* On Sundays, I feature photography of places and structures that are sacred to me. If you are interested in seeing more photos like this one, click here.
I *may* have gotten a little teary-eyed while working on these photos. Let me explain...
The Hutchins are a wonderful family in our ward, and have become good friends over the time that we have lived here. We think they're pretty great. But I'll always be so grateful to Rachael for taking care of G-Man for the first two years I taught school after he was born. She started watching him for me one day a week when G-Man was five months old. Though it was nice to go teach and get myself out of the house that one day each week, it was torture to leave him. The only thing that made it okay was knowing that Rachael was watching him. She's one of the most loving, kind people I know. And looking at these pictures of Rachael with her family reminded me of all of that, and then I started crying thinking about how much we're going to miss living here.
This photo shoot has been many, many months in the making. It was a Christmas gift from G-Man to Rachael a couple of Christmases ago, but we haven't been able to get the shoot done for a variety of reasons. I'm glad we were able to go take these - and at a spot that means a lot to both of us - the Boston LDS Temple.
I'd love to hear in the comments which are your favorites. I had a lot, but I think this one is my very favorite:
And if you know Aaron and know the girls' personalities, I don't have to explain why I love it or why it makes me laugh when I look at it. Enjoy!
Two weekends in a row at the Boston Temple? Yes, I am that lucky!
Anna's mom and dad were in our ward when we moved to the Boston area, and Anna was my sister-in-law's roommate for a little while, so it was fun to share part of their wedding day with them.
Though I hadn't had the chance to meet Anna & Max before their wedding, I could tell right away that they have a lot of fun together. I think I suggested a more serious facial expression from them for the next shot, and ended up with this:
I love it. Lots of laughing and lots of love on such a special day.
After meeting Bryce and Alicia for their engagement session in Utah, I was looking forward to their wedding at the end of May. Then, I saw them walk out of the Boston LDS Temple doors...
...and I was grinning as much as they were. I'm thrilled for all the couples I have the opportunity to photograph on their wedding day, but this was the first couple I had done engagements AND wedding photos for, and I was not prepared for how happy I was going to be for them. It was truly an honor to spend the day with them.
And what a day! After their marriage in the Boston Temple, they enjoyed a luncheon with friends and family and then we headed downtown and explored Boston with Alicia's friends who had gathered from far and wide to celebrate with the two of them. We just missed a torrential downpour, then gathered again at a beautiful home in Belmont for their reception.
Bryce & Alicia - May the joy you felt on your wedding day be present every day for the two of you. Thank you for the time I was able to spend with you, and I hope your reception in Utah tomorrow night is just as joyous and beautiful as the reception here.
Since it's Sunday, I took some time to work on one of my personal projects that keeps getting pushed to the bottom of my list of things to do - my photos of LDS (Mormon) temples. I have 5 or 6 folders of photos I've taken over the spring and summer, and I've never had the time to go through them, edit them and post them. So today, I decided to make the time. I'm so glad I did.
There is something that is nice about coming back to a set of photographs. I remember when I took these in June, that I was sad the sky was so cloudy. There wasn't much contrast. Then the next day, the light wasn't great - lots of shadows. I remember being disappointed in what I captured.
But when I started working on these today, I found so many that I really loved. (I even started working on a separate little project that I'll unveil later...) Working on these photos made a wonderful Sunday that much better.
I've posted some of my favorites below. If you'd like to see the rest of the photos in my Boston Massachusetts LDS Temple gallery, click here:
I hope you had a wonderful Sunday. I know I did.
I've been hoping to have some photos to blog for a few days now, but all the client work I have been doing recently is publicity work for a school. I don't have releases from all the parents to post the shots, so I'll just have to direct you to the school website once the redesign is done. So, I've decided to start posting some of my personal and practice shots as well as my client work. I've toyed with starting a 365 photo project (where you take a photo a day and post it somewhere like Flickr or on a blog), but I'm not sure I'm ready to commit to such a huge project right now. Instead, I'll just post personal work here as I take it.
Unlike the snow we have today, Saturday was a beautiful, sunny, warm day. Diggity watched G-Man while I went to the LDS Temple in Belmont for the morning. I decided to take my camera with me. I wasn't sure what the light would be like when I got done, but I thought I would take the camera just in case. I really like the shots I ended up with. Here are some favorites:
The next two shots are from the same vantage point, but I edited them differently. Which do you like better?