November 2015 Archive

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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Kat and Matt | Harrington Farm Wedding

Happy Monday morning!  I am so happy to share a few pictures from Kat and Matt’s beautiful Harrington Farm wedding! They had a sunny, blustery day (I’m pretty sure I saw snowflakes) but the warmth and love that surrounded these two kept us all smiling and happy. The details were so lovely, starting with Kat’s gorgeous dress and Kate Spade shoes and clutch (!), to the gorgeous flowers by Jeff French and the phenomenal dessert table.  Kat was the most gorgeous bride and such a trooper in the freezing cold air.  Matt was right there warming up her hands and taking care of her and those are the moments when you know these two have a love that will last.  It is always an honor to witness the marriage of two loving souls and this one was very special.  Congratulations to a very sweet, wonderful couple!

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XO~Kate

Family | NH Photographer

I had the pleasure of spending a little time with this sweet family on a blustery fall afternoon.  There seemed to be enough warmth and love to keep everyone happy even in the wind.  We watched the sun begin to set, saw a rainbow in the sunny sky, and I felt that I had known these beautiful souls for years.

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XO~Kate

Kate and Eric | Bedford Village Inn Wedding

Kate and Eric were married on a beautiful early November day at the Bedford Village Inn.  After two years of planning, their gorgeous wedding finally came together and it was nothing short of fabulous.  Apotheca Flowers created the most lovely arrangements and Impress Me Designs designed the beautiful stationary.  After their ceremony we stopped by St. Anselm’s for a few portraits and the colors were absolutely amazing.  Kate’s beautiful red hair added to the rainbow of hues. Kate and Eric have the most amazing families and there was A LOT of love going around! Congratulations to such a sweet and loving couple!  You two are destined for greatness!

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XO~Kate

Sweet Indian Summer | NH Children’s Photographer

Warm November days in New England make me so happy. I think we all do our best to soak up the air and sunshine knowing that winter is right around the corner. I photographed these lovelies on such a day and the warmth and light from the day just seems to radiate around their beautiful faces.  Can you even stand those eyes and gorgeous hair?!  Here’s to just a few more warm sunny fall days filled with snuggles, smiles and laughter!

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XO~Kate