This family is so special to me for so many reasons! Not only did we all go to Bates College together and I got to play basketball with Val, but I also did an overnight visit with Val when I was first looking into going to Bates and hoping to play sports there. That overnight let to one of the best decisions I ever could’ve made and I have Val to thank for that! Then flash forward a few years – Val and Ben were the first couple to ever believe in LDP photography back in 2015 when this little business of mine was just a pipe dream! I still remember meeting up for a drink with Val to talk about her wedding day and all things photography and being so excited that they trusted me to document their big day. Their engagement session was one of my very first and even before that, their pup, George, was basically my first ever dog model! I am beyond grateful to these two for their constant support since day 1 and now I can’t believe that they’ve grown not only into a family of 4, but now a family of 5 with the addition of the most adorable baby girl, Natalie!
I have so many favorites from Natalie’s newborn session and I even included a few fun BTS of Alden at the very bottom! I still can’t get over how big Alden is now and he definitely kept us on our toes during their session! As always, George was the sweetest pup ever and let us lay Natalie on him 🙂
Val and Ben, you have such a beautiful family and I can’t thank you enough for trusting me to capture so many incredible milestones in your lives! From your first baby George, to your engagement, to your epic NYE wedding(!!), to Alden, and now Natalie – I can’t even begin to express what a true honor and joy it has been to see your love grow into a wonderful family! Love you guys!!