Category Archives: Personal

Nova Scotia is for Lovers // Honeymoon Scrapbook

When Jesse and I were first dating, we had three lovely weeks together before he left the country for field research. Then, all at once we were doing the “getting to know you” dance across 5,000 miles of distance, and in our awesomely nerdy way, mostly via spreadsheets. These weren’t any old run of the…

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  • Sarah AckerOctober 11, 2017 - 5:06 PM

    These are such beautiful photos!! ReplyCancel

    • MarthaOctober 11, 2017 - 7:35 PM

      Thank you so much Sarah!! It’s so fun to see your updates online <3 I hope you two are loving married life and of course if you're ever up Syracuse way, please do let me know! It would be so much fun to catch up! xxReplyCancel

New Beginnings

I’ve always loved fall—the beautiful leaves, the rainy days, fires in the fireplace, and lots of coffee to warm up chilly mornings. I also love fall because for all of childhood it meant new beginnings—fresh notebooks, new classes, exploration and discovery. It seems only fitting that just days from now Jesse and I will be saying…

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THE BEST OF 2015 // WEDDINGS

2015 was a year for the memory books, and looking back it seems absolutely amazing that it all fit into just 365 days!  I’m a little behind in my blogging (seeing as how I’m getting to my New Year post in February!) but it’s simply because the old saying still holds true: time flies when…

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  • AriannaFebruary 15, 2016 - 6:52 PM

    Woo we made the best of! Great work as always Martha!ReplyCancel

    • MarthaFebruary 22, 2016 - 4:04 PM

      Of course!! <3 No collection would be complete without your gorgeous smile!ReplyCancel

Where the Heart Is

One of my goals this past year was to photograph more of life at home. While it was hard in between assignments, weddings, traveling, writing papers and just feeling like the day to day had become busier than normal with a full fall semester, this was one of the most personally rewarding projects I’ve worked on…

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  • DrewApril 27, 2016 - 5:21 PM

    He’s probably grading my assignments…ReplyCancel

Way Down South in Dixie

Summertime for a wedding photographer can be CRAZY busy, but even with a non-stop, busy schedule I generally try to take a little time here and there for family time, fun adventures and opportunities to reconnect with J away from editing and emails. And so this month, after he returned from his research trip, we took…

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We’re Engaged!!

Sitting here at home with sleepy puppies at my feet and the sound of another gorgeous summer thunderstorm as my evening soundtrack, it’s hard to believe that 2 weeks ago I was completely unaware with the next evening would bring. For those of you who follow my fluffy puppy-filled and exclamation point-riddled Instagram (and Facebook too!) account…

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  • LynneJune 2, 2015 - 7:08 AM

    Awwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    You made me cry. Perfect way to propose. Congratulations to you both.ReplyCancel

  • Megan GielowJune 2, 2015 - 10:48 AM

    goosebumps. Love your story so much!! Can’t wait to celebrate with you when you visit this summer :)ReplyCancel

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  • Jessica DeAngelisJune 8, 2015 - 1:10 PM

    Aw! I love these pics Martha! And my ring is from Jewlery on James too!!!ReplyCancel

  • […] And so this month, after he returned from his research trip, we took a few days to celebrate our engagement! We started with family time in Utica, welcomed home my little sister and her husband from their […]ReplyCancel

  • […] and I got engaged (!!!!!!!) and have even started wedding planning. I have so. much. respect. for my clients past and […]ReplyCancel

India // No. 1

As April snowflakes fall outside my window, it’s hard to believe that it’s been more than two months since I returned from India. And I had thought that by this time I would have fully processed what the experience would mean for me, what I had taken away from my weeks working with Calcutta Rescue and…

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  • Sonia MarrisMay 7, 2015 - 9:13 PM

    So many amazing shots Martha! I think I like the people the best Thanks so much for sharing.ReplyCancel

    • MarthaMay 11, 2015 - 4:45 PM

      Thank you so much Sonia! It really was such an amazing experience–I feel so lucky to have gone! xxReplyCancel

  • […] trip to India that allowed me to work with Calcutta Rescue. The experience literally changed my life and led me […]ReplyCancel

Where the buffalo roam // A road trip out West

Today I turned 28, and already the morning has been a flurry of puppy cuddles, presents, phone calls, messages and plans for celebrating :) And while we’re still a few weeks away from wedding season, the days are starting to get busy in earnest, filled with skype calls, emails, meetings and hours spent organizing. There’s so…

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Following Bliss // Photo Field Trip 2015

It’s a beautiful thing to do what you love for a living, and even better when you’re able to share that love with 500 other passionate and talented people. This March, I attended Photo Field Trip, a creative retreat for photographers, videographers and other artists. It takes place in El Capitan Canyon, CA,  and the…

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Delhi, India

Hello dear friends! I’m so thrilled to say that Jesse and I have arrived safe and sound in Delhi, India! It has been a beautiful and eventful trip even just in the first couple of days as we make our way to Kolkata to volunteer with Calcutta Rescue and be reunited with my sweet sister Sarah and…

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  • LauraJanuary 22, 2015 - 9:54 PM

    Chet would like to know why we weren’t invited on this trip! I said “You hate to fly, you would never have gone.” And he responded in a very pouty manner, “Well, it would have been nice to be invited.”ReplyCancel

  • MarthaJanuary 23, 2015 - 7:54 PM

    Hahaha… poor Chet!!! Well, the trip isn’t over yet!! Tell him to pack his passport and his lungi and get on that plane!! Miss you both and can’t wait to catch up when we’re back :) xxReplyCancel