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Cathy and Peter have been waiting forever for this blog post, but since they waited forever for each other, I think they might forgive me. These two got married at the marvelous Essex Room on Cape Ann last September on a beautiful sunny day, surrounded by friends and family. Cathy had been commuting from Dallas the entire time she and Peter had been dating, so it was doubly awesome that they held their wedding in the same place where Peter had grown up and where they were now going to make their home. Peter’s three children, as well as the couple’s big ol’ lug of a dog Bear, were a huge part of the festivities, and I had so much fun working with them! Peter is one of those guys who basically finds something hilarious to say about everything and I may have spent the better part of the day trying not to to pee my pants from laughing so hard. He and Cathy have this way of cracking each other up that shows in their photos. Just two very happy people.

A big thanks to Wayne Chinook for being my second shooter and doing such a great job with the guys (as well as lending a little wardrobe help to one of the groomsmen during the ceremony!). Cathy made some of the treats that were served during the cocktail hour and Wayne and I were swooning at her cider donut holes. Swooning. The folks at the Essex Room were great and the entire day was a delight. I am so happy that I got to be a part of it — all the best to Cathy and Peter!

Venue: The Essex Room | Makeup and Hair: Michelle Vinci | Floral: Plant Ahead | Cake: The Essex Room | Band: Orville Giddings Band

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It’s all I can do not to bore the pants off of everyone by talking about this trip: If you had told me that I would ever venture up towards the Arctic Circle for vacation — in January no less — I would have called you crazy. Life is nothing if not surprising, however, and Iceland, particularly in winter, is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been. I’ve never seen a place where the landscape changes so drastically from one mile to the next. Black sand beaches, snow-capped mountains, moss-covered lava rocks that look like so many green brains, sky-blue glaciers that hug the mountains and are so much more dramatic than I was able to capture with my camera…we had to stop the car over and over just to stand there and take it all in. I will never forget the feeling of crossing the bridge into Jökulsárlón and seeing these tremendous blue icebergs rise up in front of us, or the joy of drinking ice-cold Icelandic Beer in a natural hot spring while snow fell on our faces.

I could never be a travel writer, as all I want to say is awesome this and beautiful that, and I’m certainly not much of a landscape photographer as you can see by these well-intentioned but sadly less than stellar efforts (although I do think I featured the fantastic bangs on all the horses quite well, no?), so you’ll all just have to go and check it out for yourselves. Please invite me, ok? I can show you where to go 😉

Photos were taken with a combination of Stacy’s iPhone 7, my iPhone 6, and a Canon 5D Mark III. Enjoy!


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Momentum, momentum. I’m determined to keep it up.

It’s not that difficult when I get to post photos of such a beautiful family, in such a beautiful location, on such a beautiful summer night. This was my first shoot with Lee and Dan and their three awesome kids, but I swear they were like old pros. This might have been one of the easiest, most natural family portraits that I did all year, and I can’t really take much of the credit because everyone in this gang just has that magical juju that helps them to shine. We met up at Museum Beach in Scituate on a picture-perfect summer evening and had ourselves some fun.

Thank you to Lee, Dan, Olivia, Faye, and Reid for being such great subjects — just looking at these photos warms my heart!


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Kelly and Mike have been patiently waiting for what seems like forever for their blog post, so I am just going to jump right in with no further ado.

Kelly is another of my fabulous Talbot’s brides, and she just might be the sweetest girl walking the planet. The moment I met her and Mike I knew I wanted to photograph their wedding — they both have this lit-from-within quality that photographers go crazy for. When I did their engagement session in the spring, I was hooked!

I spent the morning with Kelly, her mom and sister, and her super-fun friends in a private cabin at the Boston Golf Club where they were getting ready. Kelly was so relaxed and happy and at ease with the whole process, which makes everything flow so nicely. I was lucky enough to have Wayne Chinook along as my second shooter that day, and he spent the morning with Mike and his guys and I am so pleased with the results. Mike is just plain awesome. Seriously. He’s a guy you just want to hang out with all the time.

After Kelly got into her absolutely stunning dress (seeing her girls react when she came into the room was a high moment of the morning), we headed off to Indian Pond to get ready for the ceremony. The bridal suite at the Club is right at the front of the building so that you can see all of the guests as they arrive, but it has one-way glass, so that those walking by have no idea what’s happening inside. When the guys arrived, all of the girls went over to the window to watch them come in, and the look on Kelly’s face when she saw Mike just sent little love arrows shooting through the room. She is GORGEOUS and just lights up when she sees her guy. The ceremony was lovely — it’s a good thing Mike is tall because the sun was so bright and would have been directly in Kelly’s eyes if not for him! — and once it was over we all headed off to the links for some fun wedding party photos.

