Holy shit, talk about parenting goals.  Gina and Trevor are such good parents I actually might hang on to wedding photography just so I can photograph these two kiddos’ wedding.   Gina is a devoted and mother of TIRELESS love, kindness, and support.   Apparently this is how Lily and Graham became such kind and polite, adorable and fun kids.  I love this family.  I get to photograph them every other year in their hometown of Cohasset.  And let’s face it, ya have to be super super talented to be able to get a decent shot in that town (bug eyed emoji).  Have fun smiling along with a great family at the beach at sunset in September.  They make me have faith in the world, in the future, and in family.  Priceless. 

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I have the giggles just thinking that I’m about to post this shoot.  There isn’t a person reading these words who is not about to fall in LOVE with one – probably all seven – of these people.  I photographed Erin and Devin’s wedding 9 years ago, and as fate would so kindly have it we are in each other’s world again on the weekly.  Erin is loved by everyone who knows her, she’s humble and kind, beautiful and smart, honest and genuine.  I really feel lucky to call her a friend.  She and Devin are raising the nicest, cutest, funniest, sporty-est (not a word) kids you could imagine.  Every one of these kids were kind, cooperative, and polite to me.  In other words I chased them around their beautiful home and they did everything I said.  This family makes me want to be a mom.  I guess there’s not a bigger compliment I could give.  

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Well, well, well, didn’t I get lucky.  Ashley and Kennedy have beauty for days, several changes of costume, a Duxbury beach sticker, perfect light, lots of love,  and a bottle of red wine made by Dave Matthews.  All I had to do was bring my camera, and since I remembered that here’s what we did.  Ashley and Kennedy are the yummiest mom and daughter duo ever in life.  We had too much fun to call it work and I can’t wait to see them again!  ENJOY!  THANK YOU!  LOVE!! 

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I hate that this expression is totally overused but it fits here: 

 
I can’t. 
I cannot HANDLE how gorgeous these children are.  Jaw droppingly adorable, cute, beautiful, hilarious, sweet, charming, giggly, funny, fun.   I’m in love.   Mark and Lisa are the gorgeous parents who made these two truly sweethearts and I’m really happy they did.  Hanover High School better get ready:  they have like 8 years to prepare for these two and the place’ll never be the same.    
I chased the crew around their backyard on a gorgeous Sunday afternoon in August.  I love this family so much I could fall over, but instead I’ll stay upright and post so you can fall in love yourself.  Enjoy. Thank you! LOVE! 
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Well, well, well, if I don’t have truly *the best* clients of all time of any photographer anywhere at anytime of all time. 

Biased?  Not a chance. 
Laura and Peter Drummey have three boys:  Stephen, Nolan, and Drew.  These three little nuggets of love get cuter every SECOND, never mind every year.  I photograph them every year these days (thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!) which is something no one will ever, ever regret!  It’s such an incredible honor to watch and document this family grow I can’t even stand it.  Lu, the mom, is maaaaaybe my favorite person ever (along with her whole crew of friends) so I get pretty excited to see her and her boys every year.  I would LOVE for you to see an earlier shoot with this family just so you can enjoy watching them grow big and strong.  HERE is a shoot from when the twins turned one.  And here we are this year on the beach in Hull.  THANK YOU, Drummey family for your friendship that feels like family.  I count myself incredibly lucky to call you friends.  THANK YOU! 
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Elliot is the newest hipster in Allston.  And the cutest.  Elliot was born into a smart, literary, beautiful, loving family in a cool loft apartment.  There’s literally nothing I don’t already love about this kid.  Enjoy what he looked like when he wasn’t even a week old.  Just a wee boy.  What a miracle.  Thank you guys!  Sending you endless love! 

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Hi good people!

Suuuuper stoked to be teaching alongside some
serious supah stahhs for Life Book 2018: a year long art course you do online with a host of super talented teachers!  No pressure, no critiques, nothing to worry about but being creative, happy, out of yer head, and doing fun things that make you feel FREE!!  

And even MORE exciting news is that I can give away 1 space on this amazing year long art
course! Keep reading to find out more about Life Book 2018 


FIRST, What the f*$k is Life Book!?  

