A Maine mini session with Janna and Joel

My other sister Janna and her boyfriend Joel also stopped by for a visit at Becca and Kyle’s house while I was there. More portraits!

maine earring

maine portrait

This was the first time I was able to see Janna’s tattoo in completion
maine tattoo arm

maine tattoo arm

Janna and Joel showing me their salsa moves they had just learned in class
maine laughing couple back lit

maine laughing couple back lit

playing with the beautiful light
maine silhouette woman

maine sun flare back lit couple

maine sun flare back lit couple

Becca and Lucy

My sister Becca adopted a super sweet lab mix named Lucy, so naturally a portrait session of the two of them was necessary.

Becca loves how Lucy’s ears perk up sometimes, so I was making various animals noises to cause it.

Awwww….

What’s this large brown dog over here? Time to sniff it out.

I love her adorable smile here!

Jen, James, and Piper

A few family photos of one of my oldest friend, Jen, with her husband and little daughter. This was the first time I was able to meet Piper, and what a little cutie she is!

Janna and Cassie

While I was back in Maine for Christmas I did some fun portraits of my sister Janna and her sweet dog Cassie. Cassie is new member of the household, and came to her through the Collie Rescue League of New England.

Beautiful Cassie!

Cassie has decided to take ownership of Janna

I love these next two as a series

*phwump*

Both Janna and Cassie trying out the new dog bed

Cassie was expressing her pleasure that Janna had arrived home

Janna imitating Cassie’s expression

A Maine visit

The horses and dogs of my family in Maine!

Mom took me out driving with one of her horses (which I had never done); here’s Janna distracting the horse will we climb in the cart. I enjoy the super serious look.

The super serious look did not last long at all.

The view from my seat

I felt a bit sick from the driving, which mom attributed to spending most of my time looking through a camera lens instead of watching the road. Perhaps she has a point.

Lens flare is fun!

Bonus points if you can identify this

Hello beautiful light!

Nap time with the pooch.

Damn Yankees!

I was up in the lovely town of Houlton, Maine last month for the opening of Houlton High School’s musical, Damn Yankees. To students and parents of HHS: keep an eye out at school for a collage poster with lots more images from opening weekend.

There was lots of excitement in the final moments before the curtain went up!

Director extraordinaire, Ms. DeWan!

A little pre-show back rub time

And now, the show!

Dancing baseball players make me happy

One of my favorite lighting setups in the show

Houlton goes to NYC: day 3

The final day with the music students of Houlton High School! We lucked out with a spectacular day for a ferry ride to visit the Statue of Liberty.

I had been wondering how long it would take for this to happen

Getting closer!

I grabbed small groups of people while wandering around the statue. Squished family portrait!

The three great teachers of the trip! Mr. Fagnant, Ms. DeWan, and Mr. Mania

Giant group photo!

Houlton goes to NYC: day 3

The final day with the music students of Houlton High School! We lucked out with a spectacular day for a ferry ride to visit the Statue of Liberty.

I had been wondering how long it would take for this to happen

Getting closer!

I grabbed small groups of people while wandering around the statue. Squished family portrait!

The three great teachers of the trip! Mr. Fagnant, Ms. DeWan, and Mr. Mania

Giant group photo!

Christmas in Maine

I had a wonderful visit with my family back in Maine. Here’s a rather random collection of my time there.

Ivan was so kind to settle down in some lovely light

and then settle in Janna’s lap

Christmas morning… we decided mom needed some dogs to help wake her up. She obviously agreed.

So we brought all three!

My sisters and I made Christmas brunch, and here is Janna’s beautiful fruit plate creation

The day after Christmas we had a dinner for 11, and Janna and her boyfriend had fun making creative appetizers

Lobster dinner! Yum.

Ivan… no!

Mom’s sweet horse Sinna

Horsey butt!

Dad helping mom prepare Sinna for some driving on the road

Sinna and mom!

My brother made his girlfriend lots of origami creations for Christmas

Janna and Holmes

I had a fun portrait session with my sister Janna and her boyfriend while I was back in Maine.

I never have to do much to get them be rather silly in front of the camera.

Aww….

I thought the piano would make an excellent prop

This is shot through my mom’s organ

This one made me laugh