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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 […]

February 19, 2015

There’s something spectacular that happens with engagement sessions. Even if I know the couple ahead of time (like I did with my friends here), we still aren’t familiar with each other as couple and photographer. It’s a different dynamic, a special dance that can only be learned through experience. Plus my jokes are definitely better […]