Some of my night sky images have been published in a new book by fellow Massachusetts photographer, Lance Keimig, called "Night Photography - Finding your way in the dark", by Focal Press. If you have ever been interested in capturing the night sky and landscape, check out his book! You can order it through Amazon here.
I thought I'd share some photos I took today of Air Force One parked on the tarmac at Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod (previously Otis AFB). The jet brought President Obama to the Cape where he then boarded Marine One over to the Vineyard for one of the first family's summer vacations.
A friend of mine who is a Lieutenant Commander in the Navy was generous enough to get me into the base with him so I could take these images. I photographed Air Force One last summer as it landed at the base but I was no where near as close as this... this time I was only around 100 yards from the aircraft. The MP's at the base were also kind enough to let me take photos.... although they said "make it quick and don't linger too long"..... ;-) There was a Secret Service guy in the black Suburban SUV checking us out but he left us alone...
I hope you enjoy the photos of this beautiful aircraft.
I'm now up to posting July weddings so here's the first.... Stacie & Michael were married at the beach side Boat House at the Chatham Bars Inn on July 9th. As always, CBI was beautiful. We had some of that good old Chatham fog that this part of the Cape is known for... especially in the summer. It actually turned out to be amazing conditions for photography. The fog was just lite enough to create one mega soft box out of the Sun.... the light was so soft and gorgeous... for a photographer, it was in heaven... :-)
I also have to give a bit of a background on one of the photos.... if you've ever been to CBI, you know that they always keep a old Ford car parked out in front of the main inn... it makes for some great photos with the bride and groom... well, getting Michael to take a photo in front of a Ford automobile was not the easiest..... lol!!! You see, Mike is a big car guy and is a Chevy man at heart.... so it was a big deal to be seen next to a Ford, especially on his wedding day! So I'm glad Stacie convinced him to take the photo.... it's a favorite of mine....not so sure about Mike though..... ha!!! Long live the Ford vs. Chevy debate...... and yes, we all know which one is king..... Chevy!!... right Mike...... :-)
Congratulations to Stacie and Michael for tying the knot! And also thanks to Kate and the whole staff at CBI for making it such a pleasure to work there!
Here are some images from Leanne & Charlie's wedding on June 19th. It was a beautiful day with warm temps and bright blue skies... a perfect Cape Cod day! They were married at Corpus Christi church in Sandwich... this is one of my favorite churches for photography.... the natural light inside is just awesome. The architecture inside is great as well.
After the ceremony, we went on over to the beach at Barnstable Harbor. This is a great spot since it looks out over to Sandy Neck and the Sandy Neck Lighthouse. After capturing some great shots at the beach, we headed over to Anthony's of Cummaquid for the reception. This facility has one of the best views on Cape Cod!
I'd like to thank my clients, Leanne & Charlie for such a great day! What fun!! It was also great to work with DJ Danny Walsh who rocked it all evening, Sue Hobart for creating the beautiful and amazing flowers and bouquets and Trolleys by Tes for providing the transportation for the wedding party after the ceremony.
Karen & Christian were married on June 18th at the Lighthouse Inn in West Dennis during a intimate seaside ceremony overlooking Nantucket Sound. The evening was gorgeous with some amazingly warm soft light that made all the outdoor photos just pop.... hard to beat the "sweet light" as we photographers like to call it. :-)
As always, Bill at the Lighthouse Inn did a amazing job, Cupcake Charlie's provided their amazing and yummy cupcakes, flowers were done by Bella's Blooms and the Hip Pocket Orchestra keep everyone dancing into the night. What a great wedding... enjoy the photos!
With the busy summer season in full swing, I've been remiss about posting new weddings to the blog... hopefully I'll get caught up this weekend!
Here are some of my favorite images from Kim & Bill's wedding on June 5th. They tied the knot at St. Joan of Arc church in Orleans with the reception at the Captain Linnell House near Skaket Beach. Thanks again guys for allowing me to capture your wedding day! It was so much fun!! :-)