Photography for Iron Pioneer Metalsmiths - Westfield, MA Blacksmith

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Dave Procopio spent years in the construction business on the eastern side of the state before moving out to western Massachusetts to raise his family in the country. With a background in aviation maintenance, welding, business and construction, Procopio said that blacksmithing draws on all of his skills in a really unique way.

His studio is warm and cozy and filled with all of the old school charm you’d expect from a blacksmith.

A new website is in the works for Iron Pioneer Metalsmiths and Dave was looking for some fresh content so he had me over to the workshop for the day to capture what he does best.

It was hard to narrow down my favorites from this one. I photographed fire and smoke and metal and power hammers and all of these crazy things that are just so dramatic to watch in real life. It felt great to draw on some of my background in photojournalism and to use some of the new lights I bought! Thanks for sharing your craft with me Dave!

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This Engagement Session went terribly wrong

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Patty and Chris had their first first date at the Iron Duke in Ludlow, Massachusetts. The Iron Duke is located in old Mill buildings along the Chicopee river and it’s one of my favorite places to explore in town for photos.

Sadly, this session did not end well for Patty and Chris.

Next time, don’t fall asleep!

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Samantha - Ludlow High School Senior Photos

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Samantha is graduating from Ludlow High School in 2019! The future is wide open for Sam! While she’s undecided on what she will be studying, she is definitely excited to explore all that college has to offer. We had a super fun afternoon exploring the Ludlow Mills for her senior photos.

This was the last weekend to squeeze out those colorful fall photos and boy was it spectacular!

Congrats Sam! Enjoy your last year of high school!

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All the snuggles - Fall Family Photos in Ludlow, MA

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Oliver and I used to work together as photographers at WEBS in Northampton, Massachusetts. In May, I left my position there to pursue freelance work and grow my photography hustle.

Oliver is an incredible photographer, husband to his super smart wife Mia, and dad to his darling Josephine. It was great working with him at WEBS, sharing stories about our growing families and learning from him every day. I really miss seeing him!

We fixed that with some pizza and a walk through the Ludlow Country Club with our cameras. Oliver, Mia and Josie, thank you for letting me capture all of your sweet love that afternoon! Let’s do it again soon!

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Sam and Corey's Fall Engagement Session

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Samantha and Corey will be getting married next year at the Mill on the River and I am so excited to be there as their photographer!

Samantha is a teacher and Corey is an engineer and they are just the sweetest couple ever.

I took their engagement photos at the Quabbin Reservoir on the most perfect fall day we’ve had this season. The session also happened to be one year and a day from their wedding date so the countdown is on!

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Congrats on your engagement Sam and Corey, and thank you for inviting me along to capture this special journey!

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The Silva Family - Roger Williams Park Family Session

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These cool kids are my cousins and in exchange for their hand-me-downs I like to take their family photos every year. This year we decided to meet up at Roger WIlliams Park Zoo in Providence, Rhode Island and wander around the park taking photos.

This was such a fun location! We spent most of our time in the Japanese garden climbing trees and racing across bridges. When we were done we took a spin on the carousel.

My kiddos are still asking to go back and see the animals at the zoo so I think this will be a yearly tradition!

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Product photography for Fire Cider

Fire cider is a take on an old folk remedy that owner Dana St. Pierre saw his German grandmother making as a child.

As it reads on their website, “he took one of her recipes—a mash-up of onions, garlic, and honey that she steeped in mason jars on a sunny windowsill—and gave it a modern makeover with spicy-sweet flavors. A country doctor suggested Dana add apple cider vinegar for its wealth of health-enhancing properties, and, over the course of a decade, he refined his recipe into our original Fire Cider tonic.”

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I photographed the products in various real life settings including grocery stores, coffee shops, and bakeries all over western Massachusetts. This is great content for social media and email campaigns.

I also photographed their products on a white backdrop for more consistency on their website.

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I will be photographing some of Fire Cider’s product line over the next few months in an effort to standardize their content.

I had a lot of fun with this one and found it to be a nice change of pace!

The Gomes Family - Golden hour family photos at Silver Bell Farm

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I feel so lucky to have kicked off my sunset mini sessions at Silver Bell Farm with this super sweet family! If you saw my last blog preview, you’ll know that these sessions started with some heavy rain. The Gomes family was actually standing out in the field with me when the rain started coming down. We all ran into the event space at the farm until the storm passed, and thankfully it did! I am so grateful that we had such beautiful light after the rain!

Marco and Leigh-Ann just had their second baby girl in September and were super excited to celebrate their new family with some photos.

They were such good sports and even in the rain I didn’t hear their littlest make a peep!

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Biggest thanks to the Gomes family for being such troopers with the weather! I had so much fun photographing your little family!

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Golden hour family photos at Silver Bell Farm

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You can’t tell in these photos but just moments before Andrea and Todd showed up with their kiddos for photos at Silver Bell Farm in Monson, the sky was black and it was raining sideways. That’s New England for you!

Luckily, as soon as they pulled into the parking lot, the sky lit up and filled the space with the most gorgeous golden light.

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Silver Bell is a really beautiful local farm that was super nice to offer up their space for my sunset sessions this week. Today’s families enjoyed all of the different settings to explore for photos, even with the stormy weather!

Stay tuned for more previews as the week goes on!

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Andrea and Chris - Ludlow, MA Wedding

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Andrea and Chris were married at St. Elizabeth’s Parish in Ludlow, Massachusetts on a gorgeous late summer day. All of their closest friends and family attended the ceremony.

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The bridal party followed me to the Ludlow Mills afterwards for photos. I always get excited when couples are into using this space.

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They ended the night with a super fun reception at Europa in Ludlow. There were toasts, cake, and of course, dancing.

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