Ava, Chad and Virginia

If I had a choice of when I would do photo sessions, I have to say I would choose days like this when you have to bundle up.  I love hats and mittens!  The texture and colors add a wonderful cozy feeling, and the warm hues of the landscape really bring it all together.  Another good thing about this time of year is everyone likes to snuggle more, which creates another kind of warmth.  I'll let this wonderful family demonstrate how it's done here in Maine!!Even the dogs are sporting sweaters on a day like this!  I love how candid photos turn out . . . these little slivers of time that would never be seen by those in the photo, unless, of course, they were photographed.  And these are the moments that will be treasured most.

Virginia trying to entice Ava to turn around, "just for one second!"

And one second is all I needed.  Thank you, Ava!

And now I would like to show you how "super models" in Maine strut their stuff . . .

Thank you for coming out in the cold Ava, Chad and Virginia!  I should have the rest of your photos done in a day or two.

And for anyone who would like to do a photo session any time between now and one year from now, I am offering a wonderful special.  Click HERE

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 ~

Boothbay Harbor Photo Session

At this time of year it is easy to fall behind in keeping up with posting my sessions on the blog.  But I try!  So much work and not enough time, but no complaints here.  I am grateful, to say the least.  I am especially grateful to have the opportunity to meet such wonderful people from all over the United States who seem to gravitate to Maine for a summer vacation.   Molly and David, you have such a beautiful family, so full of good humor and love.  Thank you thank you for giving me the pleasure of meeting your clan and spending a few hours photographing all of you.  I had such fun and I believe these images portray the fun you have with each other.