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Girls Day at the Sandwich Boardwalk

Erin and her girls are pure magic. They are a family filled with laughter and squeezes. On this day at the beach, it wasn’t about staring into the camera with a cheesy grin – they were skipping rocks, collecting shells, giving noogies and rolling up their pants!

Town Neck Beach and the Sandwich Boardwalk is one of my most favorite places to photograph. It’s also a place I hang without the camera! It’s been a big part of my family’s history, and one of our dogs’ favorite places to chase sticks! It’s funny, but no matter how many times I might photograph here, I’ll probably continue to recommend it as top of the list when clients want to come to Cape Cod! It’s also just over the Sagamore Bridge.

Ladies, you guys rock! Thanks for a fantastic afternoon splash on the beach!

Could it be any more clear what an incredible mom Erin is? These photos just say it all… love you, Erin!

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  • May 6, 2013 - 8:55 pm

    Meredith Sledge - Oh my, I looooove these!!!

  • May 6, 2013 - 9:11 pm

    Haley Cabral - Thank you again for taking these of us! I love them! Is there any way I could save them?

  • May 6, 2013 - 9:12 pm

    Stacey - Hi Haley! Your mom has them all, enjoy!! Love you girls!

  • May 6, 2013 - 9:19 pm

    Haley Cabral - Thank you Stacey! We love you too!!!

Kaleena + Torrey’s Private Estate Wedding

Kaleena and Torrey found THE most perfect backdrop for their September wedding in Rochester, MA. A private estate (that’s actually for sale) with all the romance and charm to surround the beautiful day they created.

And beautiful it was! A long, winding driveway, gorgeous stone walls, a Rolls Royce, the lush September greens, lovely touches of wood and pale pink florals – and of course the gigantic smiles of bride and groom as they say “I do”!

You’ll remember these guys from an awesome Chelsea, MA engagement shoot with some red wellies and their bulldog George! Kaleena & Torrey (and their families) are some of the sweetest you’ll meet, and I’m so happy for them to welcome a new baby soon too!

I simply must give the hugest shout out to my assisting photographer and friend, Jaq Poussot (above photos)… for being such an amazing help and calming presence. And to Jenn Smith for her outrageous talent with flowers… wouldn’t you agree?

I absolutely love lounge areas at weddings, and this one later filled with laughter and cigar smoke. The wooden sign served as the couple’s guest book!

Kaleena and Torrey, I had such a wonderful year getting to know you guys and celebrating this amazing day with you both! I look forward to watching your family grow, and to crossing paths in the neighborhood of course too! Thank you for all that you gave of yourselves and your hearts in inviting me and your friends and family in to your unforgettable wedding day!

Assisting Photographer (and so much more!!): Jacqueline Poussot | Floral Design: J. Smith Floral Design | Invitations: Modern Vintage | Catering: Eat Your Heart Out Caterers | Cake & Desserts: Delicious Desserts | DJ: Groove Authority | Hair & Make-up: Salon Belor | Dressmaker: Dennis Basso | Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Rentals: Rentals Unlimited | Tent: Chase Canopy

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  • May 5, 2013 - 12:02 pm

    Helgi - Those images are superb!!!!!!!

A Mothers Day Gift!

Mothers, grandmothers, new mothers, those who have taken us in like mothers… Moms are the best!

I’ve had an incredibly strong and wonderful relationship with my mom all my life. We have so much in common, yet many differences as well. She is ALWAYS there for me with support, love and laughter, and I know I couldn’t possibly be the woman I am today without her. And as much as it makes us chuckle, I am becoming more and more like her as each year goes by!

(Sandy and her mom, a winter wedding in Woodstock, Vermont this February!)

On a wedding day, during the hustle and bustle of getting ready, I always smile when I see the bride with her mom. A big squeeze, a quick errand, fixing her daughter’s hair, a private joke, sharing a family heirloom or story before she walks down the aisle…

Likewise, the groom’s mom. She may hang with the ladies early on, but the look on her face when she gets back to her son is so special. She fixes his tie, pricks her finger on the boutonniere, straightens her own dress with quiet pride. Their dance together is the cutest, arms tight around her little boy.

This Mothers Day, I’d like to help celebrate you and your Mom – or YOU being a mom!

