Posts in Portraits
The "P" Family Portraits in Portland, Maine

Here I am posting the “P” family’s annual session from 2018 just as we’re starting to plan their 2019 session. For this family, they have legitimately been on this ride with me since the very beginning when I first photographed mom and dad as they were anxiously awaiting the arrival of their daughter. And every single time I photograph them, I have a new favorite session.

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The "P" Family Portraits in Waterboro, Maine

Nothing says “love” like time spent with family, right? Surround grandparents with all of their kids and grandkids and you can practically see it radiating around them. Spending the day with the “P” family last fall was the perfect example of that. In fact, they expanded their circle a bit more that day and invited my own family to join in the fun and Alan and Bri came along.

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Lexi and Chris’s Winter Engagement Portraits by Sebago Lake in Standish, Maine

You might not be thrilled that I’m showing you photos that involve snow. In fact, I was hiking Tumbledown Mountain last week and saw a few large swaths still up in those hills. My mind instantly went to Lexi and Chris’s engagement session from this past winter around Sebago Lake here in Standish. We were very lucky to have a relatively mild day when we got together and were able to poke around without being bundled up too much.

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Michelle & Chris's Engagement Portraits at Doles Orchard

You just might have seen Michelle & Chris’s names in the subject line of this post and got super excited to see their wedding photo! Alas, I’m working on their sneak peek and realized that I never posted any from their engagement portraits last fall at Doles Orchard. Opps! So, rather than post things out of order, I opted for a look back at last fall to get you more excited to see their gorgeous wedding last weekend. Looking back, it’s hard to imagine that I first met up with Michelle to talk about their wedding 14 months ago when they were just starting to plan their wedding. That seems like forever ago now!

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The "O" Family Portraits in North Yarmouth, ME

Here I am anxiously watching the weather forecast for tomorrow to see if schools are going to be stuck with another day tacked onto the end of the year. What I would much rather be doing is going back to last fall when I spent the afternoon with the “O” family. Yes, the weather was absolutely PERFECT, but there are so many other reasons why it was the perfect afternoon. Abbey and Matthew were first in front of my camera way back in the early days of my business for their engagement portraits and subsequent wedding in 2011.

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The "J" Family Annual Portraits at Randall's Orchard

Engagement, wedding, maternity, newborn, and now on to life with a wandering, curious toddler. To say I feel fortunate every time I get to work with Michelle and Jory would be a complete understatement. Each time we get together is like another chapter in their story. It blows my mind when I think about how far back my connection with them goes!

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The "M" Family Portraits in Wakefield, Massachusetts

You want to know what I absolutely love about photographing weddings? It’s getting together with the couples after their wedding for portraits. Seeing them after the emotional roller coaster of their wedding say and reconnecting is seriously amazing. And seeing Emily & Dale again after their wedding at the Colony Hotel in Kennebunkport, Maine, was even more special because it meant I got to meet their newborn daughter and see all of Emily’s side of their amazing family again.

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Meghan & Hunter's Rainy Day Engagement Portrait Session

Meghan & Hunter... where do I even begin!? These two love birds work together, but didn't connect until they were matched online. Shortly thereafter, it was clear to both of them why. And, after hanging out with the two of them in the rain, it's pretty clear to me as well. For many couples, my "I think we might miss the rain" email that I sent them yesterday afternoon before their engagement session might have given them pause and consider rescheduling. But Meghan & Hunter's response was simply that they wouldn't melt. My kind of couple!

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Welcome to the world, Baby Darren!

I feel as though my relationship with Samantha & Ryan is like a chapter book. The prologue was in July of 2013 when I first met them for a cup of coffee in Sanford. Chapter 1 was in August of that year as we met up for their engagement portraits. Chapter 2 then happened in July of 2014 when we celebrated their nuptials at The Woodlands Club during the heat of summer. It was a few years later that we met up again and celebrated Jessica & Matt's wedding. Then Samantha & Ryan announced last year that they were pregnant and chapter four began!

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Ten Days New: Welcoming Baby X into the World

When you can trace your first photos of a couple back eight years to the very beginning of their relationship, you know it's going to be a special session for me. I am a sucker for nostalgia, of course. So it goes without saying that the first thing I did this evening in preparation for writing this post was to dig through my archives to find a photo of Chris & Jen from way, way back at John & Jenessa's wedding on Peaks Island in 2009. The very first one I found was nothing to write home about. And then I found this jem of the two of them, newly dating each other, attending his cousin's wedding. It is hard to think about the journey that they have taken over the years that led them to last weekend with their ten day old baby in their arms and, once again, in front of my camera.

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Rainy? What rain? No rain for Samantha & Dalton!

No rain. No snow. No Wessie sightings.

That pretty much sums up Samantha & Dalton's engagement portraits last week at Riverbank Park in Westbrook, Maine. When they first booked me at the beginning of the month, they had their fingers crossed for fresh snow for their engagement portraits. Flash forward to last week. We had been clobbered by a few rounds of snow storms. And then Mother Nature pulled a 180 and proceeded to melt a great deal of it with a heat wave. Yet the snow in Westbrook held on for us and gave them a (relatively) clean blanket of snow.

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Two is about to become three: Michelle & Jory's Winter Maternity Portraits at Pineland Farms.

It is impossible for me to believe that it has been a year and a half since Jory & Michelle were married. That means it's been two and a half years since I first met Michelle over a cup of coffee (after we determined we were at different Dunkin' Donuts) to talk about their wedding plans. My how time flies! Needless to say, I was more than a little excited when they announced the impending arrival of their little one AND that they wanted to get together for maternity portraits.

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Winter Family Portraits with the "R" Family in Standish, Maine

Did you know that it's the holidays? Christmas is in four days! But when you buy a new home and move in when it's cold, snowy and icy out... time slips by pretty rapidly! So, when my friend Michelle contacted me recently for their family portraits, we made it happen and set up a mini session at their new home in Standish, Maine, this afternoon. Between their two rambunctious four legged children and a very enthusiastic four year old (she get it from her mama!)...

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The "P" Family Annual Portraits at Limington Rapids in Limington, Maine

Oh be still my heart. Every fall for six years or so I've been getting together with Jess & Tim for their annual family photos. It started back when they were waiting for their daughter's arrival when we took their maternity portraits out of Peaks Island while waiting to attend a wedding. Since then we've met up at their home, the Old Port, a Christmas Tree farm, Kettle Cove... it's hard to believe how much the kids have grown over the years. (And I foresee a blog post in my future recapping my growth with photography over that time, too.)

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Porsche's Puppy Portraits at Dundee Park in Windham, Maine

A few weeks ago, one of my friends, Jim, learned that his fur baby was battling cancer. The diagnosis came through a series of unfortunate events that brought her to the vet's office. Getting the news, there were lots of hugs and wondering what any of us could do to make it better. For me, I turned to my camera and offered to meet up with them last weekend so that Porsche could have her very own portrait session.

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