Cake Smash: Julianna

Where has the time gone? It seems like only recently I was at the hospital photographing Julianna’s First 48 Moments Session and now I have just completed her First Birthday Cake Smash! If you recall, Julianna was a beautiful rainbow at the end of a storm for her parents…

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Now, a year has passed and she continues to be that rainbow after the storm with her personality that just keeps growing and keeping Nora and Keith on their toes! It was so much fun seeing Julianna again, and of course her brother Colin and mom Nora!

Starting out with a tea party with her bunny rabbit, we soon moved onto balloons and then the cake smash.

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However, given that this adorable little diva hates getting her hands dirty, what do you do? Give her a cooking spoon for her cake of course! Can we talk about this gorgeous cake? Almost to pretty to smash…but we got over that quickly!

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Quickly into the session, Julianna seemed to tire of the spoon and decide that her hands would be faster, and then of course, her feet. Cause how else would you smash a cake?

While I had so much fun photographing this, I am sure Julianna had much more fun than I did! Don’t miss out of the quick family shot and shot of Colin I took at the bottom of this blog, couldn’t waste a beautiful day and not steal a few quick photos. Can’t wait to see you again little one!

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Engagement: Christopher & Victoria

Christopher and Victoria’s engagement session held on 4/21/18 at Moore State Park was so much fun! While the weather was a bit chilly with some wind, the sun came out to play just in time! After weeks of dreary weather, it was so nice to have a day where there were no coats needed.

Starting out the session walking through the park, I was immediately struck by how in sync these two were, and so naturally comfortable with each other. Blending a family is not always easy, however the ease shown when walking with each other, and the ease shown when working together with each of their sons to make a new family was amazing to watch.

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Wearing her mother’s engagement ring, the simplicity of their love for each other was shining through each of their eyes. With a great wedding hashtag (#BecomingMota2018), and this giant M that will be used as their guestbook – the little details being shared of their upcoming wedding sound so much fun!5057Logo

September is only a few months away, and I cant wait to get together with Christopher and Victoria again to photograph what is sure to be a beautiful and fun wedding! Looking forward to September! ❤

Tassi Wedding, 11/18/2017

What a winter it has been! The holidays have come and gone and hopefully just around the corner is beautiful Spring weather! Until then, I am playing catch up and cant wait to share this beautiful wedding that I photographed at Old Sturbridge Village in Sturbridge, MA. On a slightly rainy night in November, I had the pleasure of photographing one of the most fun weddings that I have been to in a long time.

From the lanterns lighting the way to the Meeting House built in 1837 down the dirt path, the horse drawn wagon delivering the guests to their destination and the amazing flash mob to Time Warp from Rocky Horror – this was a wedding that will be spoken about for a long time to come!

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It was clear that Kyle and Sandy had spent a great deal of time making this day something to remember not only for themselves, but for their friends and family as well. The wedding dress was beautifully designed and made and the flowers lovingly gathered, each by Sandy herself.

While the girls donned their dresses and put on their makeup in a room at the Inn, the gentleman got ready off site, waiting for Kyle and Sandy to have their chance at a first look outside in the herb garden. The pews in the Meeting House creaked each time a new guest took their seat, and the hand made wooden checker boards waited to be played in the reception hall. Each little detail added to the nostalgia created while attending this wedding at Old Sturbridge Village. With unique photo locations at every turn, Old Sturbridge Village did not disappoint!

Check out some more of my favorite photos below, and take a look at that last photo – such a great, “we did it!” moment!

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Shawn & Ashley- Pleasure Beach, CT

Wow! Where did the summer go? Seems like yesterday that I was at Pleasure Beach scouting out photo locations for Shawn and Ashley’s wedding! Shawn and I have known each other over 15 years, and when I first met Ashley back in 2005 who would have guessed this is where we would be 12 years later?

It was a beautiful night for a small ceremony on the rocks at Pleasure Beach in Waterford, CT on July 20th. The sun was setting with beautiful hues of blue, pink and purple as Shawn and Ashley said their vows with the waves crashing below them. With no witness’ other than the birds and the few stragglers left on the beach that evening, by the end of their ceremony Shawn and Ashley had the beach to themselves to enjoy and take their time for some beautiful photos.

From the subtle details of the shark cuff links, to the beautiful personally made bouquet carried by Ashley, or their wedding vows carefully written on a rolled piece of paper inside a bottle, this wedding showed all the personality and spunk that one would hope to see and so much more. The look of sheer joy on Shawn’s face as Ashley walked around the corner is one that made your own face hurt from smiling.

