Saturday, November 2, 2019

My Brother's Legacy ♥️

It was raining but we had a plan because not getting it done was NOT an option.  With the time constraints and the amount of people involved there was no rescheduling, we had to do it. 
It was right here right before this shot. That's when it happened.  It was a Moment...An Emotion so strong that I couldn't contain it. As I stood there in front of all of them watching the chaos as everyone was trying find their place.  As Erika tried to help get the little one's in order and Jojo was asking if she was my assistant. That's when it happened, The tears just came...Because all I could think at that moment was that HE should have been there RIGHT THERE in the Middle because this is His Legacy, his Children, his Grandchildren and his Wife. I am not sure they understood what was happening and all I could manage to say is wow how you guys have grown. I then turned away and took a deep breath and said this is for you 💕

The last time I did this with them them was on a thanksgiving day way back when my brother was still with us. A lot has changed since then. We can't go back and change the past but we can look to a brighter and better tomorrow and we can Miss HIM, We are Allowed. 

Here are the Results 

I am a Very Proud Auntie. Each one unique in their own special way, but each one loved just the same.

Happy Saturday!

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Live Simply ♥️

It takes a little bit of courage to do a Boudoir Shoot. I will say it's one of those things that until you do it, you just don't know how empowering it can be. I offer it all the time and I get just about every excuse in the book. I will just let you know that there is no reason to wait. The time is NOW.  

When the decision is made and it actually happens there are no regrets. Instead, I get things like... "I should have decided to do this a while ago" "What was I waiting for" "I can't believe that's me" 

I Love doing Boudoir Shoots, it's one of my faves. It's something about the look and joy on the clients face or the "WEEEPPPPAA who is That"  that I sometimes get. I get to say this is YOU in a way that you can't possibly see yourself in the mirror.  The feeling that I get from encouraging women and making them feel the very best is actually encouraging me at the very same time.  Here are a few images from a recent shoot, it was 3 years in the waiting but finally came to pass. 

Live Simply 
Love Generously 
Learn Constantly

Thursday, January 24, 2019

The Other Side...

If you know me, you know I am a glamour girl.  I Live for it! So on occasion I like to get my photos done too. It's a somewhat difficult task, not because my friends aren't great Photographers, But because I am not the one looking through the lens.  I can give anyone the tools I have and teach anyone how to control my camera. What I can Not give them is my point of view. It's just not possible and that is how it works. While posing I might have an image in my head and the photographer something completely different. In the end it usually works out even though it's a lot of hard work being on the other side.  The Most important part I think, is that the person being photographed is as comfortable as possible. 

There is usually a whole lot of clowning around, taking selfies like I don't have a professional camera in front of me, but also a whole lot of Love. I apologize for being difficult to anyone that has had to photograph me ;) 

Here's a few of the results..
 The Clowning Around..
The Snapchat Selfie with filter is a must! 

Then there is the One Image that Rocks and Makes me feel amazing :) It was totally the purpose of this shoot, since this Birthday was #Fiercely 46 

Thanks to Igdalia Medina Photography for putting up with a difficult client :) Love You!!! ♥️

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Release the Brakes...

Even though you may want to move forward in your life, you may have one foot on the brakes. In order to be free, we must learn how to let go. 
Release the hurt. Release the fear. Refuse to entertain your old pain. The energy it takes to hang onto the past is holding you back from a new life.  What is it you would let go of today? 
 (Mary Manin Morrissey)

Sometimes we really do need to let go of all the negative things in our lives.  It's not easy but it can be done.  I have in recent years learned to release the brakes. I am happier now :)

This lovely image taken during the Road Trip to Vermont. Letting the sun come through can feel so amazing. Autumn in New England as it should be documented ♥️
Happy Tuesday!!

Monday, October 15, 2018

New Adventures...

Sometimes you need to dare to go on a New Adventure...Leave all the things that you know and step outside of the box (and out of my comfort zone).  You never know what Great things await you!! I had the pleasure of going on a road trip with a friend. He wanted to take me for Ice Cream he said...In VERMONT!! :)  Being a New England girl who's never been to Vermont how could I refuse? It's October and what better time to go on a road trip than on a Lazy Sunday in the Fall?  I Love Autumn it's my very favorite season of the year.  I was dreaming of reds and oranges. 
There were quite a few stops along the way with Many sites to see and photograph.  When he mentioned The Gorge...I genuinely asked "What's the Gorge?" Little did I know....The moment in the middle of the Quechee Gorge Bridge was going to take my breathe away and cause me to just STOP, put the camera down, and enjoy the amazing view and moment for what it was. In that moment, I felt pure bliss.  Of course, I was able to capture it, in all it's glory. I am always in aww of the Lord's Majestic Views. 
It was one of those moments that I will treasure for a lifetime. Happily committed to going back at the change of the season, we hit the road again.  Finally arriving at our destination for my favorite Chunky Monkey ♥️ Ice Cream... After all that was the purpose....Or was it? 😉 

Happy Monday folks! 

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Not Everyone's Cup of Tea..

We live in a world of preference. This I know first hand. I prefer my own things a certain way. I am willing to pay to get a service a particular way. This is why I feel that a portfolio is extremely important. It shows people who you are and what you have to offer. I understand that I am not everyone's cup of tea, and that is perfectly OK with me 😉

Let's be clear. One should never take on a client that you don't work well with. Also, you should never hire someone that you are not confident in.  It has to work both ways. I have clients that rave about my work and give me the ultimate recommendation to their friends and family.  although not often, I have also gotten a client that wasn't as excited.  As a professional you have to do what's in your power to make your client happy.  I share my work liberally because when someone is calling to hire me, I want it to be because they've scoured all of my work and are completely confident that I can and will create some wonderful ART for them.  

 Gedney Farms, New Marlboro, MA
 Saint Agnes Church, Arlington, MA
Courtyard by Marriot, Milford, MA

Louisa Lake, Milford, MA
Catherdral of the Pines, Rindge, NH

I am Very Proud of my work. Thankfully I am somebody's cup of Tea 😉

Have a Blessed Day!! 

Christmas Cheer!!

It's almost that time folks. It comes sooner and sooner every year. It's my absolute favorite Holiday!! I prep early. How early well let's just say my tree has been known to be up year round. a Holiday tree I like to call it. 

Some don't understand but the folks that like to have a holiday photo like this one taken, so they can send it to their friends and family at Christmas Time... those folks UNDERSTAND 😉

The benefits are that it gives me time, for production and to also enjoy my own holiday as well. If your one of these folks, feel free to contact me and set up your Holiday Photo Session soon!!  Happy Hump Day!!!