Welcoming Little Aurea

I have a new niece!  Little Aurea joined her sister Evelyn in my sister’s beautiful family.  When she was just four days old my Mom and I went down to NJ to visit them.  She is absolutely perfect.  From her gorgeous head of hair to her little rosebud mouth, we couldn’t get enough of her. I seriously don’t know why someone hasn’t invented a “newborn smell” in a bottle but they should.  There’s really nothing quite like it and, if you’ve had your own babies, one smell can take you right back to the days of holding your own little one.

Heidi and Josh are incredibly attentive, loving parents to their two precious girls.  They play, they laugh, and they take the time to really be with their children.  I love them all so much and feel so fortunate to have them as my family.

Evie is the most welcoming big sister I have ever seen and she spent a lot of time sitting with her mom and talking to Aurea.  It was so sweet to hear her repeat things to Ari like “It’s ok, baby.  Mommy’s got you”.   Aurea will be well loved, well cared for, and have a wonderful lifelong friendship with her sister.  My wish for them is that they can be as close to each other as I am to my sisters.

Here are just a few of our pictures from this very special visit.

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Welcome to our family little Aurea.  You are already loved beyond words.

XO~Kate


Beth and Dan | Married | Cape Cod

Beth and Dan had the most beautiful, intimate sunset beach wedding on Cape Cod.   They were joined by their three lovely daughters and a JP to marry them.  Everything about this special evening was focused on their love and their beautiful blended family.  From the inclusive ceremony, to the butterflies and toast at the end, the girls were a big part of this wedding, and couldn’t have been more excited for their parents.  I was so honored to be there!

Congratulations Beth and Dan!

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XO~Kate


Kristin & Matt | Married | Granite Rose

Kristin and Matt had the sweetest first meeting and luckily fate was on their side.  They were actually set up by friends to go on a blind date but as it happened, the party they attended had three different Matt’s.   At the end of the night, Kristin wasn’t sure which one she was supposed to be on a date with!  Luckily, the correct Matt (their friends were right) was persistent and tracked her down.  The rest is history!  This couple is absolutely perfect for each other and compliments one another perfectly.  They had a beautiful August evening wedding at The Granite Rose, just as the sun was setting.  From the lovely details to the fun loving crowd, this wedding was pure happiness.  I loved Kristin’s dress and her little flower girl was so incredibly adorable.

Also, they had an unplugged ceremony which makes a huge difference in the pictures as well as the general feel of the wedding.  If you are planning a wedding, I strongly urge you to have your officiant  gently ask your guests to put away their phones and cameras and be present at the wedding with their whole hearts.  In this digital world, it is so important to keep some things sacred.  I believe that wedding ceremonies are one of those times.

Congratulations Kristin and Matt!

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XO~Kate

 


Wildflower

You belong among the wildflowers
You belong in a boat out at sea
Sail away, kill off the hours
You belong somewhere you feel free

You belong among the wildflowers
You belong somewhere close to me

~Tom Petty

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XO~Kate


Kay | Senior Portraits

Kay is gorgeous, from her lovely hair to her sweet freckles.  Her radiant personality shines through and I felt like we were old friends after just a few minutes.  Here are a few of my favorites of Kay and her handsome little brothers (one of whom is my son’s best friend!).  Happy senior year Kay!

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XO~Kate