Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Engaged: Suzanne & Paul: Vermont

I met Suzanne by pure chance. It was during my stint at the local Farmer's Market this past summer. I had put weeks of thought into the design of my booth and how I wanted things to be displayed. And then another few weeks into the actual implementation of the display doors and table decorations. And of course a good few solid days choosing the images I would have representing North Photography to the public! And then what happened...it rained. Actually, it poured. Devin and I set up in the rain and then the roof started leaking on my canvas prints, so we had to put plastic up. And it was muddy and cold and the prospects of seeing anyone at the market that day were pretty slim. Then the rain stopped! And the sun peeked through. And that is when Suzanne walked into my life (or actually my booth) with a smile and beautiful glow. :)

Just like magic.

And speaking of magic, Suzanne and her fiancé Paul, live in a truly magical place.

Where it is just beautiful!

And everyone is happy there. :)

And in love :)

And the leaves are tie-dyed!

And the trees are made of gold.

And doggies smile on command...

And look the other way during private kissy moments. :)

And families sit together and relax.

And there are faeries!

Did I mention the faeries?! Because they were there in the magical forest!

And lovely people are everywhere.

And it is just beautiful.

I am so happy Suzanne walked into my booth that day, because my life has just become more wonderful with her and Paul in it now!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Cold...Bring it.


Please admire my new gloves.
Thanks to my dear friend Kelly, I will no longer suffer from popsicle hands! And they were just in time for some snow flurries during a recent session :) I think the pink accent adds a little sassy flare, don't you?

All I have to say now is: Cold...Bring it.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Keeping Up with K&D: Yeah, That's Us

Recently I downloaded all the images from my point and shoot camera. You know, the one that I toss in my bag wherever I go just in case Lady Gaga is eating at the same restaurant as me or I get to shake hands with the Queen. You never know! Anyways, I ended up downloading over a thousand images that went as far back as last winter! The best part though was looking back at the images because boy did they make me smile! Are we really that weird? I think we just might be because...

We totally have a cat with her own built in muffler scarf...

We stand in parking lots after bike rides drinking amber liquid out of a BIG Mason jar...
(it is iced tea btw)

We make the most of accidents by turning them in to art!...

We transport things by tying them to the car roof with clothes line and then holding on tight....

And yes, we(I) totally walk around with the cat in a fanny pack, because why the heck not?!

Thank goodness Devin loves me and I love him, because as can be proven, he is just as weird. :) xo Kaht

Friday, October 15, 2010

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Married: Kelly & Brant: Whaleback Mountain, NH

Crisp. Bright. Colorful. Beautiful.

That is how I would describe the perfect New England fall day. And that is exactly what I woke up to on the morning of Kelly & Brant's wedding. A perfect fall day that was no doubt sent to compliment their perfect wedding. And despite the chill in the air, the sun shone bright and warmed the faces of their guests as they gathered at the top of Whaleback Mountain for a sweet ceremony that bound together two people in love. And as I followed Kelly & Brant back down the mountain on the chairlift, they snuggled close as the trees and the leaves moved slowly by in their colorful splendor and I could not help but smile. This is what the perfect autumn day is made of: crisp air, bright sun, beautiful colors, and snuggling close to the person you love. Period.

Congratulations again Kelly & Brant! May you always snuggle close and be surrounded by love! xo Kaht

The setting for the ceremony at the top of Whaleback Mountain was just breathtaking!

A family friend made the beautiful fall themed cake.

Kelly made a lot of her decorations and details. I loved the leaf shaped napkin holders!

Kelly's sister Kimmi and I went to high school together :) It was great to have her by Kelly's side helping her to transform into a beautiful bride. Thank you Kimmi!

Riding up to the ceremony with Dad!

Brant watches as Kelly comes over the crest of the mountain.

What a day...


Married! :)

Mr. & Mrs. in the autumn glory :)

A cute capture by Robert :) A big thanks to the Whaleback team for making sure we got on and off the chairlifts with no glitches! I sometimes wonder if I am not more coordinated ON my SKIS!

