Sometimes (okay, often) I eat cake for breakfast, so you can always count on me to help taste test yours. If I’m not photographing people in love, I’m probably drinking prosecco on the couch, planning my next trip, or trying to sneak new plants into the house. I’ve spent more than a decade teaching middle school, so I can charm any kiddo and wrangle even your sassiest uncle for family photos. I promise not to talk your ear off about trashy reality dating shows. Probably.
I didn’t grow up picturing my wedding day. I’ve just never been one of those people. All I knew was that I’d get married by the ocean in Maine. Lucky for me, my husband Nate is also from Maine so that part of wedding planning was easy. We met in high school so you could say AOL Instant Messenger was our dating app of choice, and now two decades and (too) many cats later, here we are. Living on the South Shore, the unceded land of the Massachusett, Wampanoag, and Pokanoket nations.
Baby Kendra living her best
life on the ferry in Portland
When I say that the unplanned moments will be the best part of your wedding day, it’s because I know from my own experience. Just after I finished getting ready, my grandmother stopped by on her way to get dressed. We didn’t plan it - it was truly a spontaneous moment. You should know that my grandmother is a stoic woman. When my mother opened the door and Nannie saw me, she immediately burst into tears, overcome with emotion. Then, we were all crying. The photos from that moment are priceless. It doesn’t matter that there are signs visible on the door. It doesn’t matter she’s in a floral shirt. It only matters that I have these photos I can look at and immediately be back in that moment, in my feels.
And you will never regret living fully in these moments.
our real, unfiltered lives.
When we give up trying to control every aspect of the day, we make space for the
can never have enough lobster rolls
true crime aficionado
drink of choice: prosecco
obsessed with sheep
love reading nonfiction
hate small talk
coffee drink: iced mochas
climbed the Great Wall of China