Zumba in Post Office Square

Now this is a lady who loves what she does. Her passion shines through in every candid I took that evening and as a regular in her Zumba classes, she brings it every single time. I loved this shoot and the challenge of action shots. Thanks, Emily!

Want to catch one of Emily’s classes?
They are FREE in Post Office Square through September.
T/TH 5:30-6:30PM


Yoga Sessions with Emily of Stay Healthy, Stay Happy

When Emily and I were trying to decide where to do our session we debated: tulips & the Boston Public Garden or oceanside with some woods at World’s End in Hingham? Two totally different venues that both give us great backdrops. After waiting and waiting through 108 inches of snow this winter, we were really ready to head outside to take some photos, so, why not both? Nothing sounded better than spending a few hours outside on an early Spring afternoon.

Emily is a yoga instructor and founder of Stay Healthy, Stay Happy. She’s also a Zumba instructor and lifelong dancer, which is very obvious in some of these photos. She is so graceful and very strong, and I really wanted to capture both of those aspects in these sessions.

One of the best things about shooting with Emily is that she is very open to trying out a pose or idea, just to see how it comes out. I wanted to get a shot of her looking very zen in the middle of the bridge in Boston Public Garden during rush hour because I thought it might be a cool shot – and while we pondered whether we’d be photobombed or if we’d have angry Bostonians crabbing at us for standing in the middle of the g–d— bridge – she was willing to give it a try anyway.

Here is a mixture of shots from both days & thanks to Emily for two AWESOME shoots!


YouTube Video: A health & fitness journey

See my photos featured in this video about my friend Emily McLaughlin’s health & fitness journey on GirlishWritings.com.

If you’re in the Boston area, Emily’s classes are a must!

“Emily’s Zumba classes gave off an energy that was both empowering and addicting… Once you mastered Emily’s routines, you felt sense of pride and belonging that kept you coming back for more.”

Stay Healthy, Stay Happy

Also enjoy this wicked old photo:

(2008) A photo of Emily & I during the summer post high school graduation. Such babies!