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What I’ve come to learn and love about the beach is that everytime I go the landscape in and of itself is ever changing.  No two beach sessions look alike because of tide — how the higher water line bring up rocks or seaweed– the sunsets, clouds, light and in this case FOG!  When I drove off the exit it was sunny with beautiful fluffy white clouds.  As soon as I got about a half mile from the beach you could see the wall of fog.  This was not like the fog I had experienced the previous week which was much darker and very wet and not camera friendly.  This was like an bright etheral blanket of fog that eminated a pink hue that was sort of unworldly.  I said then that it was etheral and felt it was apropos considering that my client is a spirit medium! Even the loads of seaweed which I don’t care for imparted this stormy “swept ashore” look for her and her twins.  The shots at the end have such a timeless and mystical feel to them.

Enjoy!

xoxo




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  • September 20, 2017 - 8:56 am

    Ksenia - I am in love! This session is so perfect!!!

  • September 20, 2017 - 9:52 am

    Sarah Fecko - This family must be beside themselves with how amazing these came out!

  • September 20, 2017 - 9:52 am

    Sarah Fecko - This family must be beside themselves with how amazing these came out!

  • September 20, 2017 - 2:31 pm

    Irene - Beautiful beach photo session. I love family photo sessions at the beach!

  • September 20, 2017 - 5:16 pm

    Krista - Beautiful and so natural!

  • September 20, 2017 - 9:07 pm

    Melissa - LOVE this entire session! Gorgeous! oh and I love the moms dress! To die for!

  • September 21, 2017 - 5:21 pm

    Cendrine Marrouat - What a fantastic session it must have been. The ethereal quality of the fog and the way you used the light to your advantage are incredible. Wow!

  • September 21, 2017 - 7:40 pm

    Kara - Absolutely, positively… exquisite.

  • September 24, 2017 - 9:33 am

    Juliet Carey - Absolutely BREATHTAKING!!!!!!!!!!

Sunsets, like childhood, are viewed with wonder. Not because they are beautiful but because they are fleeting.” – R.P. Evans

They are something that we see so often but often take our breath away like it’s the first time we are experiencing them. I’ve reveled in so many with my children that they too have become so enraptured when seeing a gorgeous showcase in the sky.  Excitedly yelling from our piano room that faces west, “Mom, you’ve GOT to see the colors of the sunset!” And we quickly jump into my car to head to the lake to take photos that will never, ever do the sky justice. And just like that, it’s gone.

I will definitely hold tight to these last days of summer.  I will enjoy every single session spent on the beach with my clients, hoping that the clouds will give way to the most beautiful backdrop one could imagine.  I spent an evening last September with this couple and their beautiful baby girl, Charlotte. I would never have guessed that the perfect cloud covering giving us a swath of lovely white light would then completely change into deep, firey tones by the end of the night.

If you are looking to book family portraits outdoors before the weather gets too cold, I have availability at the end of September as well as some October dates as well.  As I have mentioned I typically shoot on the beach til mid-October or as weather permits!  Call or email for details!

Enjoy!

xoxo

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  • September 13, 2017 - 12:25 pm

    Hailey - Oh my gosh these are just beautiful. What a gorgeous family!!

  • September 13, 2017 - 1:18 pm

    Shawndelle - These are beautiful images.

  • September 13, 2017 - 9:25 pm

    Erin - These are so precious! There is obviously so much love for this sweet little girl. The lighting, scenery, wardrobe and expressions are all perfect. Great job!

Persistence. 

I am blogging this out of order because after delivering these images to my client the other day I really wanted to share them while these feelings of JOY were still so raw.  We were in touch last summer and fall and through many failed attempts to coordinate the time she would be in the state along with my lack of availability we decided that we would try again this year to book their family session. That persistence paid off.  The night was absolutely beautiful and everyone was on board for just relaxing and having a great time during our shoot.  I love it when people are trusting, up for anything and can let it all go.  The energy and love in these images is almost tangible.

I am booking beach sessions into mid October.  Yes, October!  The beaches are empty and the sky and sunsets are spectacular.  If you’re in Boston or the south shore area and are looking to book family portraits before summer ends or early fall you can reach out anytime for details!

Enjoy!

xoxo

I always start my sessions taking each child separately…

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Then group them all together for the shots that mom and dad really want!

Then the fun begins…

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  • August 25, 2017 - 12:26 pm

    Kara - What a beautiful session and family. The colors are amazing – each image looks like the background was hand painted! Gorgeous as always xx

  • August 25, 2017 - 1:38 pm

    Niro - We are in love with these photos! You are incredibly talented. Thank you so much!

  • August 26, 2017 - 10:50 am

    Melissa Pfannenstiel - Absolutely gorgeous session! Love the sky!

  • August 30, 2017 - 6:54 am

    Rachel - This is such a beautiful family and gorgeous work!

  • August 30, 2017 - 7:16 am

    Chrissy - You did a beautiful job. I love you captured such sweet moments.

