As a photographer, I think it's really important to capture moments and that is what I try to do anytime I pick up my camera. Time moves so quickly and that is especially true with children. If you blink you could miss what feels like a whole lifetime of these moments. Posed pics are great, but I also think that candids are equally important because they give us insight in to who the subject is. You get to see some personality and what they like (for these 2, Dr. Seuss is a big hit!) When working with kids, I think the best way to capture those really organic smiles and "kid" moments and personalities is just to let them run around and be themselves, so that's what we did here. I had the best time with these two! They just turned 1 and 2, respectively, so they had lots of energy and they were just so adorable and so much fun. We had some props and snacks, and a few different outfits to try on, but I really just let them do their own thing and snapped away. They were so good and so cute, I could have easily taken a million pictures; I definitely look forward to watching them grow and photographing them through out all the different stages of their lives. I think that I captured some really great moments with both kids (and one or two with Mom and Dad as well- I couldn't resist!) I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed taking them! Above and below are 3 of my favorites from the day, but please check out their full gallery HERE.
I took these pictures last summer on a weekday afternoon. I was on my way home from work on my regular route and I decided to stop and pull into one of the lots I pass every day. It was on the water, so I figured it would be fun to explore. What I found was something pretty cool- a nautical scene reminiscent of a shipwreck out of a pirate movie (sidebar: I love pirates). Granted there was no actual ship present, but the way the old fence was distorted and covered in seaweed, it reminded me of a shipwreck, so I decided to photograph it as such. I love the lighting and the colors that came through and I always love anything nautical. This was a simple shoot right in my back yard, but one I find very beautiful all the same. That's the thing I love about art. It doesn't have to be complicated to be enjoyable and you don't have to go very far to find it; you just have to be willing to see the beauty in everything around you :) TO ENJOY THE BEAUTY OF THIS SHOOT, CLICK HERE!
I consider myself very lucky in the friend department, but there is definitely a top-tier of people who I truly can not imagine my life without. Eddie is unquestionably one of them. We met in middle school in chorus; we both loved music and were frequent soloists, so even though we were a year apart in school, we got to know each other at rehearsals and hanging out after school singing around the piano. We stayed friends in high school through singing and theatre and kept in touch when we went away to college. It was during college that we became very close. We just started hanging out when we were both home on breaks and it turned into one of the best friendships I could ever hope for. We have so much fun together and we appreciate each other's quirks and share the same sense of humor (we always joke that most people would run like hell if they knew what was really going on inside our heads). We really understand each other and we are always there for each other, no matter what. We are completely honest and are always there to lend an ear or tell an inappropriate joke if the situation needs one. In short, he is like my platonic other half and I am very lucky to have him in my life.
Eddie has alway been so supportive of everything I want to do in my life, and particularly with my interest in photography. We have been taking pictures together for years, long before I had any interest in actually doing anything with photography. We usually take about 30 of the same picture because we can never agree on one where we both look good. Because we are so close and so comfortable with each other, he is one of my favorite subjects to photograph. He is interesting and handsome and we genuinely have fun during shoots so I always look forward to them. We lived in different states for the last 13 years, but now we finally live in the same state, so we are having a blast hanging out and taking pictures all over the place! The pictures in his gallery are collected from a few different locations and times. The gallery starts in Humarock Beach in Marshfield, MA over the summer, then to Hanover, NH in the fall, and ends in Duxbury, MA this December. I imagine this the first of many galleries of Eddie, so get used to him!