Archive for April, 2013

East Greenwich Animal Protection League Fundraiser

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

I had the privilege of being part of a great event over the last two months for the East Greenwich Animal Protection League, a local non-profit, no-kill shelter for homeless animals. Myself, along with my friend and fellow photographer, Stacey Doyle, photographed close to 40 RI “celebrities” with shelter animals to raise money for the Animal Protection League .

The event coordinator, Kimberly Kalunian, picked well known Rhode Island locations for all the photo shoots, and I had a blast exploring some new areas of the state. It was such a fun project to photograph because each shoot was so different than the one before it. There were no real rules that I needed to follow, which made it interesting for me each time I went out.

I photographed some great local people, including American Idol finalist Erika Van Pelt, Kelsey Fournier (Miss RI), WPRI News reporter Ted Nesi, WJAR Traffic & Technology reporter Molly O’Brien, Radio show host Tara Granahan, actress Amanda Ruggiero, Kevin Willette & Adam Palazio, Talia Triangolo, Providence’s most eligible bachelorette Jay Davani, 2 Children’s Wishes children, Rachel Ladd, Alyssa Gorgone, Governor Lincoln Chafee, and Rhode Show host Michaela Johnson.

The event and silent auction was this past Friday in East Greenwich, and though I haven’t heard what the Animal Protection League raised, from the looks of the event, they raised some good money for the care of these animals. If you weren’t there, you missed a great event!

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Meghan & Patrick: Married, New Haven Lawn Club

Monday, April 1st, 2013

I traveled down to New Haven, Connecticut a couple of weeks back for Meghan & Patrick’s wedding day. I started my day at the gorgeous Omni New Haven Hotel in downtown where Meghan and Patrick were getting ready. Once everyone was ready, we headed over to Dwight Hall on the Yale University campus for the ceremony – which was performed by Meghan’s cousin. I love weddings where a family member or close friend performs the ceremony – it always adds a nice personal touch to the wedding ceremony! After the ceremony, we took some family pictures outside, before walking the streets of New Haven a bit with just Meghan and Patrick, stopping at a few spots for pictures. Once at the New Haven Lawn Club, the bridal party relaxed with some snacks before jumping back into pictures. I got a chance to peek inside the ballroom before all the guests entered – and it looked great! I love uplighting in rooms like this one, it really adds a level of atmosphere that just elevates the whole mood!

Meghan and Patrick were introduced and went right into their first dance before sitting down for dinner. I pulled them out for 5 minutes as the sun was setting to get a handful of portraits outside the club now that the light had dropped in the sky a little bit. Back inside, Meghan surprised Patrick with a grooms cake that kicked off the dancing for the night. The dance floor was full until the last song was played! It was a great day, for sure, and a good (unofficial) start to my season!

Thanks, Meghan and Patrick! I was so happy to spend the day with you both.

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