Rhode Island Monthly Top Docs 2016

Today, we’re going to take a step back from looking at our beloved weddings to take a glimpse at our Rhode Island Monthly Top Docs of 2016! Matt and Cal attended this event for photography and cinematography!

 

As you know, we partner with Rhode Island Monthly to capture their awesome monthly events! Audi Warwick hosted the event, so before we celebrated the physicians we were able to check out some truly beautiful cars! Blackstone Caterers provided some delectable food and desserts to enjoy as the top doctors in Rhode Island were honored. After the food was cleared out and speeches were made, everyone kicked back to socialize and enjoy the rest of the night!

 

We’re so grateful for all of the brilliantly skilled physicians that our lovely state is blessed with! Make sure you thank your local medical heroes, and check out the highlights from this event down below! If you want even more, you can check out the event highlights from Rhode Island Monthly here: Top Docs Reception.

 



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Bobotas Family | RI Family Photography

Once in awhile we come across a Blueflash Dynasty Family. I made that term up, but the Bobotas clan definitely falls into that category. We were a part of three Bobotas weddings. This family is great – they are genuine, loving, and just plain nice people. It’s been such an honor and a pleasure to be involved in some of their most important days. Getting to have another to do some family photography for them was a total bonus.

A Great Family Makes Great Family Photography

One of the couples lives in Japan, another in Alaska, so it’s not all too common when they get to be together. I arrived at the Cranston household and we began with traditional photos out front of everyone together and all the various sub combinations. Once we got that taken care of everyone headed into the backyard.

Coffee was brewed and they set up a game (the name of it totally escapes me) to play. I grabbed candid photos of everyone interacting and having a good time playing this game that they were so, errr, passionate about. Let’s just say it got competitive.

I think the photos of that part of the day really reflect who this family is, how much they love each other, and their love of having a good time with one another. This is family photography at its best; not because of what we did behind the camera, but because of who they are. A strong and loving family is one of the best things in life and they are lucky enough to have it.

Thank you once again, Bobotas family, for letting us in on a day in the life. Wishing you all the very best in everything you do! A lot of love from the Blueflash team.

 

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Rhode Island Monthly Top Rhode Islanders 2015

 

Here’s a fun throwback: Rhode Island Monthly Top Rhode Islanders 2015! It may be a new year, but its never too late to look back and reminisce about some of the awesome events we we have been able to be apart of. Matt took care of photography and Cal did cinematography.

 

This event was held to celebrate specific members of our community: people who have strived to make our community great by generous and various contributions. Together, they have achieved incredible things such as helping to save a high school music program, creating a tool that can fight the next outbreak of the Ebola, as well as seizing the NCAA Championship! Each of the individuals celebrated at this event has shown through hard work, determination, and sheer natural talent, we can each help to make our neighborhoods a better place. It takes a lot of heart to stand up and be an example for others when it seems impossible, but luckily that’s exactly what they have done.

 

The event was held at the lovely Warwick Country Club. It was awesome to honor these people who we may not have met prior to this celebration but who have had an incredible impact on our community. Thanks RI Monthly for letting us participate in such a special night, and for dedicating this night to these inspiring individuals!

 

 

Jess And Chad | Michigan Wedding

 

Oh man. What can I say about this wedding? This one was near and dear to our hearts. As many of you know, Jess was one of our lead photographers for quite awhile. She was the first one I trusted the responsibility of photographing under the Blueflash name to. I was searching through the internet to find someone that looked like they had the talent, the right style, and the right personality to join our team and I came across her. She came by the studio so we could have our awkward introduction (entirely my fault) and the rest is history. I’ve loved having her as part of the team and over the years we grew to be great friends.

 

She came to RI/MA to go to Hallmark school of Photography all the way from Michigan where she grew up. As time went on and she visited back home she met Chad. Love soon followed, and then soon after that I was sitting across from Jess at my kitchen table and she broke the news that she was probably going to be getting engaged, married, and moving back to Michigan for good soon. I was bummed out to lose her but obviously happy for her at the same time.

