Archive for Sep 2016

I love that I have such a great working relationship with other photographers and when one of us is in a bind, we do what we can to help out. And in the case of last weekend, it worked out to my benefit because I got to meet and photograph a great big family with a whole lot of the most adorable kids you’ve ever seen. Their personalities were all so different and if their moms hadn’t color coordinate each families outfits, it would be nearly impossible to see the difference between sibling and cousin. And speaking of the moms….three beautiful and sweet sisters who thought their family’s farm was the perfect setting for family pictures. They were right. Add in a few cooperative spouses, an outgoing mom and dad and the sweetest memere ever….it was a perfect afternoon. For capturing memories. For being together. And mostly for having a little fun.

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Over the past couple years, I’ve gotten to now Becky a bit throughout a few 5K training runs. I instantly liked her. Maybe it is because I simply adore her sister and it is clear to see that simple kindness is an amazing trait in their family. And while I had only met Ashley a couple times, I knew I would like her just as much. But when these two gals are together, it is obvious they are meant to be together. Each claiming to be shy, their love for each other easily shone throughout every part of our session. So, Ash and Bec…I am so happy that you have each other and I hope you love these as much as I do<3

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I was beyond honored to have the opportunity to photograph an amazingly special event this past weekend. Many days it feels like we live in a world where divorce is a word tossed around nonchalantly. But there are still a few kind and loving souls working hard at life, at love, at family, at marriage, at being an inspiration to the rest of us. 50 years. Fifty years of falling in love and staying in love and making it work. And sometime during those fifty years, they created a family. A family that just grew and grew. A family that loves as deeply as they love each other, and who knew the perfect way to celebrate this milestone.

One of the coolest things about this fifty year celebration is that it is actually two anniversaries in one. We gathered to celebrate twin brothers, who married sisters fifty years ago. How cool is that? With family from as far away as California and North Carolina, they all gathered at the gorgeous 1812 Farm in Bristol, Maine to celebrate. Stone Cove Catering put on the most delicious lobster bake and their staff went above an beyond to cater to everyones’ needs. The entire day was filled with love, laughter, dancing and reminiscing….oh, and a couple beautiful cakes by Kennebec Chocolates!

To the entire family, thank you for trusting me to capture this special event for you and with you. And to the happy couples who still do, thank you for being an encouraging example and an inspiration of love and commitment<3

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Last weekend, I drove to a gorgeous home I had never been to before and found Kayla…a gorgeous bride I had never met before (a first for me!). And while I was walking into a day of unknowns, I could not have been more at ease. Kayla and her entire family and all of her bridesmaids were just amazing. With a threat of rain throughout the day and a few moments of the skies opening up, there were a few worried moments that were handled with grace and taken right in stride…leading to one of the most beautiful weddings I’ve gotten to photograph so far. Kayla and Brian planned the perfect day with just the right amount of detail and personal touches, and put on an epic party to mark the first moments of their new adventure <3 BroderickWedding 115 1024x1011 Kayla + Brian = happily ever after | Newry, Maine wedding photography

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Bride’s Gown: Anthropologie Wedding Collection

Bridesmaids Dresses: Anthropologie Wedding Collection

Tuxes: Men’s Wearhouse

Hair: Lisa @Island Indulgence

Florist: Cynthia Flores

Cupcakes: East End Cupcakes

Tent Rental: One Stop Tent

There are often times when I think of particular clients and think, they’re my favorite clients. And then I remember another client and think, oh wait…those ones are my favorites. I seriously have the best job in the world and get to work with the MOST amazing people in this small little corner of our world. Lux and her little family are definitely right up there at the top of my list. Maybe it was her gorgeous eyelashes and crazy hair the moment she was born. Maybe it was the sweet, handwritten thank you note I received shortly after her newborn session. Maybe it was her mom’s fantastic idea to bring her wedding dress for her one year session. Maybe it is the relentless efforts her parents put forward to get her to smile during her sessions, or how much her dad enjoyed her cake even after it was destroyed on the studio floor. Maybe it is just because when you meet people who are just genuinely kind and thoughtful, you instantly are at ease and in love with how amazing the rest of little Lux’s life will be. Happy Birthday Lux…you are one very very loved little girl<3

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Just last year, I had the opportunity to shoot Danny’s brother Levi’s senior session, and it really amazes me how fast that year has gone by. Danny was probably the most laid back and agreeable senior boy I’ve ever photographed, which made our whole session a breeze. He even brought his best friend (whom we just referred to as “boyfriend” throughout the session icon razz Danny: Class of 2017 | Litchfield, Maine senior photography ) and his German Shepherd (who was super well behaved and has the longest dog tongue I’ve ever seen!)

Danny, thanks for being awesome for your session and I hope you have an amazing senior year:)

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This super special and super adorable little guy wasn’t a big fan of sleeping during his newborn session…which was totally okay since he was a complete ham for the camera. A special thanks to Azarias’ Nina for setting this up for us and asking me to create a few special memories for his amazing mum and dad<3

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