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At the beginning of this past week, I met Tracey, Wayne and their lil’ man, Austin at Ledgemont Country Club in Seekonk, MA for their engagement session.  This will be their reception venue for their wedding in July 2011.  This country club is beautiful and I can only imagine what the wedding day will look like here! 

Anytime my bridal couples have children, I love to incorporate them into the engagement session.  It’s just another GREAT opportunity to have a laid-back family portrait done before the big day.  Tracey & Wayne (and your parents), thank you for having the patience to bring him along.  He was soooo much fun to have there, even if we all got a great workout chasing after him!  I hope he had as much fun as we did! 🙂

I simply cannot WAIT for Tracey & Wayne’s wedding this coming year!  I have so many fun ideas that I know we’re all going to have a BLAST that day!  Here are a few of my favorites from the session.  Enjoy!!

“A little cup of friendship
With a bag of tea
When you drink this
Think of love from me.”

I had SUCH a blast yesterday!  After having to reschedule this session a few times, due to the weather, we FINALLY beat Mother Nature! lol  It was a beautiful, sunny day in the morning and then in the afternoon, it got cloudy and grey (but we photogs LOVE that weather).  All I kept praying was that we could beat the rain. 

A local apple orchard set the scene for this WONDERFUL and FUN tea party session!  I couldn’t have asked for a better location.  I don’t know who had more fun, myself or the girls! 🙂  Nothing is better for little girls than to be able to play dress up and have a tea party with cookies and lemonade to share with a friend.

Here are a few of my favorites:

This past Saturday was “dubbed” my last wedding of this season (expecting our 3rd son at the end of October).  All I can say is that this was a wedding to end my wedding season perfectly.  The Dolan & Matteson family…as well as friends…were AWESOME to work with.  Even moreso, this wedding will be memorable for me always due the true meaning of the gathering of loved ones.  To celebrate LOVE.  MEMORIES. LIFE….through laughter and tears.

Amanda & Chris, thank you for allowing me to capture one of the most important days of your lives, allowing me into your home and your hearts.  I truly will never forget your family.   With that being said, here is a lovely sneak peek of a photo video montage of your wedding day.  I don’t normally create this long of a photo video but given the circumstances, I think you all deserve it! ❤  Sit back, turn on your speakers and enjoy! 🙂

Last night, I had the pleasure of meeting up with Amanda & Chris for their engagement session at Amanda’s parents house.  Let me tell you, my photographer friends, this property is a photographer’s DREAM to photograph on!  Amazing location on top of an amazing family….I swear I have the best job in the world. 😉

Their wedding day is in just a few weeks and it certainly will be a memorable one.  I am truly honored that I will be the one to photograph Amanda & Chris’s wedding and I can’t wait to share those images with you that will last forever….

Amanda & Chris, here is a sneak peek of my favorites.  Enjoy!

 

On July 17th, I had the pleasure of photographing Amber & Anthony’s wedding.  We began at the Bay Voyage in Jamestown, Rhode Island.  Then we headed over to the fantastic Beavertail State Park for the ceremony.  This day couldn’t have been more perfect for Amber…the weather was beautiful, her closest friends & family witnessed their entire day and everyone looked positively stunning!

After the ceremony & formals, we went back to the Bay Voyage to enjoy the reception and festivities.  Amber, thank you for allowing me to be a part of your day by capturing each moment for you and your families.  Here is a sneak peek video of the photos for you. 

ENJOY!!!

Yesterday, was a beautiful day FILLED with laughter!   I’ve known Tim & Lynn for a few years now and the two of them are always smiling, laughing and goofing around with everyone they know.  The two of them are such wonderful individuals and only become stronger when they are together.

We had a lovely day and even though the ceremony was rained out…the site moved everything indoors, formals had already been taken outside, everything was timed perfectly.  Lynn & Tim, words cannot describe how truly honored I was to be a part of your wedding day, capturing all the special moments between you, your family and friends.  Everyone kept saying how great your wedding was and how amazing the two of you are.  And I couldn’t agree more.

