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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 10 years.
    I love where I live and what I do!

Somewhere along the way, she grew up.  She was okay with it.  I wasn’t.  Lillian went into the 6th grade this past year and with that, a lot more responsibility.  More homework, more expectations, more of everything.  This girl is truly special though.  She sticks up for what she believes in, never tells a lie and is wise beyond her years.  She’s okay with being her own person and doesn’t look for the approval of others to determine her worth.  She is the perfect mix of myself and her father with her own unique twist.  In short, she’s pretty amazing and we’re lucky that she’s ours.  We took these photos in Syracuse during Christmas break and since then, she’s probably grown another inch, had braces put on and her hair is a little longer (because “why did you let me cut my hair, mom……..it makes me look like a little girl……uggghhhh)!

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Stop growing my sweet Lillian Grace, stop growing.

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I’m still alive!!!  Can you believe it?!  Where have I been you may be wondering.  Well…….I’ve intentionally slowed down a bit.  Two thousand sixteen was my busiest wedding season to date.  It was a long season filled with so many amazing moments, amazing families and amazing couples.  If I’m being completely honest though, it was exhausting.  You know when you love something, but at a certain point, you decide something needs to change………yeah, that was me last year.  So I took 10 less weddings than normal and for 2018 I’ve taken even less.  I was becoming burned out from something that has given me so much.  So many amazing connections that I’ve been fortunate enough to make.  And so many couples have become friends, something which I feel like is such a blessing.

So what have I been up too now that I’ve slowed down?!  I’m back to work full time, volunteering as a board member for the local Meals on Wheels, running again, and watching my daughter turn into a pretty amazing young lady (not my little girl anymore).  I went through a bit of a funk which we all go through from time to time and with a recent kick in the butt (which was totally needed), I’m back at it!  Now the all important question- am I still shooting weddings?  YES I AM.  Just not nearly as many as I used too.  How about elopements?  Well, yes, depending on when and where.  Less weddings means quicker turnaround.  It’s just Carrie, circa 2008 when I started shooting weddings……..only with better gear and more experience under my belt!  I’ve always juggled two jobs…….either as a photographer and a designer in the home and now a photographer and an employee outside of the home.  Same Carrie, less weddings.

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So let’s get back to weddings.  More importantly, lets’s get back to some awesome weddings that I didn’t get around to sharing last year that really need to be shared with the world!  First up is Caitlin and Michael’s beautiful day at the always amazing Inn at Weathersfield.  Always so much loveliness on these amazing grounds…..

A sweet moment with Michael and his daughter.

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One of the great things about the Inn, is that there are so many wonderful spots for the ceremony.  By the pond, amongst the trees in the amphitheater, on the front porch, in the garden, inside in front of a fireplace or in the field…….

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Check out those amazing flowers that Caitlin did herself…….amazing, right?

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Now lets take a walk around the property…..

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This was my first time heading to this particular covered bridge and I must tell you that it was love at first site.

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Add in a photo with the bridge caretaker and you’re golden!!

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Time to get back to that intimate dinner that was a dream to capture…….literally!!

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Thank you, Caitlin and Michael for allowing me to be a part of your beautiful day!

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Awhile back, I decided that capturing elopements was something that I wanted to dive deeper into.  I created two elopement packages that gives the couples their choice of one or two hours of coverage and all of their edited photos on their instant download website just like full weddings.  While most elopements that I capture happen during the week, I will occasionally book one on the weekend if it’s close enough to the big day and I don’t have a wedding booked (or if I have a Sunday wedding, for example).  Whether I’m shooting for ten hours or just one hour, each wedding is equally as important to me.  Couples may choose to elope for a number of reasons and if you’ve seen any of the recent articles on wedding websites, elopements are becoming popular for many of those reasons.  Maybe a couple just wants to keep things simple, maybe they want to  save money and invest in their first home together (which I hear often) and many times, they just to focus on each other on that day.

Bridget and Colin chose to elope at the Inn at Weathersfield along with their parents on a beautiful summer day, walking hand in hand to their ceremony site next to the pond on the property.

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Choosing who to invite and who not to invite, as I’m told, can be a difficult decision.  Whether to invite parents, other family members or friends, someone will always wish that they had been there.  At the end of the day though, it is their day……it is a celebration of their love and that is a beautiful thing no matter how many chairs are in front of them.

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I always love it when a couple writes their own vows to each other!

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The front porch is amongst my favorite spots on the Inn’s property.  There’s something about a large porch with rocking chairs that’s so inviting.

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There was such amazing light that afternoon that no matter where we went on the property, we were assured a beautiful backdrop!

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