Saturday, November 22, 2008

Two Seasons In One Day!


How's everyone doin' today. For those of us in the colder climates, you know the cold weather's coming when you experience two seasons in one day. I went out to shoot a wedding today and it was a fairly nice out around the time we shot the wedding, but, by the time we were finishing up shooting some outdoor shots at the reception, you would have thought it was a different time of year! "Oh boy!" did the temperature drop and "I do mean DROP!" "sniff, sniff, goodbye Summer. I will miss you every so dearly." "Waaa!"

Bless The Little Children

Hi folks,
Ya gotta love the little ones. I absolutely love to shoot children. You have to check out these adorable children at a wedding in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The time of day made lighting a bit of a challenge but used in the right way, it can really make an images. It definetly did on this particular day. It made the children look like lil' angels.

Maine Wedding

Hello, hello, hello. Anita here. I want to thank you for stopping by my blog today. In spite of the cold weather, New England is quite a wonderful place. It is magical and an especially beautiful backdrop setting for weddings. I shot a really nice couple who were married at cute little place in Maine. Amazingly enough, it was not that cold on that particular day which work out great because some of the images were shot on the a beach not too far from the venue for the wedding & reception.
I had a really good time. Here is just a small sampling of what was shot that day.


RPL Knitter's club

In between weddings, I volunteered my time, so I could meet with a wonderful group of gals twice a week to socialize, have a laugh and possibly make new friends while knitting and crotcheting for various charities. The total tally was over 1,000 items that were created, donated and ship out around town to shelters, food banks, hospitals and many more to help others in need including our homeless furry friends. So they too could be warm and have a happy holiday this year. In the picture above is the beautiful lady who arranged it all being interviewed for the local paper, Doris Breton. She was wonderful person.

I was glad to be a part of it and look forward to do it again next year.

Fun at The Red Barn

"The DeFranzos really know how to have some serious fun...seriously!" There was some real movin' and grovin' at the ole barn tonight.
I had a great time shooting their wedding and they were an amazing group of people.

Quote of The Day

There's family and then there's FAMILY. There's friends and then there's associates or acquaintances.

"We may not always remember everything about someone, but, always remember how they make you feel...good or bad, happy or sad, if they listen and if they were supportive...because when it comes down to it, its what REALLY matters most."

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Adover, MA Country Club wedding

I got to shoot this wonderful couple, their family and friends on Sunday, Octobert 19th, at this wonderful venue in Andover, Ma.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008


"Hey!" Check it out! I was out of comission for a while (I had major surgery) but I am well enough to get back in the action. I am fired up, rip, roaring and ready to go! Here is the lastest creations. Thanks for stopping by. Feel free to leave a comment.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Quote of the day

"It's often said that the only difference between a professional photographer and an amateur photographer is that the professional throws more shots away. National Geographic magazine uses only 1 out of every 1,000 shots taken."
-Andrew Hudson, author of various photography books and the Photo Secrets How-to website

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Summer Walk

Hello All,

I had to take sometime off due to major surgery. I am hoping I will back to work next weekend shooting weddings and having a blast. In the meantime, I took a walk with my boys and shot a few images to shake off the rustiness that has undoubtly set in from being restricted to my home for the past five weeks. These are the images I captured on my walk. You can click on the image to see a larger version.

Enjoy and as always thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

"Follow me to thebecker of the [b] school blog!"

Follow me to to the professor (thebecker), of the [b]school . It is where photographer go to connect.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Details Matter

I helped a very good friend of mine, best friend, in fact, shoot a wedding. Belive it or not it was my very first wedding shoot. I was nervous and anxious but actually it was very fun and I enjoy myself. It always amazes me how being in the right environment can play such a roll on an individual's disposition. It was a time of happiness, joy and beauty. As a result, you pick up on the vibe and can't help but feel be happy, enjoy and admire the beauty of it all. You almost loose yourself in the moment and forget how many hours you've been up planning, shooting, working and straining to capture that extra special day in all it's glory. But you do forget and forge on without a moment's thought or even consider being tired...until it's over. LOL I love my work. I love what I do. I absolutely love taking photographs but not just of weddings. I love animals, conservation and the human equation. I am at my very best when I am helping others and making them happy including animals. I love taking photographs with my photo buddy. He does some amazing work. Now, I do like my alone time. I don't know, call me a rare bird, an eagle flying high in the sky, soaring with the wind beneath my wings, alone with my thought but instead of preying on fish, I'd dive in to swim with them-love swimming- can't say I love being in open water (unless I am sailing) but give me a pool, lagoon or powder soft, sandy fresh water beach and I will be knee deep in it swimming. I got all this from my dad. The love of photography, swimming and flying. Flying is the one dream I have yet to fulfill. I never took a flying lesson. I have been up in a plane but I would like to be behind the driver's seat. Okay, okay, I strayed off topic, sorry. I wake up thinking primarily of photography. I tell people, "if you check my pulse its a camera shutter. So thanks for stopping by and checking out my blog. "Please, please, feel free to leave a comment. I welcome your comments. Come back again, again. If ya' go a question, that's cool too.

Getting There

"Wow!" I'm getting there! It was really, really cool. I am mentoring under a local photographer, who was gracious enough to let me shadow him to learn hands-on what it takes to shoot a wedding. I am truly grateful and it is really fun. Funny thing, I was given the task of shooting the groom & the rest of the men gettting ready. Obviously, I was extremely nervous. I am always nervous and anxious when it comes to doing new and exciting things. I remember when I was in college how I would always be nervous the 1st day after the school break but that's another story. I walked into the house, getting introduce to everyone as they were emerging from a nearby room and "low in behold" my upstair neighbor from my apartment building was one of the groom's men. It was a funny suprise to see a familiar face. I took a family potrait of his family a few month earlier in the year. How does the saying go, "small world."