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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!)

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(Photo taken with my iPhone)

It finally happened.  My sweet Lillian finally rode her new bike on the road (she’s been riding it in parking lots up until this point)!  She isn’t the type that deals with failure easily.  She expects to pick things up quickly and if she doesn’t, she has a tendency to give up.  Once she’s able to conquer something, she’ll put 110% into what she’s doing.  Riding her bigger bike, wasn’t something we were willing to let her give up on.  She’s grown so much in the past year.  She no longer fits on the tandem bike attachment that went on my husband’s bike and since we love to ride together, we knew that this was something we would have to give her a gentle nudge to finally get the hang of.  We haven’t been on River Road at all this year compared to our usual 2-3 times a week once it’s warm enough.  The road is just over 11 miles back and forth from our house.  It typically takes us anywhere from 45-60 minutes to complete and we usually only encounter a few cars during our rides which makes it nice and relaxing (not to mention being along the Battenkill River).  Add in a few steep climbs (and one hill of death) and we have a great weekday workout!  As she gains her confidence in the coming weeks, I’m not sure how often we’ll be able to get her out on the road as soccer practice has started up for the fall season.  But I remain hopeful that when it comes time for us to head back to Acadia National Park next year for our vacation, she’ll be a pro and will be able to look at those beautiful carriage roads and say “I’ve got this”!

 

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Anna knew what she wanted all along.  She reached out to me close to two years before her wedding day and she had already booked the always lovely West Mountain Inn by that point.  When you know, you just know.  We had gotten together on one of the coldest days last year for their engagement session last year up in Burlington.  It was BEYOND cold.  I went through two batteries while we were together (less than two hours when my normal battery life is around 6 hours) and had to deal with a bit of fogging on my lens as we transitioned from the frigid outdoors to the toasty warm indoors.  One thing I knew when Anna + Ian’s wedding day was that if we could make it through that session, no matter what mother nature handed us on their wedding day, we could handle it!

Vermont Wedding Photographer

Vermont Wedding Photographer

I love a cute pair of second shoes for the reception and Anna’s super sparkly Kate Spade Keds didn’t disappoint!!

Vermont Wedding Photographer

One thing I always love to see at the ceremony site at West Mountain are the benches.  They just fit the surroundings perfectly, don’t you think?!

Vermont Wedding Photographer
Vermont Wedding Photographer

A beautiful ceremony amongst the mountains and the trees.

Vermont Wedding Photographer
Vermont Wedding Photographer
Vermont Wedding Photographer
Vermont Wedding Photographer
Vermont Wedding Photographer

Vermont Wedding Photographer
Vermont Wedding Photographer

After the bridal party and family portraits, we moved around the property for a few photos before heading up to the lovely reception in the barn.

Vermont Wedding Photographer
Vermont Wedding Photographer
Vermont Wedding Photographer

I absolutely adored Anna’s floral hair piece.  It fit her to a tee and was so dreamy looking (and a great alternative to a floral crown)!

Vermont Wedding Photographer
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Vermont Wedding Photographer
Vermont Wedding Photographer

 

Vermont Wedding Photographer

So many lovely details.  I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, whether you decide to keep your decorations simple or decide to go all out, you can never do anything wrong inside this barn!

Vermont Wedding Photographer

Vermont Wedding Photographer

A lovely cake from Gourmet Provence!

Vermont Wedding Photographer

As I was outside taking some detail photos I was able to capture Anna and Ian walking up.

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Thank you Anna and Ian for allowing me to tell your story and trusting me with your memories!!

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My sweet Lillian Grace made her Holy First Communion this past May.  She was such a trooper going to class every Sunday ALONG with being home-schooled in the second grade curriculum since she was behind.  She wasn’t completely keen on wearing a dress since she’s much more into plaid shirts and her Converse, but as long as her dress didn’t have any sparkle and I didn’t make her wear stockings, she promised to comply.  I had worn a baby’s breath for my First Communion, so I decided to take it up a notch with her own floral crown.  If you’re getting married and you or one of your flower girls has a floral crown, please don’t be shocked by the price!!  This crown took me over an hour to make and after three attempts, I can tell you that it takes a lot of skill and talent to make one of these!!

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After we came home, she asked if she was done for life with religious ed classes, and much to her dismay, she has many years ahead of her.  As we always tell her when we ask her to do something that she’s not always thrilled about……. “you’ll live”!

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