z | portraits in boston common

I met up with Z from Sometimes Z Takes Pictures to take some portraits in Boston Common today and wow, she’s a photogenic lady! She was completely relaxed in front of the lens and we got some awesome shots among the beautiful New England leaves. I think the pops of color are perfect.

We also found a pier in Boston Common and decided to use that for some of her portraits. Isn’t this park a great location for photographs? That’s probably why we stumbled across so many Boston photographers there!

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Thanks for meeting up with me, Z!


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  • http://www.northernbellediaries.com/ Lisette

    Awesome job girlfran! She’s such a natural. I’m awkward in front of the lens. Does she have any tips?

    • http://sometimesztakespictures.blogspot.com/ Z K

      Hi there. :] I don’t really have any tips, as lame as that is…I usually just focus on the black part of the camera – not the person behind it, or other people watching – and just think happy thoughts. Then the smiles then come really naturally! Hope this helps :]]]

  • http://sometimesztakespictures.blogspot.com/ Z K

    Thanks so much Rachel, it was AWESOME getting a chance to do these. I had so much fun and the pictures look incredible! :]

    • http://www.postcardsfromrachel.com/ Postcards from Rachel

      You were awesome to work with! I can’t wait until you see the rest of the photos.

  • http://lostintravelsblog.com/ Chelsea @ Lost in Travels

    these turned out great! z is such a sweetheart, love seeing these photos of her! my favorites are the ones by the water : )

    • http://www.postcardsfromrachel.com/ Postcards from Rachel

      Agreed. The water photos are beautiful!

  • http://www.livinginanotherlanguage.com/ Amanda

    Aw I love Z! And I love that you got to take pictures of her Rachel! Great job with these! I love the one where she’s sitting in the leaves and you have a slight white photo filter over it! (does that make sense?) Love these!

    • http://www.postcardsfromrachel.com/ Postcards from Rachel

      Thank you! She was awesome to work with. :) And yep, that makes sense! I’ve been obsessed with watching Lightroom tutorials lately so I was excited to try some new things on the photos. Exciting times.. ha.

  • KPsays

    Beautiful photos Rachel! And I must say your subject is absolutely adorable! Love her haircut – I wish I could rock that look! Amazing job to you both!

    • http://www.postcardsfromrachel.com/ Postcards from Rachel

      Thanks! And yeah, I’m in love with her hair!

  • http://lovecartista.com/ Carla Louise

    I especially like the black and white photos of Rachel, the matte effect is pretty cool too! Great job taking these beautiful pictures of your friend! :)

    • http://www.postcardsfromrachel.com/ Postcards from Rachel

      I love the matte look. Just did a tutorial on it today. :)

  • http://treasuretromp.com/ Nicole @ Treasure Tromp

    love these! so beautiful Rachel. And Z, you’re so photogenic!

    • http://www.postcardsfromrachel.com/ Postcards from Rachel

      Thanks, Nicole! She was a great model. :)

  • http://www.meganjoyjaunts.com/ Megan Joy

    Gorgeous photos, Rachel! I love that the autumn leaves provided such a rich and colorful texture. I’m scribbling down a note to try this myself!

    • http://www.postcardsfromrachel.com/ Postcards from Rachel

      Thank you! The leaves added so much color to these photos!

  • http://www.thehappytype.com/ Crystal Turpin

    Beautiful photos! I love the great natural light and how the fall feeling of the location really came through. Of course you’ve also got a GREAT model to work with, which never hurts. :)

    • http://www.postcardsfromrachel.com/ Postcards from Rachel

      Aww, thank you! And I agree… she was a great model!

  • http://themagicpomegranate.blogspot.com/ josie c.

    Beautiful photos! You’re making me so excited about my trip to Boston in a couple weeks!! I hope there still some pretty leaves left in the trees when I get there. ;)

    • http://www.postcardsfromrachel.com/ Postcards from Rachel

      It’s getting a lot colder but the leaves are still on the trees!

  • Margarita

    Beautiful photos! Whenever I see portraits like this I think that I should do that one day too …

    • http://www.postcardsfromrachel.com/ Postcards from Rachel

      You definitely should!

  • http://www.casestudyblog.net/ Eliza St.Clair

    These pictures are lovely :) Also, what a beauty she is! I wish I could pull off hair that spunky! xoxo

    • http://www.postcardsfromrachel.com/ Postcards from Rachel

      Thank you! And I agree… my hair dresser has a similar hair cut and I’m always so jealous of it!

  • http://www.freeborboleta.com/ Fran

    love ’em! makes me wish I was near Boston so you could take my pictures haha

    • http://www.postcardsfromrachel.com/ Postcards from Rachel

      That would be a lot of fun!

  • http://www.jade-moat.com/ Jade Moat

    Wow, so lovely!