My Winter Studio

There’s a little unfinished house in Baja that I’ve walked past and admired for years. It’s a beautiful structure, it has no roof, no windows, no doors and blissfully bare walls. To me it’s an ideal location to make portraits and so I did just that. This little bungalow was my winter studio. #6060#5103 copy#5078#6108#5102 square copy#3592 floor#4370 copy 2Baja studioBaja studio #5988so simple yet so perfect.

Boston studioStudio #352 smalllived-in but perfect too. 


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Jamaica Now & Then

Jamaica is back in my life and what’s been showing up in front of my camera lens has been a delightful surprise. The portfolio that I thought was complete long ago has taken on new life. What a transformative and welcome shift in thinking this has been. It’s really just the beginning. This project is totally alive for me again.

juice oil truckspliffJackWillys momLateefWilly Dec 2015CliffyJuman aConroy Dec 2015EP 2IMG_0539This month I had the good fortune of re-photographing people from my past. Some of the reconnections took a year to arrange and others happened effortlessly. One day I was unexpectedly in Commador and Lateef (the boy in the school uniform who is now a grown man) was out in the road as if waiting for me. Another day I heard my name being called and it was Cliffy, he was on the roof of a building in Hope Bay. Eighteen years had passed since either of these guys had been in front of my camera and here they were directly in my path. Many powerful reunions aligned for me on this trip and I can’t help but recognize how precious it all is. Jamaica has always been a magical and emotional place for me but never more so than on this visit.

December 2015

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A Family Tradition

My business as a family photographer exists because people still hold a value for the time-honored tradition of family portraiture. People who realize it’s about more than just the images. It’s an event. Time has to be set aside, schedules arranged and often rearranged. Wardrobe has to be planned and prepared. Haircuts and tans topped off. It’s not always easy but it’s always worthwhile. It’s time spent together as a family, making memories, giggling, sometimes crying but most importantly being together.

Fortunately, my clients Chip & Ben honor this tradition.

What a difference a year makes.

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60 Days in Mexico – But Who’s Counting

60 mornings waking up hereIMG_9842 copy 24 days of raindesert rain 201518 desert hikes and bike rideshikes and bikes IMG_0046 copyIMG_0041 copydesert bloomsIMG_9779 copy5 Thursday nights at La Esquina with King Corduroy and Joe FirstmanIMG_0924 copy

15 live music outingsIMG_0475Joe FirstmanA couple days Casa Tota poolsideCasa Tota#1181 copywith Walter and ShellyIMG_0993 copy

Hours of fun with ZandraIMG_1363 copy

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Beth & Marc#1225 copy12 years making this dream come trueIMG_0200 copyGoodnight Baja

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Bar Mitzvah at WGBH & Brookline Teen Center

WGBH was a great venue for this November Bar Mitzvah.2014 11 08       0102014 11 08       016The Yawkey Theater provided a perfect atmosphere for the ceremony. 2014 11 08       0312014 11 08       0422014 11 08       1352014 11 08       139Guests enjoyed a luncheon provided by Max Ultimate Foods immediately following the service. 2014 11 08       0032014 11 08       1042014 11 08       1062014 11 08       101Books and pencils sat on the tables waiting to go home with guests.2014 11 08       1832014 11 08       198The party continued at the impressive Brookline Teen Center that evening. This isn’t any old teen center, it opened in 2013 and has a pool table, ping pong tables, a basket ball court and a candlepin bowling alley!  This fabulous affair was also catered by Max Ultimate Foods.Brookline Teen Center A2014 11 08       2482014 11 08       2692014 11 08       2702014 11 08       4422014 11 08       4022014 11 08       4102014 11 08       421

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Return to Jamaica

My return to Jamaica was long overdue. In the years since I’d been there babies have grown into teenagers and teenagers into adults, locks have grown long,  Willy’s house collapsed, Sista P created a fabulous vegetarian restaurant in Hope Bay and hosts a weekly radio program from Port Antonio. Many things have changed during my 13 year absence but one thing that’s remained the same is my deep affection for Jamaica and it’s people.

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San Francisco Wedding – Blake & Julian

Blake and Julian’s ceremony took place on a Friday afternoon in late June. The setting was the magnificent San Francisco City Hall. The building is so large that there may be 3 to 5 other ceremonies happening at the same time. Yet some how, in this little nook under the rotunda the ceremony I was privy to felt like the only one.

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2014 06 27   077#122014 06 27   078#142014 06 27   085After tying the knot under the rotunda with an intimate gathering of loved ones, it was time for photos with the newlyweds. Every corner we turned provided another stunning backdrop with more amazing light.

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From City Hall the gathering moved over to Jardiniere at the corner of Grove & Franklin.   Guests enjoyed local wines, a fabulous dinner and wedding cake number one!

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The celebration continued on Sunday at Vine Hill House in Sebastopol. Another party  means another outfit, another amazing meal, more delicious local wine and another cake!

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