Sunset at Brewster Flats with Liz & Travis

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Liz had been working with Audrey in labor and delivery at Greenwich Hospital for a little over a year when, one day, Audrey asked Liz if she might be interested in meeting her son, Travis, a handsome clothing designer and entrepreneur. Liz wasn’t dating anyone herself at the time.  “So, I thought, ‘Sure, why not,” she told us.

The two began messaging via Facebook and eventually arranged to meet at a local restaurant/bar for some drinks. “On our first date, we sat and talked for three hours,” Liz said. ” On our second date, we sat and talked until after 2am, after five hours.”

An instant friendship was formed, and over the course of the next year, the two spent more and more time together, eventually finding themselves rather inseparable.

Travis admits, the boyfriend/girlfriend part of their relationship didn’t happen right away. “When we first met, I was in the middle of starting my own company (Tora Clothing) and wasn’t open to a relationship,” he said. “Despite that, Liz and I ended up hanging out on a regular basis and slowly, I realized she meant more to me than just a friend.”

Like his company, his love for Liz grew and blossomed and now this smitten pair is planning their Cape Cod wedding. They will say “I do!” later this fall at the stunning Wequassett Resort in Harwich. We met up with them last weekend for their bello love session. We were already excited to be a part of their wedding…having chatted for ages both on the phone and during a meeting last year…but after our most recent time together, now, we’re just giddy with excitement.

See for yourself….the adorableness that is dripping off these two lovies!

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We started out at Hopkins Bakery in Brewster, which we were told makes amazing stuff. It’s also just down the road from Liz’s parents’ summer cottage. Sadly, it was closed when we got together, so the only sweetness we were treated to was that which Liz & Travis were serving up.

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Such sweetness it was too….

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He loves me. He loves me not. He LOVES me!

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The look of love….

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Laughing with your best friend is just the best…

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Hello hotties….oh, and Travis’s cool shirt is his own Tora creation. (I secretly wanted to be a fashion designer…and took a bunch of elective classes in college. Just didn’t believe it was something I could really do. Hmmm…..hey Travis, need a women’s line???? )

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After some fun at the bakery, we headed to the beach for sunset. The sky was filled with low lying clouds, which produced the most heavenly light, making pretty candids like this easy pickings….

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And the rippled sand at the Brewster flats…I just can’t…the awesomeness of those lines is off the hook! Add in an adorably happy couple and well….

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Two happy people…two happy photographers.

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Two perspectives….one moment.

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Wherever you go…I will follow.

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Sunset, snails and smiling, happy people. Ahhhhhhh…..

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Change the perspective and camera settings and voilá….magic.

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Squeezing the last gorgeous light out of the evening with a little boardwalk snuggling.
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And some more smooching…
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And back to the cottage we go….hearts full and happy.

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What better way to end a beautiful summer evening than with a swing in the backyard hammock? Heavenly!

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Liz & Travis, thank you both so much for being so sweet, and so much fun to not only photograph, but just generally be around. You two are delightful together and as individuals and we’re so happy your mom, Travis, made this love connection. We can’t wait to meet her and give her a big hug! Special thanks too to Liz’s lovely folks, Jane & Steve, who are so sweet. We’re so sorry we couldn’t stay for some pizza with you all, though we very much appreciate the invite and hope to have a rain check! For now, we hope you all enjoy this little sneak peek…more to follow soon! Until then, big love & hugs, Chris & Andy xoxo

Katie & Richie’s Falmouth Engagement Session ~ Cape Cod Photographers

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We call them Love Sessions for a reason….because we absolutely LOVE doing them. Well, that’s not entirely true. We do love getting to photograph our couples during that exciting and anticipatory time before their wedding. But, really, the engagement sessions, or love sessions, as we like to call them, offer a great way for us to get to know our new couples better before their big day, and for them to relax and feel comfortable with us and in front of our cameras, because let’s face it…..most of us are not terribly comfortable when someone points a camera at us expectantly. I know I’m certainly not, and neither is Andy.

Katie and Richie, however, seemed perfectly at home in front of our cameras and the camera obviously loves them! Toward the end of our time together, Richie was saying he was going to leave his job and go into modeling full time (yes, it was said tongue in cheek, but we think it’s not a far fetched idea!). And, Katie, as a former Miss Massachusetts, well, she seemed to have no problem being in the spotlight…especially when sharing the spotlight with her sweet mister! Photographing them together was soooooooo much fun!

Happily, this was not Katie & Richie’s first time in front of our cameras. We first met them last summer, at the Bourne Farm wedding of Richie’s super sweet sister, Kerri. Click HERE for a peek.

We had so much fun with Kerri & Ritchie’s family, who are seriously the sweetest people on the planet! So warm, welcoming, full of love, warmth and just so ready to have fun! And, after having now met Katie’s equally wonderful parents, we just know that Katie & Richie’s Wequassett wedding this summer is going to be a love-fest of epic proportions!!! And, we can’t wait to be there to share in and document all that love and goodness!!!