 

Time moved on and Dan and I found ourselves on a flight to Michigan with all our gear so we could take the photos and make the wedding video. It was really great to be able to get out there and be a part of it. It was not great, however, to spill syrup on my one week old phone’s camera lens during breakfast before the wedding. I’d do it again if I had the choice though, syrup lens and all.

 

Jess is an awesome person (Chad’s pretty cool, too) and I’m still holding out for her to come to her senses and move back to RI. She’s been busy lately starting up her business specializing in boudoir photography called Darling and Desire (http://www.darlinganddesire.com). It’s great to see her taking off doing what she loves out there. Take a look at her wedding film and some highlights from her photos. Congrats to Jess and Chad – we love you guys!

 



 

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Warren Fire Department 170th Annual Meeting

Sometimes our camera takes us into places that our regular life wouldn’t normally have access to; behind the scenes moments and events that the public isn’t aware of. Last week was one of those. I had the honor of photographing the Warren Volunteer Fire Department’s 170th annual meeting.

 

The meeting took place in the original firehouse that was built 170 years prior. The main agenda of the night was to swear in the new captain. The current one had served for thirty three years. Allow me to remind you that this is a *volunteer* fire department. These men give their own time and risk their lives for no pay. It was humbling to watch everybody in the room and think that they were all their of their own accord.

 

It was an honor to photograph and document the events that took place that night. If your town, like Warren, has a volunteer fire department, be sure to thank them for what they do. These guys serve, they do it quietly, and they do it well. Thanks to them and everyone else out there that does the same.

 

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Blueflash and Oggi | Love at First Sight

We’ve got something exciting to tell you about. Here goes…

 

Blueflash and Oggi Photography

 

We were approached by Julie and Stephan of Oggi Photography toward the latter half of last year. They let us know they were looking to retire the wedding part of their business and wondering if we’d be interested in taking over for them. After realizing how awesome of human beings they were we decided to go for it. We’re honored that they would even consider us to carry on the torch. Here’s the four of us smiling a lot:

 

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This has been in the works for awhile now but we waited before announcing and making it public. Julie and Stephan have been a pillar in the RI wedding photography scene for decades. They revolutionized wedding photography in the area, helping with the transition from ultra-traditional to the journalistic and candid approach that has become the standard of today. They have been the go-to studio for discerning and sophisticated brides for years. When they started doing weddings they were shooting on medium format film cameras and have successfully kept up with the technological changes throughout their tenure and were able to not only stay competitive but remain as a highly sought after studio while others fell behind because they weren’t able to adapt.

 

They are and have been set up in Bristol, RI and will remain in that building while Julie continues to service commercial clients and small events and Stephan pursues his fine art and continues to teach. They are infinitely interesting people with hearts of gold and leave us very large footsteps to fill. We plan to do what we do better and better every day in order to not only maintain the standards of the Oggi name but advance it and push it forward. Good things to come. They might even teach me how to develop film!

 

We greatly admire and respect what Stephan and Julie have done over the years artistically, business-wise, and personally. We’re excited about this new step along the crazy adventure we call Blueflash. To celebrate we decided to jump in the Bluecube together. It only seemed appropriate.

 

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Steph, Bryan, and Emmett | Family Photos

If you follow along on the blog you should most definitely know Steph by now. You probably know Bryan and Emmett as well. These are some good people and some good friends of ours. Steph is the talent behind Stephanie Mills Photography (http://www.spmillsphotography.com). Once or twice a year we do a quick family session photo exchange with each other.

 

This one happened to be on an insanely cold and windy December morning. This session lasted about five minutes. Sometimes that’s all you need. We met up at Meshanticut Lake in Cranston since we’re both Cranstonites and true to our Cranston nature we don’t like to drive very far for anything.

