The Carvel's - South Bristol, Maine

It isn't hard to understand why people vacation in Maine.  After all, it's "the way life should be."  I am always amazed by the treasures hidden down the many side roads; treasures that I would never get the chance to see if I weren't doing this fabulous photography job of mine.  This session was a last minute adventure the Carvel's added to their to-do list during their stay in South Bristol.  I am so glad I was available to meet with them at this very special beach.  Take a look, and you'll know what I mean.

While mom was getting ready we took a few shots of the kids in the grass at their rental before we headed to the beach.  Are they not the cutest!!

The girls kept informing me that they only had a certain number of smiles before they ran out!  So sweet!

The hugging pose was their idea.

There's just something about this photo that I adore, closed eyes and all.  Even though I only met Ava that day, I feel like this image contains a lot of her personality, plus I love the fact that she is clinging to her father's shirt, her mom just behind her holding the baby, and her sister just to the bottom left of the photo.  Sigh!

Catherine loved collecting sea glass with Ava.  I just love this shot!  She kept inspecting all her found treasures, and at the end of our time on the beach, I was impressed by all the different colors she found.

And here is baby Drew.  He was such a good trouper!!

Thank you so much for such a fun time, and especially for allowing me to capture some memories of your trip, which I know will bloom into lasting treasures for many years to come.  Stay tuned, there are many more photos!

The Chapman Family

I just met the sweetest family the other day who won a photo session from one of the auctions I have donated to recently.  I love to support the local community and I can't think of a better way to do so than by giving, especially if I can give of my talents, which will serve both the cause and the recipients.It was another beautiful, unseasonably warm day here in Maine for a photo session.  I know I've said this many times, but the light at this time of year is exceptional.  I have been so pleased to be doing sessions well into November.  I really would like to do them outdoors all winter, as long as it isn't frigid.Both Elliott and Arabella were such sweet little troupers.  I often wonder what goes through children's heads when someone they don't know shows up with a camera in hand asking them to do this and that.  For the most part they indulged me with a pose here and there, but I know it's asking a lot of 2 and 5 year olds so I kept it as light as possible.  In the end, I'd say we got some pretty good shots!Thank you, Emery and Troy, for sharing your family with me.  I hope your enjoy your preview.  I think we have a few jewels in there!

I think it's important to include the animal members of the family as well, especially since they were so willing!

It's the moments in between the moments that create memories that move the heart ~

Feline Love

Feline Love

I adore all my animals equally, but each for very unique reasons.  My cat, Boo, is quite a character as well as very adept at melting hearts.  His personality is beyond wonderful.  I'm afraid one day he will walk right up to a wild animal, rub against them and ask them to be his friend!

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