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If ever there were two people who would surely be amazing parents, it would be Melissa and Matt. We had the great privilege of documenting this wonderful and anticipatory time in their lives last month! It is a bit chilly these days for baring a belly out of doors and they live not too far from us so we took the party to their house. We love incorporating the element of “home” into a shoot like this. Especially knowing it will soon hold a new, tiny family member. Fun fact: Melissa and Matt still have their first stuffed animals, who are snuggled comfortably in the nursery..surely very excited about their new friend. ;)

We had so much fun with them. Melissa and her beautiful belly were a joy to photograph. And Matt deserves an A+ for enthusiasm… he was working it!

 

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Just a few days ago, little baby Grant was born and I’m sure, already profoundly loved! Congratulations Matt and Melissa!!!!

“…..and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart, i carry your heart (i carry it in my heart)” – e.e. cummings

 

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  • March 8, 2011 - 11:58 am

    Lindsey - Teared up a wee bit seeing such a beautiful baby-bearing belly…HA say that 10 times fast :)ReplyCancel

  • March 8, 2011 - 10:30 am

    birch - Thanks guys! @H&K – we can’t wait to meet little Grant…he’s beautiful!! @Jessica – Yes, much thanks to the Lawlors for prettying up our blog!ReplyCancel

  • March 8, 2011 - 7:06 am

    Jessica - These are so special. Thanks to the Lawlors and BirchBlaze for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • March 7, 2011 - 11:53 pm

    Heidi & Kevin - Beautiful, guys!! Can’t wait to see little Grant out of the oven! :)ReplyCancel

During the spring-autumn wedding season most couples are praying for clear weather. We’re happy to say last season we had a perfect record! Of course, with New England winter in full swing, one learns the art of embracing whatcha’ get. And this particular winter has been a force to be reckoned with. Which brings us to Thomas and Denaie :) The day of their engagement session, we were expecting a storm of some kind, though we wouldn’t realize what we were in for until later that day! Everyone was willing and sufficiently bundled (except for Kerry, who forgot his boots) so, we set out for the magical Nestlenook Farm. A beautiful resort, complete with Victorian architecture, ice skating pond, charming, fireplace-equipped warming huts, horse-drawn sleighs and oh yes, reindeer! It’s a happy place.

We, of course, did get our snow. Halfway through our session, it started coming down like crazy! It was beautiful. And Thomas and Denaie, even whilst getting precipitated upon, were enthusiastic and fun and great to be around. Thomas even cleaned our car off for us before we left! We are fond of them and hope they remember the day as happily as we do. Hopefully these photos will bring them good memories for a long time.

 

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  • March 5, 2011 - 12:14 pm

    YaYa - Beautiful!! The snow just made it all look lovely; so different from “sunny” fotos. Something I’m sure they will treasure.ReplyCancel

  • March 2, 2011 - 10:01 am

    Mom & Dad - Beautiful. Can’t believe Thomas wore that hat.ReplyCancel

  • March 2, 2011 - 9:23 am

    Denaie - They’re gorgeous, and bring a tear to my eye. We truly love you guys, and your work. Way to catch how we feel about each other on camera. :’)ReplyCancel

  • March 2, 2011 - 8:58 am

    Heidi & Kevin - So enchanting… and cozy…. Love it. :)ReplyCancel

We’re excited to present our latest offering, which is Jessica and Justin’s chilly but lovely Newburyport, MA engagement session! They were so much fun and laid back and willing to let us have our way with them (photographically speaking). So, we all braved the cold January day and wandered our way through the town to see what we could see. Newburyport is so charming…crackly cobblestone, weathered brick and widow’s walks kind of charming. And full of history. It has much to offer in any season! And of course, the element of a wonderful couple makes things even better. We’re eagerly anticipating their beautiful May wedding. Thanks for being such good sports guys, we had so much fun!

And now, the fruitage of our wanderings….. :)

 

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On the very first day of this year we had the pleasure of capturing the love and emotion of Brian & Kate’s New Year’s Day wedding at the Chase House in Meredith, NH. The Chase House is part of the Common Man family of restaurants and Inns and for atmosphere and wonderful food, you pretty much can’t go wrong with the Common Man. It sits right next to the Mill Falls Marketplace in Meredith, in full view of Lake Winnipesaukee. We had a great time photographing Brian & Kate’s “First Look,” which took us around Mill Falls’ charming New England lake town byways.

Their day was intimate and cozy and full of the love of family and friends. Brian and Kate have a beautiful little girl named Syndey and it was wonderful to see her share their happy day. In fact, as you will see, there was no shortage of adorable kids. We were we more than happy to record their steady stream of cuteness! Congratulations guys….we wish you a forever of happiness!

 

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Little Ze-zeSo I’ve heard about this for a long, long time. Yep, your kids grow up. Fast. I remember taking a road trip with my little girl, Lindsey (or ze-ze, as we used to call her), probably a year or so after this photo to the left was taken. We drove all the way to Arkansas, just her and I. We talked, listened to some great driving music and sang. She would make up her own little songs about all the things she saw along the way. Once, just outside of Nashville, she hid behind one of the seats of our Chevy Astro while I was pumping gas. Nearly gave me a heart attack! Looking back on her childhood, I don’t remember nearly as much as I wish I did…and sometimes I think I should’ve cherished every minute with her just a bit more than I sometimes think I did. But I do know that for as much as I love her now, every single one of those minutes counted.

