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As many of you know, the last 9 months have been…eventful, to say the least.  Back in February, we found out that we were expecting our 3rd child and we all were completely ecstatic!  I don’t know who was more excited, us as parents or the boys to have a sibling soon.

Here’s a quick recap of the last 9 months:  Approximately 6 wks into the pregnancy, I started to miscarry.  It’s something a woman never hopes to experience but always has that fear that it may happen.  I was devastated on the inside but tried so hard to be hopeful and positive on the outside.  They say things always happen for a reason and while I know that’s true, I hate those clichés.  It was at my follow-up ultrasound appointment at my OB’s office (you know, the one that makes sure everything is cleared out and they can tell you when you can start trying again), that I found out that there was a heartbeat.  I had just come to terms that there was no baby so you can imagine the shock when the little peanut survived.  So while I did miscarry, they said it may have been a twin.  Thinking back on it, it’s sad to think that maybe there could have been another blessing with Tyler but we are so blessed and so thankful that he survived.

Now, at the 18 wk ultrasound, we had another scare.  There were a few “red flags” that pointed towards him having Downs Syndrome.  But luckily, we decided to have an amniocentesis done and weeks later, it was confirmed that he was healthy.  After what we dealt with for the first half of the pregnancy, you can imagine our relief when we heard that!  Obviously, we would have loved him no matter what but to know that he was healthy and wouldn’t have that challenge to face was comforting.  The only thing that lil’ Tyler will face and conquer is clubbed feet (which, for those of you who aren’t familiar with, is the feet are turned in…or out in some cases) and will have to have casting and possibly a brace after that.  If that’s his only challenge in life…all I have to say is “Bring It On”.  We’ll take it.  And I have to say, his feet actually aren’t as bad as the ultrasound tech thought.  And it may sound bad, but I adore his feet.  I kiss them every chance I get. 🙂

So….the due date was supposed to be October 24th and while I was late with our first two sons, I wasn’t expecting any differently…although I did hope every day that I would go early.  Another prayer was answered on October 7th.  😉  I arrived at Women & Infants at approximately 2:30 in the afternoon and Tyler Jack was welcomed into the world at 5:11pm.  He weighed 6 lbs and was 19 inches long.  He was absolutely perfect.

It’s absolutely amazing how one baby can change your life, for the better…if that’s even possible.  I could not imagine our lives now without lil’ Tyler.  Justin and Zachary have been wonderful and such loving big brothers.  They are the proudest I have ever seen.  While I cannot wait to see Tyler run around and play with his older brothers when he gets bigger, I want him to stay this size for as long as possible.  The long hours during the night, all the feedings and crying, are so worth it and you cherish it even more when you see how quickly they grow.

It’s hard not to hold Tyler all day long, to watch him sleep and to look at him, telling him stories when he’s awake and he just looks back at you with wide, wondering eyes.  It completely melts my heart and makes me realize how much I love my three boys more and more every day.

Tyler Jack, welcome to the world.  You truly are a fighter. 

You are:

A Miracle of Life.

A Miracle of Love. .

The Miracle of You.

We love you!

AND of course, one of all three boys.  Future partners in crime and 3 Muskateers! 😉

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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:

It’s BABY FEVER!  I swear, I’ve photographed more maternity sessions this past month than I have all year long and I am loving it!  This beautiful Momma-to-be is due on Oct 16th and what they are having…is a surprise!  I cannot wait to find out if they have a boy or girl!  When I met Melissa and Cliff, it was great to hear that she wanted to be a little more artistic as she has a great interest of photography and was just soaking it all in (Melissa, I was serious when I said I’d be happy to help you learn your DSLR camera). 😉

It’s a small world, as we found out that one of Justin’s classmates from last year (now they are in different class but still same grade, obviously), is the nephew of Melissa.  We adore her nephew and Justin speaks very highly of him! 🙂

Melissa & Cliff were great sports, letting me try a few new ideas, lighting techniques, having them up & down on the floor, etc etc.  So THANK YOU for putting up with my craziness. 🙂  Here are a few of my favorites from your session.  Enjoy!

 

On Sunday, I had the pleasure of meeting Erin, David and Michelle.  Erin attended my son’s Auction Gala event back in May, where she placed a bid and won a family portrait from me.  So needless to say, when she contacted me to schedule the session, I was very excited to meet her!  Even moreso, when I heard that her step-daughter, Michelle, was visiting from Germany. 

Michelle was the sweetest girl, so polite and quiet but you could definitely tell there was a cute, playful side to her.  And how adorable is her dress?!  Love it! 

Erin, it was great to finally meet you and your beautiful family!  Here is a quick peek at a couple of my favorites from the session.   Enjoy!

Every once in a while, you get that reeeeeeeeeally fun client.  Us photographers know what I mean…the one that says, “Let’s try something different.  I don’t want the every day type of photos…I’m open to anything!”  When I hear that, I swear it’s like a warm fuzzy feeling. lol  While at the session, I do still try to get a few “traditional” portraits since it’s nice to have a wide variety but it’s even more fun to try new things.

I had the pleasure of photographing Chrissie and Dan today, along with their adorable dog, Winnie.  They are expecting their first child, a boy, at the beginning of November!  We had such a BEAUTIFUL day outside…it was picture perfect.  You all know me…I have a very difficult time narrowing down my favorites for a sneak peek.  I really need to try to do less, but honestly, what’s the fun in holding back?! 😛  There’s more to see from the session for Chrissie and Dan, but these are my faves….ENJOY!

Today, I met the most adorable lil’ man…his name is Micah.  I had the honor of photographing Colleen & Chris’s wedding back in 2007 (my gosh, does time fly!!) and I have to say, their wedding I’ll never forget.  Colleen had the most AMAZING red….yes, I said RED (as in completely red bridal gown with crystals all over it).  Talk about breath-taking!

Anyways, onto the lil’ guy….I got such a kick outta Micah.  He slept almost the entire time but as much as I tried to “mold” him into some great positions, he wanted NO part of it. lol  But he was very cooperative…sleepy and he LOVED being on his side.  It was wonderful to see Colleen & Chris again.  Parenthood looks great on them! 😉

Here’s a sneak peek for you, Colleen & Chris!  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!!!

I met a fabulous family at today’s session….I swear, us photogs have the best job in the world! Meet Sharon, Kevin and their lil’ man, Jack (how I love that name…).

Jack was happy as could be, although at times, he did look at me like he was thinking “Who is this crazy lady??” 😉 haha I seriously could not get enough of lil’ Jack as he was a joy to photograph and I loved hearing the “stories” he was trying to tell. We even got lucky and got some quick sleeping photos at the end of the session.

Sharon, here are a few photos of your session for your friends and family. Enjoy!!