Kasi + Rob | Holyoke, MA

Kasi and Rob were married on May 26, 2018 at the Delaney House in Holyoke, Massachusetts. 

Their ceremony took place in one of the the venue's beautiful gardens. They had a super fun bridal party, a mix of family and friends from all over the United States.

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Kasi and Rob are both active in the military. They've been stationed in two different places over the years but are now going to be living together. One big happy family! Kasi's children call Rob "dude". They were over the moon to be a part of their union. It really was so sweet to capture their excitement!

Congrats to the both of you and thank you for choosing me to tell your story! I wish you a lifetime of love and happiness!

Vendors:

Venue - The Delaney House
Cake - The Delaney House
Dress - David's Bridal
DJ - AFter Hours Entertainment
Second Photographer - Erin Long

Endress Family Photos

I've known Amy and Greg for the last 4 years. Amy is an incredible artist and photographer and Greg is a scientist. What a combination! They met in college and have built the coolest little family.

They have four very busy kiddos. Their oldest lives in Germany, two of them are competitive swimmers, and one of them is teaching art in Vermont. As soon as Amy knew that everyone would be home together she asked if I could meet them for a photo session at the Quabbin.

I photographed this family 4 years ago and it was so fun seeing the kids all grown up! It was also extra special to have Amy's dad in town for these! 

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Telling Your Story - Newborn Lifestyle Session

Last year, almost to the day, I was capturing all of the love at Christina and Josh's wedding at the Publick House in Sturbridge, Massachusetts.

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Two weeks ago, and just shy of a few days from their first wedding anniversary, I had the pleasure of meeting their 2 week old daughter, Alexandria Rae, for a photo session in their home.

Isn't it amazing how much your life can change in just one year?

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For me, photographing a wedding is my way of telling the story of how two people started their lives together and being able to continue that story with a couple's first baby makes it extra special.

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Christina and Josh, happy anniversary and thank you for having me capture so many big moments in your life! You both come from loving families and I know you are going to be the best parents. Enjoy every minute!

Emma + Mark | Springfield, MA

Emma and Mark have been partners for many years now, and recently they decided that they wanted to be married, but without all of the hubbub of a big wedding. They chose to get eloped at Springfield City Hall in Springfield, MA on May 4, 2018.

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Emma is a knitwear designer, sewer, photographer, and all around creative. She and I met at WEBS where we worked in the multimedia and photo department. Emma has been making a lot of her own clothes this year, and decided to make her own wedding dress as part of the Me Made May event this month.

She said, "I wanted something modern, not a typical wedding dress so I could wear it other times but something classic over trendy." 

I personally think it turned out so lovely and really captured her creative spirit!

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We've had a pretty long winter here in western Massachusetts, and spring really did wait for their wedding day to arrive. EVERYTHING was in bloom! After their very short ceremony by Grace Ceremonies at city hall, we spent an hour at Forest Park taking photos and admiring spring at its best.

Congratulations Emma and Mark! I'm so happy for you! 

Hair by Village on Main

Dress Cardamome by Deer and Doe Patterns

Fabric Cotton + Steel, from their collection designed by Rifle Paper Co

Emma's Engagement ring by Rachel Pfeffer

Tattoo Rings by Charon Art

Style Guide for Spring Minis

When people ask me what to wear to a photo session I always say, "be comfortable and be yourself!" That advice still stands, but if you're looking for a few ideas on how to coordinate your family's look in this particular setting, I've included a couple ideas here for you. 

The mini sessions will be held at a private residence that features a BIG red barn! The barn actually used to be used for dairy cows. It's huge! Now it's owned by an artist and family friend of mine who is generously offering his space for the session. 

There will be a few handmade props made locally by a friend of mine who has done a ton of styling and photography work with me in the past. She's busy making paper flower garlands and knitted flags to hang from the barn and peach trees. Be sure to check out her instagram to see her work, she's an extraordinary crafter!

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Photo by Trace Meek


So if you're wanting to coordinate, choose a color palette and dress your crew around it. This will allow family members to express who they are within a color theme that works together.

Here are a few outfit boards that I put together for inspiration!

These are meant to inspire you if you're looking to coordinate but it is most definitely not required, so don't stress about it! I'm going to capture your happy family, so wear whatever you'd like!

If you haven't signed up yet but would like to come out for some photos, there are only a few spots left. Contact me here to check for availability. 

Happy Spring!

Wrap it up! VIDEO for MY Z WRAPS

In 2017, in her home kitchen, Michelle Zimora took one of her favorite printed fabrics and coated it in a blend of beeswax, jojoba oil and tree resin.  After continual testing, she got the recipe just right.  The result was a reusable, washable Z Wrap, where pretty meets practical, for your lunchbox, leftovers, hostess gifts and more.

Michelle reached out to me looking for video services for her new business venture. Things seemed to be taking off pretty quickly for her and she wanted to have enough content to keep up with the momentum. We met and discussed a number of ideas, ultimately settling on a short series showing food items magically being wrapped in zwraps without hands.

I thought this was a great way to show off how easy these are to use and also how cool the prints are! The videos are short and sweet, perfect for the wide array of social channels Michelle uses.

Do you own a business? Are you interested in expanding your content to meet the needs of various social channels? Check out the rest of my video work and shoot me a message!

Surprise Proposal Photography in Easthampton, Massachusetts

I feel so lucky to have photographed Joshua and Sarah's proposal as a surprise in downtown Easthampton along Nashawannuck pond. The pond sits at the base of Mt. Tom and behind a string of shops and restaurants in the old mill district. 

The best part about this proposal was that neither Joshua nor Sarah knew that I was hired to be there! It took some coordinating but I managed to capture the moment.

Sarah has a love for corgis in bow ties, so her boyfriend Joshua decided to find a "stranger" (friend of his sister) to casually be walking her corgi in a purple bow tie by the pond where they were walking. 

When Sarah saw the corgi up ahead, she immediately started running towards it to see if she could say hello. The corgi, named Nudnick, had a note tied to his collar that said, "Will you marry me?"

After she saw the note, Joshua got on his knee and asked her to marry her and she said yes! 

Christina + Josh | Sturbridge, MA

Christina and Josh were married at the Publick House in Sturbridge, Massachusetts on May 28, 2017. This was a super fun wedding!  Big thanks to Tara Sullivan for all of her hard work as my second shooter.

Venue: Publick House
Dress: Pearl Bridal
Hair: Monica Dos Santos
 

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