Deb McCarthy Photography: Blog https://www.mccarthypics.com/blog en-us (C) Deb McCarthy Photography (Deb McCarthy Photography) Fri, 31 Jul 2020 17:55:00 GMT Fri, 31 Jul 2020 17:55:00 GMT https://www.mccarthypics.com/img/s/v-12/u723864001-o24124350-50.jpg Deb McCarthy Photography: Blog https://www.mccarthypics.com/blog 120 86 Mike, Lily and Bohdi Portrait Session https://www.mccarthypics.com/blog/2020/7/mike-lily-and-bohdi Had a great time photographing Mike, Lily and their adorable new German Shepard puppy, Bodhi, at the park on East First street in South Boston.

Shoot me an email - deb@mccarthypics.com or text/call - 617-592-8977 to book your portrait with your best friend(s).  

 

 

 

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Holiday Minis Sessions 2018 https://www.mccarthypics.com/blog/2018/11/holiday-minis-sessions-2018 Tis the season!

Do you need a great photo for your Christmas/Holiday Card this year?  I'm on it!  I am offering a day of Holiday Mini Sessions on Saturday, December 1 from 11:00-3:00PM.  

Each session lasts 25 minutes and includes the digital images.

Cost: $200 

Call: 617-592-8977 or email: deb@mccarthypics.com to book.

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BLA Class of 2019 https://www.mccarthypics.com/blog/2018/8/bla-class-of-2019 Here's a sampling of some of this season's senior portraits featuring the intelligent, fun, and gorgeous seniors of Boston Latin Academy!

Locations: 

Boston Public Garden

Dorchester Heights

Castle Island 




 


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(Deb McCarthy Photography) https://www.mccarthypics.com/blog/2018/8/bla-class-of-2019 Fri, 17 Aug 2018 01:24:20 GMT
Mother's Day Sale https://www.mccarthypics.com/blog/2018/5/mothers-day-sale HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY from DMP!

Give mom what she really wants - beautiful photos of her kids or the whole family!

Now through Saturday receive 20% off full Portrait Sessions and Mini Portrait Sessions.

All pricing and package information can be found here.

Regular Portrait Session Price: $325.00. Sale Price: $260!!!

Mini Session Price: $225.00.  Sale Price: $180!!!  Mini Session details: 30 minute shooting time and a gallery of 25 images.

Hope to hear from you soon!

 

 

 

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(Deb McCarthy Photography) https://www.mccarthypics.com/blog/2018/5/mothers-day-sale Thu, 10 May 2018 00:45:10 GMT
Recent Senior Portrait Sessions!! https://www.mccarthypics.com/blog/2017/9/recent-senior-portrait-sessions  

 

Check out these gorgeous High School Senior!!  Good luck to all of my Class of 2018 seniors!  Pleasure working with and photographing all of you!

Time is running out to book. Get in touch today!  DEB@MCCARTHYPICS.COM 

Session Pricing and Package Information: Deb McCarthy Photography Seniors

BLA Seniors visit: BLA Info for your portrait options.

Share your photos on Instagram and use #debmacpix for a chance to win a free portrait session featuring you and two of your #bffs.

Locations featured: Castle lsland, Dorchester Heights, Arnold Arboretum and Boston Public Garden

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(Deb McCarthy Photography) https://www.mccarthypics.com/blog/2017/9/recent-senior-portrait-sessions Thu, 21 Sep 2017 01:34:10 GMT
Julia Castle Island Session https://www.mccarthypics.com/blog/2017/8/julia-castle-island-session Deb McCarthy Photography is now booking Fall 2017 Senior Portrait Sessions for the Class of 2018.  Slots are limited.

Please visit: mccarthypics.com/seniors to view the Senior Portrait Gallery. 

These images are from a recent Senior Session at Castle Island in South Boston

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Styling for Portraits 101 https://www.mccarthypics.com/blog/2017/7/stylingforportraits101 A FEW EASY TIPS FOR STYLING FAMILY PHOTOS:

1.) Choose ONE Outfit You Love - It can be yours or your partner's or your child's.  Once you've made that choice, you can base everything else off of it.  Keep in mind color and season and most importantly, make sure you feel comfortable and fabulous in it!

2.) Coordinate Colors without Matching - Once you pick that one outfit (for example a pink dress) choose tones that compliment that pink dress.  Green, navy, denim - those colors are all complimentary but don't match.

3.) Pick a Great Photographer -  Honestly, I'm hoping you've already chosen me (wink, wink).

4.) PREPARE - Plan in advance to make sure your clothing choices are ironed and your have all your accessories and footwear ready to go.  The more prepared you are, the less stress you'll experience the day of your session - which means you'll be able to relax and have FUN.

5.) Keep Patterns to a Minimum - My recommendation is one or two people in subtle patterns and the others in solids.  I LOVE patterns and I think they look great in photos - just not too many.  We want the focus to be you and your beautiful family.

6.) Be COMFORTABLE in what You're Wearing - Making sure you look good in your outfit is super important but you also neeed to make sure you are comfy.  This tip is especially important when it comes to the kids.  If they are wearing something that is itchy, stiff or doesn't fit quite right - they are not going to be happy and we don't want that!

7.) HAVE FUN - Of course the most important goal I want to accomplish during your family session is getting some great shots BUT I also want to create a fun and relaxing atmosphere that you and your fam will enjoy! 

 

SHOPPING FOR YOUR SESSION:

Looking for a few suggestions on where to shop for the perfect pieces to dress yourself and your family?  Look no further than the gorgeous boutiques right here in Southie! You'll find an assortment of cute clothes, beautiful jewelry and lovely accessories.

Here's a few of my favorites:

Kids  - Bringing Up Baby Boston 

Mom/Dad/Teens -   Ku De Ta  Wears and Wares  Habit   Dew Luxe

Hair Styling - ROOTS  The Beauty Bar 

 

THE MOST IMPORTANT TIP:

Give me a call: 617-592-8977 or shoot me an email: deb@mccarthypics.com to book your Family Portrait Session!  I'd love to hear from you.

With Gratitude,

Deb

 

To view the Family Portfolio please visit: www.mccarthypics.com/families

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(Deb McCarthy Photography) https://www.mccarthypics.com/blog/2017/7/stylingforportraits101 Tue, 18 Jul 2017 21:26:44 GMT
Happy Saint Patrick's Day from Deb McCarthy Photography https://www.mccarthypics.com/blog/2017/3/happy-saint-patricks-day-from-deb-mccarthy-photography  

Happy Saint Patrick's Day from Deb McCarthy Photography!

 

Location: Dorchester Heights and The Junction, South Boston

Model: Olivia

Hat and Props: Party City, South Bay Location

Mint Green Jeans: Old Navy

Stylist: Deb McCarthy (haha)

 

 

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(Deb McCarthy Photography) https://www.mccarthypics.com/blog/2017/3/happy-saint-patricks-day-from-deb-mccarthy-photography Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:27:06 GMT
August Session Highlights Deb McCarthy Photography https://www.mccarthypics.com/blog/2016/8/august-session-highlights-deb-mccarthy-photography The busy season is upon me.  Met some super cute people this past month and an adorable kitty named Sundae. Here are some of my fave shots from this past month! 

