Emily and Chris - From the Ground Up

Posted Jun 21, 2022

Capturing the wedding of a past client is always bittersweet, but it's something a bit extra when it's a former High School senior. I have worked with Emily a couple of times as the years have gone on and it has been wonderful to see her world unfold.This weekend it was an honor to stand in a church full of love as Emily and...

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Kevin and Stevie - Forever...And Then Some

Posted Jun 16, 2022

With the rain and heat waves alternating throughout New England for so much of spring, this stunning couple scored a magnificent day. Their wedding day was beautifully crafted with love and the bittersweet extra care and special touches that only their amazing moms could provide.Kevin and Stevie embraced their love of nature, and priority of family, with a series of family photos before their...

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Suzanne & Jack - Perfection

Posted May 26, 2022

Perfection is a really big word. But these two deserve it! A chance meeting. A shared birthday. A simple, yet oh so magical proposal under the rose bush on an ordinary weekend. Some may dream of vast things, but these two know how to put grand gestures into every small detail. And this...is what real life is all about. A banquet table dripping in...

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Everyone is Here Now! Alli and Paul, Sneak Peak

Posted Oct 10, 2021

If any relationship was purely built to last the joys of wedding planning multiple times due to Covid...it's Allie and Pauls. They have pulled off two spectacular days just about a year apart with huge smiles and hearts full of gratitude. I could not have been happier to have been a part of both of their big days. Day one...2020 was a lovely church...

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10 Things Brides Regret

Posted Jul 23, 2021

As a wedding photographer I used to always think I had seen "it all"...the truth is I just never will. My job is full of joys and romance, but sometimes the hard parts are really showcased for me. In the best of cases I can walk a client through the hard parts, but sometimes it's too late. To help anyone navigate some common wedding...

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Throwback: A Micro-Wedding....Before the Trend

Posted Jul 19, 2021

2020...2020 forced some Micro-Weddings on us. But the beauty of a Micro-Wedding is that it can be so powerful and meaningful. Funds are spent where they matter to a couple. Guest lists are kept drama free.I had a Micro-Wedding myself. No word for it at the time...but we did it all the same. I will share soon. But the thing is we didn't feel...

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Full Family! Fall Sneak Peek

Posted Nov 19, 2020

I was so excited this fall when an old high school friend and I were able to reconnect.  Okay, not actually old.  We cannot actually be old!  Nikky reached out looking for family photos with her wife and extended family.  It was such a heartwarming session in these crazy times.  I can't wait to wrap up production on these images!Enjoy!Laurelle ...

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Marisa and Peter Sneak Peek...and Sophie too!

Posted Nov 06, 2020

When making a list of what we miss about our "old normal" lives my husband and I constantly list Marisa and Peter and our weekly dance classes with them. It's hard to believe we took our first ballroom class with them 8 years ago this month. We were absolute babies! Marisa and Peter saw us through with private classes for our wedding dance as...

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Correia Family Sneak Peek

Posted Oct 30, 2020

What a lovely fall weekend afternoon with such a lovely family. The Grist Mill in Sudbury MA was brimming with people last weekend but we did manage to slip away into quieter parts.The Correia's are truly some of the kindest people I have had the privalage to get to know. Amy and Dave's kindness truly shines through in both girls even in two unique...

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Marry Me Twice?

Posted Oct 02, 2020

Covid...it has taken a lot! These days it's so nice to focus on what it has given. I cannot express how much I love how Alli and Paul have embraced this season for the best. They held onto a wedding date with altered plans...they also have held onto their original plans with intentions to honor them next year. These two love birds are all...

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When Paths Cross

Posted Sep 14, 2020

Kathryn and Denis grew up in the same town never knowing the love of their lives was so close. Different schools limited their opportunity to meet as they grew up. A chance meeting in adulthood brought them together and they never looked back. A weekend sail viewing picturesque lighthouses on a boat ride just for two led to Denis on one knee and Kathryn...

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Love Languages

Posted Aug 21, 2020

Love languages...have you read up on them? Well one of the rules is that you are not supposed to assign one to someone else, even your special someone. It can be fun to figure out what yours is though! With Robert and Flavio I have some guesses, but I do suppose I wont offer up any spoilers! What I will say...oh my do they...

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I Love You Because...

Posted Aug 12, 2020

"I love you because you are tall...and you have a beard" These are words that stand out in the beautifully crafted vows Dennis read to Josh on their wedding day. I assure you that the collection of sentiments shared between these two contained far deeper meaning and commitment. Promises of future children and the love they will bring. Promises of longevity. All of these...

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Creating Great Vacation Photos

Posted Mar 28, 2020

We can all travel and take a few snapshots, but what if you want to come home with artwork that stands the test of time? Here are my tips and tricks to capture images that will find a home among your walls and photo albums. Travel photography is a very deliberate art, so don’t forget to plan ahead of time. Make the Time: Scheduling...

