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    Welcome to my blog and thanks for stopping by to check out my work! I am a lifestyle photographer whose passion is family photography. I'm Mom a beautiful baby girl, Giada Kate, two gorgeous Jack Russell pups, and wife to an wonderful Aussie husband. The four of them make me smile and keep me laughing everyday. They are a constant reminder of what is truly important in life and I cherish being able to capture life's little moments with them on camera.
    On this blog you will see images from my most recent shoots, as well as tid-bits on my family and the occasional restaurant or product review to satisfy the nutritionist in me. After all, life is all about a healthy balance of work, play and good food, right?
    I hope you can see my passion for what I do in each photo and I look forward to capturing life's little moments with your family. You can inquire about booking a session by visiting the contact section on this blog or on the Tru Blu website. Please feel free to stop by often and don't forget to leave some comment love -- I enjoy hearing from everyone!

A Winter Wedding ::: Gary and Rachel

It’s blog catch-up time for me! What better way to start than with a beautiful winter wedding? This past January I second shot Gary and Rachel’s wedding for my good friend, Eileen of e. broderick photography. We always have an awesome time shooting together and have shot several weddings together over the past two years. Second shooting is something I really enjoy, as it allows me to be creative and see things from a different prospective. Rachel and Gary are a fun, gorgeous couple whom we first met for their engagement session in the winter of 2009 at the Dzen Christmas Tree Farm in South Windsor, CT. We had a blast that afternoon and I was so excited when Eileen asked me to help with their wedding as well. They got married at the Fox Hill Inn in Brookfield. Everything about the day was absolutely stunning. . .beautiful bride, handsome groom, fun wedding party and an awesome old classic car. Very Cool.:-)Here are a few highlights from the day. . .enjoy!

Getting Ready — Makeup

Can you just feel the excitement?

Beauty.

First Look — luscious light.

See what I mean? Awesome Car!

Arriving at the ceremony.

The wedding party

Cake time:-)

And they danced the night away. . .

Congratulations Gary and Rachel!

Baby Levi Is One!

Oh Levi, how did you grow up so quick? It seems like yesterday that your (ecstatic) Mom and Dad were running off to Pennsylvania to bring you home. You’re one loved little man, thats for sure. . .and cute to boot! All is can saw is your shirt says it all, you really are “kind of a big deal”:-)

Here’s newborn Levi last spring:

And now. . .he’s a big one year old, just chock full of personality. Keep up the cuteness little man!

Sweet Baby Leo

I am in love. . . .with a little lion.

My sister, Taia and her husband German had this sweet little boy on March 27th. He couldn’t be any more perfect and I am such a proud Tia!! (auntie in spanish):-)It has been such a treat having a newborn in the family to take pictures of. These images were taken last weekend at exactly 1 week old. Enjoy !

Oh the cheeks. . .oh the wrinkles!

More on Leo soon — I have a feeling he will be the star of my blog for the next year!!

April Flowers

There are so many blossoming trees in my neighborhood! Spring is really here!

Henrietta’s Table :: Boston

So, ever since I started blogging back in 2008 I have wanted to incorporate food/food product and restaurant reviews in my blog. You see, my degree is in nutrition & dietetics  so this kind of thing comes naturally to me and I have to admit I am a food blog junkie. It’s such a great way to share all the new, great products available now as well as to give a lil shout of to a great dining spot. In my food blogging segments, I hope to share recipes, reviews and hopefully impart a little nutrition wisdom. Without furthur ado. . .here’s what I’ve been up to recently. . .

A few weeks ago, I met up with my friend Alex to have girls weekend in Boston. She and I used to live together when we went to Lesley University in Cambridge. We both miss our time in the city and often find ourselves going back to enjoy a little shopping and see what new spot we can find to get a bite. My favorite of this particular weekend was our meal at Henrietta’s Table. It is tucked away in the Charles Hotel in Cambridge and so cozy and charming, you feel like you’re in Martha Stewart’s kitchen:-)Henrietta’s menu is based off of fresh, local food that couldn’t have been tastier. I actually discovered Henrietta’s Table from another food blog, Carrots N Cake. It was suggested that we go there for breakfast and we certainly were not disappointed! Alex enjoyed a fruit and yogurt parfait and orange juice to start while I sipped on a fresh cup of Harney and Sons green tea. For our meal, I ordered an egg white omelette with local grafton cheddar cheese, mushrooms, spinach and tomatoes. It was served alongside potato hash and cranberry walnut bread. yum! Henrietta’s Table gets a thumbs up in my book and is the perfect place to go for a cozy breakfast in the city.

Check it out. . .

** Please note: I don’t often bring my regular camera with me when I go out, as I find it a bit cumbersome for taking pictures in restaurants, stores etc. . . These pics were taken with my smaller canon and therefore are not of the same quality as the images I post from a lifestyle session:-)