So I’ve been wanting to do this for a few weeks, and I finally got all of the photos together! This is basically a summary of 2011 for me — mostly weddings, some portraits, and even some personal photos thrown in. I tried to highlight every photoshoot I did by picking my favorite (or, in some cases, a couple of my favorites), so pretty much everyone I worked with is represented here! The photos are also in no particular order — I jumbled ‘em all up.
I also wanted to say THANK YOU to all of you incredible couples, families, and individuals who worked with me in 2011 and continue to put your trust and confidence into me and my work. Many of you have been amazingly supportive and encouraging and it really means the world to me. I’ve been lucky enough to see such unique, love-filled weddings and spend time with some beautiful people, some of whom I still consider close friends. You are all freaking incredible.
To all of the people who helped and supported me in 2011, you’re amazing. My various assistants for the year: Brandon, Kim, Sadie, Jessica, Caitlin, Graham, JJ, Toni, my brother Gray, and my awesome husband Nate. You all helped me with photo gear, ate meals with me, kept me company on long drives, made sure things ran smoothly, kept the party rockin’ by running photo booths, and most of all: helped me keep my sanity. THANK YOU. Thank you, too, to Natasha, who did hair and makeup for many a shoot and did an absolutely GORGEOUS job (and also kept me, and everyone, laughing).
To my friends and family who have been interested in my work, encouraging with my endeavors and challenges, happy when I’ve succeeded, supportive when I’ve stumbled and failed… thank you. Especially to my Mom and Grandma… you two are always on the sidelines cheering me on, and you don’t hesitate to make yourselves heard. I can always count on a comment or a “Like” on Facebook from one (or both) of you. I love you both more than anything in the entire universe.
And most of all, to my husband, Nate — the most incredible person in my life. You’re a constant source of strength, inspiration, and love, and being able to come home at the end of the day and watch Star Trek with you is the best thing in the world. I love you.
Enjoy the photos!!!!!!!!!!!
I did Natasha’s sister Hayley’s senior photos in August, at Fuller Farms…
And we found some cows.
I joined the Southern Maine Ford Focus Club! Be careful, we’re all a bunch of badasses.
In August I adventured all over Boston with Nicole & Ryan for their after-the-wedding engagement shoot.
In September I did 7-month photos for Baby Bruno (and he enjoyed chewing on his own sock).
In April I got to photograph Cathy & Michael’s wedding in the Boston Public Gardens… and got to meet their adorable pup!
In May, on the day of the apocalypse, I photographed Lizz & Giselle’s wedding in South Hamilton on a gorgeous farm (and had the best cake of my entire life).
In October, during a crazy 4-wedding weekend, I photographed Katie & Joel’s Portland wedding (and their hilarious wedding party).
I also got this awesome ring shot from Nicole & Ryan’s engagement shoot, at one of my favorite cupcake shops ever, Sweet.
In September I photographed Lisa & Chris’s wedding in Attleboro and Foxboro, Massachusetts.
In July, Natasha got a new baby kitten!
In February, my first wedding of 2011, I traveled down to Providence and Cranston for Ana & Josue’s HUGE Portugese wedding — with the biggest wedding party I’ve ever seen (36 people total!).
In September I did a photoshoot with Ashley and her son Oscar for his 1st birthday!
On the 4th of July my husband and his brother-in-law Tyler got into a huge water balloon fight which quickly morphed into a hose fight — and I stayed at a safe distance while photographing.
In June I traveled up to Ellsworth for Casey & Nate’s lovely wedding at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and The Lucerne Inn (which is said to be haunted — sadly, we didn’t encounter any spirits).
In August I traveled down to Boston for Jasmine & Brian’s elopement at the Boston Public Gardens (and reception at Mooo…)… and swooned over Jasmine’s incredible BHLDN dress.
In October I joined the awesome Megan Casa for a wild and crazy boudoir shoot with Kristina.
In July I photographed the beautiful Julie, who runs an awesome puppy nursery school in South Portland, as well as her husband and her two amazing dogs.
In September I photographed Stacey & Troy’s adorable wedding in Portland at Woodfords Church and Scarborough at Camp Ketcha.
