Archive for Apr 2012

When I read through the applications for senior reps, I just knew I had to choose Harley. One of the questions I include in my application is what would you do with a $500 shopping spree?  Most answers tell me what brand name store they would shop at for some new clothes or some new piece of technology they have had their eye on. So, what would Harley buy…well, it is safe to say that none of that money would go to anything for herself. Nope, her cash would go to clothes for her favorite little cousins and a mini shopping spree for her dad at Cabela’s. This is not to say that all of my senior reps aren’t outgoing and some of the sweetest girls I have ever met….’cause they definitely all are!!

So,  after a long day of mini-sessions last week, I met up with Harley for her rep session in a super fun urban-esque location. Meet Harley.

harleyw2up Harley: Edward Little High School senior rep

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harleywhatin Harley: Edward Little High School senior rep

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Last week I headed back to Popham beach to meet up with my third senior rep of the year. I am so excited to have five completely different personalities as reps! Other than being absolutely freakin’ adorable, Kayla is sweet, kind and super creative. I mean really, how many seniors would bring their iPod along to “pose” with while listening to the Riverdance soundtrack? Unique, original and just plain fun.

Meet Kayla.

kaylaf1 Kayla: Monmouth High School Senior Rep

kaylaf2 Kayla: Monmouth High School Senior Rep

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kaylaf4 Kayla: Monmouth High School Senior RepKayla, I am so excited to have you as one of my senior reps!  You are one amazing little lady and I am already looking forward to our next session:)

Not long ago my hubby and I received an invitation to a very unique wedding for some really great friends. I have known Jen ever since my hubby deployed just months before our son was born. And Andy is the one I went to this year to help me surprise Artie for our anniversary with a custom painted bike helmet. The helmet was such a hit, that Andy has now also custom painted our Harley! Of course, we knew that our wedding gift for this couple should be creative as well and since Jen is all about pictures, this engagement session is/was part of our wedding gift to them. The rest is…well, it’s still a secret:)

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jenandyeng2 Jen & Andy: Augusta, Maine engagement session

jenandyeng3 Jen & Andy: Augusta, Maine engagement session

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Jen & Andy, congratulations again and I cannot begin to tell you how happy I am that you found each other.  And while I am already pretty sure I know how much Jen loves these….Andy, I hope seeing these has given you a new outlook on why pictures mean what they do to Jen.  You are definitely a new kind of hero for agreeing to this “torture” icon smile Jen & Andy: Augusta, Maine engagement session

Just as with Britany, I first met Courtney when she was six years old. No, not another stepdaughter:) When I first met my husband, this blond-haired hazel-eyed beauty was his roommate’s daughter. Back then, Courtney had a sense about her that she knew exactly everything she wanted. Today, she has blossomed into a young lady who not only still knows what she wants, but she knows exactly what she needs to do to accomplish everything she sets her mind to. Courtney knows how to work hard and play hard while upholding responsibilities that many adults are still trying to figure out. There is no doubt in my mind, that she will be successful at anything she puts her mind to.

Meet Courtney.

courtp1 1024x680 Courtney: Hall Dale High School Senior Rep

courtp3 Courtney: Hall Dale High School Senior Rep

courtp2 1024x680 Courtney: Hall Dale High School Senior Rep

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Courtney, I am so excited to have you as a senior rep and it has been so fun seeing you grow from such a little girl to such a beautiful and level-headed young lady. I am already looking forward to your next session:)

 

 

I first met Emily & Lee this past fall to discuss shooting their wedding, and I am beyond excited to capture their special day this August. And since it felt like forever since I had met with them, I offered an engagement session as a little scheme to get to know them a little better. I have another little surprise cooking up for them as well, but will be keeping that secret to myself for a bit;)

After emailing for a few days with Lee, we decided to incorporate a beach session as well as a bit of a baseball theme. So fitting for these two:) Of course, this is Maine and even though the temps have been pretty mild, the ocean on the day before Easter was a bit on the chilly side. Okay, it was freezing! But these two took it like champs and relied on each other for warmth.

emlee1 1024x428 Emily + Leland: Fort Popham engagement session

emlee21 Emily + Leland: Fort Popham engagement session

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emlee81 Emily + Leland: Fort Popham engagement session

Emily and Lee, thanks for an amazing session:) I am so glad we got to hang out for a bit and am really looking forward to August!!

