Instead of doing a “best of” series from previous years, I thought I would focus (no pun intended) on themes and elements that keeping cropping up (again – no pun intended!) in my work. I am consistently drawn to grasses when I am photographing. I am drawn the their wispy stalks and the way the light catches their feathery tips. They have movement and pattern and yet are somehow simultaneously random. Whether in the dunes at the beach or open fields of wild grasses, I can’t stop placing my subjects within and near them.
Kelly + Matt in the middle of a gorgeous field of wild grasses at Whispering Pines • West Greenwich, RI
This shot was taken in my backyard after one of those soaking, summertime rains. Everything glistened.
Mary + Tim at The beach at The Inn at Castle Hill • Newport, RI
Nicole + Mike on the bluff overlooking Pt. Judith Lighthouse, RI
Tara & Stephen overlooking the ocean off Narraganett, RI
Ann’s bouquet incorporated grasses woven throughout. For this image, I placed it on the faded wooden boardwalk of their family beach house in Matunuck, RI
Ann + Richmond on a pathway lined with wild grasses and goldenrod • Matunuck, RI
Michela + her bridesmaids infront of the ornamental grasses that are part of Belle Mer’s contemporary landscaping design.
Ariel in the fields of wild grasses at Tyrone Farm • Pomfret, CT
Dune grass and rose hips
Staesha + Keith stealing a kiss in the rain at the Laurel Lane Country Club • West Kingston, RI
One of my all time favorites – taken in my yard in the late afternoon