Kind words

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10/16/05
Commander's Mansion, Watertown MA

Emilie,

We wanted to thank you for being a part of our special day. You were incredible to have around- all your experience and your demeanor kept everyone calm, which isn't easy to do! As my sister Julie put it- "Make sure you tell Emilie I thought she was freakin' fabulous!" We'd have to agree. :)

The photography was one item on my planning list I allowed myself to splurge and so glad I did. The final product was beautiful! I know a college education can count for some- but your work exhibits that you have an incredible gift. The kind that folks like William and myself get to enjoy for years to come.

Thank you again for everything!

Sincerely,
Jill & William

IM

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Season finale

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My last wedding of 2005 was certainly a memorable one! Bostonians Kate and Chris got married at Gedney Farm in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts. If you haven't been to this area, you must visit. It's the scene that inspired Norman Rockwell's paintings and it so cute, I squealed around every road bend.

Their wedding took place at a rustic, yet elegant peaceful barn/inn setting among rolling hills and wide open fields. Their 90 minute ceremony, a Quaker meeting w/ Jewish traditions, took place outdoors (they were blessed with a 70-degree day in November!). As customary, guests were invited to stand at will and share their thoughts with the new couple. Sometimes serious, often humorous, it was a touching beginning to a wonderful celebration. Among the friendly guests was the cast of This Old House (the groom is a producer for The New This Old House)! It was quite cool to see the crew I grew up watching on television. And also in attendance, the bride's relative and a notable producer of Broadway's newest show, The Odd Couple (with Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick. Or as I said when I found out the name of the show, "Wow! That's the show with famous people!" So smooth).

Dinner and dancing took place inside the multi-level open concept barn. Beautiful tree branches and hanging lanterns broke up the vast space and created a cozy ambiance. After eating, a 14-piece 70's funk band, Booty Vortex (the best man plays keyboard), got everyone on their feet and shook that old barn floor! Beautiful day, beautiful wedding. And as I was driving back to my B&B I saw a shooting star in the clear night overhead. Congrats, Chris and Kate!

www.gedneyfarm.com
www.thisoldhouse.com
www.bootyvortex.com

And a big thanks to all my '05 couples for a fantastic season! You make me feel so lucky to do what I do! xo

gear for sale

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I decided to make the switch from Nikon to Canon this summer. I have sold most of my Nikon outfit, but I do have a few pieces (and other photo-related items) left to sell. Let me know if you are interested before I list them on eBay next month!

Cameras: Digital
- Nikon D1x body- 10 mint, 1 yr old- used for weddings and freelance assignments about just 50 days of the year, manual $1500

Cameras: Film
- Contax 645 AF kit (80mm Zeiss lens, film back & view finder)- 10 mint, used once!, manual $2300
- MB-15 battery pack vertical grip- 10 mint, used twice, $50
- Yashica Super T4 film point & shoot w/Carl Zeiss lens- 7, box and manual $150

Nikon flashes:
- 3 SC-17 remote cords- 10 mint, hardly used $30 each

Computer:
- Nikon LS IV ED Coolscan- 10 mint, used for two weeks, manual $375

Other:
- Tamron 1.4x teleconverter- 10 mint, box and manual $75
- Porta-Trace 5/8” wood frame lightbox, 12.5x10 5/8”- 10 mint, never used, manual $100
- Lowepro Stealth AW backpack w/ pullout laptop bag- 10 mint, used once $100
- Lowepro Pro Roller mini suitcase- 10 mint, used once $150
- Domke F6 navy camera bag- 10 mint, never used $45

** Buyer pays shipping **

ready, set, albums!

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November is here, and thus ends my busy season photographing weddings and the start to the open season for album designing (Nov-April). Please be in touch with your order!
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