I’ll post still photos later this week but wanted to get a sneak peek on the blog for ya before you went on your honeymoon.  Have a fabulous time in Vegas! 😀

It’s funny….a lot of times, I’m asked…what my favorite holiday is or what my favorite day is. You all know those stupid (but fun) trivia quizzes we get sent from our friends. People say Christmas, Thanksgiving, Halloween, etc. While Halloween & Christmas are close to my favorites, my favorite day of the year is today. Mother’s Day.

Why? The obvious, of course. But for many many reasons. I LOVE when the day comes for their birthdays. To celebrate THEIR special day, their moments, achievements, their quirks. But nothing is better than Mother’s Day. With a beloved thank you to my hubby, THEY are the reason why each day is amazing. The good days, the bad days and all the days in between.

What better way to wake up in the morning than by snuggles from Zachary as he climbs into our bed to wake us up and JJ coming into our room, kissing me on the cheek, forehead (whatever is closest to the edge of the bed) and saying “Good morning, Mommy”. Or laying on the couch at night, feeling our lil’ baby slowly move in my belly. The way your worst day or even just a day that had all those little things going wrong, can turn around your mood in an instant, when they just come up to you with a bear hug and a kiss or Zachary asking “Mommy, play with me?”.

The days that may be gloomy outside and you just spend the day, eating on the couch, snuggled into blankets and watch cartoons/movies all day. Or the days that the sun is shining and you spend it playing outside, catching bugs, playing ball, digging in dirt, riding bikes or going to the playground.

The reason why you can take away any pain with just a simple bandaid and a kiss to it. The way you can be the BEST mom in the whole wide world by letting them have a cupcake for breakfast once in a while. Letting them be as creative as they want to be simply with paper and paints and who cares how much of a mess they make???? Everything can always be cleaned up, right? Nothing is better than being a child and having no limits to their creativity. How you can make the BEST afternoon simply by baking cookies and building a fort in the living room, giggling while you eat them in the fort, planning your next adventure.

I know many of you reading this can relate, as you’ve done a lot, if not all, of this with your kids. Or hope to when you do have children. All the years growing up, you wish to be an adult, to be able to do whatever you want. And now that you’re an adult, you realize you can live childhood again thru your children’s eyes and have even MORE fun, by seeing their excitement and joy and knowing that YOU helped create that happiness.

I know I am not perfect by any means but I know that when it comes to my children, I do my best to raise them, support and encourage them…and most of all, let them be themselves. They truly could not bring me more joy than they already have and continue to do every single day.

I firmly believe that all my love and passion for me being a mother is because of MY mother. This day is dedicated to her as well. She is such an amazing woman and such an inspiration to me. I just hope to be the kind of mom she is, and always will be, one day. If I come even close to that, I’ll know I’ve succeeded.

Because of my parents, my husband and my children…no matter what life brings me, my heart is content. There truly is no greater gift in life, than family.

Because of all of these (and many more) reasons, every day is Mother’s Day! Happy Mother’s Day to all of you!!!

With that, I’ll leave a few of my favorite quotes about motherhood:

“Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children”. ~William Makepeace Thackeray

“When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child”. ~Sophia Loren

Yesterday, I met good friends of ours, their sons and their in-laws (and their girls) at Homestead Gardens in North Smithfield.  Poor Andrew (approx 18 mths), wanted nothing to do with me, or the portraits…and who could blame him?!  He wanted to explore the grounds, pick flowers and pick up rocks like Hercules. 😉  All the kids had a blast running around and we all even dodged an angry swan who was about to attack us. :O  Man, was it mad!!! lol

Here’s a sneak peek of a few of my favorites from yesterday’s session.  Enjoy!

These last few days have been absolutely beautiful outside!  In the 50’s and today…I believe the temp reached 62 degrees!  My boys and I (hubby too) have definitely made the best of the weather and have been playing outside for hours at a time.  Although today, while we were waiting for my son’s school bus, we discovered the first of our flowers have already sprouted!  I couldn’t miss the opportunity for the first signs of spring. 😉  We’re hoping this great weather is here to stay!

Here is a lil’ montage of my first ballerina session.  Miss K is actually an Irish Step Dancer but we went to a local park to take some photos by a lovely field of black eyed-susies.  Miss K was a joy to photograph, not only is she absolutely adorable but she was the easiest lil’ girl I’ve photographed in quite some time! lol  Here’s a sneak peek:

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