Thursday, February 26, 2009

New Blog!

Change of venue! Keep a tab on Channing's whereabouts at

Monday, February 2, 2009


Brooke and I did our tasting at the Exchange Conference Center in South Boston last weekend. Legal Seafoods caters functions there, so we knew the food would be good. The staff also was delightful to interact with. And I was particularly feeling good about our decision to forgo the traditional wedding dessert for a buffet of cheesecakes. I still need to find out if the groom can have two pieces.

The building is at the end of one of the Seaport District's fish piers, so after the tasting we stepped outside to look at the harbor. It was cold, and the wind whipped around the hair Brooke is growing out for the big day. We're hoping for a sweltering, hot wedding so our guests can enjoy cocktails on the water. But I'm told that is a long shot in Boston on April 25th.

McSweeny's Ideas for Wedding Portraits

I would be happy to accommodate any couples that want to try these brilliant wedding portrait ideas from McSweeney's.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Petalena Flowers

Julie and Apryl were kind enough to let me stop by their Reading studio last week to witness their creative process. We worked on two weddings together last year, and both events had some of the most beautiful, distinct floral pieces I had seen all season. The two love flowers and clearly enjoy working with each other.

They were kind enough to send me home with some beautiful flowers wrapped in brown paper. It was a big hit with Brooke. Thanks Julie and Apryl!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Indian Dance Workshop

Tara and Mike's wedding was the second I shot after moving to Boston. It was a beautiful, intimate backyard wedding in August of 2007. I had a lot of fun getting to know them, which is why I was excited when Tara asked if I would be interested in taking some photos of her leading an Indian dance workshop last weekend.

Tara is very talented and seeing her dance is a treat. I learned that all the intricate body and hand movements contribute to the beautiful telling of a story. If you're interested in learning more, check out Tara's website: