It has been my pleasure to capture Porter's milestones since before he was even born, beginning with his mom's maternity photos ♡ I got to photograph him turning 'the BIG ONE' as his party was themed (super adorable by the way!) over the weekend and could hardly believe how quickly this past year has flown! Happy Birthday big guy! ♡
Gloomy weather does not always equate to gloomy pictures...the misty ocean fog made for a lovely, soft white (almost studio-like) backdrop that perfectly complimented the bright pinks and dark blues this family chose to wear, while their smiles lit up the frame. So who needs sunshine? We made the most of it, and I love the results!
"Surprise is the greatest gift which life can grant us." - Boris Pasternak
Even more so if that surprise includes twins! When it comes to this precious duo, it couldn't be more true, as mom Melissa and dad Luke were completely unaware they were having multiples until delivery! What they lacked in expectation, they are making up for in abundance with the love and joy they exude for all of their children (the twins join siblings Hunter and Briar). Since this family loves nature, we decided to take advantage of the beautiful day to incorporate the outdoors, and the results were magical, much like their story ♡
“She is everything that is perfect, wrapped in a tiny bundle.” I had the pleasure of capturing some sweet moments with newborn Damaris this week, and she was truly just as lovely as her name ♡
Who says you can't do outdoor sessions in mid-January? Winter can provide a beautiful back drop equal to any other season, even without snow. Melissa, Brandon and their gorgeous boys braved a (very) chilly afternoon with me to capture these! Their wardrobe choice of cool, crisp blues was perfect ♡
Can you believe there was two inches of snow on the ground the day before this session? That would be weather in New England! The Monroe family was amazing, and their girls couldn't have been any more sweet and lovely. (P.S. I need one of those awesome (and adorable) striped dresses in my size!)
We had a beautiful afternoon on the farm for fall minis last weekend ♡ What dazzling smiles (and outfit choices)! Many thanks to the Tiffanys for letting us borrow their stunning rural back drop!
I had the pleasure of photographing the Donovan family at Harkness for the third year in a row last weekend ♡ Being entrusted with capturing a family's memories year after year is really an honor for me, and also pretty darn cool. I truly love to watch families grow up right before my eyes...all three (absolutely stunning) children are becoming quite the naturals at modeling for me by now! ;-) This session was also made extra special when I learned their parents are about to celebrate a big milestone anniversary in a couple of weeks ♡
What a perfect evening for a photo session! Amazing golden sunlight + flowers in bloom made for a magical backdrop at Harkness Park in Waterford, CT. And Rebecca and her family totally rocked it! She is starting a blog and wanted some head shots for her website, but figured why not make it a family affair ;-) She and daughter Rosie are both just so incredibly lovely, and their personalities really shined through...happy girls are most definitely the prettiest! ♡
Danielle, Mike, and big brother, Brayden, welcomed their newest addition last week, and he is simply precious! He was full of SO much independence and personality at just three days old (trust me, he made us work for these angelic, sleepy poses), I think he's going to be a little firecracker when he grows up! I can't wait to capture all that personality when I take his six month photos this winter...stay tuned for more cuteness! P.S. How amazing is that name sign?! ♡
Sometimes family sessions aren't about striking the perfect pose, sometimes they're about capturing the energy and love that makes each family unique - that makes each family, a family. Twins Audrey and Joey made me work extra hard for those smiles, as most four-year-olds do, but when I caught a moment, it was absolutely pure magic!
Some women truly do naturally glow when pregnant... Danielle is one of those lucky moms! She was simply radiant. Baby Porter is already so loved, especially by excited big brother-to-be Brayden! I cannot wait to meet the new addition in just a few weeks...newborn photos to come! ♡
'True love is not the number of kisses, or how often you get them, true love is the feeling that still lingers long after the kiss is over.' -Anonymous
I am so honored to have been witness to Nancy and Jim exchange their wedding vows after being together for more than fifteen years! ♡ They chose the Inn at Harbor Hill Marina in Niantic, Connecticut as their stunning backdrop. The love and joy between these two elopers was simply infectious, and I wish them all the best in their new [married] life together!
Beautiful Briar joins big brother, Hunter, who I also first met as a newborn, and had the pleasure of documenting throughout his first year! Opinionated Miss Briar (and a very gloomy day) presented me with quite the challenge at times, but I am in love with the sweet details and simple honesty that exude from this session, which is really what newborn sessions are all about ♡
It was so mild yesterday, it was hard to believe it was mid-December! There is something very wintry however about the bright blue-hued wardrobe this family chose, which I just love. I had so much fun working with these kids...SO much personality! And I think 5-year-old Darcy is ready for her modeling contract ;-)