Archive for June, 2009


Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

Ice cream with an almost-3-year-old at Toscanini’s in Cambridge.

my family | personal travel

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

We recently visited Phoenix en masse with my husband’s family to celebrate my sister Maryam’s graduation from med school.

Most of all I love hanging out with Ali’s four little cousins who are best friends despite living apart in LA and San Francisco. Every family event is an opportunity for them to hang out together and giggle a lot. They’re hilarious!

A fun, laid-back weekend in sunny Phoenix was a nice change from all of this gloomy Boston weather.

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a mother’s fierce love | Boston portraits by request

Sunday, June 21st, 2009

Lisa decided to purchase the collection of images from her photo session last year, so I am going back through and prepping the files for her. What a lovely set of images we got, and what a demonstration of fierce maternal love!

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saguaro cactus

Saturday, June 20th, 2009


I’ve always loved saguaro cactus (pronounced “suh-war-o”). They’re found only in the Sonoran Desert (s Arizona, se California, nw Mexico). According to the WHEREguestbook:

“The iconic plant starts out slowly, growing a mere inch or two in its first eight years, but eventually leaps skyward and, between 50 and 70 years, starts sprouting ‘arms’ — the things that look like they’re waving or saluting passerby.”

Cool, huh?


(x-posted at mergeweddings and decenturbanlifestyle)

Happy Fathers Day!

Friday, June 19th, 2009

Tina and Joe were one of my first wedding clients. Now they have twins! Happy Fathers Day, Joe.

Brady’s first birthday

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

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Photos from the party will be online for one month here.

tea party in the park | a girl date

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

Monday afternoon was delightful. Perfect weather (sunny and 73 all day long) and a tea party in the park with my eight year old friend M.

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It’s inspiring to watch her explore and create.

2009 session fees and standards

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

Hey guys! I wanted to let you know that I have settled on a lower session fee rate for portrait sittings this year as I build up my studio and explore the kinds of portrait photography I enjoy the most. My session fee (the term for the fee that covers the photographer’s time, talent, and travel) was $X but I just dropped it to $X and $X (weekday/weekend). I have to raise print prices slightly to accommodate this change, but this leaves you with the decision of which images to invest in rather than paying more money up front.

After your session, it takes me about 2 weeks to process through the images and choose the artist select images. I typically shoot a lot during a session and then do a dramatic edit down before a final creative post-process to bring images to life. If you can believe it, the admin part takes up more time than I spend behind the camera! My busy traveling and shooting schedule means I have to block out time every work week just to sit down at the computer and process images.

After your images are ready for viewing, we will set a time for your in-person image ordering session. This is the time when I show you your final images and talk with you about the type of photos and products you would like to order to display in your home and share as gifts. (People find it helpful to have the in-person consult of the artist, as it can be overwhelming to choose between great images!)

The location for our photo shoot can be in your home, on-location in a unique environment, or in our studio space.

Right now I am accepting many types of portrait sessions.

  • maternity
  • newborn
  • child birthdays
  • high school seniors
  • anniversaries
  • headshots
  • events (birthday parties, bat mitzvahs, etc.) priced individually

Wedding-related work (boudoir sessions, fearless bridals, and engagement sessions) by consultation.

baby bump | fine art studio maternity session

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

I think the pregnant female form is utterly astounding in beauty, don’t you?

We have had an influx of maternity sessions this spring, and I have thoroughly enjoyed experimenting to find a blend of interesting, artistic, and flattering images in a studio environment. Danielle was up for trying different things with her bump. We got some beautiful (and fun) images!

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