Sweet Lydia graced this beautiful family of four early this month and made this beauty a big sister! The last time I saw this adorable family was when Emme, now 2, was a newborn. So happy to be invited back into their home to capture all the snuggles saved up for their new baby girl. Congratulations Beth & Kyle!
Sweet baby Nico and his momma Danielle were the sweetest way to break in my "in-home studio" for 2018. I've always been an on-location photographer, traveling to my clients homes, meeting at common outdoor locations, and really capturing the essence of family and love in an environment my client is most comfortable. With the addition of a new sunroom in my Rutland home, I've decided to take a limited amount of motherhood sessions in my home. These lifestyle sessions emphasizing on connection and love will be offered throughout the year at a first come, first serve basis. For more information visit my website or send me an email! <3
Another fellow photographer contacted me to shoot her beautiful family. Always the best compliment... they drove 2 hours to meet me and they were filled with love and light. I just sat back and watched how they interacted, captured those smiles and hugs and I think the result is pretty special. Here's to your story... your family... and your happily ever after <3
Thank you for choosing me to tell a little piece of your story.
Family sessions are really simple when families disregard the fact that they're being photographed and live IN the moment. I promise if you engage with your family, run, laugh, be silly and have fun, you'll get me at my best. And me at my best is when your gallery is FILLED with images like these <3
Love this family and cannot thank them enough for trusting me and my process... perfectly imperfect is perfect in my book.
Some of my very favorite sessions are maternity. Especially for new parents... there's something about the excitement in their eyes and love they share together that will soon overflow to a little being they've created. These beautiful people are expecting their first baby just next month. They've kept the sex a surprise and I'm 100% certain it will be the best surprise of their life. Congratulations to Jill and Mike. I cannot wait to meet your sweet little love <3
Their first child, their first son, everything about this dynamic brought me back to those feelings I felt bringing home my first little boy. Man, there's nothing better. Diana absolutely killed it in the nursery, making this the most adorable and chic jungle themes I've ever seen. Can't get enough of this sweet session. Congratulations Diana and Nick! xo
My sweet friend had her beautiful baby girl back in April and watching her smitten in love with her baby girl for an hour was simply the best. Congratulations Kate and Tony! Your family is to die for and I'm blessed to know you.
I have been so behind in blogging and thought to myself, what better way to get back on the train then to share this sweet family? They welcomed their first son, Declan into their home just this past March. This little 6 week old session was the sweetest...
The importance of a Mama & Me session. I've touched on it before, several times... but I feel like if it was really received well, if it was driven home the way I think it should be, more people would be booking sessions like these.
When I get inquiries from mothers who want me to come into their home and document the love they have for their children, I melt. Really though, I think it's the most incredible thing for a mother to value this amazing time so much to hire a photographer to document it before it passes. Too often I hear from mother's "I wish I had a photograph like that of me and my babies." or "I'm always behind the camera, never in front of it with them." Change that. Once a year, once every other year, whenever you see fit, change it. Make it happen.
Don't regret what you can so easily change. You're the most important person, soul, heart, thing, being in your children's life... but for how long? When does that change? The thought is daunting, so why not make sure you capture the time when YOU were all that they adored, why not document all of your joy & hard work. Treat yourself to the gift of photographs with your children. If it's not one of your most prized possessions now, it will be later. Freeze the best days of your life, even if it's just for a second.
These moments are everything. Family is everything. Don't let it pass too quick without documenting it, if not for yourself, for your children. <3
The essence of motherhood. Right here.
There are so many reasons why I love mama & me sessions... here's so many examples of that. <3
I'm taking bookings for these throughout the winter and spring, so give a gift to yourself, and email me. You won't regret it.
Onto week three of this year and I am blogging the second week of this project! Still feeling the momentum and happy that I got in the frame in the second week! Hoping to do so every few weeks at least.
Here's week 2!
8|366 Whole world in my hands<3
9|366 Dinosaur Bath
10|366 Just the three of us
11|366 Quite Mornings
12|366 Bed Head
13|366 A butter knife and a beggar
14|366 Super Grant
My first sweet newborn of 2016 couldn't have been more squishy and sweet. He was welcomed home with so much love and joy. He's got a big brother who is already so excited and willing to help momma with the feedings and snuggles. It really melted my heart<3
I am so excited to document more newborns this year and really bright light to all the love that surrounds them.
Welcome, baby Caleb. You are loved.
Today I am sharing another sweet cake smash! Ohhhh, I fall in love with these sessions with each one I do! How could you not? Seeing a fresh 1 year old dive into a cake is simply the cutest! The best part about this one is we did it right on their families lakefront property, so this sweetheart rinsed off with a evening swim<3
We kept it really simple, stuck him in a vintage high chair and let him go to town. And the family shots afterwards... ah, I just love how they came out!
Self portraits. Ah, first of all they're so fun to edit. I get more expressive with them, and it taps into my creativity bank. Secondly, when you're behind the lens 95% of the time it's not a bad idea to document yourself so that your loved ones knew you existed when you're long gone. Kind of kidding but it's also kind of true. I'm saying going beyond pictures of yourself candidly blowing out birthday candles, or in a snap chat selfie... document who you are. Who you were. There are pictures of my grandmother & my mother, my aunts and so many other women close to me that I look upon and admire. I look back and swoon over their youth and beauty. It's special. So, I create that. Both for me and for my children. You should too. <3
Over the weekend I had my very first beach session in Falmouth! The weather was perfect. The sun was gorgeous and lucky me, I had the sweetest couple to photograph! I'm so excited to do more of these :)
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My very best friend from college is expecting her first son in just a few weeks. Of course, so many emotions go through my head... how did we get so old and how do we have kids? is what comes to mind first...
but then I just think about how we clicked from day one and how she's one of the best women I know and how she's going to make such an incredible mother.
I can't wait to meet your sweet son. Most of all, I can't wait till you fall in love as hard as I now you're going to when you meet him<3
Enjoy these last few weeks carrying him close... xo
Oh this family... they welcomed their third son into the world just over a week ago and my GOSH is he a dream boat. Mom and I spoke and we talked about capturing just the candid, raw, unposed moments during the first days of his life. There's nothing I enjoy more than just freezing happy moments in time. This family is beautiful inside and out and I hope they look back on these images and feel nothing but joy and love<3
Congratulations to this amazing family of 5.
Maternity sessions are one of my favorite if not my ALL time favorite sessions to do. Why? So many reasons... pregnancy encompasses so much beauty, both inside and out. Lots of women are vulnerable during this time in their lives, and while vulnerable, they are the strongest they've ever been.
Being able to capture this beauty for women is beyond a treat as a mother, woman and photographer. I hope that the mamas-to-be that I work with look at these images when their babies are grown, look back and say, "I am beautiful."
Thanks for following our blog circle! If you came here from Crystal's blog then thanks!! If not, go check her out for sure! Her work is awesome and she's oh so talented.
This month us New Englander's are just happy to be OUT OF MARCH! I can't say it's been an April filled with warm spring days and a glimpse into summer.. but we have had a few glimpses. Here's to May! Woohoo! (can you tell I'm a summer girl?)
Here's what I've been up to over the past month. A bunch of my favorites all in a blog post for you<3 Enjoy it... and when you're done be sure to go check out AnnMarie's blog post! I ALWAYS love her work. If you're not following her already- go, go go!