Author Archives: Orlando

Headshot: Janet the Life Coach

For small business, your website is the most important marketing tool you have. Not only does your homepage need to inform, but it also sets the tone for how you potential customers will feel about you and your company.  Janet is a life coach in Newburyport, Mass.  She is an amazing person, but her website was dreadful.  We needed a photo that brought her magnetic personality, made customers comfortable with her and respect her advice.  She brought her smile and I brought my lights.

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Engagement: Nick and Arielle

Spending an afternoon at Harvard Square in Cambridge, Mass. is a good time on it’s own, but having the opportunity to photograph Nick and Arielle’s engagement photos was an extra treat. First stop was the Harvard Book Store, where the staff allowed us to slip between the book shelves for some intimate shots in a place where they spent countless hours studying and courting. Then we hit J.P. Licks where the couple shared a sundae. From there is was a breeze, taking advantage of the red brick exteriors and tunnels of America’s most prestigious campus. It was a wonderful day, but I have no doubt it will be a more wonderful wedding.

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Spending an afternoon at Harvard Square in Cambridge, Mass. is a good time on it’s own, but having the opportunity to photograph Nick and Arielle’s engagement photos was an extra treat.  First stop was the Harvard Book Store, where the staff allowed us to slip between the book shelves for some intimate shots in a place where they spent countless hours studying and courting.  Then we hit J.P. Licks where the couple shared a sundae.  From there is was a breeze, taking advantage of the red brick exteriors and tunnels of America’s most prestigious campus.  It was a wonderful day, but I have no doubt it will be a more wonderful wedding.

Wedding: Gunter and Erica

When I sat down with Gunter and Erica to make their wedding album, so many pages were dedicated to the party at the reception, that I almost feel like the shots of them as a couple were overshadowed.  Whether it was Erica’s troop of dancers or Gunters constant need to play the air guitar, the reception at the Le Meridien Hotel in Cambridge was the most enjoyable of the year.

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Wedding: Erin and Tyler

If you haven’t been to Tuck’s Point in Manchester-by-the-Sea, it’s quite a sight.  Nestled on the the western side of the harbor, the view from the shore is the perfect mix of sailboats and seagulls.  There, on a public pier stretching out into the water, Tyler and Erin exchanged their vows.

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Christmas Cards Galor

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A great shot from a pop-up studio session this weekend.  It’s not too late to get some last-minute Christmas photos done.  We have a few more spots still open for this weekends pop-up studio.  Rush edit included!

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2013 Holiday Pop-up Studio Schedule

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The Holiday season is here, and so is our Pop-Up Studio.  Boston’s best mobile photo studio is on the road again.  The Pop-Up Studio allows Orlando to come to you, letting you get high quality photos for a fraction of the price.

Upcoming Pop-Up Studio Schedule
Saturday, November 30 – Melrose (morning), Norwood (Afternoon)
Sunday, December 1 – Waltham
Saturday, December 7 – Norwood
Sunday, December 8 – Melrose
Saturday, December 14 – Waltham
Sunday, December 15 – Multiple
Saturday, December 28 – Waltham (morning), Norwood (afternoon)

Pop-up Studio photo shoots are done by appointment, so make sure you contact Orlando to book a time.  If you already purchased a package or received one as a gift, please email us with your hometown.  Locations are subject to change depending on demand and availability.  Have three or more families at your location?  Let Orlando know and we’ll come to you!

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Wedding: Martha-Mary Chapel at the Wayside Inn

The Martha-Mary Chapel at Wayside Inn in Sudbury, MA. Photo by Orlando Claffey

When I was a child, we used to drive past the Martha-Mary Chapel in Sudbury, MA on the way to my grandmother’s house.  Often, on the weekends, we’d pass by a wedding in progress. Even at that age, I appreciated the beautiful simplicity of the chapel and the grounds.  The whole area screams history.  From the Grist Mill to the Wayside Inn, It’s a special section of the state.  I had the pleasure of shooting Dave and Felisa’s wedding there last weekend, and it was as special as I always imagined it would be.  Expect to see more shots from that wedding this Fall!

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 oc@orlandoclaffey.com. We want you to bring your best face forward!

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