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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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A New York engagement

woman kisses partner on the cheek during new york engagement shoot

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Bride and Groom during slow dance at the Charles River Museum

guests embrace during a slow dance at the charles river museum in waltham

I loved the connection these two had on the dance floor.  Completely in the their own universe amongst all of their friends and family during a slow song.

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a south shore home wedding

home wedding ceremony on the south shore

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Canfield Casino in Saratoga Springs, NY

a shot of the living room at canfield casino in saratoga springs wedding venue

Often a simple environmental image can both set the scene for the wedding, as well as hopefully remind someone in 30 years of the many little details of the spaces they prepped and celebrated in.

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Father and son playing at Path of Life Sculpture garden

father and son playing at windsor vermont wedding cocktail hour

I mean...come on.  Little tot and dad having fun at a wedding.

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Brides during reception in Western Massachusetts

brides take steal a moment alone during their wedding reception in stockbridge, ma

This was one of the last frames of the evening as my two brides walked towards their little dessert tent for a late night bite.  I loved that they were still completely connected, and clearly in their own world.

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Portrait of bride and groom outside Charles River Museum

portrait of bride and groom kissing outside the charles river museum of industry and innovation

I always say that each couple knows how to enjoy each others company, how they hold each other, kiss, and hold hands.  The second I move too many arms, hands, and create a forced picture things start to lack authenticity.  I love digital for many reasons, but one being that it give me the freedom to shoot through moments while two people just hang out together, and *hopefully* give an occasional kiss. 

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Exploring the woods of Habitat Wildlife Sanctuary in Belmont for an engagement session

happy couple in the woods at habitat wildlife sanctuary in belmont, ma

Engagement sessions should entail lots of cuddling.  Especially if the way you enjoy life is exploring and strolling through the woods together.  I love incorporating a documentary approach even into engagement/portraiture sessions as doing an activity results in more natural moments.  

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A little still life of wedding elements

bridesmaid holds shoes next to bride at charles river museum wedding in waltham, ma

I felt like this was a soft bit of photographic poetry.  Hopefully saying something different to each person, but also capturing the freedom of slipping off your shoes after the wedding ceremony and giving hugs to the bride and groom as everyone gathers.

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Cooling down the bride at a Vermont wedding

cooling down the bride during prep at vermont wedding in windsor

Sometimes you sweat, especially in the summer when the energy before the ceremony is building.  And...usually a bridesmaid will be there to help you out, haha.  Recently, well after the wedding I saw on Facebook that Daniella posted a photo of her doing this same maneuver for one of her friends!

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Groom at the Charles River Museum

happy groom at the charles river museum of industry and innovation in waltham, ma

The wait.  Standing alone in front of all of your closest friends and family while already feeling emotional and excited to see your partner.  The beginning of a ceremony is such a cruel buildup for a groom, and I love witnessing all of the ways people handle this.  Personally, I had a severe case of tunnel vision and only remember watching my wife make her way up the isle (at least when I could see through my tears). 

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Patagonia, Chile

mountains during wedding elopement destination wedding in patagonia chile
"I have a room all to myself; It is nature"  - Henry David Thoreau

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Toast's during wedding in Western Massachusetts

two brides laughing during speeches at their western massachusetts wedding in stockbridge

Is there anything better than laughter?  Maybe emotionally packed laughter, mixed with tears, coming from your best friend as they toast your new marriage.  A big favorite.  

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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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