HO HO HO! I was SO thrilled when Jessie reached out to me for some last minute pictures in time for Christmas, and before baby #3 arrives. We had an unseasonably warm December day, so we hopped over to Hampton Beach State Park in Hampton, New Hampshire for some fun and to sneak in some portraits to document this sweet season in their family! They are expecting baby #3 in February, and whether this baby is a sweet brother, or a little sister, one thing is for sure, it will be surrounded by love, and welcomed into one of the warmest, most loving families I have ever worked with! I am just going to put my guess in here, but I think GIRL!
Something about entering into the holidays, and a new baby due very soon. It is just magical. It was the perfect crispy fall afternoon, and I met up with Patrick + Julie to see if we could get some pictures before baby arrives. I am so glad we did because just a few days later they welcomed their baby girl Annie almost a month early! But on this afternoon, big sister Jane and soon to be big brother Timmy and I had fun playing in the leaves, and talking about all the fun fall things we have been doing and had yet to do, like trick or treating! It was a fun afternoon, and I am so glad we did them when we did! They all looked beautiful, and I just love this session so much!
I met up with Caroline + Mark at Wagon Hill Farm in Dover, NH this evening, and oh what an absolutely beautiful September day it was. The kind where it felt like it was mid summer, yet when you looked around you could see the leaves changing to vibrant oranges and reds and yellows already. Soon to be big brothers Max and Austin were troopers given that these golden hour sessions are right at bedtime. They loved touching Momma’s belly and kept telling me SO excitedly that it was another little brother. For this baseball loving family, another teammate is just perfect! Caroline is a friend of mine whom I met when our boys were in preschool together, and we just clicked. She is just so fun to be around! This house full of boys is soooo lucky to have such a caring, fun, thoughtful, kind, happy Momma to love and cherish them. Can’t wait to meet this next ball player!
Every once in awhile you meet that special friend, who you feel like you’ve known forever, and could literally hang out with all day, rain or shine, clean house or messy house, pjs or dressed up. When I first met Maggie, which is a whole other hilarious story… ha… I knew instantly that we would be lifelong friends. She is one of the happiest, light hearted, fun loving, giving, encouraging, do anything for anyone kind of person and she is just pure magic! Her and her husband Will have made an incredible family, 4 little boys and one more little boy on the way due right before Christmas. Her house full of little princes is so much fun, and I can’t wait to see the fifth prince join his brothers. To know them is to adore them, and I am so lucky to call them dear friends. We popped over to the field near her house and as you can see, she is just gorgeous. Simply stunning. A beautiful bright person, inside and out.
Well we are almost to spring here in New England, and Jess and Lou are not only ready to come through the long winter, but are also nearing the home stretch of waiting on baby brother to make his arrival. We met up at Plaice Cove in Rye, New Hampshire to capture a few pictures before he gets here. Big brother Nolan was enjoying the thrill of a beach day in March as we chased him around bribing him for a few pictures in between his adventuring out there. A chilly but beautiful afternoon during this first week of spring!