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It’s been a while. Five months and four days to be exact.

So how have you been? 😉

It’s been a busy spring, summer and fall which means some things were overlooked, not prioritized and left on the back burner to simmer for too long. In this case, it’s boiled over and the pot is burnt. Whoops.

I remember when blogs were IT. The go to place for you to catch up on your favorite creatives’ newest work–to soak up all the viusal and written goodness. I’m curious to know how many people actually still read blogs. With the rise in popularity of Instagram, decrease in reach of our friends and fans on Facebook, I think most would agree that the community and support over in those little squares makes you feel like you’re being heard. I can spend hours sometimes working on a blog post and wonder if anyone has even read it.

Hello….?

So, I’ll just pick up where I left off last….motherhood sessions. I hold them very close to my heart–especially this one. My sister and her beautiful children. <3 She tirelessly works her business while raising three incredible little humans. I’m so proud of the woman and mother she has become.

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I don’t know why but for some reason these movie files were sitting in my client folder on my hard drive for 5 years. I was photographing this adorable baby girl and her mom August 2013 down in Onset, MA and decided to take some video along with stills. When they say “life sometimes just gets in the way” it couldn’t be more true.  That and the fact that unless I have a to-do list written down being on my computer I feel like I have the worst ADD ever! Have you seen that meme that says, “Men, if you want to knowwhat a woman’s mind is like, imagine a browser with 3,241 tabs open.” So true!  Right now there are 16 open on my iMac including this one 😉

Being that I am trying to reach more clients interested in motherhood sessions (did you miss my motherhood minis this month??) I decided to buckle down and create this behind the scenes look at my afternoon with Scout and her pretty mama to show you all what your session can look like. Films are always so moving for me.  I hope this makes you feel <3 and I hope that I can create something this beautiful for you very soon!

Have a fabulous long weekend!

xoxo

 

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  • July 2, 2018 - 9:47 am

    Fokuspoint - Really beautiful!

mother and child portraits boston bridgewater south shore south coast maOver the last eleven years I have had the pleasure of photographing so many incredible families including some magnificent mothers and their babes. During this time my love of capturing the tender bond between mother and child has become a passion. Being a mother I know just how fleeting these years really are with our children. While the days can sometimes feel thankless and exhausting I always remind myself of this adage;

The days are long, but the years are short.

I hold these Motherhood portrait sessions near and dear to my heart. The connections I’ve been honored to witness and capture for my clients have filled me up and at times left me breathless. In honor of Mother’s Day, I will be gifting a Custom Portrait Session to a deserving mom and her children.

Do you know a woman who would love portrait photography that hasn’t had time to think about herself and that would truly treasure the experience? Maybe it’s somebody who has experienced loss, someone who is selfless beyond measure with family and in charitable ways, or simply does not have the means to hire a professional photographer. Maybe she’s a single mom doing it all, a foster mom, a caretaker or somebody who has recently fell ill.

You know someone.

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I want to hear all about this amazing woman! Please email her full story including her name, children’s ages, their location and what makes her so deserving to stephanie@bellinipics.com. Nominations will be accepted until Sunday April 6thSurprising her with the news of this gift on Mother’s Day would be so fun, therefore if at all possible keep this a SECRET from your nominee.

What’s in it for her? She will receive a custom portrait session of her choice; indoor lifestyle, summer beach/field or a fall foliage session as well as a 10×10 linen album that I will artfully design myself. I will also consult very closely with her on attire as well as having access to my photography wardrobe closet. Combined value for session and album is -1495.

But that’s not all….

I will also be choosing a SECOND deserving mom for a gifted Motherhood Mini session taking place on Saturday May 5th, 2018 in Fairhaven, Massachusetts. Winner will be notified by Wednesday May 2nd so they may plan accordingly. Session value -575.

Gifted Session Rules:

-You must nominate someone else.

-You may nominate more than one mother.

-Winner of this session will be chosen by Bellini Portraits.

-Winner grants Bellini Portraits permission to use images in print & social media.

-Custom SessionNominee must live within 40 miles of 02324 and/or willing to drive to our agreed upon location.

-Mini Session Nominee must be available on May 5th in Fairhaven otherwise next person will be chosen.

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In the spirit of giving back I humbly ask that you share this with your friends and family to help spread the good word!

All my best!

Stephanie

xoxo

 


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What’s the best part of Spring for you?  For me it has to be the lilacs and their incredible fragrance.  They are one of my favorite flowers–peonies being my all time fav! So to celebrate the coming of sprintgime and Mother’s Day coupled with my love of motherhood portraiture I will be offering a very special Mommy & Me mini session event on May 5th.

These motherhood sesssions will be hosted in an adorable waterfront cottage in Fairhaven, Massachuetts.  It is a combination of Anthropologie meets Urban Outfitters.  A little mid-century meets a little boho with a splash of 70’s chic. These mini sessions are for mom and baby/child and will focus closely on your loving bond and connection. 

Sessions will be 20 minutes in length and you have the option to book two back to back for a more custom experience.  As always I am happy to work very closely with you to find the *perfect* wardrobe for you and your little ones.  Kick of you shoes, we are going to get cozy!

I am sooooo excited about these and hope you are too!  This is an incredible gift for yourself. Tell your spouse or significant other that capturing this precious and ever fleeting time with your children is everything you could want this Mother’s Day. I am looking forward to seeing old faces and to meet some new faces, too!

 

Mommy & Me Mini Sessions

Saturday May 5, 2018

2pm-6pm

575.-

20 minute session, 5 high resolution digital files.

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To secure your spot  CLICK HERE

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For those of you who prefer a full family session, we can start shooting on the beach as early as May weather permitting.  Now is really the time to start thinking about where and when you would like to book your session so if you have any questions don’t hesitate to reach out! 

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Do you know that April 1st marks Bellini Portraits’ ELEVENTH year in business?? 11 years!! Every year I am humbled by my clients’ love and continuous support.  It is a blessing to be able to do what I love each and every day and to be able to create portraits for families that will be cherished for a lifetime. To celebrate and as a way to give back to you I will be offering 10% off on gift certificates in any denomination.  

Calling all those who are looking for a gift for that special woman in your life?  This is perfect!  I will send you a a beautiful press printed gift certifcate for you to hand to her just in time for Mother’s Day.

You can purchase your certificates here.

Don’t see the amount you want? No problem, just call or email and I can create that for you!

*not to be combined with other specials or discounts*

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I’m not sure why I bother with new years resolutions….

It’s February 19th and my “blogging at least once per week” has not been even remotely successful since my last on December 29th. I have so many beautiful sessions to share that i just need to buckle down and get the images prepared because I am really very excited for you to experience even a taste of what these evenings gave us.  The energy, the sunsets, the tides, the moon rises….it all just fills me up with such gratitude on so many levels.  I am jumping around quite and instead of heading back to 2016 to finish up what has yet to be journaled here, I am going to take a more recent step back to this past summer.  I photographed these girls about 4 years ago and was so happy to get the chance to see them again, more grown up, outgoing and playful.  The evening could not have been more beautiful–a welcomed change after being rained out twice prior.  I’m sharing as it’s definitely one of my favorites from 2017 and I hope you love it too! 

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  • June 14, 2018 - 4:42 pm

    Kelsey - Hi! I was wondering if you offered beach photo shoots for one person (instead of family). I want lifestyle photos for my instagram, and website! I am an online health coach! The beach family photoshoot above is BEAUTIFUL, and everything I want for my photoshoot! Let me know! Thank you.

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