Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Jeanne and Greg

The last weekend in October, I traveled to Carmel, NY for Jeanne and Greg's wedding. It was pouring rain all morning, and according to the forecast, it was supposed to continue into the evening. However, by the time the ceremony ended, the rain had stopped, and as the bride and groom emerged from the stone chapel, the sun broke through. It was so beautiful to see the light glistening through the rain drops on the yellow leaves beside the church. We made it to the reception hall (The Candlewood Inn in Brookfield, CT) just in time to get some lovely low-light portraits beside the water before the sun set. It was the perfect end to a stormy day, and a beautiful start to Jeanne and Greg's marriage.

Jammie and Tom

Jammie and Tom were married on a warm October evening in Milton, MA. The sun set as the bride was making her entrance into the church, and though I worried about not having natural light for photographing the newlyweds, the church made for a charming backdrop for the many family portraits (including the couple's adorable neices and nephews, who were all in the wedding party). Jammie and Tom were so excited about their marriage (they've been together for over ten years!), and they were surrounded by a very large, enthusiastic circle of friends and family (the reception was quite a party!). I really enjoyed getting to know Jammie and Tom in the months leading up to the wedding, and I wish them so much happiness.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Viola's Easel

My brother the super-craftsman made Viola the most beautiful gift for Christmas--her very own easel. It is made of lovely oak, and is a beautiful work of art in itself. What a special gift for Little Tiny! The day after Christmas, I tried out my own most cherished Christmas gift (my sparkling new 85 mm 1.2 lens from Matt) and snapped a few photos as she sketched intently on the chalk-board side, chalk in one tiny fist, eraser in the other (she had almost as much fun erasing as she did drawing). She worked for forty-five minutes, and was covered in a light dusting of blue chalk powder (even on her face, though I never saw her trying to taste the chalk....). How sweet is my little love pictured below in her wispy pigtails and blue chalk-mouth?