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Three Sisters

Taking portraits of Sasha, Lila, and Clara is less photography and more a portal to what seems like a passage of time out of "Alice in Wonderland"

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Emma's Bat Mitzvah, at long last

It's still almost incomprehensible that Emma had her Bat Mitzvah as I have been photographing her before she was even born. A day and evening documenting their event doesn't come close to articulating the magic of Emma's journey -- 

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Audrey's day from Brookine to BU

I knew when I met with Audrey's parents that it was going to be a special event and little did I know just how correct I was. As I left the morning portrait session I spotted someone who liked quite like Annie Leibovitz  and by the time I reached the event space at Boston University I realized that indeed this unique day just got a bit more so. Here's a small sampling of the magic that took place with Audrey, family, and friends.

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Nick & Claudia, Bass Rocks Golf Club, Gloucester

Nick and Claudia, their friends and family shared a pitch perfect September day in one of my favorite towns on the North Shore: Gloucester. The love shared between these two is effortless and clearly true. Having a cinematic fog roll in only heightened the magic.

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Nate's Bar Mitzvah

After an incredibly busy summer I'm putting up some of my favorite events jobs including Nate and his beyond wonderful family : thanks guys!

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Cardinal Cushing Centers/Boston Common Magazine

I'm so happy that Boston Common Magazine ran some of my photos with my one of my all time favorite organizations: the Cardinal Cushing Centers as they raised money at their annual Springtime Gala in Boston -- the work they do to "support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, providing possibilities and opportunities for growth and advancement." always amazes me, Here's a link to some of the photos :

https://bostoncommon-magazine.com/annual-springtime-gala

 

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Adam's Bar Mitzvah

What is there to say?: if you know the Gansenberg's then you know just how much fun I had working with this exceptional family. Here's a sneak peek from that wonderful night in Marblehead.

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Remi's Bat Mitzvah, Temple Israel, Boston

Part of what makes event photography so special for me are the families and couples that I have connections with prior to being hired. The opportunity to work with Remi and her family at Temple Israel was born from recent photo projects with the Anti-Defamation League. The organization's Regional Director, Robert Trestan happens to be Remi's father and the connection he and I forged at the Anti-Defamation League photo shoot prompted Robert to bring me in to cover his daughter's big day. From the moment Remi, her brother, and their cousins burst out of the sanctuary, I instantly knew it was going to be a one-of-a-kind experience, right down to Sarah Silverman making an on-screen cameo appearance. Kindred connections doesn't really capture how lucky I feel to connect with families but Remi's Bt Mitzvah photos certainly speak volumes about my gratitude.

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& Then There was Nina! (Nina's Bat Mitzvah)

I'll begin this blog post like I've done with others: an image from Rory's Bat Mitzvah to bridge us over to Nina's; this family never ceases to amaze me with their warmth, kindness, and excitement towards life and not just their immediate family but their extended family and friends. 

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Hannah & Brad, the Ropes Garden, Salem, MA

Last week I was rewarded once again with a completely unique couple at a location steeped rich in history on a wonderful Friday morning. Inspiration comes easy when surrounded by a garden built hundreds of years ago. Hannah led the way with a classic dress and hair styled by Rouge and not to mention wonderful expressions as we took portraits on their wedding day. 

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Allison & Tim, The House of The Seven Gables, Salem, MA

Another wedding where the back story with Allison and Tim couldn't be better: I met Tim's grandfather while taking his portrait for a series on Veterans of Foreign Wars. Leonard Kieley served as a tank commander in WWII over in Europe and that's how I met this incredible, dynamic couple. Surrounded by an amazing cast of friends and family at the ever inspirational House of 7 Gables on a blustery gorgeous Summer day . . . 

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Jared's Bar Mitzvah

Let's face it—the Kastens are one of those highly enviable families: as beautiful on the inside as they are on the outside. On a pitch perfect summer day in Swampscott at Shirat Hayam, day turned into night as Pure Energy brought all Jared's family and friends into a seamless dance party celebrating tradition & family.

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Ginny & Biagio, A Fall Wedding in June at the Saphire Estate, Sharon

As I drove from the North Shore, my fears that the rain would force the ceremony inside were unfounded and the day unfolded like a seamless song under a canopy of perfectly diffused light, giving way to the deeply saturated colors of the Saphire Estate. Ginny & Biagio, childhood sweethearts, shared their stage with a truly supporting cast of family and friends. 

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Brooklyn & Tommy, Cohasset, Amazon, & Wrestling too

You might think one of the most intriguing aspects of photographing Brooklyn and Tommy's wedding was the fact that Amazon was filming it for a TV series: far from it. I got to know Tommy very well before the big day when I worked on an editorial piece as Tommy is a school teacher in Dorchester and spends many afternoons and weekends working with his students as part of an amazing organization called the Boston Youth Wrestling: 

http://www.jaredcharney.com/#/new-gallery-1/

The three of us had an instant rapport after doing engagement portraits in Beacon Hill and the day could not have been anything less than what I hope the images represent in this blog piece. And the reception was filled with more energy than I think the Cohasset Sailing Club could possibly hold. Thanks guys!

 

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Samantha's Bat Mitzvah

Grabbing some beautiful family portraits at Marblehead's Light House on a chilly spring evening following a lovely warm Saturday in May. After Samantha finished her ceremony at Temple Emanu-El, Party Excitement brought a crescendo of energy that got all ages up and dancing into the night at the Marriott in Peabody.

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