Eyes up, heart open
Garrison, NY in the Hudson Valley is one of my favorite places…it’s hilly, there’s lots of nature and it’s just far enough away that I feel like I am somewhere new and different..! The Garrison sits atop a big ole’ hill overlooking the Hudson River… the sun sets in just the most perfect spot, and the ceremony location is, of course, like RIGHT THERE!! What a view, what a staff of amazing people running it, and it’s just, so beautiful! Add two of the best clients on the top of that wedding sundae and sakes alive I am one Read More
Every six months I have the absolute JOY to attend the Engage! Conference held in exotic and amazing locations all over the world. I have been to the Mandarin Oriental in Las Vegas (my very first time going!), The Breakers in Palm Beach, The Biltmore in Asheville, Montelucia Resort in Scottsdale, The Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch in Beaver Creek CO and the last one was at The Ritz-Carlton on Grand Cayman. So. How can Rebecca Grinnals + Kathryn Arce of Engaging Concepts keep making each Engage! better and better and better? I am not sure, but man it sure does! Read More
Last week there was this one day. Super rainy. And of course it was the one day we picked for our engagement session in Essex! No matter! We went ahead with our shoot (for many reasons, but the main one being that I don’t cancel shoots for rain, what if it rains on your wedding? Don’t you want a photographer who is comfortable working in the rain?) I am so glad that Courtney + Pete were the epitome of easy going and didn’t let the rain worry them for one second! It certainly didn’t worry me, and I really Read More
After spending the afternoon with The Bachelorette aka Miss Desiree Hartsock + her fiancé Chris Siegfried and doing their engagement session at the Willows Lodge (you can see their rainy Seattle engagement session HERE) … we dried off and headed over to DeLille Cellars for the engagement party that Capstory hosted with a long list of some amazing wedding professionals from the area! It was so beautiful and the absolute perfect place to warm up by a roaring fire , next to some really beautiful flowers and sweets! Um…yup! Check out how beautiful this place was!!
When I was asked to fly to Seattle to photograph The Bachelorette’s (aka Desiree Hartsock!) engagement session with Chris Siegfried, I was beyond. Like, WAY. Even though I had not really watched the show, I knew from my many friends that did watch it that Desiree was one of the sweetest contestants ever. And that despite any drama on the show, Chris was really the best match for her in the end! I can attest to that as I got to spend some quality time with them both at the stunning Willows Lodge in Seattle! Despite the rain we Read More
Aren’t we all feeling a little wistful for summer? I know I am, as much as I love fall in New England, man do I!! But I feel like this summer just..happened! And POOF it’s done and gone…! This summer I had the joy of spending a late afternoon on the beach with a friend and colleague, Cheyney and her adorable family. I had photographed her sister-in-law’s wedding a while back and remembered how adorable I thought Cheyney’s children were… so to be able to have some one on one time with them was a blast! And at my Read More
Hold on to your hats everyone, and get ready for some chemistry and love and just an overload of handsome! And boats! Big boats, small boats, some champagne and a sunset! And maybe some bourbon…. maybe! When I got the first email from Mike about his upcoming wedding to Michael (yes, Michael + Mike!) I was over the moon. I mean, come on! They are photography lovers, and are dancing the night away at one of the most elegant venues, Castle Hill Inn in Newport Rhode Island! Add to that their love of design and all things beautiful and Read More
One of the perks of traveling a lot is getting to see some pretty amazing places all over, many in the far corners of the world! But even better than that is when one of those amazing places is so close to home..! One of my favorite spa resorts is The Ocean House in Watch Hill, Rhode Island… and any opportunity to photograph there is something I get so excited to do!
When Deb + Frank contacted me to photograph their wedding this summer I was over the moon… not only was it at one of my favorite places but Read More
One of the things that I love is the ability to have just super open just flat out fun with my camera and my friends and their friends and for reasons other than fun but for actual, like REASONS! Take these two- Zeke and Po! Zeke is basketball legend Isaiah Thomas’ son and a breakthrough DJ paired up with Po, a reality TV star / singer who recently collaborated on a track called ‘Monsters (Be Brave)‘. So logically they needed some publicity shots of them together and when asked by my good friend Ed of Gorilla Records to do the Read More
This September I dove back in to something I love second to photography: teaching photography! A long, long while back, I started teaching monthly workshops on a variety of topics ranging from the camera basics to lighting to posing to how to shoot details to the business of photography. There is so much to being a photographer. So much to even just doing this for fun, let alone as the main source of income for your family! There are so many ways to see, so many ways to interpret your subject and your idea and I just LOVE helping Read More