Ashley + AJ | Wedding

I met Ashley several years ago when I was college roommates with her sister Kristen. Over the years I've had the chance to get to know + grow fond of her and her family, so I was excited when she asked if I would be interested in documenting her special day. 

Ashley + AJ met while she was living in Hawaii, and had their formal wedding there but wanted to celebrate with friends and family once they were back in the states. They held their reception at the Saltwater Grille in South Portland, Maine - in a room lined with windows overlooking the water. The night was filled with happy tears, cake smashing, and some killer dance moves. So glad I got to be a part of it all! Here are a few favorites from the night :)

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Hawaii

Aloha! A few months back my sister-in-law asked us if we'd be interested in going to Hawaii, as they would be there for a wedding and had a place for us to stay. We were even invited to the wedding (Mahalo Max + Karli!)! After talking about it, we decided we couldn't pass it up. We spent our first few days on the island of Kauai, and the rest in Honolulu. From lots of snorkeling, to hiking the Napali Coast, to ziplining, horseback riding, luaus, shave ice, and countless beaches - it was an unforgettable experience. Did I mention shave ice? (seriously, though) I could bore you with the details of the 10 days we spent there, but i'll just share some highlights of the trip below. Pictures don't do Hawaii justice. I hope you enjoy these photos as much as we enjoyed Hawaii - which is a lot.

Coconut Truck, Kauai
Hammocking

Hammocking

Tunnels Beach, Kauai. Fun fact - this is where Bethany Hamilton was attached by a shark. Luckily we didn't run into any while we were there :)

Tunnels Beach, Kauai. Fun fact - this is where Bethany Hamilton was attached by a shark. Luckily we didn't run into any while we were there :)

The prettiest little church in Kauai

The prettiest little church in Kauai

Horseback riding at Princeville Ranch, Kauai

Horseback riding at Princeville Ranch, Kauai

Ziplining Views

Ziplining Views

Sunset in Kauai

Sunset in Kauai

Sunrise in Lihue, Kauai

Sunrise in Lihue, Kauai

One of our favorite parts of the trip - Hiking the Napali Coast.

One of our favorite parts of the trip - Hiking the Napali Coast.

Breathtaking views the whole way.

Breathtaking views the whole way.

Resting at the halfway point (Hanakapiai beach)

Resting at the halfway point (Hanakapiai beach)

Hanalei Pier

Hanalei Pier

Onto Honolulu! Lanikai Beach, Oahu. 

Onto Honolulu! Lanikai Beach, Oahu. 

The best travel companions!

The best travel companions!

If we lived in Kailua, we would definitely keep this place in business. If you're ever there - GO. 

If we lived in Kailua, we would definitely keep this place in business. If you're ever there - GO. 

Heavenly.

Heavenly.

Hanauma Bay

Hanauma Bay

Taking a break - snorkeling is hard work

Taking a break - snorkeling is hard work

Surfboards line the street walking to Waikiki

Surfboards line the street walking to Waikiki

Kailua sunrise

Kailua sunrise

Luau on the North Shore for our last night in Hawaii

Luau on the North Shore for our last night in Hawaii

Free ukulele lessons

Free ukulele lessons

Sharks Cove

Sharks Cove

Cliff jumping on the North Shore

Cliff jumping on the North Shore

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Charleston + Savannah | Travel

For as long as I can remember, Charleston & Savannah have been on my travel bucket list. Ever since I laid eyes on the Spanish moss covered tree-lined plantations, colorful buildings, and cobblestone streets, I had the itch to go. When my husband and I sat down and talked about taking a mini-vacation, it was a no brainer. Charleston stole our hearts - from visiting Boone Hall Plantation (The Notebook, anyone?!), to kayaking down creeks, walking through rainbow row and waterfront parks to enjoying some of the best food and southern hospitality (Thanks, Lauren & Tyler :)), we will definitely be making our way back. Although we spent the majority of our time in Charleston, we were able to spend a one day in Savannah and our last day biking around Hilton Head Island. Savannah was quaint and artsy, with beautiful parks and enormous spanish moss oak trees lining the streets. Hilton Head was picturesque and we both agreed that we can see family vacations there in the future. Here are a few (OK, a lot. How was I supposed to narrow it down?) photos from our trip. Thank you to everyone who gave us recommendations! Enjoy!

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Becky + Travis | Engagement

OK, I admit it -  I've totally been slacking with the blog posts BUT i'm so excited to share some of these engagement photos with you all! Spring is almost upon us, which means warmer weather and more chances to get outside for photo sessions! Yesterday, this sweet couple drove all the way out to Portsmouth just to hang with me for the afternoon and take some photos. These two were naturals in front of the camera & troopers in the chilly weather. We ventured around Prescott Park and Strawbery Banke, because let's face it, those old historic buildings make for the best backdrops. Thanks for hanging out with me, hope you enjoy the photos!

Wagon Hill | Lull Family

It's not every day you get to take photos of the cutest 6 month old around, and we just so happen to be related. When my brother, sister-in-law and nephew were visiting the other weekend, we headed over to one of my favorite spots (Wagon Hill) to take some photos. We lucked out with great weather, lighting, and a pretty content baby. When it came to his close ups he refused to crack a smile, but lets face it - he pulls off a pretty cute serious face. Enjoy a few of my favorites from the day!

Loomis Family

This past Sunday I had the opportunity to hang out with this family on the most perfect (okay, and very chilly) Fall day. Their house is a stones throw away from the water and we were able to head down to their dock and get some great shots. Rylin couldn't get enough of the camera and Bradley (with some gummy bears and chocolate bribing) was a trooper. Thanks for hanging out with me - Enjoy the pics!

THE POWERS FAMILY - MATERNITY

Ashley + Justin are wonderful friends of mine from college, so when they asked if I would take maternity photos for them, I couldn't have been more excited. What started out as a rainy day, turned into a beautiful summer night and we were able to take full advantage of the nice weather. From the charming nursery with homemade touches, to their energetic pup (Baylee) who joined in on the fun, I had a blast spending the evening with these two. I can't wait to meet baby Powers and to see Ashley + Justin become parents! Enjoy a few of my favorites from this session!

 

HIBBERT FAMILY — PORTSMOUTH NH

Get ready for some serious cuteness. With it finally starting to feel like Spring, we took advantage of the nice weather and explored Newmarket and Portsmouth the other weekend. The day consisted of sun, venturing out onto train tracks, and strolling - okay, running, around Prescott Park. The boys were full of energy and laughs - and despite a few falls and some grass stains, we were able to get some great shots. I mean, how could you not with those long eyelashes and curly hair? Here are a few favorites from the day; I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!