Archive for Aug 2014

I met up with Emily and her mom this past weekend to shoot her senior session in her aunt’s beautiful gardens. Emily was a little worried that not everything was in full bloom, but we still were able to find plenty of pretty blossoms. Add in some friendly wild turkeys strutting around along with some amazing light, and I’d say things worked out quite nicely:)

ebrochu 9 {Auburn, Maine Senior Photographer} Lewiston High School ~ Class of 2015: Emily

ebrochu 8 {Auburn, Maine Senior Photographer} Lewiston High School ~ Class of 2015: Emily

ebrochu 6 {Auburn, Maine Senior Photographer} Lewiston High School ~ Class of 2015: Emily

ebrochu 5 {Auburn, Maine Senior Photographer} Lewiston High School ~ Class of 2015: Emily

ebrochu 3 {Auburn, Maine Senior Photographer} Lewiston High School ~ Class of 2015: Emily

ebrochu 1 {Auburn, Maine Senior Photographer} Lewiston High School ~ Class of 2015: Emily

Emily, it was so great to meet you. I hope you love these and that you have an amazing senior year!

 

I love taking clients to places they’ve never been before, and seniors are certainly one of the best kind of clients to do this with. This past week, Vannessa and her mom joined me in traipsing around the Arboretum while swatting at mosquitos and chatting about the muggy weather. I could not have asked for a more laid back and photogenic girl. Vannessa is also super sweet and kind and didn’t even get mad at her mom when she scared off three deer in the field. Y’know ’cause that would’ve made an awesome photo!  No worries though, we got plenty of other awesome shots:)

vanessawright 2 {Augusta, Maine Senior Photographer} Oak Hill High School ~ Class of 2015: Vannessa

vanessawright 3 {Augusta, Maine Senior Photographer} Oak Hill High School ~ Class of 2015: Vannessa

vanessawright 4 {Augusta, Maine Senior Photographer} Oak Hill High School ~ Class of 2015: Vannessa

vanessawright 6 {Augusta, Maine Senior Photographer} Oak Hill High School ~ Class of 2015: Vannessa

vanessawright 7 {Augusta, Maine Senior Photographer} Oak Hill High School ~ Class of 2015: Vannessa

vanessawright 8 {Augusta, Maine Senior Photographer} Oak Hill High School ~ Class of 2015: Vannessa

This senior session was definitely bittersweet, since Eli is one of my cousins and I remember when he was still in diapers! But instead of digressing over how old this session really makes me feel, I will just say that it has been amazing to see the amazing young man Eli has turned out to be. Eli is one of the kindest souls you will ever meet. He is sweet and genuine in everything he does and to everyone he meets. And if you remember my last post, you will know he is quite silly too! Oh,and if you follow my Facebook page and are dying to know if Eli held up his end of the deal he made with my youngest, this post has the answer!

elisenior 8 {Rome, Maine senior photographer} Taconic Hills High School ~ Class of 2015: Eli
elisenior 3 {Rome, Maine senior photographer} Taconic Hills High School ~ Class of 2015: Eli

elisenior 41 {Rome, Maine senior photographer} Taconic Hills High School ~ Class of 2015: Eli

elisenior 6 {Rome, Maine senior photographer} Taconic Hills High School ~ Class of 2015: Eli

elisenior 11 {Rome, Maine senior photographer} Taconic Hills High School ~ Class of 2015: Eli

 

What? You’ve lived in Maine your whole life and never heard of Taconic Hills High? Yeah, that’s right…’cause it’s in New York. I just spent the last two weeks spending as much time as possible with some of my favorite family from Virginia and New York. And, since I shot big sister Zoe’s senior session two years ago when we were in New York, there was no way we were going to pass up an opportunity to shoot my cousin Eli’s session while they were visiting Maine. The thing is, you will just have to wait for all the “keeper” shots. For now, I’ll just let you in on how much fun Eli really is to photograph!

 

elisenior 1 {Maine senior photographer} Eli: Taconic Hills High School ~ Class of 2015...the outtakes elisenior 4 {Maine senior photographer} Eli: Taconic Hills High School ~ Class of 2015...the outtakes

(from Sis to Bud February 9, 1944) Wed. 8:45

My lover –

I feel so down tonight. I rented our beautiful house from the 1st of March on. The people’s name is Moss. They live next door to Schlinger’s. They are a very nice couple and have a little girl 17 mos. She can play with Lyn. I am having a lease drawn up – one year with privilege to renew if you’re not home yet. It has a 60 day notice in it. Mr. Moss works at Republic.