After some great speeches that had me and Wayne teary-eyed, the dance floor was packed all night. I am so happy for these two and I feel incredibly honored to have been a part of their day. Enjoy these photos!

Venue: Indian Pond Country Club | Makeup: Nicole Godrey for Belviso Skin Care | Hair: Shear Creations | Floral: Roche Bros | Transportation: Pro Limo | Cake: Piece of Cake Plymouth | DJ: Good Times Unlimited | Dress: La Sposa Bridal | Shoes: Kate Spade | Tuxes: Domenic’s


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As is typical at this time of year, I am woefully behind on my blog posts. I always seem to cruise merrily along until October — the month wedding photographers fear most, when editing and emails and orders and holiday shoots start to pile up, the work days extend into the wee hours, and our families avoid us because we are mumbling zombies covered in crumbs — and then it all comes to a screeching halt until after the Christmas rush. To my wonderful clients who are still waiting for their blog posts: I promise you that they are in the pipeline and I promise that they will be amazing 🙂

Today, however, I’m taking a quick pause for one of my favorite blogging days of the year. It’s the day I get to post my End of the Year video and express my enormous gratitude to all of the people who helped to make my life so full. To the families who allow me to spend time with them and capture all of the crazy fun that makes them special. To the seniors who believe in me enough to let me photograph this milestone year. To the couples who let me experience their joy and love on the most important day of their lives. To the fellow photographers who allow me to share their clients as a second shooter. I am so lucky to know you all. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support and your loyalty and your trust. I am forever grateful.

If you are in this year’s video, I hope you enjoyed your experience and I can’t wait to work with you again. If you’d like to be in next year’s memories, I’d love to have you! Check out some of the amazing changes we’ve been through together: 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011,; and 2010.

I wish all of you a warm and wonderful holiday season, and a happy new year!

xo Lisa

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Sometimes when I prepare a blog post, I find that I’ve earmarked too many photos to use — I recognize that not everyone wants to scroll endlessly through every image from a session or a wedding. Today, however, I am completely without restraint. Completely. I typically deliver between 700 and 1000 images to my wedding clients, and I had a hard time not including every single one of them in this blog. Go get yourself a hot or cold beverage of choice, kick off your shoes, and settle in, because you’re not going to want to miss a single minute of Kelly and Dana’s simply gorgeous White Cliffs wedding.

As I mentioned in the post about their engagement shoot, I knew the moment I met Kelly that I wanted to work with her and Dana — they are salt-of-the-earth kind of people and I never fail to have fun when I’m with them. That feeling now extends to their friends and family, who all welcomed me (and my super awesome second-shooter Randy) with such graciousness and hospitality on the day of the wedding. Kelly’s bridesmaids are the BEST and I basically just made myself an honorary member of the squad while I was there. The looks on their faces when they first saw Kelly in her dress were so genuine, which is not surprising since Kelly might be the most beautiful bride I have ever seen (I know I saw that about all of my brides, but seriously. CHECK. HER. OUT.) Randy got to hang out with the guys (including Kelly’s brother Matt who was technically the Maid of Honor, which is the best thing EVER) and when we all met up at the church, everyone was already in wedding heaven.

It was a beautiful ceremony and we made a quick stop right afterwards to the fire station where Dana works — a giant thank you to the Marshfield Fire Department for indulging us with an epic location for bridal party photos! Then we were off to White Cliffs where we rode the tram down to the beach and took advantage of the beautiful setting. The reception was hopping from the moment it started, and I think I may have shed more than one tear during the speeches. Kelly and Dana are clearly surrounded by love and joy in all that they do, and it was such an honor to see how much everyone around them loves them. I am so happy to call them my friends, and I hope you can see how fantastic they are in the following photos. Enjoy!

(and seriously, check out Kelly’s shoes. AMAZEBALLS.)

