Flashback to a perfect fall day with the perfect guy, exploring nature. Featuring outfits by L.L.Bean.
This summer I had the privilege of photographing Adrianna and her baby boy Owen while we visited Owen at the hospital, and then again once he was finally home after a long wait. Owen is a preemie and was born at 35 weeks, and I have been so totally amazed at Adrianna's strength and grace as she navigates this challenge with her new family.
Strength doesn't always mean putting on a brave face - strength is asking for help, it is waking up at 2AM to make sure your baby has milk and driving 30 minutes to the hospital multiple times a day to cuddle and feed, it is riding each wave as it comes and putting this tiny persons needs before your own over and over again.
I don't want to pretend to understand an experience I've never been through, but watching friends grow into such incredible mothers has showed me motherhood can be darkness and light, heartbreak and joy, all at once. And seeing this family home, finally together, makes it worth every difficult moment.
Jill and Gabe are childhood sweethearts… their parents lived up the street from each other (and still do!) and Gabe was good friends with Jill’s brother before they got together in high school. They’ve been inseparable ever since! Since their parents still live in their childhood homes in Plympton, they were able to get ready in the place where they grew up, which was so special for both of them. So many thoughtful details went into their day, from the hand-stitched heart that Jill’s aunt added to her wedding gown to the beautiful decor scattered lovingly throughout their historic venue - The Isaac Winslow House in Marshfield Massachusetts.
I was so grateful that Jill and Gabe invited me into their day, to celebrate a love spanning over 20 years and a lifetime of memories they have already been able to create together. I can’t wait to see what the future holds for you both!
As an adventurous portrait photographer, I’m always willing to explore my environment and push boundaries to get the shot. But with the way things are with ticks in these beautiful long grasses, I generally shy away from suggesting locations where deer ticks will be present and never pressure my subjects to risk exposure to tick bites. With that said, Nicole was in the mood to risk it and it was totally worth it for these ethereal portraits we were able to capture as the sun was setting over the field.
I’m always excited to partner with other local creatives on styled shoots, but this one was especially close to my heart. As someone who strives to incorporate cruelty free, clean beauty products with minimal packaging into my own routine, this best friend shoot celebrating GLO Beauty products at Warehouse XI was SO much fun!
Venue: Warehouse XI
Organizer, Makeup & Sunless Tan: Marissa @ Aura Beauty MA⠀
Hair: Ashley @ Abode Beauty Bar
Wardrobe: Riley Grace Boutique + Forever21
Model: Kelly Walsh + Michelle Tonkonogy
Jess grew up spending summers at her aunt's beach house on Cape Cod, and her love for the memories she has of this place radiated through the way she described how happy it made her. When I asked Jess what she was most excited about for her wedding day, she said that she couldn't wait to share this special beach with all of her friends and family.
A beach wedding is ALWAYS a beautiful thing, but I was in awe the entire day as I witnessed not the unconditional love Jess & Rob have for each other - but the joy and support and love that radiated from all of their friends and family. These people loved each others company so much, it was unavoidable! As a thunderstorm rolled in off the coast during cocktail hour, everyone pitched in to quickly secure the tent and there was never a moment where smiles couldn’t be seen all around you, even as rain pummeled the sides of the tent. Eventually, the skies cleared to reveal a beautiful sunset, but hardly anyone noticed because no one was waiting for the sun to shine again - they were too busy having fun.