"New life, new hope, and new dreams emerge this season that I wait for most impatiently, the season of new beginnings."Read More
I love big families, so this Saturday's shoot was a dream! The extended Bell family and I met at Willard Beach for a morning of sandcastles, grandparent snuggles, and cousin adventures. I think it's so nice that more and more families are including grandparents in their shoots. As I was photographing the kids playing with their grandparents, I couldn't stop thinking about how much I would have loved having more photos of me and my grandparents just playing. My recipe for these larger group shoots is always the same- biggest group first, narrow down, and then most importantly, play. I can't wait to deliver the photos to this sweet family!Read More
When I'm not photographing weddings, engagements, or families, I'm working with the web team at Bliss Boutiques in Portland, Maine. My dream throughout college was to run my own business. My post-college reality has been working for Bliss and continuing my photography business after hours and on weekends, and it's a scenario better than I could have dreamt up myself. I love being a part of a living, breathing small business. From the makers of the clothing and accessories, to the Bliss staff, to the customers, and back around again, there is a community here I would have sorely missed if I was 100% on my own.Read More
Jackie and Jacob are not your average couple. Jackie hired me for a portrait session three years back, and we've always remained friends. She grew up playing along the coast of Spruce Head, graduated from Maine Maritime Academy, and has been working on boats overseas ever since. When she emailed to tell me she was engaged to a man she had been working alongside on a ship, I was ecstatic. Jacob is Louisiana born and bred, and the two are a sweet, perfect match despite their different geological backgrounds: warm, easy-going, and full of smiles. Their wedding is set in late July, and is full of everything a Maine wedding should: blueberry pies, a lobster bake rehearsal dinner, a giant tent overlooking the ocean, and boat rides.Read More
Six year old girls are pure magic. Bruised knees, covered in pink, full of energy and zero self consciousness. (Just writing this is making me eager to go re-read Beverly Cleary's "Ramoma" books for the 100th time.) A few weeks back, I did a mini-shoot with Ella in her new house. We spent the afternoon soaking up the natural light, and listening to Disney tunes. Isn't she beautiful?
I definitely fall into the category of people who finds her energy through spending time alone, and might even have a tendency to take this to an extreme. I could easily spend 10 consecutive weekends speaking only to my dogs and husband....Read More
As I planned my wedding last year and was trying to narrow down a venue, florist, caterer etc, I realized there were really only two questions I cared about: would I enjoy the person/team being at my wedding, and did I trust their work. Having now been a bride, I keep thinking about how much easier planning would have been if I had just been able to know all of my vendors. If you're planning a wedding, and wondering how it would feel to have me photograph one of the most important days of your life, this post is for you.Read More