Category Archives: Personal

Our Family Session | Kate Guillette Photography

We did a session with our good friend Kate of Kate Guillette Photography.  We’ve been friends with Kate for many years & she use to work with Drew when we lived up in the Beverly/Salem area.  Long gone are the days of them working at Ritz camera, but “Auntie” Kate is still a huge part of our lives.  We were super excited when she decided to purchase a home in the Lowell area so we could hang out all the time.

Believe it or not, this is our first family session.  You’d think as photographers and understanding the importance of have professional photos taken we’d have tons.  That is not the case, we are too busy shooting sessions for everyone else we don’t do it ourselves.

You can view more images on Kate’s blog.  Thanks so much for shooting the session for us & being such a great Auntie Kate.  xoxo

Brennan’s Tinkerbell Birthday Party by Little Miss Princess Parties | Personal

Prue is in the midst of birthdays this month!  It seems all her little friends have birthdays in January & February.  Last Saturday we went to a 2nd birthday party where Tinkerbell made a special appearance.  Those of you who know Prue, know she loves “Bell”.  She was super excited to go to the party & got to wear her Bell Halloween costume again.

We were just guests, but of course I brought my camera and as soon as Tinkerbell appeared I went into photo mode trying to capture the kids fun and excitement, they had a blast with Tinkerbell.

Tinkerbell started out by reading the kids a couple of stories.  You can see the birthday girl assisting Tinkerbell :)  The kids did a really great job sitting and listening to the stories.

After the stories it was time for a fashion show.  Most of the kids dressed up in their favorite princess costumes.

Next it was time for a dance party!  It isn’t a successful party without a dance party.  The kids had an awesome time getting down with Tinkerbell.  She had them all doing different moves and then they had a chance to freestyle.

Finally it was crafty time.  The kids all decorated little frames and a photo with Tinkerbell.

Right before Tinkerbell left she gave the birthday girl a special ring that she brought for her.  It was a great party for sure.   The kids all seemed to have a great time and they were all so cute dressed up in their costumes.  Prue loved meeting Tinkerbell and all day after the party she asked when we were going to see Bell again.

If you want to book Tinkerbell for your party (or a variety of other characters) check out Little Miss Princess Parties.  They offer Alice in Wonderland, Pirate Parties, Fancy Nancy, the list goes on & on.  You can have them do the entire party for you or  just have the character visit.   Chelsea (Tinkerbell) did a great job with the kids.

Prue 52 Weeks 1-4 | Personal Portraits

We have been taking photos of Prue everyday for the past 2 years.  This is January was the start of the 3rd year we will have a photo of Prue everyday.  Drew is the one who is in charge of this project.  I occasionally help out and take the photos, but it is mostly Drew.  He is the one that selects the photo for the day and edits most of them.

You can find past years photos on Drew & Prue’s flickr accounts.  The first year we create a calendar using all of the images (each month was the images from the past year).  You can see those here.

This year I created 2 videos using animoto, they were posted on the blog.  You can find them here.

Drew has decided to upload the photos to his flickr account as a week’s worth of images.  He usually uploads them on Sundays (I think that is the correct date, though I don’t know for sure).  He mentioned to me that it would be cool to pick one fave image each week and blog it.  Here are the images from the first 4 weeks.

Week 1

Week 2Week 3Week 4