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Karlsruhe, Germany :: Sabrina & Ruben

The pretzel. The beer. The wedding. The dancing. The castles.
I do a lot of traveling for this wonderful job of mine, but what may have been the best location this summer was Germany. You may remember Sabrina & Ruben from last year when we did an engagement session here in Massachusetts while they were studying abroad. I’ve never known a couple so full of JOY and laughter and it was such an amazing weekend hanging out with these two lovebirds. One look at their families and I could see just where they get their zeal for life.
This wedding was the church wedding (in Germany you have two: State and Church) and the afterparty was not to be missed. We heard speeches, saw skits, heard songs and watched home movies until the dancing started around midnight. I called it a night (thanks to jetlag) around 3a.m. but the dance floor was still going strong.
At one point, someone asked me, “Is this what American weddings are like?”
“Not exactly. We’d all go home around nine or ten.”
“In the morning??”
“No…at night.”
“The next night?”
“No…the same one.”
I’ll forever be grateful for the hospitality, liveliness, patience and amazing ability that all Germans have to know more lyrics to Backstreet Boys than I do. DSC_1185 DSC_1186 DSC_1191 DSC_1200 DSC_1209 DSC_1213 DSC_1232 DSC_1234 DSC_1235 DSC_1254 DSC_1258 DSC_1270 DSC_1286 DSC_1291 DSC_1300 DSC_1358 DSC_1415 DSC_1480 DSC_1526 DSC_1573 DSC_1615 DSC_1744 DSC_1766 DSC_1770 DSC_1819 DSC_1876 DSC_1899 DSC_1918 DSC_1946 DSC_1961 DSC_1987 DSC_2028 DSC_2048 DSC_2084 DSC_2132 DSC_2158 DSC_2183 DSC_2220 DSC_2239 DSC_2303 DSC_2343 DSC_2375 DSC_2380 DSC_2418 DSC_2435 DSC_2447 DSC_2532 DSC_2549 DSC_2603 DSC_2617 DSC_2771 DSC_2804 DSC_2847 DSC_2946 DSC_2976 DSC_3000 DSC_3020 DSC_3030 DSC_3042 DSC_3052 DSC_3118 DSC_3149 DSC_3169 DSC_3212 DSC_3290 DSC_3319 DSC_3330 DSC_3334 DSC_3352 DSC_3403 DSC_3435 DSC_3493 DSC_3505 DSC_3512 DSC_3525 DSC_3561 DSC_3649 DSC_3754 DSC_3765 DSC_3775 DSC_3792 DSC_3893 DSC_3942 DSC_3946 DSC_3976 DSC_3998 DSC_4062 DSC_4129 DSC_4143 DSC_4165 DSC_4189 DSC_4225 DSC_4269 DSC_4278 DSC_4314

Reedly, CA :: The Foddrill Family

There is something so sacred about a family’s first week together. My sister was Due on October 19th, so I flew to California to be there for the birth of my second niece 6 days early. Of course, this little babe couldn’t wait to meet us, so 30 minutes before my plane landed at LAX, she was born. I heard her crying over the phone while we waited for an open gate and I started to weep on the plane like a big dumb idiot, but I didn’t care because Miss Constance Grace was only a few hours of travel away from my arms.
We spent the rest of the week recovering and it was something tiring but sweet. My first niece, Emma Jaine, JUST turned three and she was ALL ABOUT being a big sister. I loved how eager she was to hold that little sister of hers and she was so proud as she announced every day that we were going to teach Constance to walk.
There was some explaining on our part that Constance wasn’t all about walking her first week. But when she’s big enough, Emma will be ready and willing to show her the ins and outs of it all.
My sister is one of the bravest women I know and she took labor like a champ and, though exhausted and sore for days after, made it a point to still pull Emma up on to her lap and sing her to sleep at night. My brother-in-law Rick still would chase Emma around and make meals and I’m so thankful for the father he is to these (two!) little gems.
Here are a few of my favorites from six days of cuddly, exciting, exhausting family time with four of my favorites.
Welcome to the world, Constance Grace. It’s a crazy place but we’re here to party.
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Ipswich, MA :: Sam & McCall

There is joy in the hearts of these two lovebirds.
Sam & McCall have an international love story and now a few years into marriage, they have moved to the North Shore to study and to rest. We ventured out to Appleton Farms to capture some of the fall colors and it was just about as fun as it looks. They can often be spotted taking long walks at dusk, so this shoot was in their element as we wandered through woods and fields.  I’m so grateful for two people who love so fully, flirt so unabashedly and laugh so whole-heartedly. Here’s to fall, farms and friendship.

