November Favorites | Maine Lifestyle & Documentary Family Photographer

Hey guyssss!

The last couple months have been pure insanity over here so naturally I've missed at least last month's "favorites" post. And honestly, I don't think I took a single picture of my own kids all month because I was so busy between school and client sessions. I want to use my favorites of the month posts to showcase my personal work so in that regard, I guess there wasn't much of a point in doing a blog post for October. I know I'm a little early this month but it's close enough. Can you believe that it's almost December?!

My busy season is officially all wrapped up and my classes are wrapping up. I have a few more exams and big papers due before the end of the semester but I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. I'm excited to be able to relax and enjoy some down time with my kids.

Oh, don't forget about my Black Friday weekend sale is still going on until Monday, November 27th at 11:59pm. Save 10% off gift certificates or $50 off an in-home session booked for the month of December or January. This can apply towards holiday tradition sessions!

Walker Family | Biddeford Maine Family Photographer

It may be too early to say this, but it feels like Spring is making it's way to Maine. Last week, the temperatures got into the low 50's a few different times. And it looks like more warm weather is coming next week. Keith Carson claims Winter isn't over yet and we shouldn't get attached to the high temps so I guess I'll just be cautiously optimistic. 

We're all back in school now after February vacation. Unfortunately, most of our free week was spent at home because both girls had colds. We did manage to get out on Saturday to see the Lego Batman movie. It was a big hit. I love it when kids movies can be enjoyable for both the kids and the adults. Though, being honest, I love all kid movies. It's kind of ridiculous. My husband jokes that one of the main reason I had children was so I would have an excuse to go see kid movies in the theaters, haha. Definitely one of my favorite perks to motherhood.

I'm glad we got out when we did because that night, Lil and I both ended up getting a stomach bug. Thankfully, we're both feeling better now and I'm hoping that we're done with colds and stomach bugs for a while.


Last week, I met up with the Walker family at one of my new favorite spots in Biddeford. If you saw my story on snapchat, it was the stinky place. LOL. Seriously though, I don't think I've ever smelled anything so bad. The trail moves away from the marsh/ocean though so as soon as we got onto it, we escaped the smell. Note to self: Check the tides before scheduling sessions.

I wasn't sure how the trail was going to be so we all wore our rain boots. Which turned out to be a good decision. The trail was much snowier than I expected and there were multiple spots where the snow went up over the girls' boots. I felt so bad that their poor feet were getting wet and cold. We took our time getting to the end of the trail which was where we did most of the portraits with many stops to empty out boots. Those little girls were awesome. They made it down the whole trail which was just over a mile in & out. They're so beautiful and can we just pause for a moment and say THAT. HAIR. THOUGH. All 3 of them have the most gorgeous hair, I'm a bit envious. 

Heading into March, I have a few spots available towards the end of the month. 

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Downtown with Em | Maine Childhood Photographer

A couple days ago, my girls and my niece were all supposed to have a big sleep over at the grandparents. Unfortunately, Grammy and both my girls came down with a cold so it had to be cancelled. I knew how disappointed Em (my niece) probably was, so I invited her to have some one-on-one time with me. I also warned that we were mostly running errands, but hey, that can be fun with the right company right? 

 

We started the morning with a little volunteering at the school setting up for our upcoming Art Show. We couldn't stay for long, but she loved getting to help out. After grabbing some lunch and running the rest of our errands we decided to make downtown Biddeford our little photo session spot. It was such a beautiful day at one point we actually had to take our jackets off. We took turns taking each other's pictures and all in all, I think it was a successful and fun day. 

I don't often have the opportunity to spend one-on-one time with Em so whenever the opportunity does arise, I try to jump on it. I've never done an in-town session like this so it was really neat to get to try out a few new ideas. I'm so glad I was able to get out during this week of unseasonably warm temperatures. Let's all keep thinking Spring and melt this snow away!