Archive for Aug 2010

All of my senior reps get two sessions with me.  One early in the season to be used for their promotional materials, and then another closer to fall.  This year, I worked with three reps.  Two boys.  One girl.  To be completely honest, I was a little scared of the boys.  See, I’m a girl. Girls are easier, right? Ashley  Gardiner Senior 2011 That’s what I thought, and then the boys this year were so easy going and photogenic.  And it’s not that Ashley is not gorgeous and photogenic as well (see here for her first session), but I wanted to be sure she was 100% happy with her senior photos.  It doesn’t matter that I loved so many shots from her first session.  She needs to love her pictures too.

 

 

 

 

 

So here I was for Ashley’s 2nd session with just one purpose.  Make Ashley happy.  So, to be extra sure that great natural smile came out, I brought out the big guns: my 4-year-old son, who is nothing short of hilarious.  With my personal arsenal of silliness, a beautiful afternoon and Ashley’s chosen location of Vaughn Woods in Hallowell I was determined to capture Ash’s true personality.  We talked a little about everything as we walked down the natural path toward little stone bridges and mini waterfalls, and it was obvious that Ashley is a girl who knows exactly what she wants from life.

 

 

 

 

This upfront attitude could be mistaken for a girl who is a bit high maintenance, but in all actuality Ashley is actually quite laid back (or just chill as Ash would say).  She knows where she is going and how she is going to get there, and no matter what she will still look cute doing it.

 Ashley  Gardiner Senior 2011

She is confident, kind and has some gorgeous eyes.

 Ashley  Gardiner Senior 2011

Ashley, I hope you love these more than your first session. No matter what you are simply beautiful both inside and out, and there is no doubt in my mind that the confidence you have in yourself will lead to an amazing senior year and even more amazingness in years to come.

 Ashley  Gardiner Senior 2011

So here’s to trying new things.  I loved the old blog, but really wanted to be able to have more control over the way my images display.  There will be a few tweaks over the next few weeks, but I think (or am hoping) that I am kinda diggin’ this new space. Oh, and don’t worry your favorite blog posts of the past are not gone!  In fact, they now have a home here as well…you may either find them here or click on the Old Blog link at the top of the page:)

In the meantime, I just HAVE to introduce the Gillespie family!  Don’t forget to leave them some love in a comment and/or share your thoughts on the new layout!

After having our session rained out twice, I was finally able to meet up with the Gillespie family at Pineland Farms in New Gloucester last weekend. And while this session was all about the Gillespies, the youngest (baby C), had just celebrated his first birthday the day before the session and kinda stole the show. Gillespie Family  Sneak Peek (and new blog!)

 C had also just started walking and was ready to get out and explore….of course, he stuck close to Mom and Dad for a bit…

 Gillespie Family  Sneak Peek (and new blog!)

 …but it wasn’t long before he set out to chase his own shadow!

 Gillespie Family  Sneak Peek (and new blog!)

The gardens at Pineland Farms are just beautiful, and there are tons of little nooks and crannies to explore.  Of course, the sun was getting kinda harsh, so we sought out a little shade for this cute family shot.  Love the expression on C’s face!

 Gillespie Family  Sneak Peek (and new blog!)

And then we were off again, but not without taking a moment to stop and smell the flowers…

 Gillespie Family  Sneak Peek (and new blog!)

 

….to be reminded it’s the little things in life…

 Gillespie Family  Sneak Peek (and new blog!)

…to live in the moment…

 Gillespie Family  Sneak Peek (and new blog!)

…and to reflect on what made them a family in the first place. Love.  Just love.

 Gillespie Family  Sneak Peek (and new blog!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gillespie family, it was fantastic to finally meet you all and share in such a beautiful morning.  C is quite amazing and I know he will only continue to melt your hearts everyday.  I hope you enjoyed your sneak peek and your full gallery should be available soon!