Alyssa & Craig Engagement Session | Portsmouth, NH

Alyssa & Craig Engagement Session | Portsmouth, NH

Happy Wedding Wednesday! I am bringing back this Alyssa and Craig’s engagement session to today’s wedding Wednesday not only for engagement inspiration but also, these two were to be married this coming Saturday but with all that is going on in the world right now, their wedding day is now in June. I am still so excited for them and I am looking forward to giving them both hugs once this is all over! Enjoy their engagement session photos for some E-sesh inspo!

** FROM THEIR PREVIOUS BLOG**

Alyssa and Craig had their engagement session this past fall in downtown Portsmouth, NH. I have only been to this town twice before their session and I have to say I am so glad they chose here!  I just loved that we had so many different locations to choose from, and the light was just so perfect! The weather was starting to get a little chilly, but it felt good to walk around without jackets, chatting the whole time and laughing! We had so much fun and I am so excited to celebrate the Eve of Henry’s birthday with them this April!

Aiden 6 Month Milestone Session | Quincy, MA

Aiden 6 Month Milestone Session | Quincy, MA

I can not believe it has been 6 months since I last saw this family for Aiden’s newborn session!  It is 100% true what they say, the days are long but the years are short. Before I knew it, February was approaching and I knew we needed to get this 6 month photo session in before their little features were not so little anymore! A few weeks ago I went back to their house and we had our session together capturing those candid lifestyle moments and I have to say, I just love sessions like this! This was so laid back, mom Breann was amazing handling her big kid, little kid and fur baby. She’s a natural! I loved catching up with her about life and hearing all of the little milestones Aiden has been achieving!

He was such a good baby during our session, fully idolizing his brother and not minding at all when his dog would walk on him. He is just starting to sit up but mom said he still needs assistance. We attempted to see if he could sit up on his own toward the end of our session and sure enough, HE DID IT! He mastered sitting up and I was there to see it! I was so proud and so excited I got to be there to capture those moments for mom and dad!

I am so excited to see them again for Aiden’s 1st Birthday session! Breann, TJ, Owen and Aiden, thank you so much, again for opening up your home to me to capture this first year of Aiden with you! He is going to have so many new milestones happening within the next few months and when I see you all again, I am so excited to see the difference just 6 more months make! Owen, thanks for keeping me on my toes and always laughing! You are such a great big brother! It is so clear that Aiden looks up to you so much already! Here are just a few of my favorites from out session together! xo.

Alyssa & Craig Engagement Session | Portsmouth, NH

Alyssa & Craig Engagement Session | Portsmouth, NH

I hope you all had the Merriest Christmas EVER! It felt good to stay off the computer for a few days and be present with my family. We had a wonderful time doing all kinds of Christmas traditions and I have to just say, that Ethan and Henry just make the holiday even more special! As much as it felt good to take some time to myself, it also feels good to be back, getting some time to be on the computer doing all the things behind the scenes and not just behind the camera!

Alyssa and Craig had their engagement session this past fall in downtown Portsmouth, NH. I have only been to this town twice before their session and I have to say I am so glad they chose here!  I just loved that we had so many different locations to choose from, and the light was just so perfect! The weather was starting to get a little chilly, but it felt good to walk around without jackets, chatting the whole time and laughing! We had so much fun and I am so excited to celebrate the Eve of Henry’s birthday with them this April!

The Walt Family | Kingston, MA

The Walt Family | Kingston, MA

My family and I lived in Plymouth for 5 years before moving to NH. We loved our town, we loved our first home, we loved our street! We made many friends with our neighbors while we were there and its so nice to still continue to talk to them since moving away. This wonderful family lived across the street from us! They had a little girl, Lilly who is the same age as Henry… maybe a few months older than he is, but for the most part, when we lived there, she was a baby baby! My kiddos would get so excited whenever we saw them outside and they loved getting throw the ball to their dog, Chester. We would always look for Chester on our walks, and we had to invest in a “chuck it” for Porter because that is what Chester uses when he plays fetch…something Ethan continues to remember!

I was so excited when Patricia contacted me to capture their family photos! They chose a beautiful location in Kingston, which I did not even know was there- along the Jones River! Chester was able to be off the leash, which being a puppy owner myself now, they are so brave to have him off the leash! Maybe someday I can trust Porter to come back each time, like this guys did. 🙂

Lilly was so shy at first but then she warmed up to me and her personality came out! He’s a doll and I loved getting to see this silly side of her!  Tommy, Patricia, Lilly and Chester, it was so nice to see you all again and I am so honored you contacted me to spend time with you and take your photos! I hope you love these as much as I do!! Thanks so showing me this place too! I can not wait to get back there and bring Porter! I know he would love it!

Humble Warrior Power Yoga Studio | Manchester, NH

Humble Warrior Power Yoga Studio | Manchester, NH

Way back in June, I had the pleasure of photographing a local NH business, Humble Warrior Power Yoga Studio in Manchester, NH. Our session was the day before they opened their doors for the first time and the vibe inside of their studio was just so exciting yet so humbling! Each of the warrior teachers where there showing their talents and planning for the next day. The building is absolutely beautiful and the studio space is amazing with exposed brick, large windows and beautiful floors! I loved getting to see the space before their opening day and I am so excited to get to take classes with them. I have had a busy busy season over here, but once my sessions and editing lessen, I will be there to take some classes.

I asked owner, Genevieve Hoellrich a few questions about their studio which I have included in this blog below. You can check out their website here, and go visit their studio to take a class and see how beautiful it is! Here is their CLASS SCHEDULE.

At what point in your teaching career did you decide – I want to open a yoga studio?

Opening a yoga studio has always been a dream but it was not until I met Talitha it became possible. We had the same vision and dreams and the family and friends who supported us in the lead of faith to pursue our dreams.

What was your biggest fear or limiting belief during the process?

There was so many… No-one will come to class, will we be able to pay for it. Who is going to teach and so many more, BUT with the support of the most amazing partner the fears quickly turned away and we just kept moving forward and conquering our fears.

What were the steps you took in order to open a yoga studio?

We found the space, then from there we had a vision of what we wanted , the look, the heat. We found vendors who would help us and it went from there. Lots and lots of work and patience .

What resources did you find helpful during the process?

family, friends, each other and the support of our amazing instructors

How did you decide upon the name?

This was all Talitha!

What’s your number one piece of advice for future yoga studio owners?

Some days it may be hard but it is the biggest gift, to help others ands your dream come true

What’s the most difficult situation you run into on a consistent basis?

Not to many yet.. they may come lol

How did you decide upon your class offerings, type of teachers you’d employ, and the overall vibe of the studio?

we had a vision of what we wanted and we knew some amazing teachers and from there it blossomed. We want teachers to feel 100% authentic to themselves and teach from there heart. This is creating unique, powerful classes.

And lastly – Why did you start practicing yoga in the first place? And how and why did you become a yoga teacher?

I was in a deep dark place and I needed something. 14 years ago I went to my first hot yoga class and was hooked from there. So much has happened in my life but what has stayed true is my yoga practice. After a long time practicing my dad said it was his wish for me to share my passion. I took the leap and 7 years later here I am!!!