Tag: grandparents

Surprise! It’s a photo session!

I love a good surprise! And so do the wonderful folks in these Portland Maine East End family photos! They decided to descend upon grandma’s birthday getaway, with a lot of help from grandpa.   Completely unbeknownst to her, her two kids …

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The Cabbage Patch Kids – York Maine Family Photos

York Maine Family Photos

I am having SO MUCH fun with all these kids this summer. And these York Maine Family Photos are no exception!  So it’s not actually a cabbage patch (although, maybe there are cabbage in there!?).  This wonderful property belongs to some …

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Hampton Family Photos! New Hampshire Photographer

Hampton Family Photos

Sometimes, you just have to stop and smell the roses. And sometimes, you need to make sure you have currently family pictures!  These Hampton Family Photos were a fantastic way to do both! Everyone loves fun in the summertime, and when you’re at y …

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Celebrate Family! Great Island Common Family Photo Shoot

I love these Celebrate Family sessions!  And this Great Island Common Family Photo Shoot is no exception.  They’re also a family that’s been a part of my life, and my business, for over five years. It all started with this lovely couple on the left.  T …

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Celebrate Family! Ogunquit Maine Family Photos

Oh to be young, and not just young at heart.  Family sessions always give me a good workout and the resistance of the sand definitely adds to the calorie burn 🙂  That said, there are fewer things that exhibit pure bliss more than letting kid …

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Celebrate Family: York Beach Family Photos

They say you’re not supposed to pick favorites. You’re supposed to love all your children equally. And I do, but sometimes there are greater factors at play. Sometimes the sun is setting just right, the tide is in the perfect spot, the temperature is a …

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Celebrate Family: Great Island Common Family Photos

I of course love Great Island Common Family Photos in any capacity, but one of the coolest things happened over and over again this summer. Generations of love. Families taking the time to celebrate being a family with family photos.  Taking the t …

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Alton Bay Family Photos

Advice from a Lake Be clear Make positive ripples Look beneath the surface Stay calm Shore up friendships Take time to reflect Be full of life! This has definitely been the year of family!  I’m so grateful to bare witness to multiple generations, getti …

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All in the family! Hampton, NH Family Photography

“If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.” – George Bernard Shaw Not to imply that this family has any skeletons, but while looking for a poignant quote, I came across that and laughed so hard I nearly cried.  I …

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All in the Family! Southern NH Family Photos

I love a good family tree.  Two parents, two sons, two wives, two granddaughters, and two puppies! That’s 10 wonderful faces to enjoy! And enjoy I did! I had a blast running around (and riding in the golf carts!) with this crew.  Not only are they gorg …

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I’m so happy to have you here on my blog! My hope is that by reading through my stories you’ll quickly come to realize that I LOVE what I do! It’s the stolen glances, the moments you didn’t think I’d see – but there they are, the kisses, snuggles and connections, and maybe even some added snark and an eye roll – whatever it may be, these are the things that make you, you! And the memories I want you to have forever.