On Thursday evening, I met with Armin, Joe, Charlie, Addie, and their nanny, Tracy at the Arboretum in Jamaica Plain. I brought with me a dozen balloons, a bubble machine, a red wagon, and picnic accessories like a basket, watermelon, and a tea set. Charlie and Addie are one year old identical twins. (And need I say, adorable?!) These girls have a lot of energy and curious minds! Their teeth are breaking through, so everything goes in the mouth! Rocks, wood, grass, flowers, tea cups, you name it! They were troopers though! No tears, lots of smiles, and now they'll have these photos to look back on for years to come!
I have a shoot this Thursday with two adorable one year old twin girls, so of course I had to get a bubble machine! My kids helped me test it out today.
I had the privilege of restoring some historical photos for an artist named, John Pagano. He's designing a very intricate, archival installation for the new Shrewsbury Public Library. The piece will include past photos like the store, Spags and owner Anthony Borgatti. The photo above is of the book mobile Borgatti donated to the town in 1959. The installation goes in very soon and the new library is expected to be open to the public by early September. You can follow the library's updates for the opening on their Facebook page here.
A few hours north, we have a special place shared by family for four, going on five generations. It started as a plot of land with a few tents. Now it has a small house with two bedrooms, a kitchen, two bathrooms, a cozy living room with a fireplace, and a screened in porch that looks out to a peaceful pond. I spent many summers there as a child with cousins, aunts, uncles, and grandparents. As I got older, I brought friends. Eventually, it became their special place too! Now, we get to watch the fifth generation enjoy it too!