Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Lance and Leah: slideshow

Lance called me one morning six months ago, and after our very first converstaion, I knew we would hit it off. We met up in February for a very cold engagement session, and he and Leah were so upbeat, energetic, funny, and in love with each other that I just couldn't wait to document their wedding, which took place two weeks ago on the Cape. The ceremony was in charming Falmouth center, and the reception at the Casino Wharf right on the water. Due to some craziness in my life right now (selling our house with surprising lightning speed among other developments), I am putting their slideshow up late--I am so sorry, L & L! I just adore you two, and the wedding was amazing. Like the two of you, it was classy, fun, and adventurous! I will add more to this post later (with images of course), but for now, check out Lance and Leah's slideshow!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Viola's Afternoon Tea

I can't believe my baby girl, my Little Tiny, turned three last week! For her birthday party, we decided to make use of our new house and it's charming porch and have a Victorian tea party (even though we only just closed and are no where near moving in). It's always nice to have a reason to bust out my collection of vintage hats, costume jewelry that belonged to both of my grandmothers, and my many tea cups and saucers. The kids were unbelievably cute sipping gingerbread cookie tea (love those Teavana teas!) and nibbling their heart and star-shaped peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Viola was beside herself with excitement that her party finally arrived. When guests started arriving, she said to me very seriously, "Mommy, I'm three now. I'm not two anymore." It was kind of a question. And even though her actual birthday was still four days away, I told her that yes, she was finally three, an achievement she continues announce to everyone she sees. Thanks to Viola's little friends for coming to her tea party, and for making her birthday so special. Oh, and do take a look at the darling photos!

Viola is actually quite a little tea enthusiast.

Maeve slept through the tea in her Auntie Julia's and cousin Rylan's arms.

The cake: the moment she had been waiting months for!

A card made by big cousin Tori (that's some serious RED hair :)

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Laura and Mike: engagement

Laura and Mike are the sweetest, cutest, loveliest couple. I met up with them a couple weeks ago at Wellesley College for their engagement session. Laura was right, what an extraordinarily beautiful campus! I was SUPER excited to shoot Laura and Mike; when I first met with them, I learned that they met way back in high school, when they both played in the string section of a state-wide orchestra (he played the cello, she the viola). Ah, such exquisite (and SEXY) instruments--so of course, I was ALL about shooting them with their instruments!!!! And being such a sweet pair, they totally humored me and busted out their now not oft-used instruments for our shoot. And what's more, they humored me even further by agreeing to play! Yep, I got my own private concert (I love my job). Wellesley has some gorgeous old architecture, and I put them in this lovely vine-covered stone balcony; it was SO Romeo & Juliet!

Awww, he did this with no prompting. Love it.

I love the blue of Laura's bling and the curve of the wood...

Mike has his own bling--his MIT ring.

I spotted this window right away. But it was really high up, and we had nothing to stand on...But I couldn't let it go--so we modeled the instruments there instead (here Mike and Laura are inside holding their instruments above their heads--and I'm down below praying they don't fall).

I even got them to show off some of their dance moves. Did I mention I love this couple?

Our New (old) House!

We closed on our new home a couple weeks ago, but I am so busy that I have yet to blog this important event! Below are a couple photos from closing day...The sellers, who raised their kids there and are now retiring in Florida, were really kind; the wife wept upon turning over the key, wishing us many happy memories there. How nice to know the house was loved. As you can see, it's kind of old (110 years old in fact), and it will need some updates. Luckily, we learned a lot from the many projects and updates we made to our current home. We're so exicited for our move to lovely Lynnfield! You can see more photos of our new house here.

In the meantime, if you know anyone looking for a great house with a zillion updates in an accessible location (at the 93/95 interchange), we are selling one! Go here for some pics of our house here in Woburn.

Here is our wonderful realtor Raym with our girls.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Caitlin and Eric: slideshow

Caitlin and Eric were married in Durham, New Hampshire a little over a week ago. It was lovely in every way, and here is the slideshow to attest to that! Caitlin and Eric, I hope your honeymoon was perfect. Enjoy this first glimpse of your photos!

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Katie and Kevin: wedding

Katie and Kevin were married at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland in early May. Kevin is in the Navy, and he and Katie met soon before he was deployed to Iraq, but their connection was so strong that it survived the distance and separation, and their love story picked right up when he returned. It is apparent from spending just minutes with them that they are meant for each other. They are very faithful, and had a beautiful, very solemn and touching ceremony in the Academy's grand chapel. I loved the military details included in the day: the groom and his groomsmen in uniform, the sword arch the newlyweds left the church through, the cutting of the cake with Kevin's shiny sword--all of these were firsts for me! Congrats to the newlyweds, and I wish you all the best as you settle into your new home in North Carolina.

Katie's eyes are electric blue. Wow.

I think this is my favorite...

Of course I had to get the stars and stripes in there.