Dogs Dogs Dogs part 45 starring Scout…

We met Scout today at Spencer Peirce Little Farm, a 10 month old absolutely gorgeous rescue.  To watch this beautiful 17 pound animal was a real treat!

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My Favorite Photos of 2015

2015 was a very interesting year for me.   It was the year of big changes.  I changed jobs.  I moved.  My BFF Debbie Feinman moved back to Seattle, a city that she has always loved.  My kid Milo moved to Portland, Oregon.  I just kept dancing as fast as I could, and all the pieces fell into place in time.  I have always remained grateful, for I know that I have in abundance the two things that money cannot buy:  health and happiness.  Here I present my annual indulgent blog post of my favorite images of the year, over 100 photos total.   Pitch a tent, hang out for awhile, and pour yourself a strong “whatever makes you happy!”  I hope you enjoy!  I wish the very best to all my family, friends, and followers for a truly amazing 2016!

Deirdre. this is my favorite portrait of the year. So simple and beautiful.

Deirdre. this is my favorite portrait of the year. So simple and beautiful.

My BFF Debbie Feinman climbing Mt Rainier in September. Taken on a spectacular day in an amazing place...a moment I will never forget...

My BFF Debbie Feinman climbing Mt Rainier in September. Taken on a spectacular day in an amazing place…a moment I will never forget…

Boston Marathon. My favorite sports photo this year.

Boston Marathon. My favorite sports photo this year.  This is Cedric King getting some support at mile 8.

my favorite dog portrait of the year. This is Amelia at the pierce island dog park in portsmouth

my favorite dog portrait of the year. This is Amelia at the pierce island dog park in portsmouth

kingston taylor jordan, pianist from berklee college of music. I took this photo backstage near a very dim 5 watt lightbulb...

kingston taylor jordan, pianist from berklee college of music. I took this photo backstage near a very dim 5 watt lightbulb…

jessie and conor, married for 3 minutes...why wait? I had never seen a couple stop halfway down the aisle to kiss...what a great idea!

jessie and conor, married for 3 minutes…why wait? I had never seen a couple stop halfway down the aisle to kiss…what a great idea!

The Garbarino's

The Garbarino’s

Mary Alice and the Newburyport Master Swimmers under the supermoon in September

Mary Alice and the Newburyport Master Swimmers under the supermoon in September

The most fun shoot of the year, with The Luck Family...

The most fun shoot of the year, with The Luck Family…

Hayden...I turned and saw him in this position...I probably alarmed him by blurting out "don't move!!!" The I quickly took one shot...

Hayden…I turned and saw him in this position…I probably alarmed him by blurting out “don’t move!!!” Then I quickly took one shot…

Hayden and Cam aka the director. He pretty much directed the entire shoot, and I was grateful...

Hayden and Cam aka the director. He pretty much directed the entire shoot, and I was grateful…

janaya

janaya

kelsey paquette

kelsey paquette

Kelsey Paquette, my child Milo's best childhood friend. I hadn't seen her in about 12 years and heard that she was pregnant and asked if I could do a shoot with her. This was my most emotional shoot of the year. To see Kelsey so healthy and happy was my early Christmas present. Life is so precious.

Kelsey Paquette, my child Milo’s best childhood friend. I hadn’t seen her in about 12 years and heard that she was pregnant and asked if I could do a shoot with her. This was my most emotional shoot of the year. To see Kelsey so healthy and happy was my early Christmas present. Life is so precious.

It isn't Christmas until I see David Coffee as Scrooge at The Christmas Carol at the North Shore Music Theater. I get filled up as soon as he makes his entrance.

It isn’t Christmas until I see David Coffee as Scrooge at The Christmas Carol at the North Shore Music Theater. I get filled up as soon as he makes his entrance.

john young, aiming to become the first person with dwarfism to complete a full ironman triathlon in 2016

john young, aiming to become the first person with dwarfism to complete a full ironman triathlon in 2016

anna maria island

anna maria island

clarissa

clarissa

BFF, Lucy and Blueberry

BFF, Lucy and Blueberry

Pepper

Pepper

Multnomah Falls, just outside or Portland, Oregon. This is the classic shot that every tourist like me has to take because it really is that beautiful...

