So I have not mastered photography by ANY means, but as a full time educator, I always like to challenge myself and learn more. These photos can be thought of as "sketches" or "studies," meaning that I was practicing and having fun. What is more fun than having some champagne with friends and then taking photos at 1am? Well I enlisted Cassie (she's my resident model!) and Jimi for these shots and I think they're pretty fun!
We made these by shooting at night using a long exposure in the camera. The light is from sparklers (well, Roman Candles, really) and the effects are both eerie and awesome! What do you think?!
These guys are so special in my heart because they're family! Dennis and Kana are my brother and sister-in-law (respectively) and Shiori is my cute little niece. I am so happy to have been able to capture them through photos. Although they apparently didn't know that they would be included in the pictures, I still think they look marvelous. We took a walk through the Arnold Arboreteum in Jamaica Plain and (no thanks to those pesky bugs) we had a great time and captured some beautiful moments.
I love this guy! Andrew was legitimately the perfect baby. I can't even tell you how well behaved he was! His mom was so proud of him! He just followed the camera thinking, "Yes, I'm amazing. I know it!" And everyone agreed!
Julia and Jason were engaged after a short time but meeting them, you could just see that they belong together. I didn't know these two until I met them on the day of the engagement session but I fell in LOVE with them! They are so fun. I could totally see them just having a blast together. Julia is totally like me - super organized! She is a wedding planner superstar. I am really looking forward to shooting their wedding this summer!
Erin & Joe are the SWEETEST couple ever. And little Joe is just the cutest. They are such an amazing family. Erin is Emily's sister, who was my first wedding, so this family is also close to my heart. This was my first winter wedding and it was so beautiful. I love small intimate weddings. I got so teary eyed at this one. You guys are fantastic!