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I feel EXTREMELY lucky to have been asked to photograph Volante Farms in Needham’s cookbook.  This is a 100 year old farm owned by the Volante family every day of those 100 years.  The place is steeped in love and family and traditions and loyalty.  Union Park Press is publishing the cookbook, and this is our second cookbook we’ve done together.  Union Park is the best, Volante farms is such a kind group of talented people.  The shoot was SO much fun! Here are some of my favorite shots! Cookbook is out next year. Enjoy. THANK YOU!!! 

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Hillary Deshler does it AGAIN!  After many successful years at her own salon, Inde, in Quincy, she now opened Lola Beauty Boutique in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston.  Hillary and her team are beautiful and fun and kind and talented.  Please go visit and get your shit all tightened up pretty.  F’real.    

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How lucky am I to have found Brian Rand therefore finding Trephin (never mind three of my favorite friends of all time)?! Brian just won Best Woman’s Haircut in the Boston Magazine’s Best of Boston 2011.  I’m super psyched I have both Brian and Moe Smith workin’ all up on my locks.  Truly helps the rock star look when…rock stars are the creators.
This salon, at it’s one year anniversary in July 2011, already racked up a bunch of awards from Boston Phoenix and the aforementioned Boston Magazine.  This whole crew is crazy talented, super creative, bursting with personality and love, and I have truly felt at home every time I have gone in. 
I’m very proud of the Trephin team for all they have have accomplished, and I’m extremely proud to have been asked to photograph their portraits for their new website. 
Here’s what we did.  Enjoy, thank you, love.
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Salmagundi is, without a doubt, the very best store in this fair city. And lucky me, it’s in my neighborhood: Jamaica Plain.   Anyone who has ever stumbled into it will agree, there’s just nothing like it.  I have been lucky enough to become friends with Jessen and Andria, the husband and wife/owners extraordinaire.  They have invited me to show my work at Jamaica Plain’s First Thursday two different times, and I was thrilled when they asked me to photograph their Fourth Anniversary Party.   They invited all of their beloved customers and asked them to ‘look smart’.  The smartest dresser won a gift certificate to the store (still unnamed as I write this).  The party was rad, everyone looked so super cool…for a moment I forgot I was in Boston. 😉
If you haven’t shopped there yet, get there soon.  Orange Line to Green Street. 🙂
enjoy.
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…And if you’re about to launch a business called Pamela Anderson Yoga you best be *mighty* hot because you’re about to get some really weird hits on your website.  🙂
I’m not kidding about Pam’s name or her vocation or her (soon to be launched) website.  I met up with Pam at The Harmony Center in Medfield and thought I had found Heaven on earth.  The Harmony Center is situated by a stream on 80+ private acres in the woods of Medfield.  The place is outrageously beautiful and peaceful, and it was such a treat to watch Pam teach class and then get into her favorite yoga asanas.  Ever watch someone do yoga with utter ease and strength?  It’s awesome.  This is what I saw:
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So, it’s late Winter in Boston.  The snow is (mostly) gone, though more is supposed to arrive tomorrow (on April 1st.  How cruel.).   The air is still cold and the trees, flowers and grass have yet to fully realized Spring’s arrival.  Mostly because it’s only technically Spring and dogwood trees don’t have a calendar handy when they need it.  I mentioned the snow forecast tomorrow, right?
Anyway, my point is that it’s not the greatest time for family photography.  May is around the corner and I’ll be in full swing before I know it.  In the meantime, I wanted to show a few shots from some jobs I’ve had over the Winter. I mean early Spring.  🙂
First up, Core De Vie
Core De Vie is a wellness center on Charles Street on Beacon Hill.  It offers all sorts of spa services, movement classes, and a great little fitness store.  It’s owned by a super rad couple and it’s the second time I’ve done a big shoot for them.  Check ’em out the next time your own oh so quaint Charles Street.
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Walking up Beacon Street from Core De Vie, we have The 21st Amendment
As the website says it’s the quintessential neighborhood hangout.  It’s right next to the State House and a *perfect* place to bring out-of-towners on your Boston pub crawl.  That’s what we all do, right? Bring guests on pub crawls?  Thought so.
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Let’s move this busy-ness to a totally different vibe.  Let’s bring it to insanely gorgeous floral arrangements by Winston Flowers.
I’ve been working with this incredible company for almost six years, and I’m consistently blown away by their artistic, stunning, perfect creations.  This particular gig was for a division of the company that works in private homes, bringing their unparalleled talents to people’s bathrooms, kitchens, living rooms and dining rooms on a weekly basis.  How’s that for lucky, rich, AND having good taste!?  pppssshhh…
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And to finish up, we have The Local, another beloved neighborhood restaurant and bar; this one in Newton.   This was a shoot for Wellesley Weston Magazine. They’re doing a piece on this great restaurant and needed some recent photography.  I was happy to help.
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Get ready for some serious tween cuties!!!   ZAPE is a killer new store in Newton Lower Falls, and I was lucky enough to be asked to shoot for their new website (coming soon).  ZAPE is owned by the young and talented Zach Rosenberg who is a freshman at Newton South High School. So super cool, right? 
Anyway… here are some of my favorites from their shoot.  The website (by watershed media) will be up soooon.  Make up by: Jeannie Vincent.  Styling by: Lady Blu
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