May 2015 Archive

Karen & Rick | Mount Washington Wedding

Karen and Rick were married on the most beautiful overcast May day at the incredible Mount Washington Resort.  There was such a wonderful happy, laid back feeling with this wedding.  Everyone (especially the lovely couple) seemed content and relaxed the entire day and it made for one of the warmest, loving weddings I have ever photographed. Karen was elegant, sweet and happy and Rick was all smiles!  Their excitement simply radiated out to everyone around them.  This adorable couple, who met at an ugly sweater party, are the perfect match and it was such an honor to photograph their wonderful wedding.

Every time I visit the Mount Washington I am amazed at the sheer size and detail there in this place that seems to be in the middle of nowhere.  The construction of such a grand place, as well as the upkeep (if you’ve ever owned a home you’d know what I mean) are unimaginable.  It truly is spectacular.

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Congratulations Karen and Rick!

XOXO~Kate

Sweet Little Charlotte | NH Newborn Photographer

Sweet little Charlotte was just 5 pounds when I came to photograph her.  After an early delivery and scary start she is healthy, happy and SO well loved! Her big brother and sister adore her and she is fortunate to be blessed with such a loving family. She is the most peaceful little sleeper and smiles a lot in her sleep. Adorable.

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XO~Kate

A Bohemian Spring Evening | NH Children’s Photographer

After more than six months of cold winter weather, we finally got warm weather here in New Hampshire!  We are all like butterflies erupting from our cocoons.  Spreading our wings and rejoicing with the sunshine.  Beautiful free evenings like this seem to make it all worth the wait.

Catching grasshoppers. Playing monster.  Snuggling on a quilt. Chasing the sunset.  And dancing barefoot in the grass. I plan on having lots more evenings like this for as long as summer lasts.  And hopefully it will be enough to get us through another long winter.

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I will be offering some mini sessions like this in June. If you are interested in participating please email me at kate@preftakesphoto.com

XO~Kate

Baby Elowyn | And Her Brothers | NH Newborn Family Photographer

I always feel so incredibly honored to photograph a family when they have just brought home a brand new baby.  It is an amazing time in any family’s life.  I remember the first few days of each of my own children’s journey into our home with such fondness.  It is an emotional, foggy time, full of adjustments and  changes, but also the most endearing few days.  It really is an incredible joy to watch siblings get to know each other and settle in to their new roles within their family.

Little Elowyn doesn’t know it yet but she is one lucky baby girl! Besides being gorgeous, she has the most loving family and adoring big brothers and parents.  Life can get kind of crazy when you add a third child but these guys handle it with kindness and grace.  I enjoyed every minute with this family and am looking forward to watching the kids grow over the years.

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Little Elowyn, you are already loved more than you will ever know. You have a never ending fountain of affection and protection in your big brothers.

XOXO~Kate