HEY YA'LL!
Welcome To Sapien Photography!

capturing the magic of our everyday lives

I'm Destinee

A dorky, body positive, mental health advocate, funky photographer.

I'm New Hampshire born & raised, animal obsessed (a-hem, self proclaimed furmom here) & married to the most amazing man with the biggest beard on the seacoast--basically, i'm a little sarcastic, curse like a sailor; just your average, heavily tattoo'd, dorky chick around the block ;-)

Introverted and sarcastic by nature, when I'm behind my lens I turn into a social butterfly. I'll do anything to create a welcoming, fun, vibrant, and authentic experience for your sessions! Capturing real emotions, real moments, is vital and is the backbone of my business. My goal is to Capture Your Magic! In November of 2019 I expanded Sapien Photography to bring on a small team of 2 SUPER talented second photographers, an amazing videographer, and my husband, Kenny, as an assistant!

So if you're ready for a session that's not boring and like being in the JC Penny Studios in 1998, if you're ready to work with someone who's a bit of a dork, willing to do anything to make you laugh, with a team dedicated to making your day absolutely fucking amazing--let's get tacos or coffee and chat ;)

Meet the Sapien Photography Team!

I am a wedding and family photographer currently located in southern New Hampshire where I live with my husband and our house plants!
  
I recently moved back to NH from Wisconsin, and I am glad to be back where the mountains surround me and the Ocean is my back yard!

I love my small town, and, on a perfect day, you can find me: kayaking on the river, taking a long walk (sometimes up a mountain), or sitting around a fire roasting s'mores under the stars!

emma

2nd photographer + Dr who fanatic



Hey y'all! I’m Ashlie and I photograph families + couples. I was born and raised on the East Coast…my dad was in the Marine Corps. But the place I have lived the longest is South Carolina. Hence the “y’all” and my lack of understanding what “winterizing” is in New England. Later, I married my husband who was also in the Marine Corps. So, I guess you can say I understand sarcasm and last minute decisions. HAHA! I’m pretty mello but when I get SUPER excited about something, I show it. I’m a bit of an introvert, but will have word vomit once you get to know me 😉

We have 2 children, Auden & Charleigh. I have some much overwhelming love and joy for them, but my son can tend to be a sour-patch kid <3 I have 2 puppy-dogs (because they’ll be puppy-dogs FUR-ever) and 2 fluff ball cats. I want a farm one day where I’ll sell chicken eggs and call them “Butt Nuggets”.

I want you to be able to look back and have your heart SO FULL of happiness knowing you can re-live that moment because it was all documented.

ASHLIE

2nd photographer + pro at excitement

When you book your video + photography package with us, here's a little sampler of the magic you'll get!

I'm Kenny--Destinee's husband and dog-dad to Fry! I was born in Lynn, MA and moved up to NH in 2017 and haven't looked back. 

When I'm not helping Destinee with weddings and sessions, I spend my time building, trying new craft beers, cooking amazing steaks, camping, listening to audiobooks and cracking wise ass jokes. 

You'll typically find me running around at weddings getting Destinee and the rest of the team water, helping move lights, props,  helping grooms + groomsmen fix ties, and in general helping everyone stay calm, on time, and in good spirits.

kenny

assistant + professional joke-maker

Hello y’all, my name is Natalia and I’m wedding elopement and portrait videographer/photographer based in Massachusetts.

Born in Russia and raised in Czech Republic somehow ended up in New England, so it shouldn't be a surprise that I absolutely love traveling for videography.

On normal day usually you can find me drinking coffee (LOL)

I’m hopeless romantic who’s loves LOVE and my goal with videography is to capture the raw, intimate, emotional moments that truly capture the essence of YOU.

natalia

videographer + lover of tacos

From the mountains

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There is magic in the everyday family + couple, and I'm here to show you just that.

Y O U.

We live in a day and age of constant comparison thanks to social media. Because of this, we constantly have the idea of perfection shoved down our throats--the perfect family, the perfect home, the perfect relationship; high end clothing, lavish vacations--and I'm here to say FUCK that noise. Give me the chaos. Give me the mix-matched socks. Give me the messy homes filled with kids rumbling the walls with deep belly laughter--give me REAL LIFE.

THAT is what is magical to me. THAT is what is "instagram worthy" ... despite what is shoved down our throats; the average, everyday family & couple are MAGICAL and BEAUTIFUL and dammit, I'm going to capture that. I'm going to show ya'll just how freaking amazing YOU are. I come from a blue collar family, and I understand what it's like to live pay check to pay check and barely able to make it by--ya'll, I GET IT. But that doesn't mean there isn't beauty and magic and amazing memories that ya'll deserve to have preserved....so lets do this. Lets capture the magic of the everyday and redefine what "instagram worthy" really means.

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We aim to give you more than you thought possible. After all, you deserve it.

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You can never put a price on an image, each moment only happens once. 

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