Harkins Photo Blog

Simon Pearce Glassworks Quechee Vt

Posted in Uncategorized by harkinsphoto on January 15, 2017


Celebrating my birthday with dinner and a show at Simon Pearce Glassworks in Quechee Vermont.

Janet and I arrived early for a tour of their glassblowing and potter for my birthday dinner at their restaurant.

I saw the process of making their Shelburne Bowl by glass blower David and his assistant Scott.

For dinner we were seated at great table with a view of the falls that powered the facilities producing 110% of their needs.

I topped off the night with a great Confit Duck dinner and waitress Stephanie brought out a special treat of their vanilla ice cream and salted caramel.

I will be back.

The Birch on Elm Restaurant

Posted in Editorial, Food, Interiors, Portrait by harkinsphoto on January 13, 2017

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Check out the craft beer and cocktail selection while you are there.

Look for the recipe in the Jan/Feb 2017 issue of Merrimack Valley Magazine in the article Duck, Duck, Goose by writer/editor Doug Sparks.

Miami Fitness and Lifestyle Birthday Celebration 2017

Posted in Event by harkinsphoto on January 10, 2017


Event photography shoot this past weekend with Miami Fitness and Lifestyle at their North Andover Studio for their one year birthday celebration.

Fitness Expert Amy Fournier put on quite a show with several styles of high energy dance and a special session of relaxation and goal setting.

Happy Birthday!

Thai Sauteed Duck with Tamarind Sauce

Posted in Editorial, Food, Uncategorized by harkinsphoto on January 6, 2017




Photo shoot with Y Sok (pronounced “E Soak”) on her visit back to Lowell MA.

She produced her recipe for Sauteed Duck and Tamarind Sauce with Thai Basil and Chilies for Merrimack Valley Magazine in the Jan/Feb 2017 issue this month.

Y says it is a popular dish at her restaurant the Angkor Soul in Marple England.

Get the recipe and look for the article Duck, Duck, Goose with writer/editor Doug Sparks.


Tavern in the Square at Cross Point Lowell MA

Posted in Editorial, Food, Interiors by harkinsphoto on January 3, 2017

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Tavern in the Square located in the Cross Point Towers complex at 900 Chelmsford St. Lowell MA may be a little hard to find but might be worth it.

I shot a few of their specialties with a Cobb Salad, Bistro Steak and Parmesan Truffle Tots plus their Raspberry Peach Sangria.

Check out the review by writer Dean Johnson in the 2016 Holiday issue of Merrimack Valley Magazine.

Favorite Views from the Past Year 2016

Posted in Architecture, Commerical, Editorial, Event, Fashion, Food, Interiors, Landscape, Personal, Portrait, Product by harkinsphoto on December 30, 2016

2016 is almost over and I’m looking forward to the New Year.

Some favorite views from blog postings from the past year and wishing you a Happy New Year 2017.

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Expressing their Gratitude with Enterprise Bank

Posted in Commerical, Product by harkinsphoto on December 27, 2016

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Working with Enterprise Bank on their message of gratitude promotion.

Shooting in Lowell, Andover, Nashua and Leominster, we did a series of group portraits featuring their leaders and representatives throughout the area.

The ads were running during the holiday weeks shot on location with a tight deadline and produced with their marketing staff.

My gratitude goes to a great client and staff to work with on this and many projects throughout the year.


Getting Wrapped Up in the Spirit

Posted in Portrait by harkinsphoto on December 22, 2016

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Having a little fun with writer Liz Michalski and her family for their family portrait for this years Christmas Card.

Liz and her family always come up with a fun idea and I was on board to help out this year.

I loved working with Harley or as he is sometimes called “The Slobbering Beast” .

Merry Christmas!

Holiday Chefs with Orzo Trattoria and Yalla Grill

Posted in Editorial, Food, Portrait by harkinsphoto on December 19, 2016


Wrapping up my views with Holiday Chef Rick Gianelly head chef at Orzo Trattoria in North Andover MA with his Insalata di Baccala (salt cod salad).

For desert I visited Yalla Grill in Methuen MA for some Meghli with Dalia Fakhry and her Mother Hiam Abourjeili.

Meghli is a savory rice pudding with anise, caraway and cinnamon, garnished with shredded coconuts and cashews.

Check out the recipes in the 2016 Holiday issue of Merrimack Valley Magazine by writers Dean Johnson and Doug Sparks.

Holiday Chefs with Angelina’s Restaurant in Tewksbury MA

Posted in Editorial, Food, Portrait by harkinsphoto on December 15, 2016

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Holiday Cooking with local chefs for Merrimack Valley Magazine.

This time a shoot with owner Susan Amato at Angelina’s Italian Restaurant in Tewksbury MA.

Her favorite for the holiday is hearty Polenta made with cornmeal, marinara sauce, kidney beans and sausage.

Check out the article and recipe Holiday Cooking with writer Dean Johnson in the 2016 Holiday issue.