A Video! Behind the Scenes with Me

This one has been quite some time in the making, and in finally sharing!  I was able to work with my friend and neighbor Kevin at Fort Point Media to capture some behind the scenes at two shoots (one in Fort Point and a lovely New Year's Eve Boston City Hall wedding).  Kevin also got me into the studio for a little voice over.




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Indoor Engagement Photos Boston

Boston Indoor Engagement Session

New England winter.  Outdoor shoots. Yikes.  While you could throw caution to the wind and shoot outdoor, there are many months that you, and I, would rather cozy up inside.   A and N wanted to do an indoor engagement shoot in Boston even before we knew it would be a chilly Sunday afternoon.  After scouting out a few places, I fell in love with the light and atmosphere at Fort Point's Oak + Rowan.  We once lived across the street from this space when it was Twelve Chairs.  Now a brick and beam lofty industrial space that makes the most of its window light - the space is both comfortable and modern. (and the dessert menu . . . . trust me.)

If you want to rock your Boston engagement portraits like these two without fretting about plan B for weather,  start thinking about doing portraits in beautiful spaces like this!

Of course, you don't have to go to a bar or restaurant.  Other Indoor Locations in Boston to Shoot Your Engagement Photos - your place, one of the many universities we have in Boston or across the river (perhaps you once attended one of them), the Butterfly Place is one of my favorites!


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Loved this session!  These love birds were amazing.  A late afternoon.  A Rent-the-Runway dress. A welcoming staff at Oak + Rowan.  Perfection.

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Davis Square Engagement Photos

Sharing a few gems from a beautiful early fall evening in Davis Square with these love birds.  We hit the Square right after their work day and the light couldn't have been more beautiful.  A little time on the bike path and then finished up with some ice cream at JP Licks.

More to come, but I wanted to share these right away!


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Engagement Portraits at Settler's Crossing

Engagement Photography at Settler's Crossing

Many a love story begins in Boston. There are so many colleges and graduate programs here that are the setting for lifelong friendships and also for romance. This love story one began in Syracuse, in an Art History class.

Kara and Tim first met attending Ithaca College.  They briefly dated and stayed friends throughout the rest of college and into the immediate post-college years. When Kara moved to Boston for grad school, their strong friendship evolved into a serious relationship. So serious that they are planning to tie the knot this fall in an outdoor ceremony at Settlers Crossing in Lunenberg, Massachusetts.

As they currently live in California, we met for the first time to do an mini engagement shoot and a venue walk through.  They had mentioned how much they loved physical activity (biking, hiking, camping and exploring new places) so finding spots in the golf course setting seemed appropriate for these adventurers.  We were handed a gorgeous day and while he were a bit early for magic hour, the light was lovely and the grounds were ideal.

Kara has an online and pop-up thrift store and Tim is her photographer.  They were looking forward to their engagement shoot so they would get comfortable being both in front of the camera.  They were amazing - easily showing how much they care for each other.

We may have inadvertently stepped into a patch of poison ivy.  I was so busy shooting that I didn't look down.  Tim and Kara took charge and I was sent home with decontaminated feet and an extra pair of Kara's shoes. She is, as Tim described her, kind and thoughtful.

I'm looking forward to their wedding at Settlers Crossing in Lunenberg in the fall.

Visual Voice Love Story | New England Engagement Session Words and Pictures

Visual Voice New England Engagement Portraits

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A few weeks ago I shared my initial favorites from Cassie and Alex's Berkshires engagement session.  Today I have more images from their beautiful fall engagement session along with their own words.  

I started adding Visual Voice as an option to Ars Magna portrait sessions a few years ago.  I love doing this!  When clients add their own voices to the images - the strength and resonance of their gestures of love is amplified.  

What are Visual Voice Love Stories?

What is Visual Voice? The Visual Voice sessions,are portrait sessions that include a written component.  It's a chance to express and share your feelings towards each other in language as well as in the gestures and emotion of the photographs.

How does it work?  You and your partner will answer a set of questions independently, and mail the answers back to me.  We schedule, plan and have your engagement session.  I read through your responses and pair them with images.  You’ll get a pictures only gallery as well as a gallery of select images that are paired with words.

You can see examples here, here and here

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If you're interested in booking A Visual Voice Session, a customized portrait session that incorporates your own words to each other, send me an email and we'll get a date on the calendar.  It requires that you be courageous and truthful in your feelings and put them into language.  You can do that, can't you?

Want to book your Visual Voice Love Story?  Don't be shy. Let's do it!  



Fall Engagement Photos New England

Engagement Photos in the Berkshires

Wanted to share a few of my favorite images from this beautiful fall engagement session that I photographed over Columbus Day weekend.  This couple opted in for Visual Voice - so a full post, complete with tears and laughter, will come later, I promise.  You can checkout another example of Visual Voice Love Story here

The autumn leaves have arrived!  And half of them, at least, are still on the trees.  Taking advantage of the natural beauty and the long weekend, we spent an afternoon on The Engineer's family property just past the Berkshires.  It turned out to be a gorgeous day and bonus that it's private property so their adorable dog could join us!  

More to come . . .

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This restored barn provided the perfect place to slip in for a dramatically lit cuddle. 

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Looking forward to their wedding next year on Cape Cod!  Congratulations on the multitude of new chapters you are enjoying right now.