  • August 30, 2017 - 7:40 am

    Marsha Pizarro - Stunning family photos! Your work is amazing and you seem to capture such genuine moments!

  • August 30, 2017 - 8:50 am

    Candice - Love all the moments you captured!!

  • August 30, 2017 - 9:00 am

    Tiffany Johnson - Such a beautiful family, and beautiful photography!

  • August 30, 2017 - 1:17 pm

    Shawndelle - Amazing images.

  • August 30, 2017 - 8:56 pm

    Hailey - What a beautiful family! Lovely work!

Light and bright airy newborn lifestyle portraits with Graham and his adoring parents.  We actually just did a one year session for him and will be following up with one more session this year on the beach before fall rolls in.  I thought I would answer some common questions I’ve received to help you better understand my process.

~I’ve dropped the ball and did not book before the baby was born. She’s 2 weeks old. Can we still book as session with you?

A: Yes!  Because my newborn sessions are lifestyle in nature, the baby does not need to be under 10-14 days old as some studios require.  We can shoot the day after you get home from the hospital or as soon as you are feeling up to it.  Some mothers with c-sections might need a little more time to get back on their feet and that is OK!  I generally say any time up to 4 weeks to get those sweet sleepy newborn shots of your baby.  However, there are some parents who really love the wide awake alert photos that showcase their cleared up eyes and a personality starting to peek through which can be up to 6 weeks.

~My house is a bit in disarray since the baby came home.  Is that a problem?

A: Don’t worry about it.  We will pick a few spots in your home to shoot–generally the master bedroom, nursery and living room.  If the rooms we are working in have an overflow of new baby items, laundry, etc we will create smaller,  more intimate vignettes that focus closely on you and the baby.  I will take a look around and move things (with permission) off side tables or out of the way to create a less cluttered shooting environment.

~I love all of the  headbands, bonnets and wraps I’ve seen in your images.  Are those your clients’ or do you bring them?

A: I have lots of beautiful accessories and wraps for you to choose from and also encourage you to include and special heirloom items that hold special meaning to you and your family.

~I’ve had no time to think about what to wear.  Can you help me?

A: An emphatic YES!  I love working very closely with my clients on wardrobe for their sessions.  I feel very strongly that clothing can make or break a shoot. I want to make this as stress free as possible and of course want you to feel your best.  I generally recommend soft, neutral colors but will also take into consideration the color and tones of your decor.  What works in one room might not in another.  Therefore, I sometimes suggest two outfit changes which also gives great variation to your gallery.

~I have two older children.  Can they be part of the session?

A: Absolutely.  In-home newborn lifestyle sessions are beautiful and unique as they focus on the interaction between you/your family with the baby.  It is a more relaxed approach to capturing this very special time in your life with the new addition.  We will generally start with the sibling shots and then segue into family, shots of mom/dad alone with baby and then solo shots baby.  These are often times the images used for birth announcements so I try to create a vignette similar to “studio style” images specifically with that in mind.

~Do you design custom announcements?

A: Yes! Along with other gorgeous boutique items such as Storybooks and Albums!  These are the perfect keepsakes for you to treasure for a lifetime.

Have any other questions about booking your lifestyle newborn portraits?  Email or call anytime–I’d love to hear from you!

xoxox

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Hey everyone!  It’s been a busy summer hence my absence from the blog.  I’ve been getting so many maternity & newborn inquiries that I felt it was time that I made it back here to share so many sessions I have yet to post.  I trekked through a snow storm to get to this gorgeous couple and their brand new baby boy.  That soft filtered light coupled with the amazing windows in their Boston suburb home created a beautiful photographic environment for me to play in that February morning. 

Some helpful info for all of you expectant moms who are looking to do an in-home lifestyle newborn session…

Sessions do *not* need to take place within the first 7-10 days after the baby is born.  Because my sessions are lifestyle in nature versus the posed “studio-style” sessions the babies do not necessarily need to be in the early sleepy newborn stage.  I tell moms when YOU are ready after you get home from the hospital is when we can do it.  Whether it’s 3 weeks out after your c-section or even 3 days after you return home from the hospital.  Don’t stress!  These sessions are all about you and the baby–husband, partner, siblings, and even pets 😉 Also, did you know I create custom birth announcements?  One more thing to not have to stress about.  Hallelujah!

As always, reach out anytime for more information on how to book your newborn portraits.

Enjoy!

xoxo

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  • August 23, 2017 - 6:17 am

    Rachel - Beautiful lifestyle session. You did a great job capturing this sweet tlittle one!

  • August 23, 2017 - 6:53 am

    Brenda - Absolutely gorgeous! Love these newborn images!

  • August 23, 2017 - 2:50 pm

    Shawndelle - Beautiful images and the little ones are so cute.

  • August 23, 2017 - 8:30 pm

    Irene - Beautiful lifestyle photos. I love this style of photographing newborns. You also captured the joy of the parents! So wonderful to see.

  • August 24, 2017 - 3:33 am

    Heather Neilson - Beautiful lifestyle newborn photos – I am in love with your gorgeous use of light!

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