Income vs. Impact | New England Filmmaker + Photographer

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Income vs. Impact | New England Filmmaker + Photographer

While they aren’t mutually exclusive, income vs. impact has been my perennial question in business. It comes up every year as I decide whether to raise my prices but feels most acute at tax season. There’s a painful reckoning when I account for business expenditures and calculate my hourly rate. It feels like my time […]

4 Tips for Surviving the Busy Season | New England Family Photographer + Videographer

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4 Tips for Surviving the Busy Season | New England Family Photographer + Videographer

If you’re a photographer who lives in a colder climate, it’s likely that your shooting season is compressed like mine. You drive hard from April to November, and your business slows down during the winter months. I love the seasonal nature of my work and actually prefer it to the alternative…the hard part is October. […]

Professional photograph of a branch with orange autumn leaves above a glassy lake with fall foliage reflecting in it. This picture is taken near Boston.

Ideal Clients Aren’t Real | Boston Family Films + Photos

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Ideal Clients Aren’t Real | Boston Family Films + Photos

The definition of the word “ideal” is a.) satisfying one’s conception of what is perfect, b.) existing only in the imagination. The opposite of the word ideal is “real.” Last I checked, I didn’t marry an ideal husband. Our two daughters aren’t ideal either. I don’t have a single ideal friend…but lots of really good […]

5 Mistakes I’ve Made As a Storyteller | Boston Photographer + Videographer for Families

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5 Mistakes I’ve Made As a Storyteller | Boston Photographer + Videographer for Families

We’re filmmakers because we’re storytellers and want to tell a fuller story with sound and movement. Every family has a UNIQUE story. We say that all the time, but do we film in a way that we mean it? Our clients’ stories matter to them. They HAVE to matter to us. With that in mind, […]

A professional family portrait of a young, smiling family at the beach in Ipswich, Massachusetts.

8 Tips for Filming at a Beach | Boston + New England Family Films and Photos

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8 Tips for Filming at a Beach | Boston + New England Family Films and Photos

Let’s chat about BEACH FILMS. As filmmakers, we love them for the visuals and hate them for the audio. Though wind and waves compete for clean voice capture, the beach is one of my favorite places to film. I would never encourage a full family film on a beach but it’s a beautiful setting for […]

A photo of a young mom snuggling with her newborn baby on a bed during their photography session in the Boston area.

Embracing the Softer Side of Photography | Boston Family and Newborn Portraits and Films

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Embracing the Softer Side of Photography | Boston Family and Newborn Portraits and Films

Does anyone relate to this?…MIRRORLESS CAMERAS ARE TOO SHARP! There’s something uncanny to me about photos that are sharper than the human eye. They lose a certain poetry for me in their hyperrealism. For ten years I’ve told myself that to be considered a professional photographer, my images need to be as sharp as technology […]

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