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Archive for April, 2009

Sunday I photographed the wedding of Katerina and David. It was a wedding that was all about family and tradition.

First we went to David's parents house to photograph him getting ready. His aunts, uncles, grandmother, brother, etc, were all there feasting on traditional Italian fare when I arrived. Of course they insisted that we sit down to eat too.

Here is David getting his tie and collar  fixed by his father.
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A toast before the groom leaves for the church.
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Then we met the bride at her parents house. Here is the flower girl getting her dress on. Just adorable!
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Katerina looked beautiful in her veil!
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The baby "helping" her mother buckle her shoes. What a sweet heart!
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The natural light in their house was beautiful. Here is Katerina passing out the bridesmaids bouquets.
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And putting the crown of flowers on the flower girl-it didn't stay on long.
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Time to go to the church. I really like this image-Katerina looks so happy!
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Arriving at the church.
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The ring bearer waiting inside the church-watching the girls arrive in the limo.
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Here are the girls lining up to go down the aisle.
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The following series of three images is just amazing to me. The light from the chandelier above is reflecting in my lens causing the illusion of the stars encompassing the jr bridesmaid, giving the images a magical feel.
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Isn't that SOOO cool!!

Now for the bride-Look at that figure!
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Greek ceremonies are always BEAUTIFUL and this one was no exception! As always during a Greek ceremony, I'm allowed to stand behind the bridesmaids at the alter-this view, combined with the candle light, the traditions, and a beautiful birde makes for terrific images.
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The ring bearer watching the ceremony. He was so well behaved!
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This is one of my favorite images from the entire day. Katerina carries herself with such grace.
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The flower girl kept walking back and forth, over the veil, between her mother (one of the brides maids) and her father (one of the groomsmen)
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This is another of my favorites. I love all the candles.
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The church is GORGEOUS.
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David and Katerina. Although it was a spring wedding, the temperature was above 80 so we chose a shady place for the formal portraits to be taken.
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David surprised Katerina with a dove release in honor of family.
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In this image I was trying to capture, not only the beauty of the bride, but also details of the veil, the earrings and the flower in her hair. I think it's stunning.
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Their dining room at the Tewksbury Country Club.
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They had a band that played traditional Greek and Italian dinner music.
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A Greek tradition is to shower the bride and groom with money during their first dance.
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Thank you Katerina and David for letting me be a part of this day with you.

Here are some beautiful dogs I photographed at a dog daycare in Berwick ME. My friend has a dog, Louis, that spends some time here. So we decided to stop in for a visit one day. The dogs were FANTASTIC and very well behaved!
THis is my favorite image from the day-maybe I should put it on my web site. What a gorgeous dog!
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This is my second favorite. The same dog. Maybe this dog is used to having her picture taken-doesn't it look like she is posing for me?
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This dog looks like a black bear!
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Here is some of the training that goes on here. Very cool. That's my middle school Phys Ed teacher in the background. It is her facility. She remembered me from 25 years ago!!! CRAZY!
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What a cutie! I like that her paw is showing! How adorable!
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what incredible eyes!

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This dog is SOOOO cute!
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More traing.
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More of Louis. He's so sweet.

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What a beautiful dog. He looks wise.
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 It is so neat to see the different personalities in all dogs!  It was a great day-my kids and I had a great time!

Here are some AWESOME pictures I took of Kaitlin this past weekend. She's an aspiring actress in need of some current head shots and also, currently a junior in high school. It was FREEZING out-but thanks to her acting skills-you wouldn't have guessed it from these pictures!

This is my favorite! Taken in front of the stage doors-perfect!
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This is also one of my favorites. I really like the dramatic angle and the wind blowing her hair. Remember I said it was FREEZING out! She doesn't look cold to me.
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This is the "cute" Kaitlin-but as you will see, she has many different
looks. Sometimes she almost looks like a different person all together.
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This is the sophisticated Kaitlin. Doesn't she look SOOOO different? It's wild.
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This is the sexy Kaitlin- WOW!
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And here she is back to being "the girl next door"
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Check out those long legs!
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I don't know if I prefer this next picture in color or black and white.
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Compare this image to the "sophisticated" Kaitlin. She looks so much younger in this image.
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Thanks Kaitlin-I can't wait to photograph you again in your prom dress-once the weather is warmer!

Today I was happy to see Carley again, this time with her little sister Bailey! Carley LOVES the camera and had A LOT of great ideas for the photo shoot!
For this shot, she thought it best to "gently" nudge her sister out of the shot!
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Here are some of her "rock star" moves-keep in mind-Carley is only 3!
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From cool to sweet little angle in seconds
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Carley's cool shots!
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I love these next shots of Bailey. They were not so easy to get as she was ALWAY's on the go! I did get quite a few shots where she was just a blur.
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The two sisters together. You can see the tears in Bailey's eyes. She was not too happy about sitting still but her sister was holding on tight, but still managing to look picture perfect!
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Thanks Carley for all your wonderful ideas and also for helping contain that little sister of yours!
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Here are some images from Saturdays portrait session with Natalie. She is an up in coming actor/singer/entertainer. I won't be surprised if I see her next year on American Idol! She needed some new headshots so we took a walk around town and got some really REALLY cool shots! Check it out-

This is my, personal favorite. Check out how her eyes are the same color as the background!
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Can you imagine this as her first CD cover? Copy down the side? So cool.
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