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Posts Tagged ‘2013’

Toys for Tots | Manchester, CT

In Children, Toys for Tots on November 14, 2013 at 5:49 PM

The studio is officially a Toys for Tots collection site this year. I’ll be collecting new, unwrapped toys through December 13th – so please pop by and bring one. I can’t tell you how excited I was when the first ones got dropped off. Giving to others just plain feels good and my hope for the studio is to be able to continually contribute to the community around me. I can’t do it without you joining hands with me. To that end – I’m offering free hand massages to the first five people who bring toys by. What is one of the ways you plant seeds of love to those around you?

Twenty Two [A Creative Collaboration Between Two Cousins]

In Art, local artist, personal, Photography, twenty two on November 8, 2013 at 7:10 AM

Dear Lydia,

I’m so excited to be starting this project with you!!

I want this first post to be a little bit of an “aside” to our readers to help them understand what we are doing and why.

Lydia and I are cousins with a 22 year age difference between us. In addition to the generation gap, we’ve never lived close enough to one another to bond as much as we might like to.  We are both creatively bent and having little love affairs with our cameras.  Lydia went to college for photography right out of high school and I taught myself after the age of 40. The idea of collaborating on a project together has come up on several of our last visits and today is the day to begin! Yay!!

One of my ideas had been to explore our perspectives on the world. Pick a subject – each of us shoot it – and learn from each other. I’ve been reflecting lately on how much the way the world sees us can affect how we see the world and how we value self. I’m curious to find out where our commonalities are – how much do our shared family genes shapes us; and where our differences are. (And I love the differences – they open your eyes to new worlds) Factually speaking: I am the oldest cousin – Lydia is the youngest. She is tall and blonde and grew up in the 90’s. I am shorter, take after the Italian side of my family – and grew up in the 70’s/80’s. She’s following her passions straight out of the gate. I’ve come to mine after travelling long, meandering roads in life.

Our project is to photograph a sense of place with the guiding force being to photograph the places where we feel at home. This will give us a chance to get to know one another more intimately and stretch our creative and photographic muscles. We will be posting on Friday’s – each to our own space and linking back to one another. There will be one to several images with a few words.

I encourage you to check out Lydia’s Website and FB page. She is a model, artist and advocate who has only just begun to make her mark on the world. She’s full of energy and is driven to find ways to support the people in her community through their struggles in life. One of the things I admire about Lydia is her willingness to jump in and explore the things she feels passionate about. With a big heart and a willingness to be bold I know she will positively impact all she comes across.

What do you think Lydia? Are you as happy as I am that this has begun? I’m really looking forward to seeing your post next Friday.

Love, love, love,


P.S. Something I didn’t even consider until after creating this first post. I shoot with a Nikon and Lydia with a Cannon. Mines been dropped in water and sand and all the pieces on the back are falling off. Lydia got herself a lovely new camera as a graduation present. They kind of match us – I’m older and starting to fall apart and Lydia is “fresher” if you will. ;-)


Here is a link back to Lydia’s first post – I must say, I love it!

Photographer | Manchester, CT | Chicks & Hens

In Photography, Uncategorized on November 6, 2013 at 3:53 PM

A quiet moment at the Vintage Market.


Portrait Photographer | Manchester, CT | Senior

In Photography, Portrait, senior on November 1, 2013 at 11:21 AM

Massage Therapist | Manchester, CT | November Special

In Massage, Specials on October 31, 2013 at 2:43 PM

Tomorrow is the big day! Six months in business and still growing. Remember there are two ways to celebrate.


1. All one hour Swedish Massages for November and December 2013 will be only $60.00!! That’s $20.00 off the regular price.


2. Start your holiday shopping here in the studio. Anyone who spends $25.00 in November will be entered to win a 30 minute massage in December.


Call today to book your appointment :  860.306.0067

Portrait Photographer | Manchester, CT | Tamyka

In art portraiture, local artist, Photography, Portrait on October 30, 2013 at 5:31 PM

I did a “Portrait Project” a couple of years ago. The idea was to build my portfolio, improve my skills and plant the seeds for a project that swims around in the back of my mind. Challenging the ideas of what beauty is – finding value in every person – and reflecting what I see back. Tamyka agreed to be one of my models. We were in natural light and she started off with no make up. Something in the way the light was hitting her caught my attention and I asked her to quickly apply some make up and wrap herself in the colorful scarf she had around her neck. This was our result. While as a photographer who has learned a little since then, I can get wrapped up in all the technical things that need improvement – I still love this image. The moment we captured will never exist again and I love how photography can capture and document our lives – allowing us to travel back in time for a minute just like a song or a smell can.

Portrait Photographer | Manchester, CT | Thea

In art portraiture, landscape, local artist, Photography, Portrait, senior on October 28, 2013 at 12:30 PM

I’m loving square crops recently. Also love Pablo Neruda. I came across this quote while processing this image and like them paired together.

“Someday, somewhere – anywhere, unfailingly, you’ll find yourself, and that, and only that, can be the happiest or bitterest hour of your life.”
― Pablo Neruda

Portrait Photographer | Manchester, CT

In local artist, Photography, Portrait on October 27, 2013 at 1:05 PM

Portrait Photographer | Manchester, CT | Friends

In Art, Photography, Portrait on October 26, 2013 at 5:36 PM

$60 Swedish Massage Special | Manchester, CT

In Indulge, Massage, Specials on October 24, 2013 at 1:19 PM

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