This is my annual indulgent blog post with my personal favorite photos that I have taken in the past year. I do realize that 100 photos is a bit much, but when I reviewed the year, there were just too many photos that made me happy that I couldn’t leave out. I would like to thank everyone who said “yes” to me and gave me the privilege of shooting these intimate moments. It has been another fabulous year of happiness and health, of personal growth and creativity. I am forever grateful for my sobriety, for without that there is no story. I am blessed to have so many wonderful people on “my team,” especially Debbie Feinman, Milo Muise, Dick Flaherty, Laura Weltner, Patti Haggerty, Cindy McIntire, Pepper, and Helen Hynes. Thank You!
I had the pleasure to meet Melissa Frydlo, vintage base ball player, great athlete, wonderful spirit. She showed at a recent cancer fundraiser in Newbury, Mass called “Jan’s Pitch.” Always smiling, always bringing her best, adding so much fun and energy to the games. Thank you “Moxie” for your contribution on this special day! Born in Amherst, New Hampshire, she now plays in an overhand league as the only woman, where they play by 1886 rules.
…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!
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.