Alison and I played basketball together for Wakefield Junior High (go Warriors!). She may never hire me again for sharing this photo, but I think we may have a similar sense of humor, so it should be fine (she types with her fingers crossed).
Far more interestingly and current, Alison is now a mom! Woot! I was flattered that she got in touch with me to photograph her little bug Raymond.
It was so nice to see her again, and meet and work with her family, and Raymond was as cute as can be and such a chill little dude.
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Cassandra, an American living and working with her fiance in London, got in touch with me before coming home for the holidays. She, her fiance, and her brother and his fiance, would be all together with their parents and they wanted to book a session.
I loved this! As a person who comes from a family of grown-ups and no grandkids myself, I know first hand how we can forget to update our family shots as the years go by, whether or not little ones are in the picture (pun intended).
Cassandra and Co were fun to work with, game to try anything, and so patient as we traversed the landscape of Menotomy Park in Arlington. Here's a small sampling.
OK, I'll admit it; I'm putting on my lazy hat right now. Well, no, not really, but I am putting a collection of my favorite shots together from my sessions this season and sharing them with you all together, rather than doing multiple blog entries.
I attempted my annual fall session day before I left on vacation in October, but both the actually event day and it's rain date got cancelled due to stormy skies (shakes fifts at the heavens!). When I returned, I managed to schedule a second attempt, and my clients were excited to try again. Until it began to rain after I got only one session out of the way.
So, off to the second rain date we went (or does that make it the third? I don't know, I've lost track at this point). Some got their shots done on that sunday rain date, others went out of their way to meet me in the middle to get their sessions completed. I hope everyone loved their results!
Thanksgiving is coming, and I'm feeling thankful indeed.
The fall brings with it leaves and cider, and lots of smiles into my lens (the holidays are great incentive for clients to get in touch)! Tommy, while he looked serious (and disgruntled) in a few of these shots, is a beautiful little man with parents who adore him and a grandma who's a champ at peek-a-boo (very helpful for family shots!).
I feel really fortunate to have super friends and to be able to travel. Annually, I join two of my friends, Nirvi and Libby, on a girls trip somewhere. In the past we have visited Leesburg, VA (lovely shops and great wineries!), New Orleans, Puerto Rico, and Quebec.
This past year (because she's wicked smaht), Nirvi was promoted from her role at Politico in DC to Politico in Brussles, Belgium (Oh no! We'll just have to have the girls trip in Europe this year!).
Nirvi, Libby and I spent a few days in Paris (though Libby, who hails from FL, was delayed a day by Hurricane Matthew). Then Libby and I continued on to Nice, France where we were joined by her friend Samantha for a few days. After that, Libby went back to the States and I visited Nirvi in Brussels. And then, since I was over there anyway so why not, I traveled to Barcelona for a few days alone, because I've always wanted to go there.
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Please remember that while I am happy to share these with you, all of the images on this site are copyrighted, so don't let me catch you selling t-shirts with a my photo of a crepe-maker on them!
This past weekend, I had the pleasure of having my first cake smash session!
As the purpose of such a session is to commemorate a baby's first birthday, it was Lily's first cake smash too!
I brought along some garland I'd made for a party of my own last spring, and we cleared out Lily's bedroom to accommodate the event. Her brother Alexander got in on the action too.
I love working with Johnson. It's a nice change of pace and being around such craftsmanship is always so interesting and inspiring to me! Click on the shot of Amelia below to see the recent work I did (with the help of creative directors Maureen Wall, Heather Shaw and Silvija Kristapsons) for their catalog. It's designed by Pat Nieshoff
First of all, can we all just stop for a moment and appreciate Caitryn's totally cool name?
Now that we have that out of the way, I met with Cait, who will be a high school senior in the fall (woot!) and her mom in Salem for her session. The light was beautiful and while there were lots of people in the city that evening, we didn't much care. There was no shortage of lovely spots to photograph Cait in.
Here are some of my favorites.
I was flattered and excited to be asked to photograph the first child of my coworker Andy and his wife Elizabeth. I learned of Cora's arrival well before arrival time, so I had a lot of waiting and looking-forward to do.
When it finally came time for the spotlight, Cora was skeptical of me I think, but in the end, we did just fine. I love her sweet, thoughtful little face!