Kids & Families19 Oct 2017 10:48 am

This weekend I got to catch up with the Christie family and meet the newest member, Butternut, when we met for their family portraits in one of my favorite locations: Joppa Flats and Plum Island in Newburyport MA.

I was met at the door of their home by Kaitlin and Kami.  Kaitlin was the first baby to take advantage of my “Babies first year” package, and boy has she grown in the past few years.  Kami was equally as sweet, and they couldn’t wait to be in front of the camera!  So we piled into our cars and headed down to Joppa Flats.  I love shooting here, and the girls were natural models.  Their smiles and fun loving personalities were on full display as we shot our way to the beach.  Butternut had joined us for a few photos in the flats, but couldn’t contain her doggie joy when we hit the beach.  It was contageous, as girls and dogs ran around enjoying the unseasonably warm October afternoon.

Newburyport, MA Family Portraits

Newburyport, MA Family Portraits

Newburyport, MA Family Portraits

Newburyport, MA Family Portraits

Newburyport, MA Family Portraits

Newburyport, MA Family Portraits

Newburyport, MA Family Portraits

Newburyport, MA Family Portraits

Newburyport, MA Family Portraits

Newburyport, MA Family Portraits

Newburyport, MA Family Portraits

Newburyport, MA Family Portraits

Newburyport, MA Family Portraits

Newburyport, MA Family Portraits

Newburyport, MA Family Portraits

Kids & Families06 Oct 2017 07:00 pm

This week I got to catch up with Brianne & Charles.  It’s been a few years since their amazing Boston Seaport wedding, and their family is about to be just a little bigger.  It was so much fun to spend a couple hours with them in and around their beautiful South End apartment as they prepare for the impending arrival of the newest member of their family!

With the fall sunset coming so early, we began the portraits by taking a walk around their charming Boston neighborhood.  The late afternoon sun was streaming through the streets imparting a warm glow into the as yet unlit gas lanterns, making them appear to glow and casting a halo of warm light on the happy couple.  A block up and we came across a charming little playground, where I’m sure their will spend countless hours with little Amalia in no time at all.  Back at their apartment, we climbed up on their rood deck, where we enjoyed the sunset together.  Then back down to check out the nursery, which is nearly ready to be filled with joyful baby laughter and many happy memories!

Stay tuned in just a few weeks as Amalia makes her modeling debut here on this blog!

Boston, MA Maternity Portraits

Boston, MA Maternity Portraits

Boston, MA Maternity Portraits

Boston, MA Maternity Portraits

Boston, MA Maternity Portraits

Boston, MA Maternity Portraits

Boston, MA Maternity Portraits

Boston, MA Maternity Portraits

Boston, MA Maternity Portraits

Boston, MA Maternity Portraits

Boston, MA Maternity Portraits

Boston, MA Maternity Portraits

Boston, MA Maternity Portraits

Boston, MA Maternity Portraits

Boston, MA Maternity Portraits

Weddings29 Sep 2017 11:19 am

Ever since she was a little girl, Catherine had a dream of being married in a castle.  So when she discovered Hammond Castle in Gloucester, MA, there was no place else for her wedding.  In fact, I think it’s safe to say that with their amazing venue, and even more amazing attire, Cat and Jack went medieval on their wedding day.  And I was lucky enough to be invited to capture it all!

I arrived at the castle just before the wedding party, so they weren’t there to see my jaw drop.  But soon the place was abuzz with activity, just like a castle would have been 1000 years ago, I’d imagine, when all of the castle attendants prepared for a royal dinner.  Helpers were everywhere, setting up tables and chairs in the great hall, preparing the food and drink stations, setting up the lawn for the marriage ceremony…Jack in the thick of it, making sure everything was just right for his new bride to be, while she was tucked away in the bridal suite preparing herself for her betrothed.  Once he was assured that everything was under control, Jack slipped away to dress in his kingly finery, and then they were read to do a little courting in the courtyard before the official ceremony began.

