St. Ann's baptism of Grace

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I'm loving how often we get to see this beautiful family and document their lives! This weekend I had the honor of photographing the baptism of Kathryn and Christian's littlest one, Grace. The baptism took place at St. Ann's, a beautiful stone church on the water in Kennebunkport, and was performed by the same priest who baptized Kathryn and Christian's two oldest children and officiated their wedding ceremony. Grace was perfectly happy to be the center of attention for much of the service being transferred from one set of arms to the next. Her older siblings, Claire and James, were happy to be a part of it, too. The priest asked them to help pour the water for the baptism, a task which they eagerly took on.

Kathryn and Christian's closest friends and family flew in for this event, including Christian's parents from Seattle- my home town! After the service, the group made their way to the Kennebunk River Club (where Emilie photographed their rehearsal dinner a few years back) for visiting and brunch. There was a cake in honor of Grace, toasts for the adults and, of course, delicious Maine lobster rolls.

It was so good to see you again, Kathryn and Christian! You have such a beautiful family- I loved meeting more of the clan!

Sunday morning session at Goose Rocks Beach

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With sand in between her toes, her fingers, and- before long- her mouth, little miss Caroline was primed to explore her non-city surroundings early one Sunday morning. Visiting her grandparents from Boston and for her baptism in Kennebunkport, our portrait session marked Caroline's almost first birthday. After a few minutes, we headed back to their house nearby for some more fun in the grass with bubbles and giggles and family snuggles. Such a sweet age, and so grateful for the chance to document this adoring family.

James, Claire and Grace at Drakes Island

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You've seen this sweet family on the blog several times before... at mom and dad's rehearsal dinner, at their Drakes Island beach house last summer and again in Central Park last fall after the birth of their third child. I was so touched to be asked back for another beach house session and you'll get a peek at baby Grace's baptism in a few days, too! I can't get enough of these cuties, can you see why?!

We started early. Despite mornings not being the best time for light on the beach, they are definitely the easier option for engaging young children. Between outfit changes, five adults, m&s and daddy's impressions of MC Hammer behind me, it was a group effort that was so much fun and so worthwhile. I treasure these images and this family.

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