Archive for September, 2008

AMANDA – senior

Friday, September 19th, 2008

Amanda is my ONE senior this year. She’s hilarious and we had a great time having adventures around her house. This outtake was her lying on a tennis court next to the playground where we did some of the photos. (I was laughing so hard about how silly we were being, I didn’t notice my hair falling down into the frame!)

Amanda, your photos are ready for viewing! Email me to find out where to see them.

Lisa and her Kaelyn | Boston MA family portraits by request

Monday, September 15th, 2008

A couple of weeks ago I met up with Lisa and Kaelyn for a relaxed portrait session near their new home in the Cambridge MA area. We had a tea party, did some art, chased squirrels in the park, and I even got a charming array of stickers placed on various body parts.

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Every fall I do a limited number of family portrait sessions in October and November before the Christmas rush hits, taking advantage of milder weather and New England’s amazing autumn. I limit the number of sessions for practical and philosophical reasons — I’m not into quantity, and my style doesn’t fit everyone’s needs because I don’t take traditional ‘christmas card shots,’ choosing to focus instead on candid and lovely interactions with the kids.

Since I’ll be out of state for most of December and probably taking the entire month off, if you’d like to schedule any type of portrait session please contact me before October 15.

finally… pictures that I am proud of…

Tuesday, September 9th, 2008

Hi Rachel,

You have no idea how hard it was for me to pick a few pictures for an order; it’s been a few weeks since you posted the pictures and every night I would spend time reviewing and deciding which ones to get.

I absolutely love them !!! Even John is excited, he was talking about how I should frame them and where I can hang it in the house last night !!

Thank you soooooo much again, I finally have bridal pictures that I am proud of showing everyone !!!
Talk to you soon,




Friday, September 5th, 2008

Love doesn’t make the world go ’round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.  

— Franklin P. Jones

family session feedback

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

I saw Natalie’s gallery today.  I LOVE the pictures!

You have no idea how happy I am.

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

– Marilee

I sing…

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

I AM … sensitive to caffeine
I WANT… to go to hawaii
I HAVE … thousands of photos to edit
I KEEP… wondering why more people don’t do what they love every day
I WISH I COULD … keep my desk clean and clutter-free
I HATE … when good people use passive-aggressive tactics
I FEAR … maintaining a balance of debt
I HEAR … the theme song from Saarwiya in my head
I DON’T THINK … I am ready for children or pets
I REGRET … undervaluing myself as a business for three years
I LOVE … people in love
I AM NOT … easily afraid
I DANCE … only to Persian music
I SING … poorly
I NEVER … try exotic food that has lived in the ocean
I RARELY … prepare meals
I CRY WHEN I WATCH … children made to suffer
I AM NOT ALWAYS …efficient
I HATE THAT … chocolate gives me headaches
I’M CONFUSED ABOUT … gaining legal access to abandoned properties
I NEED … to turn off the internet to get stuff done
I SHOULD … get ready for this afternoon’s photo shoot

quote from Persepolis

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

I was really moved by the animated film Persepolis. I really liked the advice Marji’s grandmother gave her the night before Marji left home to attend school in Vienna to escape the revolution and war-related craziness in Iran.

“You’ll meet a lot of jerks in life. If they hurt you, remember it’s because they’re stupid. Don’t react to their cruelty. There’s nothing worse than bitterness and revenge. Keep your dignity and be true to yourself.”