Monthly Archives: March 2015

Boston Bash: Meet the New Kid On the Event Planning Block

For those who have visited this blog in the past, you know that in addition to landscape photography I also cover events from time to time. Event photography can be prove to be quite the challenge. But planning an actual event? That can make photography look like child’s play.

Weddings, corporate events, dinner parties for parties of ten or more. If you try doing it on your own, you walk a fine line between success and failure. For the novice, planning an event can produce a huge amount of undue stress.

The next time you have a big event coming up, why not leave it to the pros? Let me introduce you to the new kids on the event planning block, Boston Bash. A one stop resource for all things events, Boston Bash will help you plan and pull off an unforgettable event that will have you and your guests talking about it for a long time to come.

I’ve covered events for several years and have met many event planners. Of those, there are only three individuals who I think are the best in the business. One resides in Austin, Texas and the other two are the owners of Boston Bash. With over ten years of experience in event planning between them, Boston Bash will take the stress out of planning your next big event.

Click here to visit their website. Be sure to tell them that Shawn sent you!

Highlights From the Salem Film Festival March 9, 2015

Earlier this evening, local musicians Dave Simmons and David Gerard took the stage at CinemaSalem for a quick set of tunes prior to the screening of the documentary My Brother’s Vowat the Salem Film Festival. The following are highlights from their set.

The festival continues today through Thursday, March 12th.


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Highlights From the Salem Film Festival March 8. 2015

The following photos are from three events that took place at the Salem Film Festival on Sunday, March 8, 2015. The first is a Q&A Session for the film Cairo Drive with the film’s director, Sherief Elkatsha. The second group of photos are from the Q&A for Sex and Broadcasting with director Tim K. Smith. The third and final group of photos are from the Filmmaker Forum The Obligations and Limitations of Engagement presented by The Alliance of Women Film Journalists, which was held at the Peabody Essex Museum.

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Highlights from the Salem Film Festival March 6, 2015

The 2015 Salem Film Festival is in full swing this week. If you live in the area and are looking for quality films to check out, look no further than this festival. 38 Films by filmmakers from 10 different countries will be presenting their work. There are also panel discussions and post-screening Q&A with the filmmakers as well as musical performances and other events to attend not only at the Cinema, but also places such as the Peabody Essex Museum.

The following photos are from two events I covered on Friday, March 6th. The first was a Q&A session with the director of the documentary Davids and Goliath, Leon Lee. The second was a pre-screening performance by Andrew Harney prior to the premiere of the documentary “Morphine: Journey of Dreams”.

The festival runs through the 12th of March. I will be covering a few additional events on Sunday and Monday of this week and will be posting highlights on the blog.

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