Sunday, June 22, 2008

Strawberry Festival

Our good friends the Klocks are visiting from Arizona this week, and Viola is so excited to have her friends Brendan and Baby Kirsten here every morning when she wakes up. Yesterday we went strawberry picking at Verrill Farm in Concord. It was mid-day and the high direct sun made photos tricky, but how could I resist capturing some of our little cuties with strawberry-stained cheeks?!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Libby and Shaun

Tulips were popping up everywhere when I met up with Libby and Shaun in the Public Gardens for their engagement shoot. Libby and Shaun were adorable; they were both a little shy at first, but that lead to laughter, and for me there is nothing better. Toward the end of our shoot, Shaun swept Libby up into his arms...something I later learned she had requested, but until that moment, he had refused. Way to make your lady happy, Shaun. You two are so sweet and adorably affectionate; it is obvious you are smitten with each other, and I can't wait for your Cape wedding this fall!

Monday, June 09, 2008

Happy Birthday Viola

Happy birthday to our sweet, giggling, busy, imaginative and beautiful little girl! You are the love of your mom and dad's lives, sweet Viola, and we wish you a very happy second birthday! I can't believe my Little Tiny is two years old!

Viola's Garden Fairy Party

Despite the change in location due to the threat of thunder showers (which never came) and oppressive heat, Viola's forest fairy party turned garden fairy party was magical! We decided to "simplify" and just do a kids party this year, and with an amazing 100% turn-out, still had a grand affair. All the kids had fairy names, many wore fairy attire, and we had crafts, a fairy flower hunt, and a big kiddie pool that turned out to be quite an attraction. Viola was a little overwhelmed at first to have all of her worlds colliding (playgroup friends, storytime playgroup friends, and cousins all in one place), but as the day wore on, she was in heaven. Her favorite event of the day was definitely the cake. She couldn't believe everyone was singing happy birthday to her, and she was utterly delighted--and even more so when she received her own huge piece.

Our little marigold fairy had the most enchanting afternoon, and she wants to thank all of the fluttery fairies, giggling elves, and bouncing baby sprites for attending her garden party!

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Erin and Marissa

The warmth and joy that surrounded Erin and Marissa on their spring wedding day was so touching, and I was honored to be there beside them throughout the day. They got ready together at their home, and there was much caustic wit (Marissa) and laughter (Erin), and despite a time crunch, lots of fun and minimal stress. Emotions ran high as Erin and Marissa exchanged vows on the sweeping grand staircase of the James Curley House in Jamaica Plain. The charming historic mansion overlooks Jamaica Pond, and Erin, Marissa, and their mothers created such elegance out of the decor--every touch complimented the house beautifully. The rooms were peppered with pale and deep pink calla lilies (arranged by the moms--as were the bouquets, lovely!) that complimented their gowns perfectly. The devotion Erin and Marissa have for each other was apparent throughout their day, and I tried to capture their playfulness, their laughter, and of course, their tenderness.

They had matching shoes--in silver and gold...too fabulous.

Erin beamed at Marissa all day...I love how this captures her adoration.

There were some hair setbacks, so without missing a beat, Marissa calmly improvised--holding the mirror with her feet so she could multi-task by applying makeup while her stylist worked on her hair. Impressive!

These girls were spot on with their color coordination--their dresses, the calla lilies, the gorgeous invitations (gotta love Papersource petal enclosures!)....

Even the magnolia trees worked with their color scheme, so despite the challenge of rain and squishy heal-sinking ground, they didn't even have to leave the one paved walk-way for me to score some nice flowery shots.

Erin and Marissa, as a long-time supporter of Marriage Equality, your wedding was especially significant to me. You were encirled by so much love and support, something every couple deserves. Congratulations--I wish you so much happiness!