In January, my first shoot of the year, I photographed Natasha and Kellie in downtown Portland (and laughed a TON).
In August I went camping in Acadia with my husband, Nate, and his awesome family. This is the view from the top of Cadillac Mountain — breathtaking.
In July I traveled to Port Clyde for Krista & Ryan’s seaside wedding.
At the end of October I explored Fort Williams with Shab & Ian for their engagement shoot (and got to meet their pup, Burton!).
In early July I went down to Lincoln, Massachusetts, for Ellen & Kraig’s Codman Estate wedding — and ate some really delicious food.
In April I photographed Brooks & Dave’s very orange wedding (including orange Converse, AND dinosaur cake toppers!) in Somerville, Massachusetts, at Prospect Hill Park and the nearby Holiday Inn.
At the end of October I traveled down to Pawtucket, Rhode Island, to the Hope Artiste Village (again!) for Melissa & Scott’s very quirky and beautiful wedding.
At the end of May I went to Applecrest Farm Orchards in Hampton Falls, New Hampshire, for Part 1 of Lisa and Chris’s engagement shoot!
In January I did an awesome boudoir shoot with Dorothy, who was a complete natural.
At the end of September I went to Lewiston for Sarah’s senior photos.
In October I went to Poland for Tiffany & Bruce’s Cliffside Lodge wedding (and ate some delicious BBQ).
At the end of July I went to York Beach for Scott & Sarah’s engagement shoot… Scott had just proposed to her the day before!
On the same day as Sarah’s senior shoot, I also did Mary’s senior photos!
I can’t resist also showing you this ring shot from Scott & Sarah’s engagement shoot…
At the end of August I went down to Spencer, Massachusetts, for Jenny & Josh’s Zukas Hilltop Barn wedding.
In March I did boudoir photos with Rebecca.
In June I popped over to Cape Elizabeth and Southern Maine Community College in South Portland for Emily & Jesse’s wedding (and saw awesome dance moves by her Man of Honor).
In August I headed into Saco for Judy & Paul’s intimate beach wedding — with only their children and grandchildren there to share with them (and a delicious brunch afterwards!).
In May I headed down to Jamestown, Rhode Island, for Asucena & Fred’s gorgeous wedding.
In early November I explored downtown Portland and Fort Williams with Rachel & Derek for their engagement shoot.
In September I went to Wells and Ogunquit for Erica & Christina’s incredible commitment ceremony — and had some of the most delicious cupcakes I’ve ever had.
In August I did 6-month photos for Baby Bruno (and once again, the obsession with feet!).
In January I did a boudoir shoot with Leigh — one of my favorites to date!
In August I went to Old Orchard Beach for Part 2 of Lisa & Chris’s engagement shoot (and Chris aaaalmost dropped Lisa in the freezing cold ocean).
In May I got the quintessential Maine ring shot at Erin & Gary’s Scarborough wedding.
In October I headed to Portsmouth for Stephanie & James’s Prescott Park engagement shoot.
In January I did a very steamy boudoir shoot with Rachel.
I’ve gotta throw in this ring shot from Stephanie & James’s engagement shoot… that little flower was perfect!
In January I did Part 1 of Darlene & Dan’s engagement shoot in downtown Portland — it was just a WEE bit cold, if you can’t tell!
In November I went to Portsmouth for Liz & Mike’s wedding at The Pearl.
In June I went down to Providence for Part 2 of Darlene & Dan’s engagement shoot — we played around in the arcade at Dave & Buster’s, and then wandered around inside the Providence Place Mall!
Way back in January I did Noelle’s maternity photos… hard to believe, now that Baby Bruno is almost a year old!
In March I went to Foxboro and Mansfield for Tracy & Ryan’s wedding. These two have been so incredible to me, giving me endless referrals and just always being SO psyched to work with me.
At the end of June I traveled down to Boston on a cold and rainy day for baby Audrey’s newborn shoot in the Boston Public Gardens.
In May I photographed Erin & Gary’s beach wedding in Scarborough — they even had an old antique firetruck bring them from the beach to their reception!
In October I went to Boothbay Harbor for Melissa & Jeff’s wedding — it was a rainy day but that didn’t stop everyone from partying!
In May, Nate and I headed to Huntington, Vermont, to Sleepy Hollow Inn for Josie & Charlie’s magical, nature-filled wedding (with my favorite flowers — lilacs!). We even saw a giant wild cat while exploring in the woods.
In January we vacationed in Cincinnati, Ohio — my birthplace — to visit my extended family, and got this crazy family photo (minus Nate – he was taking it!).
In October I went down to Cohasset and Hingham for Heather & Jim’s classy wedding.
In July I headed to North Attleboro, Massachusetts, and Lincoln, Rhode Island, for Darlene & Dan’s much-awaited wedding.
This incredible, homemade ring pillow from Josie & Charlie’s wedding HAS to be included in this line-up. SO AWESOME.
In August I photographed Jessica & Adam’s wedding in Raymond. Jessica was my childhood best friend and the wedding was at her family’s camp — a place I have been many, many times!
In November I did 7-month photos for Baby Bruno – during which he tried to eat some dried leaves (and didn’t enjoy it very much!).
In February I ventured through the cold with Kristen & Mat for their Portland engagement shoot — beginning and ending the shoot inside a bar.
In November I did the most awesome zombie-themed Trash the Dress shoot with Rachel at Fort Williams. We scared SO many morning joggers!
In June I photographed Jen & Jon’s Portland Company Complex wedding — with amazing brick walls and windows like these nearby. Amazing!
In mid-September I went to Belfast for Kallie & Eric’s movie-themed wedding at the Belfast Boat House.
In August I got to witness THIS hilarious garter removal (and mini strip tease) at Kristen & Mat’s hilarious Portland wedding.
In November I explored Portland and Cape Elizabeth with Tiff & Dave for their end-of-autumn engagement shoot.
In May I photographed Jessica & Adam’s engagement shoot at Fort Williams, where Adam cracked BOTH of us up the entire time.
In August I did a super sassy pin-up shoot with Alex, who ROCKED the HOUSE with her gorgeousness (and Natasha rocked, as always, with her hair and makeup magic).
At the end of November I went down to Mansfield yet again for Vanessa & John’s lovely wedding.
In June I went to Two Lights State Park in Cape Elizabeth for Katie’s incredible Rock the Dress shoot. Check out those striped socks!
In March I went down to the Hope Artiste Village in Pawtucket for Emily & Andrew’s amazing wedding — filled with paper flowers, Indian food, henna tattoos, pom-poms, and Afro-Caribbean music.
In July I went back to Southern Maine Community College for Alison & William’s very colorful, happy wedding (with sparklers!!!).
In May I got this adorable shot during Baby Bruno’s 3-month shoot.
Later on, in December, I caught this shot of Baby Bruno during his 10-month shoot.
At the end of June I got to play on the beach in South Portland with the Czerkes family and bond with their three awesome sons.
At the beginning of September I headed to the Falmouth Country Club for Karen & Don’s laid-back, autumn-themed wedding, and got to race them on golf carts (Brandon and I totally won).
In May my incredible and super-handsome husband, Nate, turned 27!
At the end of June I did a badass Rock the Dress session with my good friend Caitlin.
In mid-October I went down to North Andover and Georgetown for Hilary & Don’s Black Swan Country Club wedding (where lots of sunglasses and feather boas were worn on the dance floor).
Also in October, I traveled to Kennebunkport for Beth & Adam’s Nonantum Resort wedding — and their awesome departure in this amazing car.
In April I took 2-month photos of Baby Bruno — he was super intense back then.
And at the end of June I did Baby Bruno’s 5-month photos.
My last wedding of 2011, at the end of December, was Sarah & Allie’s in Sharon, Massachusetts — they were married right at their friend’s house, with only maybe 6 guests (and Sarah’s mom via Skype!).
In August I went to Phippsburg for Mary & Nick’s Sebasco Harbor Resort wedding — very light and classic, perfect weather, and DELICIOUS food.
In June I photographed Kristin & Luke’s gorgeous wedding at the Bethel Inn — such a perfect mountain view from the ceremony.
In September I went up to Northport for Anna & Sean’s absolutely love-filled wedding at the Mount N Sea Inn.
