Is there anything sweeter than a pair of little newborn feet? YES! 2 pairs of little newborn feet! Two of my favorite friends were blessed with the sweetest twin boys in 2018 and I was so excited to get my hands (and lens) on them. Check out the adventures of Ash and Finn below!
Anyone who knows me or has even just read the bio on my website knows about my love affair with music. This love also runs in my family; my sister and my cousins specificially share the same passion and eclectic taste and its something that I feel has always bonded us. I feel like I live to a private soundtrack that plays in my head through everything that I experience and I think they probably do as well. Music is the perfect condiment to life; it has the ability to truly change the flavor, so to speak, of whatever it is we are going through. It lifts us up when we feel sad, calms us down when we need to just chill out, helps us through the sad times, and celebrates the good times. Every memory has a song and every song recalls a memory or a feeling of some kind.
My cousin just had a baby girl and she is the first of all of us cousins to have a child so its pretty exciting and wonderful for the whole family. When I was visiting with her and meeting her daughter, Penny, for the first time, we were talking about her newfound motherhood and how quickly life and perspective changes with the birth of a child. She said that she even hears music and the meanings of songs differently, like "I've Just Seen a Face" for instance. We are all big Beatles fans so it is not surprising she would use one of their songs as an example, but how crazy that a song that she has been listening to for the last 30 years could just change for her, literally overnight. At the time, I thought that was pretty cool, but it wasn't until I got in my car to drive home and I put on the song that it really made me think. I listened to lyrics I know by heart and I, too, listened to them differently, from my cousins point of view. It made me hope that someday, I can know that feeling, too.
Naturally, because the other way I look at the world is through an imaginary camera lens, I've been inspired to do a portrait project. Each week, I am going to post a face of the week- either a full portrait or part of the face that I think is fun, special or spectacular in some way. My first "Face" is the face who inspired this whole project- my little cousin/niece, Penny! Also, have a listen to the song- refresh your memory. Who does it make YOU think of?
My best friend just married the love her life. It was a beautiful ceremony in Rockport on the water and a perfect reception; I was lucky enough to be a part of their day as the Maid of Honor. Obviously, I could not be the MOH and photographer at the same time (although you would be surprised how many people thought I would be doing both!) so I didn't take any pictures of the wedding itself. I did, however, get to do an intimate shoot with the bride and groom between the reception and after party and let me tell you, as a photographer, it was one of my most memorable and important moments thus far. I got to take pictures of my best friend in a gorgeous dress, in a gorgeous place with the person she loves most in the world (well, tied with their 2 year old son of course!) After the reception was over we went back to the spot where the actual ceremony was held and they had a quiet moment together to reflect on the day before heading back to the group for the after party. It was really special and I was very happy to be able to capture the two of them this way- so in love and newly celebrated and able to finally take a breath together as a married couple. It was beautiful and not something I will ever forget. They are such wonderful people and I am so happy they found each other.
Congrats to the happy couple who I love so much! I know your life together will be amazing! Enjoy every minute!