December 3rd 2018
This shoot was a perfect reminder that you can find beauty right down the street. I’ve lived in Rhode Island for the entirety of my twenty-one years and I never found the time to visit The Fantastic Umbrella Factory in Charlestown. My good friend and model of the day, Abbey Duhamel, talked highly of this little wonderland.
We started our adventure just before golden hour and the soft light complimented the farmyard beautifully. This Rhode Island landmark is nothing short of it’s name with its amazing walkways decorated with foliage, abstract sculptures, and side attractions of various welcoming animals. Abbey and I had so much fun exploring this tucked away treasure and also learned ostriches make very intimating noises (maybe don’t get too close to those.)
November 10th 2018
Meaghan and I chose what felt like the windiest, coldest day ever recorded in history for our outdoor shoot. We met up at Colt State Park in Bristol, Rhode Island. Laughing through the inaudible sounds leaving our mouths from the inability to speak through the pounding wind made for a very light hearted photoshoot. We drove around looking for little tucked away spots around the park and tried to brave the cold for as long as possible. Finally, we admitted defeat and went to go grab a warm coffee at a quaint coffee shop down the road playing live music. Thankfully before throwing in the towel we managed to capture some fun photos!
I was very thankful to meet such a young, powerful 18 year old who is wise beyond her years. This is just another example of many that photography has the ability to bring together creative minds and give the opportunity to meet amazing new people.
October 31st 2018
Catherine and I got together last minute before some Halloween festivities to create this themed shoot. When Cat showed me all the fun attire she brought I wanted to create the illusion of a girl traveling with nothing but her curious spirit to guide her. Luckily I had the perfect model who evolved the character more and more which each spot we stumbled upon. It’s always fun to get outside your comfort zones and try something a little different. I hope you all enjoy these photos and feel the story of this lone wanderer.
October 3rd 2018
When I messaged Zan and asked her if she would be interested in attempting a moody shoot on a gloomy day and her response was, “How’s tomorrow?” I knew it was going to be a good experience.
Zan is a 5’3” kickass sweetheart who has a way of making anyone who meets her know they’ve been blessed. It was a fun day of hanging out with a good friend and taking some rad photos. With only a few shoots under her belt, Zan’s minimal experience with modeling does not come through in these photos.
We began our evening debating some 3pm broad daylight trespassing on a dreamy farm in Jamestown, Rhode Island and decided to save ourselves the hassle to instead do some trespassing on some marsh fields (easier get away.) From there, we wanted to play around with a few locations that had some cooler tones. We raced down the street to a small beach and from there we ventured to a little spot with an amazing view of the Jamestown bridge. This girl took every idea and challenge I threw at her with full confidence, which was rightfully so. All you can ask for is a model who will try and this young lady surpassed all my expectations with a smile on her face.
I cant wait to get to work with this amazing girl again soon.
September 21, 2018
For my first senior portrait session I was pretty happy with the outcome of these photos. I started off the shoot forgetting a memory card at home and luckily Calle is one of the sweetest people alive and didn’t mind waiting 15 minutes for me to run to the nearest Staples and purchase another (hire me, lol.)
I started the day worried I wouldn’t be able to meet the mark with Calle’s senior photos and I ended the day feeling more excited with the content we created together than I’ve ever been. The best art comes from a genuine connection between the model and photographer and I’m so glad we had as much fun during this shoot as is portrayed in these photos.
September 29th 2018
An Eventful Day
When I found out that this insane location called, Wild Bill’s Nostalgia, was closing for good on Sunday the 30th I had the impulsive decision to drag my good friend, Sophie, out to Connecticut to see what we could do with this space.
Wild Bill’s Nostalgia is nothing short of it’s name. This place is unique. Theres half-demolished buildings and crazy demonic-like statues. It’s what yo'u’d imagine a carnival post zombie apocalypse would look like.
I wanted to try to really push myself creatively and do something unlike i’ve ever done before, but I fell a little short of that mark. That conclusion isn’t upsetting to me. I managed to take some really fun photos with one of my closest friends in a new environment, and I was happy the photos still felt like “me”. There’s always benefit to getting outside your comfort zone.
After spending a few hours running around in awe over this wacky place, we found a beautiful field where we could fall back into my norm. Overall, the day was amazing. This ended up being a much needed get away with good company. I hope you enjoy the outcome as much as we did.
March 31, 2018
Spending the day chasing good light with Alexis Joy is a moment I will never forgot. We adventured around East Greenwich, Rhode Island and braved the cold air with some warm drinks.
On this shoot, the chemistry immediately fell into place and this is the first moment that convinced me I wanted to do this photography thing all the time. Being able to create with my best friends will never get old.
And, yes, her sweatshirt does say, “Genuine Grandpa”
August 28, 2018
I was extremely happy with how this session went with Brie. We started the shoot off with walking around Trustom Pond in South Kingstown, Rhode Island. I heard of this location about a week before the shoot and it was a fun challenge to try to use the space creatively.
The highlight of our time together was when Brie and I took our shoot to a small local beach that we were both familiar with. The little hideaway was lightly trafficked even with it being a gorgeous day out, which gave us a little more room to try out ideas. As the sun set we got more comfortable working together and started getting more creative. I had her put on one of my favorite dresses I own and decided to just play around in the water. This part of the shoot is what will always stay stick out in my brain because it was truly the both of us working together and having our own singular ideas come together to make the most out of the experience, and I could not be more happy with the outcome.
June 14th 2018
I am a very lucky practicing photographer who has supportive family who happen to be very talented models. Destiny is my incredible cousin who has helped me navigate posing and photography as a whole by playing as my guinea pig for a long time now.
This specific shoot was one of our best collaborations yet. This shoot took place majority in the gorgeous location of Beavertail Point in Jamestown, Rhode Island. There’s so many dimensions to this spot; there is the element of the powerful ocean crashing along rocks that surround the Beavertail Lighthouse, there are little hidden isolated coves, and you can even find beautiful trails decorated with large winding trees where the foliage leaves little windows for pockets of sunlight to peak through.
Beavertail is an incredible location and I’m glad Destiny and I had enough time to explore so many aspects of the location.
July 29th 2018
Courtney Rose Cote is an aspiring model from Rhode Island. She is young, passionate, and ready to take on the world. For this being one of her first photoshoots she confidently handled every new challenge I gave her head-on with grace and maturity. I can’t wait to get to sit down with this strong young lady again and see what else we can create.
July 8th 2018 x August 12th 2018
For this page, I couldn’t decide between two of the most recent shoots I did with Cassie. Both of these days were very significant in my look and style moving into a direction I’m excited about.
Cassie being one of my best friends makes for very successful photoshoots. We spend our sessions laughing and not taking everything so seriously. It’s always a therapeutic moment for both of us when we get to collaborate.
I hope you enjoy the photos as much as did.
September 3rd 2018
Catherine and I met very briefly once before our shoot but we never thought we’d connect so well when we officially met during our session. Cat messaged me that day and asked me if I would be interested in a last minute shoot. I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to get outside on this beautiful September day.
We wandered around Goddard Park in Warwick, Rhode Island for a few hours. The whole session was played completely by ear, we walked around looking for interesting light and both throwing out different ideas and concepts. We bonded over our similar mindsets and weirdly similar current circumstances we found ourselves in.
I’m so grateful that this last minute session ended up giving me a friend for life.