We got together with Katie & Richie last weekend at Nobska Lighthouse, a place near and dear to them. Both families have homes here in Falmouth, and they try to come down as often as they can during the summer, so it seemed the perfect place to tell their story.

So, without further ado…say hello to Katie & Richie….

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Come on….are they adorable or what? Some of my favorite photos from our love sessions are captured during those in between moments, when our couples aren’t entirely aware of us or our cameras.

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A different perspective from that same moment above (on right).

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Love these happy, smiling, beautiful faces!

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Richie practicing his GQ look….nailed it!! And, Katie loving every second. Ahhhh, the look of love!

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Sweet kisses…

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Lookin’ pretty sexy….

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Hey baby….right this way….

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Sneaking in some snuggle time….beach hut style.

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More sweet kisses…

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Love the happy, full-of-love looks on these two beautiful faces!

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So much cuteness….

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My ridiculously talented hubby has a knack for finding such fun, creative perspectives. This next photo is a perfect example of that.

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Hi gorgeous….

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Love the playfulness in this next one. These two have so much fun together…no matter what they’re up to. Love that!

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Happy. Happy. And more happy!

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The look of love….ahhhhh!

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Peek-a-boo, we see you Nobska!

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We ended the session with a quick stop at Katie’s folks’ house, so we could snap a few pics on the family boat, where Katie & Richie love to relax and soak in the summer fun.

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And, with a final kiss….

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…we bid farewell to these two lovelies! Until next time…

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Katie & Richie…thank you both so much for spending the evening with us and for sharing your beautiful love in such a open way. You guys are adorable together and we had so much fun with you both! Andy & I cannot wait to be there with you when you say, “I do!” in a couple of months. We expect there will be lots of love, celebration and happy tears (perhaps my own). Until then, we hope you enjoy this sneak peek from our time together. More to follow soon! Big love & hugs, Christine & Andy xoxo

Julia, John & Family ~ New York City Newborn Photographer

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Andy & I started out photographing just weddings here on Cape Cod, where we ourselves said, “I do!” nearly 15 years ago. Still can’t believe it’s been that long…feels like just yesterday!

Love has always been the inspiration for us in our work, and getting invited to share in such a special, intimate day with a couple and their family & friends is just the coolest thing! Plus, having experienced disappointment with the photos from our own wedding, getting to document all of the love & celebration for other couples…the way we hoped it would have been done for us….feels like a great big happy do-over.

As many of our brides & grooms have become parents, we’ve been asked to document the next happy milestone in their lives…family. And, we just LOVE it!

Like our wedding photography, we wanted our family photography to be different…to feel REAL, EMOTIONAL and full of LOVE, not those stiff, everybody posed perfectly in matching outfits we’d seen so much of. Instead, we like to capture families as they are….playful, serious, silly, chaotic, quiet, happy, sad, exhausted, energetic, and perfectly imperfect.

Today, this style of photography has a name…lifestyle photography, and while I’m not too keen on labeling what we do, I think it’s a pretty accurate description of how we like to photograph families.

Although both Andy & I photograph our families together, when it comes to newborn photography, which usually involves going to a family’s home and spending a few hours photographing the baby and new parents where they are most comfortable, we’ve found that having two of us there can be a bit too much. And, being that I am obsessed with babies, it seemed only natural (this is code for I insisted) that I be the one to do the baby stuff. And, I think I’ve found my calling, at least that’s how I feel whenever I spend time with this family you’re about to see.

Julia & John have been in our lives for nearly six years. We photographed their bello love session (aka engagement session) and wedding here on Cape Cod and right from the first hello, we were smitten. But, just days before their wedding, we experienced some profound loss and Julia & John were amazing. We loved them before, but that really sealed the deal for me, and they will forever hold a special place in my heart.

So, when they called and asked if I’d photograph their son Brady in 2014, I was overjoyed. I’m not sure they fully appreciated how much sharing those intimate moments with them in their home, with sweet Brady, meant to me. Or maybe they did, because just before Christmas, they asked me to come back, to photograph their newest addition, Baby Chase, who like his big brother, quickly stole my heart.

I arrived in New York City, to their midtown apartment, late on a Friday night. We chatted until way past any of our bedtimes and in the  morning, I began chronicling the life of young parents with a newborn and toddler.

It was interesting for me…I found myself wanting to provide the exact same experience for all of us that was had when it was just John, Julia & Brady, and yet, I didn’t want to take the exact same photos. But, I quickly discovered that life isn’t the same when three becomes four, so I shifted my focus, let things unfold naturally and documented Julia & John’s new life…which is just as beautiful, full of love and perfect imperfection as ever and as any of us could ever hope ours to be.

