When I met with Courtney forever ago to chat about the wedding plans she mentioned wanting a barn wedding but not knowing where to go. We went over all the barns in Eastern Massachusetts but none was quite right. Finally one day she emailed me that they had booked Granite Ridge in Norway, Maine, and oh what a gorgeous venue it is! I love Maine and might just move up there some day. The views from the top of the hill were amazing and we were truly out in the middle of nowhere. I’ve been luck enough to know John and Courtney for a long time so it was a huge privilege to get to spend the entire day with them. These two are incredibly kind, fun people and they clearly make each other very happy! Congratulations to two amazing people! xoxo
What a perfectly beautiful day it was for Caitlin and Brian’s wedding! Everyone was calm and happy as they got ready to go. The pastor at St. Pius X Church in Milton was amazing and the Fontbonne choir provided beautiful music. Caitlin is a Fontbonne Academy alum and I loved that she brought in the choir to sing! Venezia in Boston is tucked out of the way on the water – the view is amazing. The newlyweds are honeymooning in Antigua right now – I hope they have a fabulous time! Here’s a peak at their wedding day =)
I pretty much knew from the moment I met Luke and Kristina that they were awesome. I mean, she traveled to Ethiopia with the Peace Corps, climbed Kilimanjaro, and has a smile that never quits. He left his regular job to build bicycles (crazy awesome ones), loves good beer, and has a killer beard. Together they laugh a lot and make you feel like an instant friend. These two put a lot of themselves into their wedding day with help from friends and family, and it was such a fabulous day! Thank you guys for letting me be part of your wedding!
I started off saying hi to Luke and his best man Jan a the hotel. LOVED the attire!
The end-of-summer/fall portrait season is upon us! Time to squeeze in those last precious days at the beach and start gravitating toward farms and orchards for the exquisite New England Autumn. As I get ready for this busy season full of families getting together for Christmas card images and treasured keepsake photos I can’t help but notice the most popular question I get from families after they book a shoot: “what do you recommend we wear??”
There is not right or wrong answer but I might be able to help you make the best choices for YOUR unique family. Here are a few tips!
1. Consider the season and location
If we are shooting at the beach the first week of September you probably won’t be bringing along those riding boots and leather jackets. You want to feel comfortable and confident in whatever you choose. Sandals and dresses, shorts and chambray shirts are always safe for the beach! Once the leaves start changing start thinking of boots and layers so you’re comfortable and appropriate.
2. Check the weather
This is a tricky one because our weather changes so quickly. Decide on your family’s foundation items and just have some cardigans on hand if it gets chilly. Too hot? Roll up those sleeves and jeans, or swap out for basics like khakis shorts and maxi skirts. If it’s raining we can still have fun – just grab some rain boots and umbrellas! Wind can be a big challenge so if the breeze feels strong try a simple undo for long hair so you aren’t constantly having to pull it out of faces.
3. Don’t feel like you need to match
It is totally not necessary to color coordinate everyone; in fact, having the entire family in the exact same outfit can take away from the personality of your crew. If you really like having the same palette or you’re trying to compliment a room in your home try using that one color as the theme but adding pops of color and accessories, as well as different shades of the color. Don’t be afraid of bright colors and patterns! Avoid text and characters so you don’t date the photos but if you love that orange chevron go for it! I love when families get bold and give each person a different look.
4. You can’t go wrong with navy
Still unsure? Colors that never fail are navy, neutrals like grey, black and tan, or pastels like soft pink and baby blue. Denim and chambray are both trendy and versatile. Add a bright necklace or scarf or a fun bow tie with a collared shirt if you’d like some brighter details.
Ready to schedule your family’s session? September is nearly sold out and we are looking into October and November! Weekends are especially sparse so call or email to get a good date. Enjoy the last couple weeks of summer!
SO on Saturday I went to the playground, checked out some antique cars, walked in the woods, and got snow cones at an ice cream truck. Playdate with the kids you ask? Oh no, it was the incredibly fun wedding of Patti and John! This couple had no fear of dirtying the wedding (incredibly gorgeous) dress or missing out on cocktail hour – they were so happy to be together and were thoroughly set on enjoying the heck out of their big day. Thank you Erin for helping me capture some awesome moments. Congratulations to a fabulous couple!
A few doors down John was spending his pre-wedding moments with his special little ladies <3