Seniors - it's time to book your session.  Please email: deb@mccarthypics.com to book and stay tuned for an upcoming blog post with outfit ideas, posing tips and suggestions on how to look your most gorgeous for your senior portrait appointment!

Hope to hear from you soon.

 

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(Deb McCarthy Photography) https://www.mccarthypics.com/blog/2016/8/august-session-highlights-deb-mccarthy-photography Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:00:00 GMT
Maureen Dahill's Home Makeover by JS Interiors https://www.mccarthypics.com/blog/2016/7/maureendahillshomemakeoverbyjsinteriors Southie girl power was in full swing on this shoot!  Homeower, interior designer and photographer are all Southie natives (and very proud of it)! 

Uber-talented interior designer Justene Spaulding of JS Interiors hired me to take photos of recent work for her website.  One of the projects she needed photographed was the home of my good friend and super stylish blogger - www.caughtinsouthie.com  - Maureen Dahill.

The space was full of eclectic pieces, pops of color and plenty of comfy places for this beautiful family to hang out and relax together.  This home totally embodies Maureen's whimsical style. 

The home was featured in the Boston Globe Magazine on Sunday, July 24th and I am very excited to announce they used my photo of the entryway featuring Vito the pug!  Check out the full article featuring images of this adorable family (by Globe photographer Joyelle West) in the space. 

Interior Design: JS Interiors

Entryway Wallcovering: Phillip Jeffries

Entryway Console and Artisan Rug: West Elm

Dining Room Roman Shades: West Elm   

 


 


 

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Castle Island Portrat Session with Julia and Stella Boston Photographer https://www.mccarthypics.com/blog/2016/6/castle-island-portrat-session What a way to spend a warm summer night - out at Castle Island with Julia, Stella and their awesome Mom, Mary!  It was low tide so were were able to play around on the outer edge of Castle Island.  Julia and Stella were very adventurous.  They weren't afraid to get wet (balancing on rocks in the water), put seaweed on their heads (it really ended up looking like a fancy hat lol) and lean on the sea wall which had quite a bit of a green slimey sea grass on it (but was the most gorgeous neon green color)! 

I am so pleased with the way these images turned out and I hope you enjoy scrolling through.  Give me a call (617-592-8977) or email me (deb@mccarthypics.com) to book your summer session today.

Visit the website to check out more of my kids/teens portfolio: www.mccarthypics.com.  For pricing and package information: www.mccarthypics.com/pricing.

About our location: Did you know you could take a tour of Fort Independence?  Visit: www.bostonfortindependence.com for more information about this beautiful Southie location.  While you are there be sure to visit Sullivan's for a hot dog and an ice cream!

Happy Summer! 

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Legacy Fashion Show at South Boston Catholic Academy https://www.mccarthypics.com/blog/2016/5/legacy-fashion-show-at-south-boston-catholic-academy Had a great time photographing The Legacy Fashion Show at South Boston Catholic Academy!

 

Featuring fashions from: 

Habit

Lindsay Tia

Wears and Wares

Pretty Reckless

Covet

Closet Connection

Fresh as a Daisy

Fete

Hair and Make-Up:

Nurture Salon and Spa

B.boutique

Shopping from:

Miam Miam Macaronerie

India Hicks

 

There were some gorgeous local ladies walking the runway (looking fab) and some yummy bites from Cranberry Cafe!  Check out the photos below and don't forget to support your local small businesses.  Mother's Day is Sunday and I'm sure Mom would love a gift from any of these fine boutiques! #shoplocal

Check out the full gallery of photos here!

                                                                                                                                                                                                               

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Good Deeds https://www.mccarthypics.com/blog/2016/4/good-deeds Good Deeds

Lifestyle Photography by Deb McCarthy

 

We had a great time photographing Brooke while she did some "good deeds!"  She planted some flowers to beautify the neighborhood, swept up some litter (all us Southie peeps should be doing that on the reg), set up a lemonade stand and donated all the  proceeds to a local charity (of course)  and walked a few super-cute bulldogs for a neighbor who was not able to do it herself.  OK maybe she didn't really do all these things (they were all staged for our shoot) but she is definitely the kind of kid who would be willing to!  Thank you for being such a great model Brooke!  Thank you to my wonderful friend Kelly for being the hairstylist and photo assistant. 

All these images were made in the beautiful Thomas Park neighborhood of South Boston.  My favorites are the dog-walking photos at the top of Telegraph Street.  Please feel free to leave a comment - I'd love to hear from you! 

 

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(Deb McCarthy Photography) https://www.mccarthypics.com/blog/2016/4/good-deeds Tue, 26 Apr 2016 21:24:10 GMT
Lifestyle Shoot with Eva, Brooke and Fiona https://www.mccarthypics.com/blog/2016/4/lifestyle-shoot-with-eva-brooke-and-fiona Lifestyle Shoot with Evan, Brooke and Fiona

Hi Everyone,

Thought I'd share some images from this really fun shoot I did with some super cool people. 

My friend Kelly let us use her fabulous new home as a location.  My  gorgeous friend Eva joined us along with two of the most adorable little girls, Brooke and Fiona!  We spent the afternoon photographing the girls hanging out and having fun.  They played under a blanket fort, read books, baked cookies and just acted silly (which I love!). 

My multi talented daughter, Hannah, did the hair and make-up and the most fabulous photography assistant in the world, Ellie, set up lights and reflected a golden glow on our models.  Catherine and Angela hung out and helped dress the girls and set up shots. 

Thanks to all the fabulous ladies who helped me get some really nice photos!

Enjoy!

 

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(Deb McCarthy Photography) boston childrens photographer boston fashion photographer boston lifestyle photographer boston photographer deb mccarthy photography fashion photography lifestyle photography https://www.mccarthypics.com/blog/2016/4/lifestyle-shoot-with-eva-brooke-and-fiona Fri, 15 Apr 2016 14:51:52 GMT
First Communion Photography by Deb McCarthy Photography https://www.mccarthypics.com/blog/2016/4/first-communion-photography-by-deb-mccarthy-photography First Communion Photography by Deb McCarthy Photography


Hi Everyone,

There's snow on the ground (YUCK) but it's the beginning of April and I can't wait to see the flowers (tulips are my fave) and the cherry blossom trees and the gorgeous green color everywhere.  So many wonderful occasions take place during the Spring - weddings, graduations, recitals, Mother's Day and First Holy Communions!  My family and I have a HUGE reason to celebrate next month - my daughter is graduating from college and we could not be more proud!  

DMP is now booking First Communion Portraits and I'm offering several package options to capture this special day.  For rate and package information click here and please check out my brand spanking new communion portfolio.  I'd love to hear what you think so please feel free to comment or drop me a line.  All communion sessions are booked at a beautiful outdoor location. 

For some gorgeous Communion inspiration I've put together this Pinterest board.  You'll find ideas for adorable party favors, fabulous dresses, veils and hair styles, beautiful accessories and gorgeous cakes. 

I've included a list of some of my favorite vendors to help you get ready for this blessed event in your child's life!