“Life Book, a celebration and honouring of YOU” is a year-long mixed media art class
organized by Tamara Laporte from Willowing Arts (super SUPER star alert! Check out her insane talent!!).
Tam is joined by 23 incredible art teachers who are all gearing up to share their mixed media
techniques, tips and tricks with YOU! PLUS this year, Life Book is going to be bigger and better
by including another 12 fantastic artists and wellness guides who will focus on additional
personal development practices and other art modalities, like sculpting, photography (that’s me!) & writing!
Themed around self-development and healing, you’ll be creating several loose mixed media art
journal pages per month which by the end of the year you will bind into a glorious journal (a Life
Book)! You will have a wonderful keepsake that you can treasure for the rest of your life! You will
also be introduced to yoga (worrrd, that’s me again!), aromatherapy, dance and angel energy and other wellness exercises to help support your personal development journey more holistically and imagine the fun we will have getting introduced to and acquainted with some of the other wonderful art forms out there!
You can find out a lot more about this wildly popular course (it has been joined by over 16500+
people in the past!) by clicking HERE 
I’m still putting the juiciness into my class, but you can expect some serious love fest vibes as we learn more about what it means to really SEE and celebrate the people in our lives who we LOVE!!  Life don’t last forever, and it’s so easy to make someone feel lifted and beautiful and important with just a few really good pointers.  The class won’t be technical whatsoever so cell phone cameras will be perfect!  I think it’s going to be a perfect addition to the year long course, and you’ll be able to use your skills alongside your giant heart for ever and ever. Amen. πŸ™‚

Registration opens on September 12th 2017 and the class begins on January 1st 2018.
So if you want to start the year with a fabulous creative BANG and spend 2018 with a wonderful
creative community of like-minded souls, learning more about art and how to be kinder and more
loving towards yourself, be sure to join once registration opens! πŸ™‚ Keep this page  bookmarked so that you can sign up the moment it goes on sale! πŸ™‚
Now then, onto the give-away and blog hop! πŸ™‚ I can give away 1 space on Life Book 2018 to 1
lucky winner, yay! πŸ™‚ And if you follow the blog hop (see below for links and dates) you can up your chances of winning a space by entering all the other give-aways also! πŸ™‚
How to enter the give-away:
1. Share this give-away on your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram (supah easy, and it could really help someone who needs it that we might not know about!)
2. Sign up to my newsletter on the bottom of my site:  The Love Offensive
3. Leave a comment below letting us know why you would love to join Life Book 2018

