We love to travel. We just love some cities a little more than others. Boston and Bath are two of those towns. Rose lived in Boston for 7 years going to high school and college there before moving to the west coast. Every summer we go back to New England for a family trip. Tim was born in Bath (Maine) and most of his family lives in and near Bath. This year we are embarking on two exciting trips both culminating in a week in Maine.
Tim will be traveling on a road trip with his brother and Rose’s dad. Rose will be going to straight to Boston to spend time with her high school friends and a college friend.
Boston is an amazing city. It is a big city in a very small geographical area. The history that is all around you is incredible. Our country pretty much started in and around Boston. For Rose, growing up there was an amazing experience of culture and history. Spending time there is always wonderful and with so many friends still living in the area, makes it feel like home. Bath is one of those picturesque New England cities where ships are built at the Naval Yard and Fourth of July is the highlight of the summer season. Tim's family has lived in Maine since 1622.
Of course, Rose booked some photo sessions for some her friends. The sessions will take place in the Boston Public Garden. It is one of the oldest and most beautiful public parks in the country. Photography was a hobby when Rose lived in Boston. The opportunity to photograph friends in such a beautiful location was something she could not say no to. Rose will be doing family photos and two engagement/couple sessions. Stay tuned for those photos!
After Boston we head to Maine! Lobster rolls and salt water are part of the plans. We will also be celebrating the life of Tim’s father David, who passed away last August. His final wish was to be reunited with his bellowed Maine. We are looking forward to spending time with family to reminisce and reunite.
We love so many great cities but Boston and Bath, ME are ones that give us a sense of home. We may move away and live our lives somewhere else, but a piece of our heart will always be home. What city has a piece of your heart?
As wedding photographers, we are interested in how people connect with their wedding vendors, especially their photographers. Is it word of mouth? Is it a recommendation from a friend? A Google search? Is it from bridal shows and expos? We decided to check out a bridal show a couple of weekends ago and we thought we would share some observations.
We were surprised the booths some of the photographers had set up. Some had couches. Others had trellis like structures with café lights. There were lots of silk flowers and gold accents. It was apparent that people had spent time and quite a bit of money on their displays. Some had many photos on display, others just had a handful. There was a real variety.
Another item of note was the materials that were being handed out to attendees. Most of the vendors had postcard or larger sized mini brochures. Usually a glossy postcard that featured more photos of brides. Some had pricing, some did not. Again, depended on the photographer.
There was something that was missing from all the displays (with the exception of one boudoir photographer) and that was any feature photos of curvy or plus size brides. There was one on the postcard of a photographer but that was it. No visible photos of a bride that looked like most of the women attending. Moreover, it really got me thinking about how brides must feel when looking for a photographer when all they see are brides that do not look like them.
I had it good when I was getting married. Our photographer was not only a close family friend and a plus size woman. She totally got my concerns about the visuals for the wedding. I know that every woman has something they do not like about themselves. We all have it. For some of us the pressure to be the vision of perfection is complicated by already being outside the normal size range for bridal (wedding dresses is another blog post for sure).
As plus size people, we get the worries. We want everyone to feel his or her best when we photograph them not matter their size, who they love or anything else. We have decided to make it a priority to become the size inclusive photographers of choice in our area. That means all sizes and shapes, without question or concern. We want everyone to feel empowered by what we create. We are committed to providing the very best so that when you look at the photos in the years to come, you too feel the very best.
Rose and Tim share their thoughts on photography, travel, and working together.