Communion Dresses/Suits:

The Nutshell, Milton This is where I bought my daughter's communion dress 14 years ago.

Prospect Hill, Brockton In addition to dresses and suits, they also carry religious gifts.

Nordstrom, Braintree  I'm assuming everyone knows there's a Nordstrom at the South Shore Plaza but I did not know they carry communion dresses.  Good to know, right?

Hairdresser:

Roots, Southie  Kerry and Janine do a fabulous job.  Book early because these girls are busy.

The Beauty Bar  Dyan LaRosa and her talented staff offer many different beauty services that will have you looking gorgeous. 

Bakery:

Sweet Tooth Boston  I always trust Glenn to make the most beautiful and delicious cakes for our celebrations.

Baked Good.  Jen Jacoby does an awesome job with her cupcakes and cake pops.  The kids love them!

FLORIST:

Kathleen of Boston  Kathy is a friend of mine and has made many gorgeous arrangements for my parties very reasonably priced.  She also makes chocolates (handmade) that are pretty much to die for!

Of Spring and Summer  I came across this fabulous blog featuring DIY flower arrangements.  If you are a DIY kind of gal/guy - check it out!

Photographer:

Yours Truly (Haha)


I hope you find this blog helpful and don't forget spring is also a great time to book your family, kids or senior sessions.

 

Deb

Check me out on social media to keep up to view recent shoots, see sneak peeks of your session and learn about our exciting promotions!

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Some sample images from my communion portfolio:

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Deb McCarthy Photography proudly introduces Halloween Mini Sessions! https://www.mccarthypics.com/blog/2015/9/deb-mccarthy-photography-proudly-introduces-halloween-mini-sessions Introducing

HALLOWEEN MINI SESSIONS!

SATURDAY OCTOBER 17

Put on your Halloween Costume and head on over to my place!

This package features a Halloween themed backdrop of pumpkins, bales of hay and a couple of spooky skeletons!

I will take several photos of your adorable little ones including detail shots, individual portraits and group shots.

The session will last 25 minutes and include 15 images in an online password protected gallery.

Prints may be ordered from this gallery and the package includes 5 images for you to download.

Cost of this session:

$175.00

Please contact the studio to book:

deb@mccarthypics.com

TRICK OR TREAT!!!

 

Here are some sample images from our recent Halloween Shoot.

A special Thank You to my beautiful nieces, Sophia and Aalyah and my adorable neighbor, Martin for doing such an amazing job.

Hair and Make-Up: Tammi Mcevoy Anchor Artists  (How amazing is that Zombie look?)

 

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(Deb McCarthy Photography) boston childrens photographer boston photographer deb mccarthy photography halloween https://www.mccarthypics.com/blog/2015/9/deb-mccarthy-photography-proudly-introduces-halloween-mini-sessions Tue, 29 Sep 2015 14:16:26 GMT
Deb McCarthy Photography chats with Hair and Make-Up Artist Tammi Mcevoy https://www.mccarthypics.com/blog/2015/8/deb-mccarthy-photography-chats-with-hair-and-make-up-artist-tammi-mcevoy I am thrilled to introduce my Local Business Spotlight this month - Tammi Mcevoy!  Tammi is a super talented (and quite stylish) Hair and Make-Up Artist

DMP: You are a Southie native.  Tell us what it was like growing up in Southie and what you like best about living there now?

TM: I love being a South Boston native.  I love people's reaction when they ask where I am from.  Southie has some very distinct characteristics and I take pride in the fact that I am a true Southie girl - I represent!  Growing up in Southie has shaped who I am and has helped me be able to adapt to many different situations.  I always felt a strong sense of community there as a kid and I still do today.  I couldn't imagine growing up anywhere else!  I decided to raise my son, James, in my hometown so he could have a similar upbringing.  Whenever I think of Southie - I think - there is no place like home.  One of my fondest memories as a kid was learning to french braid hair.  It was the day I would receive my First Holy Communion and a teenager who lived on my street french braided my hair on the front steps of her house.  I loved my french braids so much that I practiced all the time until I could do it on my own (I wanted to look like Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz).  That experience is what began my love of hair. 

DMP: How did you become a Hair and Make-Up Artist?

TM: I attended Blaine Cosmetology School when I was nineteen years old.  I figured I'd have to work for the rest of my life so I may as well do what I love and what I am naturally good at.  When I was a teenager I always did my friends' hair in puffs, or a perm or I would tease their bangs and spray with Aquanet (remember that?).  I learned to apply make-up later in my career.  After working in local salons for eight years I ventured out and started working on professional photo shoots.  A fellow H/MU artist gave me a lesson.  I assisted on shoots for about a year before being booked as the primary Hair and Make-Up Artist.

TM: What was your first job?

DMP: I worked at a local salon called Maria's.  It was a great place to learn the tricks of the trade.  The hairdressers I worked with had been in the business for years.  Clients would come in for roller sets, teasing, updos and lots of hairspray!  Many of the women were weekly customers and expected their hairdos to last a full week and I had to make sure they did.  Maria's gave me a great foundation. 

DMP: What kind of assignments do you take?  You have representation but do you free-lance as well?

TM: You name it, I do it.  I am represented by Anchor Artists and they handle all my commercial work but I also do bridal beauty, funeral parlor beauty and home clients.  I am involved with an organization called Look Good...Feel Better and it is the work I am most passionate about.  I conduct workshops for women who are dealing with appearance related side-effects as a result of cancer treatments. 

DMP: Tell us about some of the glamorous photo shoots you have worked on?

TM: I have worked in some beautiful homes and gorgeous outdoor locations.  I provide hair and make-up services for print advertisement, magazines and catalogs.  I occasionally like to brag about working with Ben Affleck.  I did his hair and make-up for an interview with Diane Sawyer.  He was the first celebrity I worked with so I was a bit nervous.  A peer of mine gave me the best advice: "Just be yourself."  Being a Southie native helped me break the ice with him.  We chatted about Good Will Hunting which was filmed in South Boston.  He was so down to earth, by the end of the shoot it felt like he was a kid I grew up with!

DMP: You are quite the fashionista!  Tell us a little about your style and how you like to wear/do your own hair and make-up.

TM: I adapt my style to the occasion.  I like to dress the part and I am lucky I can be creative and have fun with my style and what I wear to work.  I will wear what speaks to me that day!  Although noo outfit is complete without great hair and make-up.  You can rock any style with confidence when your hair and make-up look fabulous!!

DMP: Could you share a make-up tip for a perfect photo ready look?

TM: Hire me for the day and I will let you in on a few tips - Just kidding!  Your base has to be strong - you must have a great concealer and foundation.  The rest of your make-up will tie right in.  Creating that perfect blank canvas is the key to a photo-ready make up appliacation.

Check Tammi out on Facebook and Instagram @tammimcevoy or give her a call: (617) 413-8011 to book your Hair and Make-Up Application.

Here Tammi is looking completely photo-ready! 

Hair and Make-Up: Tammi Mcevoy (of course)

Here are some shots from several shoots Tammi and I have worked on together!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Don't Settle for a Boring Yearbook Photo by Deb McCarthy Photography https://www.mccarthypics.com/blog/2015/8/calling-all-rising-seniors---deb-mccarthy-photography Are you a rising senior?  Do you need a fabulous Yearbook Portrait?  I would love to help you out!!!

