Musings of a Curvy Lady

I reached out to Thamarr when she said she was looking for a Boston area photographer to work with while she was here visiting her friend Nataly. This is the beauty of social media, connecting us all to work on awesome collaborations. I met the two of them on an incredibly cold April day, where I made sure we had a few indoor locations to run into if we needed.   These two were total pros, they would throw off their coats to take photos and then when we were done ran and put their coats back on. You cannot even tell it was a super chilly day by the images, that’s how good they are.   I was super excited to work with Thamarr because her blog, Musings of a Curvy Lady, is all about body-positive fashion, dressing for your curves. As someone who grew up as a teenager not feeling happy about my body, this kind of body-positive message really resonates with me. I love that she is showing the best fashion to accentuate your curves because there isn’t just a one size fits all fashion. Her blog is something I wish I had to look at when […]

Janna’s Branding Session

This was a very special session for me, one of my good friends from growing up launched her new business this year and asked if I would help her in creating the first images of her new business.   Janna works as an estate attorney, and recently partnered with a family law attorney to start their own business. When we had our first call, we discussed the look she wanted to convey with her business and what message she wanted to send to her clients. Since most people don’t always think of lawyers in an easygoing, approachable light this is what she wanted to convey.   In her type of law, she is helping families to deal with the inevitable issue we all have to deal with…what happens when we pass away. From conversations with her I really learned the importance of planning and how that helps families when they deal with this incredibly difficult situation. It’s a very noble field that she’s in, wanting to assist families and ease the pain of a loved one passing away.   So what we worked on capturing in her session was lifestyle headshots/working shots that aren’t stiff and show how she is […]

Photographing a Brand Photo Shoot

This week we’ve been sharing some behind-the-scenes peeks of what a branding photo shoot looks like. We’ve already shared the inspiration for the shoot [here] and how Roberta West of The Romanticist Studios planned the shoot [here]. Today, I’m going to give you an exclusive look at what actually happens during a shoot day. These are the moments, tasks, and props that all come together to create gorgeous styled stock photography customized to a specific brand. The branding shoot for Christine Dore Trant was held at The Romanticist Studios; all four of us coordinated to arrive mid-morning, so we could take full advantage of the studio’s large windows and natural light. Roberta prepared the space by creating both an office space vignette and a comfy client meeting space vignette. When we all arrived ready and raring to go, Kate Yenrick of Yennygrams set to work creating the beautiful watercolor abstract paintings and calligraphy pieces of Christine’s marketing phrases. Christine unpacked the crate full of goodies she brought from home–depression glass pieces, antique mason jars, a throw blanket, and some homemade macarons! Roberta and I conferred about how to set up the space to make the best use of the light. We […]

Apple Muffins to Make for Apple Season

So as per our usual tradition, my boyfriend and I headed to Honey Pot Hill Orchard a few weeks ago to go apple picking. I love this orchard, they have so many different varieties of apples and a pretty big space of land from which to pick. Also, they have by far the best cider donuts in New England. While we got the bigger bag for the apples,  I usually go through them fast so it isn’t usually a problem. This year despite eating an apple every day for lunch, adding it to salads, desserts, etc I still had so many left. I went back into the depths of my Pinterest baked goods board and found this recipe that is originally from Baked Perfection for apple cupcakes with a caramel icing. I have made this recipe a few times over the years and actually found it works best as more of an apple muffin recipe without any icing. So given my excess of apples, I decided to make this recipe again. This was once again an awesome choice, it’s a relatively easy recipe and tastes really great. Also, it provides an easy breakfast for at least a week. The way I made […]