Happy Birthday Chris

So today is Christine’s birthday. Can’t really tell you which one it is. That would be rude!!!

Right now she’s out pampering herself, so i thought i’d sneak this post in!

Happy birthday gorgeous!

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Okay, my hubby is the sweetest man ever! Thanks for the b-day wishes honey!!! What a nice b-day…had breakfast with Andy at our favorite greasy spoon, Betsy’s Diner in Falmouth; did some work then had a manicure and pedicure with my friend Pax followed by a glass of wine at the RooBar in Falmouth. A bit later, Andy & I shared a slice of cake with Pax & her hubby, Tim, before Andy & I headed out for a late-night dinner at Heather’s, a new restaurant in Mashpee. Yummmy!

Andy’s post inspired me to go dig out an old baby photo in celebration of my birthday. Unfortunately, our photos are packed who knows where, and this was all I could find handy. It’s a picture of me with my mom, just before my first birthday. My mom’s stylish clothes and the wooden high chair will likely give my age away slightly. The crazy thing is my mom was just 22 when this photo was taken. Needless to say, I’m quite a bit older than that now!!! Looks like I’m shoving food in my face and slightly irritated for the interruption of a photo….I guess some things never change!

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Giving Thanks for Family…

Will & Andrea are getting married next summer at Andrea’s family’s summer home in Woods Hole and wanted us to take some photos of their family while everyone was here visiting for Thanksgiving. Will & Andrea live in Manhattan and the rest of Andrea’s family ~ mom & dad: Joan & Ed; brother, Jaime, and his wife Monica, along with their adorable son, Mazelen (sorry guys not sure on the spelling of that!) ~ all live in or around San Francisco so it’s not often that they are all together. We had the pleasure of being there with them last Friday. It was chilll-YY to say the least, but that didn’t stop us from having some fun with everyone and getting some great shots. A special shout out to Will who went without a coat…what a trooper!

Here’s the family snuggling in close to stay warm.

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First grandchildren have a way of captivating their family audience. Mazzy was no exception:

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Joan & Ed lead the way down to the beach for photos. Joan earns a big gold star for her participation in the day. She had recently underwent a massive chemo treatment and was feeling drained, but happily tapped her reserves to be there with her family for some holiday photos.

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Three generations of Osborns:

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Nana & Papa snuggle in:

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The things parents will do to get a reaction from their kids….Jamie we loved your commitment!

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While the rest of the family headed back to the house to thaw out, Will & Andrea took a few minutes for some fun portraits….just a little practice before our engagement session in the spring:

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Love this angle focusing on Will’s engagement ring….how cool that he got one too!!!

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sooo in love….

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Auntie Andrea snuggling with her love bug:

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A big thank you to the Osborn family (and family-member-to-be, Will). We really enjoyed getting to know you all a little and are looking forward to spending some more time together and to meeting Will’s side of the family at the wedding in July! Happy Holiday and warmest wishes, Christine & Andy

A painful goodbye…

We got some sad news today. After a brief, but brave battle with cancer, our friend Paul Foxcroft passed away last Tuesday. We met Paul in September, when we photographed the wedding of his son, Simon, and daughter-in-law, Megan. We instantly clicked with Megan & Simon, who like us found love across the pond. Simon, like Andy, is English and Megan, like me, is American. But, it was more than that connection that drew us to them. They are such amazing people, with kind hearts, and an infectious love for life. So, we were devastated when we heard the news that Paul was diagnosed with cancer and might not be able to come to the wedding. Against the odds, Paul made it to the wedding and was there to walk his son down the aisle, with his wife and oldest son, Johnny, at his side.

It was a wonderful wedding and the love in the air was absolutely palpable. We felt so honored to have been there with both families on such an important day!

Unfortunately, Paul quickly took a turn for the worse upon returning to England. We heard today from Meg’s maid of honor, Hilary, that Paul passed away with his family by his side. Although we didn’t know Paul well, we feel the pain his family is going through and wanted to show our sympathy by putting together some images of Paul on that very special day.

Simon, Johnny, Kat, Andrea, Meg & Nora, please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. xoxo Chris & Andy