So my little girl is getting married now. It’s pretty surreal. And it’s all true. You blink your eyes a couple times and your kids grow up. Of course, while it’s happening, you barely notice it. But then, from up ahead a milestone rolls around a bend in the road, mows you over and you realize you’ve been beamed twenty years into the future. And the future is now! My little Ze-ze has turned into a beautiful young woman, and just like when we trekked halfway across the country—a young dad and his 4 year old co-pilot—I still thoroughly enjoy her company, and friendship. She’s got a great head on her shoulders, she’s a pretty well-traveled young lady and she’s thrown-in with a new travel companion who I believe will share her enthusiasm for what lies up around the bend and take good care of her.

What do you do when you’re a photographer and your little girl gets engaged? You capture some of the most meaningful images of your career. Taylor and I spent the day in Boston with Lindsey and her Fiancée, Jalum, happily engaged in their engagement session. I’d like to thank Taylor, who took many of these photos, for helping me capture my first child’s “lift off.” Ze-Ze <ahem> Lindsey, and Jalum’s, big adventure will commence on Saturday, June 18th, 2011

 

 

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  • June 29, 2011 - 5:01 am

    theresa sprague - These pictures are incredible! Both Lindsey and Jalum are truly a joy to know.ReplyCancel

  • February 23, 2011 - 7:46 pm

    Jessica Gatling - OMG!!!! Lindsey, you look so great! You are gonna make such a cute couple!!! I can’t wait to see pics of the wedding!!!!ReplyCancel

  • February 4, 2011 - 5:12 pm

    Andrea - These pictures are absolutely beautiful! I only had the opportunity to hang out with Lindsey at Heidi and Kevin’s wedding, but we had such a blast. Congrats to her on the engagement…judging by the pictures, it looks like they are great together.ReplyCancel

  • February 4, 2011 - 3:57 pm

    Robin - You never cease to amaze me. These are incredible photos capturing yet another moment gone by. Here’s to many more beautiful photos ahead for them!ReplyCancel

  • February 2, 2011 - 11:40 pm

    Marsha - These are amazing photos–as always! But to capture your daughter and her future husband had to be incredible, surreal, emotional, etc. What a wonderful job you did, and I hope you all had so much fun in Boston with your engagement pics. Awesome pics for sure.ReplyCancel

  • February 2, 2011 - 11:30 am

    karen kaeble - Wicked awesome!!
    Congrats Jalum and Lindsey. the best to both of you always :)
    Enjoy the journey and grow old together!!ReplyCancel

  • February 2, 2011 - 7:21 am

    meg - Amazing! I’m speechless!ReplyCancel

  • February 2, 2011 - 12:29 am

    Eric McCallister - Congratulations, and what a wonderful collection of images!ReplyCancel

  • February 1, 2011 - 9:19 pm

    Kelli - Wow! These are great! I can’t believe our little Lindsey is so grown up, and Jalum, welcome to the family, we love you already.Beautiful shots, as always, K & T.ReplyCancel

  • February 1, 2011 - 7:59 pm

    Shanon - Superb pics, as always! I too teared up reading the intro…what a fantastic experience to share with your little girl…and yes, don’t worry, she will always be your little girl! :) And the shot with the pigeons…AMAZING!!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • February 1, 2011 - 11:26 am

    Heidi & Kevin - Woohoo! We were so excited to see these… Loved every single one.. Just can’t say it enough. You have a beautiful daughter, inside and out. (Oh yeah, and Jalum – You’re pretty too.) :)ReplyCancel

  • February 1, 2011 - 10:17 am

    Jalum & Lindsey - The tears were streaming down my cheeks onto the computer as I tried to read. This most definitely tops our list of best things done as a couple. Not only did we get to spend time with people who mean the world to us, but we have amazing images to show for it. Thank you two so much! I can see why people love you two as photographers, you’re fun to work with and your pictures are amazing. Thank you for making it so meaningful.ReplyCancel

  • February 1, 2011 - 10:09 am

    Halli King - All I can say is we will fly you and Taylor ANYWHERE when our girls get married to take their pictures. These were the most beautiful shots guys, job well done!! Kerry, how did you take any w/out tears getting in the way!ReplyCancel

  • February 1, 2011 - 9:59 am

    Jessica - Yes, I had trouble holding back the tears as well. These are absolutley fabulous and the writing is beautiful too. Together you have created something wonderful for “Ze-Ze” to cherish forever. BTW-LOVE the Orpheum sign…what a great idea!ReplyCancel

  • February 1, 2011 - 9:40 am

    Chelsea - You guys really outdid yourselves. My favorite yet- and with one of my best friends. :) And Kerry’s story made me cry…ReplyCancel

  • February 1, 2011 - 9:31 am

    Spring - I LOVE these!!!!! That girl of yours is fantastic and I love her and her beautiful smile! :)ReplyCancel

  • February 1, 2011 - 9:21 am

    robin campbell - Your expression of love for your daughter and joy for her and Jalum brought tears to my eyes. The photos are beautiful. :)ReplyCancel

  • February 1, 2011 - 8:56 am

    Deb - As much as I love your wedding shoots, I must say that this is one of my favorites. Maybe because it’s so much more personal for you guys than most. I had to fight not to tear up reading your intro – something I’m guessing you were unable to do as you wrote it. You have a lot to be proud of! Seriously, I could see some of these photos in a boston magazine…you should look into that. :-)ReplyCancel

  • February 1, 2011 - 5:37 am

    yaya - Awww…so beautiful…and quirky; just what I would expect of you guys and…”them guys”!!!ReplyCancel

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