Month: July 2019

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On Momma Hugs

With great power comes great responsibility. ~Uncle Ben My child is three: he’s part hug machine and part master manipulator. Okay, he’s pretty much all manipulator; the hugs are just one of many weapons in his arsenal. He’s already adept at divide and conquer, and he wields the appropriately timed “I love you” like he’s been trained in the art. “I’m sorry, momma. It … Read More On Momma Hugs

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A Look is Worth a Thousand “I Love You’s”

I’ll admit to prompting and posing this couple, but these looks of love were all their own.

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Why You Should Hire a Professional Photographer This Summer

We live in an age that demands daily documentation. Did the sun actually rise if we didn’t take a picture? And I’m a photographer, so of course I am a guilty participant! But this comes at a cost. One of the things I love most about taking photographs is the mindfulness it brings: when I shoot I’m totally focused on the moment; my mind … Read More Why You Should Hire a Professional Photographer This Summer

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High Key @ Low Tide

Photography is and always has been about light. However, most of the time photographers’ goals are to shoot an image that has a balance between both dark and light tones. High key is one of the few exceptions to this. High Key photography is the act of intentionally overexposing an image so that most of the image is bright and there are few shadows. … Read More High Key @ Low Tide

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My Brother, the Wet Ham

My niece visited this weekend! However, since she’s only three and doesn’t drive yet, this also meant seeing my brother at heightened ham level. Here’s a few snaps of how we managed to stay cool and have fun. How did everyone else escape the heat?

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Model Call: Couples Only

It’s portfolio building time again, and I’m looking for two or three amazing couples to feature! Who? I’m looking for romantic couples (LGBTQIA friendly) to feature on my website. Couples must be willing to “dress-up” for the shoot. This means no casual looks, but I’m open to traditional and alternative interpretations. I ask all of my models to provide their own wardrobe, and I … Read More Model Call: Couples Only

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Local Adventure: East Regiment Beer Co.

This weekend I adventured to the new East Regiment Beer Co. taproom in Salem, MA. The brewery opened just over a month ago, and it’s a really lovely space: it’s light and bright with an outdoor patio to boot. AND it’s child and dog friendly.

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Maternity

There were a variety of factors that played into why I didn’t get maternity shots taken. Was I just being vain? Why get these photos taken if I had absolutely no desire to display them in my house? Would any photo of me, at 53lbs heavier than my already chubby frame, be something I would enjoy? I think a lot of pregnant women probably … Read More Maternity

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Children & Families

I love children; they’re pure magic. I used to teach kids, and I loved watching their expressions precisely because they haven’t learned to hide their emotions yet. When they learn something new, their whole faces light up. Everything is still so novel and the simplest things can still be full of wonder. When children are bored, upset, tired, or any other emotion, you instantly … Read More Children & Families