• Babies,  Family,  photography

    DIY Wildflower Crown Session!

    When you have a canvas this cute and still willing to pose a little you take advantage of it (but not too much or they get burnt out and won’t “cheese,” anymore.) I was feeling extra this day. So I handmade her wildflower crown from the flowers on our lawn. This little pink one was the second rendition. The first got a little beat up as she kept throwing it off. By the 2nd flower crown she didn’t want to throw it as much. 😀 Children’s photographers have to have patience. They also know you have to find something the child enjoys and let them be them. The best way…

  • Fall Things To Do,  Family,  Spring Things To Do,  Summer Things To Do

    Maine Lighthouse, Pemaquid

    When you think about visiting Maine what’s one of the first things you think about? Lobster. Moose. A Maine lighthouse! Pemaquid Light is one of the most recognizable lighthouses in Maine. I’m ashamed to say it took me 7 years of living in Maine before I made it out there, but I finally did it! The view from the coastline is stunning and worth the trek at least once. Damariscotta is the main town on your way out to the coast and there are several restaurants and little shops to explore there, as well. I personally love Rising Tide Co-op for a quick, DIY, healthy snack and my Avena Botanicals…

  • Family,  State Parks

    Return To Ferry Beach, Maine Summer Destination

    After the passing of our dog one of our first family outings was Ferry Beach! It’s a quintessential Maine summer destination. It took me a couple of weeks before I really wanted to get out and have fun. But it got to the point of feeling shut-in and cut-off. I have a tendency to be a bit of an introvert anyway. Sometimes I really have to push myself out. Even though it was an overcast, breezy day we decided to try the famed Maine beach again because there wouldn’t be crowds of people. The kids enjoyed it despite the gray skies. There were a few sparse shells, loads of seaweed…

  • Family,  photography

    On Euthanizing a Beloved Fur Baby and Self-Doubt

    I apologize for not getting back here sooner. The summer got away from me. Our dear fur baby, Sienna began getting sick, losing weight and eventually we made the extremely hard decision to euthanize her. I say hard because you always wrestle with self-doubt in these situations. Could I have done more? Is it the right time? Did I wait too long? It’s tough but in the end she went downhill within a matter of days. Her quality of life was no longer there. She was our loving girl until the very end. I’m crying as I write this. But In sharing there is a catharsis, and I want to…

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    Events,  Fall Things To Do,  Family

    Maine Maple Weekend – Take Two

    Many sugar shacks are open for Maine Maple Weekend. Some are only open on Maine Maple Sunday. So as a local, we compared the two days. If you’re most concerned with getting some tasty maple products without any added attractions, Saturday is your day. However, not all sugar shacks are open on Saturday. Check before you go out. Saturday is the day to get in and get out without too much hassle or crowds. However if you want to do the pancake breakfasts, see the live music, chainsaw artists and other local fare added on actual Maine Maple SUNDAY then that’s the day to go. It’s very much an event!…

  • mommy & me by Briana DAily Photography
    Family,  photography

    Consider This – Mommy & Me Photo Sessions

    May & Mother’s Day are just a few short weeks away which means Mommy & Me photo sessions will be everywhere. Preparing for a Mommy & Me photo session is a lot like prepping for any small trip with littles. There are a couple of other things to consider, too. The basics every mom knows, naps, snacks and knick-knacks! Make sure your littles are well rested (naps beforehand if your sesh is later in the day) and have a small amount of snacks on hand for any hungry bellies. Bring a favorite small toy to enjoy in case they’re uninterested in participating right away. Kids can be shy especially in…

  • Babies,  Family,  photography

    At Home DIY Cake Smash Session

    Let’s discuss how to create a simple, diy cake smash for your baby. First you’ll need to find a room in your home with great light. In my house this is our dining room, which is good because our table isn’t too hard to clear and move by myself. Preferably you want windows on two sides of the room providing indirect, soft light. If the sun light is falling directly in the line of sight of your camera, you’ll have harsh shadows. Areas in the photo will be under or overexposed. Once you’ve picked the perfect spot in your home for lighting you’ll need a white sheet and a disposable…