This blog follows a bit of our personal and professional life, and features images from weddings and portrait sessions we've done, the places we traveled, and the adventures of our combined family-life. It's basically an ever-changing photo album combined with an information source for current and potential clients. Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

April and Joe ~ October 23, 2010

It doesn't get much better than this; shooting beautiful brides is so gratifying! ~ April looks so amazing with her hair up, the wind softly blowing her veil, and the autumn colors muted in the background!

Saturday's wedding was a special pleasure for Chris. April is the niece of Chris' long-time friend Wayne, and it was so great to reconnect again! More on Joe and April's special day to come ...

Friday, October 15, 2010

We've Been "Captured" By David Ziser!

Last night's five-hour session with internationally-recognized photog David Ziser was the bomb! The ballroom at the Woburn Hilton was jam packed with professional colleagues seeking to catch a bit of David's "magic" when it comes to mastering the art of flash photography. Actually, now that we think about it, a better title for the program might have been "Mastering the Light", rather than Captured By ... just our personal "two cents," David!

Not only did David and his wife LaDawn give away over $6,000 in door prizes, (woohoo - free is good!) but they opened us up to their incredible wealth of photographic knowledge -- from the intricacies of perspective, lens selection, and on and off-camera flash, to recognizing and capturing classic lighting patterns, establishing proper exposures and using backlighting for dramatic effect.

We definitely plan on utilizing some of the pointers we learned and that can only benefit our clients. This course was totally about making our images more exciting than ever! Differentiating ourselves from the competition is a GOOD thing ...

Saturday, October 2, 2010


We LOVE the Fall -- the leaves are turning, the air is crisp, and we want to celebrate by passing along savings to YOU. Have your family professionally photographed for nearly a 'steal'!

Wakeen Photography is now offering a one-hour outdoor session for you and your family (pets welcomed!) for only $75. You'll receive two beautiful proof pages (4 photos per page), color-corrected and professionally printed, from which you choose your favorite images. Call or email for discounted image pricing, including but not limited to, wallets, holiday cards, and anything else you can think of!

Our beautiful venue options include-- the Old Stone Church in Boylston, MA, Elm Park in Worcester (MA), or the quintessential New England gazebo scene at the Grafton Common (MA). Hurry before our best appointments sell out.

Refer a friend and receive a free 11"x14" print, professionally mounted and ready for your matte and frame! Email Chris to inquire (chris@wakeenphotography.com).