I will announce the winner on October 1st, 2017!
Here is the list of the other amazing teachers who will be teaching on Life Book – they too will be
giving away a spot on Life Book so go check them out and enter their give-aways! πŸ™‚
Here is the list of the other amazing teachers who will be teaching on Life Book – they too will be
giving away a spot on Life Book so go check them out and enter their give-aways! πŸ™‚
Saturday 19th August 2017:  Tamara Laporte https://www.willowing.org/blog/
Sunday 20th August 2017:   Devorah Spilman http://www.devorahspilman.com/blog/
Sunday 20th August 2017:   Juna Biagioni https://www.junabiagioni.com/blog/
Monday 21st August 2017:   Christie Drahnak http://www.christiedrahnak.com/blog/
Tuesday 22nd August 2017:   Gabrielle J-C http://www.gabriellejaviercerulli.com/blogupdates/
Tuesday 22nd August 2017:   Laura Horn http://www.laurahornart.com/blog-1/
Wednesday 23rd August 2017:  MariΓ«lle Stolp https://mariellestolp.wordpress.com/blog/
Wednesday 23rd August 2017:   Danielle Mack http://www.apaintedpage.com/
Thursday 24th August 2017:  Lucy Brydon https://lucybrydonart.wordpress.com/blog/
Friday 25th August 2017:  Sarah Trumpp http://wonderstrumpet.com/
Friday 25th August 2017:   Effy Wild http://effybird.com/
Saturday 26th August 2017:   Mystele Kirkeeng http://www.mystele.com/blog
Sunday 27th August 2017:   Deanna Jinjoe http://www.anewdayartstudio.com/blog/
Sunday 27th August 2017:   Alena Hennessy https://www.alenahennessy.com/blog/
Monday 28th August 2017:   Sharon Harkness-Dobler http://yellowrosedbs.blogspot.de/
Tuesday 29th August 2017:   Sophie Adamou http://www.loveartandbeyond.com/
Tuesday 29th August 2017:   Amanda Grace http://www.amandagraceart.com/writings/
Wednesday 30th August 2017:  Jane Spakowsky http://www.jane-spakowsky.com/recent-work-current-events
Thursday 31st August 2017:   Nanda Boukes https://www.nandasartjourney.com/blog
Thursday 31st August 2017:   Flora Bowley https://florabowley.com/blog/#featured
Friday 1st September 2017:   Andrea Gomoll andrea-gomoll.de/blog/
Saturday 2nd September 2017:   Jo Klima http://www.mapstoherself.com/
Sunday 3rd September 2017:   S Rebecca Leigh https://www.woundedwritersask.com/blog/
Sunday 3rd September 2017:   Julie Gibbons http://www.juliegibbons.com/blog/
Monday 4th September 2017:   Ivy Newport http://graceandivy.wordpress.com/
Tuesday 5th September 2017:   Tara Marie Jack http://taramariejack.com/blog/
Tuesday 5th September 2017:   Annie Hamman http://www.anniehamman.com/blog/
Wednesday 6th September 2017:   Joy Ting Charde https://www.instagram.com/joycharde/
Thursday 7th September 2017:   Tara Morris http://www.tspoonphotography.com/
Thursday 7th September 2017:   Louise Gale http://louisegale.com/blog
Friday 8th September 2017:  Wyanne https://www.facebook.com/WyanneArt
Saturday 9th September 2017:   Katrina Koltes https://katrinakoltes.com/blog/
Sunday 10th September 2017:   Kathy Glynn http://www.artsycanvasgirl.com/blog
Monday 11th September 2017:   Jeanne Marie Webb http://www.jeannemarieart.com/inmystudio/
Have a great time following these amazing artists!  
Can’t wait to see you in class!! 
LOVE!
tara 
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Man oh man oh (young wo) man!!  What a year it’s been with The Love Offensive for Girls!  We have had so much fun together in so many different venues, but with one goal: to feel creative, seen, kind, strong, and confident.  There was a six week course through the yoga studio I teach at (HYP in Wellesley) that ended in a tour de Wellesley as we posed and played all over the downtown area.  Then there was a really good one at Amy Ambroult’s metal smith studio in Abington in an old mill building. We climbed on top of the building, and unearthed old run down cars to make the perfect photo shoot.   We partnered with a girls running group in Natick and two different girl scout troops where we did shorter versions of the full day curriculum.
At every turn we had a ton of fun, the girls made new friends, and they tried things they’ve never tried before.  I cannot say enough good things about this experience for the girls! If you’re thinking about having your daughter join us, please have her look at these photographs. If it sparks something in her, be in touch!  Sign ups are on theloveoffensive.com/girls
Thank you to all the moms and dads who trusted me to teach their daughters the beauty of yoga and photography!  THANK YOU!!  Love love love love!
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Martina is one of my favorite human beings of all time.  We shared a best friend, and the rest is history.  Martina and her family are selling their *gorgeous* home in Sudbury so wanted me to come over and commemorate their first home as a family of five.  The house was Sam Adam’s sister’s house (as in THE Sam Adams) and it was built in the 1700s.  Martina knows that she was one of many women who rocked their children to sleep in that house.  I love that.  Here’s to new chapters.  Onward.  Sending you all love!
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As if life wasn’t already super awesome just because Josh and Lindsey are in it, they go and make a couple ah kids.   They brought miss Vivian through a couple years ago, and on their fifth wedding anniversary I met their son, Dez, on his one-week birthday.   There are few people in the world I’m more honored to know, to photograph, and to call friends than Josh and Lindsey.  One day, in another life, I’ll come back and be just like them.  For now, I get to see them twice a year for photography.   In case you feel like making yourself happy, may I suggest that you go through the last five years of their lives. :):  here is their wedding on Martha’s Vineyard, here is their maternity and newborn shoot of Vivian in their gorgeous home in South Boston,  here is when Vivian turned one and we thought she was a play doll, and here is when I started actually being mad that Viv is better dressed than me. πŸ˜‰   And our latest collaboration is right here… ENJOY! LOVE! THANK YOU!
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