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!

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A little more than a year ago, I began to wonder. I wondered if it always really made sense to share some of my random thoughts here on what is, really, a wedding and family portrait site. I wondered where things like my travel photography fit in and the bits of editorial and stock. I wondered how to accommodate the amazing people who approached me about purchasing some of my travel images for display in their own homes. I wondered what it might look like to create a landing place for not only my “other” photography, but the rest of my passions and the writing that I’ve wanted to share here, but seemed out of place.

So I began to brainstorm. And sketch out ideas. I drove Justin batty as I attempted to articulate what I wanted to build, repeating and honing concepts off the sounding board of his endlessly patient ear. When I began to have a general, but increasingly concrete  vision in mind, I reached out to Kelsy Stromski of Refinery 43. You may remember Kelsy’s drop-dead-unbelievably-stunning wedding, but what you may not have realized is that she is a brilliant, creative, intuitive, and simply all-around amazing designer and branding consultant.  Long before any signs of a logo began, there were illuminating discussions as Kelsy pushed me to refine my vision over and over, until I had clearly defined what was at the heart of this endeavor. That process was unbelievably rewarding in and of itself!

And so.

Here we are.

Launch day.

I am shaking in my proverbial {winter!} boots as I put this new baby out into the world. Head over to the new site if you’d like to see what all this fuss was about, what all these months of work have built. I hope you’ll hang out for a minute and spend a little time checking things out.

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There’s a new blog and that is where I’ll be posting with much greater frequency from this point forward. But don’t worry, Cuppa isn’t going anywhere!

Cuppa will continue to feature my wedding and portrait photography. My packages and process haven’t changed with the exception that I will be posting far less frequently to this site. Over the next few months, I will likely be honing in on the places on this site that could use a bit of improvement and look forward to providing a better user experience here.

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In the meantime, I hope you’ll pour yourself a fresh cuppa and join me as I launch into this next chapter! I’m so, so, SO appreciative of the unwavering support you guys have shown me all these years! Without it, I’m not sure that this small dream would have had the space to take root.

Thank you!

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I’ll bet you guys remember Erin and Jim’s vintage-themed Florida wedding or their surf-inspired engagement session…two of my favorites ever! Well, these crazy kids made the trip this fall up to Maine with the newest addition to their awesome family! I was so SO excited to grab some photos while we wandered around Two Lights, Wolfe’s Neck, and down to Portland for some of those insane fries at Duckfat! Too. Much. Fun.

Erin, Jim, & Max’s first trip to Maine as a family of three!

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I love you guys SOOOO much!!!!

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  • FADSMay 7, 2015 - 4:50 pm

    These are breathtaking! Amazing work!ReplyCancel

  • BethJanuary 11, 2015 - 12:17 pm

    These pictures are outstanding….you truly have a gift Cindy!!ReplyCancel

  • SuzzzJanuary 11, 2015 - 9:27 am

    Love these photos! Smiles everywhere!ReplyCancel

  • ErinJanuary 10, 2015 - 1:04 pm

    These are SO so so great, we love every single one of them:-) and we love you!!! Thank you so much for giving us these moments of our life in still life to add to the memories!!!ReplyCancel

  • RoxyJanuary 9, 2015 - 5:19 pm

    Sooooo sweet and precious! Congrats to Erin & Jim!! I love Max’s open-wide smile!ReplyCancel

  • KelsyJanuary 9, 2015 - 11:29 am

    So cute! What lens did you use for the closeups?ReplyCancel

You guys might remember Danielle and Jason’s gorgeous fall wedding last year up in Bethel or their feature in The Knot New England magazine earlier this fall! If so, you remember how much I adore this couple and can probably imagine how over-the-moon excited I was when they got in touch to begin planning a newborn session for their coming wee one! Well, Rowan made his appearance just as the holiday season was getting into full swing, and I had the privilege of heading over and shooting some sweet images of this incredible little family!!

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Congratulations again, Danielle and Jason!! He is just so SO beautiful!!!

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I realized this morning that I never shared Alexa and Chris’s Kennebunkport wedding with you guys! In the holiday madness it somehow slipped through the cracks, but I’m so excited to share their day with you now! It was a cozy, drizzly fall day, made all the warmer by the exuberance of Alexa and Chris’s friends and family! The Colony Hotel is the perfect setting for a day like this, all wood and gorgeous upholstery and golden candlelight…they couldn’t have picked a more perfect venue! And we were even able to take advantage of a break in the weather to hold the ceremony overlooking the fog-covered ocean and in sight of the quintessential Maine coastline! Without further ado, Alexa & Chris!

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  • KarenJanuary 7, 2015 - 12:12 am

    Truly beautiful photos of the best wedding ever!ReplyCancel