I have known Kristen for over three years. We met at the New England Eye Center, my first full time job out of college. Kristen is a very easy going person, easy to talk to, and fun to be around. She is always smiling and laughing! I always enjoyed hearing about her daughter, Payton, and loved talking wedding and baby planning with her. When I was getting married and going through the madness that is wedding planning, Kristen was definitely an ear to listen to my triumphs and tribulations! In turn when Kristen was planning her wedding, I loved hearing about her plans, as well! When baby fever hit, Kristen showed me several baby related applications on her phone, which I am still using today. (What’s up Ovia users?) Happily, Kristen became pregnant, and I was ecstatic when I heard the news!
Kristen and Mike attended the same high school, they were in different grades. They reconnected a few years ago, and here they are, married, happy, and with a baby on the way! For Kristen’s family and maternity session she wanted the family to be on the beach. We ventured out to Crane’s Beach in Ipswich, MA on a sunny Saturday in July. The weather was warm, but the ocean breeze was a wonderful blessing and kept us cool.
Payton was a bundle of energy on the beach! She was running through the sand at lightning speed, running in the water, dodging rocks, collecting shells which she would promptly give to Mike, taking "short cuts" as she would call them, and singing songs she made up along the way. She’s such a funny kid, and was a natural in front of the camera. She had me cracking up the whole time!
Can I just give a pat on the back for the Roy family for trudging on the beach for a couple hours? While it was fun, it’s hard walking around in that sand, and we walked far! I even lost my flip flops along the way. Just placed them down and totally forgot about them until we were finishing up. Whoops!
Thanks for having me take your family photos, Kristen, Mike & Payton! I had such a great time with you guys. I look forward to meeting baby B, make sure to tell her to get ready for her close up!
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