January 2015 Archive

Gillian & Robin | Married | Lovely Winter Wedding

Gillian and Robin had the most dreamy New Hampshire winter wedding.  Surrounded by family, friends and the most beautiful NH scenery. They met here in high school where they both attended High Mowing and have been together ever since.  I’ve always had a soft spot for high school sweetheart stories, and when you heard people at the wedding talk about how close they’ve always been, you realize how strong their bond is.  It was only natural for them to have their wedding right at the spot where it all started, the gorgeous Waldorf school overlooking fields and mountains.

Snow started falling just as they said their vows and guests sipped warm cider during the ceremony.  We ventured outside for some portraits and, although it was a blustery January day, nobody complained. Gillian is the most incredibly gorgeous bride and she and Robin are  the perfect pair.  Theirs is the kind of love that people envy, the kind that lasts a lifetime.

Gillian and Robin’s wedding was a wonderful collaboration of friends and family. Their families put so much of themselves into this wedding; from Gillian’s Mom’s handmade fur stoles, to siblings’ music serenades, to flowers and quilts.  Warm fires were burning in every room and the feeling was festive and cozy.  Golden Christmas Crackers were given to each guest and they all wore their paper crowns throughout the evening.  After dinner everyone participated in a contra dance, called by Robin’s mom and performed by his brother and Gillian’s sister. The talent here just doesn’t end!  Flower Kiosk made the incredible bouquets and Gillian’s dress is from Nicole Miller.

Congratulations to an amazing couple and their lovely families.


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Another New Year

To paraphrase one of the truest quotes I’ve heard; there have been many long days, but the years have flown.

I look at these little faces and am reminded of the simplicity of life.  It is a painful reminder that time stops for nobody.   We are all subject to the wheels of time and, no matter how much we try to hold onto moments, they still slip through our fingers.  I rarely make New Year’s Resolutions because they are always the same.  Eternally searching for the perfect balance between living in the moment, progressing forward, and preserving moments.  It is no small task, especially when you are a busy working mom. But these four radiant souls keep me grounded. They are a constant source of love and laughter.  They are silly, and messy, and energetic, and inquisitive and so incredibly full of life!  We couldn’t be more proud of them.

When Bea was just a little over a month old, right after our first New Year’s with all four kids, I laid them down on my bed and took their picture.  At the time it was just meant to be a portrait of the four kids together but then, amazingly, I remembered to do it again the following year. I loved seeing the changes in their sweet little faces and the beautiful simplicity of these portraits.  I now look forward to documenting them together each new year. Well, for as long as they’ll allow me to.




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How did it get so late so soon?

It’s night before it’s afternoon.

December is here before it’s June.

My goodness how the time has flewn.

How did it get so late so soon?

Dr. Seuss

Happy New Year to you and yours!  I truly wish you happiness, peace, and precious moments that fill your heart.


Morgan and Rob | Engaged

I love secrets. The good kind. The kind that involve happy surprises at the end.  This couple manages to pull that off flawlessly.  On the night that Rob proposed to Morgan he arranged to have their families waiting for them at a restaurant to celebrate.  I love that.  Then, right before Christmas, Morgan and Rob and I snuck out into the freezing cold for some special engagement pictures that they could surprise their families with on Christmas day.  I cannot tell you how amazing these two were in the freezing cold.  Never complaining and still loving each other with such warmth.  I am not kidding when I tell you it was less than 20 degrees out that day.  But here they are, gorgeous and happy and so in love.  I am so excited for their wedding this August!