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Last year, I started the tradition of posting my top favorite client images of the year. I think it’s fun to reminisce and also, to see how my photography grows with each passing year.

I was able to narrow it down to 10 images last year but this year…it was a LOT tougher. So I narrowed it down to my top 20. I knew this year was SUPER busy but after going thru all of my sessions and weddings, I realized HOW busy it was. And for that…I truly am thankful to have such fantastic clients, friends and to share what I love to do as a profession.

I really had a hard time even narrowing it down to 20 but I tried to remember each time I was editing each session or wedding when that 1 or 2 images really jumped out at me; and that is how I chose. So even if you aren’t on this list, please know that I cherish each and every one of you, your family and the moments I captured for you to always remember. 🙂

Here are my top 20 images of 2009:

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I photographed a session yesterday for a friend of mine. Her sons, Lucas and Liam are just adorable and we had so much fun….even if Liam didn’t smile much (I think he knew what we were trying to do, the lil’ bugger! HAHA). But I hope they had as much fun as I did….here are a bunch of my faves from the session:

This sweet little girl is Aria.  She is our friends’ daughter and I also have the pleasure of babysitting this lil’ peanut during the week as well. 😉  On Friday, we decided to take some photos of Aria in her christening gown.  It was so cute as her dress was one great big POOF.  Man, if only every baby was as easy as her…all you had to do was just talk to her and she’d just break out in huge smiles.  EVERY photographer’s dream, I tell ya!  Aria definitely made my job easy that day! lol  Here are a few of my faves:

Holiday Craft Fair in Smithfield, RI this Saturday! Come on by as there will be a TON of businesses selling their services and products! The holidays are right around the corner. Don’t wait until last minute! 🙂

I had the pleasure to meet Angela and Aaron’s twins, Adrianna & Austin. I’ve known Angela for quite some time…as we went to high school together. I haven’t seen her in 12 yrs so it was definitely nice to catch up a bit. 🙂

The lil’ ones definitely kept us busy! This was my first twin session and at 6 wks old, I thought maybe I’d get a few of them sleeping because I had sooooo many ideas in my mind that I wanted to do. But they had other plans for me. 😉 So although I didn’t get to try the ideas I wanted, I think we got some great ones! It was awesome to meet and hold them…man, I love that infant stage.

Angela & Aaron, thanks for putting up with me and not minding too much for getting peed on. 😉 It was worth it, I think! 😀 Here are few of my favorites from their session:

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I had envisioned them on their bellies on the lil’ couch and then Adrianna laying half on Austin.  Yeah, that wasn’t happening. 😛  HAHAHA  Still thought this was cute!

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The other day, I had the priviledge to photograph some products by Ginny Marsella, owner of Ginny’s Tarts & Treats. I’ve known Ginny for a couple of years now, as she is also a PHENOMENAL massage therapist and I’d highly recommend her to anyone who needs one! 😉

I also had the YUMMY experience to sample many of her creations and they are FABULOUS! To be honest, I am not one for white chocolate, but one of my favorites is the white chocolate covered potato chips. They are awesome!! So you see, even if you prefer one chocolate over the other, you have GOT to try both. Ginny’s Candied Apples are to DIE for and there are so many options for those.

I could go on and on about her products but I would definitely recommend contacting Ginny if you ever need a wonderful gift with a personal touch. Think Holidays, Weddings, Showers, Birthdays, Birthday Favors, Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day, Thinking of You, etc etc. The possibilities are endless! Her website is in the works so I will add that once it’s up and running. So for now, if you’d like to contact Ginny, you’re more than welcome to call her at 401-573-2910.

Here are a few of my faves from the product session:

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I call these “Every Pregnant Woman’s Dream”…chocolate covered potato chips!

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Now that it’s November, we may want to try not to think about it…but yes, holidays are right around the corner! *GASP!*  So instead of waiting until it’s too close to Thanksgiving or Christmas where you’re panicking about what to buy that special someone, I’m promoting a “Black Friday” Monthly Sale.  Yes, for the entire month of November! 

This will be a Collaboration Favorites Album. You, as the client, may choose up to 10 portraits from a past photo session (or wedding) in then I, as the photographer, will choose the remaining photos to complete the album.  You will receive a 8×8 photo book album with 20 sides (10 pgs, double-sided) that includes a hard cover on the book with a photo directly on it.  This album would make a BEAUTIFUL gift for parents, grandparents, siblings  or any loved one at the holidays.  But who are we kidding, it’s perfect to display on your mantle or coffee table as well.  For those bridal couples that didn’t choose the option for a parent album, you could use this to surprise them as well! The original cost of these photo books is $150 but up until November 30th, all orders placed before then will receive them at $75 plus RI sales tax.  If you order more than one copy, you’ll receive 10% off the balance!  For those that may have a portrait session from now until the end of November, you are more than welcome to “lock in” this offer by adding it to your session fee. 

So for those that may not have purchased prints from past sessions yet or if you want to get a head start on your holiday shopping, just send me a message to snag this great offer! 🙂

I’ve known Jess and her family for a few years now and I was thrilled when she contacted me a couple of months ago to schedule another family session.  I had the honor to photograph Shaun’s sister’s wedding back in 2007 and then when Jess & Shaun had their first son, Christopher, I was blessed to capture his newborn photos.  So when I heard that Christopher was now a big brother, I was stoked!!  I had a blast at our session and I really enjoyed the lil’ conversation that Mr. CJ and I had about the color of his room. 😉  LOL 

Hope you enjoy the sneak peek so far!

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On Sunday, I had the pleasure of photographing Trish, her husband Dan and their 2 beautiful children, Joey and Abby. We started out at a local park to get some beautiful scenery captured in the photos and then came back to the studio for some more family portraits. We had a ton of fun! Joey was such a trip, so serious and who couldn’t love those cheeks?! And Abby is 3 and was “picture perfect”, would do practically anything you asked for her to do in front of the camera. I love it when children are hams in front of the camera! 😉

Here’s a sneak peek for Trish and her family:

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I was very excited when Doreen from “Delectables By Doreen” contacted me.  She asked me to photograph some of her chocolates, goodies and cakes for her business and I was thrilled because…hey, who doesn’t love to be SURROUNDED by chocolate?!  HAHA, but also, because this was my very first product to photograph.

Delectables by Doreen is a WONDERFUL idea if you don’t know what to get that special someone for a nice “Thank You” gift, Thinking of You gift, anniversaries, birthdays, holidays, baby & bridal showers, wedding gifts, wedding favors for receptions and the list can go on and on!  Why spend a ton of money on little trinkets for favors when you can have a delicious and mouth-watering goodie to savor, right?!

Doreen makes all kinds of beautiful goodies from chocolate truffles, turtles, caramel pyramids, coconut macaroons, little cakes, chocolate bars…man, I could go on forever!  Below is a small sample of what she creates and a few of my favorites from the session. 

If you are interested in contacting Doreen, a website will be coming in the future so for now, you may contact here at delectablesbydoreen@yahoo.com.

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