I came across this blog post via Facebook and I think it has some really excellent points which I thought I would share.
Emily and Joe are good people. Shooting their wedding was fun and an honor. Their wedding took place at Willowdale Estate and they made it uniquely theirs in many ways, including centerpieces of ceramic lanterns handmade by Joe. I considered stealing one but wasn't sure I could really pull it off discreetly enough. CLICK HERE to see the music slideshow of images from Emily and Joe's wedding.
Emily's mom Pat got a hold over me over the summer asking me if I'd be free to photograph her daughter's "non-wedding" in December. She conveyed to me at the time that Emily and her fiance Jay were headed to Kenya for work and when they are back for Christmas, they would like to get married at Cambridge City Hall and follow that with a small luncheon. Something different? I'm in!
I loved everything about Emily and Jay's day (and hopefully they did too!). They wore bright colors and had an easy nature about them. Cambridge City Hall is a beautiful building and the two were real troopers in the cold air afterwards during their portrait session.
The luncheon which followed at Upstairs on the Square* suited them with it's simultaneous vibrancy, whimsy and class.
* I'd link it but it's closing for good in a few days.
Love these two shots together. The first of Beth and Drew on their wedding day last year, the next with their twins, Chris and Sam this past weekend.
Easy going Jessica got a hold of me a while back and asked me to be her wedding shooter. As I'd photographed her sister Beth's wedding last winter, I knew Jessica was going to be a fun person to be around. I was not wrong. Jessica married Brendan at the Andover Country Club. Misty, chilly weather forced us inside but it didn't dampen the joy of the evening. Congratulations to your both!
Here is a collection of my favorites.
Deirdre, who's from the area but now resides in Texas, got a hold of me months back about her Monday wedding. Yes, you read that right. Monday. So, I met her and her fiance Jereme and their sweet little boy Liam, along with their closest family members, on the rocks at Halibut State Park. If you haven't been, you must! It's absolutely gorgeous. There was a bagpiper, and kilts, and a sister who married them. It was quite cool. It was a beautiful day with no rain and the couple weren't the least bit phased when they realized they'd left their rings at home and had to borrow someone else's for the time being.
The people of Rockport could not have been cooler about our descending on their little downtown to shoot portraits here and there. Deirdre and Jereme even got a free ice cream out of the deal!
Beth and I knew each other back in middle school. We went through high school together and grew up and went our ways, so when I heard from her about her simple, lovely wedding at our town hall, I was honored that she thought of me! And I was totally impressed with her and Drew's ability to rise to the occasion of their wedding portraits. You wouldn't know to look at them that the temperatures were in the teens! Brrr!
I also love how their wacky senses of humor come through.
I photographed Lauren and Matt a while back for their engagement session. They were fun to work with then and they were fun to work with on their wedding day too! The two of them have wonderful senses of humor which I think you can see in some of the images.
Celene and Phil were married at Tower Hill Botanic Garden on a day in July which involved rain rain and more rain. It dampened nothing. While watching these two celebrate their marriage some things were made extremely clear;
A) They adore each other.
B) Everyone adores them.
The people in attendance were fun and friendly, seemed to have a wonderful time all night. They clearly had a great deal of love and respect for these two, and boy, they new how to dance!
Venue; Tower Hill Botanic Gaden. Boylston, MA, http://www.towerhillbg.org/
Flowers; Lyh-Rhen Lam, oikkio, oikkio.blogspot.com
DJ; Nick Ferrington, Beat Train, www.BeatTrainProductions.com
Officiant; Aaron Engler www.highrocknorthshore.org
hair and make-up; Lypor Leong, www.lypor.com
Rich and Paula's pretty pretty wedding took place on a gorgeous day earlier this summer. Set in Salem, MA, the event was tennis themed (yes, you read that right!), as tennis is something the couple share a passion for. It was so nice to be called back to Paula's family after I photographed her sister's wedding a few years ago!
Flowers; Evans Flowers www.evansflowers.com
Cake; Cakes for Occasions www.cakes4occasions.com
Venue; Hawthorne Hotel, Salem www.hawthornehotel.com
Ceremony music; Intermezzo Players, http://www.intermezzoplayers.com/
DJ Corey Rateau, http://www.djrmc.com/
I recently joined Pinhole Press. Designing and receiving a sample album got me thinking about the tangible product aspect of what I do. One of the things that I love about my work is the displayable factor. Yes, it's very important that my clients are comfortable when I'm photographing them, and that they like my work, but what's most important, is that they can enjoy it well after my work is done. I worry that they will look through them on their computer, enjoy them, then get distracted by something shiny (you know, like, life or something) and never get around to making prints and framing them and getting them up where they can enjoy them.
I am always really flattered and happy when I visit a client for a session and see on their wall a framed photo from a session I had with them six months or a year before. In truth, seeing any photos on my clients' walls makes me happy, whether or not they are mine. Photography is a wonderful thing, and so are family and friends. Make them join forces!
So this entry is to simply remind you to not lose your momentum after a session! Keep pushing just a little bit longer and in the end, you'll have some great portraits around your home, or maybe even an album in hand!
Here is a 'Square Panoramic' from Pinhole Press. It's pages are heavy and lay flat to allow for full page spreads. Ooo La la !