Multnomah Falls, just outside or Portland, Oregon. This is the classic shot that every tourist like me has to take because it really is that beautiful…

Tulip Country, somewhere in the state of Washington

Tulip Country, somewhere in the state of Washington

Haley

Haley

Stowe, Vermont at the Trapp Lodge

Stowe, Vermont at the Trapp Lodge

Al Giles, hiking in Tuckerman's Ravine

Al Giles, hiking in Tuckerman’s Ravine

tianna

tianna

Bethany Groff, "Tales and Ales" coordinator

Bethany Groff, “Tales and Ales” coordinator

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Lana

Lana

The Petroules Kids

The Petroules Kids

Shaina and Lana

Shaina and Lana

Debbie and Jody at The Seattle Art Museum

Debbie and Jody at The Seattle Art Museum

Sarah's gorgeous dog with no name (yet!)

Sarah’s gorgeous dog with no name (yet!)

Henry, Sarah, and the dog with no name

Henry, Sarah, and the dog with no name

ruppert

ruppert

pepper

pepper

pepper at Salisbury beach

pepper at Salisbury beach

Debbie Feinman and Pepper

Debbie Feinman and Pepper

Jed and olivia

Jed and olivia

olivia and jed

olivia and jed

the myopia thanksgiving day hunt...dangerous business!

the myopia thanksgiving day hunt…dangerous business!

The Myopia hunt

The Myopia hunt

one of Mike's alpacas

one of Mike’s alpacas

Mike, Nancy, and Matt Roy surrounded by love!

Mike, Nancy, and Matt Roy surrounded by love!

Mike and Jim at another truly magical place that I love to frequent, Spencer Peirce Little Farm in Newbury, Mass

Mike and Jim at another truly magical place that I love to frequent, Spencer Peirce Little Farm in Newbury, Mass

Pepper at the farm

Pepper at the farm

Megan on a gorgeous misty fall day

Megan on a gorgeous misty fall day

Megan and friend!

Megan and friend!

dude at The Lynn Woods Races, clearly doing what he loves!

dude at The Lynn Woods Races, clearly doing what he loves!

The dude again!

The dude again!

Fury

Fury

Allie

Allie

Pepper and Loki

Pepper and Loki

fury, allie, and loki at lynn woods, under the backdrop of the boston skyline

fury, allie, and loki at lynn woods, under the backdrop of the boston skyline

fury

fury

BFF's allie, fury, loki at wingaersheek beach

BFF’s allie, fury, loki at wingaersheek beach

one of Herrmann's Royal lipizzan's in action...

one of Herrmann’s Royal lipizzan’s in action…

Shauna Mastrorilli preparing for the start of the performance

Shauna Mastrorilli preparing for the start of the performance

Kitty Cutting, so graceful, an amazing spirit...

Kitty Cutting, so graceful, an amazing spirit…

I did a shoot with Luke (4 years old) and his dad, but luke didn't want to have his picture taken. So I gave luke my $4,000 camera and he took all the pictures of his dad. Later on he relented and let me take a few of him, this being my favorite. One of the best things about being a photographer is meeting wonderful people of all ages. Luke had a truly wonderful spirit about him.

I did a shoot with Luke (4 years old) and his dad, but luke didn’t want to have his picture taken. So I gave luke my $4,000 camera and he took all the pictures of his dad. Later on he relented and let me take a few of him, this being my favorite. One of the best things about being a photographer is meeting wonderful people of all ages. Luke had a truly wonderful spirit about him.

Dr Jack Weltner. A wonderful father, husband, and man.

Dr Jack Weltner. A wonderful father, husband, and man.

Ben, will, john and gia at the boston public garden. what makes shooting this family so much fun is seeing how much the older boys love the two younger siblings...

Ben, will, john and gia at the boston public garden. what makes shooting this family so much fun is seeing how much the older boys love the two younger siblings…

gia

gia

hanging out with jake was a spiritual experience...just an amazing and beautiful kid inside and out...

hanging out with jake was a spiritual experience…just an amazing and beautiful kid inside and out…

jake clemons performing in a house concert at donna's.

jake clemons performing in a house concert at donna’s.

an inspired runner at The High St Mile in Newburyport

an inspired runner at The High St Mile in Newburyport

The High St Mile

The High St Mile

my old friend peter adams performing as the ghost of christmas present in the christmas carol at the north shore music theater

my old friend peter adams performing as the ghost of christmas present in the christmas carol at the north shore music theater

flying at good harbor beach

flying at good harbor beach

friends and family waiting for Giovanni to arrive at his surprise birthday party...

friends and family waiting for Giovanni to arrive at his surprise birthday party…

from erin's senior shoot

from erin’s senior shoot

ellie

ellie

pepper

pepper

theos...146 pounds of pure love!

theos…146 pounds of pure love!