Book a session! All weekday sessions this May are just $220, with an 8×10″ for you and your Mom/Daughter!*

Current Clients! Order by Mother’s Day and receive 40% off all canvas prints in your online gallery!

Plan ahead, and I’ll even send you a lovely gift voucher to share with your mom on this special day! HAPPY MAY!! I hope to hear from you!

*$220 for two people, $50 each additional person, and each person receives one free 8×10″ print. All sessions must take place on a weekday this May 2013 (think lovely evening light after work!). Locations beyond 40 miles of Barnstable, MA may incur small travel fee.

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UPDATE! My own mom bailed on me for Mother’s Day, spontaneously jaunting off to Arizona for a girls week (like mother, like daughter), so I need someone else’s mom to hang out with! Comment below and share your memories of a favorite photo with mom, and I’ll come photograph the winner and mom/children free on Mother’s Day afternoon!

The session is free, including two 8×10″ prints to keep. High-resolution digital files are provided for each print ordered in your online gallery. Distance covered from Plymouth to Chatham only please, on the afternoon of Sunday, May 12th. Winner chosen entirely at random by 5pm Thursday. Now get to it!

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  • May 8, 2013 - 6:11 am

    Finn - I’m interested in this not for me, but for my wife, and specifically for her mom who’s been having a real rough go of it. My wife & her two sisters are all supposedly going to visit their mom in Plymouth this weekend and what an amazing gift it would be for them to have photos taken to remind them later of how much they all love each other, especially her mom.

  • May 8, 2013 - 8:41 am

    Cait - I have too many favorite mom memories! But this last weekend we went to NYC and my brother was supposed to take a picture of us riding the carousel, but instead he video taped the entire thing so we have a cool memory now for later in life :)

  • May 8, 2013 - 9:41 am

    Danielle Shea - What a great idea;)

  • May 8, 2013 - 8:20 pm

    Tracy Kramer - What a fantastic idea! My stories are not as moving as above but we will have four generations here on Sunday, what a memory to make!!!

  • May 8, 2013 - 8:49 pm

    Hilary - I am the mom of an amazing 16-month-old boy and expecting a baby girl any minute. I have always been close with my mom, but being a mom with her and watching the love between her and my son has been amazing. I am thankful to have my mom here to guide me through the challenges of motherhood and to share the many smiles! I would love to have photos of the 3 generations!

  • May 8, 2013 - 8:52 pm

    Jen - I have four munchkins I would love pictures with!

  • May 9, 2013 - 9:13 am

    Emma Josselyn - My favorite memory of a photo with my mom was one from when I was four or five. My mom was finishing getting me ready for a ballet recital. My hair was in a perfect bun, I had the cutest little tutu on and I was holding up my arms so she could wrap the ties of my ballet sweater around my waist. I just love it.

  • May 9, 2013 - 1:02 pm

    Jamie Bohlin - My favorite photo of me and my mom was when she made us matching clown outfits for Halloween! We looked so freaking adorable! xo

  • May 9, 2013 - 3:52 pm

    Christin Schow - One of my favorite photos of my mom and I is my Facebook cover photo right now. It was taken by my uncle who was a photographer. While I don’t remember the photo session itself (I was a toddler), every time I look at it I know just how it felt to be there in her arms.
    She is not with us anymore and we don’t have any children of our own yet…except for our furry son…but I thought I would share anyway.
    Happy Mother’s Day to all you moms out there. :-)

  • May 12, 2013 - 6:19 pm

    Diane - Love you Stac, thanks for helping me make lasting memories

Black Thigh-Highs

Black thigh-highs… the ultimate sexy.

Such a fantastic morning photographing Heather. From classic black, to a more romantic sheer white sweater… she was willing to play and laugh, and to celebrate herself at this lovely time in life!

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I absolutely love photographing boudoir! It can be a special treat for your man, of course, but also just an awesome celebration of your own femininity! I’ve been fortunate to photograph several brides the very morning of their wedding this year as well!

Heather shared the morning with one of her best girls, giggling over champagne and nerves – which is the best way to do it, in my opinion! Stay tuned for the rest of our photos, which will be a surprise for a very special groom on his wedding day this May!

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  • April 26, 2013 - 5:31 pm

    Meredith Sledge - These are so stunning! WOW! Some of the best boudoir shots I’ve ever seen. I love the black and white look with the grain. So gorge!