This wedding had so many more feelings and emotions for me than I can express given how long I have known Shawn, and I can only hope that the love and admiration that I was able to see in both Ashley and Shawn’s eyes that evening, will carry them through many many years to come.

I find a quote I once heard especially appropriate here given the 12 year journey that took Shawn and Ashley to get to where they are today… “A successful marriage takes falling in love many times, always with the same person”.

All my love to you both, thank you for giving me the joy of spending this beautiful night with you! ❤ ❤

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Katelyn & Jenn, Warren Soccer Club

What better way to celebrate national pride month than to share this beautiful, fun wedding reception I had the pleasure of photographing on May 20th?! Katelyn and Jenn had a lovely, intimate ceremony at Colt State Park in Rhode Island followed by a reception at the Warren Soccer Club in Warren, Rhode Island. Photographing the reception, I had the pleasure of hearing fun stories, loving speeches and also witness  an outpouring of love and support for this newly growing family that warmed my heart!6691

A beach themed reception was perfect for the beginning of summer on what turned out to be a beautiful day following some very dreary weeks.  The subtle touches of seashells and blue were seen throughout the hall, with seashell covered initials for Katelyn and Jenn lit by tiny white lights and beautifully engraved glassware for the bridal party.

It is always the little touches that make a wedding memorable and unique – and this wedding was no different! Katelyn and Jenn displayed a chalkboard sign asking for notes written by the guests to open in a years time. They also displayed a canvas with their names and wedding date on it for guests to leave a little note or sign. Gone are the days of old guest books – a beautiful piece of artwork that can be displayed for years to come is so much more meaningful!

What would any fun wedding be without a little break dancing and a dollar dance?! Every time I turned around, these adorable two boys were breaking down on the dance floor! And, can we take a moment to look at that sass on Katelyn’s face?! Who wouldn’t want to dance with her?

And what about Grandma?! I am not sure who was more fun to watch and photograph, the boys break dancing, or Grandma out dancing everyone! You go Grandma!

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It was such a pleasure photographing this reception, and so much fun! Wishing all the love and happiness to Katelyn and Jenn, and to the new family they are building with Kay-Lynn!8012

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Rossi Sisters

Its been 6 months since I last saw the Rossi girls and their parents, and the girls are growing like weeds! I first met this beautiful family when I held #FreePhotosForPoliceFamilies, last summer as both mom and dad put their lives on the line to protect their local town – words can not express the thanks you deserve!

With four daughters, Dad sure does have his work cut out for him in the upcoming years! Out of our entire session – this outtake has easily turned into my favorite photo, showing the personality and happiness that radiates from each of the girls!

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 Originally scheduled to meet a week prior, a thunderstorm had other ideas and our date was pushed out and location moved. While heading to the Westborough Reservoir, our locations was quickly changed again when the gorgeous fields of Cummings Veterinary School were spotted!

Filled with long grass and bright yellow dandelions, it was easy to feel as though you were running to the end of the earth without a care in the world!

And what field or animal location would be complete without the obligatory red barn? One can not pass a barn and not take photos! Look at these two beauties enjoying both the camera and the barn – their personality shines through!

Having met up with the Rossi girls this time with their mom to show support for #SpeakOutAboutInfertility – this family gives so much hope to those who need it!

Thank you for sharing your story and support! I look forward to seeing this beautiful family again in the Fall for the second annual #FreePhotosForPoliceFamilies and #FreePhotosForFirstResponders!

Welcome Julianna!

On April 26 I had the pleasure of snuggling up with the cutest little newborn girl that has graced the other end of my lens in a long time! Little miss Julianna was born on April 24, 2017 weighing in at a tiny 6lbs and 13 oz.

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Julianna’s mom Nora and I have been friends for a number of years now and I couldn’t have been happier to welcome this little ones arrival! Joining big brother Colin, I am sure their house is soon to be a loud, bustling, wonderful place.

Content to be held and wrapped in the beautiful custom ordered blanket that announced her name to the world – Julianna did not cry once during our entire hospital session! With her squishy cheeks, tiny little fingers and gorgeous little lips I and sure that the boys will be lining up for a chance to dance with this little princess at her first dance.

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“A rainbow is a promise, of sunshine after rain, of calm after storms, of joy after sadness, of peace after pain, of love after loss”

Congratulations and all my love to Julianna’s family!