Merry, Merry

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If you are "from away" (a favorite expression of the natives here), you might be impressed to hear it's 50 degrees today! Wow!

I hope you are all able to spend the holidays with loved ones and reflect on the amazing year that has come to pass. Thank you so much for your thoughtful holiday cards and emails (it's been extra fun to see my imagery on so many of your correspondence!). Here's to wishing you and yours a bright and beautiful holiday season and new year ahead!

Below is a comic I received via email from my grandmother. Probably a bit inappropriate for my blog, but you gotta love wine humor- especially from grandma.

Cheers!

#12 Portland

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Frommer's ranked Portland, Maine, as one of its top travel destinations for 2007 (other cities include Tokyo, Japan and Krakow, Poland). Really. USA Today assigned me to photograph two folks who will appear in an upcoming article profiling the city.

Dawn Clemens, General Manager at Fore Street Restaurant (ironically, I know Dawn! I worked with her at Pottery Barn last winter for that fab employee discount!).

Bob Witkowski, graphic design director for Portland Magazine.

Inspiration

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A while back, I stumbled across a shower curtain in a store that became the inspiration for emilie inc: Chocolate brown and pink circles. Now, nearly two years later, I finally hung that shower curtain in my new upstairs bathroom. Fun!

Chocolate brown towels from Pottery Barn tone down the trendy pink a bit!
Other cool stuff in the new bathroom: Mercer triple sconce and Kensington tilt mirror from PB.

Big brother for D

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Last month, Dakota received an early Christmas present- a big brother! My boyfriend J and his dog, Destin (an 11-year old shepard/lab/chow mix), moved to Maine from California. The two pooches are getting along fabulously.


Destin gives me a wink!

Brides.com

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Brides.com is featuring one of my weddings in their Real Wedding section, and can be seen online by clicking this link. It is always an honor to have my work published, but as usual, the cropping of the pictures doesn't exactly do the images justice.

You can see a slideshow of their wedding I created by clicking here.

Cancun

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It's that time of year when the wedding madness has slowed down, allowing me a little time to breathe. Next month we're headed to Cancun for a little R&R and a little work, too. I haven't been there before and was wondering if anyone has any suggestions on a cool boutique hotel. I've spotted a few eco-friendly gems a little south of Cancun (Ana y Jose, Maya Tulum...). Please let me know if you have any personal favorites! Thanks in advance!

* Baby Oliver

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I trekked through the first snow of the season to photograph 5 month old baby Oliver in his nursery and his family holiday photo in New Ipswich, NH, on Friday.

Click here for a quick slideshow.

Such a cute expression!
Baby toes.


More toes!
Such a cute gift idea. Click here for the website for customized blocks.
Super cute nursery decor, made by mom!
The family dogs- Lucy and Rosie.
Doggie smile.

* Baby Avery

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How adorable is this child? Avery is 14 months old and was talking up a storm during our brisk romp on Goose Rocks Beach in Kennebunk. Her cousins John, Madison and Cameron joined us for their family holiday card picture too.

This is my favorite
Check out the ears on the back of her coat!
I asked her to show me her teeth. Too cute!
Avery's cousins

* Carolyn and Todd

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The beautiful texture of the buildings in Prescott Park and Strawbery Banke in Portsmouth, NH, provided the perfect back-drop for Carolyn and Todd's wintry engagement session. Although they live in North Carolina, they will tie the knot in Carolyn's New Hampshire hometown in April.

I have many favorites, but here are just a few.





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