Stylish and Memorable Bat Mitzvah Photography | Temple Beth Avodah Bat Mitzvah | Portrait Photography by Zahar Raskin | www.raskinstudio.com | Newton, MA
Stylish, Fun, Beautiful, Unforgettable, are just a few adjectives that come to mind when I am thinking about a memorable Bat Mitzvah that I got to document today. At the same time, the fact that I did a couple of family photo sessions for this beautiful family, and watched them grow over the years brings me some extra joy! We started out today with some traditional family formals by the Bima and smoothly transitioned into an unforgettable ceremony with songs, prayers, music and a little mysticism of the Jewish tradition that gets passed down from parents to kids through many generations. After the ceremony, it was time to party, and party people did!! It is with great pleasure I would like to share a few sneak peak images in this blog post as I work on the rest of the images from this memorable photo collection!
Stylish and Memorable Outdoor Family Photo Session at Larz Anderson Park | Family Portrait Photography by Zahar Raskin | Boston Family Photography by RaskinStudio | Brookline, MA | www.raskinstudio.com
Perfect fall day was waiting for us at Larz Anderson Park!! Luckily, I was meeting a beautiful family which I was fortunate to photograph over the past couple of years. The only thing that can be better than taking pictures of kids, is watching them grow and flourish over the years. During this foliage session, we were lucky to catch a glimpse of pre-winter warmth as well as beautiful golden light!! All I really had to do is press the button on my camera to capture countless smiles and laughs.. Dear Maggie and James, thank you again for choosing RaskinStudio to capture your beautiful family. It is with great pleasure I would like to share a few sneak peak images from this memorable session!!
Fun and Adventurous Outdoor Family Photo Session at Larz Anderson Park | Family Portrait Photography by Zahar Raskin | Boston Family Photography by RaskinStudio | Brookline, MA | www.raskinstudio.com
What can be a better thing to do for your third birthday, than to capture some beautiful fall images at picturesque Larz Anderson Park in Brookline. This was our 3rd photo session with this family, and everyone was dressed and ready for endless smiles and laughs. This was literally a walk in the park, where we got to take advantage of warm foliage weather and great natural lighting. Dear Liz and Alex, thank you for choosing RaskinStudio to document your beautiful family! It is with great pleasure I would like to share a few images from this unforgettable photo session.
Stylish and Fun Family Photo Session at Larz Anderson Park by Zahar Raskin | Family Photography by RaskinStudio | Brookline, MA | www.raskinstudio.com
What should one do when a sister and mom visits from our of town, following a fun wedding day? That is right, schedule another follow up family photo session at a beautiful Larz Anderson Park in Brookline. A post wedding photo session is a perfect opportunity to visit a picturesque destination, capture candid and beautiful portraits, and all this without running a risk of being late to the wedding ceremony or reception. Dear Jie, thank you again for entrusting me to capture additional family pictures for you!! It is with great pleasure I would like to share a few fun and stylish sneakpeak images, as I work on a full gallery from this memorable photo session!!
Adventurous and Outdoors Wedding at Larz Anderson Park and Hale Reservation | Brookline Wedding Photography by Zahar Raskin | Brookline, MA | www.raskinstudio.com
Yesterday's adventurous and unforgettable wedding took me to two of the most magnificent photo locations around Boston area, Larz Anderson Park in Brookline and Hale Reservation in Westwood. We started out with casual and relaxed family formal and couples portraits and Larz Anderson, slowly making our way to Hale Reservation where a beautiful outdoors Ketubah and Huppah ceremonies have followed. In addition to everything, this beautiful couple received a great overcast weather, instead of rainy hurricane day, which made our photo session especially beautiful and picturesque. Dear Jie and Mikhail, congratulations again on a beautiful wedding and thank you for choosing RaskinStudio to help you document it. It is with great pleasure I am sharing a few sneak peak images from your adventurous wedding day!!
