Fort Point Art Walk

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FORT POINT SPRING ART WALK

Where is Fort Point?  It's just across the channel from south Station, adjacent to the Seaport and technically a part of Southie. Fort Point is one of New England’s largest artist communities, home to over 300 artists who produce work in a wide array of media.

The Fort Point Spring Art Walk is happening on Mother's Day Weekend! Enjoy a stroll through our lovely and rapidly changing neighborhood. What a great way to spend time with your mom. 

While we won't be opening the doors at #601 (coming off maternity leave), I will have some recent pieces up in the building.  

Friday, May 12: Preview all galleries and select studios 4-7 pm
Saturday, May 13 & Sunday, May 14: 12-6 pm

It will be more than studios doors being opened.  There will be performances and public art as well. For a full schedule of activities check fortpointarts.org.

Fort Point Galleries

FPAC Gallery (300 Summer Street) FPAC members show

Our very own Midway Gallery at Midway Artists Studios, 15 Channel Center group show

249 A Street Gallery group show

Atlantic Wharf Gallery at 290 Congress Street Planes in the Sky

Fort Point Public Art Installations

Starry Night by Lisa Greenfield and Daniel J. van Ackere

Location: A Street beneath Summer Street

PYR2014 by Don Eyles

Location: Fort Point Channel, south side of Summer Street Bridge

Channel Center Garage, installation by Joanne Kaliontzis + Spalding Tougias Architects

Location: off A Street + Iron Street, near Channel Center development park

I do hope you make the trip out to explore and see our neighborhood.  I promise you it won't look the same as the last time you were here. And it won't look the same as the next time you come.  


Elopement Photography Boston

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ELOPING IN BOSTON

The original plan was just the two of them.  But when parent's were notified, they decided to fly to to witness and celebrate. And a few more friends joined in for good measure.

BAY VILLAGE BOSTON WEDDING PORTRAITS

Granted a brief pass from active duty to come up to Boston to get married.  We met up on the stoop of his first Boston apartment.  P was living there in a tiny studio apartment when he and V met.

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BOSTON CITY HALL WEDDING

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Presided over by City Clerk Maureen Feeney, the ceremony was held in her office, which just about fit the group gathered.  Feeney was, as always, a delightful officiant.  Explaining the paper work before bringing the couple up in front of her bookcase to say their vows.

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Boston City Hall is a great, and architecturally fascinating, place to have a civil ceremony in Boston.  After the ceremony,  the North End, Faneuil Hall, the Rose Kennedy Greenway, the Boston Public Garden, and Beacon Hill are all just a short walk away.

WEDDING PORTRAITS IN DOWNTOWN BOSTON

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In our initial conversation, it was decided that, as they met in the city ad are now leaving, the bride and groom wanted to incorporate a Boston feel to the environmental portraits.  We took a few moments in the Blackstone Block and then Post Office Square before parting ways.  They went off to celebrate at JM Curley's with their parents and friends.  Congratulations!  Wishing you both the best as you set off on new chapters, professionally and personally!

GETTING MARRIED AT BOSTON CITY HALL

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I love the distilled excitement of intimate weekday weddings.  Ars Magna offers weekday wedding coverage that includes photographing the ceremony and a fun portrait session with our fair city as the backdrop.

Are you interested getting married at Boston City Hall?  It's easy.  Go to Boston City Hall at least three days before your wedding with $50 and complete the Marriage Intention Form at the Registrar’s Office.  When you can return to City Hall, you can pick up your marriage license and get married!

Interested in learning more about our City Hall Wedding packages?  Email me now!


Anniversary Post: Cambridge City Hall Wedding

Happy First Anniversary to Eric & Audrey.  We had two wonderful wedding celebrations with them in 2016.  The first was their civil wedding ceremony at Cambridge City Hall.  The second was photographed by the amazing Danielle of Salty Raven.  You can checkout the New York State wedding here.


Revisiting some of my favorite moments from their first wedding last April.

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Parenthood: Considering the Future

Sharing a few family portraits from our first weeks together as a newly minted family.  My phone seems to be the easiest camera that I can operate while simultaneously feeding or holding baby.  And the pictures from the phone so far are pretty great.  Captured, with my DSLR,  some images but loving particularly the image below of The Engineer playing music for us in the afternoon sunshine. 

We've been in a daze. A soggy and sleepy daze. Nearly three weeks into parenthood, it's more of everything than I thought it would be.  The Engineer recently shared this quote with me.  It brought us both to tears. With all the uncertainty that's swirling around us, both in our own space as new parents and in our nation as a whole, we found comfort in this sentiment.  

Gross National Product counts air pollution and cigarette advertising, and ambulances to clear our highways of carnage. It counts special locks for our doors and the jails for the people who break them. It counts the destruction of the redwood and the loss of our natural wonder in chaotic sprawl. It counts napalm and counts nuclear warheads and armored cars for the police to fight the riots in our cities. It counts Whitman's rifle and Speck's knife, and the television programs which glorify violence in order to sell toys to our children.

Yet the gross national product does not allow for the health of our children, the quality of their education or the joy of their play. It does not include the beauty of our poetry or the strength of our marriages, the intelligence of our public debate or the integrity of our public officials. It measures neither our wit nor our courage, neither our wisdom nor our learning, neither our compassion nor our devotion to our country, it measures everything in short, except that which makes life worthwhile.

And it can tell us everything about America except why we are proud that we are Americans.

-Sen. Robert F. Kennedy at University of Kansas, March 18, 1968


Anniversary Post: Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center Wedding Photography

As I'm on maternity leave, I'm reposting some of my favorite weddings as anniversary posts. 


I've been able to get to photograph and know this amazing family over the past several years. Turns out that we have overlapping friends and intersected lives.  I'm so glad that we found each other.  

Here's a recent portrait from a family session last fall.  Their family has grown with a new daughter and a new son.  

Last time we saw this family, their Cambridge wedding was a year away. Teachers are a special breed.  I know, I was once one of them.  They value tradition, but aren't ruled by it.  There is consistency and earnestness inherent.  Able to be serious. Ready to have fun. Both bride and groom, as well as a good amount of the wedding guests were teachers.  Just a few of the reasons I enjoyed working with M. and I at their Cambridge wedding.

From the custom converse on the groomsmen (and for the dancing bride) to the vows read from an iphone (so 2011, right?) they owned this wedding day.  Though, the couple's daughter, Frannie, nearly stole the show in her green dress and purple shoes. We made a few portraits in the courtyard at Le Meridien, then onward to the Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center, where the flowering trees flanked the sunset ceremony in the courtyard.  Strolling reception gave way to dancing, and toasts and cake.

Life is surprises.  M.'s vows began with an acknowledgement of that.  Life is unexpected.  Life is love.

And a special thanks to Douglas Levy for working with me on this one!


Anniversary Post: Butterfly Place Elopement

As I'm on maternity leave, I'm reposting some of my favorite weddings as anniversary posts. 


My 2010 wedding season kicked off with a gorgeous elopement at The Butterfly Place in Westford.  Congratulations, V & F!