I feel so lucky and honored to have been asked to document Sarah and Jesse's big day up in Jackson, NH at Whitney's Inn. Both Sarah and Jesse, their families and their friends could not have been any nicer. I truly had such a great time getting to know all of them. I was there for the full weekend and felt like a part of the festivities from the moment I said hello. In the first few minutes of me being there, Sarah's sweetest grandmother asked how we had become friends. (I didn't know Sarah at all before she was referred to me, but I feel like I will for a long time now!).
We all were a little worried about the rain all day, and yes, it did rain during the ceremony but we soldiered on! The pictures ended up coming out beautifully and those two were such troopers. There is one very clear picture of the rain coming down during the exchange of the rings. Again, I can't say enough wonderful things about these two and the people who love them. I'm buried in adorable photos of these two. This entire day was just focused on LOVE. In fact, Jesse and Sarah love each other so much, they had already gotten married a year ago (to the date) because they just couldn't wait to be married. This was their full ceremony with friends, family and everyone to simply celebrate with them all. I love this piece of their story.
Oh, and what a reception! The dance floor was packed from the start and so many great dance moves. I hope everyone enjoys the slideshow. Many more photos are coming to an online gallery. Stay tuned!
Excellent music provided by Adam Ezra "Ok by You" http://www.adamezra.com
I had the best time a few weeks ago with this family. The mom reached out to me to inquire about family photos. The last ones they had professionally taken was when their son was 5 or 6 years old...before his sister was born! Since she's graduating in the next few weeks, and they are a "legacy family" at Amherst College, they wanted to seize the opportunity while visiting campus. I have really enjoyed learning more about their family, laughing with them, and hopefully doing another project with the mom soon.
I am incredibly excited to offer Mini Sessions for the very first time ever. I have always wanted to do them and now is the perfect time.
Mini Sessions are ideal for little family updates, maternity, seniors, and engagements. They are not recommended for newborns or families larger than five people (including little ones). I'm more than happy to come do a customized session for those milestones.
Please message me via the contact form on the website or give me a call 603.247.3337 to talk about details. You'll have an online gallery to purchase prints, digital images or you can purchase all the images for a discounted rate.
Here's to spring!!
Announcing beautiful Rowan! She was the sweetest, which is really no surprise based on her parents. As with many of my photography clients, I have a connection to them. Kim was our post-delivery nurse for our birth of Holden. She made us feel so welcome, cared for, and both Josh and I felt connected to her immediately. She went to UNH and knew one of my supervisors and a former hall director. We stayed in touch, and when she was pregnant with Rowan, she asked if I would be willing to photograph her as a newborn. We both agreed it was a lovely full-circle experience for both of us.
As I held little Rowan for the first half hour of our session/visit, I realized she was the first newborn I've held since knowing I was pregnant. She snuggled nicely with my little girl and made me even more excited for a new little bundle. Even though Rowan wasn't interested in sleeping (she snoozed for about 2 minutes...evidenced below!), but she was a dream. Sweetest of all sweets...I'd take her home, but I know her parents are beyond smitten with her. :)
It's been a long time since I've been blogging, and I've missed it. I love blogging! A lot has happened this winter. I still feel a bit overwhelmed with the notion of being a mom to two babies, but I'm also very excited. We found out last week that we're having a girl! When I first found out I was pregnant, I felt like it was a girl, but I didn't want to get my hopes up too high. I thought to myself, "It's just because you've been around so many beautiful baby girls this year..." I also thought I was just going to have boys for some reason, so I feel very lucky and excited for something new, something different, and probably lots of cute girl clothes.
The other day, I was emailing with my very good friend Angela. She has a boy and a girl, who are spaced just about the same as Holden and his future sister. I had a realization that I have been just trying to stop and appreciate everything about Holden that makes him a boy lately. He has boundless energy and can be such a love. I've never had a girl, but I'm sure some things will be the same and some will be different. I know that based on Holden's sweet personality (like his dad's), he'll be a really good big brother, even if it takes him a little adjusting.
This past week, we went to our park across the street. It has been a long winter of looking longingly across the street to the swings...We had the sweetest summer last year with playdates and meeting new families at the park. I can feel this summer will be even better with knowing so many more families, and even a few live pretty close to the park!
Holden and I went down to the stream to look for ducks and who came along but a sweet doggie and his family. The nice family was headed on an adventure of hiking on the trail, so of course we couldn't just go back to the park....We must follow that dog! The last picture is of Holden screaming, "Doggie! Doggie!" He is completely enamored with dogs, and he seems to like labs the best. The bigger the better for this guy. He's never phased by a large dog and always wants to pet them. He told me today that he wanted to ride Barney (our neighbor's dog...). I wonder how long I can be a dog free home...
I'm off to wake Holden up soon. Thankfully he has napped today, despite his naps being all off from daylight savings time. It's a beautiful day here, and we will be abandoning all housework and heading to the park!