Friday, November 30, 2012

Sneak Peek + Mini Holiday Sessions

This past weekend was super exciting for me. I met with a wonderful family for a holiday photo session, and had such a great time photographing them! They kept me laughing the entire time and their photos truly show there love for one another. On another note, the holidays are right around the corner annnnd you know what that means righhht?!?! ....Presents!!!!!!! ----Okay okay the holidays are not only for presents =P, but it also means it's the time for beautiful holiday cards! Why not grace your cards with a fabulous photo of you... ahem I mean you and your family? =D I am now booking Mini Holiday Sessions all through December, don't miss out on the fun! Here is a sneak peek of the session from last Friday...more coming soon! Happy Friday!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving 2012

     Every year families and friends gather all over the country and celebrate the holiday Thanksgiving. It's a time when there is no particular focus on gifts or decorations, but rather simply being thankful for what we do have. At some point it may even feel as if the annual routine of turkey, crisp apple pies, and the warmth of family and friends becomes second nature. But today I am especially thankful that I woke up to a home with family that loves me and are able to celebrate together. I realize that it's the little things that stay with us the most and are truly important. 
     For me it's all coming together at my grandparent's home, my uncles' and cousins' loud shouts as we play a round of Scopa, the table full of delicious homemade foods (and desserts =D), and my grandfather's words of grace. These are the little things that stay with me even as the years go by. I wish you the happiest Thanksgiving, full of yummy turkey and stuffing, and mashed potatoes, and sweet potatoes, and pumpkin pie and----well with everything you can possibly eat in one day! =D Happy Thanksgiving! 

My Mom's yummy homemade cheesecake =)

Friday, November 16, 2012


While reading I stumbled upon a poem that really tugged at my heartstrings. Many times we tend to push things aside until the next day, and when the next day comes, the same thing occurs. Life happens which makes it difficult to achieve everything like we said we would. Sometimes when this happens we unknowingly push aside the very things we love---our family, friends, dreams. Life is short and everyday really does count. And so as W.M. Lewis stated,"The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but we wait so long to begin it." One day I want to look back at my life and see all of the things I did do, the things I brought to life, not just ideas and and dreams scribbled in a notebook. So go out there and do what it is you love today, so that tomorrow you can look back and see all of the great things you achieved. Happy Friday!


He was going to be all that a mortal should be

No one should be kinder or braver than he

A friend who was troubled and weary he knew,
Who'd be glad of a lift and who needed it, too;
On him he would call and see what he could do

Each morning he stacked up the letters he'd write

And thought of the folks he would fill with delight

It was too bad, indeed, he was busy today,
And hadn't a minute to stop on his way;
More time he would have to give others, he'd say

The greatest of workers this man would have been

The world would have known him, had he ever seen

But the fact is he died and he faded from view,
And all that he left here when living was through
Was a mountain of things he intended to do

-Edgar Albert Guest

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Autumn Splendor

There is just something about the Fall that brings a sense of newness, of new beginnings. Perhaps because it is the beginning of a new school year or because of the long Summer break. I love the chilly nights, the smell of warm cinnamon, beautiful early sunsets and the colorful changes in the leaves all around us. Prior to the storm, I took photos of some of my favorite things that inspired me throughout the past month. Enjoy!

New boots for the Fall
You know it's officially Fall...when Starbucks has Pumpkin Spice Latte =)
Season Favorites
Beautiful Colors
Ahh yes, nothing better than a hot cup of coffee on a Fall day...

Friday, November 2, 2012

Hurricane Sandy: Moving Forward

     It's been a long devastating week for most of the residents in New Jersey, New York, and the neighboring states affected by Hurricane Sandy. School has been out for the past week and many of the roads are still difficult to travel by due to broken down trees and debris left over from the storm. Many of my family members and friends still reside with no power and it is not known exactly how many more days until it will be restored. It makes me sad when I think of all the summer memories I have growing up at the New Jersey beaches, which are now mostly destroyed. 
     But now all we can hope for is the recovery of these places and homes of so many and keep strong. There has been an amazing amount of support from so many, if you would like to help you can do so also by making a donation to the Red Cross here. My heart goes out to all those who were deeply affected by Hurricane Sandy, God Bless. 

{A few memories from past summers at the NJ Shore}