Friends, I really thought I was going to get this blog post published before this little baby arrived.. but I didn’t… He’s here! (and he was a little early, so really I would have had this published before his due date!)
I just love this family so much! They just so happen to live a few houses down from us and their little guy, Liam is around the same age as Ethan and Henry. He is the sweetest boy and he is going to be the BEST BIG BROTHER!
We had our session at Joppa Hill Farm in Bedford, NH. I take Ethan and Henry there a lot to see the animals and walk the trails there. They love it! It is a really beautiful farm where I had always thought that it would be a great location for a photography session but I never had the opportunity to have a session there.. Until I talked to Shannon and she mentioned thats where she was hoping to have their family maternity session. I was so honored she asked me to capture this season of life for them, but I was also nervous, you see, Shannon is a photographer too! I had so much fun getting to capture these moments for them just before the baby arrived!
Shannon, Matt and Liam, it’s crazy to think we have known you guys for just 2 years but it feels like it’s been a lot longer! I just love that you guys are just down the street and are always up for a social distance hello from the door step! We can not wait until we can plan a day to spend with you guys where we do not need to say ” 6 ft. apart” and “keep your distance” to the kids. Thank you so much for trusting me with taking your photos! It means a lot and I am so happy to hear you love them! Here are just a few of my favorites from our session! I can not wait to finally get to hold your littlest one and take more photos of you guys! xoxoxo
Summer has begun and we have been to the beach several times since these photos were taken, but I still wanted to share this blog post with you. If you follow me on social media (especially instagram) you get to see a little behind the scenes of my family so these guys should look familiar to you.
We LOVE the beach!! The sounds of the ocean, the salty air, the sand! We LOVE it! These first few times we went there this year the beaches were only open for active use only. You couldn’t set up your chairs or blankets but we did not mind. We just wanted to see the water and breathe some of that salty air since we have been in quarantine.
Now, its hot, but here at the end of May/Beginning of June it was still chilly by the water, so the kids were dressed in pants and sweatshirts. Well…. I should have known that there was no keeping them away from the water and they were living their best life in the freezing water with sweatpants on! It was exactly what we needed and I have to say, I am a pro at packing for a day trip like this! Extra clothes, towels and pajamas were in the car so when it was way too cold for them, we went up and changed then went back onto the beach.
To top it off, Hampton North Beach has an awesome ice cream place across the street and we have been spoiled with THE BEST ice cream around….every time we go…! Here are a few photos of the first beach trip we have had so far…. now we are thrilled we can sit on the beach and just be, with distance between all of the other beach goers!
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One of the worst things that can happen to a bride would be having to reschedule her wedding day. With all the unexpected COVID-19 situations we’ve faced, Rachel and Joe were one of my many couples that had to make the decision “Do we proceed or reschedule?” Instead of completely rescheduling their plans, they just changed it up a bit! Instead of the original venue they had picked, they chose to be married in their backyard with their close friends and immediate family with a zoom set up with almost all of their guests!
When they told me they were planning to keep their wedding date but have their day be much smaller than planned, at their home, I was so excited for them. I had been to their home before as some of their engagement photos were taken in their backyard. Now, they were going to be saying vows right in the yard where when they walk out of their home, they can look over and memories of this amazing day will come rushing to them. It was perfect.
They had just a few family and friends there which allowed for social distancing and safety measures due to COVID-19. I kept my mask on used my lenses that allowed for distance to be between us all.
They had beautiful details to make their day special and I loved getting to photograph them all. The cake, the champagne glasses, the bracelet she wore, The wedding gown, the grooms boutonnière, the groom pocket square and the bride and groom’s face masks all have a special meaning for them. I remember the day Rachel had picked out her wedding dress, she emailed me a photo of it full of excitement! Since that email, I could not wait to see it in person and my gosh, it was AMAZING! It was truly made for her! The way it flowed in the wind and how she would just play with it to make it move was so beautiful! The detail on the dress was something I had never seen before on a wedding gown- There was orange and blue color design with the words “Je T’Aime” throughout. You really needed to look hard to see it, but it’s there and it is just so classy and romantic.
You see, COVID did not stop them from keeping their wedding date. Things were definitely not as they originally planned, but the beauty that was made out of this situation is all that matters. I guess one benefit of a covid wedding is that I get to see them again next year! Yep, They will have their Castle in the Clouds wedding next June and all the family and friends that joined this celebration on Zoom, will be there in person. For now, they can look back at their original date and remember the official day they became husband and wife.
Rachel and Joe, I can not thank you enough for inviting me back to your home to capture this special day for you. I missed you guys ( and Pepper!) and I just loved that I was there to see you exchange your vows and capture these memories for you. The day was so perfect and emotional in so many ways. Watching you guys light up seeing your biggest fans on Zoom gave me all the feels, and the fact that many of them dressed up for the occasion is so awesome! I am excited to get to see them all in person next year. Nutmeg is adorable and the way she was trying to take over Pirates speech was too funny. I wish you both so much happiness and good memories each time you walk into your backyard. I am excited to celebrate again next year with you guys, but for now, I hope you enjoy this sneak peek of your “first” wedding day. I love you guys! xoxo
Wedding Dress: Leanne Marshall | Shoes: Loeffler Randall | Venue: Backyard at Bride and Groom’s Home (Soon to be Castle in the Clouds) | Cake: Autumn Nomad
Engagement Session Featured on Tacari Weddings
June has been a month of baby talk! A few weeks ago I shot THIS beautiful Maternity Session. Then, I received an email from a friend of mine that they were having a birthday parade for their daughter, Ellie who was turning 2 along with a small gathering for a gender reveal at their home. I planned to go to both the birthday parade and gender reveal with the kids and I asked her if she wanted me to bring my camera along! She responded how much of a gift that would be, so the kiddos, my camera and I went to celebrate!
It was really sweet to see the little birthday girl and her mama’s baby bump! At 11 weeks, its showing slightly and its adorable! Close friends gathered around after the parade as mom and dad popped a balloon revealing the gender of their new baby coming soon!
Congratulations Duffy family! I am so excited for you! Ellie is going to be the BEST big sister!! <3