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5 Things to Wear for a Fall Photo Session

The number one question I’ve received since opening Ann Leonard Photography is “What should I wear?” The truth is that there isn’t a single right answer to this question. It depends on the type of session, the season, and a lot about you. However, in the effort to create a place for you to start perusing the right section of your closet, or give … Read More 5 Things to Wear for a Fall Photo Session

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Open to All

Everything is political. Every decision is a choice. I am committed to letting my clients know that when they choose me, they are making the choice of inclusion. Recently, I signed the Open to All pledge. The gist of this online agreement is that as a business I open my doors to all people regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation, gender, or ethnicity. The … Read More Open to All

Some Black & White on a Wednesday

Sometimes I have less to say and more to show. Enjoy your Wednesday.

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Top 5 Tips for Creating Stunning Silhouettes

There’s a rock at a local park that had been begging me to shoot a silhouette style photo on it for awhile now. I’m pretty happy with the results, and I thought you might like to give silhouette photography the old DIY try. Unfortunately, when you google how to create a silhouette, the first links that pop up are how to create them with … Read More Top 5 Tips for Creating Stunning Silhouettes

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Boston Back 2 School: Malden, MA

Now Booking Back 2 School Minis Is the summer really over? Not quite, but school is on the horizon. Kids change so quickly; take the time to document who they are as they enter into the new school year. These shots are from a backyard back to school session I had the pleasure to shoot this weekend. The oldest sibling regaled me with Harry … Read More Boston Back 2 School: Malden, MA

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Black and White Wednesday

I understand why most people seem to prefer color: it’s what we see, but I’ll probably always be a sucker for a good black and white image. I began my photography journey in a university dark room. My path has been far from straight, but it was in that dark room that I fell in love with photography and learned to unsee the color, … Read More Black and White Wednesday

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The Unexplored: Love on the Charles

Yesterday was my first romp around the Charles– I have lived near Boston for 10 years. I’ll admit to having driven along both Storrow and Memorial Dr., but I never really wandered. I never really enjoyed this pleasure right here in my own backyard. That’s one of the things I love most about this job: learning about and exploring new places–often ones close to … Read More The Unexplored: Love on the Charles

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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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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