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!!! 

Monday, September 17, 2018

For the Love of Weddings..

I am a hopeless romantic. I can't help myself. I don't just LOVE weddings, I am IN LOVE with weddings. If you've ever been in a relationship, I bet you know exactly what I am talking about. (tee hee tee hee)

When I see Wedding Photography my heart skips a beat. It's not the reason I became a photographer, because as far as I am concerned,  I became a photographer in the 70's with a 110 film camera and that contraption you used to put on top of the camera. I was VERY VERY young. 😉 It is however the reason I studied Photography at Center for Digital Imaging Arts Boston University.

What I found out is that Wedding Photography is extremely hard work. You have to have been the main photographer at a wedding to understand. I haven't had a wedding client in the past 2years. I have been focused on several other things in my life. That being said, I am here. I am working on refreshing all of my marketing and over then next week I will be sharing a few photography aspects using the images from the same wedding.

I will begin with antique color processing. That's how I felt in the moment. The ambience we were feeling here.
 And then a Black and White. I am a lover of black and white.
You can decide which version you like best. I don't outsource. I do all the editing myself, as well as going through all 1209 Images shot at this wedding. So I'm biased on the decision making.... Happy Monday!!

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Baby 💙 Wrinkles

Newborn babies are the best. The Feet...The Wrinkles, The Hair...The bums 💙

These Images are within hours of Birth. They are priceless moments. They are meant to be ordered shared and totally replace that ugly shot that hospitals always take. 

Images are all natural light and taken at the Hospital. Happy Saturday!! 

Friday, September 14, 2018

Let's Talk Boudoir...

It's not about being fresh...(as some people look at it) It's about empowering women to see their own beauty!! I have always loved doing boudoir sessions. Why?  Because every time I have a client come look at their images the feelings and expressions I get from them is like...Sooo amazing. I just feel like saying, have you NEVER seen yourself like this before? OMG.

Let's be realistic. As Women we are Mother's, Housewives, Nurses, Chefs, Teacher, Chauffers, Coaches, Storytellers, Organizers, Referees, Monster Killers, and the list can go on...and on.......

And Yet....We are still expected to be well kept, beautiful, and sexy!

We don't always feel that way!! Sometimes it takes a Boudoir Session to remind us of how Gorgeous we really are.

In case your wondering yes I too have been on the other side of the lens 😉 I felt the best I ever felt. It was my gift to myself for my 43rd birthday. I want to make sure that as a photographer I can make you comfortable and bring out the best in you. That is my goal after all, to empower other women. 
Photo Credit for this one goes to Yoandy's Photography and the edit by yours truly. I think every woman should have their own hashtag. I AM #fierceviolet. Happy Friday!!! 

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Siblings 💕

I don't need to tell you the importance of a photo...Ok...Maybe, I WILL anyway. They say that a photo is a moment frozen in time. If I may keep it real, we are only here on this earth for a limited time and none of us actually know how long we have. We just never know when time is going to run out. I know this from my personal experience. You see, I lost my brother unexpectedly and I can't tell you how much I cherish all the photos we have together.  I just wish we had more. But... that's another Blog Post. ♥️

Sometimes you have the luxury of having your siblings close.  Other folks may have limited time together because of distance. When you get together it should definitely be documented.  My friend was having a gathering of her siblings and she asked me to come capture some memories while they were all together. It was an amazing time.  I captured so many great moments that we had to create a whole album. (too many for a Blog Post)  I will only share these few.

This is what we set out to do....
But Capturing this...THIS is Priceless!! 
It's Moments like this that your photos take you back....back to that memory....back to that moment....frozen to cherish for a lifetime, long after it has passed.  Happy Thursday 😉

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

The Baby of the Family

I Love Birthdays. I Love Celebrating Life. It's one of the Most Important events of the year right next to Christmas. I have scrapbooks and albums full of my children's birthdays. I guess that's just who I am. Must be the Photographer in me 😉
 Let's talk about Isabella...She is the baby in our family a second generation niece for me. My Brother left me a wonderful legacy of GIRLS. She has a very creative personality and I love this about her. She is a little feisty at times but then that comes with the age. I feel very blessed to be able to participate in all of these cute Mini Mouse and Tutu activities.

Oh and the cake was pretty amazing too!! I look forward to many many more Pink Birthday Parties. God Bless you Isabella 💞

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

The Beauty of Transition

We Delight in the Beauty of the Butterfly...But rarely do we admit the Changes it has gone through to acheive that Beauty  ~ Maya Angelou

I was finishing up a Photo Shoot and just like that, as if waiting for me to capture it's beauty, it just sat there. Even as I got closer it just fluttered it's wings, but remained close.

Life is full of Changes...We Evolve...We Grow...We Learn. Sometimes during that process we wonder if we will ever make it through the transition. Then one day, that which was once a caterpillar, turns into a beautiful Butterfly and off it flies like it always believed it could.  Happy Tuesday ♥️

Monday, September 10, 2018

Trainer Coach Fighter...

All Good words to describe this young man that I had the honor of photographing this weekend. He is a Boxer and MMA fighter. He also used to coach my baby way back when I was crazy enough to let him fight. Yikes!!  I was merely assisting. When you are assisting there is not nearly as much pressure....Come on you know it's True..... it happens to all of us. We are focused on making our clients happy and giving them what they want, that we put a whole lot of pressure on ourselves.  Well all things considered I was very happy with the images I managed to get.  

Best of Luck in all of your endeavors Matt!! It was a true pleasure :) 

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Seniors & Great Clients

The Best Kind of Clients are the ones that have 100% faith in you. As a photographer, as an artist, as a friend. They believe in your loyalty, that you will produce the best kind of photos for them. They aren't second guessing or looking for pricing. They know YOU have what they need. 

Truth is you always produce exactly that.

Meet Josh he is a senior at Milford High School...He plays Soccer and Volleyball. We captured these great images for him, not for the year book, but for him to look back and remember his senior year. Yes we captured many option for him to submit for the year book, but these are for the archives of LIFE. 

How Quickly They Grow

I find it a little incredible how quickly the time passes and life changes. This is My Baby, yes you heard that right. He is only 14 and the last of my 3 kids under my roof. I must say it's been quite the adventure with him. We have had many ups and downs. We went from a family of five, to just the two of us drastically, when he was only 9. Kids are resilient.  I must say I am very proud of the man he is becoming even without having his father in his life.  He is a Freshman and a very dedicated football player. He is Strong and I admire him for that.  

I am by no means perfect, but I do my very best. I have learned some things along the way. A very good example was this long hair fad that is happening with these teenagers today. It's not how I imagined him when he was grown. I fought it, I cried, I didn't want it, but in the end I gave in. (I know I know worst thing ever) But let me tell you I ended up at a training at work, go figure...that really put the situation into perspective. I still don't love it, but I can accept it and I think he's handsome..Crazy Hair and all. At the end of the day our job as parents is to care for them protect them and guide them in the right direction. They will become whoever they choose to BE. 

I want him to know how much I love him and that I Will always be here for him. He is such a grown young man...yes folks that is facial hair ;) he's gonna grow a beard too.   

Life gets busy with a full-time job, Football Mom duties, and trying to Live not just Survive...therefore the Lack of Blogposts. I'm Sorryish ;) Happy Sunday!!!