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Eilis is going to make you smile…I promise she will. :)

I met up with Eilis a couple weeks ago on that same beautiful overcast day and we walked around the Boston Public Gardens and Beacon Hill. These are just a few of my favorite historical Boston locations to shoot in—tons of brick and old buildings and adorable alleyways and pretty staircases. Lots of what I consider to be true Boston. The whole time Eilis was laughing and having fun, I honestly could not get her to not-smile, so although I worked on getting a few serious images almost all of them show you her true happy personality. Here is just a sampling of the photos we got!

Favorite Things:

• Eilis was the happiest and most bubbly senior I have photographed this year, tons of fun to be around
• I love when a girl embraces her natural curls (especially since I have the straightest of straight hair)
• My favorite was when Eilis would crack up laughing…I think I included 3 of those series in this post!

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Amy and I met up on a gorgeous August afternoon in one of my favorite, more modern parts of the city: The Seaport. This area has gone through so many changes in recent years and what’s more fun is that although Amy goes to college in the city she had never been to this particular part of the city so I was psyched to explore it with her! We were squeezing in an afternoon session before Amy went out of town for a little bit and I’m so glad the weather cooperated with us. The day was overcast, adding the perfect amount of bright light to get a great city backdrop along Fan Pier Park, the ICA, and the Rose Kennedy Greenway. Perfect day!

Favorite Things:

• I could not take a bad photo of Amy, she was stunning in every single image
• Amy brought tons of dresses so we had a few options…I am a girl (and a photographer) who loves options. ;)
• Finding a bunch of fully bloomed hydrangea bushes that matched perfectly with Amy’s dress was serendipitous

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A couple of weeks ago I was able to get this fantastic artist in front of my lens! My friendship with Christina started many years ago as co-workers who essentially share a classroom (thanks 1970’s “teaching with no walls” school design). Thankfully that turned to true friendship a few years later and now I can’t imagine a school day without this woman. It’s long been said that who you work with helps to make your work more enjoyable, and so I am truly thankful for Christina and our many many talks about things big and small, and her near endless knowledge on everything under the sun, and she helps me think about how to be a better teacher, a better artist, and a better person daily.

So when we decided to do some creative headshots I was excited to think outside the box. Many headshots shoots are straightforward, as they are meant to be used for a very specific purpose. But with the invention of social media and all the different ways our work is seen and shared, it has become more and more important to have photos for introductions, to accompany a write up in an online publication, for websites, and book jackets, and fun photos to share on instagram. Enter creative artist portraits! We wanted to get some images of her actually painting, and photograph them somewhere that you may actually run into her—Boston’s Back Bay and the Charles River Esplanade seemed perfect.

If you have a chance don’t forget to visit Christina Chang Art to view her stunning paintings and prints.

Favorite Things:

• Christina and I both have a thing for dresses so I love that she chose such a fantastic pink dress
• I LOVED being able to photograph Christina’s work, having a photo of the artist with her work helps to connect you (the viewer) to her talents
• Something about plein air painting makes me smile. :)

 

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