Mining Boom in Arizona

At the turn of the century, the mining boom in Arizona brought about numerous towns that prospered for several years. Tombstone, AZ grew from a population of 100 to 14,000 in less than seven years during which the town produced between $40 to $85 million in mined silver. The majority of these boom towns lasted until the precious minerals were all mined or catastrophic events turned the once prosperous towns into ghost towns. Many of the remains of these ghost towns still exist all over Arizona today. I visited two such sites: Pearce, AZ and Tombstone, AZ.Blog1 Blog2 Blog3 Blog4 Blog5

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I Have a Nephew!

On an earlier post to my blog, I added photos of my sister I did for a maternity photo shoot. Well the time has arrived and I am the lucky Aunt to Logan Wyatt Judd. As a photographer, it was only a matter of time before I had to photograph the precious boy.Baby Photo in Tucson, AZ

Savannah Shoot

After leaving Baltimore, my cousin Jessica and I headed for Savannah, GA. It was wonderful to get out of the cold weather and explore the beautiful city. Savannah was amazing and with all the parks, fountains, and plazas, our walk around the city kept turning into a photo shoot. Thank goodness my cousin is such a good sport when it comes to my photography,

Savannah sights and model Parks and buildings in Savannah My cousin modeling for me in Savannah Savannah attractions and my beautiful cousin

Cousins in a Field

As I have been staying in Yuma, AZ for the holidays, I decided to take my cousins Cassie and Jessica and do an impromptu photo shoot. We live way out in the country surrounded by lettuce fields so I had them trekking through the mud and lettuce, but I got some amazing photographs. My beautiful cousins were great models and the whole shoot was a lot of fun. These photos are lightly edited, but I love the natural, bright look.

Dress in a field Hat and dress in lettuce field Walking the lettuce rows Photo shoot in lettuce field Sunlight behind Cassie Sisters Jessica as model Jessica walks Canal Walking Sun dress and hat in field

Christmas Cookies and Boston Pops

Last week, my fellow photographer friends and I  got together with our graphic designer friends to decorate some Christmas cookies. Decorating the cookies was a lot of fun, even though Jay only made inappropriate ones. Somehow, one cookie ended up having a whole orange on top. It was very relaxing and a great time spent with the friends I have made here. Later that day, we all went to Liz’s home for dinner before heading out to see the Boston Pops Christmas show at Symphony Hall. The venue was beautiful and the show was amazing. The orchestra played Christmas classics with a few new twists.

Decorating Christmas Cookies Relax at Christmas Cookies and Decorators Christmas Dinner Christmas dinner Dinner and Drinks with Friends

A Photographer for Photographers

Last weekend was a busy shooting weekend. After photographing Tristan at the Frog Pond and Jane in the snow, I was asked by two fellow classmates and friends to photograph an engagement shoot they were doing. They needed stills and video for a promotional video they are making for their upcoming studio and business. We all headed to a park in Concord, MA and the photographers got to work.

Photographers in ConcordJay Lublang and Tiffany Williams ShootingStudio 32 Photographers

Home for the Holidays

I recently went home to Yuma, AZ for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The weather was amazing and the company even better. It was great to see and photograph the faces I have been missing in my months away at school.

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Sweethearts Chad + Christina

I recently shot a couple’s engagement photos in Somerville, MA. The couple was great to work with and had a fun-loving style. I photographed them around the city of Somerville and in a local park. They will be married in Vermont early next year.

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Sweethearts: Nate + Jen

As part of our weddings module at school, we had to practice “engagement” shoots. A very nice couple was brought in for us to photograph. As a class, we walked around Waltham, MA and shot the couple in several different environments. We were able to practice not only posing and directing clients, but the technical side as well. I love the shots that I got, but I think that is mostly because the couple was so cute together.          

Architecture Interiors

A few weeks ago in photography class, we learned to shoot architecture interiors. As a class, we were sent to the Gore Place in Waltham, MA. The different shots we had to deliver were wide-angles, portraits and details. We could use strait exposures or HDRs. My best shots turned out to be a combination of the two. Below are some of my interiors.

Window at main staircase

Window view at main staircase in Gore Place

Main staircase at Gore Place in Waltham, MADetails of Mrs. Gore's Sitting Room