Category Archives: Portrait

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.

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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Portraits: Victoria

You may recognize Victoria from her “family” shoot a few months back. I was thrilled when she asked to get some professional headshots done. She is incredibly easygoing in front of a camera and makes my job that much easier. Look how sassy and powerful she looks!

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She’s already put these to good use on her Facebook and social media profiles. I’m glad she’s enjoying the shots – it’s always reassuring seeing your work being used by those involved. Thanks Victoria for another fun experience!victoria 2Check out more of our headshots: Samantha’s Senior Portrait and our Pop-Up Studio Debut.

 

Family Portraits: Bizier Family

 

I always love getting the chance to take family shots. It’s always a pleasure meeting a happy, smiling baby. Mason Bizier was no different! He was such a cool customer. His dad, Mike, was well prepared for the shoot, with fantastic props. Check out this nameplate – it’s twice the size of Mason!bizier 3

 

I LOVE this shot – makes me snicker every time. A baby in sunglasses is always funny (in a cute way) in my book.bizier 2

And one last shot of Mason fitting right in with his favorite toys, who just so happen to be his same size. Thanks Mason and Mike for a fun afternoon!
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Engagement Session: Nina and Emilio


It couldn’t have been a more perfect Fall day for an engagement shoot with Emilio and Nina.  The trees were colorful, the sky was vivid and the temperature was ideal for a stroll through the Boston Public Gardens and the Back Bay.  An adorable couple that really jumped into the act, climbing trees, rocks and fountains for some excellent shots.  I can’t wait for the wedding in the Summer!

Be sure to check out our other engagement sessions, including Andy and Abbey and Amy and Mark!

Family Portraits: Pop-Up Studio Debut

What a fun an exciting day today was.  It was the culmination of a lot of thought and some much needed motivation.  A few weeks ago I was lamenting because I didn’t have studio space.  Not that I do a lot of studio-style portraiture, as I much prefer location shooting, but there are just some things that work best under controlled conditions.  After doing some research, I discovered the Waltham Mills Artist Association.  An old factory in downtown Waltham had been converted to artist lofts and they look incredible.  I met fellow photographer Jon Fischer, who gave me a tour of his spot.  Alas, the studios were for full-time artists, not for short-term rentals.

The WMAA got my mind working though.  I began looking for an alternative. If I couldn’t rent a studio, how could I make my own?  I already had the lighting from my work as a wedding photographer.  I just needed the space.  Then, by coincidence, I found the perfect spot.

When I lived in Boston, I became a member of the Watertown VFW simply because it was easy to get to from my Concord office at the time.  When I moved to Waltham, visits became less convenient.  So last Sunday I made the switch, joining Post 10334 in North Waltham.  Not only was I impressed by the folks I met, but the hall was ideal from a photographic perspective.  Clean white walls, high ceilings, hardwood floors and a lot of natural light.  It was perfect.  A week later and a $1200 equipment purchase from Hunt’s we have a new pop-up studio set and a bunch of adorable munchkins on film.

 

Check out some more of our family photo sessions, including the Last Family photo session and the Goodwin Family photo session! 

 

Family Portraits: Last Family

What is better than hanging out with your family on the beach as the sun sets, watching your adorable child play in the sand?  For a parent, I imagine it doesn’t get better.

Earlier in the year, I donated a photography session for a cystic fibrosis fundraiser.  If you remember, I did a story about a man with cystic fibrosis and his mother’s efforts to raise money a few years ago in Not Without Hoop.  It’s a cause worth supporting.  The winners were the Last Family, who took the opportunity to shoot at Rexhame Beach in Marshfield, MA.  It was a hot summer day, but we made the best of it and got some great shots!

Don’t forget to check out our last family photo session with the Goodwin Family!

Family Portraits: Goodwin Family

 

This November I got a chance to shoot some friends of mine, Victoria and Joe. They brought along their adorable pup, Wally, which made for some effortlessly fantastic and chic shots.goodwin 1

We got these great shots at the Old North Bridge in Concord, MA. We couldn’t have asked for more quintessential fall weather – changing leaves, bright sun, and a light breeze. I love how the above shot looks like it belongs in a J.Crew catalog.

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goodwin 3Wally, Victoria, and Joe were a photographer’s dream family to capture – photogenic, excited, and prepared for every shot. The above shot was another favorite of mine – makes for a picture-perfect ending!

Be sure to check out more family photo sessions, including the Last Family portrait session and our Pop-Up Studio debut!

Senior Portraits: Samantha

When Sam approached me to do her senior portraits, I asked her what she had in mind.  She showed me some outdoor shots her friend had taken in the summer, and she wanted something similar.  After a lot of indecision, she then suggested taking shots in her Grandfather’s backyard.  As you can see, we came up with some better ideas.

Sam and I made a trip to the Charles River Esplanade in Boston, nailing the classic senior shot in front of one of the park’s beautiful willows.

 

We then started getting more creative, playing with the backdrops. Here’s Samantha in front of Boston’s gorgeous Financial District.

Samantha mentioned she is a dancer and busted out a leg kick that would impress an NFL punter, making for another great shot – look at that perfectly placed sun!

 

 

We hopped back into the car and made our way over to East Boston just in time to get the perfect sunset lighting. In then end, I’d say the Boston skyline turned out to be a little more photogenic than her grandfather’s tool shed. Thanks Samantha!

Click on these links to see more of our portrait sessions: the Last Family and Chris and Jamie’s engagement.