Tuesday, March 23, 2010


Being a competitive swimmer for a good 12 years or so, I had many jobs in the lifeguarding, swim lesson teaching and coaching areas.  At my most recent lifeguarding job at The Cambridge Family YMCA, Ashley was one of my fellow guards.  I learned she was a dancer and was lucky enough to get a chance to photograph her! Ash is crazy talented, didn't get mad at me when I had to ask her to do the same jump six times to get the timing perfect, and was so so fun to work with! Here are some of my personal favorites from the shoot...


Can't thank you enough Ashley!  We are hoping to do an awesome summer-time outdoor dance shoot with Miss Ashley, and hope to have those up soon! Can't Wait!!


Cass & Kell

 I've had the pleasure of knowing Cassie and her brother Kell since 2004.  Cass and I went to Clark University together, and were both members of the Clark U Swimming & Diving Team.  She is definitely one my absolute best friends and I was more than excited when she asked if I would photograph her and her brother as a present for her mother's birthday!  Cass and Kell came into the shoot super super open minded, were totally happy to put up with my silly ideas, and we had an absolute blast!  It's shoots like this that make me realize I have the best job in the world! At the end of the day, I get to hang out with friends, play with kids, and creatively document fun.  I can't thank Cass and Kell enough for being awesome models, and even better friends!


As an only child, it's super fun for me to deal with siblings.  I love the contrast between the typical sister-brother bickering, and the deep deep connection that is only shared between two siblings (especially when they are so close in age).  It allows for real fun, silly, but realistic photos like the ones above. :) But, of course, we make sure we get those special lovely moments too...

This photo was one of their requests.  Cass told me their mother has a photo of them as little kids where they're faces are really close and they're giggling at eachother.  They wanted to recreate this pose as adults and frame it for her.  I think recreating poses from childhood memories or actual photographs is always a wonderful gift for a parent or grandparent.  It can definitely be a bit of a challenge, especially when you haven't seen the original, but from what I've heard we did a pretty great job matching poses, and look how sweet this is! 

And of course, there is nothing better to end a perfect shoot with than a rockin' sibling jump! Thanks again Cass and Kell, you guys are the best and hope to take more photos of you all soon! Someday soon, you will get to see our shoot with Cass and her favorite cat, Midnight. Until then, enjoy!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Heels in The Aboredom...

    As I continue to slowly work my way through hundreds of photos to clean out my harddrive and update my website, not only is my computer happier, but I get to find older shoots that are such gems, I have to share! This shoot was at the Arboredom in Jamaica Plain, MA sometime in the chilly Autumn of 2008 (I think!).  Angie is a good friend of mine - a very talented dancer, and even better model! Angie is always up for a photoshoot and open to helping me try out new poses, ideas, projects, etc.  

Thanks for all your help and continuing support Angie!!


I just love the warm morning light streaming through the branches in this one. Now "warm" is meant  more specifically in coloring terms, than say, that of temperature, haha, poor Angie - It was quite a chilly early morning, but she's tough, and it was clearly worth it :)



 Don't worry, you'll be seeing more of Angie! Enjoy!