In the meantime, the guests had gathered in the lovely castle garden overlooking the ocean.  Once everyone was seated, the music changed, and The wedding pary descended the beautiful stone staircase to the lawn.  In front of a kingly view, Cat and Jack made their vows to one another, and sealed it with a sunset kiss.  Their first act as the king and queen of their newly formed family was to walk through the property gardens for a few moments alone together, before heading inside to preside over a feast worthy of King Arthur himself!

With a special shout out to Bey from Tasks@Bey for planning another amazing event!

Hammond Castle Gloucester MA Wedding Photos

Hammond Castle Gloucester MA Wedding Photos

Hammond Castle Gloucester MA Wedding Photos

Hammond Castle Gloucester MA Wedding Photos

Hammond Castle Gloucester MA Wedding Photos

Hammond Castle Gloucester MA Wedding Photos

Hammond Castle Gloucester MA Wedding Photos

Hammond Castle Gloucester MA Wedding Photos

Hammond Castle Gloucester MA Wedding Photos

Hammond Castle Gloucester MA Wedding Photos

Hammond Castle Gloucester MA Wedding Photos

Hammond Castle Gloucester MA Wedding Photos

Hammond Castle Gloucester MA Wedding Photos

Hammond Castle Gloucester MA Wedding Photos

Hammond Castle Gloucester MA Wedding Photos

Hammond Castle Gloucester MA Wedding Photos

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Weddings27 Sep 2017 07:00 pm

Lighthouses, and haunted houses, and motorcycles oh my!  If your first thought is “Bad Ass”, you would be right! And I had all three of these things at Nicole and Tim’s bad ass wedding at the Union Bluff Hotel in York Beach Maine.

I started hanging out with Nicole, her family, and her bridesmaids in her suite overlooking the beach.  It was all fun and laughter, as Nicole got made up and dressed in preparation of seeing Tim for the first time.  We’d planned the first look at the famous Nubble lighthouse, so Nicole and I boarded the trolley and headed that way.  Tim was already there with his Harley.  He had a wallet chain hanging from his suit, and was wearing a set of tough motorcycle glasses.  The glasses concealed the tears that snuck out of his eyes when he saw Nicole for the first time in her wedding dress, and the smile never left his face for the rest of the day.  After a few photos at the lighthouse, and on the beloved Harley (that had once belonged to Tim’s dad), we headed back into town, where we found the gate to York’s Animal Kingdom wide open.  We couldn’t believe our luck and wasted no time finishing their portrait session on the carousel and in front of the haunted house.

It was a short walk back to the hotel and into their married life.  Nicole had chosen the Union Bluff Hotel because she could look at the ocean the entire time she walked down the aisle. And she might have noticed it out of the corner of her eye , but Tim had all of her attention as she walked down the grassy hill and into his life forever.  The celebration that followed was worthy of the lead up, with dancing and laughing, and love spread by all.  It was still in full swing when I drove away with a big smile still on my face.

Union Bluff Hotel York Beach ME Wedding Photos

Union Bluff Hotel York Beach ME Wedding Photos

Union Bluff Hotel York Beach ME Wedding Photos

Union Bluff Hotel York Beach ME Wedding Photos

Union Bluff Hotel York Beach ME Wedding Photos

Union Bluff Hotel York Beach ME Wedding Photos

Union Bluff Hotel York Beach ME Wedding Photos

Union Bluff Hotel York Beach ME Wedding Photos

Union Bluff Hotel York Beach ME Wedding Photos

Union Bluff Hotel York Beach ME Wedding Photos

Union Bluff Hotel York Beach ME Wedding Photos

Union Bluff Hotel York Beach ME Wedding Photos

Union Bluff Hotel York Beach ME Wedding Photos

Union Bluff Hotel York Beach ME Wedding Photos

Union Bluff Hotel York Beach ME Wedding Photos

Union Bluff Hotel York Beach ME Wedding Photos

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Weddings20 Sep 2017 10:12 am

A perfect storm of beauty, light and fun…plus lobster and S’mores!!!  If that sounds amazing to you, the you should be super jelly of the amazing wedding that Jackie and Erik threw last weekend at William Allen Farm in Pownal, ME.