Although we don’t have little lovebugs of our own, whenever our nieces & nephews sleep over, Andy & I love to take a morning selfie of all of us snuggling in bed. Usually, the kids wake up and run into our room and jump in bed with us. It’s THE BEST! We chat, make silly faces, have tickle fights, and document these moments. There’s something about the stillness of the early morning, when we gather together among the pillows, where nothing else in the world matters, and it fills my heart with such joy. So I thought it would be fun to do this with these lovebugs and document their special morning moment…where the chaos and exhaustion melts away and all there is is love and family.

Looks like someone else loves morning silliness….Sweet Brady, aka Diaper Man, jumps on the bed as he plays with his new friend with the camera. Love this little monkey! Can’t believe how big he’s got since I took photos of him weeks after he was born. Click HERE for a look at that newborn session.

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Family time….Mmmmm good!

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All feet…big and small.

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Making your way into the world only a couple of weeks before, and growing by leaps and bounds, takes a lot out of a little guy. Just love how babies sleep all snug in their swaddle.  Love it almost as much as when they wake up and stare at you all sleepy eyed and curious about who this new face is before them. Those eyes…can we talk about it for a second???

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Once again, Julia & John offered for me to stay with them prior to the session, which was so nice as it gave us all a chance to catch up the night before, and before the kiddos were awake. But, what made it really sweet, is I got to be there for the start of the day…when the sun just wakes up, the cartoons are on the TV, and babies big and small are in onesies, while momma feeds and chats and meets their needs. These are the moments that seem insignificant, but in reality make life worth living. Look at Brady’s face as he looks at his momma, like she is the bestest, funniest, most amazing person ever. Be still my heart!

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It didn’t take long for me & Brady boy to become fast friends once again. He is everything good and lovely and I want to munch on those two fingers he loves to stick in his cute face. Can we talk about the baggy leg of the onesie for a second?? It’s killing me.

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This next one just screams SUPERWOMAN to me….Julia is so gorgeous and such a good momma. Feeding Chase, while comforting Brady. Women are amazing, and moms…the most amazing women of all!

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I love this next one of Chasey sooooo much!! That smile, that perfect little nose, the wrist chub, gorgeous head of hair, and that delicious baby shoulder fur….it’s too much!!!

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I love babies. I love the way they smell, I love their big full bellies and eyes of wonder. I love how predictable they are and how their needs are simple. I love their innocence and purity and I love how I feel when I hold one in my arms. It becomes even more meaningful when the baby I’m holding and posing came from two people whom I adore and care for greatly.

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I love me a sleeping baby and their beautiful bits….tiny knuckles and sweet little lips, faint eye lashes and fingernails. Oh, and how they can sleep anywhere, without a care in the world. Heavenly.

And, mommas and their babies….swoon! No one will ever love us quite like our momma. And, being a momma is no easy feat!!!

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While Chase was sleeping, we asked Brady if he would come lie with his baby brother for some photos. I wasn’t sure how this would go down, figuring he wouldn’t want to lie still or be able to cooperate, being so little and full of energy. But, he gave me a good 10 minutes of this and I swear, my heart nearly exploded.

The eyes….I just can’t!

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I love that we can take our time during these sessions and let life unfold…sure we make time for pretty photos like those above. And, I do love capturing these images. But, it’s the real moments that truly move me.While modeling seemed to amuse him for a bit, Brady was more interested in checking out his baby brother, and best yet…getting to hold him, like a real big boy.

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Look dad…he’s smiling at me!

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Being a great big brother is exhausting…sometimes you just need a furry snuggle partner and a little alone time.

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Oh the simple joys…..

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Hey watch this…you can’t see me….here I am!

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The deliciousness continued with nudie bottoms and elephant rides.

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And, quietly, in another room, Julia and Chase enjoyed a little snuggle time.

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Momma and her babe….sigh!

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While Brady napped, our exhausted parents and their newest bundle of love snuggle…..more happy sighing!

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Love these beautiful, lovely, fabulous people!

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Love this one too….”Hey, sleepy head, guess who missed you?” Meeee!

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Before we all headed out to the park to relish the unseasonably warm late December day, Dad and his main man needed a quick shave…because what 2 year old doesn’t love to make a mess, especially if it involves pretend shaving with his Dadda??

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LOVE. LOVE. LOVE!

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All dressed and ready to head to the park, but first a quick peek at the city life below. Love how Brady had his face pressed against the glass….

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….happy for some more alone time with his Daddy.

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The quintessential NYC family….these four make walking down the street  look cool! We had a little time to play in the park together before I had to head back home and say, “So long,” to this fabulous foursome.

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Kisses for momma…Mmmmm good.

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Julia & John, thank you both from the bottom of my heart for opening your home and your hearts to me in such a warm, love-filled way. Thank you for your friendship and for sharing your beautiful family with me! Andy & I love you guys and I feel so lucky to have got to share in these amazing moments with you, as you welcomed your boys into the world….Andy’s a wee jealous! Can’t wait to see you all again, hopefully this summer when you return to Cape Cod. Until then, may these moments and photos bring you as much joy as you all have brought to me! Love you to the moon and back, Chris xoxoxo

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