Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Release the Brakes...

Even though you may want to move forward in your life, you may have one foot on the brakes. In order to be free, we must learn how to let go. 
Release the hurt. Release the fear. Refuse to entertain your old pain. The energy it takes to hang onto the past is holding you back from a new life.  What is it you would let go of today? 
 (Mary Manin Morrissey)

Sometimes we really do need to let go of all the negative things in our lives.  It's not easy but it can be done.  I have in recent years learned to release the brakes. I am happier now :)

This lovely image taken during the Road Trip to Vermont. Letting the sun come through can feel so amazing. Autumn in New England as it should be documented ♥️
Happy Tuesday!!

Monday, October 15, 2018

New Adventures...

Sometimes you need to dare to go on a New Adventure...Leave all the things that you know and step outside of the box (and out of my comfort zone).  You never know what Great things await you!! I had the pleasure of going on a road trip with a friend. He wanted to take me for Ice Cream he said...In VERMONT!! :)  Being a New England girl who's never been to Vermont how could I refuse? It's October and what better time to go on a road trip than on a Lazy Sunday in the Fall?  I Love Autumn it's my very favorite season of the year.  I was dreaming of reds and oranges. 
There were quite a few stops along the way with Many sites to see and photograph.  When he mentioned The Gorge...I genuinely asked "What's the Gorge?" Little did I know....The moment in the middle of the Quechee Gorge Bridge was going to take my breathe away and cause me to just STOP, put the camera down, and enjoy the amazing view and moment for what it was. In that moment, I felt pure bliss.  Of course, I was able to capture it, in all it's glory. I am always in aww of the Lord's Majestic Views. 
It was one of those moments that I will treasure for a lifetime. Happily committed to going back at the change of the season, we hit the road again.  Finally arriving at our destination for my favorite Chunky Monkey ♥️ Ice Cream... After all that was the purpose....Or was it? 😉 

Happy Monday folks! 

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Not Everyone's Cup of Tea..

We live in a world of preference. This I know first hand. I prefer my own things a certain way. I am willing to pay to get a service a particular way. This is why I feel that a portfolio is extremely important. It shows people who you are and what you have to offer. I understand that I am not everyone's cup of tea, and that is perfectly OK with me 😉

Let's be clear. One should never take on a client that you don't work well with. Also, you should never hire someone that you are not confident in.  It has to work both ways. I have clients that rave about my work and give me the ultimate recommendation to their friends and family.  although not often, I have also gotten a client that wasn't as excited.  As a professional you have to do what's in your power to make your client happy.  I share my work liberally because when someone is calling to hire me, I want it to be because they've scoured all of my work and are completely confident that I can and will create some wonderful ART for them.  

 Gedney Farms, New Marlboro, MA
 Saint Agnes Church, Arlington, MA
Courtyard by Marriot, Milford, MA

Louisa Lake, Milford, MA
Catherdral of the Pines, Rindge, NH

I am Very Proud of my work. Thankfully I am somebody's cup of Tea 😉

Have a Blessed Day!! 

Christmas Cheer!!

It's almost that time folks. It comes sooner and sooner every year. It's my absolute favorite Holiday!! I prep early. How early well let's just say my tree has been known to be up year round. a Holiday tree I like to call it. 

Some don't understand but the folks that like to have a holiday photo like this one taken, so they can send it to their friends and family at Christmas Time... those folks UNDERSTAND 😉

The benefits are that it gives me time, for production and to also enjoy my own holiday as well. If your one of these folks, feel free to contact me and set up your Holiday Photo Session soon!!  Happy Hump Day!!! 

Monday, September 17, 2018

For the Love of Weddings..

I am a hopeless romantic. I can't help myself. I don't just LOVE weddings, I am IN LOVE with weddings. If you've ever been in a relationship, I bet you know exactly what I am talking about. (tee hee tee hee)

When I see Wedding Photography my heart skips a beat. It's not the reason I became a photographer, because as far as I am concerned,  I became a photographer in the 70's with a 110 film camera and that contraption you used to put on top of the camera. I was VERY VERY young. 😉 It is however the reason I studied Photography at Center for Digital Imaging Arts Boston University.

What I found out is that Wedding Photography is extremely hard work. You have to have been the main photographer at a wedding to understand. I haven't had a wedding client in the past 2years. I have been focused on several other things in my life. That being said, I am here. I am working on refreshing all of my marketing and over then next week I will be sharing a few photography aspects using the images from the same wedding.

I will begin with These....an antique color processing. That's how I felt in the moment. The ambience we were feeling here.
 And then a Black and White. I am a lover of black and white.
You can decide which version you like best. I don't outsource. I do all the editing myself, as well as going through all 1209 Images shot at this wedding. So I'm biased on the decision making.... Happy Monday!!

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Baby 💙 Wrinkles

Newborn babies are the best. The Feet...The Wrinkles, The Hair...The bums 💙

These Images are within hours of Birth. They are priceless moments. They are meant to be ordered shared and totally replace that ugly shot that hospitals always take. 

Images are all natural light and taken at the Hospital. Happy Saturday!! 

Friday, September 14, 2018

Let's Talk Boudoir...

It's not about being fresh...(as some people look at it) It's about empowering women to see their own beauty!! I have always loved doing boudoir sessions. Why?  Because every time I have a client come look at their images the feelings and expressions I get from them is like...Sooo amazing. I just feel like saying, have you NEVER seen yourself like this before? OMG.

Let's be realistic. As Women we are Mother's, Housewives, Nurses, Chefs, Teacher, Chauffers, Coaches, Storytellers, Organizers, Referees, Monster Killers, and the list can go on...and on.......

And Yet....We are still expected to be well kept, beautiful, and sexy!

We don't always feel that way!! Sometimes it takes a Boudoir Session to remind us of how Gorgeous we really are.

In case your wondering yes I too have been on the other side of the lens 😉 I felt the best I ever felt. It was my gift to myself for my 43rd birthday. I want to make sure that as a photographer I can make you comfortable and bring out the best in you. That is my goal after all, to empower other women. 
Photo Credit for this one goes to Yoandy's Photography and the edit by yours truly. I think every woman should have their own hashtag. I AM #fierceviolet. Happy Friday!!!