The Hoblitzelle Family

It was such a pleasure capturing this family's photo session. They were laid back and fun, and up for anything! The brothers even showcased their amazing tramoline skills! The family's cats joined in on the action (no, not on the tramoline) and the whole shoot made for a lovely end to summer...

 Photographed in Watertown, Massachusetts.

Boston Ballet: Pricked Dress Rehearsal: Cacti

 

 

Cacti is one of the most invigorating ballets I've ever seen, and maybe a new favorite! It's edge of your seat  entertaining, wildly comical (Whitney Jensen and Jeffrey Cirio) and highly recommended, if you get a chance to go (on until May 18!)

See the rest of Pricked, here: Études and DMJ.

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Boston: A Happy Mother's Day

Spring in Boston has got to be one of the most beautiful times of the year, which is hard to believe since Summer, Autumn and Winter are equally as picturesque, but Spring really is the celebration of new life and the rejuvenation of everything around us. And so, how perfectly fitting was it to capture The Morans who have a new addition to the family!

Our backdrop was the blossoming Boston Public Garden; the weather could not have been better and it was a lovely way to celebrate Mother's Day...

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Boston Ballet: Pricked Dress Rehearsal: √Čtudes

It's such a thrill to watch a live performance of the ballet and I'm so grateful to be working with the Boston Ballet  for costume production, opening nights and on occasion photographing from the wings!

Last night I had the honor of attending the Dress Rehearsal for the Boston Ballet's newest production: Pricked, a repertory program with the first being the breathtaking "Études", an ode to classical ballet.

The other two pieces in Pricked are making their American premieres, "D.M.J" is a heart-breakingly beautiful piece while "Cacti" (with real cacti on stage) is invigorating, powerful and truly a work of art.

As is the Boston Opera House. Without the hustle of the crowds and ushers, it really was a treat to take in the beauty of the interior, and also pick a different seat during intermissions. :) During a dress rehearsal the curtain stays open and the artistic staff, including director Mikko Nissinen, choreographers and ballet masters interact with the company of dancers.

So, with only the orchestra between me and the stage...here's a look at Pricked: "Études"...

Opening night is TONIGHT, May 8-18.

 

 

 

 

The Hamilton's V

I'm always honored and excited to photograph the Hamilton's. This was the fifth time and I can't believe how big the boys are getting!

They're always a bundle of laughs and such troopers when I ask them to pose in graffitied tunnels and abandoned dilapidated houses, not to mention scramble around in reed fields.

We shot this on a sunny Easter weekend in Oakville, Ontario. It wouldn't be a Hamilton shoot without some awesome props, right? Check out the seriously adorable Easter eggs made by the family! We also brought along a giant chocolate soccer ball which the boys discovered during the shoot....

Thanks for the always GOOD TIMES, love you guys xoxo

 

Rockport, MA

My favorite part about living in the city is that we can drive to a different town and beach at any moment because it's close enough to not feel like too many hours in the car, but far enough to feel like we've gotten away for a day.

The little seaside towns and shops are definitely my favorite part of exploring. I especially prefer when it's off-season because it's less crowded and the atmosphere is not as chaotic. Also, the weather is moody.

This time it was ROCKPORT, Massachusetts. And it was for Wicked Peacock, "lobstah" rolls from Roy Moore and trying to catch a glimpse of the twin lighthouses on Thatcher Island.

Other adventures:

Cape Ann for Whale Watching  |  MLK Weekend in Provincetown, MA  | Provincetown: Fudge Factory 

Provinctown: Fanizzi's

Above: Index finger, midi-ring from Wicked Peacock (Thanks Silvana!)

 

Boston: Instameetin'

It was so cool to gather with other Instagrammers in Boston recently for #igersbostonmeet, my second "instameet", a word which I'm sure will be added to the Oxford Dictionary very soon.

My first instameet went something like this.

The meeting was to take place at the Parkman Bandstand in Boston Common at 2pm and as the crowd gathered, there were definitely some familiar faces I recognized and others I felt I knew from their Instagram feed, but didn't get a chance to talk to.

Although it was a windy and cold March afternoon, being surrounded by like-minded artists and friends like these made the weather take a backseat over all the fun that was to be had. To see more from the day, take a look at #igersbostonmeet and for updates on more instameets, follow @igerboston.

This is @javimejia, the founder of @igersboston. You'll want to follow him ASAP.Far right @emaritraffie and crew (sorry I didn't meet you guys!)@artistilicious@canahtamI also got to try my very first bubble tea!

@theotherdanny making a long distance call...

One of the narrowest and creepiest alleys in Chinatown, and of course, we all had to check it out (including me, thanks for the pic Juan!).@hettybug@andthenjuan@ntmowenOh, and then THIS happened.

Already looking forward to the next one!