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Bella Luna Wedding Photography in Jamaica Plain

A peek at an amazing wedding last weekend at Jamaica Plain's very own Bella Luna. The last event I photographed there was the adoption party/wedding at Bella Luna five years ago.

This weekend's bride killed it in a red dress.  Emphasizing the color and joy of this October wedding, we took some portraits along Center Street.  Pizza and beer.  Cupcakes and champagne. A little Newly Weds game show live set. Loved this whole wedding!

More to come as I climb out of the editing weeds this month.  jamaica plain wedding at bella luna red dress

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jamaica plain wedding at bella luna red dress

jamaica plain wedding at bella luna red dress

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jamaica plain wedding at bella luna patio ceremony

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Boston Wedding Photography .:. Civil Ceremony Public Garden

If I don't just do it and start posting blog entries right away, I will never catch up. And when I have such a beautiful and classic Boston wedding to share I want to do it right away - blog calendar and chronology be damned!
this was a last minute engagement (on my part - being engaged as their wedding photographer I mean) and they booked me for a Monday morning civil wedding ceremony at the Boston Public Garden.  The groom lives here. The bride lives in Chicago. They met and fell in love and wanted to get married right away. Their big family wedding will be in India later this year. This will explain why there were so many cell phones present - not to record precisely but to broadcast to their parents.  All of the people present pulled out their iphone and skyped in the parents and grandparents of the bride and groom.  For once the now ubiquitous iphone presence at a wedding was in fact touching.  The groom teared up when speaking with his father (via video chat on phone) after the ceremony.

It was both very modern and absolutely classic.  Both that moment and the rest of the morning.

Here are a few from the small and intimate wedding coverage.

I love this kind of work!

ARTCETERA! | Aids Action Committee

Aids Action celebrated it's 25th anniversary last month.  Founded by Boston-area artists joining together responding to the AIDS crisis by creating and organizing ARTcetera, a contemporary art auction to raise money for AIDS Action Committee.
Benjamin Spear (one of my favorite people ever) of Thinkside, asked me to collaborate on a series of images for ARTcetera 2011. Since the AIDS epidemic looks nothing like it did 25 years ago, we wanted to create a series of portraits that realistically reflect the diverse community that Aids Action serves today.  We brought in the wonderful Lisette Murphy as stylist, and powered through twenty portraits in one epic morning on Amory Street.

Here are a few of the images from the evening.

The epidemic and AIDS Action’s work are far from over. More information about Aids Action here.

dies caniculares

Last day of August.  Students moving in.  Lacie, one of our favorite dog neighbors, is moving out.  Yankees are in town for a critical series. The neighborhood is energized with the promise of a new semester, a possible post season. Perfect summer night.

Boston Harbor Islands | Peddocks Island

My summer 2011 bucket list is a mix of the reasonably achievable and the pretty ridiculous (the likelihood I get to have a make out dance party with Mayer Hawthorne possibly being the most remote). Having worked all weekend, and moved the studio to it's new swanky address-impressive location, I decided to give myself Monday off to check one thing off my list: seeing Peddocks Island.
Like every kid funneled through the Boston Public Schools, I toured George's Island for a class field trip.  That memory of elementary school,  Shutter Island and Wickett's Remedy (a book that uses marginalia written by ghosts!) were about the only things I knew about the Boston Harbor Islands.

Park ranger, islander, and new friend Suzanne, gave me and my parents a fascinatingly detailed history while walking us through most of the island's five drumlins.  I took a ton of photographs.  Clearly, I'm ever obsessed with the New Topographics landscapes. Some things just don't change.

Others wilt away.  It was not a little heartbreaking to see so many little cottages silently breaking down in the elements.  Stunning to see the remaining military buildings, batteries and housing camped along the edge of the island. It was the perfect Monday vacation.  We even took a little swim, with a view of the city as a backdrop.  Bliss achieved.



A few weeks ago, Ars Magna and Ad Hoc hosted a workshop by Mexican photographer Fer Juaristi.  Fer's work has been in my reader for the past few years, and I was delighted to host him at the studio.  He is charming and earnest and an incredible photographer.  We worked with a great couple, who are getting married in Mexico next year.