Venue: White Cliffs Country Club | Makeup: Walsh Pierce Styling | Hair: Nikki at First Impressions Salon | Floral: Flowers by Mary Ellen | Transportation: A Formal Affair | Entertainment: Sweet Tooth and the Sugar Babies | Cake: Veronica’s Sweet Cakes | Bridal Gown: Blush by Haley Paige | Shoes: Valentino | Bridesmaid’s Attire: BHLDN | Groom’s Attire: Jos. A. Bank |




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Good morning! I’m trying desperately to catch up on blogging — I started the year out strong, but the string of back-to-back weddings, family sessions, and senior portraits I’ve had in the past few weeks has slowed things down a bit. Plus, I’m in the middle of a giant home improvement project in the form of doing at least 100 loads of laundry. Now that Calder is 13, if he so much as touches an item of clothing, even if he doesn’t wear it, it instantly goes into the hamper and is evidently toxic until it’s been through the wash. I do not understand this phenomenon, but until I am out from under the piles, I don’t have time to Google it. Thankfully it’s raining for a change so I can get something done today. Including posting these two gorgeous people!

Even though it’s not until next spring, I am so looking forward to photographing Kaitlin and Matt’s wedding — they are SO much fun, which you can tell by the fact that Kaitlin is laughing in almost every single one of these pictures. I first met these two when I photographed Matt’s sister Rachel’s wedding last summer. Kaitlin and Matt’s son Dominic was the ring bearer, and I might have taken as many photos of him as I did of the bride and groom. Dominic came along for the beginning of this engagement session as well, and I swear he is the happiest kid EVER. All smiles and running around (check out the T-shirt he’s wearing — it’s how Matt proposed to Kaitlin!). We spent some time with him, then left him with Grandma so that we could go down to the beach for some couple-only shots. Kaitlin is an absolute goddess and the camera loves her (as does Matt; when I asked him at one point if he was getting camera-weary, he said “nope — it’s making her happy, which makes me happy.”), and we were rewarded with some amazing light as the sun was setting.



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After a bunch of cancellations due to scheduling and weather and anniversary plans, I finally got to meet up with this wonderful family a few weeks ago. Despite half of them recovering from the flu and poor Liana having pneumonia, they were as chipper and fun and photogenic as ever, and having their new puppy Winnie along just made it all that much more joyful. I don’t know how Liana and Ethan do it, but they do it so well, and it was a pleasure, as always to spend time with them and their gorgeous Tess, Tyler, Brodie, Bryce, and Cooper. Enjoy our warm and light-filled afternoon at the beach!





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Karolina was one of the first friends I made once I became a mom. Her son Nicholas and my boy Calder are just a few short months apart, and in those long early days of new motherhood, I spent many mornings in her kitchen, guzzling coffee and discussing strollers and preschools and diapers (and plenty of afternoons guzzling wine and discussing how ridiculous it was that we were worried about strollers and preschools and diapers…). Her daughter Natalia was the very first newborn I ever photographed. Her husband Greg is one of the nicest guys I know. I was so happy to send an afternoon with this beautiful, grown-up (!!!) family one afternoon a few weeks ago, and we had a really good time. I had been chatting with some other photographers that I was weary of yet another photoshoot at the beach; I had done so many in the previous weeks that I was afraid I wouldn’t be able to come up with something unique, but Greg and the kids solved that for me the moment they decided that it was perfectly acceptable to jump off of the rocks fully clothed. Mission accomplished.

My heart is full and I am thrilled to share these with you. Happy 14th Anniversary to Karolina and Greg — I’m so lucky to know you all! xo


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I love all shapes and sizes of weddings, but I have a special place in my heart for couples who have found each other in a whole new chapter. Dust and Carol got married on a recent sunny Saturday surrounded by their friends, family (including 11 of Dust’s 13 siblings!), and their own children, who were as much a part of the intimate ceremony as the bride and groom. After a sweet First Look where Dust shed a few tears over how gorgeous Carol looked (he predicted that he would do this back when we shot their engagement session), friends scattered rose petals and the couple had all of their guests gather in a circle up on the rocks by the Scituate Lighthouse and even random onlookers were moved by the ceremony.

The newlyweds arrived at the Maritime Center via their friend’s boat, with the whole crowd cheering them on, and then spent a wonderful afternoon out on the patio with their guests. A small wedding for sure, but the love was large and abundant, and I am so honored that I got to share in these moments with them. Big thanks to Shannon Sorenson for coming along to help out!

Dust and Carol, I wish you all the happiness in the world and I look forward to hearing about your trip to the DR!

Venue: Scituate Maritime Center | Hair and Makeup Artist: Kelly Keene for Charles David Salon | Floral: Flowers and Festivities | Caterer: Riva Restaurant | Music: Matt Chase | Cake: White’s Bakery | Wedding Attire for the Bride and Bridesmaids: BHLDN | Wedding Attire for Groom and Groomsmen: Men’s Wearhouse







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