January Day Trip

My friend Aimee and I (also a freelance photographer) were in a mutual agreement that we were both getting seriously stir crazy and needed some time away from our computers so we took a trip to one of my favorite greenhouses in Northampton, MA to get some fresh air and dust off our cameras a bit. I find myself in studios and other very controlled environments with stylists, lights and mood boards these days so it was nice to get out and just take photos  for the sake of taking photos. Hope you enjoy!

One Mighty Mill

I have been gluten free since 2013. Not by choice but because I get extremely sick if I eat it. Like so many others these days I just deal with it and have learned to be overly cautious when eating out, grocery shopping, and questioning everything I eat. I have never officially been tested for allergy or celiac, all I knew is when I didn’t eat wheat I felt great. Now, 2018 my friend Jon (formerly B.GOOD CEO) starts One Mighty Mill. His goal is to bring back #wheatyoucaneat by stone grinding organic, pesticide free whole wheat grown in Maine. Why is this important? Because industrialized flour is complete BS. Stripped of nutrients and riddled with chemicals all to sustain long shelf life. Long story short, when I went to go hangout, check the new place and get some promotional photo’s for them  before they officially launched I decided to eat one of his bagels. I eat a whole wheat bagel. I hadn’t voluntarily eat wheat in 5 years. What happened? I didn’t get sick, not after eating it nor the next morning (when it usually hits for me). If I went to the grocery store and bought bread to eat I’d be all sorts of messed up. It took 5 years for me to realize that I am not celiac, or allergic to wheat. I am allergic to additives, pesticides, and all the other crap in industrialized wheat. I couldn’t be more thrilled to be a part of documenting this next chapter for Jon and the journey of One Mighty Mill.

Best of Boston Home 2019

One of the most fun editorial assignments I had the pleasure of working on with prop stylist Kaylei McGaw in 2018 for Boston Home Magazines annual ‘Best of Boston Home’. Making ordinary objects appear more interesting with light, composition, and killer styling is one of my favorite things to do!

Camping in Acadia, Maine

Despite the heavy rains at night making camp cooking and campfires nearly impossible (the best part about camping) Acadia, Maine in early October is insanely beautiful. This was my first trip there and something about the ocean meeting the forest is a sight that not much else compares too. 

Architectural Digest - Kennedy Family’s Hyannis Port Compound Story

Back in June, I shot Patrick Kennedy’s Hyannis Port home at the Kennedy compound for Architectural Digest. The story is now live and you can view it here!

Still Life Test With Prop Stylist Kaylei McGaw

I love testing with stylists and other creatives and It is something I have put a big emphasis on doing as much as possible this year. When I met Kaylei for the first time after both being hired for an upcoming piece in Boston Home Magazine, I could feel how passionate she was about her craft and we instantly clicked on a mutual love for creating and collaboration. I mentioned to her how I have been trying to test with more stylists this year and she was instantly game to set up something for us to work on together. We discussed ideas and came to some mutual ground of wanting to create a set of still life images both light and dark with a more high end, luxurious feel to them. Our hope is that these could work hand in hand as inspiration for both editorial and commercial shoots. We also just went a little crazy and created scenes we thought were fun and thought-provoking. Excited to collaborate with Kaylei again soon on some concepts we have been scheming up! 

Check out Kaylei’s work here

2017 Wrap Up

Dang, what a year! I seem to find myself saying “what a great year” (or more like ”how the hell did I pull all that off”) every December but 2017 truly was a great one for me. Although at times the workload felt grueling, and the typical new and recurring stresses of running a business inevitably reared their ugly head in from time to time, I also got to work on some dream projects with great teams and connect/reconnect with many truly talented people. If I had to choose one lesson I learned in 2017 that I think we could all learn from is that teamwork and collaboration really is key to success. So on that note, thank you, everyone, who put their expertise, creative touch, or idea into any project this year. You’re the real MVP! These are some of my favorite images and projects from 2017 in no particular order. 

Some of my favorite images this year came out of my many projects with the good people over at B.GOOD! We worked to revamp their entire website, catering, and in-store imagery.

Catering shoot for B.GOOD

Catering shoot for B.GOOD

A definite highlight was over my birthday in April Moe and I went to the UK for 10 days (4 in London, 6 touring around the Cotswolds).

I was lucky to have the opportunity to shoot two pieces for Boston Home Magazine this year with a third on it’s way in 2018. Below are two stories I shot of Architect Craig Nealy’s Back Bay studio and a ‘treasure’ piece on Kathryn Yee of Everyday Napkin. 

Interiors shot for the new home of La Colombe in the Boston Seaport. 

One of my favorite projects this year was working with the creative people over at Arnold Worldwide for Tribe Hummus to bring some fresh ideas for the brand to life.  

The Hannah Farm volunteer day for Camp Harbor View may have been my top highlight of the year. Although it poured all day, together we were able to harvest 291 pounds of veggies on the B.GOOD farm. We then packed up 450 bags of fresh produce for campers to take home to their families!

National Grid invited me to their HQ to photograph some of their top leaders with the task of making them a bit less traditional. With only around 5 minutes for each person, it was a fun challenge!

A third successful year working with the great team of people at Compass to create intriguing marketing images for their agents all over Boston.

Excited to see what 2018 brings!

Compass Quarterly Feature

Back in May, I had a little write up in Compass quarterly magazine and online along with many other talented creatives about some of our favorite souvenirs. You can check it out here - How to Souvenir-Shop like an Influencer

Spring in England

Super excited to share some photos from my recent (and first) trip to the UK with Moe. We left on a Friday night and spent the first leg of our trip in London at The Ruben’s in Victoria. I underestimated just exactly how much walking we would do this trip—but despite my aching feet, I think the sights were worth it.

I always think it’s fun being a tourist in an unfamiliar city. We checked out Big Ben, Westminster Bridge, the Eye, and The British Museum along with some quieter, unassuming places like Holland Park and some back end streets to get a more authentic local perspective. 

After our time in the city, we ventured west into the Cotswolds. The English Countryside is unlike anything I have ever seen. Picture vast green hills, roaming fields of sheep, horse, and lively yellow rapeseed. We spent three days exploring quite a few of the villages in the region. Seriously unforgettable!

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