Category Archives: Travel

Blaire has a story. A hard one.  She tells that story through her art with her sweet pup, Lucy, by her side.

We did some artist portraits for her in her tiny home and studio space near Reno, Nevada.

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Hiya, Strangers! Did you think that I’d gone completely missing? Well I absolutely haven’t!

In case you’re new here, let me give you a tiny synopsis!

Justin and I sold our house in July of 2016 and moved full-time into a sweet little camper with our dog, Tessie. Justin’s a nurse and we decided to answer the call of the open road and give travel nursing a try! So we move to a new place approximately every three months, giving us a chance to see and experience what a location has to offer for more than a passing vacation! We left Maine in January 2017 and have been to Texas, an extended assignment in Reno-Tahoe, back to New Hampshire, and to Arizona next!

I’m still shooting a ton and still taking clients, so don’t be shy about reaching out! In the meantime, follow along as I post weekly to my blog over at Cindy Giovagnoli and be sure to subscribe to get my posts and monthly newsletter delivered to your inbox!

If you’ve been following along on my other blog or on Instagram, you know that I recently returned from shooting a phenomenal running and yoga retreat in Ireland! The retreat was put on by our very own Freeport Yoga Company and Running on Insight and was hosted by the breathtaking Cliffs of Moher Retreat center in County Clare, Ireland. There was something extra special about seeing some familiar Maine faces across the pond and I’m looking forward to sharing more of the experience soon!

But first…

Lucy opted to do a portrait session while were in Ireland and we had an absolute BALL running around soaking up the stunning Irish scenery! Lucy was game for anything, from snuggling sweet donkey noses to climbing around old ramshackle cow byres to braving the chilly wind sweeping off the North Atlantic by the Cliffs of Moher. So. Much. FUN.

Without further ado…Lucy in Ireland!

 

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Thank you so much, Lucy!!!! Have so much fun in these last weeks of high school and best of luck as you head out to college and the world beyond!!

Bethany and Jake are real-deal Canadians…into hockey, good beer, and they are fearless when it comes to getting’ stuff done in sub-zero temperatures! We met up in their hometown outside of Toronto to shoot their engagement photos at a Christmas tree farm that is important to Jake. I absolutely love it when couples incorporate places that are special to them and very separate from their wedding when it comes to engagement sessions…it’s such a great way to tell more of your story and reflect some of the other facets of your life! Knowing that their wedding will take place in coastal Maine, it was so cool to capture some of home for these guys! And, not to brag or anything, but it was -22 degrees for most of the shoot (it got even colder at the end!) and these guys rocked it without complaint. Yeah, dog.

Speaking of dogs (how do like that segue!?)…in case I hadn’t already been convinced of their awesome-ness factor, Bethany and Jake are crazy in love with their fur-babies! You know I’m a sucker for dogs and the people who love them, and these guys totally fit that bill!! I can’t wait to see the fluff balls all dressed up for the wedding next year! Love love love.

Now…onto the good stuff! Bethany and Jake, y’all!

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Don’t forget…while I am not posting very often over here on Cuppa anymore, there is a lot happening over at Cindy Giovagnoli and on the blog there…stop over for a visit to see some recent work from El Salvador and Belize and look for more adventures from around the world and close to home coming soon!

India. Oh India.

It was utterly crazy and completely incredible. Overwhelming and intense in some moments, connected and inspiring in others.

We sat around at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib and talked politics with a Sikh leader and chatted with a group of middle school girls eager to practice their English with Americans. We came within feet of the Dalai Lama and felt the power of his compassion wash over the crowd of people awaiting his teaching. We met amazing person after amazing person.

I absolutely loved it.

 

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I know many of you are eagerly awaiting photos from me and I promise that I am ON it. I am back in my office and plugging away at the pages-long to-do list that I left behind. But I ask your patience just a little longer and feel compelled to just put it out there that emailing me six times a day will not, in fact, speed up my process. Well intentioned, I know, but still not particularly helpful. Deep breaths…your photos are coming! And I am as eager as you are to share them with you!

Thank you for being patient!!