 

I had never shot at Meshanticut before and was pleasantly surprised. The light was pretty sweet since we did it (relatively) early in the morning. Emmett was a bit more cooperative than the kids on our half of the session, though I won’t mention any names (read: Ezra). All’s well that ends well though. We were glad to get a few pictures of our little family and I was happy to get Steph, Bryan, and Emmett some pictures of theirs. Check some out below.


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Jess and Chad | East Greenwich Engagement

You may recognize Jess from, well, here. She’s one of our very own lead photographers. Her and her boyfriend Chad had recently gotten engaged. It was a total surprise for Jess. Chad is from Michigan, where Jess is from, so Chad flew into RI and crashed at our place for the night. The next day he went to Block Island and I sent Jess there separately for an engagement shoot with fake clients. When she showed up to meet the clients, there was Chad waiting for her at the bluffs with the ring.

 

Soon after that Chad headed back to Michigan to get back to his job and life there. When he came back to RI to visit we got together to do an engagement session of the two of them. We went to East Greenwich because Jess loves the area and we walked the streets and shot whatever looked good.

 

I have to admit – it’s intimidating to shoot another photographer. It was fun though and I was glad I had the chance to do it. The bittersweet part to this whole engagement thing is that Jess is leaving us in the fall to go back to Michigan, get married, and continue their life together there. I’m still working on convincing her to stay in RI but I’m pretty sure I’m losing that battle.

 

Check out some highlights from the session below…


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& Celebrate | Launch Party

We had the opportunity to be a part of Patsy Culp’s launch part for &Celebrate which was held at Easy Entertaining in Providence, RI. Patsy is a Rhode Islander who encourages everyone to live life like it’s a celebration! Definitely take a look at her blog (go back far enough and you’ll see a feature of Blueflash!).

 

She talks about local businesses as well as all the small and big things in life we should pay attention to to live life to it’s fullest. Patsy wanted the Bluecube there to capture the celebration of all her loved ones that came to support her.

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Salvatore Mancini | Celebration of Age

We ended up at this event in such a strange way. I had an idea kicking around in my head for about a half of a year where I wanted to partner up with a senior home of some type and bring our studio gear to their place and do portraits of all the residents. I wanted to do it as personal work – just a project that I thought would be good for the community.

 

I had contacted a few places but strangely enough couldn’t find any takers. I was surprised, since I wasn’t asking for anything in return. I got discouraged and pretty much gave up on the idea. After some time passed my buddy Steph (of Stephanie Mills Photography) shot me a message asking if I wanted to do some portraits for the Salvatore Mancini Center’s Celebration of Age event. She wasn’t able to do it due to other obligations and once I found out what it was I was totally game for it.

 

It’s an event that they have every year to honor anybody in the community over the age of ninety. They come and bring a family member and they serve them lunch, have some entertainment, and play some games. They also get a portrait of themselves on the way in (which is where I come in). I was pumped. I enlisted the help of my good friend Breanna to assist for the shoot and we lugged the studio gear to the center. We set up shop in the lobby and next thing we knew the seniors were coming through the door and sitting for their photo.

 

It was fun. It was interesting. It was humbling. These people have lived so many years and experienced so much in their lifetime. They’ve gone through so much, many of them experiencing extremely hard times and also some of life’s most exciting highs. A lot of them were great to interact with, many of them still sharp as when they were twenty.

 

We used a grey seamless backdrop, a white reflector camera left, a gridded speedlight on the background pointing up, and the key light was a socked 22″ white beauty dish with an Einstein making the light for us. I’m really happy with the look of the shots. If we had some more room they would have come out a touch better. We weren’t able to separate the subjects from the background as much as I would have liked. Consequently the key light was spilling onto the backdrop a bit.

 

Technical imperfections aside, I’m happy with and proud of this collection of photos. I hope they mean a lot to the families that received them (we provided a complimentary 5×7 to each attendee) for a lot of years to come. Check out the images. Every face tells a story. Thanks for letting us be a part of your event, and hopefully we can do it again next year!


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