Monday, August 1, 2011

Behind the Lens: Cambridge Portrait Session

Long-time readers of this blog might remember my friend Alisa, who is a brilliant professor as well as one of the most stylish Bostonians according to the Boston Globe.  (Stuff Magazine also recently recognized her fabulous style.)  Last weekend, I managed to convince her to do a portrait shoot with me, and I'm so excited to show you the results!

I wanted to capture Alisa in her natural surroundings, so we braved the 90-degree heat and took a stroll around her charming Cambridge neighborhood.

We started out in her own backyard.  Here she's rocking an Anthropologie maxi dress with an African-inspired print.  How gorgeous is she with the sunlight softly streaming down on her?

I love a good ramshackled house and half-fallen wall.

Alisa's neighborhood consists of adorable, quirky wood-framed buildings with lots of character.  Like her, the area has great soul.

The local park was filled with kids playing in the water fountains -- it was a balmy day after all.  But somehow my model managed to look cool and sophisticated.  I kind of hate her.

I love this series of photos I took of Alisa on the swings.  

It captures her personality so perfectly!

But she's not just fun and good looks.  She's a professor, after all!  And she brings a book with her everywhere, even on a fashion shoot.

After frolicking around her neighborhood, we took a short trip over to Memorial Drive, where she stopped traffic with her fiercest Pam Grier pose.  (Seriously, random tourists stopped to have their photos taken with her!  I guess they must have thought she was a celebrity.)

Guys, this hot property is available.  Gals, be on the lookout for her fashion and style blog, which will debut soon.

And if you know anyone in Boston who is in need of fresh, fun, fabulous headshots or portraits, please send them my way!


Kira August 2, 2011 at 12:25 AM  

She's gorgeous - your photos look great too!

charms August 2, 2011 at 10:34 AM  

Gorgeous pictures and subject! I'm debating maternity pictures but not really sure I want to invest in them. Plus I hate the ones with an exposed belly and stuff like that haha. But if I decide to do it, I'll definitely send you an email :)

Mrs. Hot Cocoa August 2, 2011 at 10:05 PM  

Thanks for the encouragement ladies! Charms, I'm available any time!

Kristin ~ Bien Living Design August 8, 2011 at 6:18 PM  

Gorgeous!! Can't wait to see more photography from you!

Ellie August 10, 2011 at 12:30 AM  

I love the portraits! I've been an avid follower of your blog since your Miss Hot Cocoa days and I would love to be a portrait subject for you to practice on :) Let know if you're interested:

Anonymous,  August 10, 2011 at 3:49 PM  

Fantastic photos. You really captured her spirit it seems. I especially like the one of her on the swing and she head is in the lower left quadrant. Great shot! If I were in need of a headshot, I'd call you! Keep it up!

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