My Favorite Photos of 2017

This is my annual self-indulgent blog post of my favorite moments when I was present with my camera.  I pray that I will never lose my amazement of how beautiful all children are, how incredible these musicians are, how miraculous dogs are, and how blessed I am to be present in capturing so many intimate moments.    2017 was a fabulous year, filled with happiness and good health.    I would like to thank all those who said “yes” in allowing me the privilege of coming into their lives with my camera!  Pour yourself some of your favorite caffeine (this is long, you may need it!) and enjoy.  I wish  the very best of health, happiness, and peace to you and yours!

I remember…my favorite moment of the year. Paul Winter opening his 38th Annual Winter Solstice Celebration under the Rose Window, the largest stained glass window in the United States. I had the honor of photographing this years concert, listening to my favorite musicians in one of the most spiritual and inspiring places on earth, The Cathedral of St John The Divine in New York City. There was no place on earth I would rather have been.

I remember…this adorable kid running in the Wednesday night Lynn Woods race…

I remember…Mei O’Hara so impressive on Boston Common on a beautiful summer eve…

I remember…Jed and his classic swing playing vintage baseball at Spencer Peirce Little Farm…

I remember…Brenda at her daddy’s wedding, so beautiful and gracious…

I remember…Jamey Haddad, percussionist for the Paul Winter Consort, allowing me this one moment for which I was so grateful…

I remember…Linda Weltner’s birthday party as her husband Jack played the sousaphone and her daughter Julie played cymbals…

I remember…Srishti meeting me for a last minute spontaneous photoshoot in Cambridge. So talented, so beautiful so gracious…

I remember …Nick on the left with his friend at their first communion…

I remember…Ellery in a field of wildflowers somewhere in Oregon…

I remember…Jaelyn so poised in allowing me a minute to capture an image I love…

I remember…Juanito Pascual leading Brad Barrett off the stage after the encore at Regattabar…

I remember…this being mesmerized by this amazing sculpture of Cupid at The Met in NYC…

I remember…being so present in the moment while my favorite cellist Eugene Friesen played his solo with The Paul Winter Consort at The Cathedral of St John The Divine…

I remember…being amazed at the beauty, strength, and resilience in Kelsey’s beautiful family…

I remember…this fiddler at Pikes Place in Seattle surrounded by nice color…

I remember…Theresa Thomason singing so beautifully with The Paul Winter Consort at The Cathedral of St John The Divine…

I remember…Perry McIntosh performing for Historic New England, Tales and Ales…

I remember…this very cool kid and the best soccer goalie in the state, Richie…

I remember…my kid Milo enjoying this moment posing with Katie in Portland, Oregon…

I remember…Gia with the boys on cousins day…

I remember…the most beautiful boy on the West Coast or any coast for that matter, Darwin from Port Townsend, Washington…spectacular is the word for this beautiful animal…

I remember… Chrissy and Jen’s family portrait at dusk at Salisbury Beach…

I remember…Grayson wearing her special coat at
Devereaux Beach in Marblehead on a cold February day…

I remember Tigran Hamasyan playing piano as I have never heard before…

I remember…Jim Cunningham embracing a gorgeous summer day…

I remember…Patrick Q. Wright performing at The Middle East in Cambridge…

I remember…this happy little pittie!

I remember…these British soldiers at the revolutionary reenactment at Spencer Peirce Little Farm…

I remember…being excited when I could see John Young coming up on the horizon at the Boston Marathon…

I remember…these two amazing souls, Paul and Elif, talented musicians, wonderful people…

I remember…four generations of Vinny Lozzi’s!

I remember…what a fun event the High St Mile Newburyport is…

I remember…the funkiest best coolest restaurant in Provincetown, The Canteen…

I remember…this still active vintage base ball player from Ohio playing at The Spencer Pierce Little Farm…

I remember…my father arriving at my sister Sharon’s memorial service with flowers for the gravesite…

I remember…members of The Roxbury Presbyterian Church…

I remember…this beautiful family at the revolutionary war reenactment at the farm…

I remember…this cool cat at the High St Mile…

I remember…my niece Kateri and my sister Cindy getting ready for baby James…

I remember…my BFF Debbie with her beautiful boy Darwin in Seattle…

I remember…vintage baseball at the farm with The Ohio Muffins on a beautiful summer day…

I remember…Aunt Peggy walking Erin down the aisle…

I remember…Little Larry having fun with the photoshoot…

I remember…Dixie and Kim’s wedding when the kids spontaneously joined in for a few pics…

I remember…The Pletenitsa Balkan Choir performing with Paul Winter at The Cathedral of St John The Divine led by Christiane Karam…

I remember…these amazing kids, Kayla and Brogan…

I remember…Pepper and her new best friend Vader…

I remember…Kim and Dixie’s engagement shoot at the unheated Rocky Hill Meeting House in February…

I remember…Lia and Nick, celebrating Nick’s First Communion…

I remember…singer and guitarist Corey Bush being so gracious at The Tom Bates Memorial Celebration…

I remember…Steve Crosby leading the revolutionary war reenactment at Spencer Peirce Little Farm…

I remember…The Lozzi wedding dance…

I remember…coffee in Portland, Oregon with Milo and Katie…

I remember…these winners celebrating at The Misery Challenge, the best race on the North Shore…

I remember…Katie Mathews winning the High St Mile with a 4:37…

I remember…another gorgeous family at the farm during a break from vintage base ball….

