As you all know, I LOVE my family and this year it is going to grow by one!  My cousins, Stacie + Rusty are going to be welcoming baby Alexis in May and I can’t wait to meet her!  She will be the first grand baby and great-grand baby- needless to say she’s already being spoiled. :)  Stacie is so beautiful and I know that both she and Rusty will be amazing parents!  The whole family is counting down the days.  I love you both and can’t wait to see her! xoxo

July 28, 2012
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Stacie + my cousin Rusty have been together for almost a decade and they are best friends.  To see them together and how they are always smiling and laughing- there is no doubt they were meant to be.  :) So when Rusty proposed to Stacie the whole family was so excited!  Stacie is basically family already, but now we finally get to make it official!  When we were throwing out ideas for their engagement session, Stacie + Rusty wanted to go to a place that meant something to them and close to the water.  Oh, and the 3 “kids” were a must- Sue, Belle and Bentley :)  With Rusty being a deep sea captain + first mate, it was hard to find a bright, beautiful day where he was not working and out on the water.  So one morning when the weather station called for thunderstorms, we all pulled together and decided to do an impromptu session that evening and kept our fingers crossed the whole time that rain would dodge us.  It worked!  And we had such a fun time with all the pups at this place that they both hold dear in their heart. 

We put the ring on my grandfather’s skip jack he made when he was a kid. :)

 

I am so happy for you both and so excited that this day is almost here. Love you guys! :) xoxo

August 26, 2014
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1I can’t believe this sweet, little girl is already one!  Miss Alexis Lynn and my cousins Stacie + Rusty are already stars here at Gillette Portrait Arts.  Before Alexis was born I photographed Stacie’s maternity session and once she arrived I shot Alexis’ newborn session.  When May rolled around this year it was time for another photo shoot with this little princess!  We met at my lovely Aunt Debbie’s house for a “girl’s day” and my beautiful grandmother joined us as well!  Alexis showed off her new swimsuit and then played in Grandma’s garden for a bit.  We came inside and used my great-great grandmother’s chest in some photos and Alexis wore her Minnie Mouse outfit!  You are so full of personality and beautiful just like your mother- I love you, Alexis! :) 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 15 16 17 18 19 20 28 29 40 40a 41

May 17, 2013
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A few weeks ago I posted Stacie’s maternity session and was so excited to meet little Alexis!  Well now I can proudly say that this sweet little girl is here and was welcomed into our family with loving and open arms.  Alexis was born on May 3, 2013 weighing 6.9 pounds and 20 inches long!  She has a full head of hair and the cutest little nose!  I am so happy for my cousins and loved spending the afternoon with them + Lexi.

Love you guys! See you soon! xoxo