Klintgården Bed and Breakfast Photos–Stevns Klint

 

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One of our couples, Nina and Graham, got married in a special place in Denmark called Stevns Klint. Nina’s parents run a B&B in a spectacular farmhouse on an even more spectacular cliff. The cliff is a UNESCO World Heritage Site candidate. What a place to have a wedding.

My family and I were invited to stay for a weekend prior to the wedding by Nina’s parents, Maggie and Erik. They are such warm and friendly people. We felt so at home, and comfortable there.

We spent a relaxing weekend exploring the Klint (cliff), which is made of chalk from the Cretaceous period. there is a hiking trail all along it that is punctuated by interesting things–a lighthouse, little benches looking out to the Baltic sea, and part of a church on the very edge (part of the church fell into the ocean in 1928). We also visited the little harbor, Rodvig, nearby. We checked out the shipyard where they built fishing boats, admired the sailboats, and watched 1000s of fish being vacuumed out of a fishing boat. Pretty cool. Then, at our 6 year old daughter’s request (begging, actually) we reluctantly all dunked our feet into fishtanks full of little fish that proceeded to swarm our feet and nibble away in a most alarming manner. I wanted to chew on my wrist. Instead I did my best to keep my mouth closed and my feet in the tank (!).

Near the old church on the Klint, there is a small house next to a lake. The house is now a shop stuffed full of items knitted by the fisherman’s wives of the area. Beautiful work.

We spent time in Maggie and Erik’s spectacular garden too. It had flowers of every kind, gooseberries, and a huge potato patch. And you could get lost in a maze of hedges taking you here and there.

I am trying to convince Maggie and Erik that they should do weddings regularly, but I think after the spectacular wedding they just hosted, they might not quite be ready for that. In the meantime, I would highly recommend it for a weekend trip!

 

Farewell Family Photos

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This was a fun shoot with Mom, Dad, three children, and two adorable dogs. Fairmeadow School in Palo Alto was the backdrop. Because they have just moved to the Northwest, this was a way to carry some memories from their old school along with them to their new home. Happy nesting!

Nina and Graham Engaged–Copenhagen

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Nina and Graham are a classy and fun Danish-English couple that I met by total coincidence. I am so glad I did. Nina and Graham have a beautiful relationship and they also have a beautiful daughter, Agnes, who patiently joined us for the engagement shoot. Engagement shoots are a great chance for me to get the know the future bride and groom and for them to get to know how I work. We had a wonderful morning walking, talking, and exploring Frederiksberg, where Nina and Graham live – taking photos along the way. We walked the area near the Royal Danish Academy of Music and through the gardens of the Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University – perfect for a mellow morning stroll.

Playing at home in Palo Alto

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This was a fun shoot. Normally I spend half of the session in an outdoor place that is meaningful to the family, and the other half in their home. This gives the kids a chance to relax a bit and play with their toys. This time, we did the whole thing in their home, moving from room to room, and playing with toys, reading books, and jumping on the trampoline. Fun!

Where on earth is Kristin Little?

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I have been flying a bit under the radar recently. The news is that I have moved from Palo Alto to Copenhagen (!). Only temporarily, however. Life here is great–the sea, the woods, the bikes, the city, the people, the architecture, the design, the light–all amazing. The “golden hour” stretches out for many hours, and there is still light in the sky at 11pm. Sankthans midsummer celebration happened not too long ago. People here celebrate with big bonfires at night, usually burning a witch in effigy on top (not too politically correct I suppose).

A family friend has an fascinating business making green (growing!) roofs all over Scandinavia. He took me along on a tour he was giving for a green roof conference, and I got to see some amazing buildings, and even walk on some of the greenery (see image of the building with the curved roof, Kastrups Spidslastcentral,–I walked up and over that!!).

While here, I’m  shooting some weddings, creating a new website, and working hard on my Danish. You can still reach me by using my US phone number and address. See you in August!

 

Sidsel and Anders Copenhagen Engagement Portraits

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I just had the pleasure of spending some time photographing Sidsel and Anders for their engagement session. What a treat to have Copenhagen as our location. They live in the middle of Copenhagen. There are bikes and people everywhere. So much potential for the portraits! We went to the H.C. Ørsted’s park near their house. It is a beautiful park, with a lake in the middle. We then went to the Stråde, a pedestrian street nearby. We walked and talked as I got photos along the way. They are such a nice and easygoing couple : ) I am looking forward to their wedding!

 

The Rosenbergs at the Library

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The Rosenbergs live right near the Cambridge Main Library. Lucky them. It seemed appropriate to go there after spending some time taking photos at their home. We played with a ball, played train, goofed off, ate watermelon, and generally had a good time : ). See if you can spot the ball!

