Staybridge Suites.

I love hotels.

Shooting in them. (the light!).

Staying in them. (they’re so clean. and the beds are always made, unlike home.)

Eating in them. (I’m not so great with the cooking thing.)

So, when I got the chance to shoot for Staybrige Suites with an awesome agency, Bluesky, I was pumped.

Kids, food, hotels, s’mores, professional dogs (that know how to limp on command? Come ON!) HECK YES.

Also, getting to work with my absolute favorite voice over talent, Mike Schatz (also, the creative director at Bluesky) again was awesome. Back when I was on the agency side of things, Mike was my go to voice over guy.

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Summer….

I love summer. I love the lack of schedules, going to the pool, sleeping in a little later, time for waffles in the mornings. I love that my job allows this. Feeling so thankful and lucky to have the opportunities that I have from doing something I love so much (being a mom and a photographer).

June took us to Boston to shoot for an amazing non-profit, called the Play Brigade. We got to shoot anywhere we wanted to in Fenway Park…I still seriously cannot believe this. My husband is a lifelong Red Sox fan and he was there helping me that day and got to walk on the field, sit in the dugout, see the Green Monster seats. We also shot all around Boston (Lynn, Franklin, Brookline) to see some amazing girls for the upcoming “Strong is the New Pretty” book. From roller derby girls to violinists…I swear, not sharing these images (gotta keep some for the book!) is so stinking hard!

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Also, headed up to North Carolina to take my daughter to my alma mater, Wake Forest University, for her first ever sleep away soccer camp. Same coach I had when I played there…talk about a full circle moment. So proud of her for sticking it out and dealing with homesickness….here is her coming home. Missed that face. Got to shoot some more amazing girls up in NC…some artists, valedictorians and hikers.

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The best of June…

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Weekly Roundup

Thought I’d try blogging my favorite shots for the week here…on my blog. Not just posting on facebook, but having a bloggy record of them online.

I shoot a lot…see.

E and her favorite preschool friend and future husband saying goodbye. Noah’s moving to PA.
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Yorkshire fog.
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Family session.

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Sammy and a four kid pile up.
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Someone lost her front tooth. The brown one that was injured three years ago…love it.

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Cheerio and Bonjour {European Vacation…and some work}

We had the trip of a lifetime last week for spring break. It was exhausting and some tears were shed (mostly by a jetlagged me), but we made it through and got to see and experience some amazing sites and places.

Carolyn Mendelsohn, (check out her work, so beautiful and very poignant and thoughful portraits) asked if I might be interesting in heading to Yorkshire to teach a day of her Residential Workshop. It was falling during the girls’ spring break, so we decided to make a week of it…and cram every damn thing we could think of into said week as well.

We flew into London, stayed for a few days, took the train to Paris (the 5:40 train, I might add) for 24 hours, then train-ed back to London, up to Yorkshire, taught the class (the girls modeled and Mike pub-ed:), headed back to London and went home. Easy, right?

A few highlights of our trip…
Lion King in the West End.
Getting pictures drawn of the girls in Montmartre.
Climbing the Eiffel Tower with no crowds.
Pretending we were on the Amazing Race when almost missed our train from Paris.
I had zero fear flying over the Atlantic (I am a terrible flyer generally) but my relax-y pills chilled me just enough to make it through just fine.
Indian food in London.
Bread and croissant in Paris.
Gelato.
Gelato.
Gelato.
The amazing and awesome women in the class in Yorkshire.
The moors.
Teaching a class in the same place Wuthering Heights was written.

Some of the images from our trip.

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Cheerio and Bonjour {European Vacation…and some work}

We had the trip of a lifetime last week for spring break. It was exhausting and some tears were shed (mostly by a jetlagged me), but we made it through and got to see and experience some amazing sites and places.

Carolyn Mendelsohn, (check out her work, so beautiful and very poignant and thoughful portraits) asked if I might be interesting in heading to Yorkshire to teach a day of her Residential Workshop. It was falling during the girls’ spring break, so we decided to make a week of it…and cram every damn thing we could think of into said week as well.

We flew into London, stayed for a few days, took the train to Paris (the 5:40 train, I might add) for 24 hours, then train-ed back to London, up to Yorkshire, taught the class (the girls modeled and Mike pub-ed:), headed back to London and went home. Easy, right?

A few highlights of our trip…
Lion King in the West End.
Getting pictures drawn of the girls in Montmartre.
Climbing the Eiffel Tower with no crowds.
Pretending we were on the Amazing Race when almost missed our train from Paris.
I had zero fear flying over the Atlantic (I am a terrible flyer generally) but my relax-y pills chilled me just enough to make it through just fine.
Indian food in London.
Bread and croissant in Paris.
Gelato.
Gelato.
Gelato.
The amazing and awesome women in the class in Yorkshire.
The moors.
Teaching a class in the same place Wuthering Heights was written.

Some of the images from our trip.

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