Class of 2016 - Deb McCarthy Photography is booking Senior Portrait Sessions now!!  Summer dates are almost filled.  Get in touch soon to book your fall date!  You don't want to miss that deadline!

DMP Senior Portraits reflect your personality.  We create modern, natural and of course beautiful images of this exciting time in your life (these are not your boring, stiff looking, dated, taken under a studio light senior portraits!).

All sessions take place at a great Boston location including, but not limited to, The Arnold Arboretum and The Boston Public Garden using natural light!

Please visit the SENIORS gallery to view my senior portrait photography.  For package and pricing information please visit: PRICING.  Group rates are available if 4 or more people book together - so spread the word and book with a bunch of your buds!!  I'll even take a few fun group shots.

Follow Deb McCarthy Photographer on Facebook and Instagram @debmacpix and tag your senior portrait with hashtag #debmacpix to win a gorgeous canvas print from your session.

I am happy to announce my local business spotlight this month: TAMMI MCEVOY!  Tammi is a very talented hair and make-up artist represented by Anchor Artists.  Tammi is available for commercial work, wedding and of course SENIOR PORTRAITS!  I have worked with Tammi many times and I highly recommend hiring her if you are interested in having a pro get you camera-ready for your senior portrait session.  Look for my blog post later this month to get the scoop about Tammi.

Deb McCarthy specializes in CHILDREN and TEEN portraiture and works in and around the Boston area.

I hope to hear from you soon.

Deb McCarthy

 

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(Deb McCarthy Photography) boston photographer boston portrait photographer boston senior portrait photographer senior portraits https://www.mccarthypics.com/blog/2015/8/calling-all-rising-seniors---deb-mccarthy-photography Wed, 05 Aug 2015 14:00:00 GMT
Rexhame Beach Vintage Bathing Suit Shoot Deb McCarthy Photography https://www.mccarthypics.com/blog/2015/7/rexhame-beach-vintage-bathing-suit-shoot-deb-mccarthy-photography  

What a treat it was to take these photos!  I am a portrait photographer so It's mostly just me and my camera, an assistant holding a reflector and my subject(s) on my shoots and I love doing that kind of work.  I also love collaborating with talented people!!!  I saw this amazing edtirorail in Harpers Bazaar a few months back featuring vintage bathing suits and beach locations and I immediately knew I wanted to do a styled Beach Shoot!!! 

I reached out to my pal (and local Southie gal) Tammi McEvoy to see if she'd be interested and she reached out to Michelle Coughlan, a super cool stylist she had recently worked with and we all met for coffee at the Cranberry Cafe and well, here's the results!!! 

We had to change locations because we got rained out 2 weeks in a row (bad luck) and our original spot was no longer available but luckily, my good friend, Cheryl has a beautiful home in Marshfield right near the beach so that's where we ended up!!  This was super fun and I'm so excited about the images.

A special Thank You to Angela and Natalie and, of course, our gorgeous models, Lauren and Paige!!

Enjoy!

Stylist: Michelle Coughlan, Anchor Artists

Hair and Make Up: Tammi McEvoy, Anchor Artists

Models: Lauren, Maggie Inc  Paige, Dynasty Models and Talent

 

 

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Taryn and Kevin's Wedding/House of the Seven Gables https://www.mccarthypics.com/blog/2015/6/taryn-and-kevins-wedding-house-of-seven-gables What a fabulous and of course gorgeous Wedding.  The daughter of an old friend of mine, Taryn, her handsome husband Kevin and their beautiful daughters looked radiant!!!  Thank You for letting me be part of your special day!!!

Location: House of Seven Gables

Wedding Coordinator: Deb Costa

Hair and Make-Up: Tammi McEvoy


Auntie Carol- Ann helping with the dress!

Smile for the camera....I mean phone!!

An instragram post in the making!!!!!

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Deb McCarthy Photography chats with Sandy Sidoti of Bringing Up Baby Boston https://www.mccarthypics.com/blog/2015/6/deb-mccarthy-photography-chats-with-sandy-sidoti-of-bringing-up-baby-boston As most of you know, I photograph a lot of kids.  Babies, toddlers, tweens and I love doing it.  This month I introduced a brand new themed session - The Little Princess Session and I wanted to be able to suggest a fabulous place for my clients to shop for this special photoshoot.  Luckily for me Southie is home to a gorgeous Boutique called Bringing Up Baby!!  So it only made sense to make Bringing Up Baby my Local Biz Spotlight!!  Read on to find out about this wonderful boutique and it's super-cute owner, Sandy Sidoti!  Be sure to get in touch soon to book your Little Princess Session and stop by Bringing Up Baby for a beautiful tutu or a crown and wand!  Visit the Promotions page on my website for all the Session Details.

DMP: Where did you grow up?  Do you live in Southie now?

SS: I grew up in and around Manhattan.  I now, most happily call Southie or SOBO, coined by the New York Times, my home.  I have lived here for 5 years and will be a lifer.

DMP: Where did you go to college?

SS: I earned my degree in Child Psychology and Contemporary Dance from the Bennington College, a small artsy college in VT.

DMP: Have you always worked in retail?  Is Bringing Up Baby the first store you have owned?  What made you decide on Southie as a location for Bringing Up Baby?

After college I moved back to NYC prepared to attend Hunter College for an advanced degree in Dance Therapy.  My senior thesis specifically defended dance therapy as a viable approach in the treatment of autistic children and I was going to reach them one a time.  As life would have it, a summer job on the floor of the Community Exchange took me on a totally different path.  I discovered I had an interest in business, met my husband, adopted two wonderful children and moved to Boston.  It was here that I embarked on a retail career.  Having worked for several luxury brands in various capacities, I decided to combine my interest in children with my success in retail development and Bringing Up Baby was born.  Southie is the perfect place to open a local business.  We are a neighborhood and have a strong sense of community.  I saw a real need for a one-stop children's specialty store where parents, grandparents and friends felt comfortable and children could come and play.  In August of 2013 we opened the doors and have not looked back.  I would love to ideally have three stores butr for now we are happily enjoying seeing our little clients grow and develop.

DMP: Would you describe your style and talk a bit about how you choose the clothing and other items in Bringing Up Baby?  How do you know what the moms of South Boston are going to want to dress their children in?

SS: My style depends on the day.  I personally gravitate to slightly edgier clothing with strong design lines.  Buying is totally different and the most difficult part of my job.  It is a long process steeped in emotion alternating between joy and angst.  I am constantly researching lines and always trying to bring in something new and wonderful.  I try to balance different categories in my assortment.  Fashion forward, edgy, classic, preppie, sophisticated, etc. but most important good quality at a good value.  Then there is the fun part, finding the "Chanel" like pocketbook or the next great bow tie.  It has definitely been a learning experience and continues to evolve as fashion and tastes change.

DMP: What are some of your favorite clothing lines, toys, etc.?  What do you recommend to Moms for their kids to play with or to help make Mom's life a little easier (strollers, baby bags)?

