"Mysteries lie all around us, even in the most familiar things, waiting to be perceived" -Bullock

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Hi! My name is Erica and I am a photographer from Boston who loves taking pictures of weddings, kids, families, you name it. This blog is a great place to keep up on what I have been up to, from my latest shoots, to my random adventures. I want to thank all the people that support my dreams and help them come true. Thank you to all of the couples who have included me in their special day. I have been so lucky to have the coolest clients on the planet, and couldn't ask for anything more. Thank you so much for visiting!


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    Friday, August 29, 2008

    a day in the life: The Frawleys

    Jilly pet the "Make Way for Ducklings" in the Boston Common, Matthew was able to ride the swan boats, and Vicki and Bill made it all happen. This family is so adorable and so fun to hang out with.

    Thank you so much for letting me be a part of you day!

    I swear Mathew had this smile on all day!

    Vicki was chasing Jilly, who was chasing the ducks :)

    See what I mean? Adorable.

    My favorites of the day:

    **a special thank you to Katherine Cruise for the referral.

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    Wednesday, August 27, 2008

    Free To Succeed!

    I have never been that screaming 12 year-old at a concert for the Backstreet Boys who jumps up and down and not able to contain my excitement. I usually just find them humorous and laugh, but man were my friends laughing at me last night as I had the opportunity to meet my three photography idols at one time, in one room, all at once. David Jay, Jasmine Star and Becker came to Boston last night for the Free to Succeed Tour and the night couldn't have gone better.

    I met up with a bunch of extremely fun and talented photographers beforehand and for once, I could talk shop for an entire night with people who understood me and shared my insane passion for this industry. For once, my boyfriend didn't have to listen to me go on and on and on about whether to shoot raw or jpeg, or discuss the age old battle of canon vs. nikon. I was feeling really great. And then.....we went upstairs to get into the tour. I walked in and Lisa couldn't stop laughing as my face went from my pale self to SUPER LOBSTER RED. I met Jasmine Star and was just as cool a person as I built her up to be. My night continued as David Jay spoke about saving time in my workflow, and Jasmine taught me the value of branding my business, and finally Becker stood up in front of the 100 or so people in attendance to show us a sneak peek of the very cool [B] School. I implore any photographer reading this that still has the chance to hear them speak, it is absolutely worth every penny. I learned so much and the information is going to stick with me for a long time.

    I want to give a shout out to everyone I met last night. It was so great meeting all of you and I really hope to stay in touch.

    Saturday, August 23, 2008

    Sneak Peek: Jess & Stacy

    I told Jess to act like America's Next top model and be "fierce"....I think she completely rocked it with this pose!! More to come.....

    Friday, August 22, 2008

    Ever After: Savannah & Jay

    "You are totally at ISO 6400, aren't you" Savannah asked while we were taking pictures of her and Jay in there hotel room at the Hyatt in Cambridge at the end of the night. Savannah is also a photographer which made me laugh as she is an old pro and knew what I was up to the whole wedding. It also ensured that the pictures were of extreme importance, made obvious when we traveled from Somerville to the North End in the middle of the reception to get a few formal shots. It was totally worth it!!

    Here are my favorites from the night:

    I called this shot an "uncle bob". Let me explain.... So usually photographers are not allowed to use flash during the ceremony, but some very lucky times a guest will be taking a picture using their flash (the guest is my "uncle bob") at the same time I'm shooting from another angle, and their flash creates a backlighting situation. This shot is a great example:
    The beautiful North End :)
    The old ball and chain on top of their cake!

    This last shot was taken at about 1:30 a.m. when we finally called it a night. And what a good night it was :)

    Wednesday, August 20, 2008

    Need a little help!

    Okay, so I am in the process of setting up my studio, and I bought most of the furniture, and have all the lighting set up, but now my biggest problem, picking my favorite pictures to display!! I figure I will turn to you guys for advice. Please shoot me an email or a comment if you have one in mind. Thank you SO much in advance!

    Monday, August 18, 2008

    Sneak Peek: Savannah and Jay

    Be prepared for a long post for these two...

    *** for photographers: This was shot at f2.8, 1/5. While I dragged the shutter, I spun my camera.***

    Friday, August 8, 2008

    The future Mr. and Mrs. Kucharskis

    I am a huge advocate of word of mouth. Maybe one day I will advertise, but for now, I base my entire business around friends, and friends of friends, and friends of friends of friends. I find that because of this, I end up with amazing clients that I get along with so well and we have so much in common. Jade and Tom are no different. My rockstar clients Mike and Michelle referred me, and when Jade, Tom and I got together, time just flew talking about their travel plans, their jobs, our mutual friends...oh yea, and their awesome wedding plans.

    I am so excited to be a part of their big day, but for now, here is the happy couple at Mike and Michelle's wedding:

    Sunday, August 3, 2008

    Karina and Glenn

    We mixed it up a bit. Instead of an engagement session, Karina and Glenn went with an after the wedding, let your hair down and finally enjoy being married and together........session. It was so comfortable being around these two again. I felt like we were the oldest of friends getting together for coffee to recount the entire wedding.

    K&G: Enjoy the pictures and each other.
    We went to the spot where Glenn proposed to Karina and it was such a sweet story. They were walking down the street and randomly Glenn asked her to dance. No music, in the middle of the city. Dancing. Glenn got down on his knee and asked the question that would change both of their lives. Little did they know that behind them was a restaurant full of people watching with anticipation as Karina agreed.

    This is one of my favorites. It's almost like one of those optical illusions that if you stare at the center of the shot, it looks like they are getting closer and closer to each other. This could however just be me as I have been staring at this computer a little too long today. You be the judge and let me know :)

    Thanx for visiting the blog!

    Saturday, August 2, 2008

    Amy & Peter

    One of the best couples I have ever met in my entire life. I realize this is a very serious statement, but I really mean it. Amy and Peter are fun, sweet, laid back and totally in love. Not only did they agree with my crazy idea to go to Hampton beach, but they also fearlessly went into the water, and drove home in wet clothes! Here is the GUESTBOOK ALBUM I made for them. The blank areas are for their guests to write in little notes to them.

    Amy and Pete: Thank you SO much for such a fun day. Your wedding is going to be such a blast and I am so excited. Talk soon. -Erica

    This series makes me smile

    My favorite of the day