Adventurous and Stylish Summer Outdoor Family Photo Session Portrait Photography by Zahar Raskin | Newton Family Photography by Raskinstudio | Newton,MA | www.raskinstudio.com
From magical golden lighting, to perfect overcast late afternoon weather, this beautiful adventurous and stylish outdoor session could not go wrong. Everybody was in great spirits, including two best behaved Collie family dogs which obediently followed their owners and were happy to pose and smile on demand. We started out with a few group images taking advantage of picturesque settings with late summer blooming flowers, and concluded with some individual images. Needless to say, this wonderful family just could not stop smiling :) I am very excited to share a few sneakpeak images in this blog post, as I am working on processing the rest of the images in the near future!
Fun and Colorful Spring Portraits at Henry Frost Children's Program by Zahar Raskin | Family Portrait Photography by RaskinStudio | Belmont, MA | www.raskinstudio.com
Every May for the past 9 years, I am anxiously waiting to stop by and take some professional portraits for all participants at Henry Frost's Children's Program in Belmont. Needless to say, it is a day filled with pure happiness, excitement, countless smiles and colorful outfits. I am excited to watch kids from previous years grow, and turn into little geniuses, with polite manners and unique personalities. They are always well prepared for their annual portrait sessions, leading by example and demonstrating best photo poses to their classmates, who are new this year. I am happy to share a few sneak peak images in this blog post!!
Elegant and Adventurous International Wedding Photography by RaskinStudio | Walden Pond Wedding Photography by Zahar Raskin | Alden Castle Wedding Photography, Brookline, MA | www.raskinstudio.com
To say that Sneha and Nilangshu's wedding photo session was amazing would be an equivalent to not saying much about this wedding at all!! This beautiful couple braved rain and cold to let the charm and charisma shine in their elegant and adventurous pictures that we captured at picturesque and mesmerizing Walden Pond right before the sunset. As we got to the pond, the clouds have parted, which allowed us to take some pictures at no other location than Henry Thoreau's house retreat, slowly making our way to the beach, where stillness and calm water reflection was waiting for us. Just when I thought that taking pictures at sunset was pretty magical, we made our way to Alden Castle venue in Brookline, where we continued to capture countless smiles, toasts, hugs and kisses, while taking in the charm of this antique castle. Dear Sneha and Nilangshu, thank you very much for choosing RaskinStudio to document your unforgettable wedding celebration!! It is with great pleasure I would like to share a few sneak peak images from your memorable wedding day!!
Fun Outdoor Foliage Family Photo Session at Wellesley College | Portrait Family Photography by Zahar Raskin | Family Photography by RaskinStudio | Wellesley, MA
All I can say is "cuteness overload" when I think about a beautiful foliage outdoor family session that I got to capture at picturesque Wellesley College campus!! The weather Gods smiled at us last Sunday, and we really got to enjoy what could be the last warm day of this past foliage season!! And in no way did it disappoint!! Baby Q. was serious, yet composed and really did not mind posing for over an hour and a half, which is really a record for a six month old child :) We did a good amount of walking around, taking some pictures with foliage backdrop, by the stone bridge and the library facade. Smiling parents, happy kids and beautiful warm weather, what more can a photographer ask for? Dear Katie and Pete, thank you very much for choosing RaskinStudio to capture your family pictures! It is with great pleasure I would like to share a few sneak peak images from your fun outdoor session!
Colorful, Stylish and Adventurous Foliage Outdoor Family Photo Session at Wellesley College | Family Portrait Photography by Zahar Raskin | Wellesley Family Photography by RaskinStudio | Wellesley, MA | www.raskinstudio.com
I knew that my retro red bike will be a hit with the kids, and getting them to share was a bit of a challenge. Baby M. and baby G. were politely taking turns riding it around beautiful Wellesley College campus, that is until big boy (also known as dad) Ilya decided to show everyone how it really should be done :) Putting the bike sharing moments aside, I really feel that we lucked out with the weather and fully took advantage of the foliage settings before the cold weather set in. Having a cloudy warm overcast day at the end of October, is really a treat for me as a photographer as well as the families involved in a family photo session :) Needless to say everyone had a good time, and I was able to take advantage of a perfect opportunity to capture countless smiles, hugs and candid moments :) Dear Lida and Ilya, thank you very much for choosing RaskinStudio to document your family this fall. It is with great pleasure I would like to share a couple of sneak peak images from your memorable session!