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.
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!
It is such an honor, and such an incredible thing to witness, seeing new families created, and getting to have a camera out with them during these brand new, sometimes exhausting, over the moon happy days. Mark + Jennifer just welcomed their first child, son Dylan this spring during this unique time we are living in with the Covid19 pandemic. They have handled everything so well, and have remained so calm and steady in probably the biggest milestone in life… parenthood during this crazy time. Thankfully they’ve had a little haven down in Cape Cod, Massachusetts to sequester too, and slow down and focus on this little blessing they’ve just been given. We met up at Paines Creek Beach near their home, and got to capture the three of them in the place they love, Cape Cod. Welcome to this crazy, wonderful world baby Dylan!
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!
One thing friends of mine will tell you about me, is that my happy place during the summer months is Cape Cod and the Islands. The raw beauty of the incredibly beautiful beaches, and adorable beach houses with shaker style siding, ice cream options on every corner, and just the most beautiful sunsets you’ll ever see! It is truly my favorite place to be in the summertime. Here are a few pictures from our last week in Chatham’s Lighthouse beach!