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feedback – studio maternity session

Saturday, May 9th, 2009

Yesterday I had Roger and Phyllis out to the studio in Lowell for some fine art maternity portraits. Here’s what they had to say about the experience:


Roger & I just wanted to thank you so much again for doing our maternity shoot. We repeatedly said how much we enjoyed our time doing the shoot to one another long after we left your studio. You made us feel beautiful, comfortable, and absolutely fun – I think you really tapped in to the sides of Roger that most people don’t get to see! We are so glad you captured that – especially for our soon to be baby girl. I cannot wait to see the pictures and I especially cannot wait for our baby to see Mommy & Daddy’s soul captured so beautifully through your pictures!

Thank you again!!!!

the Getty Villa

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

getty villa pacific palisades

On our recent trip to Los Angeles to photograph a Persian wedding celebration, we were also celebrating my 30th birthday. We decided to spend the afternoon at the Getty Villa near Malibu, a site that is v. different from the Getty Museum in LA (free with reservation; $10 parking). The Villa is Getty’s old estate, and the original house to his vast collection. The dude built the grounds to recreate Villa of the Papyri at Herculaneum, an ancient Roman town. The Greek and Roman artifacts and reproductions Getty collected make a stunning display, and I think we had more fun walking around the grounds with the fountains and lawns and sculpture parks than touring the inside. I have a thing for that architecture.

I usually assign myself a photographic project when I visit a museum that allows photography; the last time I visited Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts I took a picture of the ceiling in every room.  For the Villa, I was noticing the trend to use white marble within a darker piece to give the eyes a more “realistic” setting, which ends up just looking a little creepy. So, my personal amusement on this afternoon was to only photograph creepy things.  Here are my favorites.

getty malibu creepy statuesthe Getty Villa Malibu

the S family

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

At the beginning of the month, I had a chance to travel to Columbus, Ohio to hang out with the S family. Every year or so they have me out to shoot an intimate “day in the life of…” portrait session.

family portraits Ohioportrait photographer Columbus OH


from a happy parent…

Sunday, January 11th, 2009

I really love the pictures that you have taken of our family.
They are some of my most prized possessions.

– Lindsay B., family session client

Kenyan Photographer Gitonga Mbaya says:

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

Hey, how are you? I figured it’s been eons that I’ve been admiring your work as a lurker, but realised I’d better come out and say it in person. Great stuff your photography! And quite the inspiration. Talking to you the day we helped Kristen move into her Newton apartment convinced me that this is what I should be doing instead of engineering, and after moving back home, it is what I am doing. I am still building up my skills in it, but at least it is earning me a living. Keep on doing what you do as you give the world gorgeous pictures and inspire some of us.

Back to my lurking :)


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,



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