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Maternity Session with Marisa and Chris

Marisa contacted me a few months ago to take some maternity photos with her and her husband Chris! They live in Stowe, MA and I was so glad that I got to drive up there. What a gorgeous area! We lucked out with such lovely, dreamy light!

After we finished, Chris asked if I would mind taking a couple photos of his first baby, his car. After the winter we had, it just doesn't make sense for them to keep it anymore, so sadly he will be getting rid of it soon. I hope these photos help ease the pain a little Chris!


Taxidermy class with Mickey Kwapis at Joy Street Studios in Somerville, MA

I had the pleasure of taking and photographing taxidermy classes taught by Mickey Alice Kwapis last weekend! Mickey is incredibly fascinating and super smart and it was so cool to be able to take her class and get to know her. She is a licensed and professionally trained sustainable taxidermy educator from America teaching short-form classes in museums and universities around the world. She'll be coming back to Boston in May and I highly recommend signing up for her classes. Check out her site at www.mickeyalicekwapis.com

When she picked me up Friday night, I got in the car and she asked me "Wanna get a moose?!" which I eagerly agreed to. We drove to Eastie to this home where this older couple have lived and raised all their grown children in. They had had this moose head in the family since like the 70's and were now moving and just wanted him to go to a good home. They were so sweet and it was such a lovely exchange to watch. 

The following day I took her rabbit taxidermy class. Not only did she show us how us her craft, but she shared so much information and history about it with us. Mickey and I went to the Harvard Natural History Museum where she answered my millions of questions about how you taxidermy pretty much anything. 

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The following day I sat in on her rat class to photograph everything. It was so rad to be able to see the process for both animals.


Blue Hills Reservation, Milton, MA

My adorable friend Suzie asked me if I could take some Linked In photos for her and her friend Meg this weekend. I was more than happy to do so and it gave us an excuse to go out on an adventure! I had never been out to the Blue Hills before, so I suggested we check it out. It is such a lovely area and the pond has frozen over. Unfortunately, we got there a little late in the day and didn't have too long to do anything more than walk around the pond. We plan on going back soon!

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More from New Years on Hen Island

Here are more from New Years! One of them main reasons I love camping is because I love cooking over open flames. Since it's winter, we end up in the cabin more and cook over the wood stove, but it still makes for such perfect, simple meals. 

New Years at Hen Island: Pt 1.

This is the second year we have gone out to Hen Island for New Years Eve. There's no electricity or running water and we love it. It's so relaxing and so so gorgeous out there in the winter. We plan on making it a tradition and I'm excited to continue it!

I took tonssss of photos so keep checking back!

selfie! hi!

selfie! hi!