A Labor of Love

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Part of a summer-long photo project I’ve been working on with Happy Gatherings Photography, inspired by the paintings of John Singer Sargent. Most of the photos in this series were styled at Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate in Canton, Massachusetts,  a property of The Trustees of Reservations.  Truly a labor of love!

 A photo exhibit is planned for later this year at The Bradley Estate.

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A huge thank you to Julie Early and The Trustees of Reservations, to my colleague, Carol MacGregor of Happy Gatherings Photography
and to the following vendors for their contributions:

Petal Pushers Floral Studio
Bakery on the Common
Counting Sheep Antiques
Thoreauly Antiques

51 thoughts on “A Labor of Love

  1. Wow Susan there images are absolutely superb. I love the way the group images look so natural and unposed. Gorgeous work.

  2. Oh, my goodness! What a wonderful project, Susan! These images are so romantic and dreamy….really do capture the feeling of a time gone by. Congratulations.

    1. I’m so happy you think so, Gina! Thanks so much! May be visiting Berkeley again this September, spending a day or two before driving out to Yosemite. Maybe we can have lunch?

  3. Yes’ magical !!! I can’t stop going through all of these, how beautiful Susan. Fabulous groupings. A real work of art… The love… You can feel it!!!
    Beautiful job Susan

    1. It was a real team effort and a joy to work with Carol. Thank you so much, Kathy. I’m so happy you enjoyed it and I always appreciate your kind comments!

      1. I know it was a team effort, but they would have been lost with out your incredible talents:) so glad they tapped you to get involved

    1. I always enjoy working with Carol, I learn so much and I think we work well together. I’ve loved every minute of this project. Thanks so much for your very kind words, friend. xo

  4. Susan these are all so beautiful and of the finest quality. I can see your hand in everyone of them. Such beauty. Now you have peeked my curiosity and I will go to the showing when you have it and I’m going to check out that mansion. I am a member of the trustees so I’m always interested in a new place.
    So happy for you. You truly are one if the best. What a body of work.🍷👏🏻

    1. Thank you, friend and I would love for you to come to our exhibit! It’s such a beautiful estate, I think you will love it. It’s like stepping back in time. I’m excited about our trip to Appleton Farm in September, can’t wait to finally meet you.

      1. I will be there. When you get the dates, let me know so I can make sure nothing else gets planned for that time. Yes, September is going to be wonderful. I can’t wait to meet you also…

  5. This is truly an inspirational project and simply beautiful – and again, inspirational – photography! I’ve been in a slump this summer but this post has fanned the flames for me. Now – if only it wouldn’t rain again tomorrow …

    1. Thanks, Dotti. Sometimes researching a long term project is just the thing to get you out of a slump..along with some sunshine. We need some rain badly here, our gardens are really drying up. I’ll trade you!

  6. What a wonderful series of photographs, Susan and what an amazing place to take them. They’re so romantic and you have created a style from another era gone by. They are all enhanced by the beautiful house and grounds. What an amazing project to have worked on and now to see these lovely collages must make you so happy and proud! Well done!

    1. Thank you very much, Sandra. It really is a beautiful place, the house, the gardens, the trails..all so lovely. I’m anxious to go back for another visit.

  7. Oh what creative, marvelous fun you’re having this summer! I know you’re savoring (and capturing) every delicious moment.

    1. Yes, so much creative fun and I did enjoy every minute. Thank you, Gunta, you are always so kind. Now I’m anxious to catch up on all I’ve missed this summer 🙂

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