Little Olive | NH Newborn Photographer

Little Olive is a dream.  At just 7 days old she already has so much personality and her mom and dad adore her.  She makes a million little faces and sleeps with her mouth open.  She is tiny. And perfect. And she doesn’t know how lucky she is to have these two for parents but she will find out.  For now, she’s got a lot of sleeping and nursing and growing to do.

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XO~Kate


Yearly Faces

I don’t know how many more years my children will let me photograph them like this but amazingly we have done it every January since Bea was born. It was never meant to be a project like this but it just happened that way and now I can’t let it go. I love comparing their faces from year to year and even though they grumble when I ask them to do it, I know they love looking at them too.

I always think the same things when I see these portraits. How much their faces have changed.  How Bea went from being a little newborn ‘shemiegel’ to a little blonde beauty.  How the boys’ teeth have come and gone over the years.  How they have all lost their round baby faces. And how close they are to each other. Not just physically but emotionally.  And that’s what I love most.  No matter what the new year has in store for us I know that they have each other.

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XO~Kate


Wrapping Up The Year

It has been a busy year and I can’t believe it’s coming to an end.

We grew. We sold our beautiful old house that was our first family home. And we moved to a newer home and love it here. We have been welcomed into our new town and have wonderful neighbors. It was difficult to leave the charming old house that was our home for so many years but home truly is where your heart is. I realized that I was mourning the loss of those precious years with my kids but they have passed no matter where we are. Now we are all looking forward to making new memories together in this home.

We hiked. We visited farms. We took a vacation to Florida and visited lots of family members. We rode bikes and climbed trees and played soccer (So. Much. Soccer). My mom and I shot a lot of wonderful weddings together this year and as always I am humbled and honored to work with so many lovely couples.

My kids continue to amaze me with their kindness and perception. I am humbled by their compassion towards each other and the people they meet. I am blessed beyond measure to be their mother and even when life gets crazy, which it often does, I know that these are the best years.

In many ways, our year was exactly like it has been in previous years, just as it is for everyone. We enjoyed the seasons, we celebrated birthdays, anniversaries, and graduations. We matured, and we tried to balance work, family time, sports, and house projects, all while attempting to take it all in and enjoy the sweet moments. It’s no easy task. Sometimes you feel as though you are a hamster running on an endless wheel. Other times I wonder where the time has gone.  You have no choice but to move ahead. To learn from your mistakes, to try harder and to just breathe, so that you don’t miss all those wonderful little moments.

So here is to a happy new year to all of you!  Enjoy the chaos, the adventure and the everyday moments that make up the busy years.

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Cheers! ~Kate


Changing Seasons | NH Children’s Photographer

I’m not sure how it got to be mid-December already but I am not quite through with fall.  It is my favorite season and yet it always seems to slip right through my fingers.  Kind of like growing kids.  I photographed this family in October and was amazed at how much these beautiful twin boys had grown!  I have been photographing them since they were two and it is incredible to see them maturing.

They are identical but their unique personalities always shine through.  It is wonderful to watch their parents understand and nurture each of their different qualities and I look forward to seeing them emerge as adults over the years. But not too soon.  They can stay this adorable age as long as they want.

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XO~Kate


Birthday Wishes

To my Darling Bea,

Today we are celebrating your fourth birthday and, my how you have grown since the day you first came in to our lives! Your charming personality wins us over even when you are working hard to get your way. I see so much kindness in you and love that you focus so much on the little things in life. The tiniest of stones or pine cones that you find on our walks or the smallest detail in a page on a book.

I love that you show so much compassion towards others, especially babies and animals. That is truly a sign of the deepest kindness. You are very intuitive and have a keen sense of other people’s feelings. It warms my heart to see you ask someone if they are ok. Your brothers love you dearly and you are so fortunate to have them. They will always look after you and I know that you will be there for them whatever the need. The greatest gift that Dad and I could give any of you is each other. Always remember that you have loving family there for you no matter what.

I know that you are only just turning four so it is still hard to share sometimes, whether it be your favorite toy or your mom’s lap. But I am proud of you for taking the time to understand that it is right to be kind and that it feels good to give to others even when you don’t want to.

You are beautiful on the inside and out. Your big blue eyes and very blonde hair gain you affection and compliments wherever you go. But I love the way your little nose curves up at the end and the way your little hands work so hard to make a button go through the hole. Your sweet little mouth has so much expression and your laughter is joyous music. I love the way you make me laugh with your ladylike ways and I hope you always find happiness in looking fancy. But mostly I pray that you love your precious body just as it is, no matter what you are wearing.

Your independent personality is un-waivering and you certainly remind me of myself! I do hope that you are able to accept help when you need it and I know that you will accomplish anything you set your determined heart to do.

You will most certainly will be a wonderful mother someday but you are welcome to stay my baby for as long as you like. Please don’t ever stop asking me to snuggle with you, even if I am busy at that moment, I will always make time for you.

Happy Birthday Darling!

Love Mom

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