My photography story is a little different than most. I didn't grow up with a camera in my hand, my parents never took a ton of pictures of me, and I never considered myself a creative person until my mid-twenties.  My interest in photography began around 2003, I had just finished graduate school and had a lot more personal time to learn other things.  This was also the time when digital photography was becoming way more mainstream and accessible.  I like this because I could learn quickly and try new things.  Plus, I  was fascinated by all the technical aspects of the technology.  As I progressed and outgrew each camera, I made my way to a Nikon D50 in 2005.  This changed everything.  The thing I still love about photography is that you never know everything and you are constantly learning.  From there, I spend all my free time reading, watching tutorials, practicing, making lots of mistakes and learning from them. 

Documenting Life's Moments Photography began in 2008. It's was my desire to continue to connect with people that drove me into my photography career. I enjoy all photography that is focused on people and capturing who they are. I'm based out of Boston and am willing to travel to many different locations around New England for my clients. I use a variety of techniques gleaned from my years of experience. Not only do I focus on true-life candid photography, but I also respect the importance of a great traditional image.  

What you may not know about me is that I have been a full-time elementary school educator since 1999. Needless to say, I have a lot of experience working with children and preadolescents.  My love of teaching spills over into my passion for photographing people.  More importantly, I understand the special responsibility I am entrusted with as your family's photographer.

The moment when your child smiles at you, your all-grown-up daughter walks down the aisle, or when your family is dancing around in an ecstatic circle as your son is elevated during the Hora dance---you want to freeze that moment in your mind. Time stops and you realize that it's a moment that will never happen again. It's special and most importantly -- real.

 

I live for capturing moments like that. It's why I take pictures.

My goal is to capture those times in your life that you never want to forget. Life is fragile and it passes all too quickly. Cling to the things and people in your life that matter. I want them to grace your wall, sit on your desk, and be shown to your grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Most importantly, I want to help you never forget the joyful times in your life.  These special moments only take second to capture, but will be loved for a lifetime.

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About Dave

Family Man

I met my future wife Laura on a roof top in Boston at a  4th of July party in 2002, were married in 2006, and in 2012 our lives changed with the birth of our daughter Eleanor and again in 2014 with the birth of our son Reid.

There are easily more photos of my kids taken in a few months than there is of me in his whole life! Film vs. digital I guess.

 

As a dad myself, I know how quickly children grow and the importance of documenting their little interactions of love, exploration, and precious moments with their families.

Father. Husband. Friend. Photographer

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" Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving.  What you have caught on film is captured forever.  It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.”

                                                                    — Aaron Siskind

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