Archive for December, 2016

December 29, 2016
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1since their maternity session, I had anxiously been awaiting THE call. susan and mike are two of my favorite people and when I felt their excitement during that session, I knew that once I was their son arrived, I was in for something special. just a couple of weeks later, their son carter was born and I headed to berlin. mike answered the door and was just beaming… a little tired maybe, but so happy. and then susan introduced me to carter who was curled up, asleep, and adorable ~ and susan had never looked more beautiful. we spent the next hour or so, just hanging out together and taking photographs – I loved seeing my friends so happy! I can’t wait to watch this little boy grow up and am looking forward to capturing every special moment ~ love you all!

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December 29, 2016
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1allie and shea’s wedding was our final event of the 2016 season ~ and what a way to end such a fabulous year! allie is a friend and co-worker with 4 of my other brides and when she first contacted me, she told me of the connections and I was so excited to work with her. all of these ladies and their grooms have been so much fun and their weddings have been stunning. allie and shea were no exception and as I met allie and her girls at the church, I felt as though I had known her forever. her gown was beautiful, and in lieu of a flower bouquet, allie held a prayer book – the same that her mother and grandmother carried on their wedding day, as she enter the sanctuary. the ceremony was a full mass, steeped in tradition and emotion – shea couldn’t hold back some happy tears as he saw his bride come down the aisle. once we got to the reception, I had time with the bridal party and one special wedding guest ~ allie and shea’s pup dexter! he quickly stole the show as friends and family took turns snuggling him up. he’s adorable! the reception was a celebration of family, friendship, and love ~ the toasts were some of the most moving tributes I had witnessed all season and once the dance floor opened, this crew got busy! I had such an amazing time with all of you and can’t wait to see you (and dexter!) again. I wish you love and the happiest of new year as man and wife!

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December 16, 2016
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1like so many other families that I had the pleasure of working with this year, deb and adam started out as wedding clients. their love story is one of inspiration, dedication, and true partnership and I have loved them since the day we met. one thing that makes them unlike any other clients is that every session that I have worked with them, including their wedding, has been photographed at their family vacation home in cambridge. so every year, as summer turns to fall, I have the pleasure of traveling up the peninsula to visit my dear friends at one of the most beautiful places on the shore. this year, I was amazed with their son, evan ~ he’s a little adult now.. seriously. he is such a friendly and funny little guy – I could talk with him for hours. and deb and aram.. well they are still deb and aram. completely smitten, hysterical, and absolutely lovely to capture. I decided to pull a few photos from every session I have done with them just to give you all a little peek of their family journey. I love you all so much and can’t wait until next year!

their engagement session:

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their wedding day:

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my first session with evan: 

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family session 2013:

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family session 2015:

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and this year…..

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December 13, 2016
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1shauna has been one of my best friends for almost 15 years. during that time, we have seen each other through everything that life can dish out… the good, the bad, and the sometimes hysterical. regardless of what is going on, she is one of the few people that can have me laughing with just a look (or a jump :) ), and I cherish her friendship. she knows how I am without me ever saying a word.. and I, her. so when were in atlanta about a year and a half ago, I noticed a little something… one, her phone never left her hand, ever. and when she would get a ding of an incoming message, her response was immediate. two, she would smile, respond, and smile some more… dare I say even a giggle here and there?  upon returning to the shore, we went out to dinner and she told me about someone she had met.. and her name was audrey. in the months that followed, they talked more.. and more. shauna traveled to atlanta and audrey came up here to the shore. it was during one of audrey’s visits here that I joined them for breakfast. I already knew how happy shauna was, but to see them together was amazing. their laughter, friendship, mutual respect, and obvious love for each was was such a lovely thing to witness. having a front row seat to one of your dearest friends falling in love is a pretty awesome thing, I must say. recently, shauna got a job offer that required her to move to baltimore so the day before she left, I asked if I could have an hour or so with her and audrey to take some photographs. we walked the campus of salisbury university and I thought I would be sad… with her leaving in just a few hours. and I was ~ a little. but more than anything I was just so happy for her, for both of them. to share a life with someone you love by your side, with all of the twists and turns, adventures and opportunities that life gives you, everyday, is a beautiful journey ~ and I am looking so forward to seeing where it leads my friends.

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December 12, 2016
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1it has been 11 years since I photographed liz and john’s december wedding ~ 11 years! since then, they have become dear friends as well as participating in every event and session the studio has offered. from family sessions, to santa paws and valentines day, it has been such a pleasure to watch their family grow and their journey as a couple unfold. I remember when both of their sons, mason and cooper, were infants.. so to see these two funny, smart, and kind young men before me kind of blows me away! they are growing up SO fast! liz and john, as has been the case since I first met them, are happiest when snuggled up together and with their boys. the love and friendship that they share only grows stronger with each passing year. I had such a lovely time with all of you and look so forward to the next time that we are together. xoxo

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December 07, 2016
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1since photographing their wedding 4 years ago, susan and mike have become 2 of my favorite people and dear friends. I also became quite smitten with their pup, lucy, on their wedding day ~ any couple who includes their dog in their wedding is automatically one of my favorites… obviously :) over the summer, I was told the happy news that they were expecting and it was mike who suggested that we get together to document this happy time. (his second best idea ever!) so we met up on a beautiful fall morning to catch up and capture this next chapter in their family story. I was thrilled that lucy was able to join us! my sweet girl is getting up there in age and traveling isn’t always easy ~ but as always, she was so loving and happy and our session wouldn’t have been the same without her. I just returned from colorado and while I was away, their son carter was born ~ I am looking so forward to meeting him later this week! I am so happy for my friends and so grateful that I have the honor to be a small part of this lovely time. love you all! xoxo

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