SS: My personal favorites, that's a hard one.  If pressed I would have to say Mayoral and Fore for boys, Butterscotch, Raspberry Plum and Rachel Riley for girls.  Kissy, Lucky Jade and Kate Quinn in Layette, Chloe K and Hannah Hats for accessories and Uppa for travel systems.  Toys that make children think and create.

DMP: Could you give us a few suggestions for a fabulous baby shower gift?  Kid's birthday gift?

SS: Anything Kissy for the classic shower gift.  Tutus made in Europe with ballet flats, a "Hermes or Chanel" like pocketbook and some Jackie O sunglasses for something totally useless and fun (also featured items in our Little Princess Shoot).  A pirate's hide-away or Brio train sets.  It's all good!!

DMP: What items do you have at the shop that would be perfect for the Little Princess Photo Session?

SS: We have tutus, crowns, sparkly dress, wands, headdresses and imagination!  All fit for a princess!!!

Located at 663 East Broadway, South Boston, Bringing Up Baby is a one stop specialty shop for your infant, toddler and tween. Featuring a wonderful assortment of unique brands sure to please even the most fashion forward consumer. Whether purchasing a gift or shopping for your own little ones, you can rest assured they will be ready for any occasion. Bringing Up Baby strives to be your one stop shop offering clothing, shoes, toys, books and accessories that delight. If you're looking to ride around the town in style, they have you covered with strollers and other gear hand picked for their proven reviews, safety, functionality and style. Bringing Up Baby promotes four organic layette lines with baby and the environment in mind. Stop by and bring the family. We have a play area, staff that love to entertain and a beautiful nursing and changing room for parents on the go.

Here are some of the beautiful items available at the shop!!!


Sandy behind the counter at her fabulous boutique - Bringing Up Baby!  Thanks so much for chatting with me Sandy!!!

Sandy and J.C. (who did an amazing job choosing the fashions for our Little Princess Session - Thank You J.C.!

We were lucky enough to feature some gorgeous fashion and accessories from Bringing Up Baby on a recent Little Princess Session.

Fashion: Bringing Up Baby Boston

Hair and Make Up: Tammi McEvoy, Anchor Artists

Models: Sadie and Eva


   

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(Deb McCarthy Photography) Bringing Up Baby Boston Southie boston children's photographer boston fashion photographer boston photographer https://www.mccarthypics.com/blog/2015/6/deb-mccarthy-photography-chats-with-sandy-sidoti-of-bringing-up-baby-boston Mon, 15 Jun 2015 21:54:23 GMT
Little Princess Sessions by Deb McCarthy Photography https://www.mccarthypics.com/blog/2015/6/little-princess-sessions-by-deb-mccarthy-photography HI Everyone,

Just got back from a fabulous vacation in Aruba!  Have you ever been?  If not, I highly recommend it.  I'm feeling relaxed, rejuvenated and eager to start my summer shooting season.  I have got a brand new themed session to tell you about!!  My small business spotlight feature this month is the gorgeous children's boutique Bringing Up Baby (named Best of Boston 2014 by Boston Magazine) and of course beach sessions are back big time! This is a perfect spot for a family session.

The view from my hut!!  #Aruba #OneHappyIsland

LITTLE PRINCESS SESSIONS

I am super excited to announce my brand new "Little Princess Session!"  Do you have a daughter that loves to play dress up?  If so, than this session is perfect for her or her and a friend!!!  I will provide a few props and you should plan to bring your own princess dress, a tutu or two and any glitzy jewels she loves wearing during her dress up playtime.  Look for my small business spotlight later this month featuring Bringing Up Baby located at 663 East Broadway, South Boston, which would be the perfect place to shop for your Little Princess Photo Shoot!  These sessions will take place in a beautiful outdoor location.  Please visit my PROMOTIONS page for session details, pricing and booking information.  Father's Day is Sunday June 14th and I bet Dad would love a beautiful portrait of his Little Princess.......

BEACH/OCEAN SESSIONS

I adore the beach and I love the ocean as a backdrop.  We are so lucky to live near the Coast and enjoy the gorgeous beaches here in New England!  If you have been thinking of booking a Family Session now is a great time to do it!  For pricing information on my Family Sessions please visit the PRICING page on my website. 

SENIOR PORTRAITS

The school year is almost over!!  I'm talking to you parents and rising 2016 seniors!!!!  Now is the time to book your Senior Portrait Session.  Beach, Arboretum, Public Garden or Boston Waterfront locations available!  I am also more than willing to take suggestions from you about where you'd like your photos taken.  Please visit the SENIORS gallery to view my Senior Portrait Photography.  If you are interested in a professional Hair and Make-Up Application, I have a very talented h/mu artist I can recommend.  Please inquire when booking for more details.  YAY Class of 2016!!!!!  By the way my Senior Portraits are a little out of the ordinary and dare I say - Super Cool!!!! #debmacpixseniors

Lots of reason to get in touch with DMP today!!!  I'd love to hang out at the beach with you and your family this summer!!! 

I hope to hear from you soon!!

All My Best,

Deb

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Deb McCarthy Photography chats with Peter Zucco of Design Complements https://www.mccarthypics.com/blog/2015/5/deb-mccarthy-photography-chats-with-peter-zucco-of-design-complements I met Peter Zucco about 4 years ago when we participated in the Laboure House Tour (the Laboure is a wonderful Catholic Charities organization located here in South Boston).  Peter was one of the designers who graciously donated his time to decorate several of the houses featured on the tour.  Tall, handsome, talented and stylish with a warm demeanor and a welcoming way with people - I immediately liked him.  We became friends and have even worked together several times. Peter is an AWESOME interior designer and co-owner of Design Complements.  Also a fabulous host (trust me, I've been lucky enough to hang out at his gorgeous homes both here in Southie and in Kennebunkport, Maine) so I thought he'd be the perfect person to talk to about getting your home ready for the Summer Season and also to give us some tips about hosting the perfect little patio soiree!  Enjoy!!

The man himself!!

DMP: Where did you grow up and how long have you lived in Southie? 

PZ: I grew up in Melrose and have lived in Southie for 13 years.

DMP: What is your favorite part of living in Southie? What do you like to do in the neighborhood? 

PZ: My favorite part of living in Southie is the neighborhood feel you get here.  My neighbors know my name and I know theirs.  I love living close to the ocean and being able to walk the dogs on the beach and at Castle Island.  Some of my favorite spots to eat are: Cafe Portobello, The Lincoln, Stephi's and Salsa's.  It's so nice to just be able to walk to your destination too!  I spend a lot of time at the Drive-In Paint Mart too. 

DMP: I  hear you have a fabulous place in Maine!  Tell us a little bit about that.

PZ: Yes!  My husband and I bought a place in Kennebunkport, Maine about 5 years ago.  For us - It's a small piece of heaven!!  It's a 1948 gambrel style home outside with a traditional/modern interior featuring a large front porch which is the perfect spot for Spring Cocktails!  We love spending time there year round (when our busy schedule allows).  It is a very short walk to the beach and we spend a lot of time walking the dogs there and of course entertaining friends and family!!! 

Here's a shot of Peter's fabulous house in Maine.  Those are his adorable dogs - Max and Turner - out front! 

