No words can ever adequately describe what a special person, and friendship I have been blessed with by my friend Lisa. She is one of a kind, with the biggest heart, she loves like no other, and always inspires me to live my best life, all with grace and also FUN. She is always my adventure buddy, the kind you text the morning of with a random idea, and who always says “yes lets do it!” Lisa + Justin have the kind of family that you just love to be around. Our kids are the same ages, so everybody always has a playmate. We thought that meeting up at the beach was the right spot for them, because well… we both love the Cape and making annual trips to there or Nantucket together with our families every summer. What could be better? It was so nice to see the sand dunes at Hampton Beach State Park before summer comes to an official close. We also made sure to grab some ice cream on the beach after to celebrate! Love them dearly.
When Miranda reached out to schedule a portrait session with her two daughters Poppy & Rosie, oh my I knew they were going to once again be the cutest trio! The last time I saw them they both had little stuffed bunnies they carried everywhere, and Ro was still drinking a bottle! Where does the time go? Miranda is an incredible Mom, one of the sweetest people you’ll ever meet… and she’s fun loving, she’s soooo attentive to them, and you just know she is going to give them the world. Those precious girls will know they are LOVED by her fiercely. We met up in Hampton Falls, and stopped over at Applecrest Orchards at golden hour to catch some smiles and cuddles. We were surprised by the beautiful sunflower fields that are so big this year, so naturally we had to take some pictures there too. Such a fun evening, and fall is certainly in the air…
Mel + Nate are two of the most fun loving, hilarious, down to earth couples you’ll ever meet! I met Mel a few years ago when she was going through a lot of changes in her life, and we stayed friends via social media. I kid you not, every single thing she would post would literally make me laugh out loud! She is SO funny. I even told myself, Melissa, you can’t like everything she posts, she will think you are a weirdo! Ha! I keep telling her she needs a blog because my goodness she is just so raw and real, and I just think she’s so great. And she reached out again for pictures, so clearly she doesn’t think Im that weird… But in all seriousness, her and Nate have a beautiful blended family, with 3 kids, Audrey, Sawyer and Jackson, and the cutest little french bulldog named Patty Cakes. She seriously needs her own hashtag, she’s so stinkin cute! Anyway, here are a few fun pictures of when we met at Colby Farm in Newbury, MA to see the most breathtaking sunflower fields in all the land!
On Thursday, I met up with Sandra and her cute trio for a quick Beacon Hill mini session, and what a beautiful summer day it was to be walking through the charming streets of Boston. The city is sooo quiet right now with all that is going on in the world. But also oddly peaceful. If you have never been to Acorn Street in Boston, you have to go. Honestly anytime of year it is just simply charming. It is a small private way in Beacon Hill with a cobblestone road and pedestrian only access. No cars, no parking, and just ever so quaint and just beautiful. It is also the most photographed street in Boston. We thought this would be a perfect backdrop to get some ONE year pictures of her youngest, Benson. And what a cutie he is! Big sister Lydia, and younger brother Chip had big smiles too and just dote over this baby boy. Such a sweet family, dear to my heart! Happy first birthday Benson!
Everyone who knows me, especially those who have been a client before… knows how much I love the month of May, and that small window when we can do Apple Blossom sessions! I start driving by the orchards May 1st, and they are usually peaking with the white blossoms in mid May, but it can vary. Applecrest Farm Orchards in Hampton Falls, New Hampshire is my favorite local farm and has the best of everything in my opinion including rows upon rows of apple trees! Kelsey + Michael met me there along with their two kids Benton and Eloise to do a session amongst the gorgeous blooms. I remember when Benton was born… wasn’t it just yesterday? It is just so crazy how fast time flies. Eloise is the most elegant, calm, sweetest little girl ever, and as you can see my camera loved her! And to top it off, we went inside the farmstead and got some cider donuts to enjoy!
Every once in awhile I like to pop on the blog with a personal post of my own life, so you can get to know me. I am not sure if you have noticed a lot of blonde haired blue eyed kids in my work, but there is a reason for it! My husband is one of four boys, three of whom are married with kids. And we are currently at 8+ and counting with Lacasse cousins, and they all love to be together, running wild and free. Between the 3 couples we have had on average a baby every 11 months for the last 8 years. There are 3 boys and 5 girls ages 8, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 9m & another due next month! It is a lot of fun watching these kids grow up together. We met up in my favorite place, Applecrest Farm in Hampton Falls, New Hampshire to do our annual blossom pictures. We hit the blooms just right, and they ran around with sticky fingers from Apple Cider Donuts giggling and climbing trees. Let them be little!