Medeiros Family // Halibut State Park, MA

This is the fourth time I've worked with the Medeiros Family and honestly one of my favorites. They are the cutest family - with three amazing little girls who are just full of life and such a blast to photograph. 

This time we went to Halibut State Park in Gloucester, MA. It is an old quarry located right off the ocean - so you get some amazing views. We started at the quarry, then trekked down to the rocky shoreline where the girls were able to explore and enjoy the ending days of summer. 

I think my favorite part of this session was the way the girls just acted to natural. Sometimes just stepping back, while the girls be girls is just the best way to capture some real shots. 

I hope you enjoyed this shoot. It certainly will go down in the books as one of my favs!

 

<3 

 

Emma // Senior Styled Session, Wakefield MA

I've had an idea for a styled senior session for a while now, and this summer I made it happen. With the help of a few wonderful vendors and a beautiful model it all came together. My inspiration was 'vintage boho' and I think for the most part we nailed it. 

Emma - a Wakefield High School student who is just as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside. Her mom contacted me after I reached out to the Wakefield community for a volunteer model. While Emma isn't quite a senior, I really felt she would be a great model. Not to mention she has a personal interest in modeling, which is perfect!

Hair & Makeup by Christina Marini at Hair Candy - Christina nailed it with hair and makeup. I basically said "I'm going for vintage bo-ho" and she took that and ran with it. With loose curls and just the right amount of pop to her make-up Emma looked stunning. 

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J'Adore Boutique - This upscale consignment shop provided two of the looks for this session. Michele, the owner is amazing. She was very excited to be involved in my little shoot and offered to provide some outfits and styling for Emma. After having Emma try on a few things we decided on the white dress to go along with the turquoise bike I already had, and the blue lace dress as a softer look that would complement Emma's skin tones beautifully. 

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The Sweetbay Shop - I've worked with The Sweetbay Shop before and was hoping they wanted to be involved this time around. Lucky for me Liz was very excited to help out and provided a gorgeous floral crown. I wanted something simple and Liz suggested going with some greens and pop of white. It turned out amazing and worked great for the shoot. 

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Bertone Girls // Old Silver Beach - Falmouth MA

This is my 4th year photographing the Bertone girls! Each year we go to the beach and capture them in their newest white dresses for some fun in the sun! This year we went to Old Silver Beach in Falmouth. The weather was perfect and the water was actually pretty warm (for New England standards). However, the beach was PACKED. Even at 4PM it was super busy. So I was careful in selecting a spot that would carve out a space of our own. I think it worked out pretty well!

If you don't know already, my favorite way to shoot is candidly. The Bertone girls nailed it for me. They love the beach - although I think their mom worries through the whole session about the undertow (which I can't necessarily blame her). So we keep a watchful eye, but just let them do them! 

It has been amazing watching them grow the past 4 years! They are becoming such amazing little humans :) 

Enjoy friends!

Spencer + Joe // Boston Engagement Session

Who doesn't love vintage bicycles, balloon, carousels, baby dachshunds, and a beautiful couple so happy in love?

Let me just say I'm obsessed with these two! Literally cannot wait to shoot their wedding next year! Spencer and I talked a lot about the engagement session and did a good amount of upfront planning. She showed me some photos for inspiration and told me some ideas on what she wanted...and I came up with a few great spots for them.

The Boston Common Frog Pond Carousel was the first stop, followed by the Paramount Theater, topped off with Post Office Square Park. The carousel worked out perfectly. I had scouted it out weeks prior to the date and was worried that there would be too many people around or that they would close it up (so you couldn't see the horses) after hours. But our plan to start at 6PM to catch the golden hour worked out perfectly as that is the time the carousel closed and NO ONE was on it!

Given their vintage inspiration, I recommended taking some photos in front of the Paramount Theater sign. We literally stood in the middle of the road (don't worry, my trusty husband assistant was there to warn us of oncoming traffic) and got some amazing shots. 

Lastly, the HIGHLIGHT of the evening was when we met her sister who brought their fubabies to join in the shoot. And these aren't just any furbabies - DOXIE furbabies. You all know I'm obsessed with DOXIES (I have one of my own) so I was gushing with happiness. We headed over to Post Office Square Park where I was able to capture the 4 of them in perfect family bliss. Sophia and Harley were amazing. I wanted to squeeze them right up! I also brought with me a vintage bicycle (yup, bought it just for shoots like this!) and it went so well with the whole feel of their shoot. I'm super happy they let me use it!

So cheers to Spencer and Joe - this session by far is one of my favorites. You two are amazing and did such a great job! I cannot wait to celebrate with you two in less than a year from now. Please tell Sophia and Harley hello from me and George! We loved them!

Sheila + Patrick // Hingham MA Wedding

I had met Sheila and Patrick a week prior to the wedding to photograph a small ceremony at the hospital so her father (who had been battling congestive heart failure) could be part of their wedding. It was a very intimate and loving ceremony which I was honored to be a part of. He passed two days after the hospital ceremony. You can view that post here

To be honest, it was hard to see them again a week later at their scheduled venue, but I was happy to be part of another day filled with love and family support. While I my heart was heavy, I did my best to ensure they had a wonderful, memorable experience. This time, the ceremony & reception was held at the Scarlett Oak Tavern in Hingham, MA. Again it was very intimate with closest friends and family present. After a simple and sweet ceremony, we went outside to take some family and bride/groom portraits.

Sheila was absolutely stunning, and Patrick looked amazing in his uniform. While my time with them was one of the most challenging from an emotional standpoint, I feel so lucky to be able to capture some of these amazing moments and memories for them. As I mentioned in my previous post, it really reminds me how important my job as a photographer is, but makes me love it that much more. 

Cheers to Sheila and Patrick. I wish you all the best in the future <3