Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Angelica: The Promise of Septembers

Angelica Toumbas is only fifteen years old, but that hasn't stopped her from forging ahead and developing a career in music! She just released her debut album, Affirmations to the Enduring, which is available on iTunes and Amazon. She writes music, sings, and plays the piano. Take a listen. Besides singing along with the radio, I lack any musical talent whatsoever, so I find it pretty amazing that Angelica has been able to do this while simultaneously attending school and being a pretty awesome teenager. I was thrilled to have the opportunity to photograph her. You can see some of my photos in the liner notes of her album as well as on her facebook page. These are some of my favorites from our session together!

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Angelica, congratulations on all you've accomplished! So exciting!
Take a minute and check her out!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Jacqui and Jon: A New Beginning Starts Tonight

Making my way through all of my awesome 2011 weddings! Jacqui and Jon celebrated their marriage back in June at the Nantasket Beach Resort. It was one of those lucky wedding days where we had just finished all the portraits outdoors when it started raining. Perfect timing! In between meeting Jacqui and Jon and their wedding, Jacqui moved to Los Angeles for work. That means we weren't able to schedule an engagement session before the wedding. So, when I walked in to the hotel the morning of the wedding, it was the first time I had seen Jacqui in about a year. But it didn't matter at all - everyone was so chill and just happy to be there. The wedding was just so beautiful and the rain held off just long enough. And, with DJ Pat Lally manning the music at the reception, you know everyone was out of their seats and dancing all night! It was such a fun wedding! These guests knew how to dance!

Before every wedding, Jon and his friends have a tradition of going for a swim in the ocean. The weather wasn't even consistently warm out yet and they were stripping down and running into the water! That was a wedding first for us!
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My second shooter for the day was Emily Kearnan and some of her photos are sprinkled throughout this post. We had so much fun photographing this wedding! Jacqui & Jon, congratulations once again! Next time I'm in L.A., we're hanging out!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Holly and Pete: Like A Song of Love That Clings To Me

Holly and Pete got married this past spring at The Bedford Village Inn in New Hampshire. They had an amazing early spring day to celebrate. When Doug and I met up with them for their engagement session, we knew their wedding would be special - the type of wedding that truly embraced what a wedding was all about - marriage. It did not disappoint! It was clear from the beginning that Holly and Pete's families were one of the most important parts of the day. Their nieces and nephews were involved in the ceremony, the tables were named after them, and they were a big part of the reception, dancing the night away! It was so easy for us to get caught up in the joy of the wedding - it's one of the things that makes photographing weddings so awesome! Instead of slideshows, we've got long-form blog posts! Enjoy all the photos! Holly-and-Pete-Bedford-Village-Inn

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Holly-and-Pete-Bedford-Village-Inn Holly and Pete, thank you so much for inviting us to photograph your wedding, and for being so patient with this blog post! Congratulations!