Posts Tagged ‘photographs’

I thoroughly enjoyed covering the Solstice Singers concert this past Sunday at the Christ Lutheran Church in Falmouth. It’s always an aural and visual pleasure attending the choral group’s performances. Thanks to the amazing low-light capabilities of my Canon 5D Mark II camera, and also knowing I could reduce “noise” in my digital darkroom, I was able to shoot to my heart’s content in the dark interior of the church.  No worries about distracting the audience with flash.

If any of my students or other photographers are wondering, all images except the first four were shot at ISO 12,500 (not a typo!) with around an f/4 aperture and 1/50 second shutter – always a balancing act between controlling noise, depth of field, and subject motion when lighting is dim. Here are a few of my favorites.


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I am thrilled to receive notification that my “Fingers and Toes” newborn baby photograph is one of a handful of works accepted into the new Maternity Ward Art Gallery’s first exhibit at the Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis. It will soon be on display in this highly competitive show through April 2012.  And I’m honored to be one of the photographers asked to submit their piece into Cape Cod Healthcare’s Permanent “Gifts of Art” Collection as well!

Fingers and Toes newborn baby photograph

It’s terribly rewarding to be able to create portrait art of newborn babies that will be enjoyed by many families during this very special time of their lives. Thanks Amy and David for the opportunity to capture this image along with other memorable pictures for you at your home session last year in Falmouth.

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It seems that some of the best photographs are taken while travelling. New places. New people. New inspirations. But when you’re fortunate enough to live on Oyster Pond in Falmouth, Massachusetts – or anywhere on Cape Cod for that matter  – there’s truly no place like home.

I captured a series of images on a lazy, hazy day at home last week simply by looking out the window, grabbing my camera and wide angle lens, and stepping outside. Minutes later would have been too late.

Afternoon Dream

Afternoon Dream 2

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Susan and Joe asked me to photograph their wedding in Harwich Port on Cape Cod. The celebration took place a few weeks ago at her parents’ home followed by a reception at the nearby Wychmere Harbor Club. A second marriage for each, they wanted this day to be a glorious celebration of family.  So family portraits was what was most important to them as well as having candids to capture memories. Here are a few of their favorite images from this memorable day.

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My husband and I enjoyed a one-day vacation exploring Orleans, Truro and Wellfleet yesterday during the best month on Cape Cod. One of our discoveries was a hidden architectural treasure right at Rock Harbor in Orleans – the Church of the Transfiguration.  Built just ten years ago, the sanctuary is an amazing artistic achievement. Here are some images taken during a brief public tour.

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After creating a family portrait at an extended family reunion this weekend, it dawned on me why I especially love doing these.

First, families that hold reunions are the nicest people. Here are a few images of Linda and Art’s lovely 3-generation family of 17 that celebrated grandmother’s birthday at their Marstons Mills, Cape Cod waterfront home this Saturday.

Besides the entire family, I capture images of smaller family groupings, whatever is most important to each client. During our portrait planning session, Art let me know that a portrait of their ten grandchildren was a top priority.

But more than nice people… creating portraits that clients will be thrilled with demands skills that I really like to do. Abilities I’ve developed in a variety of professional roles over the years. Camera and equipment skills.  Digital darkroom and retouching.  Artistry. Management and planning (my MBA came in handy after all).  People and communication.  And a sense of humor.

When it all comes together, artistic portraits with natural smiles and everyone looking their best is the result.

Here’s the beautiful 4-generation family of 29 that came together from all parts of the country to celebrate great-grandmother’s 90th birthday a few weeks ago at the Yarmouth Port Inn on Cape Cod – the first of many images I captured that day for their family.

Of course, the ultimate goal is happy clients who can’t wait to decorate their walls with their commissioned portrait art… to cherish forever!

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A few days ago I thoroughly enjoyed capturing photographs of Amy and David’s newborn baby boy in the comfort of their Falmouth, Cape Cod home.  I applied a warm black-and-white tone in my digital darkroom, giving a soft, impressionistic look to these precious pictures.  Here are a few personal favorites…

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