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Mayfair Farm | NH Family Photographer

Every time I go to Mayfair Farm in Harrisville, NH I love it even more.  Not only is the land beautiful but the family that runs it is adorable.  From the fairy dress to the ukulele to the snuggles at sunset, everything about this makes me happy.

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XO~Kate


Spring Mini Sessions | NH Children’s Photographer

So happy to announce my spring mini sessions!  Freshen up your walls with some new beautiful images of your little ones! Just a few spots left so please email me today to schedule your session.

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XO~Kate


Anna and Felix | New Hampshire Lakeside Woods Wedding

Anna and Felix were married at the bride’s family cottage on Sunset Lake in Greenfield, NH.  The amazing details of this earthy and elegant wedding were designed by the very talented Blossom Partners and I don’t think I could love them any more. Feathers?  Yes please! Hand dyed blue fabrics? Swoon.  They pretty much had me with the invitations and it only got better from there.  It was perfect from start to finish and I am so excited to share all the beauty.

Anna and Felix are both instructors at the North Carolina Outward Bound School and so the couple wanted to incorporate their love of nature in their intimate wedding.  They chose the family’s lakeside cottage as the setting and cleared a path through the woods for the ceremony.  Feather markers led the way and warm blankets were available for guests.  There was a campfire set up and ready to go next to the “tent city” for any guests who wanted to camp there.

Felix has a very musical family and not only did his family provide the gorgeous ceremony and cocktail music, the entire family band took over the stage during the reception (Felix on drums) and rocked it out for the guests!  Groove Authority kept the crowd dancing the rest of the night.  Anna and Felix both love ice cream and served it with dessert instead of cake from Bedford Farms Ice Cream. For dinner, the guests were treated to the amazing farm to table food from Mayfair Farm in Harrisville, one of my personal favorites. Joe Pye Weeds brought the perfect mix of light and airy flowers to compliment the amber and blue details and the whole affair was set under and on Monadnock Tent‘s lovely tent and farm tables.

Beyond all of the beauty from this wedding there was also a wonderful sense of love and happiness.  Anna and Felix were both so relaxed and happy throughout the day and it was a truly a joy to work with them. Congratulations to a beautiful couple!

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XOXO~Kate


Summer

Just getting home from a wonderful family vacation!  Feeling refreshed and happy to have spent time with so many of my extended and immediate family.  Summer, you can stick around as long as you want.

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XO~Kate


90 Years | My Grandfather’s Birthday Celebration

A few weeks ago I went to Florida with many other family members to celebrate my grandfather’s 90th birthday.  It was a wonderful weekend of visiting and reuniting with loved ones.  Ninety years is a lot to celebrate, as is a life full of family, hard work, and perseverance.  My grandfather’s  cake said it all when it read:

Children and spouses: 15   Grandchildren: 21   Great Grandchildren:  16

That’s a lot of love right there!

My grandfather is a nut.  Really.  He has never lost his sense of humor and can always be counted on for a comical,  witty answer to almost any question.  The morning of his birthday, when we all met up for breakfast, I asked him how he slept last night.  His answer, “with my eyes closed”.

My grandfather is a remarkable man.  He has is PHD in Nuclear Physics and worked for the space program for many years.  He and my grandmother raised 8 children together, plus two foster children and one special needs child whom they lost at 3 years old.

The only thing he asked of everyone was for each person to write down some of their memories.  There were no limits, and no guidelines.  Each person was free to write about their childhood or adult memories that will eventually be put into a collection for everyone.  It was a wonderful exercise and such a great idea.  Each person brought their own take on their childhood and often times the same situation was recalled from very different points of view. There was a lot of laughter and may or may not have been some fun-poking in this process.

In turn, my Nono took the time to talk to each of us and recall a specific memory he has of us.  His memory of me:  visiting our family when I was 4 years old and me running around the yard and house wearing nothing but a jacket.  Buck naked save for a flimsy coat.  Um….great.

He humored me for a few portraits but couldn’t resist making faces at the camera.

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My mom took this image of Nono and his wife Jeanne down at the beach.

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And here we all are, the 50+ people who came to honor and celebrate my grandfather.  This isn’t even the entire family!

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It was a wonderful weekend and a joyous occasion to celebrate.  We should all be so lucky to be in good health at ninety years old, living at home with our beloved spouse, surrounded by family, and a novel’s worth of lifetime memories.

XO~Kate