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Boston Maternity Photography | A New Perspective

Boston Maternity Portraits Whether you do it once, many times over or not at all – pregnancy is a time where the wonder and magic of the body is visible.  Even though I’m a photographer, and have access to equipment and other photographers, I didn’t take many images of myself while I was pregnant.  I […]

Remembrance | Grandmother

About six weeks short of 100 years old, my grandmother passed away peacefully.? I wrote about her on her 99th birthday last fall as she was glamorous at any age. I’ve been spending some time this evening carefully turning over memories of her.? I wanted to share her beautiful bridal portrait.? She always loved calla […]

Making Up Wardrobe As We Go

When I had my senior portraits taken for the yearbook, I?m not even sure what I brought in for clothing. What I do remember was the photographer humored me, the novice portraitist, in explaining all the lenses and filters (this was in the heavy-handed era of Cokin soft focus and diffusion). The last set of […]


Calling All Moms! #GETINTHEPICTURE Six weeks into parenthood and I fell right into it.  A friend, and talented photographer, met up with me and the boy in our neighborhood park.   It was gorgeous light, one of the first days of spring.   She had her camera out and picking it up a few inches offered, smiling, to […]

Expressing Gratitude Toward Your Body

Expressing Gratitude Toward Your Body A recent client told me in her pre-shoot boudoir questionnaire: I am a mother first! I have 2 beautiful children, both difficult pregnancies and 1 emergency c-section. Each stretch mark each scar signifies my motherhood. I’m love when our Muses approach their boudoir portrait session with gratitude for their own […]


Valentine?s Day is about expressing and sharing love.  And that requires courage and fearlessness.

In that spirit, I begin this new phase and open up to our personal lives, our inner world, our private selves.

As such, I hope that your day (and week! And year!) is heartened with reminders of the courageous and loving people you have in your lives.  

Maternity | Changes for Mom and Dad

This beautiful family!  I met expecting father Mike when we was a regular attendee at our epic Ad Hoc dance parties.  It seems like a lifetime ago.  

Since then he’s changed jobs, moved a few times, got married and is now preparing for his newest chapter – fatherhood.  I’ve been following his own physical transformation over the last months – through facebook posts, of course.  He’s been dedicated to taking his health and wellness more seriously – for his sake and for his new family.  I’ve been very impressed with his winter runs.  

Beautiful Maternity

Maternity glamour portrait photography is a beautiful way to document a fleeting (int he long run) time in life. ?With a body that is changing and different every day. ?This makes each maternity portrait session unique. Friend and confidant, Kiera, came by the studio last week. ?I asked months ago if she’d up to be […]

Glamour at 99 | My Grandmother

This is my grandmother at 99.  She worked in a factory, as a seamstress and alongside her husband in their show repair and tailoring business.  As the oldest, she helped raise her younger brothers and sisters after her mother died and her father went back to Sicily to find another wife.  She raised three of her own children,  her four grandchildren and her soon to be three great grandchildren.  

In honor of the woman in my life who showed me how to be glamorous, not to slouch my shoulder, to love my curls, the difference a good fit makes in one?s clothes and the power of coming together over good food.  I am thankful for the perspective reading her memoir has brought into my life this week.   Thankful that this legacy is preserved.