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  1. Quiet Corner Wedding Venues | Historic Estate Wedding | The Mansion at Bald Hill Woodstock, CT

    There’s no right way to get married; no rules saying you have to wear a white sequined dress and have a giant ballroom reception where all of your college friends and distant cousins show up.  You don’t need to please everyone by doing things in a traditional way. (Unless traditional, huge…

  2. Lapsley Orchard Family Portraits Pomfret, CT | The Crosby Family

    I’ve known The Crosby Family since before they were The Crosby Family, and even had the honor to photograph their Loon Mountain wedding back in 2011. (They said their vows at the summit - talk about awesome!) Last fall I got to meet up with them to make their first…

  3. Quiet Corner Wedding Venues | Quaint Inn Wedding | The Inn at Woodstock Hill Woodstock, CT

    There’s no right way to get married; no rules saying you have to wear a white sequined dress and have a giant ballroom reception where all of your college friends and distant cousins show up.  You don’t need to please everyone by doing things in a traditional way. (Unless traditional, huge…

  4. Quiet Corner Wedding Venues | Restaurant Reception | Fins and Tales Southbridge, MA

    There’s no right way to get married; no rules saying you have to wear a white sequined dress and have a giant ballroom reception where all of your college friends and distant cousins show up. You don’t need to please everyone by doing things in a traditional way. (Unless traditional, huge…

  5. My Autoimmune Closet

    Hi, my name is Nicole and I have an autoimmune disease. Or at least it’s thought to be. Doctors don’t actually know all that much about this disease..in fact, there are a lot of sufferers who aren’t diagnosed at all because their doctor isn’t even aware of it’s existence. There…

  6. Ellis Tech Senior Portraits | Woodstock, CT

    Something you probably don’t know about me: I have 8 siblings. The youngest are still in high school; my oldest step-daughter is older than my youngest brother. I get to be the cool older sister at the same time as a lame mom! I know how to be a friend…

  7. Super Fun Back Yard Barn Wedding - Veronica & Adam

    I recently spent DAYS looking at hotels for a quick family trip, only to settle on the first one I had looked at. Days. How do I survive real life There’s something to be said for making a decision and just going for it. Adam & Veronica decided in August…

  8. Jess & Ryan welcome baby

    “Mountains!” I shrieked from the back seat, louder and more excitedly than I intended - startling my dad and stepmom, breaking the silence that filled the car. (But really, mountains excite me every time I lay my eyes on them.) After the 4 hour drive to the small Northern Vermont hospital…

  9. Sam & Sammy’s Back Yard Wedding BBQ

    One of my favorite reasons to capture weddings is getting to witness love, but sometimes it in the most unexpected places. For example: big, bearded, burly men with diesel mechanic hands who are actually teddy bears, with the power to turn your heart to mush when you witness their love…

  10. Jay & Robin’s Pomfret, CT Maternity Portraits

    “We would like to have them (the portraits) done at Tyrone Farm in Pomfret. It is the location that we were married and we find it poetic as it has special meaning for us.” As an On-Location Portrait Photographer, It is often a question of where the portraits will take…

  11. Kelsey & Brad’s Rustic CT Barn Wedding

    It was a normal business meeting. Chatting at the great coffee shop downtown, with that adorable potential bride and her equally beautiful BFF/sister/Maid of Honor. I know why you bring a buddy to these types of things - to get another opinion, help alleviate potential awkwardness of chillin’ with a…

  12. Now scheduling family portraits, fall style.

    Crisp cool air begging you to wear your favorite hoodie, the sound of crunching leaves beneath your feet and the flavor of the harvest - fall is almost here The beautiful foliage of our Quiet Corner is the perfect backdrop for your family portraits, and the most popular time to…

  13. Rectory School Graduation

    Middle school. A time of growth The beginning of teenage self-expression, facing towards the light of adulthood. It’s awkward and often the source of my stress (I’m living the “dream” of raising TWO teen girls right now, people). I’ve been photographing the 9th grade Commencement Ceremony at The Rectory School…

  14. Visit the CT or RI shoreline for your 2015 Family Portraits.

    Transcendent crashing of the waves that weather the rocks and shells the smell of the salt and search for sea glass. There is magic in being beside the ocean, and I want to see you there. I am only offering 8 Beach sessions for the 2015 summer season - Contact…

  15. Eclectic Art for the Modern Home

    You could say painting is in her genetics. Ashley Garland of Ashley Floorcloths learned a unique method of artful decoration from her grandmother at just 13 years old; painted floorcloths. With roots in traditional floor covering, Ashley is bringing the technique back with some modern flare. Offering consultations for custom…

  16. Letter-boxing at Logees

    You ever bring your kids to the park, only to find that it’s still completely covered in snow? What do you do then We decided to visit Logee’s Greenhouse in Danielson, CT. It’s a magical place that I’ve visited my whole life, and a great place to get a bit…

  17. Portrait Tips for Difficult Kids

    Let me start by saying this Raising kids is not easy, raising your voice is. I absolutely lose my cool, but I hate it. Bickering and yelling are so very tiring. Ain’t nobody got time for that. But I do know this little secret: sometimes, when a stranger is…

  18. Dogs Are People Too

    614 square feet. No closets. 5 people and two pets. Of course in a cape they don’t count the slanted roofs as useable space. Now you know exactly why we need a bigger space. Sometimes it feels greedy to want a bigger home. We are  warm and dry, and that’s…

  19. 10 Tips for Moms of Boys

    Let him dream. He will aspire to be a spy, or Turtleman Explore the woods with him. Muscle Shirts are for muscles. Keep your cool when he gets staples, just beside the place he got stitches last year. Because Battle wounds. Pick Wild Flowers with him. Some day, some lucky…

  20. Movies Suggested by Anthony, age 6

    You’re probably in this middle of this very issue Your kid completely loves this ONE movie and will watch it 837 times a week. You wake up with the songs in your head and use lines from that movie in everyday life as a pun, except you’re the only one…

  21. Beautiful Strange Irony

    “I had a craving for something sweet, so I ate that cranberry sauce you gave me - it was great!” she text me. My exhausted, swollen eyes began crying, again Irony is a beautiful and strange thing. Living on the other side of the US, there’s no way that she…

  22. Calling all snow bunnies!

    Are you a little like me - a true New Englander who enjoys the threat of an impending blizzard I am looking for some brave souls who want to make magical portraits in the snow (at a deep discount!). Romance in the empty street. Playful laughs of a snowball fight.…

  23. From the Heart

    That place where everything is safe and easy, the familiar patterns of your life - your comfort zone. Finding comfort and ease in making portraits into art, I failed to mention that I also offer other art. The kind without faces. Something you hang just because it speaks to you…

  24. Winter Wonderland - Charlton, MA Photography

    As we drove through the woods on a seemingly endless dirt driveway, I doubted that this place actually existed. It just looked like a normal house and driveway. That’s when the trees opened up to a small winter wonderland. It had snowed a week or so before the session, but…

  25. Kids are way cooler than grownups.

    When I meet kids at weddings, I love to make them smile right away…even if they’re the shy type I can usually get them to be my best friend within a few minutes. We can thank my blended family and 8 siblings for that gift Kids at about the 5…

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