beautiful dog at plum island

beautiful dog at plum island

another beauty

another beauty

beautiful dog at plum island

beautiful dog at plum island

Thor and nina meeting for the first time

Thor and nina meeting for the first time

cutie

cutie

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kirby flying

kirby flying

daphne

daphne

zephyr at plum island

zephyr at plum island

eddie and monte, BFF

eddie and monte, BFF

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kirby walking puck

kirby walking puck

kirby flying again

kirby flying again

margo

margo

blueberry

blueberry

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lucy, my friend rita's dog. amazingly beautiful and gentle dog...

lucy, my friend rita’s dog. amazingly beautiful and gentle dog…

pippa at jenness beach

pippa at jenness beach

pippa

pippa

my father at age 91

my father at age 91

clarissa

clarissa

clarissa

clarissa

christina's boy...

christina’s boy…

chrissy and jeff's wedding

chrissy and jeff’s wedding

MFA Boston

MFA Boston

kylie, doing what she loves, obviously!

kylie, doing what she loves, obviously!

betsy and her family

betsy and her family

gia and ben

gia and ben

zoe

zoe

anna maria island

anna maria island

scene from Captain Kathe's Boat, anna maria island

scene from Captain Kathe’s Boat, anna maria island

...taken while waiting for lunch at the starfish restaurant in cortez village near anna maria island, florida. The herons and egrets just hang out with you...

…taken while waiting for lunch at the starfish restaurant in cortez village near anna maria island, florida. The herons and egrets just hang out with you…

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photo of me by Debbie Feinman, taken on some beautiful trail near Seattle

photo of me by Debbie Feinman, taken on some beautiful trail near Seattle

I added this throwback just for fun. I took this photo 46 years ago, when I was 13! When did I get this old?! This is 1970, Tiny Archibald and Dave Cowens' rookie year, here being interviewed by bill russell, my favorite athlete of all time...

I added this throwback just for fun. I took this photo 46 years ago, when I was 13! When did I get this old?! This is 1970, Tiny Archibald and Dave Cowens’ rookie year, here being interviewed by bill russell, my favorite athlete of all time…

My dear old friend Matty O'Brien passed away this year. Helped countless, thousands of alcoholics, using the power of friendship, the spoken word, and humor...one of a kind...he was so so loved!

My dear old friend Matty O’Brien passed away this year. Helped countless, thousands of alcoholics, using the power of friendship, the spoken word, and humor…one of a kind…he was so so loved!

my old dear friend Dez Kenney passed away this year. I worked with Dez in the addictions field for many years. A powerhouse of a personality, she was a Harvard grad who could relate to anyone, no matter where you came from. She founded a fabulous innovative counseling center Kenney and Associates in Salem, Mass, never losing sight of the importance and urgency of helping addicts. Recovery was her passion.

my old dear friend Dez Kenney passed away this year. I worked with Dez in the addictions field for many years. A powerhouse of a personality, she was a Harvard grad who could relate to anyone, no matter where you came from. She founded a fabulous innovative counseling center Kenney and Associates in Salem, Mass, never losing sight of the importance and urgency of helping addicts. Recovery was her passion.  In this photo Dez is with her niece Lynne who also became a nurse.

Sarah, Matthew, Benjamin, Henry, Tess, and No Name Puppy!

…I did a quick shoot with Sarah’s gorgeous family on a beautiful mild early winter day…here I present several quick edits…thanks for a wonderful time!   And…Merry Christmas!

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Dogs Dogs Dogs part 44 starring Oliver and Pepper

…early this morning at Salisbury Beach, Oliver and Pepper had a great romp…perfect morning for the beach…

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Betsy, Don, and their beautiful family…

…what an amazing family!  Beautiful inside and out!  We did a quick shoot as everybody was in town for the holiday…thank you thank you thank you to all who made this happen!

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Myopia Hunt Thanksgiving Day 2015

…a perfect day for the hunt…The Myopia Hunt Club puts on this stunningly beautiful event every Thanksgiving…

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Spencer Peirce Little Farm

…hanging around the farm this morning for an hour…

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Shaina, Nick, and the gang! 2015

…another beautiful late afternoon shoot with old friends Shaina, Nick, Jadon, Jackson, and Lana.  We caught the last 40 minutes of light at Searles Castle…

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Dogs Dogs Dogs part 43 starring Loki, Allie, Fury, and Pepper

…nice mild late afternoon at Lynn Woods, hanging with Ruth’s three beauties!

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Helm Residential 2015

…my friends from the fabulous Helm Residential in South Boston…some quick edits…

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