Pownal, ME sounds like the name of the place where you would find a sleepy farm with a lovely white farmhouse, and a big red barn, and that’s EXACTLY what I found when I rolled into town.  As the crew set up the barn for one heck of a party, Jackie and her bridesmaids were already making the farm a little less sleepy with their joyous laughter in the bridal suite.  While they did the actual dressing, I visited the guys in the converted hayloft, then we got everyone in place for the first look.  Eric waited beside the old apple tree which bordered the small farm pond as Jackie made her way to him.  Reunited, the soon to be married couple made their way back to the barn for a few family photos, then got ready for the wedding!

As the guests arrived in big yellow school busses, the farm became remarkably less sleepy as the sound of laughter traveled over the rolling green hills.  They gathered in the shade of lovely tree, and Jackie and Eric made it official.  The walked down the aisle hand in hand, then spent their first few minutes as husband and wife gamely hiking through the big north woods that bordered the property.  Picture time over, there was nothing left to do but turn the volume up to 10, and make sure that the cows three fields away were dancing in celebration.  And that’s just what they did!

William Allen Farm Pownal ME Wedding Photos

William Allen Farm Pownal ME Wedding Photos

William Allen Farm Pownal ME Wedding Photos

William Allen Farm Pownal ME Wedding Photos

William Allen Farm Pownal ME Wedding Photos

William Allen Farm Pownal ME Wedding Photos

William Allen Farm Pownal ME Wedding Photos

William Allen Farm Pownal ME Wedding Photos

William Allen Farm Pownal ME Wedding Photos

William Allen Farm Pownal ME Wedding Photos

William Allen Farm Pownal ME Wedding Photos

William Allen Farm Pownal ME Wedding Photos

William Allen Farm Pownal ME Wedding Photos

William Allen Farm Pownal ME Wedding Photos

William Allen Farm Pownal ME Wedding Photos

William Allen Farm Pownal ME Wedding Photos

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Weddings18 Aug 2017 01:11 pm

This weekend I had the awesome opportunity to return to the New England Aquarium to photograph the awesome lunch date wedding of Krysta and Sean. Lunch date wedding, you ask…never heard of it…well that’s because, to the best of my knowledge, Krysta and Sean invented it. And it’s an awesome concept…let me describe it for you.

I arrived just as the family started to gather for formal group photos on the walkway overloking the water. Krysta and Sean had organized well, with the help of the always amazing Tasks @ Bey, and it didn’t take long to bang through the list. Then Krysta, Sean, and I headed into the aquarium for a few photos of the couple. While we were there, the guests arrived, were ushered into the tent, and instructed to grab a plate, and head through the buffet. When the three of us arrived back at the tent, everyone was seated and eating lunch, as the happy couple walked right onto the dance floor. In a ceremony that packed a whole lot of love (and brisket) into 5 minutes, Krysta and Sean became official, and sat right down to their own lunches as their closest friends began to toast them. By the time the toasts were over, everyone was ready to dance…and dance they did…tearing up the dance floor in celebration of the just married!

New England Aquarium Boston MA Wedding Photos

New England Aquarium Boston MA Wedding Photos

New England Aquarium Boston MA Wedding Photos

New England Aquarium Boston MA Wedding Photos

New England Aquarium Boston MA Wedding Photos

New England Aquarium Boston MA Wedding Photos

New England Aquarium Boston MA Wedding Photos

New England Aquarium Boston MA Wedding Photos

New England Aquarium Boston MA Wedding Photos

New England Aquarium Boston MA Wedding Photos

New England Aquarium Boston MA Wedding Photos

New England Aquarium Boston MA Wedding Photos

New England Aquarium Boston MA Wedding Photos

New England Aquarium Boston MA Wedding Photos

New England Aquarium Boston MA Wedding Photos

New England Aquarium Boston MA Wedding Photos

Kids & Families10 Aug 2017 10:44 am

I love a family reunion…especially when it’s a family that has trusted me to capture their most important milestones for almost 10 years!  Starting with Michelle and Nate’s wedding in (gulp) 2008, continuing with Christine and Chris’ in 2011, and of course, the awesome spunky boys of the Worcester Hafer branch.  So when they asked me to photograph their joint vacation/staycation at their lovely Worcester home, I jumped at the chance to catch up with the entire family, and meet beautiful 5 year-old Hannah!

