Category archives: lifestyle

JadeAnimal Assisted Education

Greely High School health teacher Denise Allen started an animal assisted education program nearly 20 years ago with her beloved and dearly missed black lab Jasmine. These days black lab Jade has assumed the role joining Denise to school each day, taking part in classes and joining students on walks. Thank you for the honor of documenting this important work, Denise! [...]

Pantsuit Nation book release

Pantsuit Nation book release
It's late. But a little something special happened tonight that I wanted to be sure to share before my head hits the pillow. Longfellow Books hosted a release party for the Pantsuit Nation book. PSN founder, book editor, Mainer (!!) Libby Chamberlain was there to speak as well as a few of the moderators and local activist groups. And yes, lil 'ole me stood up and, [...]

postpartum careJessica Thomas

Jessica Thomas
So, you know that time right after you've had a baby and life is a blur and you never thought women actually meant it when they said getting a shower in when you have a newborn is a big accomplishment but it turns out they were right? That beautiful, messy, sleep-deprived, angry, awesome overwhelmed bliss? Enter Jessica of Ballast & Buoy. She's a postpartum [...]

personal chef Amy KayneKids Test Kitchen

Kids Test Kitchen
During school vacation, parents were looking for something fun and different to do with their children. Personal chef Amy Kayne answered the call with a test kitchen class! Ten 5-7 year old wide-eyed hungry kiddos gathered in Amy's Portland kitchen (featured by Martha Stewart in December. Check out these before/after images!!) to take a turn cracking eggs, pinching co[...]

Gus & Ruby LetterpressValentine’s Day

Valentine's Day
A few weeks ago I got together with the gals of Gus & Ruby Letterpress in Portsmouth to photograph some of their Valentine's Day products for their website and social media. In addition to darling (and often funny! see underwear card below!) cards, they have beautiful gifts aplenty. What a wonderful creative day with some of my favorites! See more at[...]