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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!

Home.  It’s the place I long for.  It’s the place where my mind always wanders to when we’re away.  This month, we’ve been in our home for 10 years.  TEN YEARS!!  When we bought it ten years ago, we knew it would be a long haul of projects.  The whole downstairs has been completely gutted with a new kitchen and new bathroom.  Thankfully the bedrooms haven’t needed anything and the only thing we have left to do on the inside is our main bath…….but that’s one project we’ll leave to the pros!  The outside though has seen the bulk of work.  A completely restored front porch, new windows throughout the house and we’re now on our third coat of paint (let’s just say we’ll never use Behr paint again…..Sherwin Williams all the way) with countless new pieces of replaced cedar siding.  My husband has done 95% of the work himself…….and thus 10 years later, it’s still a work in progress.  We’re planning on ripping out the front walkway and hopefully FINALLY doing the landscaping later this year, but as with everything in life, something inevitably comes up and it’s gets put on next year’s list.

This home holds my heart though…….each and every corner.

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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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