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This is my third shoot with Billy (see his first two here and here.) I headed into the city to meet them on a warm fall day a few weeks ago. We hung out on the banks of the Charles and played in the leaves. First, however, we took over the Cambridge Hyatt. You know all eyes were on Billy! His sister Emma snuck in for a few as well…

Leaves taste good! (And check out that hair!)

Beautiful family:

One last group; we styled Emma with my scarf and caught her smile. A big thank you to Bill and Noelle for bringing these guys out to play!

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A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to meet up with the fantastic Mikkel Paige to shoot the wedding of her friends Maria and Omar. The ceremony and reception were held at Castle Hill in Newport, which is treasure enough, but the fact that it was 87 degrees — in October! — made it that much more amazing. Of course, the best part of the whole day was Maria and Omar, who are both bananas gorgeous. Check it out:

Omar’s suit was tailor made for him; how cool is that label?

There’s nothing like a First Look to get the most amazing photos.

A few alternate angles while Mikkel was shooting the wedding party:

The ceremony space. This photo is straight out of the camera, no editing. The colors were just perfect!

Maria is a legit smokeshow.

Omar waiting for his bride, and the moon view during the ceremony.

This wedding was ALL about the details. It was amazing! I might hang a photo of that cake in my house.

Racing the sun. Who could ask for more than this?

The reception was great — awesome band, packed dance floor, and a very happy bride and groom. I love this shot of Maria and her father:

Lastly, these two. Seriously, can you STAND it?

A huge thank you to Maria and Omar for letting me be a part of their perfect day, and a shout-out to the very talented Mikkel Paige, who totally rocked her shots. Check out her blog for a whole lot of good stuff.

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I couldn’t decide which was more awesome: the gorgeous new backyard my friend Shelly put in recently, or her brand new dog Macy. I use the word dog lightly, as she’s really more like a duster. With teeth. In the end, I think Dana and Mark were the most awesome.

Sure, cute and harmless until she gets ahold of your SHOE.

Dana knows how to work the camera.

Mark loves to roll around with the dog.

Shelly always looks amazing.

A big thanks to Shelly, Dana, Mark, and Macy for playing with me!

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We’ve been lucking out on the weekends this fall; gorgeous weather, warm enough to spend some time at the beach. Recently, I met up with Nicole and her kids at Minot, and they made full use of sand, rocks, and sun. Meet Charlie, Liam, and Lauren!

Charlie looks exactly like his dad Dana, who I knew in high school.

Lauren was a little slow to warm up to me, but she was very happy to sit on the sand with her shell.

Liam is all smiles. I love this shot.

These two make me smile:

Thank you, Nicole, for sharing your amazing little gang with me!

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Like many people, I have a love/hate relationship with FaceBook. I love how it works for my business, love how I can get quick answers to my local cries for help regarding homework and plumbers. Hate that I’m often (and alarmingly) privy to someone’s need to report that they’re having their warts frozen off. Really Jim?

This post is about the good part of Facebook. I’ve become “friends” with a fair number of people that I went to high school with. In some cases, that’s as far as it went; in others, I’ve had some nice opportunities to catch up with people I hadn’t seen or spoken to in more than 20 years. Michael is one of those people. He contacted me several months ago to ask about a photo shoot for him and his wife Christine. They were about to celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary, and they hadn’t had any photos taken of them in years. Reason enough, in my opinion (but then again, my opinion includes drawing breath as reason enough to hire me as your photographer), but Michael and Christine were also celebrating something a bit more noteworthy. Michael has Type I diabetes, and after a significant wait on a donor list (you can read more about this on his very erudite and heartwarming blog Life on the T List), Michael finally had a kidney transplant, from which he was recovering remarkably well. The day that I met with them marked four months since Michael’s own brother had donated his kidney, and it was difficult to tell that Michael was still in recovery mode. He and Christine were warm and funny and willing to do just about anything I asked them to. We met at the end of the Duxbury Beach bridge; an appropriate icon of our formative years.

Amazing light:

I love these next few. Christina has such a great smile, and Michael still looks exactly the same as he did at sixteen:


So cute:

Michael is a strong advocate for organ donation (we had a fun conversation about him developing his own “Donor Rap” like the one my buddy Phil Lesh brings out at the end of every show), and he’s provided the following links for anyone who wishes to get more information about becoming an organ donor:
http://www.neod.org;
http://www.donatelifenewengland.org,
http://www.organdonor.gov;
http://www.unos.org;
http://www.donatelife.net;
http://www.organtransplants.org; or
http://www.thewaitinglist.org.

A big thank you to Michael and Christine for a great, great evening in my hometown. It was so fun to work with you both!

Please consider becoming an organ donor!

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October has openly defied my instructions about no rain, but I am going to strap on my big-girl boots and soldier on by posting one of the sunniest shoots that ever was. Mel and Paul have three kids: Gaeb, who is nine and has an encyclopedic knowledge of all things Boston sports; Georgia, who is six and is already in line to be the next Rachel Zoe; and Tess, who is four and has me — and practically every other adult in town — wrapped around her little finger. If you read this blog with any regularity you’ve likely seen all of these kiddos before, as we are all on the same beach schedule in the summer (which: all day, every day), and I often take their picture (see here and here and here, among many others). A few weeks ago we took the ferry into Boston and ruled the waterfront.

My buddy Gaeb:

Georgia Peach, with the shoes that make all the other shoes jealous:

Tessalicious. Check out that juicy face:

Awesome family:

Belly laughing:

More favorites:

It wouldn’t be right if Tess didn’t make everyone laugh:

Thank you, fun family, for being the fabulous people that you are. I simply love hanging out with you guys!

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Boys. I just can’t get enough of them. Especially when they’re as sweet as these four. The challenge, however, is to get all four looking at the camera at the same time. Last year, James, the youngest, fell asleep on me during the shoot. Not this time. He rallied with his brothers and we did some marching around the yard. Meet Sam, Matthew, Angus, and James. Boom!

Sam is the oldest and has blue blue blue eyes. LOVE.

Next is Matthew, who found a spot in the setting sun and just dazzled me with his smile.

This is Angus. He totally rocks my world.

And last but not least, Mister James, who managed not only to stay awake for the whole shoot, but to charm my socks off as well.

A big thank you to Christina for her constant support and enthusiasm and post-shoot wine =)

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A few weeks ago I had the honor of working with the wonderful Molly Bergeron shooting Kristen & Rob’s wedding at Indian Pond. It was an early call; we started shooting at 8:30 in the morning on a VERY sunny day. Kristen and Rob made it all worth it, they were so nice and happy and fun and we had a great time. Check out Molly’s blog for full coverage of the day. As usual, she rocked it.

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Not only is this one of the nicest families in the entire world, they’re also terrifically patient. After we’d unloaded the kids from the car, walked a moderate distance to our location, and got everyone ready, I discovered that I had not only neglected to put a CF card in the camera, but I’d also left ALL of my cards at my house. I had to leave the shoot, run back to my car, and drive home. Very professional, no? Good thing Dave, Jaime, Morgan, and Brendan are so wickedly cool.

Brendan is all boy.

Morgan knows exactly what to do with a camera.

Lots of laughing and climbing on the adults.

And then some quiet moments.

Dave and Jaime are SO adorable together and were super sweet in front of the camera.

Thank you, family, for being so much fun and so understanding of my total brain cloud. I hope you love your photos!

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Ryan knows just how to crawl inside my head.

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