Monthly Archives: July 2013

Wedding: Amy and Casey

This past July I was lucky enough to photograph one of the most radiant and loving couples I’ve experienced in my career. Amy and Casey were wed at the beautiful and rustic Bishop Farm in Lisbon, NH, on a shiny, sunny day. Couldn’t get much more perfect than that!amy 1

I loved seeing how happy each bride was. All day they were beaming, giggling, and smiling with no provocation. Truly a happy couple!amy 2

This is the best part of the day for me. When the couple starts crying you know things are about to get real.amy 3

Look at that grin – can’t get much more satisfied than that!
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This photo is one of a million that show just how picturesque and romantic a place Bishop Farm really is. The scenery could not have been better to complement the sunny disposition of these girls.amy 5

Such big smiles! It was so nice to be in the presence of Amy and Casey on their wedding day. I’d be hard-pressed to think of a happier couple.
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Engagement Session: John and Noelle

I had the immense pleasure of photographing John and Noelle’s engagement photos recently. We trekked to Rockport around dusk to capture the perfect natural light, even with the threat of a thunderstorm rolling in. I was happy to hear that both John and Noelle were willing to brave the elements to get these fantastic shots. I’d say it paid off – look at how happy they are!

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John and Noelle are one of the happiest and most in-sync couples I’ve worked with. They both flowed so well with each other and smiled so naturally that it made the shoot more of a hangout than a job.mccusker 4

This is my favorite picture from the session – the background looks photoshopped. I wish the weather was this perfect every time, it would make my job so much easier.mccusker 3


Here’s the necessary engagement ring shot, but no complaints here – a gorgeous ring and a perfect shot makes for smiles all around!
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John and Noelle were a delight, the weather was fantastic, and we were by the ocean – what photographer could ask for a better experience.

mccusker 1Check out more of our engagement sessions: David and Felisa and Mike and Alisha.


Orlando Claffey: Photobooth Rental Now Available!

I am so pleased to finally be able to introduce our handmade Photobooth! After many test runs and pleased customers, Orlando Claffey Photography is now offering a fully handmade and functional photobooth for use at any and all events.

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My brother and I spent many tireless nights building this puppy; it’s fully decked out with a touch screen display that is easy to use for guests, lights, printer and an awesome prop table. It’s easily transportable and configured onsite, so the only thing you have to worry about is making the silliest face possible.

Here’s a shot of the booth itself:

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As you can see, it’s about the size of an ATM. It’s easily tucked away into the corner of your venue, or, if you’re super excited about it, it can be made the star of the show.

Here it is set up in all its glory, complete with prop table to the right:

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How picturesque is that first shot? Take a look at the people outside getting ready to goof off, and contrast that with the perfectly romantic couple having a moment on the inside. Such a perfect representation of how much fun this thing really is! Love it.

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Pricing and availability can be found by visiting our website or contacting us at We want you to bring your best face forward!

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Engagement Session: Mike and Alisha

You might recognize Mike due to the fact that he’s my brother. However, I have way bigger muscles than him, so I’d understand if you didn’t quite catch the similarities. He and Alisha are obviously great friends of mine so I had a most enjoyable time shooting their engagement photos at Clay Pit Pond in Belmont, MA.

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These are without a doubt some of the best engagement photos I’ve taken in my career. Mike and Alisha flow so naturally that their pictures came out looking like advertisements for Sandals Resorts.
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It doesn’t hurt that the scenery was gorgeous and the weather was perfect. It was an enjoyable day for all of us, even if we had to stand within 30 feet of the infamously dirty Clay Pit Pond. These shots more than make up for that!claffey 2 claffey 1


And I had to throw this one in – I laugh every time I see it. Mike, you are just SO COOL.claffey 5

Check out more of our engagement sessions here: David and Felisa and Natasha and Dave.

Engagement Session: David and Felisa

I recently shot David and Felisa at what I believe to be one of the coolest museums in Massachusetts – the deCordova. The museum describes itself as more of a “sculpture park” which is far more accurate. As you walk around the campus, you come face-to-face with some truly unique pieces of art. I loved shooting these guys here – they are just as quirky as the park itself.

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I loved how fearless they were, jumping on each other, on sculptures – truly taking advantage of the scenery.palagi 3

But they still took some time to be romantic! The sky was absolutely flawless today – it looked like it belonged in a museum itself.palagi 2

How iconic is this shot?! I’ve always been a fan of this sculpture by Jim Dine aptly titled “Two Big Black Hearts.” The deCordova is rife with unique and quirky pieces of art – a perfect setting for David and Felisa.
palagi 1Check out more of our engagement sessions: Natasha and Dave and Nina and Emilio.