One of my favorite things about photographing weddings is when you get to photograph the wedding of a friend. It’s such a special moment to witness their wedding and also have the privilege of capturing their day behind the camera. I met Emily back in 2012 when our friend groups overlapped and she is one of the sweetest and most positive people that I know. Her and Anthony are the perfect match and I was so honored to be part of their beautiful wedding day. It was a rainy and chilly day in late April in Portland, ME but the day was still full of so much love and warmth. Plus, any couple that is up to trekking around town for their couple portraits is a positive in my book! Congratulations, Anthony + Emily!
You know those friends who are creative geniuses? That is my friend Erica. She runs her family fruit farm in Connecticut and started her own side floral business as well. Everything she touches turns beautiful and it’s been such a pleasure watching her grow her flower business these last few years. I grabbed my camera on a sunny, crisp September sunday morning and snapped some photos of her working her floral magic. A literal dream photo shoot!
Ryan + Angie were married on a particularly warm (for New England) afternoon in early October. It poured the entire ride from Boston up to New Hampshire and I was fully equipped with rain boots, jackets, and covers for all my equipment. But as soon as I arrived at the venue, the skies cleared and it was a lovely afternoon. I was with Ryan and his groomsmen before the wedding ceremony - Ryan was a bit nervous but they decided to take a cruise around the lake on their family friend's boat while waiting for the first look and that seemed to ease the nerves (and yes, I did accompany them on the boat!). The wedding ceremony was held on the shore of the lake and the reception was in a tent overlooking the lake. The wedding was a perfect mix of elegant and rustic. I second shot this wedding for Ashley, who I also shot Jonathan + Brieanne's wedding and know through t.e.l.l. New England. Here are a few of my favorites.
Happy 2018! Last week I had the pleasure to snap some shots of Olivia at home in Connecticut. The last few years have been full of engagements and weddings and now, as I watch those close to me settle in to married life, the babies are coming! It has been exciting and, to be honest, kind of amazing to watch as close friends and cousins became mothers this year.
My cousin Sophia and her husband Tommy welcomed Olivia in to this world just a few days before Christmas and it is a wonderful thing to watch someone you grew up with and have so many childhood memories with become a mother.
This was my first newborn session so I wasn't sure what to expect. Despite our best attempts to get her to sleep, Olivia was wide eyed and alert almost the entire time, but I think there are some good ones in here. Here are a few of my favorites.
We travelled to the PNW for the first time this summer. Friends were getting married on Orcas Island and we decided to tack our summer vacation on before the wedding. We flew in to Portland, drove up to Olympic National Park, continued on to Seattle for a few days, and then made our way to Orcas Island.
I'll be sharing some photos from our time in Portland and Seattle, but Orcas was definitely the most visually appealing. Blues and whites and so much light everywhere. It's crazy to me to think that there are places on this earth that I may never travel to that are such little gems. We most likely would have never had a reason to go to Orcas Island if not for this wedding. It was a bit of a hike to get to in that it was a 3 hour drive from Seattle and then a 45 minute ferry ride to the island. From there, we took the one road around the island for about 30 minutes before arriving at the hotel.