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

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pebbles

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pebbles

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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

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pepper and lulu

Dogs Dogs Dogs Part 27

…here is an indulgent some of my favorite dogs from recent weeks…

pepper

pepper

tenzi and tengo

tenzi and tengo

clint

clint

reggie

reggie

at red rock at kings beach, lynn mass

at red rock at kings beach, lynn mass

homer

homer

fenway

fenway

fenway and rocky, 2 girls, BFF

fenway and rocky, 2 girls, BFF

lily, rocky, and pepper

lily, rocky, and pepper

giggsy

giggsy

a girl named rocky

a girl named rocky

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pepper, rocky, and fenway

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liberty

liberty

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at myopia

at myopia

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caruso

caruso

cody

cody

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kai

kai

kai

kai

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marley

marley

johnny and marley

johnny and marley

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pepper with marley and johnny

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johnny and marley

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pepper and the yoga class

pepper and the yoga class

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angel

angel

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country

country

country

country

country

country

the giant schnauzers

the giant schnauzers

max

max

max

max

seamus

seamus

willie and pepper

willie and pepper

 

Sofie!

I spent some wonderful time with Leanne and her  daughter Sofie yesterday.   Such a cool, expressive, and beautiful girl!  What a way to end a gorgeous early fall weekend!  Such memories…

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The Colorado Vintage Base Ball Association

I had the pleasure of photographing the gentlemen from the Colorado Vintage Base Ball Association recently when they barnstormed the Boston area.  Boston will never be the same!   Wonderful times, great memories…

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The Mighty Dirigo Vintage Base Ball Team of Maine

The incredible Dirigo Vintage Base Ball Team will barnstorm Newbury, Mass on Saturday September 27th, 2014 to play a doubleheader vs Mudville and the Essex Base Ball league.  These cats can really swing!mudville georges island-5324 mudville georges island-2161 mudville georges island-2088 mudville georges island-2083 mudville georges island-2072 mudville georges island-2030-Edit mudville georges island-1953-Edit mudville georges island-1941-Edit mudville georges island-5327 mudville georges island-5343 mudville georges island-5345 mudville georges island-5358-Edit mudville georges island-5378 mudville georges island-2161 mudville georges island-5415 mudville holliston-1580-Edit mudville holliston-1600-Edit mudville holliston-1606-Edit mudville holliston-1608-Edit mudville holliston-1617 mudville holliston-5109-Edit mudville holliston-5114 mudville holliston-1762 mudville holliston-5197

 

 

 

The Angelli Family at Spencer Peirce Little Farm

I spent this beautiful day at the farm, photographing baseball, musicians, attendees of the Ipswich Ale Festival.  I met up with The Angelli Family and they indulged me, and I took a bunch of quick snapshots of the gang.  I had a great conversation with Chris Angelli, whose dad Al recently passed away.   Mr Angelli was my 8th grade science teacher at Eastern Jr High School in Lynn in…do I dare say…1969!  It made my day to see new generations of the Angelli’s!

Chris with Eleanor and Cooper

Chris with Eleanor and Cooper

Violet

Violet

Violet

Violet

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Violet and Mom

Violet and Mom

Milo

Milo

Lucy

Lucy

Lucy

Lucy

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cooper

cooper

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