we couldn't help but to share some of your first look, more to come!
it rained and it poured and it was absolutely amazing. congratulations to our friends marcella and mike, we are so happy you chose us to capture your beginning <3
we couldn't help but to share some of your first look, more to come!
hubbub has come and gone, but the fun is just beginning!
in the weeks to come we'll be developing the film in the #oldschool cameras each child used to document this special event. negatives will then be digitized and uploaded to an online image gallery, where they will be judged, winners announced and prizes given!
the best part? winners will be on display in the boston public library this fall at the boston book festival!
we want to thank all of the children and parents who participated in this event. paula and i looked forward to seeing all the entrants (with big smiles) from last year, as well as meeting the new ones!
special thanks to hubbub for supporting this contest and to our amazing-super-hard-working-buddy sarah who believes in us. it means more than you know.
the hubbub big picture photography contest has moved us on so many levels and we're proud to be part of it two years strong.
more to come!
*all photos shot with an iphone 5s
inbox happiness :) a recent review from an amazing little family, thank you so much amy!
"to commemorate my 60th birthday, my daughter purchased a mini photo shoot for our family, along with our twin grandsons. to say these photos are spectacular is an understatement. they are some of the most beautiful and memorable photos that i will ever have. we spent several hours in look park with them, watching the ducks, looking at pine cones, walking and culminating in some fabulous shots on the playground. paula and rick captured the boys' personalities, their joy and their playfulness. i would recommend cronin hill to anyone for any occasion."
although paula and i have lived in massachusetts most of our lives, we are always in awe of each and every location our couples take us.
gabby and alex chose the mount in lenox for their pre-wedding engagement session and even in the spring time it was nothing short of beautiful. we met at the gate and off we went... eyes scanning left to right, right to left and back again... so many unique nooks and crannies to shoot!
despite the weather, gabby and alex looked amazing! we loved that they got into the summer spirit, it was fun to shoot and it made all the difference. we must of said, "think 70 degrees" a half dozen times and it may have worked :)
this will be the third pre-wedding of this year we've had snow, but you would never know it by looking at the photos. it was a balmy 44 degrees with gusty winds, and it snowed (or grappled, tomatoe-tomato) at the very end of the session. the weather ran the gammut that's for sure, but gabby and alex were troopers and really made an outstanding effort.
thank you gabby and alex for being so great, more to come :)
we can't wait for your big day!
thank you guys for a wonderful morning and all of the laughs... we'll never look at a slide the same way again! here's a little sneak peek for now, more to come :)
after a quick session with her family and best bud scout, we stole mia and whisked her away to a favorite park. chilly and crisp, with warm sun on our backs, it was late october and the perfect autumn day.
paula and i scouted locations early-on and we all went straight to work, the results were magical. in between the comments and laughs, and all the while trying to avoid the evil geese, mia shined!
here are a few faves from the session...
we love the sequence above...
yes, this is really you mia :)
thank you for everything, it was SO much fun photographing you! we love and appreciate your spirit, warmth and kindness, lets do this again soon!
you know you live in new england when it's 70 degrees one day then a mini snow storm the next.
and, if someone told us we would still be shooting pre-wedding sessions in the snow, we would have told them they were crazy, but it happened, and kyle and curtis were so excited!
borderland state park, in north easton massachusetts, was the backdrop of their winter wonderland. we had never been there before and it was exciting exploring.
curtis spotted a beautiful forsythia bush just beginning to bloom... the snow was falling and it was picture perfect, we had to take advantage.
we walked and talked about maine, weaving in and out of trails made of roots. remnants of autumn leaves with the beauty of freshly fallen snow made kyle's smile all the more special :)
we heard someone at this point during the session yelling "it's mood snowing!" ...could of been me, yeah it was me :) look at these two, makes your heart skip a beat!
thank you kyle and curtis for a wonderful day and special thanks to #winterstormursula, it made our time together absolute perfection!
we also want to thank you for the goodies on the ride home, we wouldn't be lying if we told you it was most excellent with a flat white and some good ol' christmas music :)
looking forward to your big weekend, see you soon!
this winter has been a real bummer in terms of snowfall and it makes it difficult when a couple really wants weather to be a big part of their photos.
nicole and tom were determined though, so much so we shot their pre-wedding engagement session during winter storm mars, the nor'easter that came up the coast last monday.
after weeks and weeks of looking at weather forecasts and messaging back and forth, and determining the safest time to shoot, it finally happened!
tom said, "this isn't like her, nicole doesn't like the cold." on the dot, 10am it began to snow, mood flurries at first and then, whoa!
braving 19° temps, 20mph winds and horizontal snow bands, nicole and tom were smiling ear-to-ear, their wish came true :)
here is one of our faves from the day...
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here's to an awesome 2016!
we received a text saying, "we're on our way! want anything from dunkin?" rick and i waited eagerly to see them. michelle and tom pulled in the driveway all smiles and waving, it was their pre-wedding day!
after we were all caffeinated, caught up for a few minutes and solved the problems of the world, we hit the road and went to our first location. shenanigans ensued and in between the laughs we managed to whip tom into shape for some serious picture taking! ...michelle was a saint :)
we're counting the days! beachwear, grass skirts and coconut bras... that's our vote. we'll call it smart-tropical :) can't wait! finz you guys!
paula and rick have been photographing weddings and events for many years, some here, some there, and seems like just about everywhere. this weblog will chronicle their adventures in love, happiness, and starbucks.