My sister graduates from Boston University next weekend!
Hooooooly crap, I don’t think any of us can believe it. I remember 4 summers ago, making the trek up to Boston with her for freshman orientation. Mostly because she was really nervous about being on her own there, but also 'cause I really wanted to wander around the city while she was busy doing orientation things :)
Since then, I have come up to Boston to visit her once every semester. I'd say we've done our fair share of sightseeing and exploring over the past 4 years, but with pretty much every visit, we always end up doing the same things:
– photoshoots in the Public Garden & Boston Common
– strolling down Newbury Street and Comm Ave
– frolicking around the waterfront
– coffee & bagels at Espresso Royale
– watching & singing along to Grease / The Sound Of Music
I would say that I'm extremely sad that this is my last time visiting her at school, but Shannon's planning on staying in Boston after graduating if she can find a job here. So with any luck, these visits will continue!
Congrats, sister! :D
This photo makes me really happy. The lines, the light, the people… love it :)
Nobody wants rain, much less rain with 40+ mph winds on their wedding day.
Instead of April showers, Alison and Stephen got hurricane-like conditions the day they got married. But you know what? It didn’t matter. When you’re looking your best, high on love, and about to spend the night partying with all of your favorite people, there’s not too much that can shake you.
(That, and riding through the storm in the Coolest Ride Ever – an old checker cab used in movies like ‘When Harry Met Sally’ – which I have to say was one of the coolest things I’ve done in awhile!)
I had the most amazing time hanging out with Marta and Andrew the day they made things official and became husband and wife. I witnessed (yes, I got to be their witness!) their marriage at the City Clerk’s office in Manhattan, and then we spent the afternoon wandering around lower Manhattan taking pictures.
So. Much. Fun!
I’ll be posting the full set of photos sometime next month, but it’d be cruel to leave you hanging so here are just a few for now :)
This is post #2 of 5 from last month’s trip to Spain. I promise that with the next post, we will return to our regularly scheduled wedding-related blogging!
But you know, I’d really love to photograph a wedding in Spain! So if you’re planning on getting married in Spain and would like to have an energetic, fun-loving, well traveled photographer from NYC come shoot your wedding, you should absolutely contact me! :)
When I look back on my trip to Spain last month, I am most fond of the time I spent in Valencia (3/17-21). I wouldn’t say it was the best city I visited in Spain, but it was where I most enjoyed myself. Which is pretty funny, considering how on-the-fence I was about Valencia and almost didn’t even go there at all. In fact, I wouldn’t have even considered it had Las Fallas not been happening while I was there. But what can I say, I’m a sucker for a good festival. And I firmly believe that festivals and other special events are a great way of experiencing another culture.
So that is how I found myself in the midst of one enormous party in a foreign land for 4 straight days. I think this blurb from Wikipedia describes it quite nicely:
The Falles are a Valencian traditional celebration in praise of Saint Joseph in Valencia, Spain. The term Falles refers to both the celebration and the monuments created during the celebration. The days and nights in Valencia are one running party during the five days of Falles. There are processions galore â€” historical processions, religious processions, and hysterical processions. The restaurants spill out to the streets. Explosions can be heard all day long and sporadically through the night. Foreigners may be surprised to see everyone from small children to elderly gentlemen throwing fireworks and bangers in the streets, which are littered with pyrotechnical debris.
I met and encountered so many interesting people in Valencia, which I think is what made it such an amazing experience for me. You could pretty much set out into town and end up with a new set of friends for the night.
Other things worth noting:
Want to hear more about my time in Valencia? You should check out my:
You should also watch some video footage I took while in Valencia: