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Welcome to my journal where I’ll share stunning weddings of even more beautiful couples, endless travel adventures and sweet anecdotes about living with the love of my life. Pour yourself a glass of Prosecco and stay awhile. 

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Photographing weddings will always be my first love but only because they make way for beautiful families like this one!! 

Caitlin reached out to me in October of last year and asked if I would be interested in photographing her family – like, her WHOLE family. I’m talking her husband and sweet little daughter, her parents, her siblings, their kids – the whole crew! When I got the email, I could not have been more excited. This was going to be so so special. 

We scheduled the session for right after Thanksgiving because her family was renting a house together and spending all weekend celebrating. When I pulled up to their Airbnb, I immediately felt warmth. Mind you, it was a 30 degree day…in the sun…but this family was full of hugs, love and all the warmth I needed. Not only were we able to take some great photos of the whole crew together, but I got to spend time with each individual family unit. 

Family playing UNO together at the kitchen table
Grandparents with their grandkids cuddling on a couch
Grandparents with their grandkids cuddling on a couch
Family playing UNO together at the Kitchen Table

And the only way I know how to properly share about this family is with individual notes for each of them!  

To Caitlin, Tyler and your sweet daughter, 

Thank you for trusting me to over and over again to capture such beautiful moments in Mila’s first year. Your constant support of my business is something I treasure always. 

Mother, Father and Daughter posing for a family photo

To Ross and Whitney, 

Whitney, you are glowing. Both of you are going to make the sweetest parents and it was such an honor to capture this exciting time for you two! 

Maternity Session
Fireside maternity session

To Nicole and your beautiful kiddos, 

I can’t wait to see how Mila and the new twins look up to all of you! You guys were a huge help during the session and I loved meeting you. 

Mother and her kids
Mother and her kids

And finally, to Barbara and Jim, 

I am in awe. When I asked you what the secret was, to all of this – to creating this beautiful family, your answer was perfect. “We’re best friends.” Your love for one another and your love for your family is inspiring. Thank you for trusting me to capture all of you this year! 

Grandma and Grandpa
Grandma and Grandpa

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