Thursday, September 30, 2010

One very special picture...

...to finish the evening. The "getting ready" pictures are completed and are in the gallery. Now it's on to the wedding pics.

Getting Ready


The morning of Stephanie's wedding was a wonderful combination of fun and emotion. Laughter, tears, excitement....a father remembering his little girl, a mother's memories of a newborn cuddling in her arms, a friend's congratulations, the popping of a special bottle of champagne purchased decades ago with this morning in mind, and a young woman looking with joy to the life ahead of her with her HUSBAND....(how she thrills at those two words "my husband").

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

A blast from the past.....Part II

I hear ya Diane...! As usual we both look at things a little differently which is why we make such a great team! I'm glad we went back to this place (near Dark Pond, off NH 101) for this image. Definitely will be one of my favorites from the trip. I stepped about 15' to the left and captured this with a Lens Baby Composer with the double plastic optic and an f8 ring in. I added some special effects in photoshop during processing. I love how the effects exaggerated the rust and bubbled up paint on the bicycle. By stepping back a few feet and shooting through the weeds it appears like the bicycle was hiding back in there in an overgrown jungle of neglect. But, this scene was barely 15' off the road, talk about a drive-by shooting!
-mac

A blast from the past from New Hampshire

One of the "categories" of pictures we were taking in New England was old barns - peeling paint, beautiful faded colors, aging wood, that wonderful vintage feel that California just doesn't do very well or often...

While we were also hoping for some barn owls that didn't appear, we did find a great old bike leaning on a beautiful barn. Red, blue, orange and green - what's not to love?

Monday, September 27, 2010

The Many Faces of Kiley

We're back from New Hampshire - woohoo Stephanie and Josh! Your pictures are being worked on as I write this, but first we completed the soft proofs for newborn Kiley, which are now in the client gallery at mplusmphoto.com. I also put together a collage I'm calling "The Many Faces of Kiley." It is amazing how expressive a 10-day-old baby can be! She's gonna hate that middle one on the bottom when she gets older, isn't she?

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Stephanie & Josh

Sometimes we are given the opportunity to share the most special of moments - thank you so much to Stephanie and Josh and their families for sharing September 18th, 2010...much more to come!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Kiley

This little sweetheart is 11 days old today. She is "little" at 5.4 pounds and 16" - but from the way she was snacking, she will catch up soon! I wanted to put up this picture quickly as a thank you to mom Kristina, dad Ryan, grammy Sandy, and grampy John for sharing this cutie with us. She is truly a "bundle of joy" as she was joyously anticipated and is now joyously welcomed!

There will be more pictures over the next couple of weeks, but here's one to enjoy in the meantime.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Bud and Carol Celebrate their 30th




While every portrait session or wedding or event is very special in its own way, once in a while as photographers you get to be part of something that really makes you stop and think - Bud and Carol's 30th Anniversary Vow Renewal was one of those times...thank you for letting m+m be a part of this moment!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

A little change of pace...

Remember that cool wall I talked about a few weeks (well, okay, months...) ago? Well, it sadly got a little bit of graffiti, but it is now part of a parking lot, so it won't be covered up again. It is perfect for that antiqued/grungy look...and Happy Birthday to Nick, who thought the wall fit his look perfectly.