Archive for July, 2008

BUMP

Sunday, July 27th, 2008

So, I have had this idea for a long time, and only recently been able to execute it.

Heather, who is due on July 31, was an excellent model and didn’t flinch when I brought her to the area of crazy construction just outside Boston where I had scouted my signs — she even suggested that she’d be happy to sit on the curb near the traffic for this shot. Noted: it is surprisingly awkward to pose a very pregnant woman with a large orange sign next to a busy highway.

And the photo below is dedicated to Rima. It is one of the bizarre disembodied baby heads, a bronze installation (Antonio López García’s El dia y la noche) outside Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts near where we live. This makes me laugh a lot – both at the fact that Heather was all for traveling to get this shot after I told her it was just for a joke, and at the fact that these disembodied baby heads exist.

[ more of the hilarious attempts at getting the BUMP photo to work: here ]

On a serious note, my wedding clients all have the benefit of complimentary maternity and newborn sessions with me. I’ll be launching a more formal BUMP site eventually, but right now I’m just trying to get our Boston boudoir photography site off the ground.

two artists. portrait commissions.

Saturday, July 26th, 2008

This past week I was blessed. I got to photograph two artists who are true movers and shakers in their genre. Jazz artist Jared Sims is working on an album and commissioned me to help out with some cover art.

jazz musician Jared Sims

And Julia, Cambridge-based illustrator whose work shows crazy amounts of talent, needed some shots for her own promo work.

Julia Denos, Cambridge MA illustrator

western massachusetts

Saturday, July 26th, 2008

Yesterday I shot a wedding in Springfield MA with Marie Cox of Phreckles Photography. I got to hang out in Northampton MA last night with some of my favorite people, and it just so happens I found a cat in the bathtub this morning. I have recently realized that a disturbingly large percentage of my favorite people come with cats.

springfield ma wedding photographer

awww… more kind words.

Sunday, July 20th, 2008

Rachel!!!

I’ve been meaning to email you for the last week, but life and work always seems to get in the way.  I can’t thank you enough for agreeing to come and hang out with my sister and her friends.  The photos from the session are AMAZING.  Their personalities just jump out of each picture and I love LOVE the “meadow” photos.  So gorgeous.  At the risk of sounding redundant, you are an incredible artist and it’s always so much fun to work with you.

xoxox,
Peicha

a word of thanks

Thursday, July 17th, 2008

Dear Rachel,

I think I speak for both Erik and I that we couldn’t have chosen a better photographer for our wedding.  I knew the moment we had our meeting at Starbucks when you immediately commented on my freckles that you were the right person for the job.

The pictures from the wedding are beyond amazing, I don’t think I can even tell you how much I love them.  I can really see what the day was through the pictures you took because quite honestly I’ve already forgotten so much.  I can’t get enough of them, they really ad the last final touch to a wonderful experience for us.

I also need to tell you personally that you really made me feel great during this whole experience and I was very nervous as I was not a skinny bride.  I was in awe how beautiful you’ve always made me look in ways I didn’t think was possible.  I was worried the whole thing would actually make me feel worse about myself but it ended up being quite the opposite.  I can never thank you enough.

-Robin

Seniors!

Sunday, July 13th, 2008

senior photographer

I had a fantastic time with Edith, Jill, Katherine, and Laura on their recent college scouting trip to Boston. We went to a playground, hiking trail, and they even kind of played in the fountain at the park. I was a little bit worried that it would be difficult to get four people to look good at the same time, but with these four beauties it was no problem at all! The real question… what colleges will these four end up attending?

[ check out more photos here ]

senior photographer Boston

July 12-14

Friday, July 11th, 2008

Hey guys! I just finished a crazy week with a ton of shooting, and this weekend I am off to Connecticut to shoot a wedding with another photographer. I’ll be away from email and won’t be able to get through any more photo sessions until next week. I know several of you are waiting to see your photos from our superfun shoots.

I want to leave you with a hilarious link. Photobombers. Which one is your favorite? I love the one of the girls jumping on the beach.

maternity

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

I am looking for someone in Boston who is very pregnant and showing (7-8.5 months) for a quick shoot near the MFA area. Please email me at rachel@mergeweddings.com if that’s you!

4 seniors!

Saturday, July 5th, 2008

I was a little nervous when Peicha (bride: August 2006) asked me to photograph her sister and her three best friends in a sort of variation on a senior session. When I showed up at her house I realized I had nothing to worry about. The girls were adorable in outfits they had found at Garment District in Cambridge, they had a ton of energy and are extremely photogenic together. And it was fun! Here are my favorites from a quick look through the set.