Florida Family Vacation

A few weeks ago we went to Florida for a big family reunion.  My Mom’s family has been hosting these gatherings for years and everyone makes an enormous effort to attend if they can.  My 92 year old Grandfather and his wife live near Cocoa and it was a great meeting place for the extended family. As with most vacations, the time went by much too quickly but as I look back on these photos I realize how much we did in our quick week.

First and foremost, we reconnected with cousins, siblings, aunts and uncles and grandparents.  And each other.  Truly the most meaningful part of the trip.

We spent a lot of time in the water and at the beach because…It. Was. Hot.

We toured the Kennedy Space Center and found a new fascination with space shuttles.

We built sandcastles and became sea monsters. We found fascinating creatures on the beach and by the rivers.  We canoed through a state park with my Dad. We saw manatees and alligators and turtles and birds.  Lovely creatures that are unfamiliar to us New Englanders.

We played games, laughed, barbecued, swam, and yes, even went to Disney World. We bought light sabers, and cap guns and singing Little Mermaid necklaces. Someone in our family is a bit obsessed with Ariel.

We felt like the luckiest people alive to have such an amazing family.

It was a lovely adventure and so hard to see it end. Here are a few photos from the trip.

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XO~Kate


Baby Ella | NH Newborn Photographer

Baby Ella is number three in this charming family.  She is adorable and completely loved by her big (but still little) brothers. She is kissed from head to toe and welcomed with open arms. I always love the energy of newborn portraits when there are other siblings.  It’s perfectly chaotic and genuinely sweet.

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XO~Kate


Summer

Just getting home from a wonderful family vacation!  Feeling refreshed and happy to have spent time with so many of my extended and immediate family.  Summer, you can stick around as long as you want.

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XO~Kate


Mayfair Farm | NH Family Photographer

Mayfair Farm is tucked away in the lovely little town of Harrisville, NH and I was lucky enough to spend an evening here a couple of weeks ago.  Like most farms, it was a place filled with peace. But this farm was also so full of joy, laughter and love.  They walked me all around the property and showed me their livestock, their mountain views, and their strawberry patch.  It was so relaxed and easy going and exactly what I am always hoping for with a family session.  Just life, all together, as it is right now.  The kids caught grasshoppers and raced through the fields. They would come back for some snuggles and then wander off again.  It was heartwarming and refreshing. Here are just a few of my favorites from our evening.

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If you are looking for all natural, (lovingly) farm raised meat and other wonderful items, I would highly recommend finding Mayfair Farm!

XOXO~Kate


Summer Mini Sessions | NH Children’s Photographer

It was a lovely summer day for our mini sessions and as always, I was amazed at the beauty of the children that I was photographing.  They are all so unique and I loved all the different personalities that shone through.  There were so many smiles and snuggles and laughs throughout the day. Using the grounds at Aldworth Manor was a last minute decision but I’m so glad I chose it. There are so many incredible little nooks to photograph in and I especially loved the big granite steps.  Picking daisies in the field was a big hit and made for some gorgeous portraits. Here are just a few of my favorites from the day!

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If you would like to be notified of the next mini session portrait day please send me an email with your information!

XO~Kate