Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Meet: The Vallarelli Family

Is there anything better than a two year old in a blush pink J.Crew tutu?  The moment little Mia came around the corner when I entered the Vallarelli family home last Saturday, I knew that the miserably cold and rainy December day didn't really matter, this would be easy!  

I was half right as Mia wasn't super excited about the camera (or me for that matter).  She certainly made me work for it but with that tutu and cable knit tights plus those big brown doe eyes, I don't think there was any way to fail.  Little sister Grace, at just 8 weeks old and in an equally adorable pink cable knit onesie was such a great sport, only showing her displeasure for a brief moment or two.  I had a hard time narrowing down a reasonable number of images of this foursome - I didn't notice it at the time but I managed to catch quite a few funny little faces from both girls, I couldn't leave those out!

Melissa & Rick, you have an absolutely beautiful family and home, thank you SO much for hosting me.  I hope we get to do it again sometime when the sun is out!

Monday, December 1, 2014

Meet: The Crockett Extended Clan

You may remember Kate, Brian and little Gwen from our warm weather shoot back in late May. Kate was seriously pregnant with baby #2 and Gwen was primed and ready to become a big sister. Fast forward six months and baby brother Preston is beginning to smile and Gwen is hilariously chit chatty.

Kate and her sister, Lizzy, contacted me about a month ago about doing a family shoot as a holiday gift to the rest of the Crockett clan.  With Kate and Brian in Maine, Lizzie and fiance Ben in Virginia, Sarah in Colorado and Kevin and his girlfriend Molly, in Washington state, it was certainly a special occasion that they were all in Maine for the Thanksgiving holiday!  So instead of shopping, we spent a couple of hours on Black Friday playing in the pre-Thanksgiving snow.  High school parties were often hosted at the Crockett family house so it was fun to be there as adults, a far cry from staying up until dawn and sleeping on the floor!  Lucky for Steve and Joyce, we're well past those days with a husband, a fiance, a girlfriend and two grandchildren joining their family over the past few years.

Crockett family, thanks again for having me up to play!  I had a ball, I hope you enjoy!

PS I have been less than thrilled with the quality of my uploads onto blogspot recently which has spurred me to finally start working on a real website...winter project...stay tuned!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Jaimie & Beck: Save the Date!

When Jaimie and Beck and their wedding photographer couldn't quite find a time this fall that worked for everyone's schedule for some engagement/Save the Date photos, they asked me to take some.  We went up to our family's camp in Martinsville, Maine, just outside of Port Clyde, one mid-October weekend and did a quick shoot with the sun setting behind the islands.  While they will still have a real engagement session with their real photographer, I like to think I got them a little warmed up!

Couldn't choose just one sunset silhouette shot...

 And a few more from a brisk Sunday morning walk!