The Little One | New Hampshire Children’s Photographer

This family is just bursting with love.  And energy!  It’s wonderful to watch them play together.  She is little but she does her best to keep up with her brothers.  They look out for her just as big brothers should. She takes everything in with her big brown eyes and her wild hair gives away her feisty personality. She will not be left behind. Watching them all together melts my heart. Happy Fall!

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XO~Kate


Fall | NH Family Photographer

This is by far my favorite time of year to do outdoor portraits.  The colors are muted except for the touches of fall leaves and the sun is low in the sky. This family was visiting from out of town and we had just one beautifully cloudy morning to do their portraits.  These adorable little twins were so cute together and I loved watching them interact.  This whole family has so much love. Watching them play and enjoy each others company was truly a joy.

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XO~Kate


Cassie & Jason | Vineyard Engagement Session | NH Wedding Photographer

I am so excited to share Cassie and Jason’s adorable engagement session!  We met up one afternoon at LaBelle Winery and had the best time hanging out. It’s hard not to have fun with these two.  They are always laughing and truly enjoying one another. I adore the way they look at each other respect one another.  They have a very special kind of love, the kind that lasts a lifetime. Plus, Cassie is just gorgeous.  She seems to have that Kate Middleton glow to her don’t you think?

And, they brought their brand new puppy!!!  Little Teddy is just eight weeks old and cute as a button!  He is complete with the super soft puppy fur, eyes that no one can resist, and even that little puppy breath.

This was pretty much the perfect engagement shoot and I can’t wait to photograph their wedding in February!

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XO~Kate


Boys and Their Moms | NH Children’s Photographer

Have you ever heard the saying “there’s a special place in Heaven for mothers of three boys”?  People used to tell me that all the time. And I actually think it’s true.  But, not in the way that is implied.  Yes, being a mother of three boys is exhausting.  It’s trying, it’s messy and it’s definitely not for the faint of heart. But it’s also so incredibly rewarding.  People also used to tell me that “boys really love their moms”.  And, again, I find truth in that statement.  There is definitely a very special bond between mothers and their sons.  It’s apparent even as boys grow into men.  They will go to great lengths to protect and honor their mothers.

Daniella is a friend of mine and I have watched her boys grow over the years.  They are kind, energetic, and oh such beautiful children.  They are bursting with life and personality and Daniella and her husband do a fantastic job of nurturing their spirit.  I love watching them all interact together and, when I can catch up with them, to photograph them!

So, that special place in Heaven?  Daniella will be there.  But she will be there surrounded by all the love that she has given these children over the years. And there is no place better than that.

And to all you other moms with boys, hold your heads high and be proud of your sweet sons. Soon enough they will be tall handsome men wrapping their loving arms around you.

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XO~Kate

 


Lori & Josh | Married | The Dorrance Providence

I’m a little obsessed with Lori and Josh’s elegant Providence wedding.  Normally I’m not a huge fan of rainy day weddings.  I’m not sure that anybody really is, even if they say they are.  Secretly, everyone wants their wedding day to be sunny and beautiful.  Picture perfect.  But that’s not how life is. Life doesn’t always turn out exactly how you want and it’s up to you to find the silver linings.  And this wedding is all about silver linings.

Lori and her sister Heidi lost their mother to cancer seven years ago.  I never met their mom but I wish I had as I love this entire family so much (I photographed their cousin Jill’s wedding a few years ago and have been photographing their families for years) and I’m sure she was an amazing woman.  I know she was because you could feel her presence all day. You could feel love, and support, and kindness.  The kind that you get from your mom.

The silver lining is that Lori and Josh found each other.  They have a special kind of love that doesn’t happen every day. And they have incredible families and friends that wrap their arms around them and support them.  Their wedding was held at The Dorrance which is an incredible building filled with gorgeous architectural details.  It was originally a bank and has been converted into a restaurant.  It was the perfect venue for this elegant affair and it was easy to lose yourself in the old world glamor of the day.

As for the rain, it too was a silver lining. We had plans to walk all around Providence doing portraits of the bridal party.  I was so looking forward to doing lots of urban bridal party photos. But, just as we were about to do our first look, the rain came.  And it never really stopped.  But, the result was even better.  The portraits were more intimate.  We huddled together under umbrellas and used the incredible space in The Dorrance for our portraits.  In the end, it was perfect.  Exactly as it should be and, just as in life, once you let go of your expectations, you can truly appreciate what you are given.

Congratulations to Lori and Josh. For finding each other, for loving each other, and for throwing one hell of a party!

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I am so lucky to have my own mom with me at all our weddings.  She is my anchor.  Not only is she an incredible photographer but her kindness radiates out to everyone around her.  I don’t know what I would do without her and keep telling her that she has to work with me until she’s 92!  I may have to switch professions if she decides to stop photographing weddings with me.  I couldn’t stop hugging her at this wedding.

If you are lucky enough to have your mother with you, please give her a hug today. 

XO~Kate