Sunday, September 23, 2018

Emma [Cape Cod High School Senior Photographer]

Last week I received this note from a mom:

"Hi Susan, my daughter is a SENIOR!  We were hoping you could catch her beauty and character with train tracks in the background.  Do you know if that would be feasible?"

Yes, yes and YES!  I didn't have to meet Michelle and her daughter, Emma, to know that this was going to be a memorable session.  And I knew the perfect spot: my favorite rail station in Sandwich.  It is no longer a working station, but the tracks are used for the local scenic rail and dinner train.  

I knew it would be quiet during our morning session.  How many senior girls would be enthusiastic to get up early on a Saturday?  

We had so many great options for location.  Station platform,

on the tracks

and rails

and trackside.

We enjoyed chatting as we went, and  I loved catching some mother/daughter shots, too.

As we were finishing up Michelle was so excited as she spotted the split track.  Wouldn't that be a great statement for senior year?  I love her thinking!  

I could have photographed Emma all day.  And I don't know how she is going to choose her yearbook shot.  So many choices!  

Emma, this is such an exciting time in your life.  I wish you the best as you choose your path, on your way to new adventures.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Polynesian Princess Tea Party [Cape Cod Event Photographer]

Aloha!  It's time for tea at the Cape Cod Children's Museum 11th annual princess tea party on Sunday, September 9th.  

This year's theme was inspired by the movie, Moana, the story of a young girl's quest to explore the world beyond her island, and to save her people in the process.  It is one of my favorite Disney movies, and such a joy to capture the excitement of these children as they spent their day in a tropical paradise.

Guests were greeted by Moana and Maui.

There were many activities to choose from, including lei making,

sand art,

tote bag decorating,

cup coloring,

mini-manicures by Cape Cod Nail Company,

photo booth with props,

a delicious buffet brunch, 

and, of course, the sweetest treat was the Polar Cave Ice Cream Sundae Bar. 


The highlight of the day was when guests were invited to don their grass skirts and join Moana to learn the basics of Hawaiian hula dancing.

As festivities came to a close, raffle winners were announced for the beautiful themed baskets.

Everyone left with a homemade cookie, treasure stone, and memories of a fun adventure in the tropics. 

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Saturday, September 15, 2018

Together Again [Cape Cod Lifestyle Family Photographer]

Last summer I photographed Kathleen and her family as she celebrated her birthday on the Cape.  Since that time Kathleen and Dirk have become our dear friends, and while they live in Ohio they decided to purchase a home in Mashpee as a vacation property/rental.   

They have spent much of the year adding their own touches;  Kathleen is loving her red front door!

This year it was Dirk's turn for a family gathering, so they invited his children to enjoy the last official days of summer in New England.

These siblings haven't been together in 2 years so it was a fun reunion.  For them...

...and their dad.

As an added bonus Emily is newly engaged to Michael, so there was more cause for celebration.

I think that Kyle and Kevin will enjoy having another brother in the family!

Wishing you all many more beach days, lobster dinners, and gatherings of family and friends in your cape on the Cape.

What could be happier than that?