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Flashback to Summer | Massachusetts Wedding Photographer

It’s February, the middle of Winter and yesterday’s storm dumped a foot of snow on New England. This Winter has been very cold and generous in terms of snow. I don’t know about you but I am more than ready for Spring and Summer! So while we dream of Sun, flowers and the beach let’s skip back to last August to an amazing Engagement Session I had with Matt and Cecilia. Their session was hot and I couldn’t have wished for a more beautiful summer day.

I met Matt and Cecilia on a beach in Gloucester, MA where they’ve been coming since childhood. They both love the beach so it was only fitting that they should have their Engagement photo session there. These two lovebirds have been together since High School and it was obvious how much they love each other. They hugged and cuddled, danced and chased each other, wrote in the sand and enjoyed each other’s love while the Sun was slowly dipping towards the horizon. And when the Sun finally kissed the white sand the beach exploded in the brilliant hue of gold and the colors of fire. This was a truly spectacular session!

Congratulations to Matt and Cecilia on their Engagement. May your days together be brighter than the Sun!

Canine Supermodel | Litchfield Pet Photographer

I am so excited to share the pictures of this amazing, incredible and extraordinary canine gal. I first met Mini Me attending dog training classes at the MSPCA at Nevins Farm in Methuen, MA. My own pup Holly the Miniature Schnauzer immediately became friends with her classmate and the two were all over each other every spare minute they got. Running, chasing, wrestling…they had the best time.  Mini Me’s parents came to see us in CT for Minnie’s photo session and the two of them recognized each other from the first bark after a year!

Mini Me’s life story is one of those sad ones with a happy end. She was found living on the streets of Lawrence surviving on scraps, she was malnourished and hungry. Once at the MSPCA she quickly won the heart of Kathleen, a longtime volunteer who already had a dog that looks exactly like Minnie. It’s a fateful coincidence since both dogs are mixed breeds and neither has the same breed mix in them. But because of the resemblance the family decided to adopt her and renamed “Nena” to “Mini Me” since she was the miniature copy of their current dog Angel. Being adopted for her looks her parents soon discovered that they hit the jackpot of the canine lottery with this pup. Mini Me turned out to be incredibly intelligent, friendly and such a happy girl. Learning obedience and fun tricks is easy for Minnie. She got her Canine Good Citizen certification easily and proceeded to getting certified as a Companion Dog. Now Minnie visits nursing homes and lifts the spirits of the elderly and terminally ill. And she is amazing at this. Who wouldn’t smile and heal a little around this mischievous, wiggly teddy bear girl? Being loved by a furry friend is good for the human soul.

If all that wasn’t enough Mini Me can also brag about an acting career. Last year she performed as Sandy in the play of Annie and this year she will continue acting in a new play. I think if Mini Me was a human she would be pretty proud of herself and she should. Her future is bright and I hear that she is on the path to being a commercial actress and a photo model. Well, photographing this canine diva is a dream. Having been trained since she was adopted at 7 months and keeping up with her training makes her the ideal doggie model. She is just perfect in every way and will continue to win the hearts of everyone who meets her! Her coat is the color of honey and her personality is just as sweet.

 xoxo

Hide and Seek
Check out the dance moves!
I didn’t eat the cake Mom…she did it!
Skate Dog
Wiggle Bums

Christine & Ted | Connecticut Wedding Photographer

Christine and Ted tied the knot on a beautiful Summer day sprinkled with just a little lucky rain at the historic Wadsworth Mansion in Middletown, CT. Watching these two together is like a romance novel coming true. The way he melts when she smiles at him. The way she lights up when he touches her. The wedding was intimate with the closest family and friends coming to witness the beginning of their journey together and it was heartwarming to see how much everyone cares for these two. And how could you not? Ted is a big tough rugby playing guy with a heart just as big, a teacher with charisma that makes you want to hang out with him all day. Christine is tiny and gentle, caring and full of love and joy. Together they make a wonderful couple. Congratulations Chrissy and Ted, may your Life be filled with Happiness, Love and fulfilled Dreams! It was a privilege to be there with you on your special day.

Big Thanks to Jacek Dolata Photography for working with us as an Associate Photographer. Flowers by Sharon Elizabeth’s Floral Designs, llc.

Certified! | New England Professional Photographer

I can’t believe it took me 10 months to share my proud moment. Last year I became one of only 2000 Certified Professional Photographers (CPP) nationwide. It is a great accomplishment for a self-taught photographer like me. I’ve been working hard for 6 years towards this goal and a huge Thank You goes to my family for supporting me and to all of my past and current Clients for pushing me closer to my goal with every Session I photographed.

To reach my goal I went through a comprehensive written exam consisting of technical and creative knowledge of photography and also had my portfolio judged at a national level to demonstrate consistency and skill in my work, the judges were some of the most respected photographers from PPA (Professional Photographers of America). I will have to re-certify every 3 years to ensure I am staying current in regards to education.

While this is a lot of joy and bragging for me I did not set this goal for myself to earn bragging rights. I did this to show commitment to my craft and to my Clients. To show them that their 100% satisfaction and confidence in me is justified. That I can exceed their expectations and deliver beautiful Portraits every time. That I can preserve their memories for years to come. That I will do nothing less than my best.

A big “cheers” for one mission accomplished and moving on to the next one!

 

 

Czech Wedding | Destination Wedding Photographer

The Czech Republic is an amazing place to get married. The rich history, the bounty of architectural gems, the colorful customs, friendly people and good food….what else could you want? Jirka and Katka got married at chateau Libochovice in the gardens. It was a beautiful hot summer day that began with heartfelt ceremony witnessed by their closest family and friends and ended with a backyard pig roast. Congratulations to both, may your Life be filled with Happiness and good Fortune!

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