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Announcement - Blog changes

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Hello all...I have decided to make some changes.

From here on, I have moved to posting only one or two images per post. My hope is that this will eliminate barriers to blogging, as well as isolate and highlight the individual nature of each image.  I am going to couple this with an insight, poem, quip from the wedding day, etc.  This way, I can post images almost daily and share my most recent work.  Hit the button below to go to my most recent overview galleries.

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Dessert in the Berkshires

guest serving pie at dessert table in western massachusetts wedding, stockbridge

“Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first.” -Ernestine Ulmer

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On her way to the ceremony

bride enters church with maid of honor at wedding in stockbridge in western massachusetts

It shows such love and care when your friend is helping to hold your dress.  Often feeling tons of emotion, and clad in unfamiliar attire, these helping hands literally allow you to move through the day.  What could be more powerful than documenting this friend help you transition into the church, ceremony, and your marriage.

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A very snowy engagement

snowy engagement shoot in winter at mass audubon's habitat wildlife sanctuary in belmont

I grew up in Alaska, and this am always trying to talk people into winter engagement sessions, haha. Layers look great in photographs, and snow is such fun. The cold forces a certain closeness.  Plus, you can have a snowball fight. 

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Guests admiring jewelry

guests admire jewelry at museum of science wedding in boston, ma

A simple gesture...a gift, and so powerful. A bracelet from a family member which may stay in the family for generations.   I am always on my toes to capture these little gestures throughout the day.  They all come together to tell the story of your event, and how your loved ones show that they love you. 

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Sky through leaves in Western Mass

sky through the trees in western massachusetts near stockbridge

I am a sucker for a tent shot. A scene setter, if you will.  I always try to capture the environment and a feeling for the setting for an event.  I think weather, clouds and nature can bring you back to the memories of the day the same as any other photograph. 

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Wedding guests

groom with guest and baby at wedding at charles river museum of industry and innovation in waltham, ma near boston

Wedding guests are so special.  Between family and your guests, it is ultimately why you even host a wedding.  Arguably, all those people should never be in one location at the same time...it's amazing.  This little one and dad came all the way from Alaska for the wedding of their friend.  That's love. 

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Vermont wedding unicorn mask

child in unicorn mask at path of life sculpture garden in windsor vermont

I am fairly certain that almost any type of event is made better with masks.  

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Summer wedding in Western Massachusetts

sperry tent through the flowers in stockbridge in western ma

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Engagement shoot in Portsmouth, NH

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These two gentleman were a joy to get to know. Impressive humans, and completely in love.  

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Bride and groom portrait at Arlington town hall

portrait of bride and groom in arlington town hall outside of boston, ma.

These two live and breath Arlington, Ma. Both connected to the high school and live only a block from the town hall, where they celebrated.  A quick portrait that I hope will remind them in the future of their venue, and having a second alone to catch their breath. 

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Receiving line in Stockbridge, MA

a receiving line outside of church in stockbridge in western massachusetts

I love images in which I am torn free of the present.  For me, this image freezes the love and commotion after Charley and Lucy's ceremony, and could have been taken yesterday....or 60 years ago.

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Portrait of the groom in Chile

portrait of the groom in chile wedding elopement

portrait of the groom in chile wedding elopement

I don't tend to post many portraits on my blog.  But, a portrait can often tell as much about a personality as capturing a candid moment of laughter, nervousness, or confusion.  This portrait of Matt speaks to me of his calm and self assured personality that was so easy to be around while in Patagonia Chile for their elopement.

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Church Stained Glass

bride and bridesmaid outside just before wedding ceremony

Transitions; The flurry of movement from the Limo, with your maid of honor and father.  Color; The warm sunny day, toned from shooting through hundred year old stained glass.

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Flower girl escaping the ceremony

flower girl peeking out the door in stockbridge wedding in western massachusetts

My wife always jokes that I take too many photos of children.  But, they are emotive, less camera aware, and constantly in motion!  How can I not feel that an image of this little one....making her grand escape during the ceremony while no one looks, will stand the test of time.  Family, retelling and joking about her antics and personality shining through from this early age, through the years to come.

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Engagement silhouette

outline of couple during engagement photography shoot in belmont and watertown, ma

"I am silver and exact. I have no preconceptions.
Whatever I see I swallow immediately
Just as it is, unmisted by love or dislike.
I am not cruel, only truthful ‚
The eye of a little god, four-cornered.
Most of the time I meditate on the opposite wall.
It is pink, with speckles. I have looked at it so long
I think it is part of my heart. But it flickers.
Faces and darkness separate us over and over." - Sylvia Plath

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A summer wedding in Vermont

a colorful meal at path of life sculpture garden wedding in windsor vermont

Food is a large part of life.  I love documenting the food at a wedding as it has its own culture, history, and memories.

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A Stonehurst wedding

bride and groom with guests posed outside stonehurst robert treat paine estate wedding.

The longer I photograph weddings (10 years now!) and despite my love of funky, artistic, documentary imagery....the more I come to believe that an image like this may be one of the most historically meaningful images captured on a wedding day.  If you can manage a photograph with every guest in attendance...do it. 

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An embrace during the reception

two women hug at wedding at canfield casino in saratoga springs, ny

There may be nothing more peaceful or emotive than photographing a loving hug.  I search for these moments constantly throughout a wedding day.  To me, this perfectly freezes time and captures the love these two sisters share, and represents exactly what is meaningful about a wedding for a family.

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