Marie and Matt Engagement | Duxbury Beach, MA

Marie and Matt Engagement | Duxbury Beach, MA

If you have followed me now for quite some time, I think it is safe to say that I LOVE LOVE LOVE photographing on the beach. It does not matter to me what beach it is, but gimme the ocean, salty air, amazing light and a gorgeous couple and my heart is happy! I met Marie and Matt at Duxbury Beach last week and my goodness we were all in for a treat! Duxbury beach is so pretty during sun set with lots of different areas to talk around so we had nice variety in location and lighting.

I just loved hanging with them and learning about who they are as a couple and all about their wedding day! They are getting married May 29, 2021 and I just know that their wedding day is going to be amazing just like how this session was! They had me laughing when they were telling me all about the proposal and they said that Matt was so nervous that he said ” I just can’t take it anymore” and he asked. I just imagined that moment and then she said yes and the rest is history! Here they are, two high school sweet hearts, planning their wedding day.

Marie and Matt, Thank you so much for such a fun night! I can not get over how the sky looked toward the end of our session and I am for real when I say you guys could be models! You 100% nailed it and you now have wayyyyy more than just 1 nice photo of the two of you together. I am so excited to see you again for your wedding day but until then, I will just continue to look at these amazing photos of your engagement. It was really hard to choose just a few favorites so get ready…. 🙂

Callie and John Engagement | World’s End, Hingham MA

Callie and John Engagement | World’s End, Hingham MA

I just love when I get to explore different places with my wonderful couples! Callie and John chose 2 destinations for their engagement session and I am so excited to share with you the magic that happened! Callie and John were going to have their engagement session a few weeks ago but the weather was not looking good. Even if it cleared up for their session, she was really hoping to have a beautiful sun set and not the over cast clouds. So, we decided to move their session and boy oh boy, I know I am excited, and they are excited that we did!

The weather for their engagement session could not have been any more perfect! It felt like a fall day here in New England and the sun did exactly what I was hoping it would! We started our session at World’s End in Hingham, MA. We found the most perfect tree that had the sun directly behind it which is where we started the session! The magic in these photos with the way the sun is glowing through the trees makes me so happy!

Callie and John were so amazing and up for anything I suggested! They were naturals in front of the camera and I just loved the way they look at each other! I am so excited to photograph their wedding day next year! Callie and John, Thank you so much for a fun night! You guys were such troopers climbing the rocks at the beach (in heels Callie!) Thank you thank you thank you!! I have so many favorites from our session together, grab a coffee and check them out!! xoxo

 

Carrie and Kelsey Wedding Day Part 2 | Tamworth, NH

Carrie and Kelsey Wedding Day Part 2 | Tamworth, NH

The day was finally here! Carrie and Kelsey were ready to celebrate their marriage together (again) with a much larger crowd than the first time, and I couldn’t have been any more excited to see them! On May 23, 2020 Carrie and Kelsey tied the knot on the front porch of Kelsey’s family home with an intimate elopement of some wedding party and immediate family. I had the honor of photographing their original wedding date day that was absolutely perfect! You can read PART 1 of their wedding celebrations HERE.  Just like May 23, 2020…. July 25, 2020 was also perfect! The sun was shining, there was a slight breeze which was nice and their venue was absolutely beautiful!

I am a lover of all details! Gimme lots and lots of things to look at and I am happy! It was so nice to see many of the details they had in May were brought to the venue for the July celebrations. They even had NEW details which I had a blast photographing. One of the details I loved were their mini pineapple boutonnières. They were the cutest things! I also loved a painting they were gifted by their grandmother of a photo that was taken on the beach the night Carrie proposed. The painting even had sand from the exact beach that they were engaged! How cool is that?!

It was so nice to see Carrie and Kelsey again. They were beaming with excitement and were so thankful that they were able to still have the wedding they had hoped for in the middle of a pandemic that was never in their wildest dreams something they thought they would need to think about.

Carrie and Kelsey, Thank you again for being so amazing through this unforeseen time! You ladies have been such troopers and deserve every bit of happiness! Thank you for trusting me to capture TWO of the most important days of your lives! I am so excited to share these photos with you and I hope that I get to see the Hubbard Family again soon! I love you guys ( Brayden too! Happy Birthday, BTW dude!) have fun snuggled up, reliving this amazing day. xoxoxo.

Dresses: Carrie’s Dress: VOWS ,Kelsey’s Dress: The White Room | Florist: Kimberly Conley | DJ : Get Down Tonight Entertainment | Videographer: The Pixel Perfection  | Cake: Batter up| Catering: Homestyle Catering | Invitations: Kellie’s Creative Korner | Ceremony Venue: The Preserve at Chocorua | Pie Pops: The Sandpiper Cake shop

Colleen & Keith Engaged | Harvard Arboretum

Colleen & Keith Engaged | Harvard Arboretum

We were looking at the forecast a few days before this session and my heart kept sinking each time I saw thunderstorms with a 60% chance of rain on and off all day. We had our session scheduled for 6:30pm, two hours before sun set and the forecast at that time was all over the place. It went from a high percent of rain to one where it would still be okay to have a session. We talked throughout the day and decided to go for it and man, I am so excited we did! While it down-poured driving through Boston, it stopped when I arrived at the Harvard Arboretum. With over cast skies, and zero rain the whole time we were together, we kept saying how happy we were not to cancel. I just love this location and I am so excited to share their photos with you!

Colleen and Keith have a really fun story to share about how they met! If this isn’t fate, I don’t know what is! ” We have a great story about how we met. I was studying abroad in Amsterdam and decided to visit some other friends who were studying abroad in Ireland during St. Patty’s Day weekend. When we were out one night I actually met Keith in a pub! After that weekend I flew back to Amsterdam and heard from my sister a few weeks later… she was asking if I met a guy named Keith while I was in Ireland? I said I did and it just so happens that Keith was a substitute teacher for my sister at the same place where I went to high school! So I eventually come back home and it turns out that Keith was living 10 minutes away from the house I grew up in. It also turns out that he graduated from the same college as me 2 years before (Stonehill College), we had the same major, same academic adviser and we just never crossed paths! Two and a half years later we’re engaged! :)” How amazing is their story?! I really do believe that things happen for a reason!

Colleen and Keith, I loved getting to hang out with you guys! I am so excited for your wedding day and I am also so excited to share this blog and your final images with you! Thank you so much for braving the rain and meeting with me! It was a perfect night and still can not believe we had zero rain! Enjoy this little sneak peek of your engagement photos! These are just a few of my favorites! xo.

 

First Beach Trip of 2020 | Hampton, NH

First Beach Trip of 2020 | Hampton, NH

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!