Monday, June 22, 2009

Many brides' biggest fear for their wedding day is rain. The dreaded rain. But Nicole and John's rainy Sunday wedding in scenic Groton, Mass proves just how beautiful and romantic those moody grey and white clouds can be....

The sun came out just in time to do wedding party pictures!!

By the way....turns out that was an electric fence. And yes, I figured that out the hard way. At least it was me and not Nicole!!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Banned in Boston 2009

For the second year in a row, I was asked by my good friend Jamie Ullrich, Program Coordinator for Urban Improv, to photograph their annual benefit, Banned in Boston. Urban Improv is a fantastic non-profit organization located in Jamaica Plain, that works with at-risk inner-city youth to teach them conflict resolution and non-violence. It really is an amazing organization, and once a year, Jamie disappears of the radar as she prepares for this huge event, which brings in a couple dozen four-star Boston restaurants to serve hor's deurves and local celebrities to perform a number of hilarious comedy sketches before the UI Donors. It is a truly fantastic and FUN event!

This year the show was at the House of Blues in Fenway. I was a bit apprehensive as the House of Blues is very dark, with very high ceilings, and I am NOT a fan of using direct flash. But I think I worked it out! Here are a few samples from the cocktail hour and from the show:

Of course my favorite part of the whole affair is the fooood....
Click or Clack? or Klick or Klack??
Tom Hamilton rehearsing the finale song with Carol Fulp.

Delicious Salmon with Horseradish cream...

Mayor Menino as the spirit of Abraham Lincoln.
My favorite act of the Night: Tom Hamilton dressed up as Queen Elizabeth and singing "I touched Michelle" to the tune of "I Kissed a Girl." I do believe this was the highlight of the night!

The big finale song at the end of the show

You can learn more about Urban Improv, Banned in Boston, and see my pictures on their website here!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Lorenz Photography Presents: BRANDY AND JOHN!

My cousin Brandy got married a couple weeks ago, a I got the honor of photographing the whole affair! I had SUCH a fun weekend, being back in Nebraska (I'm grew up in Omaha), drinking beers with my cousins and meeting my new little baby cousin Will (Tyler and Lana's new bubs). I love my family so much, and any time I get to spend with them is never quite enough.

In the meantime, Brandy has been having kittens waiting for the pictures, so while I'm waiting for Pictage to do their thing, I thought I'd put up a preview of some of my favorites! Enjoy:

The first few here are from the rehearsal and groom's dinner.

The Man:

John helping himself to the bar at the Schuyler Country Club:
Brandy looking more like Louise than I have ever seen....

Lana is by far the coolest new mom ever. I asked her to hold her baby in a way that made him cry and she laughed at him. Brilliant.

Nebraska sun is SUNNY.

Thank you everyone for a fantastic day!! I love you all.