Vermont Summer Photos

When cousins get together it’s important to document it! I had such fun with these two families exploring and playing – the parents helped tell fart jokes and make funny faces so the kids would laugh – I’m going to bring them to all my shoots. Dreaming of summer and warmer days!

Vermont Rehearsal Dinner

Kelly & Pete kicked off their rehearsal dinner just north of Basin Harbor at Pete’s house with a lobster themed bbq. Kelly is from North Carolina so the details had a bit of Southern flare! Guests arrived from Basin Harbor by boat (the Escape) and the party kicked off from there.
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It was a great evening!

Recipe :: Turkey Chili from the New York Times

Neither Jeff nor I are fans of beans in general but over the weekend I had a delicious soup that definitely had beans in it….and I didn’t mind! So I got the idea of making chili and found this Turkey Chili Recipe on the New York Times. Jeff made it a few days ago with Cannelini and Navy Beans and it was awesome – hearty and wholesome with none of the bean texture that we usually don’t like. The best part is that it cooks up in about 40 minutes and gets better the next day as leftovers – win win win! A perfect wintery comfort food meal!

VT Summer Family Photos

These sweet kiddos were in town visiting their Grandparents last summer so we did some family photos – that bright green grass makes me dream of summer! It’s always nice to be able to take the time to get to know kids and get them comfortable in front of the camera – I almost always prevail at the end.

And lollipops at the end as a special treat for awesome cooperation!

Pot and Kettle Rehearsal Dinner

Amory & Prescott’s Maine wedding weekend kicked off with a lobster bake at the Pot and Kettle right on the ocean. I loved all the rustic picnic details and the way the tables were decorated.

Guests were bussed from the Asticou Inn where the wedding was held the next day

Guests mingled and enjoyed the warm Maine evening before a school bell was rung to call people to dinner

A few portraits of Prescott & Amo as guests were heading into dinner

This was my third (and final!) wedding with this family – Gard & Martha were the first to be married in 2011!

Time to eat and cooked to perfection!

Amo & Prescott welcomed their guests before people ate

Of course everyone donned their bibs.

Amory’s Mother gifted them an LL Bean tote bag with Amory’s new initials (ALL) and joked that that was very appropriate because she is ALWAYS doing it all!

These colleagues of Prescott’s really roasted him and had us all in STITCHES

Amory’s Dad and his two close friends sang to the couple which is also a tradition I’ve now enjoyed three times!

And then the evening ended with a sweet slideshow put together by sister Mallie!