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Winter Wonderland

A happy Monday morning to you all! We’re getting some chunky flakes here and I love it!

I’ve spent the last two weekends in rustic New England cabins… no running water, and just cozy firewood to keep us warm. Lots of exploring on nordic skis and snowshoes.

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For me it has always been a favorite time of year to get out there, enjoy the sunshine and fresh air, and remember why winter isn’t the evil season everyone makes it out to be. Thanks to the friends and dogs who love to join us!

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  • February 26, 2011 - 11:24 am

    Meghan Simone - I LOVE WINTER :) We had so much fun! Thanks Stacey for posting such a great memory. My new favorite photos!

Green Briar Jam Kitchen

As you may know, I’ve been doing editorial photography for Cape Cod Life Publications (that’s Cape Cod Life, and Cape Cod Home) for over a year now. I hardly have time to share these photos during the crazy summer months, but this story meant a lot to me in particular.

Not only did I photograph Green Briar Jam Kitchen in Sandwich, MA, but I also had the opportunity to write the full story for Cape Cod Home last August. My grandmother began working at the jam kitchen in the 1940s, and I spent entire days exploring and stirring the pots alongside her. The grounds are also an incredible nature center where the first Peter Rabbit stories were created, and my brother chose this site for his wedding. So it was truly wonderful to go back and chat with the staff about the old days, and smile that everything still looks very much the same!

All jams, jellies and preserves are still cooked by hand and by season. The jarring is also done on-site with the same tools Green Briar has used for over 100 years. Visit the gift shop to buy a few, or come in for a class to learn the skills yourself!

Check the Green Briar site for upcoming festivals and classes in the kitchen, or for their packed schedule of exciting Animal Room and nature education treks for your kids!

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  • February 20, 2011 - 10:09 pm

    april - what a cool story!

  • February 27, 2011 - 10:00 am

    Brittani - Such a neat story, and it’s so cool you have a personal tie to it. I love all of the blue and the fun vintage glass jars…so cool.

Happy Valentines

I’ve wrapped up a cozy evening of sushi and ice cream with my human Valentine, and belly rubs with my canine Valentine. I wanted to jump on here to wish you all a Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope you’re sharing it with someone you love, even if that person is you yourself!

I’ve always loved this day, despite the crazy bad rap it gets with much of the world. Most of my life it meant heart-themed pajamas from my mom, and that’s just fine with me!

Card from Gus & Ruby Letterpress in Portsmouth, NH!

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Camp Burgess Wedding: Dan + Andrea

Dan and Andrea were married this fall at Camp Burgess, in Sandwich MA. I’ve shared a few peeks, and they’re starring in my header above, but I can’t believe I never blogged the whole celebration!

This was definitely a wedding for the books, taking place in a unique outdoorsy setting at one of the Cape’s wonderful summer camps. Dan and Andrea have so much love between them, and it just oozed into the entire weekend with friends and family. Everyone stayed on-site at the camp, dancing to Entrain the night before, sipping Cape Cod Beer, and even starting the wedding morning off with yoga!

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Back at the house, the girls spent the rest of the morning primping and laughing together.

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You better believe I stole more than one or two glances at this Camp Burgess map on the fridge… I remembered our walk-through (and the GIGANTIC PIG that was running around then), but this day was going to cover a lot of ground and I wanted to be prepared!

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Just to make sure everyone was nice and teary to get things started, Dan surprised Andrea with a song while she stood back at the top of the natural amphitheater. They couldn’t see each other yet.

Dan, you have an amazing voice.

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I loved all the vibrant colors of the day, so fitting for the energy around us. After a few chuckles with the larger group, we walked the grounds for some intimate portraits of the happy couple.

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Sultry…

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Camp Burgess has a gorgeous new hall where the partying continued into the night. I don’t think Dan and Andrea ever left the dance floor!

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I love you guys! Thanks so much for trusting me with your story and your incredible day, and I’ll always remember fondly that you’re the ones who got me into this beautiful mess ;-)

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  • February 11, 2011 - 9:11 am

    Lindsey - Very beautiful! I love all the vibrant colors, and you really captured the (assumably) laid-back, relaxed feel of the day.

  • February 11, 2011 - 9:39 am

    andrea - stacey! how fun to relive this – and right before our first valentines day as a married couple! i love that i get to relive it forever through your beautiful photos – thank you, thank you & love, dandrea ;)

  • February 11, 2011 - 9:40 am

    Adam Coberly - Great post Stacey! Amazing work!

  • February 11, 2011 - 6:02 pm

    kate - gorgeous aceystay!!

  • February 11, 2011 - 11:07 pm

    Kerry & Taylor - Love the ring shot and last dance shot! Great set :) (referred to this post by Meg)

  • May 14, 2011 - 5:19 pm

    cindy napp - Stacey
    looking into camp burgess as a venue and found your pictures have you done any other wedding there and do you have any add’l pictures to share? Wedding planned for 9/22/2012

    Thank you,

    Cindy Napp