Archive for October, 2008

lomo fisheye

Friday, October 31st, 2008

Just got back a roll from my LOMO fisheye camera. The print lab included a disc with all the images even though it is analog 35mm film.

I love the strange distortions from this plastic, wide contortion lens. It also makes this delightfully tiny, plastic-sounding click that always cracks me up.

This image is from a portrait swap I did with another Boston-area wedding photographer: Ashley O’Dell.

portrait swap – Ashley O’Dell | Boston wedding photographer

Saturday, October 25th, 2008

I had a great time sharing my top secret photo spot with another Boston photographer this week. Ashley O’Dell is super terrific and wonderful and we laughed a lot as we checked out the old bear cage from 1912 that is still hanging out there in the woods next to a hiking trail. Talk about hip urban decay! And I have none other than Diana and Micah, who I get to see this Sunday at the wedding, who took me out there for their engagement session last year.

We dubbed the theme of the day ‘retro’ and we brought our little analog cameras and did portraits of one another with holgas, and she had this rangefinder camera that looks like an accordion and according to an aunt does actually still work. As you can see, Ashley does retro and wonderful very, very well (proof!).

My contribution to the theme was to wear this fabulous cape. It’s one of those outer coats that’s not heavy enough to keep you warm, and not so light as to be pure vanity. So, it’s basically applicable for a total of three days out of every year. We’re in the middle of those three days right now, luckily.

one more.

Sunday, October 19th, 2008

An image from my time hanging out with kids at the Franklin Park zoo ruins a couple of weeks ago…

[ more photos from playdate here ]

casting call: young girl

Thursday, October 16th, 2008

I’m headed to an apple orchard in Stow MA on Monday, October 20 and looking for a young girl who I have not yet photographed between age 5 and 14 for a test shoot in the apple orchard. This session may be used as headshots or just fun portraits with the beautiful trees. A parent would be required to be present at the shoot, and sign a model release. Time is negotiable based on your school schedule, but my preference would be for a 3:00 session.

Please spread the word if you know someone who might be interested.
Email for more info or to sign up!

Casting Call details

Who: girl, age 5-14 years – must be accompanied by parent (who will not be in shoot)
Logistics: Monday, October 20 at Carver Hill Orchard (address below)

Session fee: $250 (waived due to my specific request for test shoot)
Model release:
parental release required
online proof gallery from photo shoot, 8×10″ fine art print of your choice from the session
Rachel Hadiashar

Carver Hill Orchard
Brookside Ave
Stow, MA  01775
(978) 897-6117


Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

another fun outtake from Amanda’s senior session.

I kind of wish we could put this one in the yearbook. ha!

Boston Alternative Health

Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

I want to give notice about Rebecca Ong-Sutherland’s open house. She started Boston Alternative Health last year, and is hosting an open house on October 17-18.

Next weekend we will be holding an Open House to show off our office and meet new people! Learn more about Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, and Structural Bodywork. Enter our raffle where you could win 3 complimentary acupuncture treatments!

The event is held on two days. Friday October 17th from 5-9 and Saturday October 18th from 11-9. Whichever works best for you!

So swing by to say hello, show your support, or just come for the free refreshments. The invitation to the event is attached to this email.

Speaking of the office, we have made a change to the office location. We regret to announce that we no longer operate from our Brookline office and now are solely located in Lexington Center. It was a difficult decision, but in the end we had to do what was best for our patients (and our sanity!). Now with just one office to focus on we will have more opportunity to give the availability, care and focus that our patients deserve.

So, if you’re interested in alternative, holistic healing or need some body work, I’d urge you to go meet Rebecca at Boston Alternative Health.

(and yes, she is the one who invited me along on their honeymoon last year!! I’ll be back in HI from 1-12 December if any of you are going to be there this year…)

Rebekah Alexander :: portraits by request

Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

I had a portrait request from my friend Rebekah, a modern opera singer who chooses to perform pieces like Pierrot Lunaire for fun. If you know what that is, you know what I mean. Becki chose a couple of really stunning images to use for her publicity and personal work. And yes, her eyes are really that blue. The images are only slightly edited for exposure.

Rebekah Alexander modern opera singerRebekah

just bribe the kid!

Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

“Our ring bearer, Andy, age three, was nervous about walking down the aisle. After a few steps he turned around, ready to bolt. His mom, standing up front, pulled out a bag of Famous Amos chocolate chip cookies and started shaking it. Andy heard the sound, saw the cookies, and sprinted down the aisle.”

-Samantha, 27, Indianapolis
from Brides (July/August 2008)