Archive for September, 2010

hanging out in the yard together, a casual in-home portrait session

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

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2010 portrait session availability (Boston)

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

Boston family portraits

I’m only in Boston for a couple of weeks! Here are the dates we still have availability for portrait sessions. CLICK HERE.

If you would like to schedule a session, please fill out the interest form and indicate which dates you’re available. I will do my best to keep the date options updated as people book up the spots.

Our original post with information about the autumn mini portrait sessions we’re offering can be found at this link.

in-home portrait session

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

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rock star baby friend

Sunday, September 12th, 2010

This photo was taken just moments before little N met her first kitchen sink bath.

Boston MA family portrait

school’s in session! part 2

Saturday, September 11th, 2010

school uniforms
school uniforms
school uniforms

fine art film shoot, san jose california.

family portraits in the park

Friday, September 10th, 2010

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family portraits larz anderson park

school’s in session!

Friday, September 10th, 2010

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I always loved the start of a new school year! Fresh supplies, new friends, and new books. (more tomorrow)

Fine art film shoot, San Jose California.

additional saturday added to our roster

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

Due to overwhelming demand for weekend times, we have just added another Saturday date to our fall portrait promotion during Rachel’s upcoming visit to Boston.

Saturday, October 2 (Lexington / Concord)

11am-3pm available
email to reserve your spot.

Boston family portraits

notes from the field

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

Rachel Hadiashar

Many of you know that I have spent the past couple of years finding my voice in the portrait world. I was a full time wedding photographer for five solid years, and enjoyed meeting talented and creative people from the Boston area (and reaching as far away as Bulgaria, England, Ireland, and Kenya for some incredible wedding commissions). For the record, I still consider international commissions and will photograph for good friends getting married, but I have shifted my daily focus to photographing families and creative individuals in an artful style.

I rented out a studio in Massachusetts last year and enjoyed having a place to shoot during the cold New England winter months — but I found that the consistency of the venue was leading to a routine type of photography that did not fire up my neurons and inspire my soul. I’m not the kind of person who enjoys putting different people into the same configuration year in and year out.

After some months away from the camera, I find I am better able to articulate my vision for photography. In a time when it is easier than ever for individuals to start a side business and try out their amateur skills on friends and family, we also see a proliferation of mall studios doing the “kid on a backdrop” thing. You can get your cute monthly portrait there, and it will please the grandparents and fill out the photo album. No arguments here.

What I argue for, and aim to provide, is the investment in a yearly or biannual family portrait session with an experienced photographer who can document your family in a way that is real and beautiful. Someone to make images that inspire you. A portrait session where you walk away with 2 images framed large and ready to pass down instead of a disc full of digital files that may never make it off your computer. And I don’t mean “inspiring” in the hackneyed sense, but creative photos that fire up your neurons — images you want to frame and display on your walls. The type of photography that makes you sigh and tear up, because you know the images will withstand the test of time and technology.

I’m still on the cusp of deciding whether to move toward only classic black and white image production (we currently offer this for our artist headshots and boudoir), but… I have to admit, the color of life remains a strong pull. I still have a few nuances to work out now that my husband and I have relocated to Portland, Oregon.

As my sabbatical draws to a close, I am looking forward to the final months of 2010 as a time to reflect on things that matter and enjoy time with loved ones.

I’m looking forward to seeing many of you on my upcoming trip to Boston where I’ll be doing family portraits and artisan headshots.


Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

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sisters portrait session Boston MA

I just found these in my archives and got a good laugh.