Monday, October 24, 2011

Fall 2011

Just wanted to show you a few fall photos that I took during my photo shoot job this weekend.
Finally we have a bit of color.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Happy Birthday Amylou!!!

Yes, today is MY birthday and I was treated to a wonderful yummy brunch at my
friend Susan and Chip's home with their combined five children, Luke, Andrew, Jack, Tad, and Ellie.
It was such a special day to be able to spend time with them all.

Luke playing on the ipad.

Tad....Look at the beautiful head of curls.

Little Ellie making some wonderful drawings for me to hang on my refrigerator.

Jack in the comfy bean bag chair just chillin'

Andrew all plugged in.

Thanks to the Payson and Samperi Family for a wonderful birthday and making me feel so special.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Davies Family

I had a wonderful photo shoot with the Davies Family this morning.
The boys gave their parents, Bonnie and Brian a gift certificate from Amylou Photography
 for their wedding anniversary. Their vision was a nice fall photo shoot. 
Although we are getting a pretty late peek foliage this year, we had a great time
finding new places in the woods and pastures/fields of Middleton MA
Here is just a sneak preview...(click on the photo to see the larger, clearer version)

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Something Old, Something New...

I am enjoying decorating my new home. 
Using some of my existing things and purchasing some new pieces
to update my new space. Here, above my decorative mantel in my living room
I purchased this cool looking metal wall hanging...I love it!!

Below it from left to right are old photos: my paternal grandparents Theresa and John Astolfi,
 my mom's Aunt Eve's wedding photo, my mom around the age of 14,
and my family in 1959...yes that is me sitting on my mom's lap.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Around Danvers

There is a trend these days not just in Danvers, not just in Massachusetts but in all of New England,
that towns and cities are converting old abandoned and unused railroad trails into walking/biking trails.
Some are being paved and some are just laid with gravel. But either way they are becoming more and more
popular for cyclists, walkers, joggers,etc. I love them. There is a nice trail in West Peabody that i like to ride my
bike on. It is a very cool to be able to see the towns as the trains did many many years ago. 

Once upon a time Danvers had two trains that came through the town.  The Newburyport line in Danvers that 
connects Wenham and Peabody is now a converted rail trail with gravel and I have had the chance to walk about 3 miles of it.  The other Railroad line connects Middleton and Peabody/Salem. That line is not developed into a rail trail yet.  Here is a photo of part of this abandoned trail that crosses Purchase Street, Danvers.

Friday, October 14, 2011


As I was driving home from work this evening, an interesting thought popped into my head.
I grew up in Danvers MA, and once I moved out of my parents house, got married and had my son Scott,
 I lived in four different places surrounding down town Danvers and all of the street names were
TREES: Cherry Street, Poplar Street, Maple Avenue and now Oak Street.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


An impromptu photo shoot with the beautiful Miss Silva in Newburyport on Monday.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Danvers Door

I am starting a new photo project...I am rediscovering my home town of Danvers MA, which i just moved back to, through photographs. Trying to take photos off the beaten path.
i am hoping to possibly make a book after I am finished...I am going to allow myself a least a year if not more.
This project was inspired by a friend and photographer out of Cape Ann...Marion Frost.

Monday, October 3, 2011

The Course

Today was the 3rd Annual Beverly Hospital Classic Golf Tournament, the 2nd of two golf tournaments that I organize for my job.  I have organized about 15 golf tournaments since 2003 and have never been rained out. Today's original forecast was for 70% rain, but it ended up being a beautiful Indian Summer day with perfect blue skies. It was a wonderful day on the golf course.