The cousins and their parents and grandparents were ready to go when I arrived, so we started out with a round of posed family photos, before allowing the kids to run the show for a bit.  Starting on the jungle gym, which has been a favorite location for so many shoots, the three cousins climbed and jumped, and brought along their favorite stuffed friends.  Then Henry suggested we hang out at the tepee that they had erected at the top of the hill behind their home, so a bit of climbing was in order.  Once we had the kids a little tired out, I was able to spend a little time photographing their parents, grandparents, brothers, sister’s in law, and any other combination we could think of in various locations throughout the well maintained back yard.  By this time, the kids had their second wind, so we ventured out front to climb a favorite tree, play on the family’s very own fire hydrant, discover a hidden hideout underneath a Japanese maple, and scour the grass for a few earthworms, which Michelle dutifully held (#momofboys), while the boys climbed up on Nate’s back and went for an upside down ride on Uncle Chris.  With this much fun on the first day of vacation, I can only imagine how many adventures they had the rest of the week…and how exhausted their parents must be!

Worcester MA Family Portraits

Worcester MA Family Portraits

Worcester MA Family Portraits

Worcester MA Family Portraits

Worcester MA Family Portraits

Worcester MA Family Portraits

Worcester MA Family Portraits

Worcester MA Family Portraits

Worcester MA Family Portraits

Worcester MA Family Portraits

Worcester MA Family Portraits

Worcester MA Family Portraits

Worcester MA Family Portraits

Worcester MA Family Portraits

Worcester MA Family Portraits

Weddings21 Jul 2017 03:23 pm

Part two of my amazing wedding weekend found me on a beautiful sandy beach in Gloucester MA with two high school sweethearts who happened to both be awarded “Best Smile” their senior year.  Seriously, could anyone have handed me an easier job than the wedding of Hannah and Kyle?

Arriving at the elegant Beauport Hotel in Gloucester, MA, I wasted no time heading up to Hannah’s oceanside room where her award winning smile was already on display, only disappearing when it was time to put on lipstick!  The mood was just as jovial down in Kyle’s room, where he had a little help tying the perfect full windsor knot, and donning his jacket.  Back up to Hannah’s just in time for her to step into her dress, and take a few bridal portraits.  Heading down to the oceanside deck where the ceremony was bing prepared, Hannah and Kyle had a moment together before the three of us took a walk around the block for some couple’s portraits.  The Beaumont was nestled among a bunch of old fishing warehouses that provided a plethora of interesting locations within a short walk of the hotel.

With all of the portraits out of the way, Hannah and Kyle were free to participate in the entire event, and participate they did!  The ceremony took place on an oceanside deck, with the Atlantic Ocean witnessing the vastness of their love, on one side, and all of their closest friends and family witnessing it on the other.  The celebration never ended as they enjoyed the cocktail hour with their guests, then headed into the ballroom, where their smiles infested the entire room, and their dance moves kept the crowd moving all night!

Beauport Hotel Gloucester MA Wedding Photos

Beauport Hotel Gloucester MA Wedding Photos

Beauport Hotel Gloucester MA Wedding Photos

Beauport Hotel Gloucester MA Wedding Photos

Beauport Hotel Gloucester MA Wedding Photos

Beauport Hotel Gloucester MA Wedding Photos

Beauport Hotel Gloucester MA Wedding Photos

Beauport Hotel Gloucester MA Wedding Photos

Beauport Hotel Gloucester MA Wedding Photos

Beauport Hotel Gloucester MA Wedding Photos

Beauport Hotel Gloucester MA Wedding Photos

Beauport Hotel Gloucester MA Wedding Photos

Beauport Hotel Gloucester MA Wedding Photos

Beauport Hotel Gloucester MA Wedding Photos

Beauport Hotel Gloucester MA Wedding Photos

Beauport Hotel Gloucester MA Wedding Photos

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Weddings20 Jul 2017 06:13 pm

