Why I picked up my camera. People. Purpose. Passion

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What inspired me to pick up my camera and make it my profession? When I was little I always remember my Uncle Mark taking photos of me and my sisters when we were kids and I always loved how he captured the “moment”. It gave me all the feels but I never thought that I could do more than just point and shoot and hope for the best in my everyday life.

What to wear for your Family Photo session

Choosing your family’s outfits for a Family Photo session can be I.N.S.A.N.E! I get it! I created this guide for you to make is much less stressful. This does not have to be a pile of chaos on top of your bed until you are so frustrated that you postpone your session. Not EVER!

Building Your Child’s Self-esteem is a SNAP!

One sure fire way to raise your child’s self-esteem is to show them their self-worth. A great way to give them stronger confidence is through the assurance of belonging and being loved by their family. One Of the best ways to do that is through family photos through the experience of a family photo session. It is crucial that they feel important, cared for, and loved. Children can clearly feel first hand at the session when they are hugged, kissed by the people who love them. This is playful and fun for them and they can see and then remember how they felt and how others felt about them when they hold that photo in their hand or see it up on the wall. It is a clear visual that they have value. They are loved. They really belong!

Winter Engagement Coastal Searsport Maine | Jennifer and Shawn

A Soul Mate is not found. A Soul Mate is recognized! Jen and Shawn have been on a journey that they have fought the fight and are winning every day as they choose each other and their family.

Fall Engagement Mid Coast Maine | Jordan and Jordan

Colder temperatures require lots of snuggling and just plain old fun! Jordan and Jordan will become Jordan Ayers X 2 next October how sweet and confusing for their family but so ADORABLE! Adding their sweet Aussiedoodle puppy, Gus, made even more adorable if that is even possible. He is such a cutie and so well behaved for only six months old! I think he stole the show!

Fort Point State Park Coastal Maine Fall Engagement | Anna and Dillan

Fort Point State Park was the perfect spot for Anna and Dillan’s Engagement session one reason was for the beauty and the second was for nostalgia. Anna and Dillan celebrated their five year anniversary in June and had their first photos taken at the Lighthouse way back then.

Out On the Town in Belfast Maine Best Friends | Halle and Eddie

Are you looking for some great ideas for date night in Belfast, Maine? Look no further! This is what it looks like to go on a “Best Friends” date when you live in the beautiful coastal town of Belfast Maine. Many thanks go out to Delvino’s, Brambles and Out on a Whimsey for their cooperation in making this photographer’s vision come to life.

Harmony Hill Warren Maine Fall Engagement | Katie and Travis

Harmony Hill was the perfect spot for Katie and Travis to have their engagement photos in the fall foliage. We waited with anticipation that the rain would move out and then hold off and it did! We were so excited! Look how completely adorable they are together with their handsome four-legged boys. Dex is a K-9 tracking dog with Travis at the Belfast PD and is very, very fixated on his partner and trainer. Hunter is Katie’s boy, an old man with a mind of his own! Together they are completely different but still buds.

Black Bear Inn University Inn Orono Summer Wedding
Katie and Doug

Katie and Doug’s perfect wedding day began with clear skies as the girls got ready at Black Bear Inn in Orono. Some of my favorite parts of the wedding day include when I first arrive and see the bride getting ready. Katie looked so beautiful, glowing even! We headed over to University Inn just a few miles away to get her into her dress and see her Father walk her down the long flower-lined walkway to the gazebo along the Stillwater river. It was the perfect spot. With a little bit of party music and dancing to wear off the nerves Katie was more than ready to see her handsome groom and start their lives together.

Summer Wedding at Blueberry Fields Bed and Breakfast Washington Maine | Vanessa and Phil

Vanessa and Phil chose a late summer wedding at the beautiful Blueberry Fields Bed and Breakfast in the quaint town of Washington Maine. What a perfect day despite a little rain to start off what will be the most memorable day so far in their lives. Vanessa’s smile is infectious especially when she looks at Phil and I caught the emotion that Phil was feeling for his bride as they stood side by side under the tent about to say “I Do” twice!!! I think they were a little anxious to become husband and wife to say the least.

Hello friends! So glad you are here!

A little about me: I consider myself a youthful Mammie to 3 really handsome and brilliant grandsons and 1 beautiful and sassy granddaughter. I have 3 adult children and reside in Waldo with the Love of My Life!

My favorites are spending time with my family, coffee (well, really the creamer), beach days, hot bubble baths, peonies, and dark chocolate.

I cannot wait to get to know more about you and who you cherish most in your life! These are your people and I would be thrilled to capture sweet memories of them that will last a lifetime and beyond. 

Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks for stopping by!

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