Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Halloween Parade

On Sunday we attended the annual Woburn Halloween Parade that passes by just one street over from our house. The kiddies were beyond cute in their Halloween attire; check out the wide range of adorable disguises below...

Despite some mild protest, my little bumble bee pranced around in pure delight once in her costume.

This little princess was sitting in front of me, and she had the most beautiful eyelashes!

Minne Mouse (a.k.a. Julie Payne) scored a photo opp with Mickey.

Bella specifically requested to be a "pink ghost" with "pink hair" this year. I love the way sun lights up the bubbles and her very pink hair in this image.

Viola is happiest when creating art--especially if it involves the medium of paint.

Olivia the Octopus was all tuckered out by the end of the loooong parade.

Libby and Shaun: Wedding

Libby and Shaun's late Septmeber wedding took place in New Seabury, a lovely beach community in Mashpee on Cape Cod. I arrived early to capture the bustle of Libby and her warm, wonderful family getting ready...Libby's smile is simply amazing; she has the beauty and charm of Grace Kelly--just look at the evidence below! One of the sweetest moments of the day for me was when Libby's mom was fastening Libby's shoes, and reminisced about tying her daughter's tiny sneakers when she was a little girl. I couldn't help but think of my own little girl and of how I should hold on to those most ordinary moments we share every day, because she will grow up so fast....and my eyes were tearing over behind my lens. The ceremony took place at St. Thomas Chapel, the most charming little chapel overlooking the harbor in Falmouth, and the reception was held back at the beautiful New Seabury Country Club, also in Mashpee. Upon arriving at the country club, we hopped in golf carts and made our way to the beach for some fun wedding party and bride and groom photos. The reception was such a party; the dance floor was packed all night, and Libby and Shaun danced surrounded by a huge circle of friends and family.

I had to incorporate the vibrant goldenrod growing along the dunes!

There were five separate cakes each displaying the word "love" in a different language.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Libby and Shaun slideshow

Hooray, this is the first slideshow I am featuring on my blog! Check out a sneak peek of Libby and Shaun's lovely wedding day below--full post to come soon...

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Nuria and Ladd: Wedding

I don't even know where to begin in describing the charm of Nuria and Ladd's August wedding. It was held at their friends' beautiful farm in Concord, NH, and the sun dazzled over the river, fields, barns, and sweeping gardens all day. You cannot imagine the abundance of talent that marked this wedding. Everything was handmade by friends and family: the food, the three-tier cupcake tower, Nuria's jewerly, the bouquets, even the rustic benches and fabric-draped arbor under which the couple said their vows. Nuria and Ladd are quite the talented pair themselves; they are nature-loving and outdoorsy, with a passion for rock-climbing, hiking and various outdoor adventure sports. Interestingly, they are also passionately into ballroom dancing, and the grace with which Ladd sweeps Nuria across the floor is so beautiful to see. The reception was elegant, but playful and most importantly, FUN....There was bacci, ultimate frisbee, croquet, and to further display the talents on hand, hand-stand competitions, juggling displays, tree-flips, aerials, capoeira (brazilian fight-dancing), limbo, and of course, amazing moves on the dance floor. I'll stop rambling and get on with some photos so you can get a taste of the day's loveliness for yourselves!

Nuria's friend warming up before the ceremony...

I thought this "tree of advice" was a really nice touch.

This is Rock (who officiated the ceremony) demonstrating his capoeira moves...

I couldn't narrow down the images to feature, so here are a few more...

Monday, October 06, 2008

Megan and Paul Engagement

Megan and Paul hail from NYC, so we had one weekend to make their engagement session happen. Despite a pouring Saturday, the sun broke through early Sunday morning as we were making our way to the Arnold Arboretum for our shoot. When I first arrived, the grass was soaked from the previous nights' rain, and the branches were still glistening with raindrops. Megan and Paul are too cute; Paul has amazing green eyes, and Megan is so tiny and has a swishy, fluid head of hair that looks straight out of a hair product commercial. My too-fab-for-words friend Tara joined us for the shoot--a talented actor/director already, she is interested in also learning about photography, and had fun experimenting with my 24-70 (thanks for joining us, Tara!).

Megan and Paul, I can't wait for your wedding on the Cape on November 1st! It will be two weeks until my due date, but I just know the baby will wait for this imporant event. Many thanks to my friend Will Tangorra, who is going to join me in case ten hours on my feet puts me into labor :)

Korene and Jonathan: Wedding

I may have cried more at Korey and Jonathan's wedding than I did at my own! Rarely have I seen a couple more obviously enthralled with one another, and more excited to vow to spend their lives together. And they were the most playful, expressive bride and groom I've seen; they share a very strong faith, and throughout their long, multi-faceted ceremony, they beamed and cried into one another's eyes. Jonathan did not take his eyes off of his bride for the entire ceremony, and sang each song to her. After they said their vows, they embraced for a quiet moment together while a friend sang one of their favorite songs. Their reception was held at the The Harding Allen Estate, a charming, preserved historic mansion in Barre MA. The walled gardens and grounds were amazing, and Korey and Jonathan played and snuggled while I snapped away (they were so absorbed in one another that it was as if I wasn't even there--my favorite kind of shoot). They danced all night, so wrapped in one another you couldn't help but be happy in their presence.

The littlest flower girl made faces in the mirror for a good ten minutes--too cute.

Korey and Jonathan singing to one another during one of the songs...

And dancing too....

Just married! Can't you just see the bliss on their faces?

This fun pose was the bride and groom's idea...see why I adore them?

Just look at their faces...

Congratulations to the blissful pair--your exhuberance is contagious, and I hope you are always as happy as you were on your wedding day.