What a weekedn to get married,  and I was fortunate enough to get to photograph two amazing couples as they pledged their lives to one another!  First up was a wedding close to home, as I photographed the marriage of Jennifer and Peter at St Mary’s Church in Shrewsbury, followed by their super fun reception at the Wachusett Country Club in West Boylston, MA.

I started with the ladies at the Beechwood Hotel in Worcester, MA, where they wore lovely silk kimonos as they took turns in the hair and makeup chairs.  Since they all looked amazing naturally, it didn’t take long before they were in their dresses and ready to ride the classic silver Rolls Royce to the church. Peter was already there, waiting for his bride, and with smiles all around, she walked from the car and right down the aisle to meet him.  A beautiful mass joined them together, and they strode arm in arm to toast their newly formed family in the back seat of the elegant ride.

It only took a few minutes for them to be transported to the Wachusett Country Club, where the rolling green hills awaited their portrait session.  After taking advantage of the lush surroundings to capture them with their family, we headed inside for the dancing.  Those two could really cut a rug, dazzling the room with their moves and their smiles.  The rest of the evening was just as fun, with emotional speeches, delicious food, and more dancing!

Wachusett Country Club Boylston MA Wedding Photos

Wachusett Country Club Boylston MA Wedding Photos

Wachusett Country Club Boylston MA Wedding Photos

Wachusett Country Club Boylston MA Wedding Photos

Wachusett Country Club Boylston MA Wedding Photos

Wachusett Country Club Boylston MA Wedding Photos

Wachusett Country Club Boylston MA Wedding Photos

Wachusett Country Club Boylston MA Wedding Photos

Wachusett Country Club Boylston MA Wedding Photos

Wachusett Country Club Boylston MA Wedding Photos

Wachusett Country Club Boylston MA Wedding Photos

Wachusett Country Club Boylston MA Wedding Photos

Wachusett Country Club Boylston MA Wedding Photos

Wachusett Country Club Boylston MA Wedding Photos

Wachusett Country Club Boylston MA Wedding Photos

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Kids & Families17 Jul 2017 02:59 pm

At under 5 lbs, newborn Lily can nearly fit into one of Dad’s hands.  But she packed a WHOLE lot of cuteness into her diminutive frame when I arrived at the family home in Exeter, NH.

I was greeted at the door by Dad and Napolean, the family dog…who was all to happy to see me again.  Mom and Lily joined us, both looking beautiful and ready for a photo shoot!  We began up in Lily’s new nursery, where she test drove her crib, and hung out with some of her favorite stuffed animals, before cuddling with Mom in the rocker.  Lily was a natural, handling each new pose and location with grace and beauty, and gently letting us know when we tried something that wasn’t her cup of tea.  Next we headed into mom and Dad’s room for a hangout on the bed with Napolean, before heading downstairs.  Lily did so well at baby posing, that we decided to try the advanced stuff…and she handled it like a pro baby model.  She perfectly hunkered on the wine crate that had held her parents’ wedding cake, and looked prettier than the flowers she posed with on the kitchen table.  All of that hard work was rewarded with a meal and a cuddle and a well deserved nap!

Stay tuned in a few months for her 4 month portrait session!

Natick, MA Baby Portraits

Natick, MA Baby Portraits

Natick, MA Baby Portraits

Natick, MA Baby Portraits

Natick, MA Baby Portraits

Natick, MA Baby Portraits

Natick, MA Baby Portraits

Natick, MA Baby Portraits

Natick, MA Baby Portraits

Natick, MA Baby Portraits

Natick, MA Baby Portraits

Natick, MA Baby Portraits

Natick, MA Baby Portraits

Natick, MA Baby Portraits

Natick, MA Baby Portraits