It’s the most wonderful time of the year

It’s true.

There was a time when summer was my most favorite time of year.  There was also a time when Christmas was tops on my list.  And then, when spring arrives, I’m pretty sure that IT’S the most beautiful season of all … so fresh and new!  But right now, with the chill in the air and the bright, beautiful and colorful leaves on the trees?  Yes, right now … THIS is my favorite time of year!

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A few years in a row I’ve headed south to Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge … such a beautiful place with big, gorgeous trees — to get my fill of fall, its colors and my photo fun. This year, I spent some time at Laurel Hill Cemetery in Saco.  This  place is not nearly as big, but it is every bit as lovely, peaceful, serene and picturesque.

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Call me crazy, but I enjoy checking out the headstones.  I figure out his or her age, who the person is buried next to, if they are family members and what their story might have been.  Somewhere, there’s a descendent who can’t visit or may not even know that this person existed …. I like to think that I visit in their stead.

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And finally, there is a sweet little building with a beautiful window, a turret and ivy growing up its stone walls framing the windows perfectly.

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I finally got to get my fall on … and it was well worth the wait!


Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree.   –emily bronte



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Saco, Maine | Bayview Beach Family Photo Session

a beachy morning

For those of you who have sessions with me, you know that it is a necessity to work the session around the best light.  That typically means either early morning or early evening into dusk when the sun is at a slant, providing the most glorious and flattering glow.    Most people choose the early evening option … not that I blame them!  But not this family!  And I love it! This is the second time I’ve photographed this family in as many years, and both times were early morning sessions.  This was so great for so many reasons …..  the light, as I mentioned above, is just lovely, and we had the beach virtually to ourselves except for a few other early morning beach lovers.  We had the opportunity to run around, play, have fun, and capture some really great moments.  The boys have grown for sure, but still have the same handsome smiles I remembered.  They were full of energy, a little mischievous, and full of love for each other.  I mean, look at their happy faces!

We were done by 8:00 a.m.  So I snuck back for a few minutes of solitude.  Breathe in.  Breathe out.  Aaaaahhhhhh.



a beautiful morning on Bayview
a beautiful morning on Bayview
a family full of love
a family full of love
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special bond

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