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What’s a Lifestyle Session all about? {Portland Photographers}

Many people ask “what exactly is a lifestyle session?” today we are answering that question the best we can!

To put it simply a Lifestyle Session is a session where you graciously allow us into your home and we capture your life, your loves and your home. These sessions will often be a lot of candid’s with a good mix of “posed candid’s”.  Basically, the session is a chance to get some photos taken in your natural habitat, haha! We love these sessions!  It is so nice to get to see your homes, find out what hobbies you guys like to do as a couple or meet your family pets, see your portraits-your family history and just get a chance to capture you in your environment.

Below are some photos from a couple lifestyle session’s we’ve recently done this year. The first few are Newborn Lifestyle Sessions and the last ones are some that Beth took of Nic and I (allison) at our home, we wanted to do a session since it was our 1 year homeowners anniversary. I hope you enjoy checking these out and it makes it a little more clear as to what exactly a lifestyle session is.

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Mr&Mrs Brennick {Married!} Auburn, Maine. Barn. Autumn Wedding

K&S-4wmThe day Beth and I met Steve and Kayla we knew we wanted to be a part of their wedding day.  We completely fell in love with them and their adorable love story and Kayla gorgeous curly hair.  Steve and Kayla happened to meet at a concert; Steve was dead set on wooing Kayla and his persistence led to such a very special love. Their love is definitely sweet! Steve’s easy going attitude perfectly complements Kayla’s excitable personality.  You can see that they lean on each other, they respect each other and their love is the core of an excellent team.  We were so happy to be there to document their beautiful wedding day at The Maine Wedding Barn.  There were lots of laughs, one dress hiccup along the way, hugs and tears of joy all the makings of an perfect wedding day.

Wishing you two the most fantastic married life!

<3 Allison and Beth

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Normand Family {Two Lights State Park. Cape Elizabeth. Maine. Family Portrait}

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Meet the Normand Family!  I have known Michelle since we were kiddos, I believe it’s like 16 or 17 years!  I can’t believe it sometimes.  It is such an amazing thing to look back and remember Michelle and I as silly teenagers and now getting to photograph her and her beautiful family.  This entire session was a BLAST!  Sofia is the sweetest little girl!  Beth and I were so impressed by her and her wonderful nature, sweet laugh and beautiful eyes!  Tim and Michelle are completely in love with her and with each other, it was WONDERFUL to get to see the love in the little family.  Thank you guys so much for letting us be a part of your life and thanks Tim for keeping us all laughing the entire session <3blog 1 blog 5blog 2 blog 3blog 4

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Fun for the Whole Family! {Old Orchard Beach. Maine. Pier. Carnival. Portland}

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The St.Angelo family was about to welcome their 2nd little boy into their family this summer.  We had the honor of photographing Amanda and Bo’s intimate beach wedding last summer. It was so wonderful to meet these amazing people.  They are seriously SO SWEET and their son Dom is freaking adorable!  Well, we were happy enough to just get to do their wedding but, then Amanda contacted us to let us know she was expecting baby number two(!) in the late summer and wanted to do a 1 year Anniversary/Maternity session.  We were MORE then excited!!!  On their anniversary, July 18, we headed down to the pier and had a blast, playing games, riding rides, laughing and catching up.  Can’t wait to meet baby Jeremy next summer for more family photo fun!

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Cozy Christmas Mini’s

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This year we are not messing around!  Our Christmas Minis are going to be FANTASTIC!  Hot Chocolate, Homemade Christmas Cookies, Beautiful Blankets, Christmas Trees it’s really couldn’t be any more amazing.  Now we just need you lovely people to photograph.  Only 6 slots available and only 4 LEFT!  Email us to sign up today: strawberrypatchphotography@gmail.com

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Baby G…on his way! {Maternity. Eastern Prom. Portland. Maine}

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This is what I did today! I got to edit these beautiful photos of my dear gorgeous friends.  They are expecting their first baby, a little baby boy, this November AND the cherry on top is that I (allison) get to be there to photograph this little miracle coming into the world. I CAN’T WAIT.  I CAN’T WAIT!  Hold on, did I say that I COULDN’T WAIT!  It is such a blessing that Jill and Martin are allowing me to be there with them. These maternity photos just get me amped up for all the wonderful things to come!

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Married: The New Mr&Mrs Herrick

T&T-239wmTina and Trevor were married in Portland, Maine on a gorgeous day in July, 2014.  From start to finish everything was fun, smooth and love was in the air!  Tina and Trevor surrounded themselves by family and friends who took care of them from making bouquets and  singing “going to the chapel” to some simple quality time and awesome dance floor fun.  It was such a beautiful day!  I think these photos will speak better than any words I have… please enjoy a peak at Tina & Trevor Herrick’s Wedding Day!

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