I remember…Madison at Dixie and Kim’s wedding, fabulous kid, great photographer, terrific athlete…

I remember…Lia at the farm…

I remember…The Forces of Nature Dance Theater at The Cathedral of St John The Divine…

I remember…The Natalie MacMaster and Donnel Leahy family performing a magnificent Christmas show at the Cabot…

I remember…amazement of being in The Cathedral one more time…this photo is taken about 150 feet above the sanctuary floor…

I remember…Little Michael turning one year old…

I remember…the most fun shoot of the year with Chrissy’s cousins…

I remember…Roxie at Salisbury Beach…

I remember…Billy in Nahant for his senior shoot…

I remember…Dax in Nahant for his senior shoot…

I remember…having one moment with Marie’s grandchild…

I remember…Chrissy and Jen’s beautiful children…

I remember…Anna at the breakwater in Provincetown during the shoot with Kangaroo Rat…

 

I remember…Kameron Ulmer at the High St Mile…

I remeber…Debbie with Pepper at Good Harbor Beach at sunset…

I remember…Denise’s boys in Lynn Woods…

I remember…Diana and Faith at the baptism…

I remember…finding this little statue hidden behind The Cathedral of Holy Cross in Boston…

I remember…Tianna and Pepper…

I remember…Pepper Salisbury Beach during a blizzard…

I remember…Lana!

I remember…this runner at the Lynn Woods races…

I remember…Nellie at Lynn Woods…

I remember…Jake at the Christmas shoot…

I remember…this throwback of Jake and Dad at the wedding in 2013…

I remember Elif, so talented, courageous, and passionate about life and music…

I remember…this soldier at the reenactment…

I remember…my sister Cindy at the farm getting ready to play…

I remember Cafe Heaven at midnight on a gorgeous summer evening…

I remember…this flying dog at the farm…

I remember…being at the Nahant Country Club for a shoot and hearing music from another room, so of course I had to take a few snaps of The David Conlin Quartet featuring Cliff Tetle on woodwinds…

I remember…my sister Sharon’s granddaughter Sarah having fun with a family photoshoot…

I remember…taking this photo of my brother Kenny’s painting, his beautiful interpretation of a photograph that I took in 2010…

I remember…this photograph of Maria from 2010…

I remember…Lia, Bailey, and Nick for a quick Christmas card shoot at the farm…these kids …so beautiful inside and out…

I remember…this cool kid at Chrissy’s cousin shoot…

I remember…Skylar and Peter in a quiet moment…

I remember…a quiet moment in “downtown” Stonington 7am…

I remember…Violet Rose’s first Christmas with mom Vanessa…

I remember…Ben at dusk on Salisbury Beach…

I remember…this beautiful mural in downtown Portland, Oregon…

I remember…Darwinny!

I remember…this woman in Provincetown asking to be handcuffed…here’s to more humor in 2018!

I remember…being so grateful I was there, at The Cathedral of St John The Divine to witness, again, the Paul Winter Solstice Celebration. Thank you to all!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chrissy’s Cool Cousins!

…wow, what a family!  Had so much fun meeting this family and chasing the little ones around.  Beauty everywhere!!!  Here I present several quick edits for viewing…

Cassandra’s Kids!

…spent one hour with these three stunningly beautiful children, running around, snapping away.   Many of the photos were taken by the kids…

Denise and Family

…had a fabulous time meeting Denise and her family at Lynn Woods yesterday…here are a few quick edits…

45 Minutes With Srishti

…did a quick and fun photoshoot with Srishti in Boston yesterday.  A very talented multi-instrumentalist at Berklee, she was so beautiful, elegant and poised…

Kelsey, Cam, Eva Marie and The Family!

…here are some quick edits of a fabulous shoot with Kelsey, Cam, Eva Marie and the whole family.  It is so beautiful to see this family grow so healthy and beautiful.  I was honored to have the opportunity to do this shoot.  So many memories here…

Celebrating Linda’s Birthday!

…here I present some quick peeks of the Weltner/Plunkett and extended families.  This was one of those wonderful shoots (I seem to have a lot of those!) that was so beautiful and so easy in how it all came together.  Beautiful families inside and out!  So much history here and I was so grateful to be present for this birthday celebration!

Roy, Betsy, Sarah, Lisa and Peanut at Salem Commons

…family in town for my sister Sharon’s memorial service tomorrow…had fun shooting a few portraits at the commons…really nice seeing folks for the first time in years!

Erin and Al’s Wedding part 2

…what a spectacular wedding this was!

Billy and Dax, Nahant Mass

…enjoyed 90 minutes with these 2 gentlemen, hanging out in Nahant, 40 Steps Beach.   Here I present several quick edits…