Thursday, February 7, 2008

Building Castles in the Sky

I don't even know where to start this morning. I've been sick since Sunday, trapped inside the apartment (except when I need to bring my Netflix to the mailbox), and I was starting to go a little crazy. The photos in this post are from an engagement shoot I did a few weeks back for Rachel McPherson, a super-cool Boston-based wedding photographer. Hers was (and is) one of the blogs I check (stalk) daily because I love her work and when I read she was looking for associate photographers, I jumped at the chance to speak with her. With photography, there are always new things to learn. That's why I love having so many photographer friends - they really challenge you to exercise your creativity. I thought shooting with someone whose work I already admired was an opportunity I couldn't pass up. So, Rachel led me to Camille and Matt and shooting their engagement session. I guess you could say it was my first assignment.

I met up with Camille and Matt at Hi-Lo Foods in Jamaica Plain on one of the coldest days in January. It was supposed to be about eight degrees that day - I think we lucked out and it got up to about twenty. They were such troopers, playing outside in the cold with me. These are only a few of my favorite shots.

I had so much fun working with Matt and Camille and am thrilled with the photos we got! There were so many to choose from, which is always a good sign. I wasn't able to post them earlier because Rachel wanted them to see them beforehand. Now that everyone's gotten a look, here they are. Rachel posted them on her blog as well and gave me a little shout-out to boot. So, you should go check it out!

I have another engagement session I'm in the process of editing, which is exciting. And next week I'm driving down to NYC to shoot some photos for Slightly Known People, a fabulously funny sketch comedy group. Keep checking back for new photos!

Movie update: Due to the sickness, I have yet to see There Will Be Blood. No one wants a sniffly coughing person sitting near them in the theater. However, I did watch Elizabeth: The Golden Age yesterday. It was pretty good and the film itself was gorgeous with its colors and costumes. Cate Blanchett is an amazing actress but it's doubtful she'll take home the Best Actress Award. That will go to Julie Christie for Away From Her. If the previous awards shows predict anything, Cate Blanchett will most likely get the Best Supporting Actress award. I guess we'll see in just two and a half weeks!

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