Tip-toeing through the tulips

I'm not sure when the first time was that I heard the song "Tip-Toe through the tulips", but it's always stuck with me. A google search yeilded a performance by Tiny Tim circa 1975 singing this song in a trilling falsetto that harkened back to the days of old school cartoons I watched on Saturday morning. I choose to believe that's why I know this song.   This past Sunday, I got to literally tip-toe through the tulips with some of my couples at the Wicked Tulips Flower Farm in Johnston RI.  Each time the sunshine burst through the clouds, I was magically transported far, far, away from Johnston to a place filled with birdsong, warm breezes and oceans of color. The sessions were glorious!  

It's not too late for you to get your own glorious tip-toeing session with me.  Book a session with me and let's make some beautiful images together! 

 


Just in case you were curious, here are the lyrics and Tiny Tim's incredible rendition of TipToe Through The Tulips - Enjoy!

Tiptoe through the window
By the window, that is where I'll be
Come tiptoe through the tulips with me

Oh, tiptoe from the garden
By the garden of the willow tree
And tiptoe through the tulips with me

Knee deep in flowers we'll stray
We'll keep the showers away
And if I kiss you in the garden, in the moonlight
Will you pardon me? 
And tiptoe through the tulips with me

Maybe it's flowers you stray will be the showers of life
And when I kiss you in the garden in the moonlight
Will you pardon me and tiptoe through the tulips with me?

Gabby's First Magical Birthday!

This weekend, I photographed the birthday party of a very special girl - Gabby. She was turning one and her whole family turned out to celebrate this special occasion.  When Gabby's mom mentioned rainbows and unicorns at the theme - well, I just had to be a part of it! 

Here are some of my favorite photos from the day. The party was held at the Twelve Acres Banquet hall just up the road from where I live in Smithfield.  The sun was shining, the birds were chirping and DJ_Owtlaw was keeping folks dancing on the dance floor all afternoon long!  

 

Happy Birthday Ms. Gabby!  Here's to a long life filled with wondrous surprises and remarkable moments! 

Sunshine in Boston • Candace + Bryan's Engagement Session

In keeping with the weekend's celebration of sunshine and warmth, I ventured into Boston to photograph Candace and Bryan's engagement session. We spent time in the Boston Public Gardens. The gardens were teaming with peoples of all shapes and sizes,  lying around soaking up the sun rays. It was a glorious day. Which would account for all the glorious pictures we took. Here are some of my favorites. 

 

Spring Time in Providence • Jennifer + Mike Engagement Session

It finally felt like spring this weekend! I spent the weekend with two of my 2018 couples soaking up the sun and just enjoying the warm spring breezes.  On Sunday, Jennifer, Mike and I spent time walking around downtown Providence, checking out some of the architecture and celebrating the few blooming cherry blossom trees we found. 

Here are some of the favorites from my session with them,

Candice and Bryan • Squantum Association, East Providence RI

Candice and Bryan's wedding was the last wedding I photographed in 2017. I was second shooting with another photographer and I ended up in one of the most lovely locations I've ever been to in East Providence RI.  As a recreational biker, I was pleasant surprised to discover the incredible Squantum Association Club right off the bike path in East Providence. 

Emily and Michael's Engagement Session

Emily and Michael's engagement session with me occurred a month before Christmas. If you recall, it was frigidly cold and although the sun was shining, you couldn't really feel the warmth on your face because your face was frozen.  

Since Christmas was just around the corner, Emily suggested we have a session during their hunt for a Christmas tree.  It was a fantastic idea and I jumped on it immediately! The weather had been mild and there was this awesome Christmas tree farm in West Greenwich Emily wanted to try, so we all sallied forth.  The second we stepped out of our cars however, we looked at each other and immediately thought - "We have regerts".  IT WAS COLD! Super Duper Cold! 

For the first few images we took, Michael snuggled up to Emily, not to look cute and cuddly but to leech heat from her marvelous faux fur-lined vest.  We called him out out on it of course, which also made for great images!  

But then, once we got going, and our extremities were pretty much numbed by the cold, we got down to making images that warmed my heart. We had a fun day walking around in the trees. 

I'm looking forward to photographing their wedding later on in October this year.  Stay tuned next week for Vicki and Lexi's engagement session.  This time, I travel to the site of the first psychiatric hospital in Massachusetts, and believe me when I say, we were not alone! 

The Instagram Hits of 2017 and beyond!

So I'm a Johnny-come-lately with this, but I finally figured out how to share the images everyone liked the most from my Instagram feed.  All December long, I saw photographer after photographer share their images and I was chartreuse with envy! But thanks to the googles, I figured it out. 

It appears Israel and Daisy's wedding was very loved!  I loved that wedding too! There was so much gentle love in the air. 

 The best of 2017!

The best of 2017!

Here are the images from 2016! Apparently everyone likes my face. I take that as the compliment it was obviously intended to be! 

 The best of 2016! 

The best of 2016! 

Every time people ask me about my photography style, I always mention how much I love color and I try to find it in every aspect of my life. Check out the favorites from my personal instagram account! 

I can't wait to see what awesome images I make this year will be the favorites of 2018! 

Stephanie and Anthony

Stephanie and Anthony were married at St. Stephen's Church in in Concord, MA and held their ceremony at the Hilton Hotel in Dedham MA.  This venue was another first for me and I was pleasantly surprised by their facilities.  I will have to state, that I have decided the traffic around that section of 1-95 is the devil and I wouldn't wish experiencing it on any friends of mine.  My enemies can go live in it for all I care! 

Stephanie and Anthony's wedding was bilingual. Having their wedding ceremony held in Spanish was a key reason why their service was held at St. Stephen's.  The church was beautiful, easy to get to and was very accomodating to their needs. So for any bilingual couples out there seeking a spanish-speaking church for their weddings, definitely give them a call. 

I was only at the Hilton for a short while, but as you can see from the pictures below, I certainly caught a lot of the love and fun everyone had! 

Maryssa and Neil / Bristol Country Club, Bristol RI

On October 7th, 2017, I photographed Maryssa and Neil's beautiful nautical-inspired wedding at the Bristol Country Club. They were married on one of those perfect fall days that had brilliantly colored skies all day long. Their ceremony was held at the country club just around the corner from Colt State Park in Bristol, which meant we had lots of awesome places to take photographs. It was a fun day!