Sofia and I met at a knitting party I hosted at Bissell Brothers last winter and in the short time we've known eachother our dogs have learned to tolerate one another and she and Alex got engaged! We met up at one of my favorite spots in Portland right across the way from where Alex popped the question. The two enjoyed hot toddies and throwing a tennis ball for their pup while the sun disappeared behind the clouds. Thanks AK Salmon Sisters for the mugs! Enjoy the photos! XO
I've lived in Portland, Maine for three years now and I can't believe I'm just now meeting Chanel and Patrick! Chanel reached out to me earlier this fall on instagram to book an autumn session before the leaves were gone and I readily agreed. These two love L.L.Bean more than I do (if that's possible) and I love the way they are with each other. The session flew by and I wished we had more than thirty minutes together - my pup Ella came along as an assistant and made a surprise appearance. Chanel is a budding architecture and nature photographer and I'm excited to get out on a photo adventure with her this winter! Chanel and Patrick thank you for showing me a trail in Portland I hadn't seen before.
I hopped into Andy’s truck after driving 4+ hours through the back woods of southern NH and VT to Stratton Mountain and was whisked off to Gale Meadows Pond where Andy proposed to Erika earlier this summer. We walked along the wooded pond-side trail as they regaled me with the story – Andy leaving painted rocks for Erika to find, Erika saying she had no idea until the third rock – thankful as that gave her time to compose herself. Meanwhile, Andy in a fishing boat motors out to the spot on the phone with Erika’s dad at the time getting his last-minute blessing. We know how the story ends – here in the woods with me hopping over wet rocks and scampering through the brush looking down long enough for a spider to crawl across my foot and a frog to hop out of the way. After our jaunt through the woods we drove to a deserted farm road and Erika and Andy practiced their first dance and got cozy next to a faded barn. E + A thanks for reminding me why I adore Vermont so much and I hope you love the photographs! XO