Friday, April 25, 2008

Brown-eyed Girl

This little munchkin was only five days old when I photographed her. She was so alert and engaged in what was going on. I'd like to think it was my charming personality, but I have a feeling it might have been the flash from the camera. It's so amazing to be able to catch newborns when they truly are new. Not only do you capture the baby, but the parents in the glow of love. They're still shocked that they got to bring this new little human home with them. Every time these parents looked at their baby, they fell more in love with her. I was honored to be welcomed into their home to photograph them.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Who Can Take A Rainbow...

I can't say enough good things about Kristi and the itty bitty bakeshop. The cookies are delicious and bite-size. The packaging is adorable. The woman is a creative genius. Please feel free to give her a shout-out, place an order... tell her Meg sent you!

The weather has been crazy, huh? Yesterday was so hot. I sat outside for about an hour, not even a consecutive hour, and I got a sunburn. It's the Irish skin. God forbid I inherited the easy-to-tan Italian skin. That would be too easy. Of course, I look at this gorgeous weather and say, "It's the perfect day for a movie."

Monday, April 21, 2008

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Close the Window, Calm the Light

Let me explain my quote for this post. First of all, it's from the Boz Scaggs song "We're All Alone." When I was young, I was one of those on-the-fringe kids who was totally listening to Elton John and Jimmy Buffett when all the other kids were listening to New Kids on the Block and Winger. I did have one partner in crime, though. Maile. For some reason, we both "knew" the lyrics to this song. Maile's version went a little something like this: "Close the window, Carmeline..." We had a feeling those weren't the real words, but they worked for us. I'll make a little confession to you (the one of you who reads this) - I didn't know the real words until I looked them up for this post. While I knew Boz Scaggs wasn't talking to Carmeline, I did think he was saying, "Close the window, come alive." That made sense and it fit in the song. Imagine my surprise when after 17 years, I found out the real words. Oh well. At least my version made sense. At least that song doesn't get a lot of radio play, so it's not like I'm sitting in my car singing the wrong words really loudly with the windows down. To her credit, Maile's musical tastes were much more advanced than mine. Somehow, even without older siblings, she managed to discover all sorts of cool groups and then introduce them to me. Here are some of my favorites: R.E.M., Indigo Girls, Siouxsie and the Banshees, the Pixies, and They Might Be Giants. But just so you don't go thinking Maile was super-cool, I will remind you all (or reveal to you all) that we DID go see Bel Biv DeVoe in concert.

Without further ado, here are a couple of other photos from Maile's shoot. There are so many to choose from, which I guess is a good (great) thing. For both me and my clients.

A little lensbaby love for Maile:

When you can find cool alleys in your Boston suburb, you're in pretty good shape!

I love that it's spring out again! There's so much potential everywhere. I've got a bunch of shoots to blog and some coming up in this next week and I'm so happy to be busy. I love everything about photography - I love meeting new people, taking pictures, and I even love the editing. I am so lucky to be able to do what I do. My wedding season hasn't begun officially yet, but it's right around the corner and it's going to be amazing. All of my brides and grooms are wicked fun and we're going to have a blast. Lots of weddings also mean lots of engagement shoots. Life is good.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

The Answer, My Friend, Is Blowin' In The Wind

Thankfully, the answer did not land all over, or into, the itty bitty parts of my camera!

Shake Your Body Like a Belly Dancer

Belly dancers have all the right moves! These shots are from a session a couple of weeks ago...

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Gotta Get Back In Time

Sometimes, as a photographer, you find yourself on one assignment discovering perfect subjects for another assignment. That's what happened here; I just couldn't resist myself.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Uptown Girl

One of the great things about being a photographer is that you get access to all sorts of cool places that you normally wouldn't. Well, when I was in New York City last weekend, I photographed the lovely Liz. She's not really an Uptown Girl (she lives downtown) but she is being featured in the Colby magazine and needed a photo. Her original plan was to enlist an intern to snap the shots, but I lured her away. She had no idea what she was getting into!

Liz works at the Public Theater in New York City. It's the amazing theater that produces the Shakespeare in the Park every spring/summer. If you're ever in NYC, it would be worth checking out a play there!