Category Archives: Event Photography

2013 Boston Red Sox Rolling Rally – Inside Fenway Park

After a decade of being on the wait list for season tickets, Jeff wavered back and forth about spending the money when the opportunity finally presented itself this year. He took a gamble, and we found ourselves sitting in section 3 of the empty grandstands during some very cold April and May games. Fenway Park’s sold out game record streak ended – the stands were half full, and it wasn’t because of the weather.

We didn’t recognize most of the names on the roster, but they played a good game. Little by little personalities emerged, they helped lift our city up during some dark times, and they kept winning. But it seemed like no one really paid attention until August. Was it because of how the team ended the previous season? Or was is because of what Boston experienced in April? Or a mixture of both? Late in the summer, the stands became full again; fans cheering our team on.

Boston has celebrated eight sports championships since 2002. The 2002 Patriots Super Bowl Parade was the only one I ever attended – I started working in TV news that week and I assisted directed TV coverage for the rest of them. I worked the night when the Red Sox won in 2004, and I was out of town when they won in 2007. It felt incredibly special to be in town and off the clock this year for everything.

On Thursday, Jeff received an email invitation for season ticket holders to gather at Fenway Park for the rolling rally kick off celebration. Little did we know how much fun it would end up being! The rest of this post features photos both of us took.

 

Boston Red Sox World Series Banner

Boston Red Sox World Series Celebration

Boston Red Sox World Series Celebration

Wally the Green Monster welcomes the fans.

Boston Red Sox World Series Celebration

The Red Sox Rally was a rally for these folks too, right? RIGHT?

Boston Red Sox World Series Celebration

Dustin Pedroia

Dustin Pedoria

David Ross

David Ross carrying the hardware.

Boston Red Sox World Series Celerbration

#BostonStrong

David Ortiz MVP

MVP David Ortiz…and his WWF belt.

Boston Red Sox World Series Celebration

Boston Red Sox World Series Celebration

Boston Red Sox World Series Celebration

Boston Red Sox World Series Celebration

Jacoby Elisbury

Boston Red Sox World Series Celebration

Boston Red Sox World Series Celebration

Boston Duck Tours

I love how the duck boats were decked out with beards!

Boston Red Sox World Series Celebration

Boston Red Sox World Series Celebration

David Ortiz MVP

David Ortiz MVP

Fenway Park

Fans take over Fenway Park

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I just wanted to sit down on the edge of the outfield, and take it all in…

Fenway Park

Food Blog Forum – Brunch at Whole Foods in Orlando

Food Blog Forum

¬†The brunch at Whole Foods in Orlando gets a separate post because I was able to photograph food in decent light. (And the other posts were getting lengthy… ūüėČ )

Mason jar parfaits, BBQ pork on habanero corn bread, quinoa breakfast salad, strawberry caprese… After all the excitement of the weekend, a leisurely Sunday brunch was a great way to unwind and spend more time with new friends. I’m not going to “talk” too much in this post… I’ll let the photos speak for themselves.

Food Blog Forum

Food Blog Forum

Food Blog Forum

 Food Blog Forum

Food Blog Forum

Food Blog Forum

Food Blog Forum

Food Blog Forum

Food Blog Forum

Whole Foods Orlando

Todd Porter and Diane Cu

Loved seeing Diane and Todd again!

I met some really cool, wonderful, talented people during the conference. Some of them are writers, others are chefs, and most simply enjoy sharing their love of cooking and food. I hope you take a few minutes to check out their blogs!

In no particular order:

Julius of Droolius

Erin of Eat Bake Drink Cook

Vijay of NoshOnIt.com

Annelies of The Food Poet

Kiran of KiranTarun.com

Kasey of Kasey’s Kitchen

Charles of Local Forkful

Lindsey of Love and Olive Oil

Heather of Heather Likes Food

Katie of Katie’s Cucina

Ashley of Couture Palate

Tricia of Once a Month Mom

Stephanie of Macaroni and Cheesecake

Jessica of Cooking Bright

Harpoon Beer Hall Preview

Believe the hype – the Harpoon Beer Hall is as awesome as you’re anticipating it to be. Jeff and I attended a Friends of Harpoon preview of the hall on Wednesday night and cannot wait to go back!

The hall is part of a larger renovation at the brewery. Set in a prime spot along the waterfront, the hall offers a beautiful view of the city. Long tables line the room, and there are no televisions to distract people from the company surrounding them.¬†The tables, benches, and bar are¬†gorgeous – they’re made from Vermont butternut, and recycled wood.¬†And interesting phenomenon occurred – strangers talked to each other! Friends were made! Shock! Awe! (For those of you not from Boston, this is not common occurrence.)¬†Jeff and I chatted with a really nice couple sitting next to us, some guys sitting on our other side gave us one of their pretzels, and a random other person gave Jeff an extra beer token.

Harpoon Beer Hall

Being a television director, I had to try the 100 Barrel Series Directors’ Cut.

 

I love Harpoon beers, so it’s fun to try new batches and see what they’re experimenting with.

Harpoon Beer Hall

Plenty to choose from or sample…

 

Harpoon Beer Hall

Harpoon Beer Hall

According to Harpoon’s¬†Twitter account, they’re waiting for final permit approvals and should be open very soon. (Update: According to Eater.com, it’s opening tonight at 5pm!)¬†Cheers!

Harpoon Brewery and Beer Hall is located at 306 Northern Ave., Boston. Take the T – there’s a silver line stop right across the street!

