I had the pleasure of taking a few photos of Emily and Jim as they anxiously awaited the arrival of their baby girl. She was due on January 13th (Emily’s birthday), the day has come and gone yet everyone still waits! I’m looking forward to meeting the newest little one whenever she decides to make her appearance. And until then, I know that she is already one of the most loved babies I know!
We all know the little song “first comes love, then comes marriage…” Well, it has officially started happening with a lot of my friends, the part about the baby and the baby carriage! Two of my best friends, Amie and Willy, welcomed their first baby boy to the world on in April of 2015. And his honorary “Aunt T” was invited over to see him when he was a mere 4 days old to capture a few precious moments with the new family.
Their baby is growing so fast now and it doesn’t even seem real that he was ever this tiny. I’m so thankful that Willy and Amie let me be a part of these early moments just days after his arrival, as I know it can be a crazy time for everyone with very little sleep. But looking back at these photos I don’t see exhausted parents – I just see the beginning stages of a new kind of love they are experiencing, and I have seen that love grow infinitely since then.
Most of my family and friends will attest to this, I am actually pretty scared of babies. Ironically, babies tend to LOVE me (I have a theory on this....) But anyways, I actually stepped it up and held the baby – briefly :) And we were even unintentionally twinning!
Thank you friends for inviting me to share your earliest moments with the newest member of your family! Congratulations again on the first round of adventures in parenting - I'm excited to keep watching everyone continue to grow!
I have a confession to make…..I have been really ready to say good riddance to 2015 and welcome the New Year. However, upon my annual reflection and “year in review”, I realized that overall, my year wasn’t as bad as I thought. In fact, while looking back at the highlight reel, it actually appears that it was…dare I say….good! Granted, 2015 did bring a handful of trials and tribulations, but it also brought so many amazing experiences with incredible travel adventures, tons of new friends, new babies, weddings, many reasons to celebrate, and fantastic reunions with old friends. So in 2016 I resolve to not let the lows over-shadow the highs, because I really do have so much to be thankful for! Without further adieu, I give you my 2015 highlight reel!
January, I spent most of my time on the sunny west coast while Boston dealt with their first wave of Nor’easterns.
In February, I travelled to Dublin, Galway, and Killarney with two of my wonderful best friends! If you haven't been there you must go!! I can't wait to get back to Ireland and explore the North.
On April 7th, two of my closest friends welcomed their first baby, Archer. I was lucky enough to be one of his first visitors and sneak in some newborn photos!
In April I also explored Paris and Barcelona with my college freshman year roommate, Liz. Both cities are so unique and wonderful in very different ways!
Sara and Kevin got married on a perfect day in May at Singing Beach Club. (Click here for more photos: http://tlzphotography.com/blog/2015/9/20/sara-kevins-manchester-by-the-sea-wedding)
In July, two more of my closest friends welcomed their first baby, Bradley, presenting another opportunity for a photoshoot!
I was in my best friend since kindergarten’s wedding in August – and obviously had to sneak in a few photos. You can take the bridesmaid out of the photographer, but you can’t take the photographer out of the bridesmaid!
I got to photograph and attend one of my best High-School friend’s shibori workshops. She is incredibly talented, passionate, and a wealth of knowledge. I strongly encourage you to check it out if you’re in the Rochester area: http://rochesterbrainery.com/collections/classes/products/shibori-dye-table-runners
I travelled back to Rochester in October to photograph Nicole and Clifton’s wedding at the Radisson Downtown, and also reunite with friends from high-school and college! My long time college friend and sorority sister Jacqueline Mix (http://jmixphoto.com/) joined me in shooting this party crew! *full blog post coming soon*
While I was in Rochester, I got to spend the afternoon with adorable Celia and her wonderful parents, Sara and Dan.
I wrapped up my wedding season on Martha’s Vineyard again, photographing Amy and Howard's stunning fall wedding at Atria in Edgartown (http://www.atriamv.com/).
I finished up the year celebrating Thanksgiving, Friendsgiving, and Christmas in different states with different parts of my family and friends (the family you choose). It was the perfect way to wrap up the year with my loved ones!
Thank you to everyone that made my year so special. I am lucky to have so many caring friends, family, and clients in my life! Here’s to making 2016 even better and having a much more appreciated highlight reel! Happy New Year!!