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Rowley, MA :: Nathaniel & Audrey

These two dear friends are a delight. We met a few months before they left the area, but on a visit back here for graduation, we escaped the chaos and went out into the beautiful New England flats to take a few photos. Still pretty new to marriage, these two are a constant picture to me of relentless love, honesty and grace. DSC_0086-2 DSC_0105 DSC_0110 DSC_0143 DSC_0174-2 DSC_0189 DSC_0254 DSC_0291 DSC_0096-2 DSC_0119 DSC_0139 DSC_0151-2 DSC_0221

Beverly, MA :: Nathan & Sarah // Newlyweds Shoot

Rain fell on the morning Nathan & Sarah said “I do.”
And it fell all day and into the evening, as well. It was a romantic, albeit wet, afternoon in which they gathered with dear friends and family under a big white tent and exchanged vows. 7 days later, they came home from their trip to Mexico for their honeymoon and the weather was on our side for a little Newlyweds Shoot. Sarah put on the dress and Nathan wore his suit and we went to snap a few images back at the (incredible) venue.

I can’t wait to share the whole BIG day soon, but for now, here are the images of a stunning, one-week-old marriage. I hope you love it as much as I do.

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Haverhill, MA :: Adam & Polly

Adam & Polly’s wedding day was something out of a fairytale. No really. A castle was involved.
From the little details to the BIG moments and everywhere in between, I loved photographing this wedding. Adam’s sense of humor and Polly’s Brazilian zeal for life made this day one to remember.
This day was a long time in the making and I’ve been privileged to be there from the second she said, “Yes” to the moment that they said, “I do.” What a journey it’s been!
Many Mazels to Mr. & Mrs. Woods!

 

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Topsfield, MA :: Anna & David

Words cannot express the power of the friendship that exists in these photos. Couples that I encounter are joyful and are in love, to be sure, but the absolute delight that these two find in one another is contagious. Something about how David looks at Anna and she cracks that dimpled smile and the sky turns to dusk and the trails we follow lead us until we’re lost. Something about how we laughed and walked and shared in the joy of one last adventure before they crossed the ocean. Something about how summer is fading into Fall and these two are on another continent makes me full.

Here’s to love, one year of marriage, and the fact that these two gems don’t just exist–they radiate.

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Manchester By-The-Sea, MA :: Josh & Tara (Are Expecting!)

These two are expecting their first little girl just about any minute now, and so I figured I’d share photos with you from our Maternity Session not long ago. Tara and Josh have become some of my dearest friends and I’m so thankful to know them well enough to capture who they are. Ever-loving, playful and always laughing, I know that they are going to be phenomenal parents to this sweet little lady.

Josh and Tara, ladies and gents.

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Hamilton, MA :: The May Family

Amanda and Colby have been raising boys that pay attention.
A few months ago, I was watching Carter and Coen for the afternoon and we started talking about love.
“Do you think your mom loves your dad?” I asked.
“Yeah.” said Coen, “You can see it in the corner of her eyes.”
Flawless.
These friends have become a part of my world in big ways the past 10 months. When I wrote a post about the women that I surround myself with, Amanda showed up at my door and walked down the hallway with me, holding my hand. We sat together and felt the weight of her family moving and we laughed and we cried. It had been the elephant in the room for weeks, and when we finally got to talking about the fact that she and her man and her two little men were heading back home to Texas, I started to get excited about this shoot. We ran around in the middle of meticulously packing their apartment and carved out an hour to take some photos at the place where the boys had grown up tall and smart and strong.
This family is a joy and when they rolled out to the Lone Star State, it took us a few weeks to recover. Good thing I got to spend time putting these pictures together and I’m so happy for how they capture the way this family really is. Boys full of silliness. Parents full of love.
A family that lives hard and plays harder.

I just love them.

Even in the corner of my eyes.

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Michigan City, IN :: Bryan & Rebecca

Bryan and Rebecca are two of a kind. They are armed with quirky senses of humor, endless wonder and effortless laughter (not to mention some bright minds.) This man loves this woman so much that when she walked down the aisle we were all moved by his display of emotion. Lovers of Jesus, family and friends, they gathered together with loved ones under the trees and exchanged vows.
Congratulations to the happy couple; you two are priceless. Especially on the dance floor.

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