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Here we are….already almost mid-August. How did that happen? Summer should really get slapped with a speeding ticket. I have enjoyed so much this summer and with that once again I have neglected my blog and social media. I typically blog in order but I’ve decided to jump way ahead to a session I did in June. I had the pleasure of photographing Carolyn and her baby girl back in 2018 for my Motherhood Minis. I was so excited to see her again, this time 38 weeks pregnant. If know me I love maternity sessions–coupled with water? Well, I’m in heaven.

If you’re expecting and interested in a session I would suggest aiming to book when you’re 7-8 months. That being said I’ve done them well into the 9th month. In fact one in particular she went into labor the very next day! I can work very closely with you on finding the perfect wardrobe for you and your family. Please feel free to reach out anytime with questions!

H/MU: Caitlin Murphy 


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  • August 16, 2019 - 12:10 pm

    kara dulin - Mind blowing Steph!! These are all so breathtaking. The colors and angles are beyond gorgeous.

I had the pleasure of photographing this family last August. What was supposed to be a  Motherhood portrait mini session in May turned into rescheduled full session. I was so happy that we had a beautiful day and location where their family has a home. From start to beginning it was utterly seamless–until I went backwards in the water with a camera in each hand. Luckily it wasn’t too deep and my cameras were safe. If you’ve shot with me before you know I can get a little overexcited and don’t always keep an eye on where I’m walking/running/etc. Totally worth it, embarassment and all. 

Summer beach sessions are quickly starting to book up. If you are interested in having a family beach portrait session like this, please reach out so we can discuss details and possible dates. I look forward to it!


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  • May 21, 2019 - 3:52 pm

    Amanda Peckham - I found you on Instagram through Mel Mahoney. I was curious how much you charge for both maternity and newborn shoots. I’m not due until October but wanted to get an idea on pricing. Thank you!

“The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.”

-Jacques Cousteau

When I started my photography business I never imagined being known as a ‘beach photographer’. Somehow that changed about 6  years ago when I started doing more and more after photographing a very lovely senior girl at her local beach. I was completely blown away by its beauty and started returning spring, summer and fall, year after year. I never tire of it because my clients are promised something unique from Mother Nature each and every time. No one evening looks the same. The beach landscape is ever changing as the tides wash in and create pristine, smooth sand as far as you can see to being tousled with rocks and seaweed. Always a surprise, I never know what it will be until I crest the dune and behold what is in store for myself and my clients. We have beared muggy nights, braved the cold, stood strong against tumultous tides, in awe of sunsets that left us never wanting to leave until there was no more light and moon rises that took our breath away.

Yes, it certainly does hold you in it’s wonder….

With that all said, here is a mini session from last September of prescious little Addie Rose and her adoring parents. I was lucky enough to photograph this pretty mama’s maternity session as well as their newborn session. I couldn’t wait to see Addie in person again as we had stayed in touch and I was updated with adorable photos of her throughout the spring. It was a blustery day and the wind seemed to confuse her a bit and the cold air nipped her little toes. Though we didn’t get too many smiles I am still loving these images <3 There are some new beaches that I want to explore more and feel that they would really lend themselves to a gorgeous winter beach session. I’m running a special on sessions that take place thru March 30th. Reach out to find our more info!!


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  • May 7, 2019 - 2:13 am

    Tchoupomoting - The pictures are fantastic ! Great post !

It’s been a while. Five months and four days to be exact.

So how have you been? 😉

It’s been a busy spring, summer and fall which means some things were overlooked, not prioritized and left on the back burner to simmer for too long. In this case, it’s boiled over and the pot is burnt. Whoops.

I remember when blogs were IT. The go to place for you to catch up on your favorite creatives’ newest work–to soak up all the viusal and written goodness. I’m curious to know how many people actually still read blogs. With the rise in popularity of Instagram, decrease in reach of our friends and fans on Facebook, I think most would agree that the community and support over in those little squares makes you feel like you’re being heard. I can spend hours sometimes working on a blog post and wonder if anyone has even read it.


So, I’ll just pick up where I left off last….motherhood sessions. I hold them very close to my heart–especially this one. My sister and her beautiful children. <3 She tirelessly works her business while raising three incredible little humans. I’m so proud of the woman and mother she has become.

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I don’t know why but for some reason these movie files were sitting in my client folder on my hard drive for 5 years. I was photographing this adorable baby girl and her mom August 2013 down in Onset, MA and decided to take some video along with stills. When they say “life sometimes just gets in the way” it couldn’t be more true.  That and the fact that unless I have a to-do list written down being on my computer I feel like I have the worst ADD ever! Have you seen that meme that says, “Men, if you want to knowwhat a woman’s mind is like, imagine a browser with 3,241 tabs open.” So true!  Right now there are 16 open on my iMac including this one 😉

Being that I am trying to reach more clients interested in motherhood sessions (did you miss my motherhood minis this month??) I decided to buckle down and create this behind the scenes look at my afternoon with Scout and her pretty mama to show you all what your session can look like. Films are always so moving for me.  I hope this makes you feel <3 and I hope that I can create something this beautiful for you very soon!

Have a fabulous long weekend!



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  • July 2, 2018 - 9:47 am

    Fokuspoint - Really beautiful!

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