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Seattle Family Photos – Bennett at 18 Months

As a family photographer, I get a lot of questions from clients about where their photo shoots should take place. While a super-picturesque location can provide an amazing backdrop, sometimes the best place for photos can be found while simply strolling around your own neighborhood. For Bennett’s 18 month and fall family photos, we stuck close to home, walking around Seattle’s Capitol Hill, and ended up in his very own living room. The results are fantastic! Happy 18 months, Bennett. You are a lover of leaves and apples, books and blocks, and your “surprise” face is absolutely adorable!













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Wedding: Matt and Maria at The Henderson House, Weston

Matt and Maria’s gorgeous vintage-inspired wedding was such a glamorous affair! The Henderson House was the perfect venue for such a romantic, whimsical evening. These two paid attention to every detail and the mansion in turn oozed charm and glowed with warmth. I absolutely adored their literary theme! Both Matt and Maria wrote their own, unique vows, and it was so touching to hear them speak their chosen words to each other. Take a look at this beautiful couple and their fabulous day!


Venue: The Henderson House, Weston, MA

Flowers: Lyndsey Loring Design

Cake: Konditor Meister

DJ: Ken Drew

Videographer: Boston Pixel

Dress: Casablanca Bridal

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The Nephew on his First Birthday!

Last month we took a trip to DC for our nephew’s first birthday! How time flies … poor Owain wasn’t feeling very well so we didn’t take too many photos, but he still got to enjoy his carrot cake muffin with cream cheese frosting (as did I!)!

Happy big ONE, little guy. Whether you’ve got pants on your head, food on your face, or you’re splashing it up at the pool, you are 100% pure unadulterated adorableness. It’s been so fun to follow you through this first year.

See Owain grow up: mama’s maternity shoot @ 21 weeksmama’s maternity shoot @ 35 weeks4 weeks old4 months old6 months old

We love you!

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Jude at 3 Months Old

DC fun continued with a visit to baby Jude, a darling three-month-old who charmed the pants off me! What a guy! He was sweet and gurgly and happy and not opposed to many outfit changes. His loving parents were such a good team together, I was impressed. This family has a lot of love and I felt so lucky to be there to share the afternoon with them. Without further ado, bring on the cuteness!

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A Writer’s Haven: Grub Street, Boston

You may not be able to tell from this here blog, but I was an English major with a Creative Writing concentration in college and finished a 200-page collection of six intertwined short stories as my thesis! It’s pretty funny to read over that effort now, but it did win an award at the time, so I guess it’s okay …

So, with my writing background, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Grub Street, Boston’s premiere writing center, and the U.S.’s second largest writing center. Grub just moved into fancy new digs on Boylston Street downtown (right next to their old digs, actually), so they wanted documentation of the lovely new space, classes taking place there, and their Friday night shindig to celebrate the move, “Grub Goes Up!”

First, there are loads of cool colors and groovy furniture in the new office:

Windows overlook the Boston Common, and classrooms open both onto a central hallway, and each other!

The new office is at 162 Boylston Street, the awesome Steinway piano building, Steinert Hall. Gorgeous! Period details and charm galore.

I spent an afternoon photographing classes and workshops in progress at Grub, and man, do I want to go back to writing now! The courses are so intriguing and wonderful – the tidbits I got to overhear were fascinating.

The “Grub Goes Up” party was such a fun evening! The whole space was decorated in springy white and green with some daffodils sprinkled in here and there, too:

There was a Word Game room for those inclined to play the likes of Bananagrams, Boggle, etc…:

A very special orangey-red typewriter was unveiled as part of the ceremonies – isn’t it gorgeous?

Speeches were spoken, Grub jello shots were shot, and celebrity author bartenders, including Anita Shreve, Richard Russo, Sue Miller, Mameve Medwed, Margot Livesey,  Ann Hood, Hank Phillippi Ryan, Mako Yoshikawa, Brunonia Barry, Daphne Kalotay, Ladette Randolph, Pagan Kennedy, and Jennifer Haigh were there, serving up Poe’s Punch! What a scene!

It was an English major’s dream. To top it all off, the Boston Typewriter Orchestra played a rousing set. These guys are amazing!

Thank you to the wonderful staff at Grub Street (and aren’t they all so cute?) for a fantastic evening.

I will see you all again soon – when I take a workshop!

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Holidays at Home: Three Sisters

I just enjoyed almost two full weeks at home in Los Angeles with my family and it was glorious! I took a lot of photos, of the fam, friends, and other fun activities, including these three gorgeous sisters:

Aren’t they scrumptious? Their mother used to babysit me when I was small, and I wish I lived close enough to babysit them! They stayed over for New Year’s at our house and it was so much fun.

Winter in Cali looks a bit different from the usual Boston fare, doesn’t it?

We played, we read, we told stories about when we were little, and we thoroughly enjoyed having these smart cookies stay with us. I hope we see you all again soon!

Happy new year, three sisters. Much love from me, the eldest of three sisters, myself!


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Last January I met twins F. and C. (they were four months old at the time) and a few weeks ago, I got to see them again! Now just over a year old, F. and C. are totally different little girls than the babies I met last winter, though no less charming.

These twins are obviously fraternal and so different from each other, but they have that amazing twin closeness that is wonderful to see in action; they act and react in unison and share a secret language, climb around and laugh and play together …

We tried to put these adorable animal hats on the girls, but only C. tolerated her furry friend (F. hated hers and hid and cried!). Then we moved to crib playtime; the girls used to share one crib, but have since moved to two. They still like horsing around together in one, though:

It was a lovely day (incredibly warm for November), so we ventured outside for a family shot. Hello, holiday card!

I love repeat clients, especially when there are lovely kiddos involved – it is so much fun to see them grow! I hope to see you again soon, F. and C. and family!

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