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Support and Vendor Resources - Rescheduling Your Wedding

Posted Mar 20, 2020

As wedding vendors we spend each day looking to create or capture fairy-tale love stories for our clients. These stories come in all forms and sizes –each wedding day is unique and that is what makes it so special. In this current health crisis we see so many brides who do not feel they are on a fairy-tale path right now. Our hearts are...

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Wedding Support and Open Dates, Summer and Fall 2020

Posted Mar 18, 2020

My heart goes out to any bride facing difficult choices amidst our current health crisis. This year I have significantly held back my wedding bookings as we are expecting a little girl in just two short months. At this time I am compelled to open more dates in an effort to help those who are struggling at this time. Please see our current available...

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Easter Sessions for 2020

Posted Mar 17, 2020

We were honored to squeeze in one last Saint Patrick's Day / Easter session this morning, but we are saddened it will be our last for some time. This is one of our favorite times of year, but we will be honoring Covid-19 safety precautions. We hope that all of our clients and their families are remaining safe at this time. We hope to...

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Your Vow Renewal Questions Answered

Posted Mar 10, 2020

My honey and I had the honor of privately renewing our vows this past weekend. A lot of people come to me wondering why they may consider renewing their vows and/ or why photography coverage is a good idea. A lot of ladies also seem to wonder how to get their husbands to do this with them or how big of an event it...

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A Knack for Color

Posted Mar 07, 2020

Last week I had the privalage of spending a beautiful afternoon with the lovely Eva as she prepares to launch her social media and website for her new Boston area business. We will be sure to keep you in the loop as her adventure into entrepreneurship takes off! I am excited to share more of this branding session with you on our social channels...

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Just for Two - Sneak Peek

Posted Mar 07, 2020

"You were so patient and gracious with us. Thank you so much for that"Have I mentioned lately how much I love getting sweet love notes from clients? There is really nothing like it. Each set of vows I witness inspires me. Each love story is amazing. Each couple has something wonderful to offer.Yesterday was a quiet day just for two. Vows exchanged in privacy...

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5 Ways to Prepare to Meet With Your Wedding Officiant

Posted Feb 21, 2020

Be Ready to Share Your Stories Your officiant should get to know you well so that he or she is able to make your ceremony uniquely yours. Be ready to share the stories of how you met, how you were engaged, who you are as individuals and what you look forward to as a married couple. I often ask my couples to share...

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The Ladies Guide to Environmental Headshots and Branding Images

Posted Feb 17, 2020

1. Areas for Photos If possible select multiple "vignettes" or areas of your space to be photographed in. This helps provide variety both in our posing options and in the use of your final selections. If you wish to have photos showcasing a large area around you - make sure that area is presentable. 2. Keep it Clutter-Free Our initial setup should ideally be...

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The Journey...Planning a Destination Wedding

Posted Feb 09, 2020

The Journey...Planning a Destination Wedding My husband and I planned a destination wedding to Puerto Rico. We had absolutely no idea what we were doing. All we really knew was that we wanted a very intimate and private ceremony with only those closest to us present. This is what we learned along the way; It's not going to be perfect, but it's going to...

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New Boudoir Dates Announced - March 11-15

Posted Feb 09, 2020

Give your honey the surprise they wont forget and yourself the confidence to shine in 2020 Most ladies walk away from their session with an album of images “for their eyes only”. This can include images in intimate or little attire as well as lounging in his favorite t-shirt. Don’t forget that your guy loves you not just for the sultry, but for the...

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So It's Time For a Honeymoon?

Posted Feb 06, 2020

Honeymoon advice Book in Advance, But With Care You’re excited and you’d love to start hashing out all of the details. Of course you do! Make sure you look into travel insurance as well as what it really covers. If there is a chance you may become pregnant before travel this is something to consider. Job changes after you’ve booked a big trip are...

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Small With a Lot of Heart

Posted Jan 30, 2020

Small weddings always touch my heart. I have been lucky enough to book a couple just this week for the fall wedding season. I couldn't be more excited. What a perfect time to do a throwback post and share Michelle and Josh's big day with you all. These two were simply lovely inside and out. Michelle is the most soft spoken kind individual you...

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Introducing 2020 Lifestyle Sessions - Lifestyle Portrait Testimonial

Posted Jan 25, 2020

We were so honored to receive these sweet words from a fantastic client, Monica Huaza just a few days ago! "Hi everyone! I wanted to give a shout out to my personal photographer & friend Laurelle Farrell who I met in this great group (Boston Business Women) almost 2 years ago!! This picture is from my first shoot with her. I met Laurelle while...