It was a super chilly ride back down the mountain: made me wish for my own snuggler! Or at least a fleece jacket :) Thank goodness for love to keep you warm!

Kelly and her beautiful blue eyes just made my life all shiny and perfect!

And then they stole my heart with this one!

Michelle of Petals did an amazing job with the flowers. Many thanks as always :)

A little pumpkin bling :)

These cuties were known as the bubble brigade throughout the evening! Made dancing shots a lot of fun!

We'll finish with this tender moment before the suns set. *love*!
Enjoy more of Kelly & Brant's celebration with their slideshow!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Tutu CUTE!

I could not resist putting up a quick share from this morning's session! What a sweetheart :)

A sweet little fairy in her own beautiful garden.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Keeping Up with K&D: 1 Year Weekend

The weekend of Meg & Mike's wedding, Devin and I decided to head towards West Ossipee, NH (wedding central) on Friday evening in order to take some time to relax and celebrate our one year anniversary. We stayed in North Conway at a cute little B&B that was close to town. On Saturday we walked around town and leisurely peeked into the storefronts, taking our time walking hand in hand and not allowing a schedule to dictate our time. It was really nice!! Enjoy a little visual story of our weekend. xo Kaht

When we headed into town on Saturday morning the town green was bustling with activity. "A market!" I said dancing about. So we headed over ready to revel in local produce. A few steps into said market and we both look at each other with eyebrows raised, "there are a lot of dogs here..." YEP! It was NOT a market but Bark in the Park: a local fundraising event for the humane society! We wandered about totally out of place (without a dog) and enjoyed some of the fun things that were going on. I loved this Puppy Kisses booth!

And this little guy is totally asking for "one more toy!"

It was a warm day, so the doggy paddle pools were very busy!

This little lady cracked me up as she wandered around with one of the freebie frisbees. :)

After the park we went on a little hike around Echo Lake. The leaves in the mountains were positively brilliant!

For lunch we wanted something light and had gone to Delaneys Pub the evening before and saw that they served fresh sushi! FRESH! SUSHI! {Let me clarify real quick that we are not raw fish sushi folks. Yet. We are big fans of the California Roll and other veggie versions though!} :) So we had this amazing lunch that was just so perfectly delicious! Mmmm, I am hungry just writing about it! I wish it were closer by :)

After lunch we wanted to head over to another trail and on our way passed this farm that had an "Open Farm" sign out. So, of course we stopped! It was totally geared towards little kids so we were once again out of place (no kid!), but we did get to hang with the alpacas and feed them snackies. :)

Now, we had ONE item planned for the evening, and that required dressing up. My husband, he is so handsome :)

While we were enjoying pre-dinner wine and cheese on the back porch of the B&B, a friend showed up. So, there is a story here. When Devin and I were on our honeymoon in Maine 1 year ago, we were just falling asleep one night when we heard a *mrow mrow mrow*. When I looked out the window there was a cat! He came right in when I opened the door and settled down on top of the warm dryer. We think he belonged to a neighbor up the road from the cottage we were renting. Anyways, now here we are on our one year trip and we just settle in to sleep when we hear *mrow mrow mrow*. Once again I *hop* out of bed and go to the window and there is this furry black face peering back at me! Again, I opened the door and in comes this obviously scraggly black cat who tours the room and then settles next to the bed. Broke my heart to put him back outside for the night, but we made sure to snuggle him a little first before doing so. So here he is again during out wine and cheese time and he is totally saying...

Will this become a trend?

Although a slightly unflattering picture of me, stray kitty looks pretty good! He sat with me a moment before realizing I did not have any more cheese. Seeya!

Our dinner surprise was a scenic train ride in the dining car of the Conway Scenic Railroad! It was really a lot of fun, although it became dark quite early so the scenery was not very scenic :) A lovely evening though.

And fancy too! Linen table cloths and napkins!

All in all a wonderful weekend between our explorations and Meg & Mike's wedding :)