Thankful for...

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I hope you and yours had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Me and mine sure did. I got to spend the day inside cooking and staring at these sweet faces. I’ve decided that I will fight to host my family Thanksgiving ever year now since I realized if I host, I never have to leave my home and this past Thursday was deemed “The coldest Thanksgiving EVER”. Yeah. NO Thank you.

I thought it would be found to take pictures of all the kids next to a sign saying what they were thankful for. We went with the first answer each gave and it was so awesome to hear their answers. Julian’s especially just about killed me.

I have so much to be thankful for this year. This Thanksgiving day post I wrote years ago still rings true for me today. I’m continually inspired by the support myself and my business has gotten to dream bigger. It takes a leap of faith to quite your job and pursue your passion and I’m so thankful that I landed. That combined with the amazing things 2018 has brought us makes me almost embarrassed by all the good fortune. More of my family moved to our area so I get to see them a lot more often, Derek got a new job with better hours so he can be home at night with us, I went to PARIS and LONDON with two amazing girlfriends… the list is endless but those are the big highlights! I can’t wait to see what the next 365 days bring. We’re on a roll!

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Harvard University Wedding: Molly and Mike

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And now it’s time to share Molly and Mike’s wedding day! What a treat to get to travel down to Boston, see these two and then shoot their special day at Harvard University. I’ll check that off my wedding dream bucket list! The campus was a perfect spot for a wedding. They got to use dorm rooms as getting ready spaces and all the neat architecture and close proximity to the Boston skyline and bridges made for great spots for portraits. It also felt like a mini reunion with some of the bridal party and guest list being similar to the wedding of Nicole and Dan’s last year. Molly had been a bridesmaid in Nicole’s wedding so I got to see her and Mike there too. Can’t wait for the next person from that group to get married and hopefully do it all again :). To say that I felt lucky to be chosen as their wedding photographer is an understatement. Thank you Molly and Mike a million times over for picking me! Here are a few favorites from their day!

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Kings Hill Inn and Barn Wedding/ Rachel and Ben

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I'm so excited to start sharing the amazing weddings I've gotten to photograph lately! It's been a wonderful summer and looking back at the first few months of the season makes me so happy to know it's not over yet! I've got 5 more in September and October and boy am I ready! 

Today I'd love to share the wedding of Rachel and Ben. They got married at King's Hill Inn and Barn in South Paris Maine. It was my first time shooting at the venue and I fell in love instantly. The owners have done a wonderful job of thinking of all that you'd need to have a gorgeous and stress free wedding. There were many options for backdrops outside that we used and then when the rain started we didn't fret at all since there were some equally beautiful indoor options as well. 

The whole day was so touching. The first look, the vows, the speeches- all got my with the feels. What I think touched me most though was how much Ben and Rachel took the time to honor their grandparents. They had three flower-grandmothers and special charms on Rachel's bouquet and Ben's boutonniere with pictures of grandparents who have passed away. Rachel gave me a heads up about this to make sure we got photos of the moments they showed the charms to those who loved them. Those photos are some of my favorite in the bunch. Thank you so much for having me Rachel and Ben! Congratulations <3. 

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Rachel and Ben took the opportunity during family formals to show their grandparents the charms they had made with her photos of their grandparents that were no longer there. CRY EMOJI HERE.

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Maine Maternity Photographers/ Baby Nielsen

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Remember Samara and Adam from my first wedding of 2018 back in February!? (If not- you can find their wedding HERE). Well- I had the pleasure of getting to see them again a couple of weeks back to document their growing family! These two are expecting a baby boy in August and I'm really excited for them. Samara was just glowing and Adam was an obviously happy-father-to-be. This is one loved baby and getting to photograph these two at yet another big moment in their lives felt so special. For their pictures we timed it just right so we could hit my favorite Lupine field at peak! Thank you so much for keeping me as your photographer! Here are a few of my favorite's from their maternity session.

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