Photos: Boston Red Sox Winter Weekend 2016.

Here is a gallery of photos from the second annual Boston Red Sox Winter Weekend, held at Foxwoods Resort & Casino in Connecticut. The weekend gives fans the chance to meet the players, receive autographs, listen to panel discussions, and get in the baseball frame of mind ahead of Spring Training. In essence, it’s a Fan Fest. 

This year proved just as tough to shoot as last year. Aesthetically, the yellow lights and patterned carpets of the casino make it difficult to make a picture that says “baseball.” We made the best of what we had, though, and there were a few moments that worked decently well. 

The weekend served as a reminder that Spring Training is just around the corner. 24 days until I report to Florida! Thinking warmer thoughts.

Photos: Hotel Commonwealth Celebrates New Wing Opening.

Above is a gallery of photos from the grand opening party for a newly constructed wing in one of Boston’s most hip hotels, the Hotel Commonwealth. I was asked to cover the event for the hotel. 

I was there early to shoot some decor shots of the new spaces. The $50 million addition includes 96 new hotel rooms, an outdoor terrace, and 6,000 square feet of event space. All of it looks fantastic. 

It was a great party, too. Red Sox legend Jim Rice was in attendance for photo ops with guests, and the Dropkick Murphy’s performed a high-energy set of music. I’m looking forward to shooting more at the Commonwealth, the official hotel of the Red Sox!

Photos: Shabbat At Temple Israel Boston.

You never know where your shooting will take you. This was a different kind of assignment from the majority of ones I do, but I really enjoyed shooting for Temple Israel in Boston at their Shabbat services last week. 

The Temple’s public relations team asked me to shoot some staged portraits of one of the Rabbis, Rabbi Elaine Zecher, and to provide some general coverage of their Qabbalat Shabbat services. This was a delicate act, as technically one isn’t allowed to shoot photos during services. They made an exception this one time, so I tiptoed around and made use of my camera’s quiet shutter mode. 

Here are a few portraits and candids from the evening. A big thanks to fellow Boston photographer Elan Kawesch for referring me for this job!