Wednesday, April 8, 2009


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Wednesday, April 1, 2009

"The sea was wet as wet could be, the sands were dry as dry"

When I stand at the edge of the ocean I feel as though I could take off into the air and fly. You can't help but feel the magnitude of God's creation when it's all around you filling your lungs and rejuvenating your soul. I realized this last weekend that it had been over a year since I had walked on a beach and dipped my toes in the ocean. So Sunday morning while I had some time to myself while John was at the field I took a short trip to the ocean. I brought my camera along despite the fact that it was overcast that day..and actually love the jaded mood of how they turned out.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Baby Eliza

Last Monday I had a mini session with Miss Eliza Caroline. At 3 weeks old, she takes the cake (with sprinkles) for being Mary me Photography's youngest client thus far. Eliza's mom, Brooke and I grew up in the same church so it was a special treat to be able to take pictures for her. Near the end of the shoot her husband Michael came home from work and was able to join us. They are by far one of the sweetest little families I have been able to work with. They are both overflowing with happiness and joy at their new little one. Even Oscar, the yorkie, was there to help and doesn't mind at all that this little girl has come in and stolen their hearts..and attention. Congratulations Brooke and Michael and may God bless you on your new journey together!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

"It's Outta Here!"

Yes, I noticed as well the two weeks passing without a single post...ugh, I hate it as much as you do..let's blame it on this nasty weather we've been just sucks all my creativity right out of me..I mean, I reluctantly come home from a wonderful weekend soaking up my love in Florida...where I am convinced they have the most gorgeous sunsets and would like to move there asap..only to come home to overcast.freezing.rain.
I'm over it though and have a fun afternoon with some of my favorite people I'd like to share with you!
Have you ever wondered what a family oozing with athleticism likes to do for fun on the weekends? Allow me to show you...
A few weeks ago I received this invitation in the mail, ha.

The Raynor kids had decided to have a home run derby amongst themselves to see who could hit the most bombs...and invited me along for kicks...thank goodness we didn't have to do the whole "picking teams" thing b/c I definately would have been the last one standing as there are no athletic bones in this body. I did think it would be a good chance to try a little sports photography, so I brought my camera along for the ride.
It started with Brody, Anna and Mike..and MaryBeth and Will came later after they got out of softball/baseball practice.
Anna sporting her "Benson All Stars" softball T - circa 1992 or 3?..ha
Mike hitting one out..I love it b/c Brody's ducking : )

I didn't really pay attention to the score, but I know it was between Anna and Mike..i think

"Little Miss Sneaky"

She's so cute

Wilbur striking a pose for the camera..haha...did you notice how tall he is getting??
I even got up and was ecstatic that I got a hit the first time! (granted none of mine made it past the infield)
There's rumored to be a "First Annual Kickball Game" in the works...I'll let you know if it pans out..ha!
**Disclaimer** - If you are a potential client here for the first time, please don't judge me by these was overcast, close to dark, and I tried to edit them all in like 3.5 seconds...these are totally "just for fun" shots so keep scrolling for the good stuff!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Mud Pie for Your Love

I still remember the first time I saw him, halting my steps in a new found curious fascination that gave me butterflies and the distinct gut feeling that I should be turning and running in the opposite direction. The year was 1988, and I was a four-year-old little pixie blond catching tadpoles in my pink tutu. We were living on Hanscom Airforce Base in Boston, MA where there was always a plethora of playmates to choose from.

I don't know if his family moved in after ours or if I was just too young to be aware of him before..but one fateful summer afternoon as my best friend Tiffany and I stood waiting for the daily run of the ice cream truck I glanced across the street and saw first crush.

To any other person he was just the average freckled face, skinned-knee young boy...but for me it was one of those moments where the clouds opened and a ray of sunshine beamed down on his face revealing the most beautiful creature I had ever seen.

Our families lived across the street from one another for at least a year or so before we moved. I don't remember if I ever was able to utter a word to him..but I do remember him being kind enough to play with a four-year-old (he was at least 8 or 9) and in my gratefulness for the kindness he showed me I made him a mud pie..and I'll never forget his name..John.

Twenty years later I'm a little taller, no longer blond, and no longer chasing tadpoles...but I am completely in love with a boy named John. I still get butterflies each time I see his face and am excited beyond belief to be flying down to Florida tomorrow to visit him at Spring Training where he's been working hard the past month. I can't wait for our dinners, our talks, to cheer him on from the stands as he steals a base, to "arguing" over who's movie picks are best, and to getting some well-needed time in the sun.

I'll be back late Tuesday night so this is my official "Out of the Office" message...I'll still be answering e-mails but if I'm responding a little later than normal don't get concerned...I'm just soaking in the sun, ballgames and my love.

And for those of you who only come for the's one of little miss Lila from her session earlier this week...and yes, she's on the kitchen's fab, i know ; ).

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Twice as Nice

What's better than one gorgeous pregnant mom-to-be?..Two!
Last Sunday I had a "Mini" session with Leslie & Trinity who are sisters in law going through pregnancy together. It's Leslie's first and Trinity's second and I have to say they are hands-down two of the cutest pregnant women I've ever seen. We had such a fun, relaxed afternoon with the whole family..and the family dog! It was so cold and windy outside that we decided to do the whole session are a few of my faves!

You can just feel the baby love..right? Thanks to Jane for sharing her beautiful home and family..and thanks to Leslie and Trinity for such a fun photoshoot! Can't wait to see the new bundles of joy when they arrive!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Sarah, Bridal Part 2

As promised here are the rest of the images from the Bridal shoot with Sarah! This afternoon I had a photoshoot with two really cute sisters-in-law who are both look for those pictures coming soon!