Alison, we’ve had the pleasure of photographing you ever since you were a baby & now can’t believe we had the honor of spending Sunday capturing your Wedding! You’ve grown into a beautiful young woman who chose an incredible guy, Ben, to spend your life with. Thank you for choosing us to capture all the good stuff…. Congratulations, Ben & Alison!
We had the pleasure of photographing the wedding of Nicole Cloutier and Ryan Morton on August 27, 2017 at Zukas Hilltop Barn. What a beautiful outdoor ceremony and reception! The weather couldn’t have been more perfect and the wedding went off without a hitch! We have been photographing Nicole and her family since she was young. It was truly a great honor to be able to capture the wedding as well and I can’t wait to see what the future brings! Good Luck Nicole & Ryan! and CONGRATULATIONS! You two are a wonderful couple!
Along with the few snapshots that I take, I just love that clients are always sending me photos and videos of Rich photographing them and their children!
Affter realizing just how many I have in a file on my desktop, I just couldn’t help but to share a few of them.
I am amazed by the number of calls and emails I receive every week from past students and working professionals looking to connect with Rich… “He was my teacher!” “He was amazing!”, “Rich was the only reason I finished the program.” “He should be teaching still!”
I don’t think he really understands how many calls I get regularly. So, I have been urging him to create some workshops.
After researching Summer Film Camps for our son, I think I’m finally starting to get him to listen to me. I have suggested workshops that range from the basic understanding of manual DSLR & Camera Controls, Workshops on Advanced Studio Lighting that would be geared to the seasoned professional, as well as Workshops that would be geared to Graduates picking up where Hallmark left off!
When he said you have no idea whether anyone would be interested, I decided to post a little article he wrote for a local publication.
Here it is….
They’re Coming and that only means one thing;
Its time again for our Annual Baby Bunny
“Welcome Spring” Limited Edition Sessions!
One of the most popular sessions of the year!
Don’t miss out seeing your kids playing with baby bunnies &
Capturing those Amazing Expressions!
Sessions are only $49
text at 508-341-5789
Received this amazing note from Josi! Can’t believe Stefania is so grown up!!! Had to share….
We decided when our daughter was 2 years old to look for a “real” professional photographer. Highly recommended by a trusted co-worker, we drove down to East Brookfield from Littleton, MA, convincing ourselves on the long drive down with a 2 year old, this would be the only portrait we’d do, since it was over an hour drive from home. Over the river and through the woods, but oh so worth it when we saw the slide presentation of our beautiful 2 year old, capturing all of her facial expressions, from frowns to giggles to pensive to playful! And how do you pick just one! Thank you to Kristen for helping us sort through them! I still want them all!
Well, we have come back to East Brookfield every year, sometimes twice a year, and sometimes more since that first trip. We’ve done Birthday, Christmas, Bunnies, Chicks, Special Grandmothers, First Communion, Sweet 16 and now, Senior Portraits. And each time we came back because Rich is THE best portrait photographer and it is so worth the trip. He even has cookies waiting for us, knowing how much we love his “home baked” cookies and in the winter, the warm mulled apple cider! Everyone is relaxed and at ease, no pressure, just welcoming and inclusive of the children and the parents. With younger children, he sings Disney tunes off key and just brings out the best expressions, giggles, and smiles. With older, jaded teens he speaks their language, gets goofy, pretends he doesn’t really get it, making them laugh and of course, roll their eyes! His antics serve a purpose, capturing the essence of the child. We trust his judgment and his creativity every time, and are never disappointed. We just finished Senior Portraits and they were amazing, truly captured our daughter’s personality.
Thank you for capturing the true essence and unique personality of our daughter every step of the way, every year, from a toddler in a tiara and tutu to a young woman dreaming of her future.
Thank you Rich and Kristen, you rock!!
See you soon!
The Rizzolo Family, Josi, Tony and Stefania
We are Celebrating 30 Years!!!
On October 1, 1986, we officially opened our studio and we never could of imagined the amazing people and places we would experience in our daily happenings here at Barnes Portrait Design.
Just the other day, a great client we have worked with since the beginning, who has had having children, her family, and now her grandchildren photographed, reminded me that she came because of the first promotion we ever did; It was a Family Portrait Special at a very beautiful local park, which we titled “A Day in the Park “. She remembered that the session fee was just $30. Laughing, she said ” We had no idea if you were even any good, but we figured for $30 what do we have to loose!” She then proudly went on to tell us that that very family portrait is still the centerpiece of her living room. That was so great to hear!
That got us thinking;
Why couldn’t we do the same thing all over again?
So that’s what we are going to do!
We have been able to set aside a few weekend days in the next couple of weeks (including Sundays)!
And to Celebrate 30 Amazing Years,
the session fee will be just $30 (just like in 1986)!
There will also be Special Packages & Collections all backed up with
the same quality that has helped us grow over three decades.
Call to Schedule Before the Leaves Are Gone!
What an Amazing Day we had with Pete and Cassandra celebrating their day! They couldn’t have asked for anything more perfect. The weather was gorgeous and everyone had a great time! Thank you guys, so much, for allowing us the opportunity to be a part of your special day and to capture those memories for you, to have for years to come!!
If you’d like to see all of their wedding images, please check out the following link!