Jen, Chrissy, Gia, John and Will, quick Christmas shoot…

…met up the the gang for a quick Christmas shoot yesterday.   Here I present 22 black and whites.  I truly had a great time meeting this family…stunning beauty, inside and out!

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My Trip To Italy, 2014

Just came back from 12 days in Italy with Debbie and the wonderful gang from the Rick Steeves tour.  The trip was even more magnificent than I expected.  Fabulous tour guides, (Daniela…outstanding!), great hotels, and unforgettable restaurants.  Something beautiful at every turn.  I always had my camera with me, but there were many times I tried to just be present and enjoy the moment.  Some things are hard to photograph, like the Colosseum and The Vatican and The Forum.  And some things are better not photographed, like Michelangelo’s David, though I did take one.  What I loved seeing mostly were the faces on the street, the people of Italy.  This, for me, was the trip of a lifetime as I haven’t travelled much.  It reminded me that there is SO MUCH to see in this world, and life is short!   Time to plan the trip for 2015.  Here I present a very indulgent blog post with over 100 images, so, prepare yourself a few cappuccinos or limoncellos and enjoy the trip!

Scene from The Pensione Guerrato, the hotel in Venice

Scene from The Pensione Guerrato, the hotel in Venice

Plaza at San Marco, Venice

Plaza at San Marco, Venice

one of the most famous Venice pigeons

one of the most famous Venice pigeons

street musician, Murano

street musician, Murano

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glasssblowers

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Murano

Murano

Murano

Murano

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gondeliers

gondeliers

Venice

Venice

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glass exhibit at San Gorgio

glass exhibit at San Gorgio

glass exhibit

glass exhibit

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Glass Tea House, San Gorgio

Glass Tea House, San Gorgio

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San Gorgio looking toward Venice

San Gorgio looking toward Venice

Halloween in Venice

Halloween in Venice

pigeons in San Marco

pigeons in San Marco

lovers everywhere!

lovers everywhere!

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Venice from the Rialto Bridge at 6 am

Venice from the Rialto Bridge at 6 am

San Marco at 5:30 am

San Marco at 5:30 am

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cruise ship heading into Venice

cruise ship heading into Venice

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San Marco

San Marco

dog at the market outside our hotel

dog at the market outside our hotel

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entrance to the San Marco museum

entrance to the San Marco museum

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San Marco museum

San Marco museum

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coffeeshop at San Marco museum

coffeeshop at San Marco museum

Four Horses bronze statues, likely from the 4th century, at San Marco

Four Horses bronze statues, likely from the 4th century, at San Marco

San Marco

San Marco

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Venice

Venice

Elizabeth, one of our incredible guides

Elizabeth, one of our incredible guides

street musician playing Ave Maria

street musician playing Ave Maria

memorial plaque honoring Peggy Gugggenheim's dogs at the Guggenheim museum in Venice

memorial plaque honoring Peggy Gugggenheim’s dogs at the Guggenheim museum in Venice

The Guggenheim

The Guggenheim

guests at the Guggenheim

guests at the Guggenheim

my photograph of an exhibit at the Guggenheim

my photograph of an exhibit at the Guggenheim

where we had lunch one afternoon in Venice

where we had lunch one afternoon in Venice

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Maestro!   The cutest dog in Venice!

Maestro! The cutest dog in Venice!

Maestro!

Maestro!

Debbie with street performer

Debbie with street performer

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a familiar sight on the Rialto Bridge

a familiar sight on the Rialto Bridge

2 brides at San Marco

2 brides at San Marco

part of the wonderful tour gang

part of the wonderful tour gang

on a bridge in Florence

on a bridge in Florence

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rowers near the Ponte Vecchio bridge

rowers near the Ponte Vecchio bridge

Florence

Florence

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Florence

Florence

Florence

Florence

outside the hotel Terre Guelfe in Florence

outside the hotel Terre Guelfe in Florence

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sitting room at the Terre Guelfe

sitting room at the Terre Guelfe

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Terre Guelfe

peeking in to a restaurant at 5 pm

peeking in to a restaurant at 5 pm

studying in Florence on a beautiful evening

studying in Florence on a beautiful evening

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The Ponte Vecchio at night

The Ponte Vecchio at night

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bus stop in Florence

bus stop in Florence

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Florence

The Terre Guelfe

The Terre Guelfe

Harold

Harold

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Florence

Florence

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Debbie cooking it up with Allesandro

Debbie cooking it up with Allesandro

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chef

lovers in Florence

lovers in Florence

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more lovers in Florence

more lovers in Florence

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The Duomo

The Duomo

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florence

coffee shop in Florence

coffee shop in Florence

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The Ponte Vecchio Bridge

The Ponte Vecchio Bridge

coffee shop at 6 am

coffee shop at 6 am

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Florence

Florence

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Florence

Florence

at the Pitti Palace

at the Pitti Palace

in the gardens of the Pitti Palace

in the gardens of the Pitti Palace

sculpture in the garden of the Pitti Palace

sculpture in the garden of the Pitti Palace

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olive trees

olive trees

great blue heron on sculpture at The Pitti Palace

great blue heron on sculpture at The Pitti Palace

Florence

Florence

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Dave

the gang having a time!

the gang having a time!

the gang taking in a piano concert

the gang taking in a piano concert

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Ed and Lynn

Ed and Lynn

at the United States veterans cemetery

at the United States veterans cemetery

United States veterans cemetery

United States veterans cemetery

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at the wine tasting

at the wine tasting

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helping out the wine tasters!

helping out the wine tasters!

