With the cute kid factor off the charts, beautiful weather and perfect fall leaves, this year's fall sessions were a great success! My clients were rock stars, taking on the crazy Salem traffic and even a rain delay in the middle of the day. Salem Willows Park was a new location for CSP and it served my current and new clients well, I thought!Read More
...and takin' on Beacon Hill with her parents!
I got an email from the wife of a classmate of mine from good old Wakefield High weeks ago. Her in-laws had their heart on our beautiful Wakefield Common, and while I tried to talk them out of it because getting nice shots there can be trickier that one might think (people on the common, on the gazebo, poor light, too much green glow from trees, a dark gloomy lake), they wanted to give it a try anyway. We got a beautiful day for it and they were such a fun bunch to work with too!
I met Leeanna's family years ago when Mack was just a bitty thing (Mack's hair tamed a bit over the years). It was fun to see the kids grown a bit, explore a farm near their home and of course, get ice cream for good behavior during their session!
This is Caleb. He's four years old and I had great fun chasing him around Endicott Park a few weekends ago. The weather is finally beautiful here in New England and I'm psyched my clients are taking advantage! His Mom Stacey was the ultimate photographer's sidekick, keeping up with her active guy and keeping him laughing and engaged. When parents are patient and relaxed it makes a world of difference during a session, so thanks Stacey! I asked Stacey if I could share a little fact about her youngest of three. Caleb has Mastocytosis. That's why he looks like he might have just recovered from the chicken pox. It does not slow him down in the least however!
To learn more about Caleb's condition, you can visit http://mastokids.org/.
I had the privilege of photographing Abby and her family again in Hingham. The last time we met, it was just Abby and her mom Alyssa, with Charlotte on the way. How nice to meet the whole family this time! If only we could all be as happy as Abby seems to always be. She's such a ray of sunshine (and I'm not just saying that because she's a fellow-redhead)!
Last weekend, I hosted what I hope will be an annual event - Fall Session Day! While our initial plan was to have the event (a day filled with half-hour photo sessions) take place at Endicott Park, a Boy Scout event was going to happen on that same day at Endicott. Not wanting to take on the challenge of working around hundreds little uniformed boys, I switched the location to Lynch Park in Beverly. Although it was chilly, it was a great day. It was so nice to see families that I have worked with in the past and meet some new people too! Everyone did such a great job during their sessions. We had toddlers and teens and itty-bitty babies too, and all our sessions still went smoothly, even with that distracting, tempting playground luring some away from the camera!
I'm so very grateful for my wonderful clients. I really do enjoy working with all of you! Thanks for making it such a fun and I felt, successful day!
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/
It's always a great thing when clients come back for more. I was so flattered to hear that Sandi enjoyed her family's session and the photos that resulted last year so much that she wanted to book another session this year. Hooray! This time we decided to check out Lynch Park in Beverly. We couldn't have asked for a better scenario; the temperature outside was just right and the light was perfect!
I love to see from year to year how the kids have grown, too. And have I mentioned how grateful I am to have so many awesome clients?
Last weekend I had the pleasure of meeting Abby and her mom, Alyssa. We had attempted to connect for our session the week before but we were rained out. So, last weekend, although a bit overcast, was a go! I met the two at Weir River Farm for the session and had a very nice time wandering the grounds, playing a bit of Simon Says and checkin' out the cows. Abby's outfit was too cute, and Alyssa informed me that Abby had chosen it herself, which of course made me like the two of them even more.
It was back to Endicott Park for a session with cutie-pie JD! His mom and I went to high school together and shared many band-related experiences. Now, she's a mom and I was psyched to take some good shots of her little one (actually, I photographed JD the day he was born. Kristen had hoped I would cover his birth, but a c-section brought that to a halt!).