DMP: Where did you go to college?  Have you always been interested in Interior Design? 

PZ: I went to Chamberlayne School of Design.  I graduated in 1994.  I have always been interested in Interior Design.  At a very young age I drove my parents crazy moving furniture, painting walls and decorating for the holidays!!

DMP: Tell us about Design Complements

PZ: My partner Rachel and I have been in business for 12 years now.  We are a full service interior design firm which means we design homes from the ground up working in conjunction with architects and contractors; to accessorizing a single room.  We find that our clients utilize our expertise for kitchen and bathroom renovations and also to completely finish a room with furniture, rugs, lighting and accessories.  Our strength is that we understand how best to incorporate design and function for the individuals we are working with in all styles.  We don't limit ourselves to concentrating on one style over another and in many cases we actually combine elements of traditional, modern and metropolitan to create eclectic and interesting spaces.  It is important to understand our clients needs and personal style to create spaces they will be happy and comfortable in for years to come.  Good communication is key and we strive to have fun throughout the process. 

Here are some shots from a few of the houses Peter has designed.  Gorgeous!  Am I right????

DMP: Could you give us a few tips on freshening up our homes for the Spring/Summer Season?  In your opinion, where are the best bargain places to shop for your home (for those of us on a budget!)?

PZ: I think the best way to make your space look updated and "freshened up" is to change a paint color in a room or just paint one wall with an accent color.  You could also try changing fabrics on your windows or maybe a few new pillows, painting or lacquering a piece of furniture and adding a few new rugs.  Any of these projects will make a big impact in your space.  If you are looking for some home bargains, I suggest taking a trip to a consignment store.  I have found some wonderful pieces at stores like Boston Consignment and Garage Sale and salvage companies like Old House Parts.  Also, don't forget the good old Flea Markets and Antique Stores!

DMP:  Since the warm weather is upon us, everyone is dying to spend time outside!  One of my favorite parts of Spring/Summer is spending time on my patio.  Could you give us a few pointers on throwing a simple yet divine casual cocktail party?

PZ: I like to decorate with bright colorful linens and cushions.  Use fun cocktail napkins and casual flowers, some potted succulents and plenty of flattering lighting!  My favorite cocktails to serve are Aperol Spritz, Pineapple Margaritas and Lillet on the Rocks.  I keep the food choices simple and choose dishes that can be prepared before the guests arrive so that I can spend time with my guests and not in the kitchen.  Crostini with basil pesto, apricot/curry cheese spread and Mexican cheese spread, citrus grilled shrimp and mushroom pate are a few of my favorites.  It's all about tasty cocktails, yummy treats, fun color and laughing and enjoying each others' company!  Be sure to check out my Spring Cleaning/Decorating Board on Pinterest for these recipes and also inspiration for your next Patio Cocktail Party!

If you'd like to inquire about Peter's design services please contact Design Complements Inc. Phone: 617-242-7587 Email: complementsinteriordesign@comcast.net 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Baby Isla by Deb McCarthy Photography https://www.mccarthypics.com/blog/2015/5/baby-isla-by-deb-mccarthy-photography So I'm supposed to be working on my small biz spotlight blog post but I just couldn't resist sharing these gorgeous images of Baby Isla on her Christening Day!I hope the Powers Family are having a fabulous day!!!

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20% Off Prints from Deb McCarthy Photography https://www.mccarthypics.com/blog/2015/5/2nd-blog-post Hey There! 

How's your Spring Season going??  Did you get all your Spring cleaning done?  Have you planted some fresh herbs (which I love to do)?  Or some new perennial bushes in your yard (oh how I wish I could but my dogs trample everything!).  Maybe you've already had a couple of barbeques!!!  All I know is - I hope you are enjoying yourself!!

Here's what's happening at DMP.......

20% Off Print Orders

I am offering a 20% discount on all print orders placed on sessions from April and May.  If you booked a Mother's Day Mini or a First Communion Session -  order now!  I really want to help you get those photos up on your walls.  You must place your print order no later than June 30, 2015 to receive the discount. Please visit the Promotions Page for offer details.

Imagine this on your wall??  Gorgeous!

Senior Portrait Sessions

It is definitely not too early to book your Senior Portrait Session!  I love taking Senior Portraits!  Many schools have a deadline at the beginning of Senior Year so the earlier you book, the better.  I offer many location options including beach, nature (flowers etc) and urban backdrops.  For a sample of my Senior Portrait work please visit the Seniors Gallery on my website. 

Engagement Sessions

It's a beautiful time of year for your engagement shoot.  A beach backdrop is a gorgeous option but I am always open to suggestions and ideas.  Please visit Pricing for rate information and visit the Weddings gallery to view additional engagement and wedding images.

Be on the lookout for next week's blog post.  My good friend Peter Zucco of Design Complements Inc. is featured as my local biz spotlight.  Peter is a fabulous interior designer and host with the absolute most!!  He will be giving some tips on how to freshen up your space for the warmer weather including his favorite ways to arrange art and photography and he's sharing some great ideas on how to throw a super cool cocktail soiree on the deck!! Don't forget to check out my Spring Cleaning/Decorating Board on Pinterest for some natural cleaning solution options and my favorite photo display arrangements.

As always, I am available for regular portrait sessions (baby, kids and families).  Now that the warm weather is upon us weekend dates will book fast so please get in touch soon if you are interested.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Spring Cleaning with DMP https://www.mccarthypics.com/blog/2015/5/spring-has-sprung-at-deb-mccarthy-photography Hey There! 

It's that time of year for warmth, flowers, grass, grilling, gardening and of course, SPRING CLEANING!  Washing windows, cleaning out the basement and vacuuming under the beds are just a few of my spring cleaning chores.  Maybe you are even considering sprucing up your walls with a fresh coat of paint (aren't you ambitious?) - well I'd just like to mention that some gorgeous new photos (maybe a canvas print or two) would look awesome on your freshly painted walls! 

My good friend Peter Zucco of Design Complements Inc. will be featured as my local biz spotlight this month.  Peter is a fabulous interior designer and host with the absolute most!!  He will be giving some tips on how to freshen up your space for the warmer weather and he has a few suggestions on how to throw a super cool cocktail soiree on the deck!!  Look for that blog post later this month and don't forget to check out my Spring Cleaning/Decorating Board on Pinterest for some natural cleaning solution options and my favorite photo display arrangements.

Here are some fabulous reasons to give me a call and book a session this SPRING.....

First Communion Sessions are in full swing!  This is a big milestone in your child's life and you should have beautiful images to remember it by!!  I am available the day of the communion or you can schedule a session on a day that is convenient for you.  Special packages are available for sessions taking place the day of.  Contact the studio for details, otherwise regular session pricing applies.  Please visit Pricing for rate information. 

Mother's Day is May 10th.  You still have time to schedule a Mother's Day Mini.  For session details please visit the Promotions Page on my website.  If you claimed the offer on my Facebook page, please get in touch soon. I am honoring the offer until May 31, 2015 with a limited amount of days available to book.  You can also claim the offer as a gift certificate for Mom.  #CelebrateMom

 

It is definitely not too early to book your Senior Portrait Session!  I love taking Senior Portraits!  Many schools have a deadline at the beginning of Senior Year so the earlier you book, the better.  I offer many location options including Beach, Nature (flowers etc) and Urban backdrops.  For a sample of my Senior Portrait work please visit the Seniors Gallery on my website. 

