Our Girls

Bea and I took a little trip to visit my sister and her two sweet girls. Sometimes you just need a girl’s weekend getaway when winter is getting you down.  And there’s nothing better than spending time with sisters and cousins.  Evie and Bea played dress up, cooked meals for each other, were dancing ballerinas, shared lovely tea parties and had their first sleepover together. It was pretty much adorable overload but we didn’t mind.  Little Aurea is just 7 months old here and the day I took these pictures was the very first day she sat up by herself! I love the surprise look on her face!

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Can’t wait for our next visit!

XO

Kate

 


Atticus | A Six Year Old

As with every birthday, it’s hard to believe that another year has passed.  Especially with our children that are growing at such lightning speed.  Yesterday, my youngest son Atticus celebrated his sixth birthday.  I want to remember him exactly as he is right now because it’s pretty amazing and, more importantly, because I know it’s going to change.  It already is.  Every time he steps on to that school bus I feel a little bit of this boy slipping away.  It’s hard to sum up the spirit, enthusiasm, and general awesomeness of this little blonde fireball but I will try.

He wears muscle costume shirts. Even to the beach.

He embellishes belts with hanging spy accessories.

He is a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle. He is a spy.  He is Batman, or Spiderman or anything else that suits his fancy.

He wants me to sign him up for boy scouts because he likes their uniforms.

He finds all black clothes when he wants to be Batman and he specifically chose solid black shoes for this endeavor.

He is an endless fountain of creativity.

He is a Lego fanatic. He spends hours building, creating and inevitably spreading Legos around from every corner of our house.

He is mischievous. And sensitive. And a magnet for people, especially kids that are shy. He is a master negotiator. He can charm anyone, from the grumpy waitress to the older boy at the park.

Almost every picture that I have of him he is in costume.

He loves snakes (I myself am not a fan) and makes me watch documentaries about anacondas with him.

He colors his cats neon pink and his snakes blue.  I couldn’t be prouder.

We are so lucky to have him in our family. He inspires us all and keeps us laughing. I know he will continue to grow, as we do, and the costumes will be forgotten. He will slowly lose his inhibitions and become more self-conscious. But, no matter what, he will always be my superhero.

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Happy Birthday to our six year old superhero.  May you always follow your creative spirit and never let anyone stand in your way.

XOXO~Mom

 


Boston State Room Wedding | Cassie & Jason

I am so excited to share Cassie and Jason’s gorgeous wedding at the State Room in Boston! Winter weddings are always dreamy but to have one in Boston during one of the snowiest years on record, well, that’s just heartwarming.  We started out at the incredible Ames Hotel for getting ready photos and a first look then headed over to The State Room where the wedding was held.  I don’t think it’s possible to convey how much I loved Cassie’s dress!  She was stunning from head to toe and there was such a classic elegance to their entire black tie affair.  Not only were these two gorgeous, but they were so incredibly happy and sweet all day.  When a couple is utterly in love with each other it really shows and happiness radiates around them. Such was the case with Cassie and Jason and their entire families.

The State Room is an incredible venue with the most amazing view of Boston.  The ceremony was timed to view a sunset but what they got was gently falling snow and it couldn’t have been more perfect.  The room just sparkled with all of Cassie’s little touches and Longwood Events always makes their events flawless.  The band Kahootz  kept the party going  and the dance floor was packed all night!

Cassie and Jason, we can’t thank you enough for having us there to photograph your lovely wedding!  We love you guys!!

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Flowers: Michele Bernard

Cake and Catering: I Dream of Jeanne Cakes

Dress: Justin Alexander Bella Sera Bridal

Invitations: Smudge Ink

 

Congratulations to Cassie and Jason!

XOXO ~ Kate

 


Studio Mini Sessions

It’s time for more mini sessions!

I am super excited to announce my next mini session day on March 15th!

These will be held in my studio in Peterborough and are a great opportunity to get some fresh new portraits of your family.  Dress them up in winter frocks (there are some awesome sales right now!) or get your spring on with a fancy Easter outfit!Some of my favorite portraits are the clean simple kind like these. Timeless and sweet.

Send me an email at kate@preftakesphoto.com if you have any questions and  to book your appointment. I can’t wait to see you!

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Sweethearts

Happy Valentine’s Day from my little sweets to yours!

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XO~Kate