Rochelle and Mike call Las Vegas home, so I was surprised and delighted when they announced a last minute trip to Maine to do some planning for their Boothbay wedding later this year! We wandered along the rocky shoreline of Ogunquit and Rochelle and Mike totally brought it as we made the most of Maine’s awesome coast!

Meet Rochelle & Mike!


Thank you so much, Rochele & Mike!! See you soon!!


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  • Aunt LoriJuly 23, 2015 - 9:08 pm

    What a beautiful couple and the background is perfect!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Nanch SmithJuly 21, 2015 - 8:38 pm

    Mike and Rochelle, all of your engagement pictures are beautiful. I especially love the ones where you are wearing your grandmothers wedding dress. Stunning!ReplyCancel

  • Debra FerreiraJuly 17, 2015 - 5:42 pm

    The engagement photos of my son and Rochelle are so beautiful…. Their personalities are so eloquently captured by the photographer. I’ll cherish them for a lifetime!

    Debra FerreiraReplyCancel

  • Jill WiaterJuly 17, 2015 - 10:10 am

    What beautiful pictures that captured a special time for this beautiful couple!ReplyCancel

  • S MuldrowJuly 16, 2015 - 6:11 pm

    The natural light is superb in all the photos, and Rochelle and Mike look so happy and relaxed. The sunset photos are especially beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Susan BartosJuly 16, 2015 - 3:01 pm

    So beautiful and natural, not sure how you captured the inter happiness but the pictures glow with smiles.ReplyCancel

  • Claire Hunt PhDJuly 16, 2015 - 2:55 pm

    What a setting! The pictures capture the total happiness of the future for Rochelle and Mike. Nothing seemed posed or artificial. Each has a spontaneous air. Thank you for sharing. The setting was chosen perfectly to contrast the sophisticated Las Vegas couple with the raw beauty of the Maine coast. Rochelle has not missed a summer here in her whole life literally.ReplyCancel

  • Allison BlackJuly 13, 2015 - 9:28 pm

    ???? So lovely!! I can’t wait to see you both get married in Maine! It looks so beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • ClaudetteJuly 13, 2015 - 7:39 pm

    Amazing photos! Can’t wait for the wedding 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Nancy mJuly 13, 2015 - 6:34 pm

    beautiful people! Beautiful place! Beautiful pictures!!!ReplyCancel

  • Robin ValentaJuly 13, 2015 - 5:54 pm

    AMAZING pictures!!!! You two are so photogenic and a perfect couple! So happy for you.ReplyCancel

  • SueJuly 13, 2015 - 4:50 pm

    Really lovely photosReplyCancel

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  • Melody PassmanJuly 13, 2015 - 1:39 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous! I love how these photos captured the bride and groom that you are!!! Thank you for sharing!!ReplyCancel

  • Mike FerreiraJuly 13, 2015 - 1:33 pm

    I LOVE our pictures!!! Greaet jobReplyCancel

  • Ashley WakutaJuly 13, 2015 - 12:58 pm

    These are absolutely beautiful and truly defines the 2 of you perfectly. Enjoy the rest of your lives together! xoxoxReplyCancel

  • Owen HamiltonJuly 13, 2015 - 12:44 pm

    These pictures are amazing!! How did Mike get so lucky?!?!?!?!ReplyCancel

  • RochelleJuly 13, 2015 - 12:19 pm

    These are so perfect! I cannot wait for you to shoot the wedding! Only 46 days!! 🙂ReplyCancel

I recently met up with high-school sweethearts Leah and Joe! While their wedding will take place in Maine later this year, they call Boston home, so we thought their engagement session would be a great time to capture a little of their own backyard! These two are game for anything and INSANELY fun, and we just couldn’t stop until the very last light left the Boston skyline!

Without further ado, meet Leah & Joe!!!


Thank you both SO much!!! I can’t wait for your big day!!!


