Archive | October, 2011

Liz + Jody :: a wedding

25 Oct

I’ve known Liz since diapers, we grew up together, spent summers in New Hampshire together, played on the same high school basketball team together, and now she is married!! I attended this summer wedding as a guest, but being a photographer I couldn’t resist stealing the bride and groom away for a few minutes, even if it was just in the hotel parking lot, but hey, it was golden hour. These two make a beautiful couple and will make a beautiful family come December (be expecting some maternity photos sometime soon)! Here are a few of my favorite shots from the day:

 

-L

::Timişoara::

18 Oct

This past June I worked in a orphanage in Timişoara, Romania. It was the most rewarding, heart wrenching, beautiful, joyful, painful thing I have ever done and probably will ever do in my life. I think about those babies everyday and dream about them often. I find myself mistaking other babies cries or laughter for theirs. I’ve discovered that, like many mothers do when they hear any child cry, i begin to rock like I am soothing a baby, despite the fact that I am not a mother myself.  Those beautiful faces are always with me, they are always in my heart. While I would love to share images of the babies with you, taking photos of them was forbidden due to privacy and security reasons, so you will have to take my word that every single one of them absolutely was a glowing ball of joy. It was an incredibly intense experience, incredibly sorrowful and exciting, fulfilling  and draining, painful and healing. Caring for the 20 babies that lived in the two rooms my dear friend Ainsley and I were assigned to. Twenty babies just in our room. There were two other rooms with just as many babies, one of which was filled with beautiful new borns, some with names, some with out. Each one perfect and small. We fed them, changed them, burped them, played with them, danced with them, sang to them, taught them how to walk, how to sit up. Let me tell you, I had never changed a diaper before in my life and now I am a pro! I couldn’t even tell you how many diapers I changed.  Ainsley, myself, and two other women from Ainsley’s church went together through Bethany Christian Services a non-profit international adoption and child relief agency located on and aiding five continents. I am planning on going back next June, if not sooner, to continue to give to these children in some small way. And to satisfy your visual needs here are some of my favorite images taken during our time in Romania. I encourage and challenge you to get involved with Bethany’s mission trips and experience for yourself the joys of these children. It is so incredibly worth every cent, every hour, every tear, every bead of sweat, every heartache, every wave of joy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Romania is in my heart always.

 

-L

Puppy Adventures

18 Oct

 

 

Today Liam, Bella, Eva and myself went on a puppy adventure. First a stop at revere beach to run around, attack each other, and avoid eating dead birds. Then a trip up to Gloucester for lunch at the Cape Ann Brewery Company. Then a visit to a friend in Rockport with a spin around the down town area. It was a good day full of good conversation, adorable puppies, and good friends. enjoy the visuals.

 

 

 

 

 

 

-L

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hibernation.

16 Oct

Well it certainly has been a while.

I have officially come out of hibernation and I’m stepping boldly back into the big blue blog world.

It is time to start up again, time to push forward, time to keep moving. It’s time.

Here i come…(again)

-L

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