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Tips for Mama Bears While You Wait

Posted Jan 15, 2020

Don’t Dwell On or Feel Guilty about Morning Sickness If you know you’re expecting a little one early enough go ahead and store some soups and meals in the freezer. Even if you aren’t up to eating then it may make you feel better if your honey doesn’t need to stress when morning sickness keeps you out of the kitchen. On the days you...

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Tips for Papa Bears While You Wait

Posted Jan 03, 2020

Know When it’s Really Not You. It’s her hormones. Really. And when baby throws a tantrum or your teen for that matter - it won’t be you either. Take a Class! No, not just a birthing class. Try a photography class if you haven’t picked up your dslr in a whole. You’ll be surprised how easily those semi manual modes translate directly to your...

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Middle School to Gilmanton Winery to Forever

Posted Oct 15, 2019

Aubrey and Gabe are a fantastic couple with a brewery and adventure loving lifestyle. Their love story began in middle school over cute nickname and has endured the test of time. Nothing like young love everyone! We first got together in a Barnes and Noble quite some time before the big day. I very sincerely almost wore the same shirt as Aubrey, so needless...

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It all Started on Craiglists - Hellenic Center Wedding - Ipswitch MA

Posted Sep 14, 2019

I knew Camille and Chris were going simply be phenomenal clients the moment that I met them. We met on cold winters day in a cozy little Starbucks. Has anyone else noticed that it's harder and harder to get seats not a communal table at Starbucks nowadays? Well we did manage it. It was here that I learned of Camille and Chris' love story...

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Forward Finance Knows How It's Done

Posted Jun 28, 2019

We couldn't get enough of this fantastic 80s themed company party.  I mean when a party is on yacht am I right? This was such a fantastic group of people. If you are planning a themed part and want those memories captured...we are totally here for it! ...

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Rainy Nights at the W Hotel - Boston MA

Posted May 02, 2019

Jennifer and Kimdaro had a stunning wedding this spring at the W hotel in Boston. The rain was absolutely torrential, however we found a little bit of shelter right outside of the Gallery restaurant to still embrace the fantastic city feel. By the way have you had brunch at this awesome spot yet? Yikes we can't recommend it enough. Fantastic flavors for all personalities...

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Burning Red

Posted Apr 15, 2019

A little T-swift inspo can go a long way, am I right? I love being part of a community that embraces woman supporting woman every day. I was lucky enough this spring to hang out with some lovely woman supporting the beautiful fashion designer Maya and her wonderful creations. Brittany did an absolutely fantastic job showing off this stunning red and white two piece...

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Our Top 5 First Dance Song Picks

Posted Jan 22, 2019

The first dance always gets us! Here are a few of our favorites. 1. Making Memories of Us – Keith Urban I have to go number one with my own first dance song, right? This one is chock full of promises for a life long love. It’s really a second set of vows right in first dance form. 2. Love me Tender – Elvis...

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But isn’t Boudoir a Dirty Word?

Posted Oct 29, 2017

If I sign up for a boudoir session will it be all nudes and lingerie? No. It’s whatever you want it to be. Over the top sexy…sure. Just a little flirty? We can do that too. Anything that makes you feel sexy goes- there are no rules! The Little Black Book: Most ladies walk away from their session with an album of images “for...

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Invest in the Story

Posted Dec 16, 2016

Photographers are story tellers, not simply picture takers. We embrace a subtractive art form in order to create pieces that touch the hearts of our clients. But just how subtractive should we really be? You put time and precision into carefully crafting a fairy-tale wedding. Why should the fairy-tale only last a day? It should last far longer than a day. You should find...

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Finding Patience and Kindness in a Photograph

Posted Jun 30, 2016

“Love is patient, love is kind…”; typically when I say this I’m totally kidding, because, often I am neither. More often perhaps, I am one or the other when the trick may be that you should be both together. This morning I took some “me-time”, which typically, I do not do. Even when it looks like I am doing it, 99% of the time...

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No One Can Make You Feel Inferior Without Your Consent

Posted May 19, 2016

This is forever one of my favorite quotes (seriously don’t be shocked by 50 future blog posts with this same title). There are days when I feel we should start repeating this phrase to our daughters the minute we bring them into this world, and then maybe the idea will stick. No matter how old we get there is always someone making us feel...

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Sometimes You Need a Photo to Touch

Posted Mar 29, 2016

The Native Americans feared photography because they believed that when a picture was taken it would steal their soul. On some level, wouldn’t that be nice? Wouldn’t it be nice if just a little bit of a person’s love and light could seep into a strip of film and shine on you whenever you needed…forever. This thought is the reason I am a wedding...

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Self Image Reimagined- Coming April 16, 2016

Posted Feb 07, 2016

Ladies, how many stupid times a day are we doing something because it is supposed to please someone else? So much of the time we are putting effort towards something mainly to please some man. But really, did your boyfriend, husband, lover, boss…anyone really ever tell you that rolling out of bed and spending an hour primping your hair and throwing on the perfect...

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