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The work “networking” sends chills down my spine. Interacting with other human beings who you have never met, purely for the purpose of business? The worst. Some types of networking situations can leave me feeling kind of icky, like the only reason people are talking to you is to get something for themselves. Have I […]

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If you told me this is where I would be at the end of this year, I would probably tell you “OK CRAZY”. In the past 12 months, I left my full-time job, got engaged, moved into an apartment of our own, photographed 12 amazing weddings, 40 portrait sessions, and a lot more. It’s safe […]

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“What’s In My Bag” YouTube videos have been my jam since 2011. Honestly, there is just something so unapologetically nosey about wanting to know what is inside another girl’s purse. So, I’m writing this because I guarantee you’re all as nosey as I am about how many chapsticks or old McDonalds coupons are in someone’s […]

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Kyle and Heidi’s engagement session at Great Salt Bay Farm was one of my favorite “photographer memories” of 2018! Fall colors, perfect evening light, an amazing couple, and dogs = sign me up. If you’re ever wondering if you can bring pets to your engagement session, the answer is yes. Always yes. As long as I […]

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From the moment I received an initial email from Michelle, I was excited for this day to arrive. A backyard beach-front wedding? Sign me up! I spent that Friday evening with their family, photographing their welcome party as they headed out on the Finestkind cruise around Ogunquit. It was so nice to get to know […]

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Aaron and Jocelyn’s Pemaquid engagement session definitely gave me a few good old nostalgia feels. It is hard to believe Jocelyn and I have flown through 10+ years of friendship and we are both ENGAGED! I love thinking back to our 6th grade awkward days – specifically the excessive amount of photo shoots we had growing […]

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From our very first meeting, I knew these two were something awesome! They described the most wonderful, laid back wedding day, focusing on enjoying a day with friends, family and lots of good food. Fast forward 10 months and all that (and more) came true! Philip and Katherine said “I do” at a beautiful private […]

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So, you said yes (let’s be real, probably more like “YES!!!”) and now its time to start finding the perfect wedding professionals to help you create your dream wedding day. It can feel like a daunting task at first! Even as someone who works in weddings, after I got engaged I had a moment of…now […]

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Phew, this summer has felt like a whirlwind so far! It’s hard to believe it’s only July and I am already starting to think about 2019 weddings (including my own)! I love staying busy, so all the fun has been completely worthwhile. I have photographed so many amazing weddings, both on my own and alongside […]

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“I take you as you are, loving who you are now and who you are yet to become.” This past Sunday was an elopement to remember. Adam and Sarah married at Cliff House in Cape Neddick. I would recommend this venue for any wedding, big or small! The view of the ocean is breathtaking, and […]