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After having the opportunity to photograph Josh and Tuesdae’s wedding four years ago, life clearly has had it’s way of keeping us on separate paths since this was my first time meeting little Nolan! All three boys pretty much thought that anything would’ve been better than family pictures, but we worked through their stubbornness and got some great shots anyway;)

Josh and Tuesdae, thank you for asking me to shoot these for you. Enjoy your sneak peek!

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I met up with Sierra and her mum last week after not seeing them for far too long. See, they’re technically my cousins and we do not see each other nearly enough and there is really no excuses for that nonsense…except maybe that our lives are just always a little crazy busy.  Regardless, I was so honored that Jessica had contacted me to photograph Sierra’s senior session, and even more excited when Sierra brought her sweet pup along!  Sierra has a little bit of a shy side, so dragging out “real” smiles was a bit of a chore, but her gorgeous green eyes made it worth it;) Here are a few of my favorites….

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It’s always so much fun to explore one of my favorite places to shoot with seniors. Senior year is so exciting and I feel like senior photos are the first big milestone where it actually kicks in for a student that this is their last year of high school.  I have gotten to know Maegan in short little spurts over the past year or two as she plays field hockey with one of my girls, and I could not be happier that Mak can count her on her list of friends. Maegan has a fantastic outgoing personality and embraces little moments to get just a little silly. (Im sure she gets all that from her mom…right, Amy?!) She is the kind of person that just makes you feel good to be around. She also has this great guy in her life who was the perfect assistant for me throughout the session. Not only did he hold my reflector when needed and pull the wagon filled with all our stuff…he did not complain once when he needed to be in a few shots. He also earned himself a great new nickname in the process;)

So Amy, Maegan and Devon (Voopie), thank you for a fantastic session. I hope you enjoy your sneak peek!

 

 

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There is this little thing called life that seems to pass as quickly as we blink. Too often we take every little moment for granted and just keep moving forward. And while moving forward is generally a fantastic thing, sometimes moments that are amazing memories are too quickly forgotten….which is why we need photography. We need photos to remind us not just of the big moments and special events in our lives, but to capture life as it is right now. To capture life in the smallest moments. To remember what our kids are like exactly at this second in time. And to remember exactly how it feels when you fall in love with your spouse all over again every single day. It may have been 5 years since this adorable family had last scheduled a session, but after these toothless grins, I’m going to bet we won’t let another five years slip away.

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After weeks of emailing back and forth with Serena, I was so excited to finally get to meet her and Corey just a few days ago. Not only was this couple super sweet and up for a little hike through the arboretum, Serena has the most perfect baby bump ever! I am so excited for these two and cannot wait to meet baby Kai in just another month:)

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After waking up to a dreary rainy day yesterday, we decided it would be best to reschedule Jeremiah’s senior session for this morning. Turns out that this morning was an absolutely gorgeous fall morning in Maine and without a bit of the wind, it would have been absolutely perfect. Turns out wind doesn’t matter too much during a guy’s senior photos;) and we were able to explore the Arboretum and get some shots that I’m pretty sure mom will love!

Thanks for hanging out this morning, Jeremiah…and I hope you have the most amazing senior year!!

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I’m beyond excited to share this little peek from Alyssa and Derrick’s wedding, and it was definitely no small feat to narrow the images down for this post! Alyssa and Derrick have got to be one of the sweetest couples I’ve ever worked with. Their love for each other is evident in every little interaction and they are super laid back and fun. Which only means that their day was bound to be fun too. And sweet.

From Derrick tearing up watching Alyssa walk down the aisle to Derrick’s stepmom offering a tissue to his mom during the ceremony, and Alyssa’s dad literally sweeping her off her feet during their dance and then following up with their father-daughter fun choreographed number, I fought back my own tears. And as I watched the most intense bouquet toss and Derrick overcome his fear of garter removal with some killer dance moves; laughing tears. But perhaps the sweetest and funniest moment was witnessing Memere digging in her purse for cash so she could relentlessly cut in during the dollar dance.

Alyssa and Derrick, it has been such an honor to get to know the both of you and to photograph one of the biggest days of your life. I hope you enjoy these and here’s to many many more years of ridiculous happiness <3

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There seems to be this unwritten rule out there in the universe as to the “right” steps to take to become a “real” family. And then there are a few amazing and brave souls out there, who sometimes miss a turn in life or somehow skip a step or two….or maybe there are a few of us who knew exactly what they were doing and did things a little different on purpose. Whichever path we choose, there are challenges either way, and I don’t really believe that doing things “traditionally” is necessarily easier on your life. I do, however, believe that it takes a strong person to carve their own path, to ignore what others think is best for them and to find simply joy in their own little perfect life no matter how imperfect it can sometime seem. Ilea, thanks for asking me to capture your cute little family and sharing a little bit of yourself and your story. Your handsome little boys are going to be some amazing men someday being raised by a mom with such willpower and grace<3

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After weeks of emails back and forth planning for Erica’s maternity session, something about this sweet girl finally clicked. Turns out my mom used to babysit her when she was little, and she is just as fun now as she was way back then:)  It is a bit surreal that so much time has passed and she is now expecting a little one of her own, but there is no doubt in my mind that she will be an amazing mom. And I’m going to guess that Heath is going to be a pretty fun dad too!  Here are a few favorites from their session…

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Sadie’s parents and have been friends of my husband and his brother for I don’t even know how long, so when Sadie’s dad contacted me to schedule her senior session, I couldn’t wait. I honestly didn’t  know Sadie well going into the session, but it didn’t take long until we were giggling and hiking all over the Arboretum before the sun set. One of my favorite things about Sadie is the adorable faces she makes. Of course her mom probably chalks the little eye rolls up to teenage angst, but when Sadie rolls her eyes in response to every. little. thing…..it’s  freaking adorable. Sorry, Mom;) These are just a few of my faves from Sadie’s session.

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