As always, I am available for regular portrait sessions (baby, kids and families).  Now that the warm weather is upon us weekend dates will book fast so please get in touch soon if you are interested.

One last thing, I am sharing my awesome-smelling and super powerful deodorizing spray recipe!  This spray works wonders especially if you dogs (I have 2).

Deb's Household Odor Killing Spray (I didn't actually invent this but I forget where I got it):

1 tsp. Baking Soda

1 tbsp. White Vinegar

2 c. Water

1 drop of Essential Oil - fragrance of your choosing - I use Lavender because I love it!

Mix ingredients in a Spray Bottle and get to spraying.  Your house will smell heavenly - I promise!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Session Highlights from Deb McCarthy Photography https://www.mccarthypics.com/blog/2015/4/session-highlights-from-deb-mccarthy-photography Just a few reminders about what's happening this month!!!

Don't forget to book your Mother's Day Mini Sessions!  You can opt to have a portrait taken with your children or with your mom or just have the kids done!  It's up to because it's your day!!I  I strongly encourage you to be in the photos with your children.  I know a lot of you will shy away from this idea but I promise you you will end up treasuring those images!  The Sessions will take place on Saturday, April 25th, Sunday April 26th and Saturday, May 2nd.  Each session will last 25 minutes and will include an online gallery and an 8x10 gallery print.  The cost of this session is $175 (due at time of booking). Remember this session would also make a great Mother's Day gift so feel free to pass this information on to Dad (hint hint)!  I will most likely have several location options, one will be the Arnold Arboretum (I think the lilacs will be in bloom) and I'm considering a Beach option as well. Please call: 617-592-8977 or email: deb@mccarthypics.com to book.  Visit DMP on Facebook and the Families gallery on my website to see some samples of my mommy and me images and for some fun Mother's Day brunch recipes, gift suggestions and photo inspiration check out my Mother's Day Board on Pinterest.

Who doesn't love a cup of coffee??  Stop by Cranberry Cafe located at 704 East Broadway for coffee and a yummy breakfast sandwich and view some recent work by Deb McCarthy Photography.  I will have samples of my portrait, fashion and wedding photography hung on the walls there this month.  Don't forget to grab a business card and give me a call or email.

It's Holy First Communion Season!  I have included some highlights from my first 1st Communion Session of the Season.  Don't forget to book!!

As always, I am available for regular portrait sessions (baby, kids and families).  Now that the warm weather is upon us weekend dates will book fast so please get in touch soon if you are interested.

Here are some highlights from my recent sessions!  Enjoy!

It's Beautiful Baby Isla!  She couldn't stop going to the bathroom but that didn't stop us!! 

Check out aspiring actress Abby's Headshots!!!  So gorgeous!  It really was a treat to work with an actress.....

My first 1st Commion Session of the Season!!  Emily looked beautiful and did an amazing job in front of my camera!!!



Deb McCarthy Photography participated in the South Boston Spring Stroll this year!  We had such a great time.  Here are some of the images......

 

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Deb McCarthy Photography chats with Pam Santorelli of Habit https://www.mccarthypics.com/blog/2015/4/a-chat-with-pam-santorelli-of-habit I am super excited Pam Santorelli agreed to be the subject of my first LOCAL BIZ SPOTLIGHT!  You probably know Pam as the adorable owner of Habit, a chic and super stylish Boutique located on East Broadway in South Boston.  In addition to having some seriously fabulous taste I found out Pam was a Patriots Cheerleader for 4 years!!!  Read on to learn about how Pam got her start in Boston's Fashion scene and about the exciting new venture she has planned for your Southie shopping experience.

DMP: Tell us a little about yourself.  Where did you grow up? Where did you go to college and what was your first job out of college?

PS: I grew up in Woburn but have have lived in Southie for about 15 years. I went to college at Chamberlayne school of Design and Merchandising at Mt. Ida College for fashion merchandising and marketing. I was a Patriots cheerleader for 4 years and my first "fashion" job was at Louis Boston where I worked for 7 years.

DMP: What did you do before opening HABIT?  What is closet cleansing and how did you develop the skills to do it?

PS: Before opening Habit, I worked at Louis Boston in women's sales and started a personal shopping and closet business while researching the perfect spot for our boutique. I have always worked in the retail industry or marketing industry leading up to that position. At Louis, it was very much more of a personalized sales experience when working with clients. I learned a lot about the latest and greatest of the fashion world, a lot about design and fabrics and customer service. This gave me the knowledge of how to build a fashion relationship with a person and keep up with their their specific needs and changing lifestyle. This experience helped me to build a closet consult business and personal shopping business, as well as opening Habit. We work one on one with clients to help them either rebuild a wardrobe or help them to work with their existing collection, and enhance what they already have. A closet cleanse is always a good start. Shopping and recreating your own closet can be such a fun experience!

DMP: Have you always been interested in fashion/style?  Was your mom or another relative a fashionista?  How did you develop such great taste and who is your fave fashion icon?

PS: I've always enjoyed the fashion business and working with people and am lucky enough to do what I truly love. I always knew that I wanted to work in the fashion/retail world somehow, and dreamed about opening a boutique one day. My parents and family are all pretty stylish people and enjoy fashion as well. My brother is a fashion designer in NY, so maybe it just runs in the family. I don't particularly have one fashion icon, but I do enjoy looking out to see what people like Gwen Stefani, Sarah Jessica Parker, Alexa Chung, Cameron Diaz, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Moss and Nicole Richie are wearing these days!

DMP: In your opinion, what's the best part about living in Southie?  Favorite places to eat, drink, work-out etc....

PS:  I LOVE Southie and everything it has to offer! I love being so close to the water and the beauty of running down the beach or just relaxing by the water for a couple of hours during the summer. We really do have the best of both worlds..city living and the beach. I also feel like South Boston is a very close knit community and people are friendly and always willing to help out. I've felt this way from the very beginning and It feels like home. I do love all the new restaurants and bars in the area and the new places to shop. I am excited to see what South Boston will be like in 5 years...not that I want to rush anything of course! I was recently at Loco for delicious tacos and drinks with some friends. It looks great and is very tasty! In Southie, I tend to hang out at Lincoln, The Playwright, Loco and Stephi's and do love Sunday brunch at Local 149. It's also great being so close to the waterfront and love going to see bands down there during the warmer months.

DMP: When did you decide to open Habit?  Tell us about the shop what you offer.

PS: We opened up Habit about 8 1/2 years ago. Habit is a small women's clothing and accessories boutiques located at 703 E. Broadway. We are open everyday and also host after hours events at Habit and at local restaurants/bars and shopping events for clients at their homes. Habit has a lot to offer to every customer. We have affordable clothing and tons of great accessories. We also have great sales and do fun promotions and events at Habit regularly. We post all our info on our social media pages or you can sign up for our email blasts. Our in store events range from wine tasting to trunk shows to make up events. Always looking for something fun to offer our customers.

