Boston is just one inch away from setting a new snow record for the month of December! I don't know if we'll beat the record though, as most of the snow that fell in the last couple of weeks is melting.
Here's a picture I took while stuck in traffic on the drive home during the worst snowstorm:
Jackson enjoying the snow:
And Ollie showing off how he likes to wear his winter hat now (he's very particular about how the ears are positioned):
On the last day of our workshop, Will broke his foot! I was inspired by our friend Me Ra Koh, so I grabbed my camera on my way out the door to the hospital. Luckily this break was just a tiny fracture in his foot, barely perceptible on the x-ray, and it didn't cramp Will's adventurous style one little bit. In fact, he seemed to enjoy wearing his velcro cast! The visit to Children's Hospital was actually kind of fun (since our Will wasn't complaining too much except for being late for lunch)... the hardest part about visiting Children's is always seeing the other kids who are suffering from much more serious illnesses.
We are finally ready to catch up on some blogging! Here are two shots from Business Boot Camp. We hosted this workshop taught by Liana Lehman in early December. The best part of the workshop for Matt and I was that we were forced to sit down for 2.5 days and really talk through a lot of our business goals and long term vision.
Liana covers a TON of material in this class, and it was presented with a perfect balance between heavy number crunching and deep soul-searching. Liana was really good at helping everyone get to the heart of the issues they face in their own businesses. One of her exercises was designed to help people clarify their personal values... this was a very interesting exercise for Matt and I! It was so cool to see how our values are different yet complimentary, and to see these values reflected in our business and personal goals.... Matt loves risk-taking, Enna loves adventure. Enna craves relationship-building, Matt craves romance. We both love travel, creativity, and our family.
Here are a couple of pictures of Liana and Eric horsing around. I cannot wait to share our new headshots that Liana took of Matt and I!
We have so much to share from the past month! Stay tuned for lots of cool news, photo updates, and one very exciting business announcement... we'll also be doing some Wedding Planning Roundups featuring our favorite vendors and wedding ideas, so if there are any topics you want to request that we cover please let us know!
For now, here's a fun photo that Krista took of Matt and I during the Photo Biz Bootcamp:
We are so excited about this year's holiday card designs! Here are a few samples...
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Okay, we didn't post this for a while because we're really self-conscious about the title: we don't want to give the impression that we ONLY want to work 4 hours a week. But this is turning out to be such a great book that we just have to share. Tim Ferriss shares great insights and anecdotes about how to make your work-life more efficient, productive, and rewarding. We highly recommend this book!
I'm practicing 2nd position for this piece in my cello class. Tonight is the last class before the holidays, so we're having a party. The boys are with friends and Matt's coming to class with me for our first "recital". Wish me luck!
Jen and Gabe are so much fun to photograph! Pictures were important to them, so they allowed for a ton of time for us to photograph them at different locations between the church in Newton and the hotel in Cambridge. Here they are on the hillside at Larz Anderson Park:
We love photographing at the Hotel Marlowe because they have such posh decor - all the unique colors, textures, and geometric patterns make great backdrops for creative and dramatic portraits.
For example..... (drum roll)
Isn't Jen fabulous????? During the cocktail hour they had a traditional tea ceremony, during which they offered tea and sweets to all of their relatives (mostly on Gabe's side), and when we saw Jennifer's dress, we had to make one more trip down to the red bar:
Thank you Jennifer and Gabe for inviting us to photograph your day!
Christina and John have been so patient with us! Our move - totally unplanned, but into a totally awesome house, and a great improvement for us - threw a huge wrench into our fall post-production editing schedule. We're now wrapping up the last couple of weddings, and we're so excited to finally share Christina and John's pictures.
Christina's dress is one of my favorites from this year - the lace drapes her body gorgeously, and the neutral silk lining is a super fun and pretty change to the usual "all white" dress. Love it! Of course her big gorgeous smile made our jobs pretty easy...
Larry came along to shoot this wedding with Matt, and in addition to being a lot of fun to hang out with, he is a great photographer! We couldn't help but notice - and this really comes through in candid shots - that people TOTALLY love him. It's like when people look into his lens they just have to smile! Seriously, Larry has a magic lens. Of course we already knew people love Larry, but it was great fun to see his personality at work behind the camera.
Congratulations Christina and John, and thank you for inviting us to be part of your special day!
Please bear with us as we update our blog! We're creating our boutique, which is hosted at the same spot as our blog images, so we need to repair the site index in order to show off all of our blog pictures!
Edit: yay, it's all fixed now!
We cannot wait to share our new boutique with you! Be sure to check back soon and you'll see a link to it on the right-hand side of our blog.
Sarah and Dan's wedding day was so much fun. Sarah was beautiful, and the setting was perfect for really fun pictures. The timing of the ceremony with the setting sun couldn't have been better: we had a few minutes after the ceremony to make portraits of Sarah and Dan and shortly after that we all went inside just as the sun went down and the party began. Thank you Sarah and Dan! We had so much fun getting to know you and we can't wait to design your album!
I usually don't get called to photograph baptisms, so I was really excited to document Baby Jackson and Baby Campbell's christening. The twins were just adorable (Jackson wore his great-grandfather's christening gown, Campbell wore her mommy's gown), and their families were delightful to meet and photograph. Thank you Sheri for inviting me to be part of your special day!
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