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!
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!
Bright + Beautiful… If I could name a session that would have been this ones name! I met up with Chris + Jillian at there lake house in Barrington, New Hampshire last week, and what an absolutely beautiful sunny day it was out on Ayers Lake. We had fresh snow fall from the night before, and it was the kind of snow that wasn’t wet, it just blew kind of like glitter all around you. So much fun, just so beautiful, and well… bright! The girls Dylynn + Scarlett did a great job with how hard it was to see out there. The temperature wasn’t too bad for a December morning so we had that in our favor, so we headed down to the dock for a quick Christmas Mini session. These are the sweetest pair of sisters you’ve ever met, and I am not sure their is much that is cuter on little girls then pom pom hats and winter boots to go with your dress!
If you haven’t visited the sunflower fields at the end of summer, you are missing out! It is such a beautiful sight to see rows and rows of big, tall, bright, yellow sunflowers as far as the eye can see! I met up with my friend Amanda and her family, along with her brother and his family to take some pictures over at Colby Farm in Newbury, Massachusetts. Every year they open it up to the public, at no charge, except for to park. We played hide and seek with the kids in the rows of sunflowers, and managed to snag a few pictures in between the fun!