Monday, March 29, 2010

Dramatic B&W photography

I know well what I am fleeing from but not what I am in search of. ~Michel de Montaigne

This weeks category for the I Heart Faces photo challenge - Dramatic B&W. Here is a model session I did with Bethany Doane on the train tracks in Peabody, and my entry.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Sneak Peak - Aiden & Kyle

Spent my Friday at beautiful Cashman Park in Newburyport. Here are some images from my session with Kyle and Aiden! Aiden is 3, Kyle is 1.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Sneak Peak - Scott Family Portraits

Last weekend I spent a few hours on the South Shore of MA. Two of those hours were spent with 16 members of the Scott family, 8 kids and 8 adults! We managed to get a beautiful day (the first we've had in a long while) and took advantage of the warmer temperature and sunshine. The session took place outside of the North Street Community Chapel in Hingham, MA where one of the family members (Jeremy Scott) pastors. We did a lot of formal shots, but here are some of my favorite candid photos I grabbed throughout the session.

Thanks for letting me photograph your family and it was great to see you Jeremy and Meghan!

Friday, March 5, 2010


I recently had a client ask me "I mean, how much do you really have to edit?". I was laughing inside. I said well we don't HAVE to edit as much as we do...

So I'm on Twitter, again, and I found a fun company called "I Heart Faces". They do a little thing called "Fix it Friday" and I joined in on the fun today! The idea is to take the photo they've uploaded (I did not take this photo - they supply it), and everyone edits to their fancy and posts it on their blog. So here is my version!

To those from the iheartfaces blog viewing - I used PS CS4 for basic lighting/color adjusments. Next a Kubota filter called blue dawn. Textures from ShadowHouse Creations.

Have a great weekend everyone! :)

Senior Picture & Photo Texture FUN

I've been all over Twitter lately. In just a few weeks I've found some super creative people who have inspired me with their tweets! That latest comes from my new friends at They tweeted about some free photo textures if you signed up for their mailer - OK! So here is my very first experiment with photo textures. Thanks to my best friend Kerrie for letting me use her "senior picture". She's graduating from college this year so it counts :)

I see this turning into a new hobby...

This was also probably only my second time lighting a portrait with a solo off camera speedlite. I'm going to attend a Boston conference in June completely dedicated to speedliting so if any of my photog friends want to join - give me a yell! :)
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