Thursday, November 20, 2008

Out of The Office

Just so you know, I'll be out of the office from now until December 2nd. I'm heading home to Indianapolis for a nice long break for Thanksgiving! I'll even be hitting up Chicago for a day while I'm there :) I'll have some access to email and voice mail, but if you don't hear from me for a couple days, it's because I'm spending time with my friends and family. and sleeping. a lot. If you're a friend of mine and want to hang out while I'm in town, leave a comment or shoot me an email!

And because posts without pictures or something are dull. I present to you the best song about Indianapolis, ever ....

bye bye :)

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Exciting news!

A month or two ago, I applied to the Wedding Photojournalist Association (WPJA). The WPJA is a great organization of photographers, and I'd heard it was incredibly difficult to get in because they've got some pretty strict regulations. Even as I looked them over, I was wondering if I really qualified. I mean, as far as photojournalism goes - photoshopping images isn't really cool - and I do like my Photoshop... So, after a few weeks without hearing back, I assumed that I'd been rejected. But, then a couple of weeks ago I got this in my Inbox...

"It is our pleasure to inform you that after having reviewed your web site and image portfolio, we agree your beautiful work meets the Artistic Guild of the Wedding Photojournalist Association membership requirements! We hope you accept this invitation as we look forward to having you as a new member."

I am SO EXCITED! "The Artistic Guild of the Wedding Photojournalist Association [AG]WPJA is a group of international wedding photojournalists, who capture unscripted wedding moments as they happen, and excel in the art of post-production image processing. The [AG]WPJA is a division within the Wedding Photojournalist Association (WPJA); one which specifically promotes Fine Art Wedding Photojournalism." That's exactly how I like to describe my work, and it's honestly a much better fit for me than the straight-up WPJA. Massachusetts currently has only 12 photographers in the [AG]WPJA, so it's an incredible honor to be included amongst some of my favorite local photographers (i.e. the Graziers and Anne Ruthmann)!! Pretty cool, huh?!

And to top it off, yesterday I applied for and was accepted as a founding member of Modern Photographers, which is going to be a new site for brides created by the folks behind Trash The Dress and Don't Box Us In. This is the twitter I got from Mark Eric... "Hey Krista, you're work is stellar. You would be a welcome member. :) Pre-approved." YAY!!!!!!!!! Go over there and check it out, I'm listed in the header of the site - along with a few other amazing photographers from around the country!!!

Ok, that's enough tooting my own horn! It's just pretty exciting to get some encouragement from your peers!

Now, if any of you brides want to toot my horn for me... I'm listed on a few bride sites and would love to get your reviews!!! Click any of the links below. As much as I love feedback from my peers, it's the opinion of my brides that really matters to me!!, local wedding vendor reviews and information

toot toot! ok, really, now I'm done! ;-)

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Julia's Bat Mitzvah

Wow, it's been a couple weeks since I posted on the blog!! I hope you all weren't worried ;) It's been a busy few weeks with a sinus infection just in time for my parents to visit, and then a lovely bout of vertigo just in time for my birthday. Trust me, it's been a blast (insert sarcastic tone here). But, I'm feeling better, finally blew out my birthday candles, and am back in business!

So without further ado, I present photographs from Julia's Bat Mitzvah!

The lovely Bat Mitzvah Girl

And her wonderful siblings

Julia's Dad, Andrew is one of the best caterers in Boston. I was absolutely honored to photograph this special event for their family!

And what an event it was! The party was huge, everything was so colorful, the decor and the details were so gorgeous, and of course the food was amazing! Special thanks to Nathalya Mamane, flowers by Carol Silverston, and Rentals Unlimited!

The dance floor was definitely my favorite part of the whole day. This was one of the most energetic dance floors I've ever photographed. I got knocked over, feet jumped on, and bumped all over the place - it was totally awesome! Music by the Nafshenu Orchestra out of New York.

I LOVE the Horah!!

More dancing...

And what's a celebration without a few toasts?!

Thank you Andrew and family for having me as part of such an important day for your family - and for such a great time and an awesome party!!

To see more, check out the longest slideshow ever...

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Rock the Vote

I voted this morning, did you???

I'm definitely excited to see what happens tonight! Either way, we're making history tonight, baby!!!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Tamara & Jason's Wedding at The Overbrook House

Can I just say that I love Tamara & Jason? Seriously, they're just the sweetest, most genuine and wonderful pair of people I've met in a while. LOVE them!! So, I was very excited to photograph their wedding a few weeks ago in Buzzards Bay at The Overbrook House. Here are some of my favorite images from the day...

The dress

Jason and his brother "getting ready"

Tamara's vows - she wouldn't put them down all morning :) I love it when couples write their own vows!!!

Tamara and her flower girl

The lovely bride (with vows still in hand :)

Heading down to start the show

In love much?

I love this shot of one of the groomsmen during the ceremony!

During the vows, looking into each other's eyes

They'd planned a beautiful ceremony in the trees by the pond, but there was a hurricane coming up the coast that day. Up until the last minute, we hoped that the weather might hold. Luckily, Jason made the executive decision to do it in the tent. Thank God he did, because right after the ceremony began it started POURING!

And then after the ceremony, the sky cleared up just in time for some portraits!

They had almost a dozen of the cutest kids you ever saw in their wedding...


Brothers... a little less civilized than sisters ;-)

the girls

the guys

the Bride and Groom...

I captured this shot in black & white film. I love shooting film at weddings! There's nothing quite as timeless...

A film shot of their first dance

A few tears during Tamara's Dad's toast

Let the party begin!

But there's always a few romantic moments on the dance floor...

Tamara & Jason, thank you so much for letting me into your lives and having me document your wedding day! It has been so wonderful to work with and get to know you both!