I mean, you just know any trip that starts with watching someone filming for the TLC show "before the 90 days" is going to be fantastic. Lebanon, you did not disappoint. I, however, am a bit disappointed in myself since I waited a casual 7 months to write this, so I'm reduced to listing a few funny anecdotes.Read More
On a blisteringly hot day, where everyone was too happy and love-filled to notice or care, Kate and Jon’s wedding at Misselwood on the north shore had laughter, thunder, and a full re-enactment from Dirty Dancing (between dude friends).Read More
The answer to whether your dog(s), cat(s), and any other animals should be included in a family session is firm 1000% YES.Read More
Kate and Phil’s wedding let me explore Manchester New Hampshire on what should have been a chilly winter day, but turned out to be one of those rare days in December where you can go coat-free. They also got me to go to a museum, which is no small feat. Although the Currier is a museum I would actually like to go back to - New Hampshire, it has some good stuff! I can’t say enough how lovely it was to have such a relaxed day and night in Kate’s hometown - getting ready at her house, saying hi to the neighbors on her way to the ceremony - it made an incredibly special day even more so.Read More
Families are so much fun to photograph - I’m constantly amazed that people are so open and willing to let me come into their homes and spend some time with them, but the result is fun, honest, beautiful pictures that we all have fun taking.Read More
More cozy, late-fall weddings at adorable, historic inns please!Read More
Keeping it brief since it’s either a picture of food, Dan or a building (or in one case, a building called the Dan) - we finally left Tel Aviv for a day trip to Jerusalem where you guessed it, we ate and I took pictures of Dans. Not willing to go all the way through Istanbul without stopping for a meal (or three), we (I) purposely booked a 7 hour layover for snacking. Don’t you want to be my travel buddy? Whenever I go somewhere I really like I get an almost panic that I don’t know when / if I’ll get to go back and see / eat things again. Hopefully 2019 will be a year of eating new and familiar delicious snacks around the world.Read More
Wow, well the only thing I’ve been good at here lately is being incredibly delinquent at posting! No better way to get back into things than sharing Sarah and Travis’s wedding day from earlier this year in Cape Elizabeth.Read More
One of those amazing early spring days, we got to explore Cohasset before any of the tourists crowded the docks. Brittany and Scott’s wedding was the type to leave me smiling so hard all the drive home - tears during the ceremony, amazing dance-offs at night.Read More
It seems a little crazy to say that I'd never been to New Jersey, but the trip for Tyler and Al's wedding had great people and delicious strip mall bagels for cheap so I don't see what's not to love! :) I may be partly joking about the bagels (but not really) but I'm definitely not joking about Tyler and Al and their friends and family making this a fantastic wedding. Between the church cat (John, naturally), misty rain, and two people filled with love and joy, you can't go wrong.Read More
The stuff that really made Istanbul great for me was the stuff I didn't know about until I got there. And that's on top of everything I knew that made me really really want to go there. But the bal kaymak, the ferries, the fresh fruits, the tiny winding streets. Those are the things that I'm still thinking about months later.Read More
Alexis and Adam's wedding day goes to show that no magic, excitement or anticipation is lost by having a small wedding. Rain decided to crash their party, but only made things more cozy.Read More
Everyone planning a Fall wedding is looking for exactly this day. The maple trees are en fuego, the weather is comfortable without turning freezing at night, and the sunset is long and golden. When the DJ didn't show up, it could have turned a dream day into a nightmare. But Mark and Angela and their friends happen to be like a way better, real-life version of Pitch Perfect, if those people also knew how to play instruments. What could have been a disaster made their wedding incredible, unique and fun.Read More
Tel Aviv went rapidly from (1) a place that was (stupidly) not even on my travel radar, to (2) I'm so grateful and satisfied to have gotten to go once, to (3) WE HAVE TO GO BACK, full Lost-style.Read More
If I hadn't already known Meli was a woman after my own heart, I found out for sure when the morning of her wedding, she heard there was a surprise and immediately assumed her dog was making an appearance.
And that was on top of her planning a wedding and weekend that would have been anyone's dream, including me!Read More
After every wedding I get to be a part of, I am struck by how amazing it is that I have been let in to such an intimate and special day in peoples' lives. It's a level of giddyness I'll never get over and gratitude that, despite my best efforts, I never feel that I've properly conveyed to the people who invited me to be there.
These feelings get magnified times a million when your friends let you be the only person to witness their elopement. Then times a bajillion that they chose San Francisco and Yosemite as the backdrop. And they let you make stops for hotdogs and keychains at the national park gift shop? Pretty unparalleled coolness.
After their ceremony at city hall, we explored the sutro baths before road tripping out to Far Meadow. In an epically twisty and barf-inducing (but totally worth it) drive, you are rewarded with a cabin and two a-frames set on a mountain meadow. Getting ready for the wedding consisted of a quick round of Boggle, a complete breakfast, and heading to the car for the drive to Yosemite. We came across a secluded part of the Merced river, perfect for a private exchange of vows, and then wound our way up to Glacier Point for a hike for views out over the whole valley. A perfect, whistle-stop NorCal tour.Read More
It's crazy that you can get to Guadeloupe in less than 4 hours. Even though I would have taken another day or two to hang out and do very little while drinking local fruit juice (speaking of crazy. I'm wild like that), the cheap flights really do make it a tempting long-weekend trip.Read More
Sugarloaf on labor day meant fields of golden rod, some rogue maples turning red, the last remnants of hurricane harvey. A surprisingly beautiful combination and an unsurprisingly amazing wedding day for Jen and Dan. I mean, there were four dogs there, so it was bound to be a good one!Read More
Ahh what a day!! A glorious, perfectly sunny and day where no one held back on the emotions. Whenever friends and makeup artists are telling the bride or groom not to cry I'm yelling inside "CRY!!".Read More