Fenway Park Engagement | Brianna and Rick

Fenway Park Engagement | Brianna and Rick

You guys! For this session I got out of Cape Cod and headed over to Fenway to meet up with Brianna and Rick! This session was so much fun and I loved getting to photograph a new area as Boston has so many gorgeous places, I just want to photograph it all, all the time!  But that would be hard to do, so I will start with this session and work my way back there soon!

I met Rick and Brianna at Cask and Flaggon at Fenway with their friends who happened to be a big part of this session- our drivers! We had a drink to start and then headed out to capture the Fenway area and the love of a Yankee and Red Sox fan! Yes, you read that right… Rick is a Yankees Fan and Brianna loves the Red Sox!

Let me back up  a little bit though… a few weeks before this session, Brianna emailed me and said she had a crazy idea where they wanted Fenway photos as well as a few photos in the Boston Sea Port/ Court house area. Well… I knew that those areas were not close together so having a friend drive us there so we could hop out of the car was recommended. It was not a crazy idea! I was so excited and it totally worked having a plan with who can drive so we can get out and go!

Well, we got some amazing Fenway photos and then we ran to the car to continue on to sea port area! We were LITERALLY chasing the light but everything was so perfect and worked out great I am so happy we were able to fulfill this amazing idea Brianna had!

Also, To add, Rick and Brianna met in Wildwood, NJ!!!!!!! That was one of the beaches I grew up going to! I just love this and I love them and I am so excited for them to tie the knot!!

Green Harbor Beach  Engagement | Jillian and Joe

Green Harbor Beach Engagement | Jillian and Joe

If you know me, you know that I love shooting at sun set for those glowy light photos- but not only do I love the glowy light, I also LOVE then it is over cast outside! Overcast lighting helps minimize the shadows and squinting and it can add some color pops here and there too when many colors are being photographed. For Jill and Joe’s engagement session, they were hoping for a beautiful sun set however, it rained the whole day and stopped a few hours before their session. Well, The colors that the over cast sky gave us worked well in our favor and their photos are all so dreamy! We even got to see a little sun set toward the end of their session, even though there wasn’t any sun the whole day!

Jill and Joe chose a location that had so much meaning to them. Below, in their photos you will see a few pictures with a beautiful beach house behind them and two decks. Well, that house isn’t just a house… its THE house with that deck that Joe proposed to Jill on while her family was close by in eyes view witnessing the whole thing. I just love their engagement story and I love that they wanted that house to be in some photos with them. We walked around that area and headed to the beach for a few photos and I really am just so in love with everything about this session.

Jill and Joe, Thank you for trusting my over cast sky love! I had such a great time getting to you know both and I am so excited to see you again in August for your wedding!

 

Jenny Gristmill Engagement Session | Emily and Mike

Jenny Gristmill Engagement Session | Emily and Mike

Hi Friends! Happy Thursday! This Saturday is my first wedding of 2018 and I am so excited for it! Emily and Mike were also my last session of 2017- so they definitely have a special place in my heart, thats for sure!

This session started out at one location- It was pretty cold outside so we were hoping to get inside at a place in Plymouth so we were not freezing, however, that did not work out quite as planned, so the session turned out to be outside! It was amazing! Snow started falling just as our session started and while we were cold, these two were so great embracing the cold with the fur babies, Blitz and Badger!

Emily and Mike have been talking to me about how their pups will be in their wedding. It is so cute to see them interacting with their dogs and I can not wait to see them as Ring Pups! It was great we could be outside for this session so Blitz and Badger were close by at all times. In their wedding questionnaire I sent out, Emily was clear a she stated they want as many photos of their dogs as possible! 🙂

Emily and Mike, I can not wait to see you guys this weekend!!! Here are a few favorites from our session together, although it was really hard to just pick a few…!

 

Abdouh Family | Sagamore, MA

Abdouh Family | Sagamore, MA

Friends! I have been capturing holiday photos of this little girl since her first christmas! She is full of sass and I love her! For this years photo session, mom came to me and said, ” Alex, you are going to think I am crazy…. what do you think of a putting a christmas tree on the beach…?!” Well, I did not think she was crazy and I had never gotten to talk photos of a beachy christmas theme, I LOVED it! So, I went on a hunt for a 4ft. tree and some little ornaments, and a small tree skirt ( Thank you Amazon for the Tree and Target for the skirt and ornaments!) The day we had out session, it was FREEZING!!!! The wind was blowing and I think it was about 25 degrees! It was cold but Sofia, mom and dad took it like champs and worked with me! I just love how every one of their images came out and I am thinking about doing a mini session like this for the next holiday season… Not 100% set on it yet, but I just love it!

Sofia did a wonderful job decorating the tree with mom and dad! Dad is a walking heater and was able to keep his girls warm! I on the other hand went right to store to pick up hand warmers for my next few beach sessions!! I just love all of these photos! The colors with the light beach background worked perfectly and I am so excited to share these with you!

Seph, Cristina and Sofia- Thank you again from the bottom of my heart for allowing me to capture your family each year! It is so fun to watch Sofia grow! She is getting so big, she is an absolute doll and I love her little sassy self!!! I can not wait to see you all again!

Rowan Family | Croft Farm Arts Center | Cherry Hill, NJ

Rowan Family | Croft Farm Arts Center | Cherry Hill, NJ

Last year around the holidays I ran 2 giveaways! One was based around holiday cards ( you can see that winning session here) and the other was through a name generator. This wonderful family won their mini session through the name generator and we were able to schedule their session in NJ when I was there visiting for the Thanksgiving holiday!

Funny story, I use to teach Kristen when she was in the High school marching band color guard! I feel so old. She is married and has a beautiful little girl now! It has been awhile since I had seen her but it was so nice to see her again, and I loved getting to meet her husband Jessie and their little girl, Chelsea!

Jessie, Kristen and Chelsey- Thank you so much for meeting with me a few days after Thanksgiving for your session! I know you guys waited almost a year for this! I appreciate your patience and allowing me to figure out the best time to come to NJ after just having a baby a few months prior! I appreciate you and I hope you love your family photos! Thank you for sending me your family holiday card! It was beautiful! I hope you cherish this special time with your little girl. She is getting big, fast! Keep these images to look at when you need a little baby fix! I hope to see you again soon! xoxo.

The Wahl Family | Croft Farm Arts Center | Cherry Hill, NJ

The Wahl Family | Croft Farm Arts Center | Cherry Hill, NJ

Happy Tuesday! This wonderful family happened to be in New Jersey at the same time as us for Thanksgiving visiting with their family this year! Stacey and Dave have been friends of mine for a while now! All I can say is ( to keep a long story short) that it’s a small world, and these two are together and its amazing!

Stacey and Dave are expecting their second baby due February 2018! I loved that I was able to see her little bump before the baby came! See, these guys live in VA and it has been awhile since I had seen them. This was actually the first time I got to meet Ben and he JUST celebrated his 3rd birthday! While I wish I was able to have met him when he was born, I am happy I finally got to meet him! He was so great during their session and just so much fun to talk to! He’s going to be an awesome big brother!

Dave, Stacey and Benjamin, Thank you so much for meeting up with me during your Thanksgiving trip to New Jersey! I was so excited to see you guys, meet Ben and see that adorable bump! Stacey you are absolutely GLOWING and the dress you wore was so pretty! I loved that I got to capture your family memories as well as a few maternity photos for you! I can not wait to see you all again and meet the newest member of your little growing family! xo.