Archive for September, 2010

How to charm me

September 28, 2010

Excuse me while I write down this conversation IMMEDIATELY. It was this evening at the dinner table between me and Henry, age four.

Henry: When is my birthday this year?

Me: It’s in June.

Henry: Again? When is it going to be in winter?

Me: Never, your birthday is always in June, every year.

Henry, completely surprised: How you know?

A sparkly night

September 20, 2010

Lucinda Wesson at Chocolate Creative Design has been working away on a very special project, and it is almost ready to be unveiled!

She’s had some very, um, helpful helpers.

We thought gorgeous Elihu Island in Stonington would be the perfect place to photograph it on what was the most perfect of blue, sparkly, sunny September evenings.

And it was.

Can’t wait to share, stay tuned!

P.S. There is a hint in the title of this post. And there may have been some HAY involved.

P.P.S. Late 2010 and 2011 brides, you’ll want to click that link for sure! A $150 Williams-Sonoma giveaway!

Katie + Jay, married in Monroe

September 17, 2010

A peek for the fantastic Katie and Jay, due back from their honeymoon soon–they had a rocking party in celebration of their marriage, complete with what might have been the most photobooth photos we’ve EVER taken at a single event.

And one more, because I love this one by my sidekick Steph Stevens–what an AMAZING shot capturing for their first kiss!

Launched!

September 15, 2010

Henry, first day this fall at his familiar nursery school. He loves it, but he’s never one to embrace change, especially A) in the morning and B) if it means leaving his Legos and Playmobil.

Here he’s saying he’d really rather go inside and take a nap. Because he’s really tired.  And that his belly hurts. And that maybe we should go tomorrow, instead.

But when I dropped him off, I got a kiss and a smile. He’ll do just fine.

We’ve been full of firsts for what feels like weeks now–first day of first grade, first day of montessori school and now, first day of the last year of nursery school. We adore our neighborhood nursery school, and can hardly believe we are beginning our fourth (and final) year with a child there.  It feels good to have everyone launched, and I think it will be a fantastic year.

“And I can take a nap, right upstairs, with my lambie and my softie, and maybe I will just go to school later, okay, mom?”


“Oh, well, guess we’re here. See you later, mom!”

Just beachy!

September 10, 2010

A sneak peek for this fabulous family–we rescheduled and rescheduled all summer long, and finally hit the picture-perfect day at the beach.

Cannot WAIT to share all your images next week, enjoy the preview!

Ten years

September 9, 2010

Forgive the terrible scan, we loved our wedding photos by Nicki Pardo and Tom Kates.

It’s a bright and sunny day in September today, and it isn’t too hard to envision what I was doing exactly ten years ago, nearly to the minute.

I just adore this one. He was talking to me a little while before the wedding! And no, that isn’t a circa 2000 cell phone.

I was standing at the altar, with a church full of loved ones, marrying my husband. I’m looking at those pictures right now, and I can hardly believe what babies we were!

It was a variable weather day–it dawned hot and sunny but then it turned on us, temporarily. Just as we were about to leave for the church, it poured and poured. The rain only lasted for about 30 minutes, and then afterwards, the sun came out and we enjoyed a gorgeous riverside party.

Ten years later, I can see it our day was a perfect metaphor for marriage—for the 30 or so minutes of rain we’ve had in our ten years, we’ve had hours and hours of sunshine.

Thank you so much, B, for an amazing ten years. I will be so lucky to have a lifetime more of sunny and rainy days with you. I love you to the ends of the earth.

Kristen + Tim, married in Scituate (slideshow)

September 5, 2010

This current string of glorious late summer days is blurring together, one after another, but this day stood out for me. This was a day filled with sentiment and tenderness, a day to recognize loss and to recognize the joy of love. Kristen and Tim blended their lives on a picture-perfect day near summer’s end, a day that for them is just the beginning.

Kristen and Tim’s ceremony and reception was filled with beautiful tributes and reminders of Kristen’s mother, who passed away seven years ago. Kristen carried a piece of her mother’s veil tied to her bouquet, and a locket with a photo from her mother on her own wedding day. And if you aren’t tearing up right now, you’re made of tougher stuff than me, because I am! The day was also filled with laughs, too–Tim’s sons join the new family, and the youngest son toasted them with a hopeful statement of his own that brought the house down—”I don’t want to be the youngest family member any more!”

Enjoy a peek into their special day, and join me in wishing them a lifetime of love and happiness. And a rescheduled tropical honeymoon, since Hurricane Earl postponed theirs!

Slideshow for Kristen & Tim

Happy love, Kristen and Tim!

xo,

Anna