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Office Closed 8/27-9/5 – Moving to Cali!

Hello friends!

Please be patient with us while we move our office across the country! Monday, we will be packing up our computers, our hard drives, monitors, files, film and printers and shipping them across the country. An adventure! We are taking great care to make sure everything arrives in California safely, but that also means that I won’t have access to anything for a few days.

Here I sit, it’s raining outside, and the beginnings of a tropical storm have begun to move their way into Western Massachusetts. So silly. A tropical storm in Western Mass, I mean really? It’s the end of August and the LEAVES are turning! As in autumn!

In the past week we’ve had an earth quake, now a hurricane. We are officially moving on September 1st, nearly the 10th anniversary of when I came to New York. I was 19 years old. My first day of college was September 11th. I still consider myself a New Yorker, even though I’ve lived in Mass for the past year. I think that might be a common sentiment around here.

Great Barrington, (I’ll say it again!) is beautiful. I’ll miss all the little farms, the amazing eggs (have I mentioned that I LOVE THE EGGS HERE??), the natural beauty and the rich history of this place. But driving around, seeing that the leaves are changing their hues in preparation for the fall (umm, hello, August??) , and subsequently months and months of winter (snow + cold), I can’t help but feel thankful to have spent a chapter of my life here for all that it’s taught me. And thankful that we are moving on.

I’m looking forward to pushing our daughter in a stroller around the neighborhood, in February, with a light jacket on. And In-n-out. And making new friends. And having free time with my Huz during the slow season where we don’t have to buckle down and stay inside. I’ll miss my dearest friends. I’m trying to get them all to come with me.

And so, you might not hear from me for a few days, but I couldn’t think of a better portrait to leave you with than this one of the Gentlemen (They are available for weddings, by the way). That’s our street, and if you could pan to your right, you would see our house. I’ll miss living in such beautiful country! But the suburbs, here I come! (for now :))

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punam, i’m just starting out as a photographer myself, and i found your blog back when you were “answering everything”. it was completely invaluable to me, and your talent is so inspiring. i don’t think you can imagine how helpful you’ve been to me, a total stranger. :) thank you for being amazing, and best of luck in california!

Judy + Michael

I can’t imagine a better time than to post this lovely session of my dear friends, Judy and Michael. You may remember them from their spectacular wedding in Greece last year! We were all so busy that summer that we just couldn’t swing an engagement session before the wedding, so we decided to make it work this summer.

This is Great Barrington. This is the town where I’ve lived for the past year, the one I’m leaving for California in seven days. I’ve been wanting to do a session here, but most of my work is still based in New York. Judy and Michael were kind enough to make it out to the country and we spent a lovely weekend eating too much pizza and playing with Minion, their fur baby. GB is probably the most beautiful place I’ve ever lived, and I’ll miss it. But that’s because right now, it’s paradise. Every day lingers in the mid seventies and there is a temperate breeze that eases through the valley. There are swimming holes galore, farm stands, fine restaurants, regal and historic houses, and plenty of history. If all this were not to descend into temperatures below 20 degrees for half the year, I might have a mind to stay a little while longer. But alas, we pack our things to leave this place on the precipice of it’s paradise.

So, what better moment than to show you my current home town, my dear friends who are from California, as we close in on their first anniversary! Oh! And don’t you love her pink dress? It’s the last one left at her dress shop!

This is Minion waiting for her chance to be in the spot light!

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Debby + Eric

YAY! There aren’t many things more fantabulous as a couple, and a family that laughs easily and hard together. Being very nice looking also helps. Seriously, though – look at how much fun these people are having!! It makes me want to go back. This day was filled with utter joy, and it was infectious! It was truly a New York City summer day in July in all it’s glory!

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Great images!!! Love the creativity in your work!!!

Sarah

Her dress is gorgeous. Beautiful as usual!

Jessie + Donny

Yay! A wedding in Virginia with Jessie and Donny was a whole lot of fun. It was an easy relaxed day centered on their faith and their community. Jessie and Donny are both so laid back, it was one of the most relaxed days of wedding photography I’ve ever done. Such a great day!

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I absolutely love these, Punam!

You captured the relaxed, country feel of this wedding perfectly!

Jessica + Ryan

One of my favorite points of bonding with my clients is the love of food. In this case, I was so excited to finally meet Jessica and Ryan in person, and they made it doubly awesome by introducing me to the many many tasty things that Pittsburgh has to offer. I’d never been to Pittsburgh, and it was a treat to experience it through their eyes, and their love. It was an amazing day.

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You shoots are so good. its looking like just real images.