Generation Fitness Conquers the Spartan Race at Fenway Park

My clients rock. Seriously. They are awesome, hard working people, and I love working with them. I connected with Mike from Generation Fitness a few years ago during a family portrait session. Then he contacted me last spring to photograph his group navigating a ropes course at Project Adventure. (It was awesome.) Then I heard from him a few weeks ago, asking if I’d be interested in photographing his group checking out the Spartan Race at Fenway Park.

Best. Photo shoot. EVER.

Spartan Race Fenway Park

Who wouldn’t want to spend a beautiful fall day, wandering around Fenway Park during the off-season with a super fun group? Okay, wandering is NOT the right term… We ran. We ran EVERYWHERE.

Spartan Race Fenway Park

Over tables, up and down stairs and ramps, through the rows of seats… Over walls…

Spartan Race Fenway Park

Spartan Race Fenway Park

Rowing machines…

Spartan Race Fenway Park

And we got to take in the view from time to time. Fenway Park is a historical site, after all…

Spartan Race Fenway Park

The Spartan Race is no joke. These faces say it all:

Generation Fitness Boston Public Schools

Fenway Park

After running from the street up to the top level of Fenway (maybe 6 stories?), running up and down each set of stairs in the grandstands and Green Monster, jumping over many walls, tossing around medicine balls, and showing the rowing machines who is boss, these guys moved onto the next station – pulling weighed buckets up to the rafters. The girls got 65 pounds, and the guys were given 120 pound buckets.

Generation Fitness

And then there was more climbing! This section of Fenway is usually filled with the smell of peanuts, hot dogs, and sausage. It was so cool to see the concourse turned into an obstacle course. (When else would regular folks get an opportunity to climb up to the rafters?!)

Spartan Race

Spartan Race

If these guys weren’t tired enough, I tagged along for one last challenge – they had to carry 60 pound sandbags all over the bleacher section:

Dunkin Donuts Bleachers Fenway Park

They went all the way up, halfway back down, across, up, and down again. They struggled, but did not stop.

Boston Public Schools

To all of the Boston Public School students involved with Generation Fitness – I had such a blast hanging out with you guys! Keep up the awesome work. It’s really amazing how you cheer each other on and support each other through every obstacle. Hope to see you all again soon!

Generation Fitness Spartan Race Fenway Park

Hundred-Year Retroactive Book Award and Other News…

I have to admit I love a good surprise… A friend of mine contacted me last minute to photograph the Associates of the Boston Public Library’s annual meeting and their Hundred-Year Retroactive Book Award competition. I had absolutely no idea I’d be photographing Jack Gantos, Ty Burr of The Boston Globe, Gregory Maguire, and Stona Fitch. How fun is that?! They each read from and discussed titles from 1912 best seller lists. I felt bad that my good friend Melissa – an aspiring children’s writer¬†– wasn’t there with me!

 

Associates of the Boston Public Library

From furthest to closest – Ty Burr, Jack Gantos, Gregory Maguire, Stona Fitch

 

Boston Public Library

From L to R – Gregory Maguire, Stona Fitch, Jack Gantos, Ty Burr

 

Gregory Maguire

Gregory Maguire, author of “Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister” and “Wicked”.

 

In other news, one of my clients recently launched their business website – check out Maxine Lorenzo Designs! The business features beautiful, sturdy, handcrafted leather tote bags. Congrats, Gayle!

Brooksby Farm Wedding – Matthew & Jackye

This year has been full of photography adventures, so when Kerri at 1026 Photography asked me to assist her at a few weddings this summer, I jumped at the opportunity. Matt and Jackye had a beautiful wedding day at Smith Barn at Brooksby Farm in Peabody, MA. I’m having the hardest time deciding which shots are my favorite – the scenery was beautiful, their guests were fun, and their son is adorable! So here are a bunch I love. Congrats, Matt and Jackye!

Brooksby Farm Weddings

Smith Barn Weddings Peabody MA

Brooksby Farm, Peabody MA

Brooksby Village weddings

Brooksby Farm Weddings

Smith Barn Weddings Peabody MA

4th of July Fireworks in Boston

4th of July Fireworks in Boston

How was your 4th of July? I hope you had a great holiday! I worked during the day, then headed to a friend’s cookout. Late in the afternoon, I realized that I frequently pass by a perfect location to photograph Boston’s incredible 4th of July fireworks display. I couldn’t miss an opportunity to photograph it, so I ran home, grabbed my camera, and arrived just in time for the show. This is my favorite shot – I have a few others I’ll post on the blog soon, but wanted to share this one with you.

Updated on 7/10/2012:

A few more photos to share!

Boston 4th of July Fireworks

Boston 4th of July Fireworks

Boston 4th of July Fireworks

Boston 4th of July Fireworks

Generation Fitness at Project Adventure

I recently had the pleasure of spending the morning with a group of Generation Fitness interns navigating a ropes course at Project Adventure in Beverly, MA. I had so much fun photographing these energetic folks! They participated in a bunch of health-related warm up games, navigated a course of tight ropes as two separate teams, and trusted their peers to hoist them 30-50 feet in the air! It was a day that had one central theme – teamwork. Here are a few of my favorite images from the day. Thanks for inviting me along!

 

Generation Fitness at Project Adventure

 

Putting together a map of the ropes course.

 

Celebrating accomplishments

Getting ready to fly...