I thought maybe you’d phone tonight but it doesn’t look as if you will now. I hope you’re feeling a lot better.

Tomorrow I am going to start moving to Mother’s so I can get started fixing our house up. Jim & Marge said they couldn’t take the house.

I’ll try and get the fruit cake off to you tomorrow.

It was really funny about the house. Mom told Peggy Barnes I wanted to rent. Peggy told Johnny and he let the cat out of the bag at a dinner at Nevada Jackson’s. She immediately called her mother who was looking for a place. Ellie then went to Junior League and spread it. Mrs. Moss heard about it at the Junior League. She was here this morning before I even fed our kids. Ellie & Mrs. Tinkham came about 15 min after she left. As Tinkham’s were leaving Mrs. Moss came back with her husband. What a morning.

Moss’s are going to try to have their phone put in here. I said I wouldn’t mind. They thought near the bookcases in our living room.

Mom just came in and brought me some coffee for breakfast.

Lyn & Butch went thru the day without a spanking. They’re such good babies. As you said, “Of course they are, they’re ours.”

I got the plates for our car today. Good old “Bluebird”

I wish you were here with me now, I miss you so. I have all my family around me and I’m still lonely. I love you so darned much.

Take good care of yourself for us now. We love you. You’re all Lyn, Butch and I have. I’d love to go to sleep in your arms tonight. You mean so much to me. Goodnight sweetheart.

Mommy

 budbluebird Fairytale Friday: A True Love Story ~ part eleven

Bud and Bluebird

(from Betty Moss to Sis) Feb 9, 1944

Dear Mrs Wanser –

This check for twenty dollars ($20.00) is the deposit (half the rent on the first month) for the renting of your home.

We are just delighted that you will let us be your tenants for the duration – in such a sweet place and will do our best to keep it as you would could you be there. We are the people who love our home and family more than anything else, and hope to have one that we can call our own too someday.

Will you be kind enough to just put in writing that we may stay for the duration or unless something unforeseen happens that you will give us 60-90 days notice.

Also let me know when we can take occupancy so that I can get in touch with the movers, and give our notice for we have to give 30 days notice. One more thing – do I continue getting oil from your dealer or should I try to get it from my coal man who has been Clifford Herring of the Diamond Ice and Coal?

Sincerely ~

Bettie Moss

 

(from Sis to Bud February 10, 1944) Friday 9:40

Sweetest one-

I’m awfully sorry I didn’t get the fruit cake off today but I was sick all last night and have felt punk most of the day. Dad had the same thing wrong with him and your mother’s got it too. Even poor little Butch has been spitting up.

I am writing this with Dad’s pen and he has a broad point on it. It writes crummy.

Your letter came this morning informing me you felt as good as new. I’m so glad. I got two valentine’s too from my Daddy. Lyn liked hers a lot. She ripped both envelopes.

After supper tonight, I washed my hair and set it in preparation for Betty’s wedding tomorrow. Mom and I are going. I got my brown dress cleaned for it. That’s my pet.

Fred & Ellie went to a dance at school tonight. Fred had to borrow one of your shirts as Mom didn’t get her laundry back.

You asked me in your letter if I was smoking. I smoked a few cigarettes right after you left and then said the hell with it. I didn’t enjoy it. I haven’t smoked since a week before you came home the first time.

I miss our home terribly but I know it’s for the best. I hate to think of anyone else in it, but these people are nice & I know they’ll take care of it.

Did you have much snow on the island? We’ve got quite a lot. Lyn was out in it for a while today, but it was kind of deep for her.

Poor Daddy next weekend. I’m sorry, honey, but there’s nothing I can do. Darling, you mention a second honeymoon trip. It sounds wonderful. You’re going to do the same things you did then? I bet you can’t take it the way you could then. But then, you’ve proved yourself the last two weekends you were home. You’re wonderful. I love you still with all my heart and miss you more every day.

Goodnight, my lover. I think I better get some sleep as I didn’t get much last night. Take care of you for me.

All the love in the world

Mommy