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I have had the pleasure of photographing this little girl since her newborn session.  There have been many sessions since then; each more beautiful and special.  With each passing month and year her personality has blossomed.  She is sweet, engaging and charismatic for her four young years.  I love that her mother takes every opportunity to chronicle Ella as well as their beautiful relationship together. 

I try not to preach but to encourage my clients to be in shoots with their children.  That one day they will look back and be so happy they did.  And then I think about how it’s so hypocritical of me because I hate to have my picture taken.  I’m hyper-critical of myself and will find every flaw that I know my children would never ever see in me.

While we were anchored at Bassett’s Island last weekend my youngest looked at me in my cover up and said, “It’s ok Mommy, take it off.”  In the very sweetest and encouraging voice.  Then this article came back into mind but yet I still let my own silly insecurity let another time go by that I could have made my kids completely ecstatic.  To see mom jump off the boat, care free, to swim with them to shore.

But I digress…

This is really for all of us, insecure or not, to not let today go by for we are not promised tomorrow.  Capture these fleeting, joyous, trying, gorgeous moments in your life!  It is *my* joy create these treasures for you to enjoy for years to come!!

 XOXOXOX

   

  Yes. The Sky was really this beautiful! 😉

 

 

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I always think it when I see a family with two older boys and a baby girl.

“They got their girl.”

Now that’s not to say that they wanted or even tried for a girl.  Maybe a boy was their hope. Perhaps she was a beautiful surprise.  Whatever the case, a baby is a true blessing.  This little one is not only a blessing to her family but a fighter.  At the time of our session she was 10 months old and had already had one heart surgery.  Less than a year later and she’s had her second open heart surgery and doing amazingly well!  She is their little trooper and her big brothers’ real life super hero!

When you’re photographing a children’s portrait session or family session, I always say the kids dictate the shoot.  You need to feel them out and then work with each personality differently because they are each unique.  You might be able to tell that one of the boys wasn’t really feeling it that day.  He almost gave me  the “I am trying really hard not to smile at you” looks throughout–as if he might burst out laughing it he cracked! It was a gorgeous night and we shot until the moon was the only light hitting the beach  The last shot of mom and dad pretty much sums up how most parents feel after wrangling kids for a family session on the beach….ahhhh, that’s a wrap!

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It’s that time of year again!

I’m hoping you will take a moment to cast your vote to nominate me as Boston’s Best Children’s Photographer over on the A-List Cityvoter!

Here are some of my favorites over the past couple of years!  Just too many to include here!

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You may only vote one time but multiple people within one household can enter via their individual email accounts.  Also, locals be sure to add a comment or what they call a “Tip” to be entered to win a complimentary mini session!

        

 

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  • June 6, 2016 - 8:49 pm

    Mia - These are all so stunning!!!!!

  • June 8, 2016 - 8:04 am

    Danielle - BEAUTIFUL Pictures!! Oh my gosh!!

  • June 8, 2016 - 11:14 am

    Sara Miller - I absolutely ADORE your work! You got my vote, hands down! If only I lived in Boston…

The belief is that the origin of the dreamcatcher stems back to the Ojibwe people.  The tribe, themselves, have a legend about the origin pointing to a woman who took care of the people and children of the land.  As the Ojibwe Nation grew and spread across the country, it was impossible for her to reach all of the children.  Mothers and grandmothers began to weave “magical webs” for the children.  These webs, or dreamcatchers, would filter out bad dreams or thoughts and only let the good in their minds.

When I was thinking about what to bring as a prop for this little girl I knew that the dreamcatcher would be perfect.  Her imagination is as wide and deep as the ocean.  Her stories heartfelt and rich with curiosity. She can get lost in a moment and it’s in those moments you can feel that she is an old soul.  I’ve photographed Isabella since she was two.  Every shoot has been unique but one common link has been the addition of her favorite stuffed animal, Lamby.  

As far as dreams go, I know that dreaming big is something she will always do.  With mom as an incredible role model in following ones dreams, I can only imagine where both will go!

“A dream is a wish your heart makes…”

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What if I fall?

Oh, but my darling, what if you fly?

E. Hanson

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  • June 3, 2016 - 3:15 pm

    Michelle Henrick - Another family I love to see when you photograph. Mamas dress is amazing. Beautiful pics.

It’s Friday!  What a gorgeous, sunny week we had.  Finally!  Ten days of gray and rain I couldn’t get out of my own way.  After feeling completed unmotivated I mustered some energy and got to those little tasks around the house that have been sitting staring at me or waiting for my husband to complete off his honey-do list.  I also had a maternity session with this pretty mama and her son Cooper at the studio on Monday.  That got me thinking that I still really need to get back to blogging and post their images from last summer when Cooper turned one.  It was such a gorgeous night.  The clouds added so much drama and beauty at sunset.  Quite the competition with the gorgeous water images with mother and son.  I’m really looking forward to documenting this coming year with their baby girl due next month!  A sneak peek of the maternity session here and here.

xo

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  • May 13, 2016 - 11:32 am

    Jessica - Beautiful collection!! This family is gorgeous and I just love the location. I need these for my own family!! <3 <3

  • May 13, 2016 - 12:10 pm

    Deanna - OMG these family images are goregeous!! You had me with the sandy baby toes! :) Awesome work!

  • May 13, 2016 - 12:12 pm

    Mich - Good stuff!

  • May 13, 2016 - 12:32 pm

    Michelle Hebert - these are stunning! What a beautiful family!

  • May 13, 2016 - 2:26 pm

    Angela - Wow, these belong in a magazine!!! Every image is amazingly gorgeous!

  • May 13, 2016 - 2:41 pm

    Sara Miller - These are absolutely breathtaking!! My little one will be one soon, and I am swooning over the idea of having a family portraits session like this one! :)

  • May 13, 2016 - 3:21 pm

    Angie Arthur - A family session to dream of…these photos are amazing. The family must be so pleased!

  • May 13, 2016 - 5:22 pm

    Erika Kao - Oh my gosh. What a beautiful session.

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