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  • Alison FairJuly 15, 2015 - 7:47 am

    The photos captured the wonderful couple! Beautiful!!ReplyCancel

  • KatieJuly 13, 2015 - 10:28 am

    The pictures came out great! Nice accessories 😉
    Looking forward to celebrating with you in October!ReplyCancel

  • LeahJuly 13, 2015 - 10:03 am

    Thank you so much Cindy!! We had a great time hanging out with you and the pictures came out great! Can’t wait for October 3rd 🙂ReplyCancel

There is no appropriate way to begin this post without a confession and apology for the 2014 Challenge! While the team did just amazingly (raising more than $4000!!), I, personally dropped the proverbial ball when it came to organization and support and then rounded out my failure as a captain by getting stuck in an airport across the big blue sea and missing the entire event! Yikes. I cannot begin to express my gratitude to everyone who participated and rallied those donations despite my shortcomings and I am overwhelmed again and again by just how amazing the people I get to call “clients” really are!


The 2015 Dempsey Challenge.

It’s ON. And I am ready to make up for last year’s slack like you wouldn’t believe!

In case you missed why this event has come to pass and why it’s so important to me to contribute in a real and tangible way to the phenomenal Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing, take a look at this post from 2013. My own history with cancer and the many stories I’ve been touched by over the years has me convinced that there is a real need being met by the Center. It shouldn’t cost a dime to get the support needed to cope with all of the ways cancer affects a person’s life beyond the fact of illness. From reiki to nutrition to support groups to simply being a place of understanding and restfulness, the Center offers an incredible array of integrative medicine and services to all those affected in any way, be them patients, survivors, family, friends, co-workers, or neighbors. And they offer that array absolutely free of charge.

Over the last two years, Team Cuppa has raised nearly $10,000 to help keep the Center able to continue to offer free services to those in need and I am asking you now to consider doing it a third time with me.

A few helpful things:

(1) If you are a Cuppa client, this is an amazing opportunity to earn yourself some free product credit! By joining Team Cuppa (either as an active member or a “virtual” one), I will match each and every dollar you raise for the team with a dollar of product credit to use toward prints, albums, etc! It’s a win-win proposition! Want a wedding album? Join the team and get to fundraising and you could earn yourself a beautiful handcrafted album’s worth of credit!

(2) You can join Team Cuppa or make a donation right here or find us on the general Dempsey Challenge website!

(3) The Dempsey Challenge will take place this year on the Saturday and Sunday of October 17-18. If you join the team, please feel free to sign up for any of the events that you are interested in participating in and I promise you a support crew to cheer you along (as well as having hot coffee and snacks when you’re done!)!

(4) I will be hosting a Team Cuppa s’mores bonfire get together on Saturday, October 10th from 5-9pm! There will be snacks, drinks, plenty of s’mores fixin’s as well as info and goody-bags for the event! Mark your calendars now and plan to bring your kiddos for a little pre-event fun!

Thank you again for all of the support this community has given this project over the last two years! It’s been just phenomenal and utterly humbling and I am just more grateful than I can begin to find words for! You guys are awesome.


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You may remember Rachel & Charlie’s rustic vintage inspired wedding last year (remember her awesome 50’s style dress and incredible teal shoes?). This spring, I was delighted to travel back to North Carolina to spend a day with them and capture some of the excitement as they prepare for the coming of their first child! We hit up the Durham Farmer’s Market as well as making a few necessary stops at a fantastic bakery and ice cream shop and then captured some shots with their three precious fur-babies before heading to the Eno River park system for some gorgeous maternity portraits in the forest. It was a perfect day and I couldn’t be more excited for these two incredible people who are destined to be absolutely amazing parents.


Rachel & Charlie- I couldn’t be happier for both of you! Congratulations and I can’t wait to help welcome your wee one!!

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There’s no way you guys don’t remember Katie & Ryan’s incredible engagement session from just a few weeks ago…you know, there was an amazing hat and coastal fog and the best dip ever?? Ring a bell? Well, last weekend we all met up again at the Bradley Inn and Pemaquid Light, this time for their utterly magical wedding! I can’t even begin…there is so SO much I want to share! But patience, grasshopper…all will be revealed in time! While you wait, here’s a little snack to tide you over!


Thank you SO much, Katie & Ryan, you guys are just fantastic in every way!

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  • RyanJune 29, 2015 - 8:19 am

    Thanks, Cindy! You guys are awesome!ReplyCancel

  • KatieJune 24, 2015 - 8:59 pm

    WE LOVE YOU CINDY AND JUSTIN!!!!!! xoxoxoxoxoxo