Little Kids Rock at Facebook Headquarters

 

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Little Kids Rock is an amazing organization that brings free instruments and musical instruction to underserved schools in the US. It has benefitted more than 200,000 underprivileged children in 10 years. My friend, Karen, is on the Board of LKR and invited me in to shoot some photos for their 10th anniversary celebration. The party was at the Facebook headquarters, and the Facebook chefs donated their time, expertise, and delicious, inventive, and locally sourced food for the event. Yum! (The head FB chef is giving the “like” sign to the founder of the organization, David Wish, in the last photo : )).

Many famous musicians support Little Kids Rock—-Bruce Springsteen, BB King, Johnny Lee Hooker, Bonnie Raitt, Paul Simon, Slash, Elvis Costello, Ziggy Marley, and many others. Their official spokesperson is Sammy Hagar, and also in attendance were Matt Sorum of Guns ‘n Roses, and Taboo of the Black Eyed Peas, among others. These guys were really nice! The stars of the night, however, were the student music groups that came to perform. To see them up onstage, so excited and composed at the same time, singing along with such famous musicians, was priceless. It was very exciting to be there!

Check out the Little Kids Rock site to learn more.

Laura and Bill Waterfire Wedding in Providence, RI

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Laura and Bill were married in Providence, RI. What a fun day it was! I could see it coming when I met them beforehand, and for their engagement shoot. SO nice. They were married at a really lovely church–the The First Unitarian Church of Providence–and  the wedding reception was held at the Wannamoiset Country Club. The event ended with everyone going downtown to see Providence’s brilliant Waterfire spectacle. The city has created a beautiful event that happens several Saturdays in the summer, wherein fires are lit on the river. People come out to watch the fires, listen to the music, and sometimes take gondola rides. Boats full of masked people stoke the fires through the evening. It is mesmerizing. Thanks, Laura and Bill, for letting me be a part of your amazing day!

Zoe’s Bat Mitzvah

 

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Zoe is a remarkable young woman. I was very impressed by her composure and caring. She took on quite a large and meaningful project as part of her Bat Mitzvah, and carried it all the way through, ending with a talk that gave me goosebumps as I listened and shot photos. I am really happy to have gotten to know this really wonderful family, and grateful to be given the chance to play a part in her Bat Mitzvah.

They threw a fantastic party afterwards, at the Center for the Arts at the Armory in Somerville. SO much fun!

Stephanie and Ryan

 

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Stephanie and Ryan and their family and friends put together a fabulous wedding. The two are designers, and they went all out on every detail. Ryan, an illustrator, illustrated the story of their relationship and they had these out on the tables for everyone (see photos). They recycled an old desk, and some other wood, and made signs that were up all over the place–one for The Ever Expanding Elastic Waste Band, one for the Pig Kahuna, one for lemonade, etc. Butterflies were released after their ceremony and Stephanie and Ryan each carried one out in their hand. Sweet.

Stephanie and Ryan are so easygoing and positive. Their wedding day was quite wet, yet they took it in great stride.  Stephanie was even prepared with some killer rainboots to go with her wedding dress : ) Everyone really enjoyed themselves. There was plenty of room under several tents, and inside of Ryan’s parents’ beautiful home. There was also a small chapel in the corner of the yard that had been turned into a cozy candlelit hideout for guests that wanted to chill out a bit.

Congratulations you two!!

Laura and Bill – Getting Married in Providence, RI

 

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Laura and Bill and I headed out and braved the heat and bugs. They are troopers. I am looking forward to shooting their wedding in Providence, Rhode Island. They have timed it such that the afterparty can be at Waterfire–a beautiful display of fires, floating through downtown on a canal. It should be lots of fun! Here are a few photos from their engagement shoot.

Faye and her puppets

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Faye is an amazing artist. She is a puppeteer like nothing I had ever imagined when I heard the word puppeteer. She conceptualizes, writes, builds, and performs theatrical shows which include puppets ranging from four inches tall to 12 feet tall (see photo of giant feet)! Absolutely amazing.

Ann and Patrick – Somerville Engagement Photos

 

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Ann and Patrick are so full of life and energy. I am excited to be shooting their wedding! Ann teaches at Agassiz Preschool, and Patrick came up with the good idea of doing their engagement photos there. Love it! Ann makes the most exciting artwork with the kids. You wouldn’t believe the fun they have and the beautiful pieces they produce! Actually, there will be an Art Show at Agassiz in a week. Ann is orchestrating the production of the children’s art, along with some parent artists. If you are in the area, come by for the reception. There will be pieces by not only the kids, but also by amazing local artists. And there will be a really cool puppet show (I’m not kidding here. We’re not talking traditional puppet show. This is Art ; ) ).

Ann is Scottish, and Patrick is Irish, and their wedding will be an amazing blend of the two that I am really looking forward to!

The G-R Family Photos at the Beach

 

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This family is so much fun. They wanted family photos on the beach, so off we went on a beautiful day. Scheduling around their multiple soccer games was tricky! They are ACTIVE. I love it!

I’m looking forward to shooting the oldest daughter’s Bat Mitzvah very soon. It’s going to be great!