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My Favorite Images of 2019
I know I'm a bit late, but I always like to do a year in review. Having been too busy to get to it, is a good thing in this business. Fair warning, there are a lot of images. Many are not technically correct, but that is not what it is about all of the time. I sometimes only have my cell phone with me and I see an image, so that's what I use.
One of my first sessions of the year was my own daughter Emily's engagement shoot. We went to Maine, one of her and Corey's favorite places. The weather was perfect and the colors and tones just worked.
My Husband is so supportive and will often let me try ideas on him. Here, its all about the window light and focus fall off. ...and how much I love this face.
When you're just sitting and chilling and there is a dog butt in your face.
The fact that my grandson, at less that 2 years old, loves to play with my old cameras, delights me.
This one was taken in Hawaii, as will be several that follow. It is a beautiful place full of color and texture. This image struck me because of all the layers.
Striking contrast and horizontal lines with symmetry, had me here.
I love the color tones and the story you can get from this one.
We went to a local high schools hula night. I was so moved by how beautiful the dancing was and by how embraced it was by all the students in the audience.
The devastation that was caused by the eruption of Mount Kilauea, was mind boggling.
The vast variety of landscape is just amazing in Hawaii. I like the color tones and leading lines that I saw and of course the subjects.
Here are my parents at my daughters's bridal shower. They are always up for a good time.
I just find this funny, so full of expression!
Just pure sweetness between a grandfather and his granddaughter. Leading lines help tell the story.
I love fog. I go out in search of a good shot when I know there will be fog. This image has good layers; foreground, middle ground and background. It was in Maine.
When this client contacted be about doing some boxing shots, I was so excited. I had been wanting to try out some creative harsh light shots. She was willing. I love the intensity in her eyes with her arm forming a leading line to them. I also like the slight shadow on the wall behind her.
Here she is wrapping her daughter's hands. I used some intense rim light.
The harsh shadow was just what I was going for. The selective color was a suggestion from the client. It's great to have people willing to collaborate together.
This was a very unique happening. The fawn was all by itself and very attracted to my grandson.
I was at an arts festival in Belfast, Maine when I spied this artist's palet. I was srtuck by how beautiful it looked . I loved the colors and the story it tells about painting. The paintings in the booth were just beautiful. Come to find out, the artist, Erik Minzner, is the husband of a wonderful women who hired me to take her headshot earlier in the year.
This was maiden voyage of the vintage wooden Penn Yan boat that my husband lovingly restored. He took my son-in-law, grandson and myself out on our local lake. We made it half way across and the engine died. It has yet to start again.
What a privilege it is to be able to record the birth of my second grandson, Luke.
Just an amazing moment for a the family. Let your eye travel all the way from the front to the back of the image. There is so much going on, here. Notice the looking on of the nurse all the way in the background.
Macro lenses are so much fun to work with.Getting good focus involves lots of patience.
This is Faith. She is awesome to work with. Here I am experimenting with shadows.
Faith frolicking in the daisies.
Faith in soft window light.
Johnny visiting John E. Ford, in his office.
Johnny's first flight early in the morning.
Just a dad at the beach. Too funny!
Beautiful sunset in North Carolina.
Mom and Dad. They are so cute.
This little guy was such an easy subject. He looked good, no matter what!
These two are getting married in April. We spent some time at the Arnold Arboretum for their engagement pictures.
I can't wait to photograph their wedding. They were a blast to work with.
There are some wedding when you get to really have fun with the guests.....
Brooke and Taylor’s wedding was that wedding. I had so much fun.
They met at Boston College and that is where they got married.
She was a stunning bride.
This is Ford, my niece's son. This image is just so him, he loves the water.
This is Ashley, a very talented and equally nice, past student of mine.
This just captures her soft beauty.
I got down even with the table to document this beautiful wedding reception table in Rockport, MA.
A great mom and her two girls. Colors, leading lines, expression and how Willow, on the left is always her own little person, only one hand under the chin for her.
Another beautiful bride that I had the privilege of photographing this past year.
Her mom was awesome, so much fun to be around.
Twin sisters and their mom in a moment.
They caught me trying to get creative shots. I LOVE how grandma waved at me and grandpa is framed between the boards on the covered bridge in Newery, Maine.
They are all cute, but the expression of the little one on the left, just makes this image it for me.
Another past student, Ben and his mom, what a treasure for her to have this image before he goes off to college next fall.
The light on Chelsea is as soft and beautiful as she is.
The interaction between Chelsea and Jamie and the reaction of the people in attendance, is why I love this photo.
The colors and soft background make this a great headshot.
Rim light and bokeh are what I like about this one, and his expression.
This was a great pumpkin patch day with family.
This picture just captures my sister and her husband perfectly. I love it!
Fall is the perfect time for donuts on strings and matching Carhartt clothes.
My Daughter's family are always willing subjects.
Thanks for making it all the way through. I love sharing my work.
1/10/2020 11:01:44 am
Oh you are amazing. So happy you have found such a passion.
Tante Tap aka T.O.
1/12/2020 02:14:00 pm
What a fantastic review...you certainly have a eye to capture those telling images....keep up the good work!!!
7/7/2020 01:31:49 am
You are indeed an amazing photographer! I totally enjoyed all of the pictures and also the captions you have written after the pictures you have taken. I am also an aspiring photographer and your blog actually motivated me more to pursue my passion and dream. I think I will now start saving in order for me to buy me a new camera that I can use to capture amazing pictures like those you have captured above. Anyway, you indeed have a lovely family and also a cute grandson. I would love to see more of the pictures you will be taking moving forward.
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After 31 years of teaching, I have decided to retire and start a new chapter of my life as a photographer. It has been my passion for about 7 years now.