My Favorites of 2016

Welcome to my annual self-indulgent blog of my favorite photos from the year 2016.  This includes about 100 images of my favorite moments.  I make this blog post for my own enjoyment, but feel free to pour yourself a cup of whatever you like and sit back and enjoy the ride.   It has been a wonderful year.  I met many many amazing and beautiful people who have enriched my life.  I still love the excitement and anticipation of arriving at a location with no expectations, waiting for the magic that suddenly happens and capturing it with this incredible little digital box to make an image.  I would like to thank all those who have invited me into their lives this year to spend time creating memories together.

On a personal level, it has been quite a year for introspection.  I turned 60 years old.  Could that really be?  On most days I still feel 40, except when I am doing planks.  I can’t believe that my mother died 30 years ago.   Wow, where does the time go?  I celebrated my 38th year in recovery, a blessing I am eternally grateful for.  An unmerited gift.  Everything I have I owe to my recovery.  I have goals to get in the best shape of my life this year with swimming and triathlons.  I plan on enjoying photography even more by exploring new venues and sports.  I want to have a stronger voice this year, as there were times when I lost my voice at important times in the past year.

Thanks for visiting!  May you be blessed with the best of health and happiness in 2017!

skylar...my favorite photo of the year...so precious and full of personality

skylar…my favorite photo of the year…so precious and full of personality

rebecca marti, berklee college of music

rebecca marti, berklee college of music

jadon

jadon

diana

diana

edwin and baby

edwin and baby

paul sanchez, berklee college of music

paul sanchez, berklee college of music

cutie

cutie

billy yeung, mulit-instrumentalist from berklee

billy yeung, mulit-instrumentalist from berklee

elif

elif

doctor of musicology, dr billy love, squeezing out a triple high c

doctor of musicology, dr billy love, squeezing out a triple high c

gilad barakan from Israel, berklee college of music

gilad barakan from Israel, berklee college of music

spencer with his best friend

spencer with his best friend

Judelle!

Judelle!

caitlin

caitlin

dancer performing at The Roxbury Presbyterian Church

dancer performing at The Roxbury Presbyterian Church

the coolest boy runner at lynn woods

the coolest boy runner at lynn woods

the coolest girl runner at lynn woods

the coolest girl runner at lynn woods

The Thanksgiving Hunt at Myopia

The Thanksgiving Hunt at Myopia

Rev Liz Walker

Rev Liz Walker

beautiful boy in ptown

beautiful boy in ptown

eva and kelsey

eva and kelsey

father bill celebrating his 40th year in the priesthood

father bill celebrating his 40th year in the priesthood

cassidy

cassidy

ari

ari

john young, boston marathon

john young, boston marathon

boston marathon

boston marathon

elaine lizardo marte, berklee college of music

elaine lizardo marte, berklee college of music

bay, senior shoot

bay, senior shoot

dimitris menexopoulos, berklee college of music

dimitris menexopoulos, berklee college of music

my adopted mom, helen, cortez fla

my adopted mom, helen, cortez fla

the driscoll family

the driscoll family

egret at coquina

egret at coquina

amira from bosnia, in her first concert in the USA, surrounded by her favorite guitarists including Nikola Stajic on the right

amira from bosnia, in her first concert in the USA, surrounded by her favorite guitarists including Nikola Stajic on the right

boston marathon

boston marathon

danh trang, boston marathon

danh trang, boston marathon

salisbury beach

salisbury beach

elif cakmut from turkey, berklee college of music, on our rooftop shoot in Boston

elif cakmut from turkey, berklee college of music, on our rooftop shoot in Boston

scout at spencer peirce little farm

scout at spencer peirce little farm

debbie feinman with bff pepper

debbie feinman with bff pepper

sofia's christening

sofia’s christening

40 below wind chill at salisbury beach

40 below wind chill at salisbury beach

determined runner in the salem mile race

determined runner in the salem mile race

owen young styling at the salem mile, running on air

owen young styling at the salem mile, running on air

contrast in styles at the salem mile

contrast in styles at the salem mile

runner at the salem mile

runner at the salem mile

my portrait of an amazing church, The Roxbury Presbyterian Church in Boston

my portrait of an amazing church, The Roxbury Presbyterian Church in Boston

an elder member at Roxbury Presbyterian Church

an elder member at Roxbury Presbyterian Church

Rachel!

Rachel!

Kangaroo Rat in Ptown

Kangaroo Rat in Ptown

only in ptown

only in ptown

the garbarinos

the garbarinos

overdrive horn section, at boston's north end

overdrive horn section, at boston’s north end

running on air at the Newburyport 10 miler

running on air at the Newburyport 10 miler

some of the finest swimmers in New England hail from the Newburyport Masters Team. Here are 6 of them!

some of the finest swimmers in New England hail from the Newburyport Masters Team. Here are 6 of them!

Megan with her bff

Megan with her bff

Oak Bluff's, Martha's Vineyard. The sign says "Drama Queen Parking Only."

Oak Bluff’s, Martha’s Vineyard. The sign says “Drama Queen Parking Only.”

South Beach, Martha's Vineyard. There was a thick fog, then the sun came through at the last minute of sunset to suddenly splash these colors.

