full of passion. Bathtub bar? Check. Antique wooden ceremony chairs? Check. A house full of persian rugs and vintage wallpaper? Check! I spent my entire day fan-girling over the oasis Liz, Pete and her family have created over the years at this gorgeous home nestled in the Berkshires.
Liz and Pete had such a natural chemistry and Liz was so excited about taking photos around her childhood property. The excitement was absolutely contagious! I couldn’t wait to explore with them and learn more about the land and Liz growing up there. I feel so privileged to have been a part of this special day and I can’t wait to see all of the gorgeous future weddings that grace this new venue!
Hey guys, it’s been a while since I have posted anything on here! I swear I haven’t been slacking in general, just in the blogging department ;). I am finally posting Matt and Christen’s World’s End engagement session that we shot in early summer! We all adventured out to Hingham to visit this gem of a location. This place is perfect combination of ocean and land and we had such a blast walking around this expansive location to shoot. Their big day is quickly approaching (although hopefully not too quickly, November take your time) and I can’t wait to see what they have planned!
I have been working with Michelle of Uncommon Feasts off and on for the past few months to assist her in some marketing materials. She recently approached me about working with the seriously talented Catrine Kelty to style and photograph some of her specialties. Needless to say I jumped on the opportunity! I photographed Michelle’s process and then waited for Catrine to work her styling magic. Side note: styling is such an art form! Never underestimate the necessity to have a stylist on your team, whether you are planning a shoot or planning your wedding! Their eye for detail is priceless.
So happy with how these turned out!
So excited to finally share these on the blog! Jennie and I got together about a month ago with the help of my killer florist friends Moonstone and Moss, right as the leaves were finally starting to show signs of spring. We headed over to World’s End (my favorite place of all time) and found these lovely little trees in bloom! We then headed over to Nantasket Beach and ran around like crazy people wrapped in ivy until the sun set. I love fun shoots like this with friends and I hope to do many more of them this summer!
I am finally getting around to blogging a set from the Jake Anderson Workshop I attended in the Catskills this past January at the lovely Foxfire Mountain house. Nestled deep in the mountains of New York, we spent a weekend learning, shooting, eating and drinking. I met some of the kindest individuals from across the country (and outside of the country! Hello Pam from Canada!) who were willing to answer questions just as frequently as they asked them. We dove into the world of branding, marketing, and general logistics for shooting film. My favorite par, of course, was participating in some beautifully styled shoots.
It was probably 20 degrees outside for this shoot. Thankfully these two were so madly in love, you couldn’t really tell! Meanwhile everyone in the group was bundled from head to toe in winter gear. Felt a little bad about that one…
Workshop Jake Anderson Workshop
Stylist Lacey Geary
Florist Kelly Lenard
Paper Goods Plume Calligraphy
Silk Frou Frou Chic
Engraving Paper Birch Designs
Venue Foxfire Mountain House
Film Lab Photovision
Dress Dreamers and Lovers
I recently had the privilege of photographing a Truevine Studio floral workshop at SPACE Boston! Kaylyn and her team set up a beautifully designed workshop for all the attendees, which included delicious sweets by Mayflour Confections and Nectar and Green. Kaylyn was an open book during this workshop, sharing a plethora of knowledge about how to craft bouquets and take care of flowers long term. I tried to pay attention to her tips and tricks in between shooting, since I don’t have much of a green thumb myself! If anyone is interested in learning the in’s-and-out’s of floral design in Boston, check out Truevine’s website for more workshop dates!
I recently had the pleasure of photographing Michelle, the chef behind Uncommon Feasts, in her home in Boston! I love collaborating with local vendors around Boston in the off season, and Michelle was no exception. She specializes in high-class rustic, French cuisine, and was in need of some photographs that depict her getting down and dirty in the kitchen.One of my goals for 2017 is to have more movement in my photos, and I’d say I am off to a pretty good start, no? Look at all that chopping and juicing! Can’t wait to shoot with Michelle again on a top secret dinner party she is whipping together. Shh… more details soon 😉
I am slowly but surely blogging my way through some of my 2016 weddings, and next in line is Leah and Jake’s camp wedding in the great state of Maine! Leah and Jake hosted their friends and family at Camp Jordan for their wedding weekend. It was a relaxed but beautiful wedding day full of laugher, games, and lots of music. Surrounded by their loved ones, Leah and Jake said I do under a beautiful archway in the woods with the lake and mountains setting the scene behind them. It was intimate and super romantic! Their reception took place inside the dining hall of the camp, featuring mouth watering BBQ and some seriously talented family members on guitars and banjos. Maine, you are basically the perfect state and I can’t wait to see more of you this summer!
Dress: Badgley Mischka dress from Bhldn
Shoes: Diane von Furstenberg
Groom’s Suit: Tommy Hilfiger
Shoes: Cole Haan
Florist: Pollen Path
Caterer: Salvage BBQ, MacLeod’s Restaurant
Cake: Silly’s Restaurant and homemade
This past November I embarked on a week long road trip with my good friend Lili to help her move out to Colorado, and I set up a shoot at the Paint Mines outside of Colorado Springs with Toni and Anthony! There is truly nothing like photographing people in a new landscape. New England, you are beautiful and all, but I want to travel new places with and explore with new people (if I made a New Year’s resolution list, this would have been on it).
Toni and Anthony were so gracious to meet me in the middle of nowhere at the most amazingly colorful display of nature I have seen in a long time! When scouring Instagram for inspiring places to shoot in Colorado, I stumbled upon this hidden gem. We got absolutely covered in chalk dust, but meeting these two, who coincidentally were on their way out of Colorado to move to California, was definitely worth it. Hopefully our paths cross again!