 

I will never forget the first time I met her. She was six years old. She got her blonde hair and those cute squishy cheeks all from her dad. One year later, I was calling her my stepdaughter. Ten years later and I am shooting her senior pictures, missing those squishy cheeks and noticing how much her smile resembles her mother’s. And in many ways, her personality hasn’t changed one bit. She is and always has been quick witted, silly, gorgeous, a talker, quick tempered and most definitely a bit bossy. And for all those things I am so thankful that she came into my life and am so proud of the young lady she has become. Meet Britany.

brit2 up Britany: Winslow High School Senior Rep

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Brit, I am beyond excited to have you as a senior rep and love you with all of my heart. I hope you love these and I am looking forward to your second session later this summer <3

I have been both dreading and looking forward to this post. Excited because this has got to be one of the most photogenic families I have ever photographed! Scared because I had almost 45o images to choose from!

lynnfeet 1024x459 Josh + Deanna + Kyle + Garrett + Jaden + Kessel + Paxton: a whole lotta boys!

If you have been following my blog for any length of time, then you know there are two things I really love. 1. A challenge 2. Kids. So a family with five boys? Bring it.

The baby. Paxton.

paxton1 Josh + Deanna + Kyle + Garrett + Jaden + Kessel + Paxton: a whole lotta boys!

I guess now would be a great time to let you know that this family is full of Bruins fans. BIG fans! So much so that Kessel was named after a former Bruins player. And he was more than eager to have a little fun and squeeze into Paxton’s hat:)

kessel1 1024x528 Josh + Deanna + Kyle + Garrett + Jaden + Kessel + Paxton: a whole lotta boys!

Kessel is destined to be dubbed class clown  in his high school yearbook. And well, I am pretty sure if Jaden keeps up with those long lashes he will be a huge heartbreaker.

jaden1 1024x680 Josh + Deanna + Kyle + Garrett + Jaden + Kessel + Paxton: a whole lotta boys!

And the two big brothers….ah, seriously have you ever seen any five brothers more handsome than this bunch?! Meet Kyle and Garrett.

garrettkyle1 Josh + Deanna + Kyle + Garrett + Jaden + Kessel + Paxton: a whole lotta boys!

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I definitely left this session feeling like I needed to be a better mom:) I actually think I do a pretty good job, but I know that there are definitely times where I feel like I have the naughtiest children on the planet. And at those times, I yell. So, with five boys, Deanna HAS to raise her voice, right? Nope. Not one bit. And most importantly….they listen!!! Amazing! Deanna, when I grow up, I wanna be JUST like you:)

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So, in a family where there is no yelling there is definitely lots of fun….and lots of laughing….

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…and love. Lots and lots of love <3

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About a year and a half ago, I was beyond excited to present my bestie with my bellies to babies package at her baby shower. And now, fifteen months later (yes, a little late on the first birthday shoot) I am finally wrapping up the last of this brown-eyed boy’s sessions. I am pretty sure this won’t be the last time he is featured on this blog though. I mean really. How can anyone resist this adorable curly head….even if he cries ’cause his Harley isn’t big enough? Hmm….sounds like another man in my life icon wink Spencer : happy birthday!

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spence2uphd Spencer : happy birthday!Lucky for me this session was scheduled a bit differently than any other session. Instead of having just a few hours to work with Spencer, I got to hang out with him for an entire day while his mum was working. Not only did this mean I could bribe him with whatever I wanted, but all his images would be a fun surprise for mum too!

spence15months1 Spencer : happy birthday!

And since we were celebrating his first birthday, there definitely had to be cake and balloons involved. This little monkey LOVED his balloons…

spenceballoncake Spencer : happy birthday!

The cake? Well, not so much.

spencecakesmash Spencer : happy birthday!

Thanks for a great day, little man….and happy birthday! Lots of love, Auntie Deb <3

spenceballoonpeek 1024x680 Spencer : happy birthday!