Author Archives: Kristin Little
Cindy and Andrew love adventures. They planned an amazing one for their wedding. Friends and family came from all over to join them in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Several days of play preceded the wedding itself. Wedding guests of all ages were taking part in hikes up volcanoes, zipline trips through the treetops, and rafting adventures complete with crocodiles and monkeys. This was a FUN bunch. The weather, that had been somewhat rainy, was a worry. By the time their wedding day rolled around, however, the sky parted, the sun came out, and it was fabulously beautiful all day long. The temperature, combined with a feisty group of wedding guests meant that the whole party, fully clothed, ended up in the pool. The staff at the amazing Villa del Sueno Resort kindly brought a big stack of towels, and when the bar closed, they brought a big ice chest with plastic cups for the pool. Thanks, Cindy and Andrew, for having us shoot your wedding. We had an great time getting to know your amazing posse while doing what we love most.
Recently I embarked on a project for Teach for America to help illustrate some of the concepts that they embody. I’ll be travelling to a number of places that their teachers work to document the regions, schools, classrooms, teachers, and students. Fun stuff!
These shots are from the Edwards Middle School in Charlestown, MA, and Blackstone Valley Prep in Rhode Island.
Nancy and Marcos got married in a large Catholic church in East Boston, their home. It was great to see such a tight community. Half of the people that happened to be walking down the sidewalk knew them! We had the chance to get some shots on the water, with a view of the Boston skyline. Freeeeeezing cold, but beautiful.
Here is one to start, of Marcos with his two brothers:
I have a great posse of photographer friends, and this year we decided to show at Somerville Open Studios. We had spaces in The Armory (see photos below), a quite active center for the arts in Somerville. I enjoyed talking photography with people all weekend, and I met some very interesting artists and photographers. We’ll definitely do it again!
This was an amazing experience. The United Way put on a baby shower in Roxbury for 50+ families, complete with shower games, presents, dinner, classes, and…family/maternity portraits. It was a great event, complete with excited, expectant moms, dads, and siblings. I feel very lucky to have been a part of it. Thanks to my photographer friend, Danita Jo, for inviting me to be there.
Kenzie Dawn is a budding country music star. I did a shoot for her in January. I just heard that she was accepted into Belmont University in Nashville and I am very excited for her. Check out her music here. Here are a few photos from that chilly afternoon (she was such a trooper!)–
This fall I went to an absolutely amazing workshop for wedding photographers, put on by Ben Chrisman Photography. We all stayed in a big house on the beach in the Outer Banks, and had a very intense four days. Learning was happening around the clock. Ben and Erin Chrisman are award winning wedding photographers, and they offered up tips on every aspect of wedding photography, along with great input from David Murray, Kirsten Lewis, and Vlad Chaloupka. The experience was completely game changing. I came away with new knowledge and insights that altered the course of my business much for the better. Pretty amazing.
I met some really great wedding photographers attending the workshop, including Cathy + David (Bock), Henry Chen, Jan Garcia, Debra Gulbas, Kathryn Kreuger, Melissa McClure, Tom Sanderson, Daniel Stark, Maggie Stolzberg, and Ethan Yang.
It is truly heartwarming to me to see how photographers support other photographers. Truly.
Jenny and Tim braved several feet of snow in Cambridge to get some fun engagement photos. We were all pretty cold by the time it was over, but warmed up quickly with some hot chocolate afterwards. They have many things to be happy about these days in addition to getting married–Jenny is just finishing her Ph.D. in Economics at MIT and has been hired by the Stockholm School of Economics. Before the big move, they will spend a year in Florence, Italy. Not bad. Both places put them closer to home–Germany.
I am really excited to be having a show of my wedding work at this amazing clothing store. I’m not a big shopper, but I don’t miss the chance to go to riki when I am in California. The textures and designs are unique in a modern and untrendy way that I like. The owner/designer, Ursula, designed most of the items herself in the past, and now has added other lines. The reception for the show is coupled with a trunk show with a designer from the Bay Area- Verrieres&Sako – specializing in couture and wedding dresses. Here are some of the images going up:
Sonya is a French bookbinder, complete with two-ton, verrrry old press. Gorgeous. She uses incredible materials (ostrich skin anyone?) to hand craft book bindings. She has two styles–modern/funky, and traditional. She has been trained by some of the biggest names in book binding. Check out her work here.
Hello! I am really excited to start this blog. I have been blogging for years about the twins for the grandparents, but this is my first jump into blogging for my photo business. I asked Cathy of Cathy + David Photography if and how I should share my non-wedding photography shoots, since I wanted to dedicate my portfolio site to wedding photography. She recommended that I start a blog, so here I am. (Their blog, by the way, has umpteen zillion viewers per day and is really fun to read : ) )