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  • Hey there! I'm Carrie and I'm so happy you found me!
    I'm the world's luckiest mom to the most beautiful little girl.
    I have a hard working husband that I'm thankful for every single day.
    I've been a professional photographer for 6 years.
    I love my little state of Vermont and the yummy maple syrup it produces.
    I love my vintage belongings that I have around my house that remind me of those no longer with me.
    I love everything Apple related.
    I love Mad Men.
    I love that I have a hard time with not covering my walls floor to ceiling with images of my daughter.
    I love anything Italian food related and have a hard time trying new foods (but I'm getting better!)

We had first met through the wonders of technology and I could tell from that Skype chat, that Kelsey and Jevin were head over heals for each other……they were simply meant to be.  They told me about how they envisioned their day and the personal touches that they planned to create and I felt so lucky that they decided to allow me to be a part of their day.  The beauty of Windekind Farm, is that mother nature provides the most stunning backdrop so no matter how you choose to decorate, you can simply do no wrong.

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The all new Campanula Cottage was absolutely beautiful and you really can’t beat the surroundings that mother nature provides….

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Kelsey designed her own dress and it was simply flawless.  It’s simple beauty was breathtaking.

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For their first look, Kelsey and Jevin opted to not kiss (which is hard for me because I always feel the need to say “okay, go ahead and kiss”) and exchange their gifts at the same time.  Imagine my surprise when they both opened journals that they had bought/made for each other…..I mean it seriously doesn’t get any better than that!  Fate I tell ya!

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The wedding party walked around the pond on the farm and then Kelsey began to walk and it was pure magic with the sun behind her.  And when Jevin walked up to her to bring her the rest of the way, my heart melted.

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During the ceremony, a friendly cow decided to pop in and say hi which was rather amusing!

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After the ceremony, it was time to take complete advantage of all of the beautiful spots around the property.  I was like a kid in a candy shop!

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There’s an amazing railroad on the property which you can ready all about on their website and it was the perfect prop for the bridal party photos!

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Now tell me that isn’t an absolutely beautiful place to celebrate with your family and friends?!  Thank you SO MUCH Kelsey and Jevin for allowing me to be a part of your day and tell you story.

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Every morning, Max starts to turn about in his kennel letting us know that he’s ready to go out.  I may not always be ready to get out of bed at that moment, but as a person that enjoys hitting the snooze button one to many times, I suppose this new routine has been good for me.  I used to have to carry him down the stairs to make sure he didn’t have any accidents before he actually made it outside.  Thankfully, the morning accidents no longer happen (and the afternoon accidents are becoming less frequent) and I can take my time getting myself prepared to go outside.  This morning, as soon as my feet hit the ground, I could tell something was different.  I could smell Autumn in the air and I suddenly had this overwhelming feeling of peace come over me.  When I looked down, I saw this, and I knew that he felt exactly the same way…..

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I’ve had a busy couple  past couple of weeks with editing and I’ve been neglecting not only myself, but also remembering just how important our daily morning run is for this guy.  As soon as Lillian gets on the bus, I grab an apple for breakfast and get to work.  I sometimes feel guilty when I take time for myself during the workday, but I need to remember that I need to take care of myself, just as much as I take care of my family.  And I need to remember that this guy needs his daily routine, just as much as I do.  After a trip to town this evening, I instantly ran from the car to the backyard to grab this photo and I’m glad that a) I no longer get out of breath after a quick run (a long run is a different story) and b) that I get to see this from my backyard often.

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So here’s to taking care of yourself, even on the days where you feel like you don’t deserve it!

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It’s officially my favorite season.  The time of the year where there’s a slight chill in the air, the sweaters come out of storage and boots are now acceptable footwear.  It’s the season that I married my husband and it’s also the season where business starts to take a slower pace.  I’ve been in an editing frenzy and starting each day with a morning workout with Max and then jumping into editing which most often stretches into the evening hours with a few breaks for lunch, homework duty and dinner.  By 9pm, my head is on the couch and my husband is telling me to go to bed.  So it’s days like Sunday, where I take a day off and try to to devote as much time as possible to my family that I treasure the most.

We started the day with some yummy breakfast at the Little Rooster Cafe in Manchester (nice and early as always because we hate to wait) and then headed to Mad Tom Orchard.  This was the first time that we arrived shortly after they opened and I loved having the feeling that we had the orchard all to ourselves.  Add the fact that the light was simply lovely and I was in heaven.  I really haven’t taken as many photos of Lillian this year, mostly because she protests being in front of my camera just a little bit more, but thankfully with a promise of a couple of new books at Northshire Bookstore after we were done with apple picking, she was more than happy to oblige (even if it did involve a little bit of bribery!)  To cap off the morning, we headed to the Equinox Valley Nursery to pick up some pumpkins.  By lunch time, we were back home and relaxing for the rest of the day.  I am so very thankful for these days of rest!

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