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October 15, 2019

I’ve known Caity for many years. I’ve known her since I moved to New England from California. I had lived here a few years working with her father on a video game with Red Sox baseball player Curt Schilling. You see, I used to work in video games, and I was helping make a video […]

May 20, 2018

FILED IN: wedding

Ashley and Matt found me on Thumbtack – and we bonded instantly over video games, movies, and wine. The day started wonderfully in Leominster, Massachusetts – windy, overcast, but warm. Ashley and Matt both got ready at a local Holiday Inn in a conference room (amazingly nice!) Ceremony Venue: St. Cecilia’s The ceremony was held […]

September 12, 2016

I fell in love with Sonya long before we actually met. It might have been the fact that she referred to herself as “Sonypants” or just “Pants.” And that her fiance was called Q – yes, after the Star Trek Q – the multidimensional being that made all sorts of trouble for Captain Picard and […]

September 8, 2016

FILED IN: sneak peek

I’m still reeling from this Labor Day of weddings – an epic weekend to be sure. But I wanted to share some sneak peeks of some of my favorite images from the day. Jackie & John really knew how to throw a magnificent party at Mt Hope Farm in Bristol, RI (now officially my favorite […]

October 6, 2015

Chris & Sarah met over a bar of bittersweet chocolate on the distant shores of Australia. Chris who hails from Rhode Island, left for better opportunities in the land down under. Little did he know he would find love there. They fell in love quickly, and in an act of pure love, they decided to marry […]

September 10, 2015

So when I spoke to Olivia on the phone, I asked what she and her fiance liked to do together. It’s a fair question. Her answer? “Our dog!” They weren’t kidding. Little Peyton is the center of their universe. She is a bit of a diva and her Mama & Daddy love it that way! […]

June 23, 2015

We met at a tiny pub near the Boston Public Gardens to down a bottle of wine and the best pretzel bites we’d ever tasted. Nerves were definitely there, as were apprehensions over what the experience might hold. Not a great recipe for engagement photography! Ashley & Matt weren’t sure what they were in for, […]

June 9, 2015

Confession: I’m not from here. I’m a native Californian. Yes, yes, I know, why am I here? That’s a long story for another day, but needless to say, I am woefully ignorant about many of the sights in and around my adopted home of New England. But Beacon Hill – how did I not KNOW […]

June 1, 2015

The winter was harsh here in New England, so of course the first chance we get, we go to the beach, no matter if it’s only 60 degrees! This adorable couple was the winner of my engagement shoot from a bridal show I did at the Shriner’s Imperial room in March of this year, and […]

May 16, 2015

FILED IN: sneak peek

It was a perfect Spring day for a family to come together from both Massachusetts and Australia in an intimate ceremony in the countryside. This wedding was a perfect way for me to start the 2015 wedding season. I can’t wait to share all of the images, but here is just one that I couldn’t keep […]