I never thought that my last session in New Hampshire could so perfectly capture everything that I love about this state. Everything from the gorgeous landscape, the tranquility and quietness inherent in the small towns, and the unmistakable human connection before you- when nothing else matters except for where you are at the present moment. Well, okay, that last one has more to do with our affinity to relate with one another than with state lines, but I certainly found it in abundance with the families that I had the privilege of working with these past few years. I have had the absolute honor of spending time and laughing about life with some amazing people. It’s never lost on me that working with me is a decision people make, and one that I am truly grateful for. It is what I constantly keep in mind as I strive to provide them with images that will serve as timeless glimpses of how their lives looked and felt at the moment that image was created.
When Cortney and Aaron reached out to me for a maternity session, I was more than elated to be photographing an evening with their beautiful family. Greater still, however, was my elation at the opportunity to capture a family awaiting the changes that a new little one brings. This time, for them, is filled with such anticipation and longing that naturally brings with it it’s own form of excitement that comes easily through the lens. I was so grateful to be reminded of just how powerful the love of one’s family can be; the way your life can feel so complete with nothing more than a look or a smile from the greatest loves of your life. The Alexanders were just as charming as the scenery that surrounded them, and their little nugget, Luke, well, he was just delicious! He was full of boundless curiosity, observing every detail around him and learning just the way children do at his age. One smile or wink from Luke, and your heart instantly warms up, making you smile along with him.
Cort and Aaron, I wish you both all the best in this entirely new journey you are about to embark on, as a second baby adds yet another delightful dimension to family life, just as unexpectedly surprising as the first one did. This new chapter stretches your heart to a size you never thought possible, and once you’re there- it can never shrink back! Life is best lived one moment at a time, and some of the best ones are those spent celebrating the anticipation of those yet to come!