Miss V

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I recently had the pleasure of photographing this young rising star.  Miss V is a super talented performer with aspirations of becoming the next Taylor Swift.  On top of her incredible talents as a stage actress and singer, she is one of the kindest, sweetest young ladies you could ever hope to meet.  Watch out world, this little lady is about to make a big loud noise!

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An open letter to 2016

Just love. XX M

Just love.

Little Locke


This past summer, I got to photograph my cousin, Timmy, and his beautiful wife, Alexis, with their new baby boy, Locke. Locke is the sweetest, happiest little guy I have met in quite some time but his demeanor is not surprising to me as my cousin and his wife are incredibly genuine, down to earth people who know how to just go with the flow.  They make my job SUPER easy and I just loved getting to spend to some time with this little man!  Too stinkin’ cute! :)

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Weekapaug // Short Stories

Summers are short.  And they feel even shorter as we get older, right?  And even shorter if the weather is challenging.  This summer may have been short, but Mother Nature proved to be at her best, delivering exceptional weather, allowing us to spend quality time at the beach with good friends and granting us many hours on the patio of the phenomenal Matunuck Oyster Bar. Summer is a great time for reflection.  So many great summer memories.  And so many more to create.

A Lovely Parisian Engagement

What better place to celebrate an engagement than Paris.  Not too long ago, I had the pleasure of photographing my friend Kathy and her fiancé Arthur in the city of lights. Rather than opt for the usual iconic backdrops, of which there are plenty to choose from, I really wanted to find a unique and special location.  I don’t know Paris well at all but a quick google search lead me to the 12th arrondissement to a tiny little street called Rue Crémieux.  This tiny little street is such a hidden gem.  It looks like a movie set, too perfect to be real.  The light that falls in the middle of this street was indescribable.  Like nothing I have ever seen.  I can’t imagine what it must be like to live in this little wonderland day after day.  This was definitely a highlight of my trip.  I can’t wait to go back to find more hidden gems like this one.  Congratulations Kathy and Arthur!

Paris // A Glimpse

This past summer, I had the opportunity to visit Paris again.  I had only been once before, over a decade ago, so it was super exciting to come back at this different point in my life and view it with fresh eyes.  One of my favorite things to do when traveling it just roam aimlessly through streets, snapping at the various scenes I happen upon.  I look for the light, the color, the texture, the shape, and the humor in all things.  I take my time and since I shoot predominately film with a manual medium format camera, I am forced to slow down, which in turn, helps me to make better decisions before snapping the shutter.  Here are just a few scenes from my trip.  Enjoy and stay tuned!  Up next on the blog is a gorgeous Parisian engagement session you won’t want to miss! :)

Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe is incredible, especially in the summer months.  Any chance I have to visit and shoot there is such a treat for me and most recently, I had the pleasure of shooting close friends there along with their super cute boy/girl twins.  Check out all the action!  Have you booked your family session yet?  Don’t let these memories pass you by.  Start creating them today!

The Dogpatch


It’s crazy how fast time flies but I really do love getting to see how much families grow year after year.  I am looking forward to seeing this beautiful family again shortly.  Here are some shots from our last shoot in one of my favorite areas in all of San Francisco, The Dogpatch.  This neighborhood, with its textures, light, and backdrop, is hands down the best!

The Dunes Club

The end of summer/beginning of fall is a great time to take family portraits especially if you head back to the beaches which are practically empty at this point.  I met up with little Eddie and his family at the Dunes Club for his very first family photo shoot.  It’s so much fun to shoot new families and this family could not have been sweeter.  This little boy’s face makes my heart melt every time I look at his pictures and his parents were beyond lovely.  We had the most incredible afternoon of shooting.  Have you captured your families memories for 2014?  It’s not too late! Don’t let these moments escape you!

Fenway Beach


It’s always such a pleasure to photograph old friends.  This summer, I had the opportunity to re-connect with my friend Christine and meet her beautiful family.  Christine and I grew up spending our summers together in southern Rhode Island.  We met up on a warm summer evening at one of my favorite beaches to capture these portraits and we ended up shooting until the sun went down.  This is my favorite time of day to shoot where the light is absolute perfection.  I just love it!