Family of Five

While in Chicago I had the chance to photograph my brother in law Andy, his wife Sarah, and their their adorable family.  Could these kids be any cuter?  I think not.  Cuinn is that delicious age of 9 months.  He has two teeth and the most contagious smile.  I was glad to get my baby fix with him! His fluffy little head reminded me so much of my babies at that age.  Sheamus is two and  just a couple weeks younger than Bea, although they couldn’t be any more different.  He is truly a boy in every way and it’s amazing to watch him play so intensely with trucks and trains and anything that has wheels.  Nell is four and was such a great friend to Atticus while we were there.  I never get tired of looking at her deep brown eyes.  Sigh.  She is so full of personality and has always seemed like an old soul to me.  I love watching her grow.

These kids are so lucky to have the parents that they do.  Andy and Sarah are doing an incredible job raising them.  They take them to so many places and let them experience so many things.  I am honored to call them all my family and wish we lived closer together.

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XO~Kate


Summer Memories

Every summer when I was growing up in New Hampshire my parents would load all of us up in their Suburban and make the trek to Maryland to visit my Dad’s family.  Now that I am a parent I honestly cannot imagine taking on an eight hour drive like that with 6 kids, no portable dvd players and I’m pretty sure we didn’t even have air conditioning.  It was always hot, and there was always standstill traffic on the interstate.  We were loaded to the gills with bikes, coolers, clothes and toys. But, once we arrived at my grandparent’s house, it felt like coming home, and we knew that it was officially summer.   Oblivious to the challenges that our parents faced, we spent two blissful weeks riding our bikes, playing with cousins, going for walks, visiting the family farm, attending the fourth of July picnic, eating ice cream and just plain being spoiled by our grandparents.

And so it goes with our family.  Doug’s parents and siblings are all located in the Chicago area and we try to visit every year to spend time with grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. We descend upon his parent’s house with our noise and chaos but they always make us feel at home and the visits are always so special.  I know that this is the highlight of our children’s summer and it warms my heart to watch them build special “grandparent” memories just like I had.

A couple of weeks ago we made our annual visit.  We spent our time riding bikes, visiting family and friends, going to a Cubs game at Wrigley Field, seeing the Brookfield Zoo, swimming, playing games, visiting Great America,  eating delicious food (Doug’s mom is a fantastic chef), and celebrating missed birthdays.  The kids took bubble baths, stayed up past bedtime, caught fireflies, and crashed in bed every night.   All in all, it was a very memorable week and nobody wanted to leave.  Thank you to our Midwest family for making our trip so special.   It is now officially summer and it is as enchanting as I ever remember.

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XO~Kate


Baby Isak | NH Newborn Photographer

Little Isak is just four weeks old and cute as a button!  I’m not sure his parents could love him any more and it’s easy to see why.  From his bright blue eyes to his perfect little toes, this guy is a heart breaker already!

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XO~Kate


Sarah and Josh | Married | Alyson’s Orchard

Sarah and Josh were married on a gorgeous June day at the breathtaking  Alyson’s Orchard.  Besides the beautiful scenery and the endless charm of the orchard, Sarah’s details were thoughtful and lovely.  From the handmade maple syrup favors to the pins on the flowers, you could find little personal touches throughout the entire wedding.  Sarah’s father drove her to the ceremony site in her vintage Mustang that she inherited from her grandmother.   Josh’s son Liam was a big part of the day and they will surely be a wonderful, loving family.  Sarah and Josh are the kindest, most thoughtful couple, and being a part of their wedding was such a joy.

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Congratulations Sarah and Josh!

XO~Kate


Snips and Snails | NH Children’s Photographer

And puppy dog tails.  I’m happy to share a few shots of these adorable brothers with their busy puppy.  We had a gorgeous summer night.  The air was sticky, and the bugs were out, but they ran around and enjoyed themselves with their parents and puppy.   Laughing, asking questions, and walking the fine line of loving and aggravating each other.   Just as boys do.

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XO~ Kate