DMP: What's up next?  I hear a new shop is coming to East Broadway......

PS: A new venture is happening soon for myself and South Boston. I am partnering and opening a new store called Wears + Wares in the old Flood Square space in South Boston on Broadway. We are hoping to open in spring/early summer the latest. The shop will be more of a home, gift, accessories shop with some women's clothing, some shoes and a splash of men's clothing and accessories as well. I hope the guys of South Boston will be happy with that!

I'd like to Thank Pam for taking the time to answer my questions.  I wasn't sure what it would be like writing this blog piece and I'm happy to say it was so much fun!  HABIT hosts some really fun events!  You can keep up to date by following on Instagram: habitboston and facebook: Habit and make sure to check out the piece I shot for Caught in Southie featuring some really cool fashions from Habit!!  Don't forget to head on over to Habit for some adorable fashions for you Mother's Day Portrait Session with Deb McCarthy Photography!!

Here's some of the fabulous items they offer:

 


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(Deb McCarthy Photography) https://www.mccarthypics.com/blog/2015/4/a-chat-with-pam-santorelli-of-habit Tue, 14 Apr 2015 13:45:00 GMT
Mother's Day Mini Sessions and the South Boston Spring Stroll - Deb McCarthy Photography https://www.mccarthypics.com/blog/2015/4/deb-mccarthy-photography-will-be-at-the-south-boston-spring-stroll  

Don't forget to book your Mother's Day Mini Sessions!  You can opt to have a portrait taken with your children or with your mom or just have the kids done!  It's up to because it's your day!!I  I strongly encourage you to be in the photos with your children.  I know a lot of you will shy away from this idea but I promise you you will end up treasuring those images!  The Sessions will take place on Saturday, April 25th, Sunday April 26th and Saturday, May 2nd.  Each session will last 25 minutes and will include an online gallery and an 8x10 gallery print.  The cost of this session is $175 (due at time of booking). Remember this session would also make a great Mother's Day gift so feel free to pass this information on to Dad (hint hint)!  I will most likely have several location options, one will be the Arnold Arboretum (I think the lilacs will be in bloom) and I'm considering a Beach option as well. Please call: 617-592-8977 or email: deb@mccarthypics.com to book.  Visit DMP on Facebook and the Families gallery on my website to see some samples of my mommy and me images and for some fun Mother's Day brunch recipes, gift suggestions and photo inspiration check out my Mother's Day Board on Pinterest.

Shop, Sip and Save!!! DMP will be participating in the South Boston Spring Stroll on Thursday, April 16.  We wlll have a Pop-Up located at          .  Come on out and stroll down East and West Broadway enjoying all the fabulous boutiques, restaurants and local art Southie has to offer.  I will be offering a complimentary "mini photo shoot" which will be a perfect opportunity to get an updated image for your Linkedin profile!  My good friend Tammi McEvoy will be offering a complimentary "mini make-up application" prior to your session.  Tammi is a professional hair and make-up artist specializing in photo-ready and bridal make-up applications.  Stop by and have some fun with us!!! #SpringStroll15.

Who doesn't love a cup of coffee??  Stop by Cranberry Cafe located at 704 East Broadway for coffee and a yummy breakfast sandwich and view some recent work by Deb McCarthy Photography.  I will have samples of my portrait, fashion and wedding photography hung on the walls there this month.  Don't forget to grab a business card and give me a call or email.

As always, I am available for regular portrait sessions (baby, kids and families).  Now that the warm weather is upon us weekend dates will book fast so please get in touch soon if you are interested.

 

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(Deb McCarthy Photography) boston childrens photographer boston photographer south boston spring stroll https://www.mccarthypics.com/blog/2015/4/deb-mccarthy-photography-will-be-at-the-south-boston-spring-stroll Tue, 07 Apr 2015 13:45:00 GMT
Deb McCarthy Photography has a fabulous NEW WEBSITE! https://www.mccarthypics.com/blog/2015/3/deb-mccarthy-photography-has-a-fabulous-new-website Happy Spring Everyone!  It's so nice to know that warmer weather is definitely on the way and all this dirty snow will be gone VERY SOON!

When I think of Spring, I think of a fresh start, new blooms, deep cleaning the house, shopping for lighter, happier clothes and lots of outdoor shoots!  I am super excited to announce a fresh start for Deb McCarthy Photography  - a brand spanking new website!  WWW.MCCARTHYPICS.COM is chock full of new work and some fabulous features including this blog.  All client galleries will be located on the site (password protected), all print orders may be placed through the site and it is super easy to share your photos and galleries to your social media page(s) so that family and friends can enjoy the photos of your baby, your kids, your dog, your high school senior or your wedding and keep up to date on all the great promotions we offer.

Speaking of promotions - this month I am offering Mother's Day Mini Sessions!  You can opt to have a portrait taken with your children or with your mom or just have the kids done!  It's up to you although I really hope you will choose to be in the photos with your children.  I know a lot of you will shy away from this idea but I promise you you will end up treasuring these images!  The Sessions will take place on Saturday, April 25th, Sunday April 26th and Saturday, May 2nd.  Each session will last 25 minutes and will include an online gallery and an 8x10 gallery print.  The cost of this session is $175 (due at time of booking). Please remember this session would also make a great Mother's Day gift so feel free to pass this information on to Dad (hint hint)!  I will most likely have several location options, one will be the Arnold Arboretum (I think the lilacs will be in bloom) and I'm considering a Beach option as well. Please call: 617-592-8977 or email: deb@mccarthypics.com to book.  Visit DMP on Facebook and the Families gallery on my website to see some samples of my mommy and me images and for some fun Mother's Day brunch recipes, gift ideas and photo inspiration check out my Mother's Day Board on Pinterest

Shop, Sip and Save!!! DMP will be participating in the South Boston Spring Stroll on Thursday, April 16.  We wlll have a Pop-Up located at          .  Come on out and stroll down East and West Broadway enjoying all the fabulous boutiques, restaurants and local art Southie has to offer.  I will be offering a complimentary "mini photo shoot" which will be a perfect opportunity to get an updated image for your Linkedin profile!  My good friend Tammi McEvoy will be offering a complimentary "mini make-up application" prior to your session.  Tammi is a professional hair and make-up artist specializing in photo-ready and bridal make-up applications.  Stop by and have some fun with us!!! #SpringStroll15.

Who doesn't love a cup of coffee??  Stop by Cranberry Cafe located at 704 East Broadway for coffee and a yummy breakfast sandwich and view some recent work by Deb McCarthy Photography.  I will have samples of my portrait, fashion and wedding photography hung on the walls there this month.  Don't forget to grab a business card and give me a call or email. 

As always, I am available for regular portrait sessions (baby, kids and families).  Now that the warm weather is upon us weekend dates will book fast so please get in touch soon if you are interested in booking. 

I hope to hear from you soon. 

 

 

 

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(Deb McCarthy Photography) boston childrens photographer boston photographer mother's day photo session https://www.mccarthypics.com/blog/2015/3/deb-mccarthy-photography-has-a-fabulous-new-website Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:45:00 GMT