Yearly Archives: 2011

Jackie + Pete

  While in NYC a few weeks ago for a wedding, I met up with a 2012 couple to shoot their city engagement photos. These two met at St Andrews in Scotland… you know, the one of Prince William and Kate Middleton fame?  I actually think there must be something in the water because these […]

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Elizabeth + Brian

Attempting to catch up on blogging all the summer weddings… I am blogging entirely out of order so if you are a bride awaiting your moment to shine, please forgive the order. It makes about as much sense as the street of downtown Boston. [wink] Allow me to introduce you to the beautiful Elizabeth and […]

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Camera Cake : Cake Boss Style

I channeled my inner Cake Boss yesterday. It is my brother’s birthday today and I got this crazy idea to make him a cake…. I have never done anything like this, and, in typical Shyla fashion, I think I can make something and end up spending WAY too much time and money in the quest. […]

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Katie + Anthony . Newport, RI

‘Twas an affair to remember. Now, I know weddings aren’t about ME, but I must admit Katie had so many of my favorite things involved in her wedding… FEATHERS [in her hair, on her shoes, in the decor], My favorite favorite Boston make-up artist Tavi De La Rosa. [Tavi is a magician and when I […]

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Allison + Turner

Allison and I met when I very first moved to Boston. She was the maid of honor in Eileen + Chris’s Martha’s Vineyard wedding, so I was quite honored to be invited to document her turn at the altar.  The affair took place in NYC the day before Hurricane Irene. Weather couldn’t have been better…. […]

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The Edwards Family.

Jack & Abby. MY Jack & Abby. Yes, I do refer to them as such. I met Jack when he was 3 months old and its been a love affair with his family ever since. From the addition of Abby ( I even remember what she was wearing on her very first Sunday at church) […]

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Weather or Not.

For all you non-east coasters, you may recall the hurricane warning we were under about a month ago. I’m talkin’ evacuate-the-Jersey-Shore-type hurricane…  so you know it was on the news. Hurricane Irene 2011.  Advisories to board up windows, stock up on canned goods and batteries, the works… Hey, even STARBUCKS was closed due to “inclimate […]

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Pumpkin Spice…and EVERYTHING nice.

It’s that time of year again… the time when everything yummy is in season and thanks to the cooler temps, we have baggy sweaters to hide the effects to our waistline.   Like many of you, I am pretty focused on eating as naturally as possible, but, unfortunately, I also love things that aren’t so […]

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Courtney + Joe’s ‘sunny castle’ wedding

Fully immersed in wedding season and navigating some crazy things makes me feel like I am living in a game of dodgeball.  Who in their right mind enjoys a game where they get hit with flying objects at varying speeds?! Well, all that to say… I guess I should duck a few projectiles and share […]

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Holland. Part II

  More of the Holland I saw… The cheese… Oh, Lordy.. THE CHEESE.  I brought like 4 rounds home in my suitcase. The Het Jonge Schaap capwinder sawmill.  This kinda blew my mind. A working sawmill… and grasping the concept of wind power.   This is the wooden shoe factory… Again, I was pretty much […]

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Holland + Belgium

So, I truly do not enjoy taking photos of landscapes. I love looking at them but I find it quite challenging to photograph things without people. How the heck do you landscape photogs do it?! Anyway… here are a few of the lovely sights I stumbled across while in Holland and Belgium. Just a peek […]

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Michiel + Suzanne : Ellewoutsdijk, The Nederlands

Hi Hi Hi. Fresh off the bike from Holland, I have a few (um, or maybe more than a few) images to share of the Van de Visser wedding. You may remember Suzanne from a few years back… During her two year stint as a nurse on Mercy Ships, she chronicled her journey and shared her […]

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Fleeing the Country…

  This is my public out of office reply. I’m heading to Holland this evening to kick off wedding season Netherlands style.  Given the distance, I am taking a few extra days to explore before the wedding, but will be back in the saddle May 11, 2011. If I can blog, I will.  But until […]

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Operation: Love ReUnited.

Yesterday I participated in my first ever Operation: Love ReUnited Session. If you know anyone in the military, you are well aware that promised dates are never set in stone. Deployment, vacation, return,… they are always up in the air. With this case, the official OP LOVE photographer couldn’t make it and passed it off […]

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Courtney + Peter

Welcome to the new blog! It was time for a polishing, dusting off the cobwebs, a growing into a little more sophisticated look.  The website is up next but after committing to blog every weekday in March, I realized I couldn’t stand looking at my old blog any longer and just stopped posting for the […]

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