Saturday, November 28, 2009

Everyone's Tryin' To Get It Right

Winter Baby

I'm lucky I still remember how to blog at this point! Let's see, I got the flu in October and took a mini-vacation in November and in between all that, I've been taking pictures and editing pictures. It's been amazing, but I've definitely neglected the blog, which is pathetic of me, I know. Fortunately, in my editing, I came across this photo. How could you resist that face? Adorable! She's also sporting a hat made for me (not for me to wear, but to use in shoots) by Cozy Noggin, my friend Anne's hand-knit "store." How great is it to have creative friends?

So, basically, I am editing. I work on my desktop computer while I have my laptop hooked up and I watch Hulu all day. Or Netflix. And to think that it's just about awards season. I haven't been to the movies as much as I normally go, but I did see a great one recently. I highly recommend "An Education." I give it two thumbs up. I'm looking forward to seeing "Precious" (it seems weird to say I'm "looking forward" to seeing such an emotionally intense movie - I guess we could say it is high on my list). We also got the MG up and running, if you happen to remember my slightly-older post about the car Doug and I were working on. It was so awesome to go for a little spin around the neighborhood. Our goal was to have it on the road before Thanksgiving and we did! Success! And, of course, it's now Christmas season. I'm not going to lie; I've definitely been listening to Christmas music since November 12th, which is when two of the Boston "oldies" stations starting playing it. There's something about a good Christmas song that puts me in a good mood.

To my wonderful and patient clients - I am working hard on all your photos! I swear I'm not slacking off. Not even Beatles Rock Band has been able to distract me from the task at hand. Just a little bit longer!

I hope you all had a very happy and healthy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

When You Propose, Anything Goes

Today I am thankful to live in Massachusetts.

These are just a couple of photos taken from a recent wedding. You'll be seeing a lot more of them once I'm done editing, of course. I just loved the sky in both of these.

This is taken through the window during the reception. Beautiful sunset, right?

Monday, November 2, 2009

It Had To Be You, Wonderful You

Yet another couple whose engagement photos weren't posted until well after their actual wedding! Just goes to show you how busy things have been over here. When I first started talking with Isobel about her wedding photography, I knew I really wanted to be her photographer. She loves movies (nearly/almost/maybe) as much as I do! Over the course of us emailing back and forth about business, she actually went and sat in the bleachers at the Golden Globes! Hello?! How jealous was I?! So, I considered myself very lucky when she and her fiance Jimmy chose me as their wedding photographer.

We went back to the site of one of their first dates for their engagement session. We had a gorgeous afternoon. Thank goodness there have been more of those this fall than there were this summer. These two are so adorable together and they have the most beautiful blue eyes!
Is & Jimmy, engagement shoot

Is & Jimmy, engagement shoot

Is & Jimmy, engagement shoot

Isobel & Jimmy's wedding photos are being processed as I write! I am hard at work editing, I swear! I've barely even made it to the movies! I will admit to having seen Amelia this weekend. It was okay. I don't know if it's Academy Award-worthy or anything. Doug came with me and I liked it better than he did. I enjoyed, and appreciated, the narrative structure of the film, and the way the filmmakers (Mira Nair directed) dealt with the "ending" of her story. There's something about Ameila Earhart (or at least how she was portrayed) that reminded me of my grandmother. Maybe it's her inherent midwesternness. Maybe it's that tomboy strength. Maybe it's her short hair and freckles. Anyway, I'm a sucker for an emotional connection. For me, that identification brings an added dimension to the film and my feelings towards it. At some point, I'll have to post a photo of my grandmother so you can sort of see what I'm talking about. But I'm also a little crazy. I feel the same way about Julia Child (although my grandmother was very tall and they dressed similarly). Back to movies... I'm super-excited to see The Men Who Stare At Goats. That's on the menu for next week. And I can already tell that Invictus is going to end up on my list (whether I like it or not).

Hope everyone had a happy Halloween weekend!