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summer get away // vt

Each summer since moving to New England we've had the chance to stay a week at a dear friend's place in VT. Just the three of us (four with Maeby). It's a beautiful house with no television, no cable, no internet, and barely cell reception. We love it. The house is about a 5 minute walk to a shared private beach with a sunfish, kayaks, water toys, et cetera. We spend most of our mornings and afternoons at this beach. These photos, that include rather solemn portraits of Stephen and Gus, would have you think we have zero fun and laughter (far from the truth). But that's part of what's so great about this spot. It's so quiet and peaceful. A lot of thought and wonder happens here. A lot of wading and floating and reading between the swimming and splashing and laughing. It was an overcast day. This is what I saw. These were the moments between the fun.


family portrait // maine

Such a lovely time shooting Katherine's extended family at her parent's house in Maine. Just a quick walk to the beach and a beautiful backyard garden to boot. Looking forward to more sessions as this family grows (both Katherine and her sister-in-law are expecting their second!). A great way to close out the summer family sessions.


Ethan and Caitlin // New England Wedding

I could've made an entire post with just photos of hugs from this group. I found myself getting choked up over and over as I went through these images. Before the ceremony, during the ceremony, between portraits, on the dance floor -- hugs and laughter everywhere. The outpouring of love over Ethan and Caitlin and from Ethan and Caitlin made my job an easy one. It was all I could do to catch a fraction of a second that wasn't brimming with love and affection.

Thanks for letting me tag along and congrats to both of your wonderful families!


Pre-ceremony Moments // New England Wedding

One of my favorite moments during the wedding day festivities is just before the ceremony. Waiting as the grandparents are being seated, making sure everyone is settled before the wedding party walks down he aisle. It's usually a quiet space with loving glances and last minute adjustments made. To me, more important than getting shots of the bridal party walking down the aisle are these glances, settling of nerves, and last minutes of the bride and her father before she is given away.

I second shot for Amy again last weekend and was thrilled to snag these before the ceremony. A last minute addition of a pearl necklace and a knowing glance between father and daughter. The kind of stuff that makes me swoon and love my job.



first dance // new england wedding

A few weeks ago I second shot for the lovely Amy Demar. Even when I'm the primary shooter, I generally like to stay behind the scenes -- not be seen or heard much on a client's wedding day, which is why I love second shooting. I can be in full stealth mode; capturing candids and sweet moments like these when the subjects are totally unaware and unassuming. 

Though, for these two, that was easy enough. It's obvious that to them they're the only people in the world in these moments. Everyone else may as well not be there (except to help frame my shots, I'm glad everyone else could be there for that).