Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Photo of the Week

Halibut Cove State Park - Rockport, Massachusetts

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Friday, September 11, 2009

Molika & Yannick's Wedding Part II - Hyatt Harborside, Boston

Here are some images from day 2 of Molika and Yannick's beautiful wedding weekend. Right on the water outside of the Hyatt Harborside with Boston as a backdrop - we were even lucky enough to have the sun pop out for just a few minutes right in the middle of the ceremony while they were exchanging their vows. It was pretty amazing timing. And then the partying began.

Bridesmaids' dresses:

Yannick adjusting his brother's tie:

Molika coming down the aisle:

Quiet moment for the couple:

Breakin' it down during the first dance:

Lucky winner of the bouquet:
Reception site after dark:

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Whale Watch

Judy and I trekked up to Gloucester early on Labor Day (and actually the day before as well, but choppy seas cancelled our first attempt) to head out on a whale watch. And it was an amazing trip - little wind, few waves, crystal clear water, and lots of whales. They may be huge, but they seemed to just mind their own business even when they were literally feet from our boat. Glad we got out there and we'll have to do it again next summer.
Our trusty boat:

View back into the harbor after launch:
Whale "tooth" and nautical chart:

Scanning the seas:

And a few whale images:

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Photo of the Week

Tree Swallows - Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, Plum Island

Friday, September 4, 2009

Molika & Yannick's Wedding Part I - Lowell, Massachusetts

This wedding was a two-day event and with so many wonderful elements, I decided I'd better make it a two part post. The bride is Cambodian and the first day's activities took place at her parent's home and consisted of many of the traditional elements of a Cambodian wedding (although not all, as I was told a wedding in Cambodia can actually go on for several days). There were elaborate outfit changes, many beautiful blessings and gift offerings, and an amazing amount of great, homemade food for everyone.

Groom changing into the first outfit of the day:
The bride's mother watching her daughter prepare:

The bride welcoming the groom into her home:

A few quiet moments from the ceremonies:

And some of that delicious, homemade food:

Tuesday, September 1, 2009