South Beach, Martha’s Vineyard. There was a thick fog, then the sun came through at the last minute of sunset to suddenly splash these colors.

friends from Swampscott running at Lynn woods

friends from Swampscott running at Lynn woods

Lynn Woods relay runner

Lynn Woods relay runner

great form, nice and relaxed

great form, nice and relaxed

john and owen young

john and owen young

The Luck boys

The Luck boys

mccartney

mccartney

mccartney

mccartney

chrissy and gia

chrissy and gia

on his way down!

on his way down!

kameron ulmer winning the high st mile with a time of 3:58

kameron ulmer winning the high st mile with a time of 3:58

lucy gagnon winning the girls high street mile

lucy gagnon winning the girls high street mile

hannah

hannah

hanging out at goodale orchards

hanging out at goodale orchards

gilbert mansour, percussionist extraordinaire, at Berklee college of music

gilbert mansour, percussionist extraordinaire, at Berklee college of music

gilbert mansour

gilbert mansour

alter boys at father bill's celebration

alter boys at father bill’s celebration

emilia, berklee college of music

emilia, berklee college of music

andrew and emilia, wonderful collaborators, berklee college of music

andrew and emilia, wonderful collaborators, berklee college of music

elif

elif

that speropolous grandkid!

that speropolous grandkid!

carol and donnie

carol and donnie

a special moment with dorothy and evan

a special moment with dorothy and evan

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my bff pepper. she got all the looks in the family.

my bff pepper. she got all the looks in the family.

ollie

ollie

max, a 140 lb african boerboal puppy

max, a 140 lb african boerboal puppy

well below zero wind chill at the salisbury new years race

well below zero wind chill at the salisbury new years race

henry

henry

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loki at lynn woods

loki at lynn woods

nellie

nellie

at jenness beach

at jenness beach

at good harbor beach

at good harbor beach

ruby at good harbor beach

ruby at good harbor beach

meeting of the minds

meeting of the minds

svet and sofia

svet and sofia

jack campbell with his bff

jack campbell with his bff

sisters

sisters

kayla

kayla

kayla

kayla

mahir can, berklee college of music

mahir can, berklee college of music

ting bull, berklee

ting bull, berklee

dimitris menexopoulos, berklee college of music

dimitris menexopoulos, berklee college of music

milu, berklee college of music

milu, berklee college of music

christiane karam, professor at berklee college of music.

christiane karam, professor at berklee college of music.

Nevena Djordjevic, berklee college of music

Nevena Djordjevic, berklee college of music

pelicans at coquina, anna maria island

pelicans at coquina, anna maria island

cellist at berklee

cellist at berklee

egrets, beer can island, longboat key, fla

egrets, beer can island, longboat key, fla

great blue heron, starfish restaurant, cortez fla

great blue heron, starfish restaurant, cortez fla

a throwback from 1988. lillian mcgillicuddy on beacon hill. the sign behind her says, "If you're going to drink and drive tonight don't forget to kiss your mother goodbye."

a throwback from 1988. lillian mcgillicuddy on beacon hill. the sign behind her says, “If you’re going to drink and drive tonight don’t forget to kiss your mother goodbye.”

Martha's Vineyard Ferry at dusk

Martha’s Vineyard Ferry at dusk

my good friend linda goodemote passed away this year. simply a beautiful spirit. loved by everybody.

my good friend linda goodemote passed away this year. simply a beautiful spirit. loved by everybody. still doesn’t feel real.

The late Leonard Cohen who died in 2016. This is Leonard in 2012 at The Wang Center in Boston. "Ring the bells that still can ring / Forget your perfect offering / There is a crack in everything / That's how the light gets in."

The late Leonard Cohen who died in 2016. This is Leonard in 2012 at The Wang Center in Boston. “Ring the bells that still can ring / Forget your perfect offering / There is a crack in everything / That’s how the light gets in.”

egret, cortez fla

egret, cortez fla

 

 

 

Dogs Dogs Dogs part 64, Salisbury Beach

…had a blast chasing this gang of hooligans around the beach!

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Eva Marie!!!

….had a great time doing a quick shoot with Kelsey, Cam, and the star of the show Eva Marie!

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Dogs Dogs Dogs part 63 starring Stella!

I had a blast hanging with Stella at Plum Island.  She is my friend Andrea’s dog and came down from Portland, Maine to hang on the beach!

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Bay’s Senior Photos, October 2016

…had a great time photographing Bay…here are some quick peek edits for viewing…

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Rachel’s Senior Shoot…some favorites…

…had a great time with my longtime friend Carolann and her daughter Rachel photographing her senior shoot on a beautiful fall day at Plum Island…

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Cassidy and Kileigh

…some quick edits from Cassidy’s senior shoot, co-starring Kileigh and Nana!

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Elif and Paul’s Wedding, Boston, Mass

…had a great time photographing two of my favorite people as they tied the knot in Boston yesterday…

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Elif, Paul, and Friends…Portraits of Berklee Musicians…

Had a fabulous time shooting portraits of these Berklee musicians as part of a fundraiser for Elif…

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The Wilson Family

…had a fabulous time hanging with Colleen, Svet, Caedin, Sofia and Pepper at the farm for a while on Caedin’s 2nd birthday…

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