August 31, 2017

Zain + Romi | The Boston Public Gardens Family Session

Although I haven't had as many weddings in the last few weeks, I've certainly has plenty to fill my time! I spent a few weeks visiting areas of the PNW with my family and met my best friend's new baby! August has been the month of family sessions. It has been really wonderful to reconnect with families I have photographed in the past, catch up with past wedding clients and photograph their growing families.

Bindee, Jay, Zain and Romi live in Toronto, but Boston holds a special place in their hearts. Bindee and Jay moved to Boston, from Toronto, to study at Harvard. Because they consider Boston their home away from home, they try and make it back once a year. I first met the then family of three in 2012 in the Public Garden for a family session. They had just completed their studies at Harvard and were moving back to Toronto. Zain was 15 months and Bindee was pregnant with Romi! I had the pleasure of photographing them at 4 and 2 years old back in 2014, and finally earlier this year at 6 and 5. It is amazing how quickly time passes and how big these two goofy kiddos are today. I had a blast playing with them, and love being able to watch them grow, year after year. I already can't wait for next year!

August 24, 2017

Maya | One Year | Lars Anderson Park

One of my first jobs in photography was at a photo studio that specialized in family portraits. In the five years that I worked there, I gained so much knowledge on how to photograph and pose people, all while making them feel comfortable. As a result, I've been able to find a way to capture a subject's true self. Pairing this skill with my documentary and photojournalism background brings a uniqueness to my style. Because of this, I've had the honor of photographing the children of the brides and grooms I have photographed. I've loved being able to watch my clients' families grow.

One of my favorite couples from the 2014 season, Ashley and Mike, welcomed their daughter Maya on August 22, 2016. A few weeks ago, I met up with Ashley, Mike and baby Maya at Lars Anderson Park in Brookline, MA. A short walk towards the pond brought us to a gorgeous spot in the early morning light. With Ashley's help, Maya cautiously stood up and let go of mom's hand. She stood alone and posed for two whole minutes, only her second time to do so! Maya was such a sweet little model. She sure was quick with her smiles, but I was able to catch plenty of excitement as we explored various paths surrounding the water.

Maya, I am so lucky to have met you! Ashley and Mike, congratulations on your first year of parenthood, and happy first birthday to a beautiful little girl!

August 21, 2017

Rita + Michael | South Boston Engagement

In mid-July I made my way over to South Boston to meet with Rita, Michael and their rambunctious furbaby, Cassie, for their engagement shoot. Since we'd only spoken over the phone, I could not wait to meet them! After warm introductions at their apartment, we headed down to the M Street Beach and Curley Community Center.

No surprise, Cassie was more excited to eat clam shells on the beach than to take part in the engagement session, but with her happy-go-lucky personality we were able to catch her cuteness for more than a few images! After exploring the beach, Rita and Mike walked hand in hand back to their apartment, but not before Cassie slipped out of her collar and made a run for it! Thankfully Rita and Mike acted quickly, and with her leash and collar back in place, she led us home.

Rita and Mike, I really enjoyed learning more about the two of you and your lives together. I am so looking forward to being present at your wedding at Rita's family home in Marion, MA. Right on the water on Labor Day Weekend, it sure will be an evening to remember!