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Daniela enjoying the moment

Daniela enjoying the moment

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Frank with the chef

Frank with the chef

The Vatican Museum

The Vatican Museum

Vatican Museum

Vatican Museum

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outside St Peter's

outside St Peter’s

St Peters

St Peters

Swiss guard at The Vatican

Swiss guard at The Vatican

man on the street

man on the street

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store in the Jewish Ghetto in Rome

store in the Jewish Ghetto in Rome

Jewish Ghetto

Jewish Ghetto

museum in the Jewish Ghetto

museum in the Jewish Ghetto

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Rome

Rome

Rome

Rome

Rome

Rome

street performer in Rome

street performer in Rome

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firefighters in a protest parade in Rome

firefighters in a protest parade in Rome

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The Borghese Gardens

The Borghese Gardens

the most beautiful dog in Rome

the most beautiful dog in Rome

The Borghese Gardens

The Borghese Gardens

at the Borghese on a Saturday afternoon

at the Borghese on a Saturday afternoon

The Borghese Gardens

The Borghese Gardens

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Daniela enjoying our final meal together

Daniela enjoying our final meal together

Daniela speaking to the group

Daniela speaking to the group

Debbie

Debbie

Debbie and me

Debbie and me

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the gang

the gang

the gang from the Rick Steeves tour

the gang from the Rick Steeves tour

Debbie on the billboard

Debbie on the billboard

Frank with the chef on a billboard

Frank with the chef on a billboard

Dogs Dogs Dogs Part 30, starring Cricket, Ellie, Cleo, Zoe, Norman, Pappy, Pepper

more incredibly gorgeous dogs…

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cricket

Norman and Giggsy

Norman and Giggsy

Norman and Lily

Norman and Lily

cleo and pappy

cleo and pappy

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cleo

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norman

pappy

pappy

cleo

cleo

pepper

pepper

pepper

pepper

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pappy norman cloe

pappy norman cloe

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cricket and ellie

cricket and ellie

cricket

cricket

cricket and ellie

cricket and ellie

cricket and ellie

cricket and ellie

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zoe

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pepper and jack

pepper and jack

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rambo

rambo

rambo

rambo

rambo

rambo

rambo

rambo

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cricket

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Shaina and The Gang 2014

…a few quick edits of Shaina and The Tribe!

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Rambo, with Marcy, Chris and Jackson

…here are a few quick edits for Marcy and Chris from our little shoot yesterday…

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Bethany and James Wedding, October 12, 2014

This wedding was truly spectacular.  First, it was held in The Meetinghouse in Amesbury that was built in 1785.   Yes, George Washington was there!  Second, it was a perfectly gorgeous fall day.  But weddings are about people, and this wonderful collection of family and friends were truly amazing.  So gracious, loving, and fun!  Then, there is Bethany and James.  They created a ceremony that was so meaningful and  spiritual, where the children came first.  There was no place on earth I wanted to be on this day!  These 105 images were taken by me and my assistant Milo Muise.

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Scooner, Spencer Peirce Little Farm

I have been visiting Spencer Peirce Little Farm for several years now.   A beautiful horse named Scooner was always the centerpiece of the farm, bringing so much joy to so many people.   I was foolish enough to think that he would always be there, but Scooner passed this evening around 8:30, surrounded by all his farm friends including Bethany and Arleen.  No more sunrise talks, no more chats with my dog Pepper, no more photos to capture of this gorgeous majestic horse.  Sadly, the farm will never be the same.  How do I thank a horse for all the joy and laughter that he has given me?  By loving all animals as best as I can…

Laura with Scooner

Laura with Scooner

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scooner

arlene with scooner

arlene with scooner

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scooner with friends

scooner with friends

scooner with a friend

scooner with a friend

scooner with the newburyport vintage base ball team

scooner with the newburyport vintage base ball team

winter scene

winter scene

scooner with roger

scooner with roger

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scooner and pepper in a familiar morning scene

scooner and pepper in a familiar morning scene

....some of the friends left behind...

….some of the friends left behind…

my last photo of scooner, the day before he passed, with pepper

my last photo of scooner, the day before he passed, with pepper

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scooner

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Dogs Dogs Dogs Part 29 starring Bodhi, Pebbles, Casey, Sadie

Had a great time in the rain at Good Harbor Beach on Saturday eve, then at Plum Island Beach on Sunday morning.   Some gorgeous dogs!

Hans

Hans

baxter

baxter

baxter

baxter

sadie

sadie

sadie

sadie

herman

herman

baxter

baxter

pebbles

pebbles

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pebbles

pebbles

pebbles

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casey

casey

casey

casey

casey and pepper

casey and pepper

casey

casey

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bodhi

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bodhi

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bodhi

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Molly and Brian’s Wedding!

Wow, what a beautiful wedding.  The love for each other between the bride and the groom, between the families, and between all the friends was so evident!  So much fun, laughter, playfulness between these “old” friends, most who have known each other since kindergarten.  I was the assistant photographer for my friend Helen.   I showed up to find that, surprise to me, the grandfather of the bride is a dear old friend of mine from 36 years ago, Matty O’Brien.  I was very happy to be there.  This was an amazing display of love and spirit.   Thank you to all for being so gracious!!!

Molly

Molly

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Dogs Dogs Dogs Part 28 starring Pebbles, Pepper, and Lulu

…had a great time meeting new “friends” at Plum Island, including Pebbles the Aussie and Lulu the lab…

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pebbles

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pebbles chasing her buddy

pebbles conquering

pebbles conquering

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pebbles with the housemates

pebbles with the housemates

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pepper

pepper

pepper and lulu

pepper and lulu

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