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!
…a few quick edits of Shaina and The Tribe!
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.
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…
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!!!