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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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It's a Wrap! Music Management's DJs filmed at the Royal Sonesta

On a chilly (with snow falling!) spring day at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Cambridge the crew of Music Management, led by Stuart Camiel, pulled together an incredible film production showcasing the talents of DJs Rich Dimare, Randy Barth, Robert Greel, Chip Mcconney, Vanessa Salvucci, & Denise Lacarubba. Cinematography, lighting, and sound by the creative wonder brothers Paul and Fritz Bosch with stills by Jared Charney. Discover what makes each DJ unique: https://www.musicmanage.com/DJs/

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Samantha and company

I've been looking forward to photographing Samantha and her family for her upcoming Bat Mitzvah for quite some time. Here's a sample of some portraits we took in Marblehead at the Lighthouse on a chilly but beautiful spring day.

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Tahlia's Bat Mitzvah

Tahlia's Bat Mitzvah had extra special written all over it from family coming in from as far as China. Mike from Party Excitement had every guest up and celebrating Tahlia's achievements at the Windsor Club.

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Andre & Abigail from Abbot Hall to Barcelona

What an incredible way to end the year. From the rich history of Marblehead's Abbot Hall to the modern Barcelona in South Boston. Andre & Abigial are two of the most infectious personalities I've had the pleasure of working with. They light up their family and friends with an effortless radiance

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Matt & Cait BU to Boston

I spent a wonderful afternoon with Matt & Cait starting at their alma mater, Boston University, & finishing up on Beacon Hill on a beautiful December day. One unusual highlight included a hip young barista complimenting Cait on her Sarah Jessica Parker high heels. 

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