Everyone who knows me knows that my favorite weekend of the year is Columbus Day weekend, because that's when my hometown celebrates Autumnfest. Autumnfest Weekend is really no big deal if you don't like apple picking, pumpkins, local bands, fair food, cool weather, crafts, carnival rides, New England, or anything that's good.
Waltham's Sheep Shearing Festival at Gore Place is my springtime equivalent to Autumnfest. It's only 1 day, not an entire weekend, so we've hit some rainy days in the past. But this year, the 30th anniversary of the festival, was bright and beautiful and perfect. My favorite part is the sheep dog herding demonstration - "BONNIE, NO!!!" (you'd get that if you've been to sheepfest). And also watching the sheep completely surrender immediately when they are taken out of the pen to be sheared.
TRVL | the freedom trail
I AM SO BEHIND on posts, it's crazy. Back in April (yes, APRIL), my husband had coworkers visiting from Poland. He organized a little weekend outing to show them the Boston Freedom Trail, and I tagged along because, well, I've never done the Freedom Trail despite living 15 minutes outside of Boston. "YOU'VE NEVER DONE THE FREEDOM TRAIL?!" said every Boston person that we know. No. I had never done it.
It was a beautiful spring day, and thank god it was chilly, because I would never have made it all the way up the 300-something steps in the Bunker Hill Monument if it had been hot weather.
LIFE | wedding shower
IT'S ALMOST TIME FOR THE WEDDDDDING!!! Mike and Lindsay's family and friends threw a beautiful, travel-themed wedding shower. Looking forward to celebrating the big day with them soon. <3
FOOD | bpw food photography II
Last year, I took Food Photography I at Boston Photography Workshops (@thebpw) in Boston. It was a great class - lots of hands-on practice. BPW now offers Food Photography II, which focuses more on composition and styling. The first half of the class was a review of composition and tips for planning a food shoot. The second half of the class, we rotated through five stations. We had 25 minutes to style and shoot each station. Different light sources and props...fantastic! These are my favorite shots from the class. Enjoy!
LIFE | lindsay & mike engagement
Mike & Lindsay at Arnold Arboretum
My friends Lindsay and Mike are getting married this summer! We had a PERFECT weather day for their engagement shoot this past weekend. We took most of the pictures at the beautiful Arnold Arboretum in JP, and a few on the grounds of Gore Place, a historic mansion in Waltham, MA. Looking forward to their wedding in July!