A Charmed Life & A New Book

    Australian born Author and fellow blogger Vicki Archer seems to live a charmed life in the South of France, the place she has found and now calls home. Like many, I adored her first book "My French Life" and her new book "French Essence", continues to drag me into her dreamy world. The photography by Carla Coulson is divine and Vicki's styling is second-to-none. I have posted my absolute favourite page in her new book above. I decided on this one page as I don't want to spoil it for you. This book is definitely one to add to the Christmas wish list! Congratulations Vicki on another huge success!!

    Nb. French Essence is available now in Australia & New Zealand and will be sold on Amazon later this year.
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Lauren's (sassy) Senior Portrait

    So generally you only find us on the wedding circuit, but I recently had the pleasure of doing some senior portraits for the lovely Lauren. We had done her sisters photos a few years back and her mom wanted another Snap!-style portrait for her wall. No problem! We headed over to the East Side of Providence and took advantage of some of the great vintage walls.
    Ah, to be 18 again...

    Best of luck to you Lauren in all that you do in the future!
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Black & Spiro Today

    Here is our current window display at Black & Spiro {above}. It's very bright, I must say, even for me! It's been a crazy week here at B&S. Usually the September school holidays are a quiet time for us. It is usually a time we call the lull before the storm with the onslaught of Christmas coming! However, for some strange reason these September holidays have been crazy. Lots of deliveries arriving as you can see below. A few clients will be very happy at the end of this week once they receive their beautiful armchairs!!

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A Summer Table

Lori and Mike at Linden Place Part 2

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    Connor, our ring bearer isn't so sure about all of this wedding stuff... he looks pretty cute in his little bow tie though.

    The MOH...

    Lori and her dad...

    This is always such a great moment.

    Frank Camera officiated the ceremony. This is such a pretty spot.

    I snuck around for a few "big picture" photos.


    Mr. and Mrs!

    Love me some sun flare!

    Ditto! How can you go wrong with Ruby slippers?

    A few more portraits now that they are officially official.

    We snuck upstairs for a few pics...

    Time to join the party...

    Still time for a couple of oysters though!

    ...and bubbly to wash it down!

    This photo is making me thirsty.

    Late afternoon light for the cocktail hour- sweet!

    If you are like me you've often wondered... "What would a photo of a parole officer and a ballerina look like?"

    Voila! Lori's brother and his very lovely girlfriend.

    Past snapper couple- Walter and Joanna who were married (and snapped) in July!

    The carriage house is such a fun spot for the reception.

    Making their grand entrance...

    First dance... you'll notice the lack of a "dip" photo. Well, I specifically told Mike to dip Lori toward the camera, but at the last moment he decided it made more sense to dip her toward the audience, Bad! Bad, Groom! (Not to worry we'll take care of him later).

    Jennifer made a cute toast to the bride and groom. She thanked Mike for his endless patience with her!

    Proud dad of two really awesome daughters.

    A little harmless roasting of the groom...

    ...inflicted by his older brother... probably nothing new!

    A little blue light dinner action...

    Such a fun cake and yummy too, I had a nice big piece.

    Dancing with dad.

    Mike and his mom look exactly alike!

    Here is Mike redeeming himself with the best dip photo ever! Good Groom.

    And just in case that wasn't the best dip ever, here's one more for good measure.

    The end of a fabulous evening.

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Lori and Mike at Linden Place Part 1

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    You may remember Lori and Mike from previous blog posts... (they are becoming regulars)! I photographed them in the North End of Boston for their photodate (mmm cannoli's) and they also made an appearance at the wedding of Joanna and Walter. I feel like I've gotten to know these guys pretty well over the last year so I couldn't wait for it to be their turn!

    Luckily, it was a glorious day for a wedding in Bristol... sunny skies and cool breezes. Just how I pictured it! I started with Lori getting ready at the Bristol Harbor Inn. Love these sparkly shoes.

    Speaking of sparkle, how about this gorgeous bracelet?!

    Lori's teenie tiny dress...

    Lori and Mike are planning to see each other before the ceremony for photos... Love them!
    She and Mike are going to read each other some sweet sentiments... should make for a good photo-op too! Here's Lori putting the finishing touches on her card for Mike.

    Our flower girl... isn't she the cutest?! She's got quite a pout!

    Lori's mom and sister helping her into her dress...


    Meanwhile, the usually calm and collected Mike is waiting anxiously for Lori to walk around the corner... Tall, dark, and handsome? check! check! check!

    Awwww... he looks pretty happy!

    A little mackin' on each other before we head out for pics...

    I chauffeured Lori and Mike in my very fancy CRV over to Poppasquash Road, just on the other side of the harbor. When I lived in Bristol, this was a favorite little stretch of road for walking or when I felt really ambitious (jogging- yuck!) Anyway, the beautiful view of the harbor is on one side and a salty marsh is on the other. This spot is on the backside of Colt State park and I LOVE it! I couldn't wait to get Lori and Mike out here... and the light was just right! I love it when I plan comes together.

    Hell-O Beautiful!

    Some might say, "Oh no, powerlines!" But I say "Oh yes!"

    I Love Love Love this photo. I would make a canvas print and hang it in my home if this was me... (hint, hint.)

    And here is our salty marsh... is this spot insane or is it just me? (don't answer that).

    These guys are seriously good looking.

    Mike is definitely enjoying the view.

    A little further on down the road we have Coggeshall Farm Road... another fav spot of mine for exercising (wheez, pant, pant). Every single time I walked by here I wished I had a bride to stick in this spot- thanks for making my dreams come true Lori.

    I am probably saying something ridiculous here.

    There, that's better. Turns out that Mike is crazy for stone walls, stone houses, anything stone- so I was instantly the hero for choosing this spot. I love being the hero!

    So pretty.

    Ooooh, I love this photo too- second fav of the day. If this was me, I would probably need a second canvas of this print in my home. (shameless hinting here).

    I picked this spot for Lori and Mike to exchange their cards... I gave them a few minutes of privacy to read them to each other. I resisted the urge to hide in the vines like the paparazzi.

    But, I did manage to get this portrait of Mike before we left... I call it "Mike gets stoned."

    Now it's time to head over to Linden Place for some bridal party and family photos...

    Here's Lori with her lovely maids and flowergirl.

    I love this photo! How handsome are these three?!

    Linden Place has a very vintage feel to it. I love the vintage feel of this photo.

    ...and this one too.

    I love the colors of fall. Lori's family friend Mary Lally of Five Petals created all the beautiful bouquets and arrangements.

    I was really excited about this photo when I took it. I love everything about it. I bet Lori's parents would like a canvas print of this photo. (okay- I'll stop).


    Lori's fam...

    Mike's fam...

    ...the newest addition to Mike's fam... how cute!

    The programs looked so pretty hanging from the back of the chairs.

    Lori's sister Jennifer- another beauty!

    One of the best things about Linden Place is the very cool staircase.

    It's almost show time...

    I really like this photo of Lori, she looks so sweet and a little nervous.

    Time to get married!

    Stay tuned tomorrow for the ceremony and the reception!
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