In April I went up to Bangor (with Caitlin!) for Melanie & Chris’s incredibly nerdy bowling & arcade wedding, complete with a ceremony right on the bowling lane, a Pacman cake, pizza for the reception lunch, and a First Air Hockey Game in lieu of a First Dance.
In October I went to Georgetown, Maine, for Carrie & Carter’s neo-Victorian, spiritual wedding on the beach.
In July I went to Bath for Chelsea & Zeke’s Maine Maritime Museum wedding!
In May I went down to Massachusetts for Steph & Joe’s Fall River Country Club wedding — and fell absolutely in love with these flowering trees.
In April I did this rockin’ fashion/modeling shoot with Heather in Windham.
In February I did this lovely boudoir shoot with Kelly.
In April I got to photograph a guerrilla marketing event for Bobbi Brown Cosmetics down in Boston, which was crazy fun despite the ridiculously low temperature!
A few days later, I met Karyna in Cape Elizabeth for some fashion & modeling shots, along with her dog Spartacus!
In August I went to Camden, Maine, and climbed Mount Battie with Lyn & Brian for their incredible, all-day wedding.
I mean, seriously… look at that view!
At the end of October I went to Portland for Melissa & Colin’s wedding.
In February I photographed Joelle’s smoldering hot boudoir session!
In October I went to Lewiston for Sarah & Rory’s absolutely gorgeous wedding at the St. Peter & Paul Basilica — probably the most stunning church I’ve ever seen.
In June I went to Fort Williams for Erin & Jim’s intimate family ceremony… preceding the BIG ceremony which was happening later in the month in Cancun! (Sadly I was not invited.)
In April I met up with my friend Paige for a casual shoot in Portland and Cape Elizabeth.
I spent lots of time with my in-laws’ dog, Rivet! The most gorgeous, happy dog in the world.
In May I went to my friends JJ & Scout’s apartment to watch (and document) them shaving one of their cats! (It was totally necessary, not just for fun. Seriously, if you’ve ever shaved a cat before, you know that it is NOT fun.)
On Labor Day I went to Moultonborough and got to experience the beauty that is Castle in the Clouds for Felicia & Germaine’s rainy, love-filled wedding.
I got to take freaking adorable photos, like this one of Nate hugging Rivet. :’)
In April I went to Wolfeboro for Kristin & Jeff’s wedding and got to see this beautiful, fluffy cake. (Nom.)
In July I went down to Boston for Megan & Adam’s Anthony’s Pier 4 wedding.
In September I was in West Bridgewater at The Canoe Club capturing Jessica & Tom’s wonderfully offbeat, blue-and-yellow, retro, tattoo-filled wedding (complete with an antique car!).
In July I went down to Littleton for Hannah & Matt’s tearjerker of a wedding at his parents’ home, filled with blue-and-white checkered tablecloth, Izze sodas, a homemade photo booth, and lots of gorgeous wildflowers.
In May I did the most fantastic boudoir shoot EVER with Beth (and Natasha was there rocking the HOUSE with her incredible makeup skills).
In September I did a very different kind of boudoir shoot with Erica — so awesome.
May was when I first met Alex and did an absolutely gorgeous boudoir shoot with her — again, with Natasha riding shotgun! Look at her freakin’ HAIR. And those EYES. So jealous.
I had lots of fun downtown adventures with JJ and Graham — lots of coffee from Bard, lots of walks outside regardless of the weather or temperature, and LOTS of Five Guys. Yuuum.
At the end of October I went to one of my favorite places ever — Walden Pond, in Concord — for Meryl & Patrick’s engagement shoot.
February was the first time I photographed Baby Bruno — he was only 3 weeks old during this shoot!
At the end of October I went to Fuller Farms in Scarborough — on a positively FREEZING morning — to photograph Katie’s adorable family!
In June I went to the Falmouth Country Club for the first time for Nikki & Dan’s hilarious, laid-back wedding.
At the end of October I got to see Sarah & Rory again for their insanely awesome Rock the Dress session in Cape Elizabeth!
And last but not least… this absolutely BAD. ASS. shot of Taylor from our boudoir shoot in October. Sizzle!!!