This is where I share my photo journey, from business to photoshoots, to travel and more. Stay awhile and get to know me.
The photo essays are a special part of the blog for me. They highlight stories, struggles, and beauty through photos. These are some of my favorite posts.
Co-written by Jenn Gordon and Sierra Connell-Ludwig “Put some makeup on that face!” “Your stomach is so huge, get your fat self to the gym!” “You’re really letting your hair look like that?” “Why did you wear that today?” She’s been with me my whole life, through the good times and the bad. Providing me […]
We have very little true understanding of the many struggles in our world: hunger, poverty, abuse, and disease. It’s because we often don’t see these battles, we hear about them and read about them but we rarely witness them firsthand. We may feel saddened, when we read a blurb of some of these issues, but […]
For a long time I’ve wanted to create a photo series focusing around the beautiful and graceful dance technique known as pointe; a form of ballet where a dancer supports all their body weight on the tips of their feet. Yes, ouch. Ballerinas may look weightless but they are extremely strong (you definitely do not […]
When I’m scheduling an outside photo shoot, I always tell my Clients that the best time to photograph is right before sunset (aka the “Golden Hour”). This can be confusing for some, they figure noon is the ideal time to photograph because of all the light that is offered. However, noon is actually the least ideal […]
I’ve finally been able to sit down and put together some of my favorite newborn images of baby Graham. I always like to share a little bit about my clients, it makes the images more personal and meaningful, so here’s a little bit about the Albert family of three! Ben, originally from CT, and Janine, […]
I love going through old photo albums with my Grandmother. The spelling of “Grandmother” is widely disputed among my siblings, but I hold strong that “Gramma” is the appropriate spelling. When I recall memories of looking at those photographs I don’t really remember each picture. Instead, my consciousness returns to her house: the distinct smell, […]
“Yes, (boudoir is) about showing some skin – but it’s also about how the skin is shown…” (Amy Sandoval) Boudoir photography can be seen as tacky, inappropriate, or crude, but that simply isn’t true. I collaborate with my clients to create high-end, tasteful, and sophisticated images. Boudoir photography is really controlled by the client with what they want to wear, […]
This blog is being written for you in Bariloche, Argentina! I have been lucky enough to see a lot of the world and along the way I have met amazing people, plus, I have been immersed in many different cultures by venturing outside the U.S. border. Visiting South America marks the 6th continent I’ve been […]
I had never shot on Boston’s Castle Island before I photographed Carrie and Colin. The multi-colored skyline is free of distracting background objects and made for a uniquely beautiful and easy photoshoot. And it didn’t hurt that the soon-to-be-mother was glowing more than the setting sun. Colin, is an ideal husband and now father who […]
1. A 50mm Prime Lens and/or a 35mm Prime Lens and a Micro Lens My main lens for my newborn photo shoots is the 50mm 1.8 Nikon lens. I love this lens because it takes amazingly sharp images and allows me to create shallow depth of field and a wonderful bokeh (blurry) background. When it comes […]
1. Book Your Campsite Ahead Of Time Luckily for us, we booked all of our campsites ahead of time. Don’t count on just showing up and having a campsite available, it’s not nearly as easy in the summer months. South Beach State Park, Newport, OR Round Lake State Park, Sagle, ID Crystal Cranes Hot Springs, […]
In this blog I wanted to share a bit more of the behind-the-scenes that goes into making such excellent boudoir photographs. If you listen the commercials you see on TV then you can basically do my job with the new iPhone by setting it to “Portrait Mode.” But, if you try that, you’ll be sorely […]
A couple of weeks ago I photographed a couple at Castle Island in South Boston. Carrie and Colin are due at the end of July with their first child. I loved shooting with these two because they were fun and goofy. It can be totally awkward for people to be in front of the camera […]