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Surprise Engagement Session – Gloucester, MA

A few weeks back I was contacted by Chris, from Pennsylvania, to help him with a surprise for his girlfriend, Kathleen.  He wanted to propose and capture it all in pictures.  I was totally hooked on the idea.  I recommended Wingaersheek Beach in Gloucester, MA due to it’s fantastic sunsets, the cascading boulders, and the bright beach grass.   We kept in touch up until the big day via email and texts.  Terrified that I was going to ruin the surprise, I kept saying things like “safe to talk” and then realized that could be completely misconstrued if happened upon by, say, Kathleen:)
The official plan was that I was to be photographing kids on the beach and he was going to walk by and say “cute kids”.    I convinced a group of moms and kids to play along, but once those kiddos took to the rocks it got a little crazy.   Picture me screaming “okay kids get together!” and “closer!” and “everyone scream HAPPY SUMMER”…
Chris and Kathleen then walked by and he uttered the code words: cute kids.  Hoping to make him laugh a little bit I said, “I know.. but they are making me crazy on these rocks!  They didn’t sign the insurance waiver!”  I kept shooting the mini-mob scene and out of the corner of my eye I see Chris throw a blanket down and get down on one knee. It happened SO SO ridiculously fast.  Kathleen was stunned!  The look on her face was priceless. After the proposal I went over and gave her a hug and she was speechless. She had no idea who I was and no idea why I was hugging her.
We then filled her in on the entire plan…
These were true engagement photos.  After they had a glass of champagne, we set off to do some great sunset photos of them.  Congratulations you two – thanks for a really fun experience.  I loved being a part of it!

 

Parker Family – 1st Birthday, Boston Family Shoot

Meet the Parker Family.  They moved here from California (say WHAT!?!?) and this is their sweet little Dawson.  Having moved recently, they were really keen on a Boston photo shoot and I do love the North End!  They brought a smash cake, but Dawson was too sweet to dive in (like most little 1 year olds!).  It was probably the most civilized cake smash I’ve witnessed.  Just so sweet.  And I think we managed to get some really lovely full family pictures.  This is one picturesque family.  So nice to meet the Parkers!

 

Kay N Ro - August 19, 2015 - 8:27 pm

Such a beautiful family!

Jill Jackson Bohnert - August 20, 2015 - 1:27 am

Beautiful pictures

Jeannette Adkins - August 20, 2015 - 2:15 am

One beautiful family and precious one year old! Great shots!

Rea Love - August 20, 2015 - 3:20 am

Beautiful family !

Bridget and Michael – Engagement Session, Old North Bridge, Concord, MA

He’s shy. She’s sweet.  He’s from Maine.  She’s from Massachusetts.  They have a dog named Rowdy.  And they’re SUCH a lovely family.  They were hoping to get some photos of Rowdy with them as ‘they don’t really have many’.  I LOVE dogs, but on a photo shoot – it’s hit or miss.  BUT not Rowdy!  Everytime I went to set up a shot – he was right there, ready with a smile!   They were really such a joy to shoot.  They’re getting married at the Codman Estate and with this summer providing just FABULOUS summer evenings – I cannot wait!  Enjoy photos from their perfect engagement session day at the Old North Bridge in Concord, MA.

More to come from their wedding:)

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Wingaersheek Beach Summer Family Portraits

This summer has been a whirlwind of weddings, engagements and portraits!  I have so many wonderful things to share including this portrait session from a few weeks back on Wingaersheek Beach!  Its one of my favorite spots to photograph families.  This shoot had some of my oldest clients and I was so happy to see them!

Everyone always comes out wearing such amazing clothes and coordinating so well!

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Engagement Photos Charles River Esplanade, Boston

I meet Sheraz and Jessica at a wedding show event for a local vendor.  Sheraz had a tall order to fill, he too is a photographer was being really particular with the person he allowed to shoot his own wedding.  Its beyond flattering to be picked by a client, never mind a fellow photographer who appreciates the work that goes into what we do.  We ended up meeting at the Charles River along the Esplanade.  I have to be honest, I had NEVER been there before. I had no idea where to park, no idea what to expect, but I’m so happy I let them pick the location!

Normally I would send them over to my favorite spot, the North End, but it was nice to change it up and do something completely different!

Below are a few of my favorites. Their wedding day is just a few short days away and I couldn’t be more excited! They will be getting married at the Codman Estate in Lincoln MA and its sure to be a beautiful event!
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