The most important work you will ever do are within the walls of your home.Harold B. Lee
Last week, I spent some time in Beacon with Bethany & Jesse documenting them as they near the arrival of their first baby. It was such a perfect evening and we found ourselves getting sentimental – first, in their backyard as the light turned golden and reminded us so much of their engagement session two years ago in Rhinebeck, and then as the wind kicked up at Long Dock Park, blowing Bethany’s hair and dress SO perfectly, just like it did on their wedding day in Piermont. I feel really lucky to be able to work with people I genuinely love, and having the privilege to watch their families grow over the years is easily my favorite part of this work. Congratulations, Bethany & Jesse! I can’t wait to meet your little one!
We laughed, we played, we made goldfish crackers swim in the river – I had the best time hanging out at the park with these three on this sunny April afternoon.
When I had my shop in Beacon, I always had my eye on the gorgeous space across the street, which featured this really beautiful brick archway and so much natural light. I knew it would make the most perfect space for an airy, plant-filled gift shop, so when Courtney moved in, fresh off the heals of a round-the-world journey, I was really excited to see what she would do with the place. She has a great energy about her and her eye for good finds and design really resonates with me… which worked out really well when I moved – a lot of items from my shop found a new home in hers!. I also really admire the determination it took to take an existing business, learn a whole new skill on the fly, and make it her own. She contacted me recently to photograph some arrangements to feature on her new website in time for Mother’s Day, so I got to spend last Tuesday morning back on Main Street Beacon hanging out in this beautiful shop window surrounded by stunning florals. Does it get any better than that?
Ohh winter engagement sessions, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways…
Sweet Mae was my first session of 2019 at just a few days old, and she really set the tone for this year. Her mom saw one of my favorite newborn photos of all time (Rosemary’s yawn) and reached out, and we were on the same page from the start. This session is one I’m so proud of. I hope that years down the road, when Mandy, Ryan, and Mae look into this room, they remember the little moments of newborn sweetness that we captured there.